Elnaz Rekabi: Iranian athlete’s family home demolished by officials, media outlet says

Elnaz Rekabi: Iranian athlete’s family home demolished by officials, media outlet says

CNN  —  The family home of Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi has been demolished, according to the pro-reform news outlet IranWire, after she rose to international prominence this fall for competing with her head uncovered. Rekabi competed without her hijab in South Korea in October, just as anti-regime protests swept Iran following the death of … Read more

Tesla delivers its first electric Semi trucks promising 500 miles of range

Tesla delivers its first electric Semi trucks promising 500 miles of range

CNN Business  —  Tesla made the first deliveries of its Semi truck to customers Thursday evening, five years after the heavy-duty hauler was first unveiled. The event included two truck cabs decked out in the livery of Pepsi and Frito-Lay, PepsiCo’s snack foods subsidiary. The Tesla Semi was first shown as a prototype in 2017. … Read more

Hawaii volcano: Lava from Mauna Loa is less than 4 miles from a key highway. Officials say they have a plan in case the road closes

Hawaii volcano: Lava from Mauna Loa is less than 4 miles from a key highway. Officials say they have a plan in case the road closes

CNN  —  With the Mauna Loa volcano continuing to erupt on Hawaii’s Big Island, local officials and residents are keeping an eye on the lava flow as it creeps closer to a major roadway and making plans for the possibility that access to the highway could soon be cut off and have a major impact … Read more

Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin hit back at reporter’s question on age and gender

Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin hit back at reporter’s question on age and gender

As two of the youngest heads of government and among a small percentage of female world leaders, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin have long faced questions about their age and gender. But they were quick to shoot down a journalist who asked about the purpose of the first-ever … Read more

Why Saudi Arabia is hosting one of the world’s biggest raves

Why Saudi Arabia is hosting one of the world’s biggest raves

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Electronic music, strobe lights, glittered faces and hundreds of thousands of people in mixed-gender gyrations are all part of a new kind … Read more

China’s Zhengzhou, home to world’s largest iPhone factory, ends Covid lockdown

China’s Zhengzhou, home to world’s largest iPhone factory, ends Covid lockdown

Hong Kong CNN Business  —  The central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, has lifted a five-day Covid lockdown, in a move that analysts have called a much-needed relief for Apple and its main supplier Foxconn. Zhengzhou is the site of “iPhone City,” a sprawling manufacturing campus owned by Taiwanese … Read more

Opinion: What to make of Will Smith’s contrition

Opinion: What to make of Will Smith’s contrition

Editor’s Note: Jill Filipovic is a journalist based in New York and author of the book “OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind.” Follow her on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  What does it look like to atone for a … Read more

Biden ‘confident’ rail strike will be avoided though congressional hurdles loom

Biden ‘confident’ rail strike will be avoided though congressional hurdles loom

CNN  —  President Joe Biden said Tuesday he is “confident” a rail strike will be avoided while meeting with the top four congressional leaders, though any one senator could slow down the process of approving legislation that would avert such a strike – and at least one said he was planning to do so. “I … Read more

China launches 3 astronauts to new space station

China launches 3 astronauts to new space station

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Three astronauts lifted off to China’s nearly completed space station on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the country’s long-term presence in space. It’s a major achievement for China’s ambitious space program, which has … Read more

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden’s call for Congress to block strike

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden’s call for Congress to block strike

New York CNN Business  —  President Joe Biden was in the unusual position Tuesday of being praised by business interests and attacked by his normal allies in the labor movement after calling for Congress to move immediately to block a strike by more than 100,000 union members at the nation’s freight railroads set for the … Read more