Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile attack sends terrified civilians looking for shelter

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile attack sends terrified civilians looking for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of rockets swept through the eastern Ukraine city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the sky as screaming civilians rushed for shelter. A CNN team had just arrived and heard the first incoming attack on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second strike, with two strikes … Read more

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a police officer, an official says

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a police officer, an official says

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — The suicide bomber who targeted a mosque in a police complex in Peshawar, killing more than 80 people, was a member of Pakistan’s Taliban disguised as a police officer, a senior official said Thursday. CCTV footage shows the suspected perpetrator arriving at a police checkpoint on Monday, asking an officer for … Read more

Man dies after brawl at high school basketball game

Man dies after brawl at high school basketball game

CNN — A 60-year-old man has died after a brawl that broke out Tuesday night in the city of Alburgh during a high school basketball game, the Vermont State Police (VST) said in a statement Wednesday. Russell Giroux was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, where he was pronounced dead, VST … Read more

Shell reports profits of nearly $40 billion and announces $4 billion in buybacks

Shell reports profits of nearly  billion and announces  billion in buybacks

Hong Kong/London CNN — Shell made a record profits of nearly $40 billion by 2022, more than double what it brought in last year after oil and gas prices soared following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Europe’s largest oil company by revenue reported an adjusted annual profit of $39.9 billion on Thursday – more than … Read more

Couple leaves baby at Israeli airport check-in

Couple leaves baby at Israeli airport check-in

CNN — A couple left their baby at an airport check-in counter in Tel Aviv, Israel after arriving without a ticket for the child. The pair, whose identities are not known, were checking in with the child for a Ryanair flight from Ben Gurion International Airport to Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday. As it turns out, … Read more

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

CNN — Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza early Thursday after intercepting a rocket attack from the coastal enclave, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. In a Twitter post, the IDF said Israeli fighter jets captured a chemical production site and a weapons factory owned by Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls Gaza. “The … Read more

US military personnel will have expanded access to military bases in the Philippines

US military personnel will have expanded access to military bases in the Philippines

CNN — The US military will gain access to four more bases in the Philippines under an agreement announced when US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited Manila on Thursday. In addition, the two allies said projects at five bases already covered by the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) were nearing completion. “The EDCA … Read more

Complications in pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Complications in pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

CNN — Five major pregnancy complications are strong lifelong risk factors for ischemic heart disease, a new study finds, with the highest risk occurring in the decade after giving birth. Ischemic heart disease refers to heart problems, including heart attack, caused by narrowed or dysfunctional blood vessels that reduce blood and oxygen supply to the … Read more

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

CNN — Russia is gearing up for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, possibly as early as the next few weeks, according to a top Ukrainian national security official. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candlelit bunker carved into the frozen earth. For several weeks they have been confronting hundreds of fighters from the Russian private military contractor Wagner who have thrown themselves against the Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, … Read more