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Will China’s hit period drama ‘Yanxi Palace’ face censorship?

Beijing (CNN)China's hugely successful period dramas could be facing increased scrutiny from the Communist Party and its ever-widening dragnet of cultural censorship. In the spotlight is "Story of Yanxi Palace," an epic 70-episode series about a maid's rise to power...

New England Patriots win Super Bowl LIII for 6th title

Atlanta (CNN)The dynasty lives on. Once again, the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions, winning Super Bowl LIII 13-3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta -- and launching Tom Brady and Bill Belichick into a different stratosphere. They have now won...

Pentagon will deploy approximately 3,750 additional US forces to provide more support at southwest...

(CNN)The Pentagon announced Sunday approximately 3,750 additional U.S. forces will deploy to the southwest border to provide additional support to Customs and Border Protection. That support includes a mobile surveillance capability through the end of September 2019 as well as...

Saudi women’s rights activist is being tortured in ‘palace of terror,’ brother says

(CNN)The brother of jailed Saudi activist Loujain Alhathloul has detailed in a CNN opinion piece the abuse his sister has allegedly endured in prison. In the article, Walid Alhathloul writes that during a recent visit by his parents to see Loujain she told...

South Korea’s glass ceiling: the women struggling to get hired by companies that only...

Seoul (CNN)The interviewer looked at the 23-year-old woman sitting in front of him. He wasn't impressed -- but his reaction had nothing to do with her resumé. "Women aren't fit to work in sales," he told her. "You're a woman,...

Australia is sweltering through record-breaking heat. And the worst is yet to come

(CNN)Farmer Wayne Dunford was already feeling worn down. He'd battled through 18 months of some of the worst drought he'd seen in his half a century on the land. Then the heat struck. Dunford has been feeding livestock by hand on...

Trump chastises intel chiefs after they contradict him on Iran and claims of foreign...

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump chastised his own intelligence officials Wednesday morning for being soft on Iran a day after they contradicted numerous administration claims of foreign policy success. On Tuesday, the nation's top intelligence official, who was appointed by Trump,...

When it’s this cold, Chicago sets its train tracks on fire

(CNN)Chicago residents are a hearty bunch. They know how to keep things moving when the weather turns cold. But what about when it's this cold? Like wind-chill-of-50-below-zero cold? Getting around is lot tougher. When that happens, the folks who keep the commuter...

Philippines vows to ‘destroy’ Islamist extremism. Here’s why that won’t be so easy

(CNN)Less than two years after victory was declared over ISIS-aligned militants in Marawi, the threat of extremism has returned to the southern Philippines. Despite moving forward with a historic deal to provide the region's Muslim population with a high degree...

Extreme weather is so bad in some parts of the country, even the US...

(CNN)"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," the saying goes. But whoever said that didn't face weather of the kind predicted for Wednesday. So postal workers...

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