3 shot outside Milwaukee Bucks game. Two hours later, 17 others are shot a few blocks away

CNN — Seventeen people were shot Friday night in downtown Milwaukee just two hours after three were shot a few blocks away, near the arena where the Milwaukee Bucks were playing in the NBA Playoffs. Ten people were taken into custody in the shooting downtown, and 10 firearms were recovered, according to Milwaukee police. The … Read more

India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar

India banned wheat exports on Saturday — days after saying it was targeting record shipments this year — as a scorching heat wave curtailed output and domestic prices hit a record high. The government said it would still allow exports backed by already issued letters of credit and to countries that request supplies “to meet … Read more

Coffin carrying veteran journalist’s body shown falling as Israeli police beat mourners with batons

jerusalem CNN — There was unrest in Jerusalem Friday as thousands attended the burial of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead two days earlier while reporting on a military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin. Mourners had marched from Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate to Mount Zion cemetery. They were … Read more

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies aged 73

Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN — Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the United Arab Emirates President whose modernization policies helped transform his country into a regional powerhouse, died on Friday aged 73, state media WAM said. “The Ministry of Presidential Affairs mourns the people of the UAE, the Arab and Islamic nations, and the whole … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh: Thousands mourn slain journalist as Palestinians call for accountability

Ramallah, West Bank CNN — Thousands gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday to mourn slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, as the Palestinian Authority vowed to take the case to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Journalists, diplomats, religious leaders, and officials including Arab members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, attended … Read more

Who is Philippines’ ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr and why are some Filipinos nervous about his family’s return?

CNN — Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the presumptive President of the Philippines after winning a landslide in elections on May 9, according to unofficial results. More than 30 million Filipinos voted for Marcos Jr., more than double that of his closest rival, the outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo, partial and unofficial results showed. Despite … Read more

Smart tech is helping to save China’s giant pandas

CNN — The giant panda has long been the face of animal conservation, ever since WWF adopted the adorable black-and-white bear as its logo in 1961. But, after decades of intensive conservation programs, pandas are no longer endangered. With a relatively small population though, pandas are not out of the woods – or the bamboo … Read more

Biden goes on the defensive over inflation and gas prices as he tries to shift the focus to Republicans

CNN — President Joe Biden on Tuesday blamed the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine for troubling economic news as he and his administration went on the defensive over mounting inflation and rising gas prices. The President’s speech at the White House was advertised by his advisers as being focused on his plan to … Read more

Eurovision: Here’s who is moving on to the Grand Final so far

CNN — After an intense competition in the first round of semifinals, ten countries have been selected to move on to the next stage of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Grand Final is set to take place Saturday, following the second of two semifinals, which is set to happen on Thursday in Turin, Italy. After … Read more

Erling Haaland: ‘It’s a decision for Erling,’ Borussia Dortmund CEO says of striker’s impending departure transfer

CNN — The race to secure Erling Haaland’s signature has been one of the most hotly-contested transfer sagas in recent memory – and it would seem to still be finally reaching its conclusion. Multiple UK media outlets have reported that Manchester City will likely announce in the coming week that it has agreed to a … Read more