Israel was behind drone attacks at military plant in Iran, US media report CNN

CNN — US officials believe drone attacks at a military plant in Iran’s central city of Isfahan were carried out by Israel, according to US media reports. Tehran said on Sunday that drones had attacked the plant in Isfahan late the previous evening, calling the operation “unsuccessful.” The Wall Street Journal and the New York … Read more

Iceberg roughly the size of London breaks off in Antarctica CNN

CNN — An iceberg nearly the size of Greater London broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered significant cracks in the ice shelf a decade ago, but in the last two years there have been two major breaks. The BAS Halley Research Station … Read more

Mummified ‘golden boy’ found covered in 49 precious amulets | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — When a teenage boy died 2,300 years ago in Egypt, he was mummified and adorned with 49 protective amulets and a golden mask to guide him in the afterlife. Researchers discovered the amulets … Read more

It’s ‘now or never’ to reverse Japan’s population crisis, says prime minister | CNN

Tokyo CNN — Japan’s prime minister issued a dire warning about the country’s population crisis on Monday, saying it was “on the brink of not being able to maintain social functions” due to the falling birth rate. In a policy address to lawmakers, Fumio Kishida said it was a case of solving the issue “now … Read more

Nearly 220 million people in Pakistan without power after nationwide outage CNN Business

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — A nationwide power outage in Pakistan left nearly 220 million people without electricity on Monday, threatening to cause havoc in the South Asian nation already grappling with fuel shortages in the winter months. The country’s Ministry of Energy said in a statement the country’s National Grid went down at 7.34 am … Read more

US Navy destroyer performs freedom of navigation exercise in South China Sea | CNN

Seoul, South Korea CNN – A US Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed South China Sea island chain on Wednesday, challenging the restrictions imposed by China and others on transit through the area. Lt. Nicholas Lingo, a spokesman for the US Navy’s 7th Fleet headquartered in Japan, said it was the second so-called freedom of … Read more

Thousands told to evacuate Sydney, as heavy rains bring ‘life threatening emergency’ | CNN

Fresh evacuation orders were issued for thousands of Sydney residents on Monday after relentless rains flooded several suburbs in Australia’s largest city, with officials warning of more wild weather over the next 12 hours. An intense low-pressure system off Australia’s east coast is forecast to bring more heavy rain through Monday across the southern regions … Read more

Thousands told to evacuate Sydney, as heavy rains bring ‘life threatening emergency’ | CNN

Fresh evacuation orders were issued for thousands of Sydney residents on Monday after relentless rains flooded several suburbs in Australia’s largest city, with officials warning of more wild weather over the next 12 hours. An intense low-pressure system off Australia’s east coast is forecast to bring more heavy rain through Monday across the southern regions … Read more

Indian police arrest Muslim journalist accused of insulting Hindus | CNN Business

New Delhi CNN Business – Delhi police have arrested a prominent Muslim journalist, accusing him of insulting religious beliefs on social media, in a move condemned by free speech advocates. Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, which debunks misinformation in the Indian media, was arrested Monday and remanded overnight in police custody, said … Read more

‘What do we do when another disaster hits?’ Afghans face crises on all fronts after quake kills 1,000 | CNN

CNN – Aid groups scrambled on Thursday to reach victims of a powerful earthquake that rocked eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people in an area blighted by poor infrastructure, as the country faces dire economic and hunger crises. The slow response, exacerbated by international sanctions and decades of mismanagement, concerns people working in the … Read more