Category Archives: CNN – World

Amid looming coronavirus crisis, progress made in fight against Ebola

Amid looming coronavirus crisis, progress made in fight against Ebola

As China and the world try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, the fight against another deadly disease, Ebola, has reached an encouraging “milestone,” the World Health Organization said Friday. Four countries in Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ghana and Zambia, have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress”…MORE

In these ‘very dark times,’ Jane Goodall explains why she is still hopeful

In these ‘very dark times,’ Jane Goodall explains why she is still hopeful

Jane Goodall will be turning 86 this year, but she shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, there’s a renewed sense of urgency to her activism. Her days are packed with meetings with world leaders, visiting conservation projects, supporting her Roots & Shoots movement and sharing her message with anyone who will listen. She…MORE

Massive asteroid will swing by Earth after Valentine’s Day

Massive asteroid will swing by Earth after Valentine’s Day

Not long after Valentine’s Day ends, a massive asteroid estimated to be between 1,443 feet and 3,248 feet long will pass by Earth around 6:05 a.m. ET on Saturday. Based on the size range, it could be anywhere between the size of a suspension bridge to taller than a skyscraper. But the experts at NASA’s…MORE

An eventual peace deal in Afghanistan? It’s complicated

An eventual peace deal in Afghanistan? It’s complicated

The war in Afghanistan has lasted so long that kids born after it began are now old enough to fight in it. Now, news that US President Donald Trump could approve the first step to a US peace deal with the Taliban may herald a fragile but significant foreign policy breakthrough — and bring some…MORE

Mysterious ‘ghost population’ of ancient humans discovered

Mysterious ‘ghost population’ of ancient humans discovered

A mysterious population of ancient humans lived in West Africa about half a million years ago, and scientists believe their genes still live on in people today. This “archaic ghost population” appears to have diverged from modern humans before Neanderthals split off from the family tree, according to the research published by the “Science Advances”…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Remember when I told you that Lori Loughlin’s college admissions scandal trial would be in October?  Scratch that.  Her lawyers just told a judge that they won’t be ready until 2021.  The judge gets the final decision. Vanessa Bryant honored her daughter, Gianna, yesterday by changing the name of Kobe Bryant’s charity.  Mamba Sports Foundation…

Thursday’s Dirt

Congratulations to Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas!  The couple is said to be pregnant with their first child.  The couple was married in May. The brothers that say they were paid to attack Jussie Smollett are upset.  They say that now they can’t find work.  They used to get 4 to 5 auditions a week…