Category: World

"The magnitude of the challenge is daunting" in the crisis of Rohingya children, UNICEF says

UNITED NATIONS — In addition to 582,000 Rohingya refugees who have poured into Bangladesh camps since late August, a UNICEF report released Thursday says that 12,000 children are leaving Myanmar weekly, where cholera infection is increasing. “Many Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh have witnessed atrocities in Myanmar no child should ever see, and all have suffered tremendous loss,”

Spain to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy in response to independence threat

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain’s central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks. In an act unprecedented since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Inside Raqqa: Reduced to rubble after brutal ISIS rule

Raqqa, Syria (CNN)It was here, at the main square in Raqqa, that ISIS militants unveiled their brutality to the world — they carried out public executions for offenses as minor as smoking and placed the heads of the dead on spikes. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/10/19/raqqa-gopro-syria-gabriel-chaim-sje-lon-orig.cnn’,width:

Circulated video shows a woman raped in a public square in Congo

Yerevan, Armenia (CNN)A seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the messaging platform Whatsapp for months before being validated and published by France 24 last week. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj =

Russian opposition divided over TV host’s presidential bid

MOSCOW — A presidential bid by a celebrity Russian TV host drew conflicting reactions from the country’s beleaguered opposition Thursday, with some accusing her of playing into the Kremlin’s hands and others welcoming her move.  Although President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denied that the Kremlin has encouraged Ksenia Sobchak to run, some opposition figures

A city reduced to rubble after years of brutal ISIS rule

Raqqa, Syria (CNN)It was here, at the main square in Raqqa, that ISIS militants unveiled their brutality to the world — they carried out public executions for offenses as minor as smoking and placed the heads of the dead on spikes. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/10/19/raqqa-gopro-syria-gabriel-chaim-sje-lon-orig.cnn’,width:

US-backed forces say ‘major military operation’ is over

(CNN)US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say “major military operations” in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost control of their self-declared capital. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/03/13/orig-npw-isis-explainer-ejk.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘international’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_12’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = ,currentVideoCollectionId =