Rapper Young Thug, co-defendant ara charged with drug dealing in court

Rapper Young Thug, co-defendant ara charged with drug dealing in court

CNN — The Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug and a racketeering co-defendant conducted a melee drug deal during a court hearing, prosecutors said in a motion filed in Atlanta. Fulton County prosecutors said the alleged exchange was captured on courtroom surveillance video Wednesday. The rapper, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams, and Kahlieff Adams are charged with … Read more

Origins of plague may have emerged centuries before outbreaks, study finds

Origins of plague may have emerged centuries before outbreaks, study finds

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — In the largest DNA analysis of its kind, scientists have found evidence to suggest that historical plague pandemics, such as the Black Death, were not caused by newly evolved strains of bacteria, but … Read more

Year of the Rabbit? Not so fast! Vietnamese Lunar New Year to celebrate the cat

Year of the Rabbit?  Not so fast!  Vietnamese Lunar New Year to celebrate the cat

HANOI, Jan 20 (Reuters) – As China, Japan and other East Asian countries prepare to celebrate the start of the Lunar Year of the Rabbit on Sunday, the Vietnamese people will be an exception – welcoming instead the year of the cat. There is no official explanation as to when and why the Vietnamese adopted … Read more

Regina King remembers her late son in moving tribute

Regina King remembers her late son in moving tribute

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call or text 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to connect with a qualified counselor or visit Lifeline. CNN — Regina King has paid tribute to her late son, Ian Alexander Jr., nearly a year after his death. … Read more

Australian park rangers say ‘Toadzilla’ could be the biggest toad in the world

Australian park rangers say ‘Toadzilla’ could be the biggest toad in the world

SYDNEY, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Australian rangers believe they have stumbled upon a record-breaking cane toad deep in a rainforest. Nicknamed ‘Toadzilla’, the cane toad, an invasive species that poses a threat to Australia’s ecosystem, was spotted by ‘shocked’ ranger Kylee Gray while on patrol in Conway National Park, Australia. State of Queensland, January 12. … Read more

China plays down COVID outbreak with full-throttle holiday rush

China plays down COVID outbreak with full-throttle holiday rush

Senior official says COVID is at ‘relatively low’ level Hospital, critical cases down, authorities say More than 2 billion trips expected for Lunar New Year Some fear the travel season will see a rise in infections BEIJING, Jan 20 (Reuters) – People across China crammed into trains and buses for one of its busiest travel … Read more

Strikes in France: Workers pull out in mass protests against plans to raise retirement age

Strikes in France: Workers pull out in mass protests against plans to raise retirement age

Paris/London CNN — Strikes disrupted rail services, flights, schools and businesses in France on Thursday as more than a million people protested government plans to raise the retirement age for most workers. Demonstrations in major French cities, including Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Nantes and Nice, have brought many stationary transport services. The Eiffel Tower was closed … Read more

Guryong Village, South Korea: 500 evacuated as massive fire breaks out in one of Seoul’s last remaining slums

Guryong Village, South Korea: 500 evacuated as massive fire breaks out in one of Seoul’s last remaining slums

Seoul CNN — About 500 people were evacuated from their homes on Friday after a fire broke out in Guryong Village, one of the last remaining slums in South Korea’s capital Seoul, according to firefighters. The fire broke out at around 6:28 a.m. in the village’s fourth ward, Shin Yong-ho, an official with the Gangnam … Read more

Anton Walkes: Charlotte FC footballer dies aged 25 following boating accident

Anton Walkes: Charlotte FC footballer dies aged 25 following boating accident

CNN — Anton Walkes, a defender for Major League Soccer team Charlotte FC, died of injuries sustained in a boating accident at the age of 25, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced in a communicated. The FWC said that around 3 p.m. Wednesday, FWC officers witnessed an accident involving two vessels near … Read more

China says critical COVID cases have peaked as holiday travel surges

China says critical COVID cases have peaked as holiday travel surges

Millions travel across the country for Lunar New Year President Xi says he is worried about the elderly and rural areas Daily deaths could reach 36,000 next week, analysis finds Chinese drugmakers rush to make fever medicine BEIJING, Jan 19 (Reuters) – The number of COVID patients requiring intensive care in Chinese hospitals has peaked, … Read more