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

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

Elon Musk speaks out in class action lawsuit over controversial tweet

Elon Musk speaks out in class action lawsuit over controversial tweet

CNN — Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke in a California courtroom on Friday to testify in the trial over his controversial 2018 “funding secured” tweet. Tesla (TSLA), Musk and corporate leaders are facing a shareholder lawsuit over his infamous 2018 tweet, which said he was considering taking Tesla (TSLA) private for $420 a share. It … Read more

Flu, Covid-19 and RSV are all trending lower for the first time in months

Flu, Covid-19 and RSV are all trending lower for the first time in months

CNN — A difficult respiratory virus season in the United States appears to be easing as three major respiratory viruses that have hit the country in recent months are finally all trending down at the same time. A new dataset from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of emergency … 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

37 million T-Mobile customers have been hacked

37 million T-Mobile customers have been hacked

New York CNN — T-Mobile said a “bad actor” accessed the personal data of 37 million current customers during a data breach in November. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, the company said the hacker stole customer data including names, billing addresses, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers and information describing the … Read more

Netflix founder Reed Hastings steps down as co-CEO

Netflix founder Reed Hastings steps down as co-CEO

New York CNN — Netflix announced on Thursday that its founder Reed Hastings is stepping down as co-CEO of the company and will become executive chairman. Hastings will be replaced by co-CEOs Ted Sarandos and Greg Peters. “Our board has been discussing succession planning for many years (even founders need to evolve!),” Hastings wrote in … Read more