Here are today’s top stories.

40 million people with diabetes will be left without insulin by 2030

Insulin will be beyond the reach of around half of the 79 million people expected to be living with diabetes in 12 years time, a new study predicts.

Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary in rare statement

Chief Justice John Roberts made a rare statement on Wednesday pushing back against President Donald Trump after the President again went after federal judges.

British academic jailed for life in UAE for spying

Matthew Hedges, a British academic, has been sentenced to life in prison for spying in the United Arab Emirates, according to a family spokeswoman.

Release of new climate report expected on Friday

A government report on the human impact of climate change that was long scheduled for release in December is now scheduled for release on Friday — prompting speculation that it is being buried on a day when few people will be paying attention.

Girl, 13, who wrote an essay about gun violence is killed by stray bullet

Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about the constant shootings in her hometown of Milwaukee and elsewhere, and the emotional toll they have on young people like her.

Dolce & Gabbana cancels China show amid ‘racist’ ad controversy

Written by Stephy Chung, CNN, Oscar Holland, CNN Contributors Serenitie Wang, CNN Dolce & Gabbana was just hours away from welcoming guests to a huge fashion show in China. Now, amid accusations of racism, the event has been postponed, according to the luxury brand’s official Weibo account.

Singapore news portal on ‘hiatus’ after computers seized by police

An independent media company in Singapore has announced that it is on indefinite “hiatus” following the seizure by police of computer equipment owned by its chief editor.

Robert De Niro and wife of 20 years separate

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower have decided to separate after 20 years of marriage, according a report by People magazine.

Fax machine fuels India political crisis

A dramatic day involving a broken fax machine and frenetic tweets, ended with the dissolution of the assembly in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. An alliance of three rival political parties unsuccessfully tried to fax the governor’s office to stake a claim to form the government on Wednesday.

Giant dust storm sweeps across Australia

A giant dust storm has blanketed communities across south-east Australia, turning skies orange and raising concerns about air quality. Authorities issued a public health alert for Sydney on Thursday as the 500km-wide (310 miles) dust band began to reach the city. Many regions elsewhere in New South Wales (NSW) have had poor visibility.

Woman ‘killed lover and cooked him’

A Moroccan woman has been accused of killing her lover and serving up his remains to Pakistani workers in the United Arab Emirates, prosecutors say. The woman killed her boyfriend three months ago, they say, but the crime was only recently discovered when a human tooth was found inside her blender.

Ariana hits out at Piers Morgan over nude row

Pop star Ariana Grande has hit out at Piers Morgan with a series of tweets in defence of women who chose to show off their bodies. TV presenter Morgan, who frequently courts controversy with his comments, has hit headlines for mocking girl band Little Mix for posing naked.

Trump May Move Forward On Threats To Make Asylum Seekers Wait In Mexico: Report

The Trump administration is preparing to unveil a plan that would force asylum seekers from Central America to wait in Mexico while their applications are being processed, according to a report late Wednesday in The Washington Post.

Scientists Slam Trump’s Clueless Climate Change Tweet: ‘He’s A Clown’

President Donald Trump once again cast doubt on the scientific consensus behind climate change Wednesday night because forecasters said it could be cold in parts of America this week. “Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS,” Trump, who is vacationing in 80-degree weather at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida for Thanksgiving, tweeted late Monday.

Facebook Admits It Asked For Dirt On George Soros

Facebook officials on Wednesday admitted to digging up dirt on Jewish billionaire George Soros and its competitors less than a week after The New York Times published an explosive exposé on the tech giant.

The Subtle Way Dating Apps Reinforce Our Racial Biases

It’s no secret that racial biases factor into swiping choices on dating apps ― even in 2018, people feel bold enough to write things like “no blacks” and “no Asians” on their profiles. But a new study suggests the apps themselves might reinforce those prejudices.

Kanye West Donates $500,000 To California Wildfire Relief

Together with Adidas and his Yeezy clothing line, Kanye West has raised $500,000 for California wildfire relief efforts. The rapper’s wife, Kim Kardashian, announced the donation during a Wednesday appearance on ” The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” She presented a $200,000 check to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund and a $200,000 check to the California Fire Foundation.

Oldest U.S. Military Survivor Of Pearl Harbor Attack Dies At 106

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II, died Wednesday. He was 106. Chavez, who had been battling pneumonia, died in his sleep in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his daughter, Kathleen Chavez, told The Associated Press.

YouTube to double pre-roll ads, so there’s less interruption later

It’s a familiar bugbear. There you are, watching a nice, long YouTube video, when an ad – usually with a stock soundtrack of a jangly ukulele and a glockenspiel – annoyingly rams itself somewhere midway. YouTube has a TV-inspired solution to the issue, announcing it will trial running two skippable pre-roll ads together, as per a blog post published Wednesday.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 sounds like it’s gonna be more of everything. That could be a problem.

A whole new year is right around the corner, and you know what that means for Samsung: a new Galaxy phone. As the company prepares to launch its next flagship Galaxy phone (expected to be called the Galaxy S10) early next year, several reports of leaked features suggest the plan of attack is the same as it’s been: overwhelm rivals with tons of new features.

Some babies look elderly. Reddit has found a way to celebrate them.

This post is part of Hard Refresh, a soothing weekly column where we try to cleanse your brain of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter. We’ve all come across babies who seem older than they really are – by about, um, 70 years. Often, it’s temporary.

Everything coming to Netflix in December 2018

For many, December means making Christmas lists, planning Hanukkah menus, and untangling endless strands of wintery lights. For us TV and movie lovers, the beginning of December requires the completion of an even more daunting task: We have to get that queue ready. Fortunately, Netflix is here to help out.

Stephen King blasts Trump with 1 of his most uncompromising tweets yet

If you were wondering how Stephen King’s feeling about the current state of politics, look no further than his most recent tweet. On Tuesday, the horror author took to Twitter to blast Trump with what is perhaps one is his most no-holds-barred posts of the year so far (admittedly there are quite a few of these to choose from, but it’s got to be up there).