Here are some of the stories making headlines today.
Citywide chaos: Students and protesters are gearing up for a fight at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where they battled riot police last night. Earlier this afternoon, hundreds of office workers protested in the financial district on their lunch hour.
The gravity and drama of the first televised impeachment hearings into Donald Trump’s presidency on Wednesday will imprint themselves on history and reverberate far from Washington.
Bolivian senator Jeanine Anez declared herself the country’s acting leader Tuesday, despite a boycott by former President Evo Morales’ allies that left the legislative chamber short of the legal minimum number of lawmakers required to appoint her.
A senior commander of Gaza Strip militant group Islamic Jihad has been killed in an Israeli air strike, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement Tuesday.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined the leaders of the Democratic race for president in Iowa, up 14 percentage points since August, according to a new Monmouth University poll of likely caucusgoers out Tuesday.
Contributors Yong Xiong, CNN Chinese President Xi Jinping has weighed in on a long-standing controversy by offering to help Greece retrieve the contested Parthenon Marbles from Britain. Xi made his comments Tuesday, during the last day of a state visit to Athens, where he met with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
Disney+ users were greeted by error pages starring Disney’s own Wreck-It Ralph on Tuesday, the day the app launched.
(CNN) – Airbnb has taken its luxury listings to a new level, introducing their first royal property in Jaipur, India. The Jaipur royal family has listed a room in their stunningly ornate 300-year-old City Palace of Jaipur on Airbnb for $7,983 per night.
A watch by Swiss luxury brand Patek Philippe has sold for over $31 million, the highest price ever paid for a timepiece at auction. The Grandmaster Chime 6300A-010 has never been worn — it was created specially for Saturday’s auction in Geneva to raise money for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to Christie’s.
Although hiccups seem a nuisance, scientists have discovered they may play a crucial role in our development — by helping babies to regulate their breathing.
With public impeachment hearings set to begin this week, a Republican group is urging GOP lawmakers to stand up to President Donald Trump as some in the party did to President Richard M. Nixon during Watergate. “History Is Watching” is the title of a new commercial from Republicans for the Rule of Law, a GOP group critical of Trump.
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she had no plans to become the latest Democrat to throw her hat into an already crowded ring vying for the presidency, but said Tuesday “many, many, many people” had urged her to enter the race before 2020 filing deadlines.
In early October, Tyler Perry made Hollywood yield the floor to Atlanta for the night. The world watched as Tyler Perry Studios opened its doors to Beyoncé, Jay Z, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Samuel L. Jackson and many other stars.
As we near the end of 2019, many baby name experts are looking back at the choices that were popular among parents this year. But the folks at Nameberry are also looking forward and examining the baby name trends likely to make a splash in 2020.
We’re only a few hours into the Disney+ world and it already has people talking – whether about pivotal Star Wars scenes or the curious content warnings playing before some previously archived films. Some warnings feel standard, such as “tobacco depictions” in Aladdin or “sci-fi violence and action” in Avengers: Endgame.
Sonic the Hedgehog, star of the upcoming animated film Sonic the Hedgehog , is looking like a whole new hedgehog. Fans were outraged after the initial trailer for the movie dropped in April, because Sonic looked too different from the classic character everyone knows and loves.
Disney+’s The Mandalorian is hot. Like, stolen car hot. The much anticipated Star Wars television show premiered on Nov. 12, and within hours it was already being illegally downloaded by thousands of people. Which, frankly, isn’t that surprising – especially considering Disney bungled the launch of its streaming platform.
The original Angry Birds launched on Dec. 11, 2019, almost exactly 10 years ago. And to celebrate the coming anniversary, Rovio Entertainment has put together a whole slate of activities. All of it will unfold under the banner of Rovio’s “Bring the Anger” campaign, which is a lot happier than it sounds.
Another day, another deepfake. In recent months we’ve seen Bill Hader doing an impression of Tom Cruise, Niall Horan morphed into Diplo, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in No Country for Old Men . But today’s additions are a little more troubling.
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