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The Xi dilemma: China's instability and a zero-COVID trap

China's strict zero-COVID policy is an edict from the top of the country's political leadership, forcing lockdowns, quarantines, tests and travel bans on 1.4 billion people for almost three years. Anger over those measures is now driving protests.

Thu, 1 Dec 2022 04:00:00 EST

'I didn't ever try to commit fraud on anyone,' FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried says
Sam Bankman-Fried

The man at the centre of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX made his first public appearance since the saga began, telling a New York audience on Wednesday that it was never his intention to commit fraud.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 17:48:48 EST

Ukraine sees 9 fire deaths in 1 day, as civilians struggle to heat homes after Russian attacks
Man rides his bicycle past destroyed home in Ukrainian village of Posad Pokrovske

Ukraine's state emergency service said Wednesday that nine people had been killed in fires in the past 24 hours as people broke safety rules trying to heat their homes following Russian attacks on power facilities.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 13:41:12 EST

Here's what U.S. Democrats want to do with their final weeks in power

Before control shifts in the House of Representatives, the to-do list for U.S. Democrats includes: Same-sex marriage, long-term Ukraine funding, election reform, immigration, and budget bills. Some are likelier than others.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST

Hong Kong court delays trial of pro-democracy publisher Jimmy Lai
Jimmy Lai

The trial of a Hong Kong newspaper publisher who was arrested in a crackdown on a pro-democracy movement has been postponed after the territory's leader asked China to effectively block him from hiring a British defence lawyer.

Thu, 1 Dec 2022 04:00:50 EST

Spectacular view of glowing lava draws thousands to Hawaiian island
APTOPIX Hawaii Volcano

The world's largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava on the Big Island of Hawaii Wednesday, drawing thousands of awestruck viewers who jammed a highway that could soon be covered by the flow.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 21:44:27 EST

Simulations help teens with ADHD drive better
Simulations help teens with ADHD drive better

A study in Cincinnati, Ohio, is using computer simulations to help teen drivers with ADHD practise safer driving by helping them learn how to better keep their eyes on the road

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 18:52:00 EST

Soccer, World Cup a priority for Ukraine fans of the beautiful game, even during a war
A goal is seen going into the net, during a soccer game in Irpin, Ukraine

For Ukrainians living without reliable heat and electricity after Russia's invasion, soccer trails well behind mere survival in the order of priorities. But the sport can offer an escape from the troubles of daily life.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 17:11:01 EST

Jury deadlocked, mistrial declared in Danny Masterson rape trial
Sexual Misconduct Danny Masterson

A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday at the rape trial of "That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson after jurors, who were leaning strongly toward acquitting him, were deadlocked following the month-long trial in which the Church of Scientology played a supporting role.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:18:30 EST

Tiananmen Square survivor sees 'echoes' in today's Chinese protests

As the Chinese government warns it will "resolutely crack down" on protesters if necessary, dissident Yang Jianli is calling on the international community to make sure that doesn't happen. He spoke to As It Happens host Nil Köksal. 

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:57:33 EST

Royal aide out after 'unacceptable and deeply regrettable' comments about race, palace says

A member of the Royal Family's household has left her role after making "unacceptable and deeply regrettable" comments about race and nationality to a woman at a grand reception at Buckingham Palace, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:27:11 EST

Scientists are using facial recognition software to track and protect seals
Seal Facial Recognition

Scientists are taking a controversial technology associated with surveillance, and adapting it for conservation.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:00:58 EST

Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Pelosi, becomes 1st Black congressional leader

U.S. House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:30:56 EST

Alzheimer's drug slowed cognitive decline overall in trial, but with major side effects for some

An experimental Alzheimer's disease drug from Eisai and Biogen slowed cognitive decline in a closely watched trial but may carry a risk of dangerous side effects for certain patients, according to new data presented on Tuesday.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 08:51:01 EST

Some Iranians celebrate World Cup loss to U.S. amid nationwide protests

Soccer fans in Iran's Kurdish region set off fireworks and honked car horns early Wednesday to celebrate the U.S. win over the Iranian national team in a politically charged World Cup match that divided the protest-riven country.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:28:53 EST