Pig kills butcher at Hong Kong slaughterhouse

Pig kills butcher at Hong Kong slaughterhouse

CNN — A butcher died on Friday trying to slaughter a pig in Hong Kong, city police said. The 61-year-old butcher, who worked at the Sheung Shui slaughterhouse on the city’s northern outskirts near its border with mainland China, was knocked down by the struggling pig and injured by 40 centimeters of meat (15 inches). … Read more

Egg shortage is pushing New Zealanders to buy their own chickens

Egg shortage is pushing New Zealanders to buy their own chickens

hong kong CNN — The cost of eggs has skyrocketed around the world in the past year as bird flu decimated chicken herds and the fallout from the war between Russia and Ukraine have pushed up energy and feed prices. In the United States, egg prices far outpaced the increase in other groceries, climbing nearly … Read more

New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister

New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister

CNN — Chris Hipkins, New Zealand’s education minister, is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as prime minister, following the shock announcement of her resignation earlier this week. Hipkins was the only candidate to be nominated for the leadership of the ruling Labor Party, the party said in a statement on Saturday morning. “The Labor Party … Read more

Japan plans to downgrade Covid-19 to same level as seasonal flu

Japan plans to downgrade Covid-19 to same level as seasonal flu

Tokyo CNN — Japan will consider downgrading Covid-19 to the same category as seasonal flu this spring, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Friday. Kishida said he has asked Health Ministry officials to discuss the decision and that his administration will also review rules on face masks and other pandemic measures. “In order to further … Read more

Colombian Navy rescues man who survived weeks of ketchup lost at sea

Colombian Navy rescues man who survived weeks of ketchup lost at sea

CNN — A man who spent 24 days adrift in the Caribbean Sea says he survived eating little more than ketchup. Elvis François, 47, was found 120 nautical miles northwest of Puerto Bolívar in Colombia after a plane saw the word “help” carved into the hull of his sailboat, the Colombian navy said Thursday in … Read more

Iran sentences man who beheaded 17-year-old wife to short prison term

Iran sentences man who beheaded 17-year-old wife to short prison term

CNN — An Iranian man who beheaded his 17-year-old wife in February 2022 was sentenced to just eight years and two months in prison on Wednesday, according to the country’s semi-official website Khabar Online, drawing criticism over the leniency of the prison sentence. Following the teenager’s murder, a video began circulating online of her husband, … 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

First cases of gonorrhea resistant to several classes of antibiotics identified in the United States

First cases of gonorrhea resistant to several classes of antibiotics identified in the United States

CNN — Public health officials said they discovered two cases of gonorrhea that appear to have reduced susceptibility to all types of antibiotics available to treat them. This is the first time such antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea have been identified in the United States. The increase in sexual activity during the pandemic, coupled with a … 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