How to stop it, why carbon dioxide matters

Scientists around the world are trying to learn more about how rising global average temperatures are affecting weather. They say it is increasingly likely that climate change will make weather events more intense, more frequent or of longer duration. It raises temperatures in heat waves and adds a percentage of rain to intense storms. It … Read more

Former Moscow-affiliated church claims religious persecution as security raids flare

CNN — The vertically shot video published last November shows no weapons, battlefield atrocities, or even soldiers. But the sound of a patriotic Russian song echoing through a church on the famous grounds of Kiev’s Lavra Monastery seemed to open a new front in Ukraine’s war with Russia. The church belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox … Read more

Repaired German Leopard tanks for Ukraine to be ready by 2024 at the earliest, gunmaker says

BERLIN (Reuters) – German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall could not deliver repaired Leopard 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine until 2024 at the earliest, the chief executive said in the Bild newspaper on Sunday. Germany announced earlier this month that it would supply Ukraine with Marder infantry fighting vehicles to repel Russian troops. But Kiev has … Read more

The bloody siege of Bakhmut poses a risk to Ukraine

Comment on this story Remark Ukraine faces tough choices about how much deeper to drag its army into a protracted battle for the besieged city of Bakhmut, while Kiev prepares for another counter-offensive elsewhere on the front that will require weapons, ammunition and skilled fighters. Russia has escalated its attack in the area in recent … Read more

At least 44 dead in Nepal’s worst plane crash in nearly five years

KATHMANDU, Jan. 15 (Reuters) – At least 44 people were killed when a domestic flight crashed in Nepal’s Pokhara on Sunday, an aviation authority official said. Hundreds of rescuers were scouring the hill where the Yeti Airlines plane carrying 72 people from the capital Kathmandu crashed. The weather was clear, said Jagannath Niroula, spokesman for … Read more

California battered by torrential rain amid a new wave of storms

The latest in a series of powerful storm fronts driven by atmospheric rivers California struck again on Saturday as the state continued to struggle with heavy rains and flooding that caused widespread damage and forced thousands to evacuate. At a news conference Saturday in Merced County, California, Governor Gavin Newsom said the storms are responsible … Read more

How Ukraine Became a Laboratory for Western Weapons and Innovation on the Battlefield

CNN — Last fall, as Ukraine retook large swaths of territory in a series of counter-attacks, it bombarded Russian troops with US-made artillery and missiles. Leading some of that artillery was a homemade targeting system Ukraine had developed on the battlefield. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablet computers and smartphones into … Read more

Yeti Airlines plane with 72 people on board crashes in Nepal

A plane with 72 people on board crashed in Nepal on Sunday morning, killing at least 16 people, an army spokesman said. The Yeti Airline plane was carrying 68 passengers and 4 crew members when it crashed near Pokhara International Airport, the Kathmandu Post reported, citing a spokesman for the airline. Two infants and 10 … Read more