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

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

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

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

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

World’s ‘most powerful’ tourist city unveiled

World’s ‘most powerful’ tourist city unveiled

Editor’s note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about opening destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN — Paris is a city appreciated for gastronomy, fine arts and refined fashion. But a new index from … Read more

Rare Egg Fossils Reveal Dinosaurs Didn’t Worship Parents

Rare Egg Fossils Reveal Dinosaurs Didn’t Worship Parents

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Paleontologists working in the center India has made a rare discovery – a fossilized dinosaur hatchery with 92 nests and 256 eggs belonging to colonies of herbivorous giant titanosaurs. A study of the … Read more

US moved ammunition stored in Israel for use by Ukraine

US moved ammunition stored in Israel for use by Ukraine

CNN — The United States has transferred US munitions stored in Israel for use in Ukraine and plans to send more soon, US and Israeli officials told CNN on Wednesday. A US official told CNN they had moved “some” of the 300,000 155mm shells that the US and Israel had agreed would be transferred, and … Read more