Here are today’s top headlines.
It is the Trump doctrine laid bare.
A US Navy aircraft carrier strike group steamed into Hong Kong on Wednesday, less than two months after China denied a similar visit by a US warship.
Russia’s ambitions to head international police agency Interpol were dashed Wednesday after delegates chose acting head South Korean Kim Jong Yang to take the role.
US oil prices plummeted nearly 7% on Tuesday to $53.43 a barrel. That marks the cheapest closing price since late October 2017.
Stocks are tanking, and the tech world’s richest executives are losing billions.
After spending much of this year apologizing for Facebook’s many missteps, CEO Mark Zuckerberg sounded defiant in an exclusive interview with CNN on Tuesday.
The US Air Force conducted its first so-called “elephant walk” drill using F-35 fighter jets Monday, launching dozens of aircraft in a condensed period as part of what the service called a “combat power exercise” at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.
(CNN) – Researchers have discovered a gigantic complex of 200 million termite mounds in northeastern Brazil, which may be up to 4,000 years old and covers an area about the size of Great Britain.
An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from acute malnutrition in three years of war in Yemen, a leading charity says. The number is equivalent to the entire under-five population in the UK’s second largest city of Birmingham, Save the Children adds.
Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a man who died as a result of a car crash in Florida involving the US tennis star. Ms Williams and the family of Jerome Barson reached a settlement last week, court documents show. Further details were not included.
Apple was once the, well, apple of Wall Street’s eye. The first US company to achieve a trillion dollar market value, the tech giant boasted trend-setting products, a cash pile larger than the economy of some countries and consumers so loyal they would camp out overnight.
A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say. Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops.
The world is a very dangerous place! The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq’s fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, propping up dictator Bashar Assad in Syria (who has killed millions of his own citizens), and much more.
Michelle Wolf pulled no punches early Wednesday after President Donald Trump insulted her on Twitter. Trump used the social media platform to call Wolf a “so-called comedian” following the news that the featured speaker at the 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner would be an author instead of a comedian.
Police are investigating an incident at a Minnesota McDonald’s in which a man reportedly pulled a gun on a group of Muslim teenagers on Monday night. Several videos of the incident have been uploaded to Twitter, showing a group of young people yelling “He has a gun!”
A medical marijuana prescriber and patient is challenging President Donald Trump’s administration over a federal statute barring cannabis users from purchasing or owning firearms, even when they take the drug legally pursuant to state law. In April, Philadelphia-based doctor Matthew Roman went to a local gun store with plans to buy a revolver for self-defense.
UPDATE: Nov. 21, 2018, 1:05 p.m. AEDT Apple has updated its system status to mark both the App Store and Apple Music as a “resolved issue.” Both platforms seem to be back up and running, after having been experiencing an “issue” from 12:20 p.m. to 12.52 p.m.
In case you missed it, the next White House Correspondents’ Association dinner won’t feature a comedian, circumventing tradition. It comes after Michelle Wolf’s utter roasting of the Trump administration and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at this year’s event, which they didn’t like. At all.
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As many as 13 games available to download in the Google Play Store were actually Android malware and downloaded more than 560,000 times, a security researcher said this week. The apps, listed as car and truck simulators and racing games, are no longer on the store.
SpaceX’s next and soon-to-be most powerful rocket officially has a new name. The private spaceflight company’s founder, Elon Musk, announced on Twitter late Monday night that SpaceX’s BFR – short for Big Falcon Rocket or Big F*cking Rocket, depending on who you ask – is now going to be known as SpaceX’s Starship.