Biden tells Floridians to heed warnings over Hurricane Ian: ‘The danger is real’

CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned Florida residents to heed precautions and listen to officials as the “incredibly dangerous” Hurricane Ian barrels toward the Sunshine State. “This storm is incredibly dangerous, to state the obvious. It’s life-threatening. You should obey all warnings and directions from emergency officials. Don’t take anything for granted. Use … Read more

Why Iranian women are cutting their hair

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  A weeping Iranian woman is seen kneeling by her dead brother’s coffin as she slashes through her hair with a pair of … Read more

Deadly Hurricane Ian, now approaching Category 5 strength, threatens ‘catastrophic’ storm surge as it nears Florida

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN  —  Hurricane Ian – now an “extremely dangerous” storm just shy of Category 5 strength – is poised to inflict “catastrophic” winds and storm surge as it nears … Read more

Unvaccinated individuals 14 times more likely to get monkeypox than vaccinated, new US data shows

CNN  —  Eligible individuals who did not receive the monkeypox vaccine were around 14 times likelier to become infected with the virus than those who were vaccinated, according to federal government data described to CNN by multiple US health officials. That figure reflects the first wave of authoritative data collected by the Biden administration on … Read more

Richarlison: Brazil forward racially abused as fan throws banana at him during 5-1 victory over Tunisia in France

CNN  —  Brazil’s impressive end to its World Cup preparation was overshadowed by racist abuse as forward Richarlison had a banana thrown at him by a fan during the 5-1 victory over Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday. The Tottenham Hotspur star scored Brazil’s second goal but as he celebrated a banana was thrown at him … Read more

Hilaree Nelson’s body found after US ski mountaineer dies during Nepal expedition

CNN  —  The body of Hilaree Nelson was found Wednesday and taken to a forensic laboratory in Kathmandu for an autopsy after the renowned US ski mountaineer died during an expedition in Nepal, according to Sachindra Kumar Yadav, an official with the tourism department. The 49-year-old American, who has enjoyed a famed career spanning over … Read more

Russian forces have staged illegal ‘referendums’ in Ukraine. What comes next?

CNN  —  Pro-Russian authorities have held so-called referendums in four regions of Ukraine over recent days and, while the votes are illegal and have been universally dismissed as “a sham” by Ukraine and Western nations, there are fears that they could create a pretext for a new, dangerous stage in the war. They come with … Read more

The Truss tax plan cushions the wealthy while pushing borrowers toward a financial cliff

This story is part of CNN Business’ Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here. New York CNN Business  —  After tumbling to a record low against the dollar, the British pound stabilized Tuesday, rising more than 1% to $1.08. But the economic policy that sparked the currency’s historic nosedive … Read more

Hurricane Ian barrels toward Florida as Category 3 storm

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Cuba in nationwide blackout after Hurricane Ian slams into the Caribbean island nation

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. Are you affected by Hurricane Ian? Text or WhatsApp your stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. ¿Te ha afectado el huracán Ian? Comparte tu historia por mensaje de texto o por WhatsApp a +1 332-261-0775. Havana, Cuba CNN  —  Crews in Cuba are … Read more