Brazil looks to book a place in the knockout stage without injured star man Neymar

CNN — The image of Neymar limping off the pitch, his right ankle visibly swollenwould have left millions of Brazil fans fearing the worst. Fortunately for them, the player who has become this generation’s talisman will be fit in time to play in the 2022 World Cup knockout stage, should Brazil qualify, after being diagnosed … Read more

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday. But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to testify

CNN — A federal court has denied a 19-year-old’s request to let her witness her father’s execution on Tuesday, when the state of Missouri is scheduled to put him to death for the 2005 murder of police sergeant William McEntee. Corionsa Ramey is barred from attending the execution of her father, Kevin Johnson, because Missouri … Read more

Protests erupt across China in an unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Beijing CNN — Protests erupted across China throughout the weekend, including at universities and in Shanghai where hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s stringent and increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. A deadly fire at an apartment block in Urumqi, the capital of the … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Morocco vs Belgium: Big World Cup upsets as Atlas Lions shock Red Devils and Costa Rica defeats Japan

CNN — It was a day of big upsets at the World Cup as Belgium and Japan both succumbed to shock defeats against Morocco and Costa Rica respectively. Morocco won its first World Cup match since 1998 – and its third ever – securing a sensational 2-0 victory over heavyweight Belgium to ensure that it … Read more

“A significant severe-weather event will be likely” this week, meteorologists say

CNN — A new robust storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest Sunday is expected to spawn severe storms in the South this week. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an early forecast warning, calling for “a significant severe-weather event” across parts of the lower Mississippi River Valley Tuesday. “This storm system will have the … Read more

University of Idaho student stabbings: 2 weeks after police found 4 slain victims, here’s where the investigation stands

CNN — Two weeks later the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, dozens of local, state and federal investigators are still working to determine who carried out the brutal attack. After sifting through more than 1,000 tips and conducting at least 150 interviews, investigators have yet to identify a suspect or uncover a … Read more

Germany looks to bounce back from shock defeat and revive World Cup hopes against dangerous Spain

CNN — If Germany is to avoid the ignominy of consecutive World Cup group stage exits, it will need to earn a positive result against a Spain side that looked like the tournament’s most dangerous team after the opening round of fixtures. Finishing bottom of the group at Russia 2018, a tournament Germany went into … Read more

Early voting begins in some Georgia counties as Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker sprint to the December 6 runoff

CNN — A week-long early voting period begins Saturday in some Georgia counties as Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker enter a week-and-a-half, post-Thanksgiving sprint to theirs December 6 runoff election. Unlike the 2021 runoffs, control of the Senate is not on the line, with Democrats having won 50 seats already and … Read more

Investigators have received more than 260 digital submissions in the probe of University of Idaho murders

CNN — Almost two weeks after that stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, police are still searching for clues and asking the public for help. Investigators are reviewing more than 260 digital submissions – including videos and photos – by the public to an FBI linkthe Moscow Police Department said Friday night. Detectives … Read more