Boeing 737-800: what we know about the plane that crashed in China

The cause of Monday’s crash has yet to be determined. The plane had been in service since 2015. The flight, operated by China Eastern Airlines, was flying from the city of Kunming in southwest China to Guangzhou when it crashed. Here’s what we know about the plane. The crashed China Eastern Airlines plane was a … Read more

After the crash of a Boeing in China, a desperate hunt for survivors

Rescue workers gathered on Tuesday for a desperate search for all survivors of the crash of a passenger plane carrying 132 people which plunged to more than 20,000 feet in just over a minute before crashing on Monday in a remote mountain valley in southern China. China Eastern Airlines, which operated the Boeing 737-800, and … Read more

Your Tuesday Briefing: The Fight for Mariupol

Hello. We cover the ongoing destruction of Mariupol, Ukraine, the search for survivors in a Chinese plane crash and the lifting of Covid restrictions in Hong Kong. The bloody fight for Mariupol Ukraine has rejected Russia’s request that soldiers defending Mariupol surrender at dawn on Monday. Efforts to reach the hundreds of thousands of people … Read more

Disney Shanghai temporarily shuts down as Omicron sweeps through China.

Disney will temporarily close its Shanghai resort starting Monday in response to the growing number of Covid cases in China, the company said. The move reflects growing restrictions on travel and entertainment across China as the government attempts to eradicate the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus under its strict ‘zero Covid’ policy. … Read more

Hopes of third Trump-Kim summit revived despite criticism from Pyongyang

CNN — Hopes for a third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared revived on Wednesday even after Pyongyang chastised Washington for “hostility” that was “viciously slandering” the country. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has accused the United States of engaging in “extreme hostile acts” against their country, specifically … Read more

Japan rescued red-crowned cranes. Can they survive without humans?

KUSHIRO, Japan — The dance of the red-crowned cranes has begun, an impromptu pas de deux. The couple approached, bowing. They passed each other, gliding through the air and returning to earth with the effortless grace of parachutes. In dramatic momentum, they spread their pristine white, jet-black wings and tipped their beaks toward the rainbow … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meets Xi Jinping in surprise visit to China

beijing CNN — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first trip abroad since taking power in 2011, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing and discussing the country’s abandonment of nuclear weapons, according to state media. Chinese state. Kim, who made the surprise trip to the Chinese capital at Beijing’s request, said he … Read more

Abductions in Afghanistan: closure of the American University of Afghanistan

Story Highlights American and Australian lecturers were both kidnapped on Sunday, embassies confirmed The school said it plans to resume operations on Wednesday Kabul, Afghanistan CNN — The American University of Afghanistan has temporarily suspended activities on campus after two of its professors were abducted at gunpoint on Sunday, according to a statement released by … Read more

Your Monday briefing: Russia’s assault on Mariupol

We cover Russia’s bombing of Mariupol and China’s new strategy to combat its recent surge in coronavirus cases. As War Stalls, Russia Continues to Bomb Mariupol With Russia failing to capture major Ukrainian cities, appearing to be losing ground around kyiv and beset by heavy casualties, a consensus is emerging in the West that the … Read more