At least 2 dead as Storm Arwen thrashes UK

(CNN) At least two people are reported to have died as Britain was battered by severe weather with winds reaching speeds of over 90 mph (144 km/h) in some areas. The Met Office said Northumberland in northern England, was hit by overnight gusts of wind of 9...

The 'betrayal' that could kill Britain's railway romance

(CNN) — The romance of rail travel has seduced many travelers over the years. But there are too many bad days of complaints, overcrowding, cancellations, delays and soaring prices -- particularly in the north of England. Who would have thought that announci...

Peng Shuai: WTA remains 'deeply concerned' about Chinese tennis star

In an email statement on Saturday, the WTA says CEO Steve Simon has attempted to reach out to Peng "via various communication channels," including two emails "to which it was clear her responses were influenced by others." Simon has therefore "decided not t...

At least 19 killed in central Mexico bus crash

Mexico City At least 19 people were killed and 20 more injured on Friday when a passenger bus traveling on a highway in central Mexico crashed into a house, authorities said. The brakes on the bus, which was heading to a local religious shrine in the state...

Malawi defends decision to ask Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador

(CNN) The government of Malawi has defended its decision to invite the former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson to become the country's official cannabis ambassador following a backlash over his conviction for rape in the 1990s. Malawi legalized the gro...

The pilot who helped 1,000 Afghan refugees flee to the US

Khogyani is a United Airlines pilot and a photographer who has spent much of his life snapping scenes that look like postcards from the Garden of Eden. It's something he stumbled upon while volunteering last summer during a nine-hour flight to the US, on a...

IOC member Dick Pound 'puzzled' by reaction to Peng Shuai video call

(CNN) Long-time International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound has said that he is "puzzled" by the reaction to a video call between three-time Olympian Peng Shuai and IOC president Thomas Bach. Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai held a video call with...

Michelin star restaurant in a 14th century building burns down

(CNN) — Michelin -star restaurant in northern England housed in a 14th century building has suffered significant damage after its thatched roof caught fire. The Star Inn at Harome caught fire at 10.13 p.m. local time (5.13 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, according t...

Germany is giving nearly two million workers a 25% pay rise

London (CNN Business) Almost 2 million workers in Europe's biggest economy are set for a big pay rise. following lengthy coalition negotiations. Three German political parties agreed to form a new government on Wednesday, with left-leaning Social Democrat O...

At least 11 dead, dozens trapped in Russian mining accident

(CNN) At least 11 people died in an accident at a coal mine in Russia's Siberia on Thursday, local authorities said, as emergency workers tried to rescue dozens more miners who were still trapped deep underground. Coal dust caught fire in a ventilation shaf...