Greenland’s ‘zombie ice’ will raise sea levels by 10 inches

Zombie ice from the massive Greenland Ice Sheet will eventually raise sea levels by at least 10 inches (27 centimeters) on its own, according to a study released Monday. Zombie or doomed ice is ice that is still attached to thicker areas of ice, but is no longer fed by those larger glaciers. This is … Read more

Libya, Tripoli suffers the worst fighting in years. Here’s what you need to know about the crisis

The worst fighting in Libya for two years suddenly hit the capital, Tripoli, on Saturday. It explains what led to the violence, why it matters, and how things can unfold. Libya’s fault lines surfaced as local groups took different positions during the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. An attempted democratic transition has spiraled … Read more

Pope expands ranks of cardinals likely to choose successor

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis elevated 20 other clergymen to the rank of cardinal on Saturday, officially expanding those who are now eligible to vote for his successor in the event he dies or resigns — the latest step he said that ‘he would consider if the need arose. Of the clergymen named new … Read more

Somalia hotel siege ends after 30 hours with 21 dead and 117 injured

Somali authorities on Sunday ended an attack by Islamic extremists that left 21 dead and more than 110 injured when gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital. It took more than 30 hours for Somali forces to contain fighters who stormed Mogadishu’s Hayat hotel on Friday night in an assault that began with loud explosions. … Read more

Somali forces end hotel attack that left 21 dead and 117 injured

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali authorities put an end to an attack by Islamic extremists on Sunday that left 21 people dead and more than 110 injured when gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital. It took more than 30 hours for Somali forces to contain fighters who stormed Mogadishu’s Hayat hotel on Friday night … Read more

Scientists discover an 8 km wide underwater crater created during the disappearance of the dinosaurs

No, it wasn’t this asteroid, the one that doomed the dinosaurs to extinction, but a previously unknown crater 248 miles off the coast of West Africa that was created roughly at the same time. Further study of the Nadir crater, as it is called, could upend what we know about this cataclysmic moment in natural … Read more

William Ruto defeats Raila Odinga to win Kenyan presidency

Ruto won with 50.49% of the vote, narrowly beating veteran opposition leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga, who was contesting his fifth election. He will become Kenya’s fifth president since independence, winning the seat on his first attempt. Ruto’s party, the Kenya First Coalition, won the majority of seats in Kenya’s Senate, the second … Read more

Officials: Fire at Coptic church in Cairo kills 41, injures 14

CAIRO (AP) — A fire engulfed a crowded church during morning services in the Egyptian capital on Sunday, killing at least 41 worshipers and injuring 14. The church quickly filled with thick black smoke and witnesses said several trapped worshipers jumped from upper floors to escape. “Choking, choking, all dead,” said a distraught witness, who … Read more

Sierra Leone. Curfew decreed in capital Freetown amid violent anti-government protests

CNN — Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Wednesday to protest against inflation and the rising cost of living in the West African country, according to people interviewed by CNN. The protests sometimes turned violent. Graphic images and videos of beaten and seriously injured protesters and some members of … Read more

Kenya elections 2022: Kenyans vote in a race too close to be announced

CNN — Kenyans head to the polls on Tuesday in crucial elections as incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to hand over power to a new leader. About 22 million Kenyans have registered to vote, the country’s electoral body (IEBC) saidand polls opened from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET Monday to … Read more