Here are some of today’s biggest global headlines.

No longer the obedient NATO ally, Erdogan floats nuclear option

Does President Recep Tayyip Erdogan believe that Turkey has the right or need to acquire nuclear weapons to cement its status?

Trump says he’s ‘the one that did the capturing’ in Syria

President Donald Trump spoke at length during a Cabinet meeting on Monday about his decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria — arguing that the US never agreed to protect Syrian Kurds forever, suggesting the US may secure an oil deal for the Kurds to bolster their finances and saying he’s “the one that did the capturing” of ISIS fighters in Syria.

The next House impeachment witness is the most important so far

Back to the text messages! Bill Taylor, currently the top official at the US Embassy in Ukraine, will get his moment before congressional investigators Tuesday.

Elaborate attempt to outsource murder ends in prison time

A Chinese court has sentenced six men over their part in a botched attempt to “outsource” a contract killing through an elaborate chain of intermediaries.

Naruhito: Japan’s emperor formally proclaims enthronement

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has officially proclaimed his enthronement, in a ritual-bound, centuries-old ceremony attended by more than a hundred dignitaries from around the world.

There are more wealthy Chinese than Americans for the first time

For the first time, there are more rich Chinese than Americans in the top 10%.

New gene editing technology could correct 89% of genetic defects

Scientists have developed a new gene-editing technology that could potentially correct up to 89% of genetic defects, including those that cause diseases like sickle cell anemia.

Harry and Meghan reveal side of royal life we don’t often see

Every family has their ups and their downs, and Britain’s royal family are no exception — we just don’t normally hear about them.

Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have died following severe drought

A severe drought that has drained water sources in Zimbabwe’s largest national park has left 55 elephants dead since September, a spokesman for the country’s wildlife agency said on Monday.

Trudeau’s Liberals ‘retain power in Canada’

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has retained power but as a minority government, according to projections by Canada’s national broadcaster, CBC. Despite some early losses in Canada’s eastern provinces, the Liberals are expected to claim the most seats in parliament, giving them a second term.

Africa Live: Rwanda’s R&B star ‘arrested for drink-driving’ – BBC News

A group of African refugees who have camped outside the UNHCR offices in South Africa’s administrative capital of Pretoria, for the past three weeks, are pleading with the agency to “take them out” of the country. They say they have been targets of xenophobia attacks.

‘Dream to be first woman to walk on the moon’

US astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch answer questions about their all-female space walk.

Africa Live: Nigeria charges two Britons over money laundering – BBC News

A group of African refugees who have camped outside the UNHCR offices in South Africa’s administrative capital of Pretoria, for the past three weeks, are pleading with the agency to “take them out” of the country. They say they have been targets of xenophobia attacks.

Watch Lilium’s electric plane prototype take off and soar

Forget Uber Copter . Lilium wants to be your regional mode of travel starting in 2025, with its five-seater electric airplanes . On Tuesday, the Germany-based company showed footage of its 36-engine plane taking off vertically before transitioning to other, more complex maneuvers. During its maiden flight early this year, the fixed-winged craft simply took off.

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump’s absurd attempt to hold the G-7 summit at his own golf resort

During Monday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host poked fun at President Donald Trump’s now abandoned plans to hold the next G-7 summit at his own Trump National Doral Golf Resort in Miami. “‘Hey, if I’m gonna get impeached anyway, I say it’s bucket list time!'” said Colbert, doing an impersonation of the embattled commander in chief.

The viral TikTok of a teen eating a 10-patty burger is a storytelling masterpiece

Few things demonstrate the human capacity for joy like watching an entire Whataburger cheer on a teenager as he downs a massive 10-patty burger. TikTok has shed its reputation for horny lip syncing and is instead becoming a platform for fast-paced short-form storytelling.

Creepiest Alexa and Google Assistant security fail yet

Because we don’t have enough concerns about our digital privacy these days, it seems Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home both gave thumbs up to apps that could be used to eavesdrop on users and phish for their passwords.

Oprah gifted an iPhone to an excited fan after dunking on his cracked screen

If you’re lucky enough to meet Oprah Winfrey, she might gently roast you over the condition of your phone before gifting you a new one. That’s what Morehouse College freshman Olufemi Yessoufou learned after a recent run-in with the multimedia star.