Author Sebastian Junger talks about his near-death experience and the “ultimate front line”

Author Sebastian Junger talks about his near-death experience and the “ultimate front line”

CNN — Sebastian Junger is used to dodging bullets in war zones, so he never expected to almost die in his own driveway. Junger was walking with his wife in the woods near his home when he suddenly felt so unwell he could barely move. By the time the paramedics arrived, Junger felt better and … Read more

Indonesia needs earthquake-resistant houses. Building them is a huge challenge

Indonesia needs earthquake-resistant houses.  Building them is a huge challenge

CNN — A deadly earthquake that reduced buildings to rubble in West Java, Indonesia has once again exposed the dangers of living in poorly constructed homes in one of the most earthquake-prone areas on earth. Since Monday’s quake, survivors have been sleeping rough or in shelters away from collapsing homes as aftershocks rock buildings already … Read more

The mall where Black Friday refuses to die

The mall where Black Friday refuses to die

Bloomington, Minnesota CNN Business — The rise of e-commerce in recent years has taken a toll on in-person shopping, knocking down once-popular brick-and-mortar stores and malls in the process. As a result, Black Friday, the traditional first day of the Christmas shopping season and a day once known for door-to-door deals and hordes of holiday … Read more

Shooting in a school in Brazil: at least 3 dead and 11 injured

Shooting in a school in Brazil: at least 3 dead and 11 injured

CNN — At least three people were killed and 11 others injured on Friday after a gunman opened fire on two schools in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, local authorities said. The attacks took place in the small town of Aracruz, 80 km north of the state capital, Vitoria. The suspected shooter – who … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. beijing CNN — Zhou, a car dealer in northeast China, last saw his father alive during a video chat on the … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. beijing CNN — Zhou, a car dealer in northeast China, last saw his father alive during a video chat on the … Read more

Zion National Park: Hike turns fatal in Utah as woman dies and husband rescued with symptoms of hypothermia

Zion National Park: Hike turns fatal in Utah as woman dies and husband rescued with symptoms of hypothermia

CNN — A married couple’s hike in a Utah national park turned deadly when they began experiencing symptoms of hypothermia, leading to the death of their spouse, officials said. The couple began hiking a 16-mile trail Tuesday at Zion National Park and began braving the cold late Wednesday morning, according to a National Park Service … Read more

Virginia Walmart shooting: Victims remain hospitalized days after mass shooting at a Virginia Walmart leaves 6 dead

Virginia Walmart shooting: Victims remain hospitalized days after mass shooting at a Virginia Walmart leaves 6 dead

CNN — As authorities investigate this week’s mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., at least two employees remained hospitalized after a manager killed six co-workers before killing himself. The Tuesday night shooting — two days before Thanksgiving — began minutes after 10 p.m. in the employee break room, where some workers were preparing … Read more

Walmart mass shooting: Motive for attack in Chesapeake, Virginia unclear

Walmart mass shooting: Motive for attack in Chesapeake, Virginia unclear

CNN — After an ordinary work day turned deadly at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., survivors and investigators spend the Thanksgiving holiday questioning the motive of an employee who opened fire on co-workers, killing six people before turning the gun on himself. Employees were preparing for a night shift when a manager opened fire with … Read more

Walmart mass shooting: Motive for attack in Chesapeake, Virginia unclear

Walmart mass shooting: Motive for attack in Chesapeake, Virginia unclear

CNN — After an ordinary work day turned deadly at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., survivors and investigators spend the Thanksgiving holiday questioning the motive of an employee who opened fire on co-workers, killing six people before turning the gun on himself. Employees were preparing for a night shift when a manager opened fire with … Read more