Here are some of today’s biggest headlines.
In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh, Zarif raised the specter of ‘all-out war’ in case of a US or Saudi military strike on the country.
Former national security adviser John Bolton didn’t offer any praise of President Donald Trump in remarks at a private event Wednesday, but instead took aim at his former boss’ policies on the world stage, according to an attendee.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Wednesday after a photo emerged of him wearing brownface during a school event in 2001.
Beijing (CNN) – China is poised to open a new mega-airport to the south of Beijing, already home to the world’s second-busiest aviation hub, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic.
Indonesia is set to pass a highly controversial new penal code that would criminalize consensual sex outside of marriage and effectively outlaw same-sex relations, in a move rights groups have criticized as a violation of basic rights.
The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don’t know what the objects are, they’re not indulging any hints either.
(CNN) – The afterlife of a decommissioned airplane can take many forms nowadays. Some are dismantled and used as parts, others simply end up in aircraft graveyards, while a select few are reinvented as modern restaurants or hotels. However, Lufthansa has gone for a rather different approach with a retired Airbus A340-600.
Burger King UK is removing plastic toys from kids’ meals in a bid to reduce its environmental impact.
Huawei is about to find out just how important the Google ecosystem is to its global smartphone business.
When Porsche said it set a speed record with its new Taycan electric car, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, wasn’t about to just sit there and take it. He quickly tweeted that Tesla has something in the works that would enable its cars to outdo even Porsche. It’s called Plaid Mode.
David Cameron’s revelation that he sought help from the Queen ahead of the Scottish independence vote in 2014 has caused displeasure at Buckingham Palace, a source says. The former PM told the BBC he had asked whether the Queen could “raise an eyebrow” about the prospect of Scotland voting for independence.
Top investigative Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, who has been in detention for more than seven weeks, has told a court in Dar es Salaam that he was taken to hospital on Tuesday for tests. His family and lawyer have expressed concern about his health – he was seen limping into court last week when the court was told that he was also having trouble breathing.
A Belgian air force F-16 fighter plane has crashed in north-western France, leaving one pilot caught on a high-voltage electricity line. Both pilots were injured after they ejected from the plane near Lorient in Brittany, the Belgian air force said. French media say the plane, reported to have been in good condition, came down further east, near Pluvigner.
A plane carrying the second batch of Nigerians fleeing xenophobic violence in Nigeria has landed in Lagos. The 300 Nigerians are among more than 600 who said they want to return home following the spate of attacks in which Nigerians and other foreigners were targeted in several South African cities.
Azeb Mesfin, the widow of Ethiopia’s former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, has told the BBC that she does not miss life in Menelik Palace. She had lived in the official residence for Ethiopia’s prime minister in the capital, Addis Ababa, for 20 years until her husband died in 2012 aged 57.
A man who accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual assault has died before his legal action reached court. The anonymous massage therapist claimed the actor groped him at a house in Malibu, California, three years ago. He sued Spacey for sexual battery, gender violence, battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment.
Google Maps is incredibly practical – it’s how I get around pretty much anywhere outside of my house – but the service also records a ton of info on where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing. Now, the company seems to be getting closer to launching Incognito mode for Maps, making it easier to navigate without leaving any tracks.
Micromobility is more than just jargon for electric scooters, e-bikes, and even electric skateboards. It’s a way to keep customers brand loyal even if they’ve ditched the car. That’s why Mercedes-Benz is the most recent big-name car manufacturer to build its own electric scooter, the ultimate micromobility product.
Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max are both advertised for their significantly improved battery life, but Apple doesn’t officially list the devices’ battery capacity anywhere. Now, thanks to an early teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro Max posted on China’s Weibo social network (via TechRadar), we know the capacity of that phone’s battery, and it is massive – at least for Apple’s standards.
The End of Aging Harvard’s genetics genius says we can live past 120 with supplements and lifestyle tweaks. Prepare to meet your future descendants. by Chris Taylor NOTE FOR 2019 READERS: This is the ninth in a series of open letters to the next century, now just 81 years away.
Children say and do some pretty odd things sometimes – especially when they’re only 2 years old. Zach Galifianakis’ son is no exception. In the clip above from Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Galifianakis and Kimmel exchange stories of some funny-but-embarrassing things their kids have done in the past.
A super secret Facebook project is reportedly in the works. CNBC reported Tuesday that Facebook has been working on smart glasses, meant to eventually replace smartphones. Apparently, it has also just entered into a partnership with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica, presumably to make them “cool” “frames” people might actually want to wear (sorry, Google Glass).