Category Archives: CNN – World News

Meet the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year

Meet the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year

It’s something that girls and young women in western countries can’t imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet as many as half the girls in rural parts of Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods — and that can have a devastating effect on their education and the rest…MORE

Have Trump and Kim Jong Un fallen out of ‘love’?

Have Trump and Kim Jong Un fallen out of ‘love’?

So much for falling “in love.” North Korea is celebrating a “very important test” at a launch site that US President Donald Trump declared would be dismantled earlier this year — the real-life culmination of a recent exchange of verbal projectiles across the Pacific. Last week, Trump blasted Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man,” and…MORE

Video captures the sound of joy when a baby’s hearing aid is turned on

Video captures the sound of joy when a baby’s hearing aid is turned on

When the video starts, 4-month-old Georgina silently stares at the camera. Then her mother says, “OK, so we’ve just turned your hearing on. Can you say hello to everybody?” Georgina’s response is immediate — and heart-melting. She enthusiastically squeals a long, high-pitched “hi” of her own. When she turns her head, you can see the…MORE

Scientists discovered 71 new species this year. Here are some of their favorites

Scientists discovered 71 new species this year. Here are some of their favorites

The quest for the unknown revealed exciting new discoveries this year. California Academy of Sciences researchers discovered 71 new animal and plant species in 2019. The list includes flowers, fish, corals, spiders, sea slugs, ants and lizards, among others. They were found across three oceans and five continents in caves, forests and even the greatest…MORE

Christmas sweaters are adding to plastic pollution, environmental charity says

Christmas sweaters are adding to plastic pollution, environmental charity says

Most Christmas sweaters are made of plastic and are likely to contribute to plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, an environmental charity has warned. Hubbub, a UK charity, found that 95% of the 108 sweaters it analyzed — taken from 11 high-street and online retailers — were fully or partially made from plastic materials. Acrylic…MORE

If you think Gen Z is entitled and lazy, you haven’t met these four kids

If you think Gen Z is entitled and lazy, you haven’t met these four kids

Kids today sometimes get a bad rap — they’re on their phones too much, they don’t respect their elders, they’re entitled. And just like many broad generalizations, these don’t always fit. The four young people below are disproving negative stereotypes about Generation Z. Their selfless work helping others will be featured on “Young Wonders: A…MORE

What we now know (and still don’t) about life on Mars

What we now know (and still don’t) about life on Mars

For decades, space was the final frontier. But as space exploration advanced, scientists increasingly set their sights on a new frontier: Mars. The first lander to reach Mars was launched nearly 50 years ago, but much about the red planet remains a mystery. Scientists are still attempting to bring samples of Mars’ red soil back…MORE

The story behind Santa Claus from St. Nicholas to today’s jolly gift-giver

The story behind Santa Claus from St. Nicholas to today’s jolly gift-giver

Don’t tell the kids, but we’ve got Santa Claus all wrong. Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who’s been naughty or nice, and he doles out presents or punishments accordingly. But historians say Santa Claus — aka St. Nicholas aka Kris Kringle — was originally…MORE

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Alabama Announces 2 Nashville Shows as Part of Rescheduled 50th Anniversary Tour

Alabama Announces 2 Nashville Shows as Part of Rescheduled 50th Anniversary Tour

After postponing more than 25 shows on their 50th Anniversary Tour in 2019 as frontman Randy Owen dealt with vertigo and migraines, Alabama is planning to announce rescheduled shows for 2020 in the coming weeks. Alabama’s show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena—originally scheduled for Nov. 20, 2019—has been rescheduled for July 17. In addition, a second…