Africa's highest peak gets fast internet

(CNN) — Climbers ascending Mount Kilimanjaro can now document their ascents in real-time on Instagram, following a recent move by Tanzanian authorities to install high-speed internet around the mountain's slopes. Mount Kilimanjaro is in northern Tanzania an...

US and Taiwan agree to start talks on a trade and investment pact

Hong Kong (CNN Business) The United States and Taiwan have officially agreed to launch negotiations on a new trade and investment pact, according to statements released by Washington and Taipei. The two unveiled the US-Taiwan Initiative of 21st Century Trad...

WHO boss says 'color of skin' behind lack of help for Tigray

CNN —The World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has suggested that racism is behind a lack of international attention being paid to the plight of civilians in Ethiopia’s war-shattered Tigray region. Calling it the “worst hum...

Sexual assault accuser wore 'provocative' clothing, Indian judge rules

New Delhi CNN —A judge in southern India has ruled a woman wore “provocative” clothing, effectively dismissing her sexual assault complaint, causing public outcry in the country, where violence against women and girls make frequent headlines. The district c...

Pot-smoking tourists not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

Thailand's health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country only to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that have largely decriminalized the drug. "We don't welcome those kinds of tourists," Anutin Charnvirakul...

Explosion erupts inside Kabul mosque, police say

(CNN) An explosion erupted inside a mosque during evening prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens of others. Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief, told CNN that the blast did cause casua...

Saudi activist sentenced to 34 years in prison for Twitter activity

(CNN) Saudi women's rights campaigner Salma al-Shehab was sentenced to 34 years in prison on Monday for her activity on Twitter, according to court documents viewed by CNN. Al-Shehab, 33, was also banned from traveling outside of Saudi Arabia for another 34...

Spacewalk cut short by issue with Russian cosmonaut's spacesuit

New York (CNN Business) A spacewalk was cut short just a few hours into what was intended to be a nearly seven-hour spacewalk after a Russian cosmonaut was repeatedly ordered to drop what he was working on and return to the International Space Station's air...

Outrage over Palestinian leader's '50 Holocausts' remark

Berlin and Jerusalem (CNN) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas struck a deep nerve on Tuesday when he said Israel has caused "50 Holocausts" against Palestinians, triggering outrage from world leaders and a social media storm. "From 1947 to the pr...

Tencent suffers first ever drop in quarterly revenue

Hong Kong China's Tencent reported on Wednesday its first ever quarterly sales fall, hurt by a lack of game approvals and regulations that limit playing time, as well as Covid-19 lockdowns and a weak economy that squeezed ad sales. The contraction marks a n...

UK inflation exceeds 10% as bread and milk prices soar

Annual consumer price inflation hit 10.1% in July, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday, up from 9.4% in June. Soaring food prices — up 12.7% since July 2021 — were the largest single contributor to the acceleration...