- China's about to administer its billionth coronavirus shot. Yes, you read that right
- How this CEO is trying to get his country out of its Covid crisis
As Taiwan fights its worst outbreak of Covid-19, two companies are developing local vaccines in the hopes of picking up where other supplies have failed. CNN's Will Ripley sits down for an exclusive interview with the CEO of one of these companies.
- A huge backlog at China's ports could spoil your holiday shopping this year
A coronavirus outbreak in southern China has clogged ports critical to global trade, causing a shipping backlog that could take months to clear and lead to shortages during the year-end holiday shopping season.
- How Russian threats turned this country into a cyber expert
When people like the German Chancellor Angela Merkel or the King of Belgium want to learn more about cybersecurity, they go to Estonia.
- Iranians vote in an all but decided presidential election
Iranians have begun voting in a controversial presidential election that will likely deliver a hardline president who lost the 2017 election and has headed the country's judiciary for the last two years.
- Hear Putin offer rare praise for President Biden
Speaking during a video conference meeting with graduates from Russia's Graduate School of Public Administration, Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his US counterpart Joe Biden, describing him as a "professional" who is "completely knowledgeable on all issues." CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
- Pornhub sued for allegedly serving nonconsensual sex videos
Dozens of women sued Pornhub and its parent company Thursday, alleging that the site knowingly profited from videos depicting rape, child sexual exploitation, trafficking and other nonconsensual sexual content.
- To some, she's a patriot. To others, a domestic terrorist
On a sunny morning in February, as a bagpipe rendition of "Amazing Grace" filled the salt air, Ashli Babbitt's family and friends scattered her ashes into the Pacific Ocean off San Diego.
- Mitch McConnell just blew up Joe Manchin's bipartisan dream
Bipartisanship is a two-way street.
- Roberts, Kavanaugh and Barrett have seized the Supreme Court for now
Chief Justice John Roberts, along with Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrated their collective power at America's highest court on Thursday.
- Hear from Iranian voters as they head to polls in presidential election
Iranians are heading to the polls to elect a successor to President Hassan Rouhani as the country continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic and crippling sanctions. Many observers believe that hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi will likely win the race. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
- What to expect when Harry heads back to London
- In North Korea a packet of coffee costs $100, and that's a problem for Kim Jong Un
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has bigger problems than the United States right now. He needs to feed his people, and his options are not good.
- IDF strikes Gaza for second time this week
The Israeli military struck targets in Gaza for the second time this week, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement, after a continued barrage of incendiary balloons sparked eight fires in southern Israel.
- Ohio lawmaker expelled from state house in historic vote
Nearly a year after being indicted on federal bribery charges, the Ohio State House voted to expel former speaker Larry Householder.
- Conflicts involving an R. Kelly lawyer arise ahead of his trial
As R. Kelly shuffles his legal team two months ahead of trial, a federal judge is weighing potential conflicts involving one of his remaining attorney's past interactions with potential witnesses who may be involved in the trial.
- They were split by Covid for 8 months, until they found a street at the border
For three years, Eleanor Liao and her boyfriend Aaron Leung lived about 12 miles away from each other. But the onset of the coronavirus pandemic made them feel like they were in a long-distance relationship.
- CNN anchor: This is one of most embarrassing failures for ICC
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo returns to the country after 10 years in exile, following an acquittal from the International Criminal Court. He had been on trial for violence in the country following his refusal to concede in the 2010 elections. Professor Phil Clark of the SOAS University of London speaks to CNN's Zain Asher about the case and the challenges the ICC faces.
- Japan's top Covid-19 adviser says holding the Olympics without spectators is 'desirable'
Japan's top coronavirus adviser said Friday that staging the Tokyo Olympics without spectators is "desirable" as it would be the lowest risk option amid the pandemic.
- Daredevil dies while practicing for a world record motorcycle jump
Daredevil Alex Harvill died Thursday while practicing for a world record motorcycle ramp jump, officials in Washington state said. He was 28 years old.
- Wall Street wants employees back in the office
Banking firms like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs announced they want their employees to return to the office as more people are getting vaccinated against Covid-19. CNN's Christine Romans reports.
- Newborn girl found abandoned in a wooden box floating in India's holiest river
A 21-day-old baby was found in a box floating down the Ganges river in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, according to local police.
- Don't get comfortable after getting Juneteenth holiday
There's a recurring meme series on social media known as "What You Asked For vs What You Got." In it, users post side-by-side photos of a beautifully advertised product they ordered (say a gorgeous dress) next to the disappointing garment they actually received (a threadbare slip).
- 11-year-old cross-examined by father in Florida murder trial
Ronnie Oneal, a man in Tampa, Florida, accused of killing his wife and daughter and attempting to kill his son, is serving as his own attorney in his murder trial.
- The absurd whitewashing of Trump's record reaches dangerous level
The Republican Party has turned to another page in the authoritarian playbook as it whitewashes the history of Donald Trump's presidency.
- New video shows rioter wielding flagpole and charging at officers
The Justice Department has released new police body camera footage from the January 6 assault on the US Capitol. The footage was used in the case against Thomas Webster, a former Marine and retired police officer from the New York City Police Department accused of participating in the Capitol attack. Webster has been charged with seven federal crimes and has pleaded not guilty to all charges. CNN's Marshall Cohen has more.
- Victoria's Secret is overhauling its image. Is it enough to regain relevance?
Less than two years after Victoria's Secret pulled the plug on its star-studded annual fashion show, known for runway looks that combined strappy lingerie with enormous wings, the brand is retiring its supermodel "Angels" for good.
- US Navy denies 2021 class president's request to play in NFL
CNN's Don Lemon talks with Navy football team captain Cameron Kinley after the US Navy denied his request to delay his military service and try to play in the National Football League.
- Why Wall Street is in such a rush to get workers back to the office
Wall Street is wasting no time getting its employees back into the office — whether they want to be there or not.
- Tesla is following in the steps of an unlikely rival: Subaru
Tesla has long led the auto industry — sometimes controversially — with its driver-assist system Autopilot. Now, it finds itself suddenly following the lead of an unlikely rival: Subaru.
- SE Cupp: Biden failed to meet this moment
CNN's SE Cupp discusses former presidents' treatment of the media and the consequences of disrespecting reporters after President Joe Biden had tense moments with the press at a summit in Geneva with Russian President Vladmir Putin.
- Pelé 'rooting' for Neymar, who scores 68th goal for Brazil to edge closer to legend's all-time scoring record
Neymar netted his 68th goal for Brazil in its 4-0 win over Peru during the Copa América on Thursday, surpassing Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima as the national team's second top goalscorer behind Pelé.
- Thriller 'SWEAT' shows the perils of influencer fame
Sylwia is constantly being watched -- first by her 600,000 Instagram followers, then by a man parked outside her apartment.
- Bear shot dead after attacking four people in residential area in Japan
A brown bear was shot dead in northern Japan after tearing through a residential area on Friday and injuring four people, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
- How to go backpacking (and why it's worth the effort)
Each summer, Emily Davenport spends days at a time hauling heavy loads through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
- Serena Williams gives daughter tennis lesson in adorable video
The 23-time grand slam winning champion Serena Williams took to Instagram to share an adorable video of her giving her 3-year-old daughter Olympia a tennis lesson.
- Foo Fighters' Bee Gees tribute band releasing music in honor of Record Store Day
How deep is your love for Bee Gees music?
- Tori Spelling says she's co-sleeping with four of her children
Tori Spelling is currently co-sleeping with four of her five children.
- The tragedy behind Italy's famous pasta dish
What's Italy's best pasta sauce? That's the kind of question that can start a fight in the home of spaghetti and tortellini.
- Indonesian town giving away free chickens to encourage vaccine take up
An Indonesian town has found a creative way to motivate people to get vaccinated. Authorities are giving away live chickens to elderly people receiving their first shot.
- This giant prehistoric rhino was the biggest land mammal to walk the Earth
Paleontologists working in China have discovered a new species of giant rhino, the largest land mammal ever to have walked the earth.
- The oat milk wars are just beginning
It's been a big year for America's oat milk fans — and the companies serving them.
- Real estate market madness is everywhere
Low inventory and surging demand have sent house prices soaring around the world, raising concerns about how long the red-hot market can be sustained.
- 'Microchip manicure' turns your nails into business cards
Lanour Beauty Lounge in Dubai is offering a tiny microchip for customers' fingernails. The chips can be used as a digital business card, or to pass on information like an Instagram handle -- or even a full restaurant menu for waiters.
- Okay, okra! 5 reasons to love this underrated ingredient
You probably love okra, and you don't even know it yet.
- Poor sleep linked to dementia and early death, study finds
Older adults who have significant difficulty falling asleep and who experience frequent night awakenings are at high risk for developing dementia or dying early from any cause, a new study finds.
- Stray dog is unrecognizable after 6 pounds of hair is removed
What IS that creature? A stray Shih Tzu needed a haircut so badly you could barely tell it was a dog. But post-shave, CNN's Jeanne Moos reports, a star is born.
- South Korea Paralympic basketball team inspired by coach who died of cancer
South Korean Han Sa-hyun lived and breathed basketball both as a player and a coach.
- Sickle cell scientist fights for a cure for herself and others
Lakiea Bailey has tried to hide the pain and breathlessness she feels from her disease for most of her life.
- 'I just had fun with it': Bryson DeChambeau videobombs Brooks Koepka interview at U.S. Open
Heading into this week's U.S. Open, the on and off course shenanigans between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau had dominated the headlines.