US military to get expanded military base access in the Philippines

CNN  —  The US military will gain access to four more bases in the Philippines under an agreement announced as US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Manila on Thursday. In addition, the two allies said projects at five bases already covered in the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) were almost completed. The EDCA allows … Read more

Vikings brought their animals with them to Britain over 1,000 years ago

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  When the Vikings crossed the North Sea to reach Britain in the ninth century AD, they brought their dogs and horses with them, according to new research. Archaeologists uncovered what they believe to … Read more

Brazilian Navy says it will sink ‘ghost’ aircraft carrier at high sea

Brasilia Reuters  —  A decommissioned aircraft carrier from the 1960s that has been floating offshore for three months since Turkey refused it entry to be scrapped there will be sunk in the Atlantic Ocean in waters under Brazil’s jurisdiction, the Brazilian Navy said on Wednesday. The 32,000-ton Sao Paulo carrier had been towed by a … Read more

Ukraine’s anti-corruption searches reveal luxury watches, cars and thousands of dollars in cash

CNN  —  Ukrainian authorities have conducted a series of anti-corruption raids across the country, uncovering stashes of cash as well as luxury watches and cars. Among those caught up in the investigations is the acting head of the Kyiv tax authority, who was allegedly part of a scheme to overlook 45 billion Ukrainian hryvnia ($1.2 … Read more

Ukraine Braces for Major Russian Offensive

Russia is preparing to launch a major new offensive against Ukraine in the coming weeks, a top Ukrainian security official said, adding to mounting concerns in Kyiv and the West that the Kremlin is preparing a renewed push to seize large areas of the country. “Russia is preparing for maximum escalation,” said Oleksiy Danilov, the … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a ‘zombie movie’ says Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN  —  Southwest of the city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candle-lit bunker cut into the frozen earth. For several weeks they have been confronting hundreds of fighters belonging to the Russian private military contractor Wagner throwing themselves against Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, Andriy recounts … Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Manhunt police standoff is done, reportedly Benjamin Foster dead – KDRV

BREAKING NEWS: Manhunt police standoff is done, reportedly Benjamin Foster dead  KDRV Manhunt underway for Oregon man accused of torturing woman: Police  Yahoo! Voices Standoff with suspect in Oregon torture case ‘resolved’  The Seattle Times BREAKING: Grants Pass attempted murder suspect in custody after standoff  KTVL Oregon police narrow search for man suspected of kidnapping, torturing woman  NBC News View … Read more

Watch: Ukrainian soldier recalls being attacked by Russia’s Wagner Group

‘They didn’t stop coming’: Ukrainian soldier recalls being attacked by Russia’s Wagner Group The US says Russia is breaking the terms of a key nuclear arms control treaty. Meanwhile, Ukrainian soldiers say they are fighting waves of fighters from the notorious Wagner Group every day. CNN’s Fred Pleitgen reports.

Myanmar coup anniversary: A world looks away from country’s descent into horror

CNN  —  Content warning: This story contains descriptions of violence against children and images viewers may find disturbing. Bhone Tayza had been impatient to start school. A broken arm had kept the 7-year-old home while the other kids began their lessons, but now that his cast was off, he couldn’t wait to join in. His … Read more

Omaha police officer kills gunman shooting AR-15 at west Omaha Target store

Alia Conley ,  Christopher Burbach Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer speaks as emergency personnel respond to an active shooter situation at the Super Target at 17810 West Center Road in Omaha on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The suspect was shot dead by Omaha Police. There were no reports of other shooting victims. … Read more