Agatha Christie’s classic detective novels edited to remove potentially offensive language

Written by Toyin Owoseje, CNN Novels by “Queen of Crime” Agatha Christie are the latest classic works to be revised to remove racist references and other language considered offensive to modern audiences. According to the UK’s The Telegraph newspaper, publisher HarperCollins has edited some passages and entirely removed others from its new digital editions of … Read more

‘Historic’ strikes leave Israel at standstill with crowds in streets to protest judicial reform | CNN

Jerusalem CNN  —  Israel’s political crisis escalated into uncharted territory Monday as the country’s largest trade union announced a “historic” strike shutting down transportation, universities, restaurants and retailers in protest against Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned judicial overhaul. All takeoffs from Israel’s main airport, Ben Gurion Tel Aviv, were halted for several hours because of … Read more

More than two dozen Israeli mayors declare hunger strike over judicial overhaul

Palestinians protest Israel’s politics after performing first Friday prayer of Ramadan at Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem on March 24. (Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) At its core, Israel’s planned judicial overhaul would give the country’s parliament, the Knesset, and therefore the parties in power, more control over the judiciary. From how judges are selected, to what … Read more

Ralphie, the ‘demon dog’ of Niagara, has finally been adopted | CNN

CNN  —  Fourth time’s the charm for this mischievous pup – hopefully. Ralphie, who made headlines after a New York animal shelter described him as a “fire-breathing demon,” has finally been adopted for the fourth time, according to the shelter. The Niagara SPCA said in a Friday Facebook post they received more than 700 applications … Read more

BREAKING: Israel’s biggest union calls “historic” strike to stop “judicial revolution”

At its core, Israel’s planned judicial overhaul would give the country’s parliament, the Knesset, and therefore the parties in power, more control over the judiciary. From how judges are selected, to what laws the Supreme Court can rule on, to even giving parliament power to overturn Supreme Court decisions, the changes would be the most … Read more

How scientists are decoding what the past smelled like | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Smells hover just below our conscious awareness, conjuring up emotions and memories that shape how we perceive and navigate the world. An unexpected whiff of a long-forgotten snack or a dusty book can … Read more

Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine, plan for tactical nukes in Belarus

Vladimir Putin says he plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, the neighboring ally from which he staged part of his February 2022 invasion of Ukraine. When the Russian president uses the word “nuclear” the world pays attention and that appears to be a major reason why he said it. As usual with Putin, … Read more

Myanmar junta throws huge military parade days after new US sanctions | CNN

CNN  —  Myanmar’s ruling military paraded an arsenal of weapons in the capital Naypyidaw on Monday, in a grand display of force days after the United States imposed fresh sanctions against the junta for inflicting “pain and suffering on the people of Burma.” The array of equipment – ranging from rocket launchers to tanks – … Read more

Live updates: Israel protests erupt in Tel Aviv as Netanyahu’s crisis deepens

Mass protests erupted in Israel Sunday night as thousands of people took to the streets in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem amid a worsening political crisis in the country. Israelis took to the streets after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister over his opposition to a planned judicial overhaul. Protesters rally against the Israeli government’s judicial … Read more

Nearly 8 million driver license numbers and passport numbers stolen in Australia | CNN

CNN  —  Digital payments and lending firm Latitude Holdings said on Monday that 7.9 million Australian and New Zealand driver license numbers were stolen in a large-scale information theft on March 16. Apart from the driver licence numbers stolen, the Australian fintech firm also identified about 53,000 passport numbers were stolen, and fewer than 100 … Read more