Louise Fletcher, ‘Nurse Ratched’ actress, dies at 88

CNN — Louise Fletcher, the actress who won an Academy Award for playing the villainous Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” died Friday in France, according to her agent David Shaul. She was 88. Shaul said Fletcher died of “natural causes,” without providing further details. She was surrounded by her family at … Read more

Mahsa Amini death: Iran restricts internet as protest deaths mount

CNN — Iranian authorities say they will restrict internet access in the country until calm is restored to the streets, as protests over the death of a young woman in the custody of the morality police rock the Islamic Republic. Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protest since the death last week … Read more

Hot mic catches South Korean leader swearing about US lawmakers

CNN — A criticism of US lawmakers by the President of South Korea has gone viral on social media – after a hot mic picked him up using an expletive. Yoon Suk Yeol appears to have made the remark after meeting US President Joe Biden at a conference for the Global Fund in New York … Read more

Russia drafts anti-war protesters into military amid nationwide demonstrations: monitoring group

CNN — More than 1,300 people were detained across Russia on Wednesday for participating in nationwide anti-war protests – with some directly conscripted into the military, according to a monitoring group, after leader Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization” of citizens for his faltering invasion of Ukraine. Images and videos show police cracking down on … Read more

Mahsa Amini’s father says Iran authorities lied about her death, as protests rage

CNN — The father of an Iranian woman who died in police custody last week has accused authorities of lying about her death, as protests rage nationwide despite the government’s attempt to curb dissent with an internet blackout. Amjad Amini, whose daughter Mahsa died after being arrested in Tehran by morality police, said doctors had … Read more

Mastermind of Navy bribery scheme captured in Venezuela after escaping house arrest in San Diego

CNN — Leonard Francis, the former military contractor known as “Fat Leonard” who orchestrated the largest corruption scandal in US Navy history, was arrested Tuesday morning by authorities in Venezuela at the request of the US Marshals Service, according to the agency. Francis is currently detained by authorities in Venezuela and US government officials have … Read more

Mahsa Amini: Iran women protest and burn their hijabs over death of woman who died in police custody

CNN — In the video, a massive crowd cheers as a woman lifts a pair of scissors to her hair – exposed, without a hijab in sight. The sea of ​​people, many of them men, roar as she chops off her ponytail and raises her fist in the air. It was a powerful act of … Read more

Putin speech: Russia announces immediate ‘partial mobilization’ of citizens for its offensive in Ukraine

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the immediate “partial mobilization” of Russian citizens in an escalation of Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine and pledged to use “all means” to defend the country and its people. “Our country also has various means of destruction and in some components more modern than those of the NATO … Read more

4 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the US are preventable, CDC finds

CNN — The vast majority of deaths among pregnant women and new mothers in the United States are preventable, according to a new report. For more than 4 out of 5 women who died during pregnancy, during delivery or up to a year postpartum – more than 84% – death could have been avoided with … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: More than 1 million were left without running water after storm ripped through the Dominican Republic. It’s only expected to get stronger

CNN — Hurricane Fiona is continuing its ruinous path Tuesday after devastating Puerto Rico with flooding rain then ripping through the Dominican Republic, where more than a million people were left without running water and dozens of homes were destroyed. Nearly 800 people were brought to safety by emergency workers in the Dominican Republic, according … Read more