China to allow gene-edited crops in push for food security

China has published trial rules for the approval of gene-edited plants, paving the way for faster improvements to crops as it seeks to bolster its food security. Gene editing -- or altering the genes of a plant to change or improve its performance -- is vie...

This 'zero waste' Japanese building is made from 700 donated windows

The facade of the Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center is striking, to say the least; almost as striking as the fact that it was built from trash. The center helps residents recycle waste in 45 categories, and features a boutique hotel for eco-tourists. While that u...

Thailand gives green light to growing cannabis at home

Thailand's narcotics board on Tuesday said it would remove cannabis from its drugs list, paving the way for households to grow the plant. Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize marijuana in 2018 for medical use and research. Under the...

The US is only the 27th least corrupt country in the world

(CNN) As Donald Trump prepares to potentially run for his old office in 2024, it's worth looking at what his four years as president -- and his yearlong campaign to undermine the 2020 election results -- meant for the country. The answer: nothing good. Cons...

Rio and São Paulo postpone official Carnival parades until April

(CNN) — Carnival celebrations in Brazil have had another setback because of a spike in Covid-19 cases. In a joint statement from their health departments on Friday, the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro announced the postponement of their official Carn...

Hackers target Canada's foreign ministry in cyber attack

(CNN) A "cyber incident" first detected last week has interrupted some of the Canadian foreign ministry's "internet-based services," the Canadian government said Monday. Canadian cybersecurity officials were working to restore those internet services as of...

Exclusive: Coca-Cola is tripling down on boozy beverages

New York (CNN Business) Coca-Cola is turning another one of its drinks into an alcoholic alternative. It's the company's third boozy beverage as it taps into the growing canned cocktail craze. Molson Coors TAP In a partnership betweenand Coke, the companies...

Unilever cuts 1,500 management jobs in global overhaul

London (CNN Business) Unilever is cutting 1,500 management jobs around the world as the consumer goods giant comes under intense pressure from shareholders to boost growth. The cuts amount to a 15% reduction in the number of senior managers and 5% of junior...

Bob Dylan sells his entire catalog of recorded music to Sony Music

New Delhi (CNN Business) Bob Dylan has sold his entire catalog of recorded music to Sony Music. for 60 years worth of music as a "landmark agreement" in a but announced Monday. The recording company described the dealfor 60 years worth of music as a "landma...

Australian government buys rights to Aboriginal flag for $14 million

Oscar Holland , CNN Written byAustralia's government has bought the copyright to the Aboriginal flag, making it freely available for public use and ending a longstanding battle over the design. In a deal worth more than 20 million Australian dollars ($14 mi...

North Korea fires 2 cruise missiles, South Korea says

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) North Korea fired two cruise missiles on Tuesday morning, according to the South Korean military. The launch is being analyzed by the intelligence authorities of South Korea and the United States. It comes as North Korea has ramped...

At least 19 killed in fire after bar brawl in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia At least 19 people have died after a karaoke bar in Indonesia's West Papua was set ablaze following a brawl between rival gangs of youths in the area, police in the provincial capital of Sorong said on Tuesday. One person was fatally stab...

Pakistan appoints first female Supreme Court judge

Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistan appointed its first female Supreme Court judge on Monday, after a nomination process that proved unusually contentious. Justice Ayesha Malik, 55, had been selected by a commission that decides on the promotion of judges. As is t...

US, UAE intercept Houthi ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN) The US military joined with the United Arab Emirates on Monday to counter a missile attack by Yemen's Houthis on an air base near its capital Abu Dhabi, where approximately 2,000 American service members and personnel are stationed, US...

At least 8 dead in stampede at soccer game in Cameroon

Douala, Cameroon (CNN) At least eight people were killed and 50 people injured after a stampede during an Africa Cup of Nations match in the Cameroonian capital Monday, state broadcaster Cameroon Radio Television reported. The crush occurred as fans attempt...

Opinion: It's time Europe got on the same page on abortion rights

Claire Pierson is a lecturer in gender and feminist politics at the University of Liverpool, focusing on reproductive rights and activism. (CNN) Roberta Metsola had double reason last Tuesday to celebrate -- marking both her 43rd birthday and becoming the y...