Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf dies in Dubai

Islamabad CNN —Pakistan’s former President General Pervez Musharraf has died in Dubai after a prolonged illness at Dubai American Hospital, according to a statement from the Pakistani military. Pakistan’s prime minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his “condole...

Chile wildfires leave at least 22 people dead, officials say

CNN —At least 22 people have died in connection widespread forest fires in south-central Chile, according to government officials. Interior Minister Carolina Tohá confirmed during a news conference on Saturday that 22 people are dead. There are 1,429 people...

Pope Francis arrives in South Sudan in historic trip

Juba, South Sudan CNN —Pope Francis arrived in Juba, South Sudan on Friday fulfilling a long-time wish to visit the war-ravaged country, currently in the midst of a major humanitarian emergency. In a first, the Pope is undertaking the trip together with the...

Man pleads guilty to threatening to kill Queen Elizabeth II in 2021

London CNN —A British man has pleaded guilty to threatening to assassinate the late Queen Elizabeth II on Christmas Day 2021, police have said. Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, pleaded guilty to three charges, including treason and possession of an offensive weapon...

Hong Kong and Macao will fully reopen borders with mainland China

Hong Kong CNN —China will fully reopen borders with its special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao next week, in what is expected to be a major boost for the economies of the two cities. From Monday, travelers entering mainland China from Hong Ko...

The Lantern Festival is the Lunar New Year's grand finale

(CNN) — As this year's Lunar New Year celebrations draw to a close, it's time to get ready for the grand finale, a.k.a. the Lantern Festival. The Lantern Festival celebrates the first full moon of the year -- hence the name (Yuan means the beginning. The la...