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The Chinese gymnastics school training children for Olympic glory

China has attracted legions of critics but has also made it one of the most successful Olympic nations.

Paris attacker captured in Belgium

A raid in Belgium led to the capture of Salah Abdeslam, the last remaining Paris attacker and the most wanted fugitive in Europe. The raid also netted two other suspects. Charlie D’Agata reports.

As Europe’s airlines get billions in COVID bailouts, is rail being left behind?

While the European Commission has given the green light to billions in state aid to Air France, the rail sector says companies such as Eurostar are not seeing the same level of government support.

FBI opens a new investigation into China 'every 10 hours,' bureau director says

The FBI has more than 2,000 investigations that tie back to the Chinese government and is opening a new one "every 10 hours," the bureau's director told the US Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.

This country just cut two of its attack submarines in half

• Beijing has a navy it doesn't even admit exists, experts say • Watch: Chinese naval exercises amid rising tensions over Taiwan

Changes in India's rainfall could seriously impact more than a billion people

Global warming is increasing the variability of India's monsoon rains faster than previously projected, according to a recent study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

The Mexican women who kicked out the cartels – video

Adelaida Sánchez is a member of the community police force in Cherán, a Purépecha indigenous town in Michoacán, Mexico, which declared itself autonomous in 2011. When the town was under siege from illegal logging, cartel criminals, and corrupt authorities and the men of the town stood by and did nothing, it was left to women to lead the fightback. On the tenth anniversary of the uprising, Adelaida patrols the town and its forests, providing an oasis amidst the murder, kidnap and extortion across the statePhotograph credit: Andrea Murcia

US company illegally peddling ‘miracle cure’ bleach for new Covid variants

Oclo in Florida exploiting fears around new virus strains by selling chlorine dioxide, despite FDA warnings against fraudulent ‘cures’Peddlers of industrial bleach who urge Americans to drink the fluid as a “miracle cure” for cancer, HIV/Aids and other diseases have begun touting the product illegally as a treatment for the latest variants of Covid-19.Chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleaching agent used in textile and paper manufacturing, is being compounded and sold out of a makeshift laboratory in Miami, Florida. The company, Oclo Nanotechnology Science, is playing on fears of the new strain of...

UN outlines plan to close camps housing 430,000 refugees in Kenya

Proposals follow Kenyan government’s ultimatum to UN refugee agency to close Dadaab and Kakuma campsThe UN refugee agency has given the Kenyan government “sustainable and rights-based” proposals for the closure of Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.The response follows a 14-day ultimatum issued by the Kenyan government for the UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) to come up with a plan for closing the two camps, which are home to some 430,000 refugees and asylum seekers from more than 15 countries.

EXPLAINER: What's behind the conflict in eastern Ukraine?

Growing cease-fire violations and a massive Russian military buildup are causing tensions to rise in the conflict in eastern Ukraine

Captured ISIS soldier speaks of trouble in the ranks

In a sign that ISIS may be having trouble keeping willing recruits, a captured 19-year-old ISIS soldier told his captors that he became disillusioned with ISIS due to all of the violence and killings. The young Syrian man reported that witnessing a beheading caused him to lose faith in ISIS and leave the terrorist group. Holly Williams reports from Syria.

North Korea launches two ballistic missiles

This week, the U.S. slapped new sanctions on North Korea for its recent nuclear test. North Korea responded by launching two ballistic missiles capable of reaching Japan. David Martin reports.

Biden set to issue sweeping sanctions against Russia

The sanctions, which may be issued as soon as Thursday, are expected to target over 30 Russian entities and include the expulsion of at least 10 Russian individuals.

The greatest stunt yet from the 'Fast & Furious': Saving movie theaters

The Fast & Furious series has pulled off a lot of stunts during its 20 year run. But "F9" — the latest installment in Universal's high-octane blockbuster franchise — may have to pull off the brand's boldest stunt yet: saving the entire movie theater industry.

Coinbase says it's the bitcoin investment for people afraid of buying bitcoin

Coinbase Global is going public through a direct listing Wednesday, becoming the first cryptocurrency exchange on the stock market.

Uber expects employees to spend at least three days a week at the office

As offices reopen, Uber says its employees can work from home if they choose — but only for two days a week.

Audi just debuted its cheapest electric car

Google parent sells robot unit, Spotify to settle licensing dispute, Ikea recalls lamps #CBSNBusiness Headlines

Google's parent company is putting robotics maker Boston Dynamics up for sale; Spotify agrees to pay $20 million to settle a licensing dispute; Ikea recalls all Gotham table and floor lamps. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Hena Daniels at the New York Stock Exchange.

Police operation in Belgium, possibly related to Paris suspect

There are reports that shots have been fired in Molenbeek, Belgium, and it may be related to Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has the latest details.

What’s at Stake in U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry’s Trip to China

Washington's climate envoy becomes the first senior Biden administration official to visit China—but he does so at a time of high tension

Biologists defy Cyprus' ethnic cleave to protect environment
Biologists defy Cyprus' ethnic cleave to protect environment

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - There’s something regal in the sprightly step and curious gaze of the long-horn sheep that roam the hills near Varisia, an abandoned village inside a U.N. buffer zone that cuts...

US troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain Afghanistan
US troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Biden administration’s surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 appears to strip the Taliban and the Afghan government of considerab...

Russia claims ‘alternative’ Sputnik vaccine DOESN’T cause rare blood clots in ‘bid to cash in’ on AstraZeneca row

RUSSIA has claimed its Sputnik jab does not cause rare blood clots in what experts say is a bid to “undermine” western vaccines. The remedy’s manufacturer, Moscow’s Gamaleya Research Institute, says it does not cause clots because of its “purification technology.” The Sputnik V jab triggers an immune response within the body in a similar

US troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain Afghanistan

The Biden administration’s surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by September appears to strip Taliban insurgents and the Afghan government of considerable leverage

Biologists defy Cyprus’ ethnic cleave to protect environment

The endangered Mouflon sheep is one of many rare plant and animal species that have flourished inside a U.N. buffer zone that cuts across ethnically cleaved Cyprus

Week in Review: President reveals Supreme Court nominee

Top stories: President Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court, an Amtrak train derails in Kansas, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton expand leads after primaries, and more

India sees COVID-19 cases soar past 14 million amid 'alarming' rise in infections

In New Delhi, hotels and wedding banquet halls are being converted into COVID-19 centres amid a surge in cases.

Hong Kong marks first ‘National Security Education Day’

Parades, quizzes and exhibitions as Hong Kong promotes the controversial Beijing imposed national security law.

‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse

Women in the Middle East and north Africa say social codes leave them unable to talk about social media abuse as pandemic pushes sexual harassment off the streetsThe first pornographic picture sent shivers of shock through Amal as she stared in horror at the phone screen. Until now, she had responded politely to the older man who had been messaging her on Facebook, hoping to deter his questions about her life with curt, one-word replies.More lurid pictures followed, some from pornographic magazines, others of the man himself in sexual poses. “I started to blame myself and feel that I invited t...

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

Over the past year, dog ownership has surged, and they have brought many of us untold joy. But the lack of proper training or socialisation has led to a growing danger of attacksAnnie Forman’s cockapoo was not a pandemic puppy, but she became one: a furry lifebuoy to cling to during the first lockdown. Forman, 28, a receptionist at a GP surgery in a small Devon town, had grown up with dogs. They had never let her down, which she couldn’t say for some of the humans in her life.So when in January last year, Forman moved from her parents’ dog-filled home to her own place, the first thing she did...

Cancelling Tokyo Olympics ‘remains an option’ says top Japanese politician

Toshihiro Nikai’s comments are at odds with the united front presented by the Japanese governmentA senior member of Japan’s ruling party has said that cancelling the Tokyo Olympics “remains an option” if the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen.“If it seems impossible to do it any more, then we have to stop, decisively,” Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic party, said in a TV interview that has yet to be aired.

American astronaut and two cosmonauts launch for ISS Friday

An American and two Russians will launch Friday from Kazakhstan for a six-month visit to the International Space Station. Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts joins CBSN to discuss the mission.

NASA experiment: Setting a fire in space

NASA is planning to light a fire in space in order to study how it behaves and what safety precautions should be taken in case of future fires. Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts joins CBSN to discuss the experiment.

American ISIS fighter says he regrets joining terror group

The American who defected from ISIS in Iraq is opening up about how he became disillusioned with jihad. Mohammed Jamal Khweis revealed to Kurdish TV that he traveled from his home in Virginia to London, and then to Amsterdam. From there, he went to Turkey, where a contact helped him join ISIS. Elizabeth Palmer reports from Erbil, Iraq, close to where Kurdish forces detained Khweis.

Biologists defy Cyprus' ethnic cleave to protect environment

The endangered Mouflon sheep is one of many rare plant and animal species that have flourished inside a U.N. buffer zone that cuts across ethnically cleaved Cyprus

US troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain Afghanistan

The Biden administration’s surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by September appears to strip Taliban insurgents and the Afghan government of considerable leverage

Colorful coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals

At one recent funeral in New Zealand, there were gasps before a wave of laughter rippled through the hundreds of mourners

Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

Two top officials of Japan’s ruling LDP party suggested separately that the Tokyo Olympics could still in for some radical changes

Covid-19 live updates: India reports record 200,000 new covid-19 cases as outbreak spreads

To date, more than 46 percent of the eligible U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose, though the number of new cases continued to trend upward at an average of 9 percent over the past week. At least 563,000 people have died of covid-19.

3/17: Violent storm drops egg-sized hail in Texas; SeaWorld to end killer whale shows

Hail ranging in size from an egg to a tennis ball destroyed just about everything in it fell on Thursday morning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; SeaWorld is bowing to public pressure and ending its famous killer whale shows as well as its controversial orca breeding program

Merrick Garland visits Capitol Hill, John Kerry calls ISIS genocidal: #CBSN10 trending stories

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland visits senators on Capitol Hill; Secretary of State John Kerry calls ISIS "genocidal"; Lindsey Graham backs Ted Cruz and more in today's CBSNews.com trending stories.

Into the Labyrinth review – Dustin Hoffman psycho-thriller goes down a rabbit hole

The Hollywood star and Italian veteran Toni Servillo attempt to solve a mysterious abduction – a race hampered by never appearing in the same sceneA face-off between Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman and Toni Servillo, that veteran of contemporary Italian classics by Paolo Sorrentino? Sounds good. But sadly, the two never appear together in the same scene, and the film they appear in is frustratingly underpowered and derivative.Into the Labyrinth is a psychological horror-thriller directed by Donato Carrisi and adapted by him from his own bestselling novel L’uomo del labirinto. The setting is It...

Colorful coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals

At one recent funeral in New Zealand, there were gasps before a wave of laughter rippled through the hundreds of mourners

As Myanmar unravels after military coup, people flee cities for rural backwaters

Violence unleashed by the security forces prompts residents to head for ancestral villages — where they face bleak economic prospects.

Russia may be wavering in support of Assad

Russia has been steadfast in supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad over the last six years. But as the Syrian civil war grinds on, that seems to be changing. Elizabeth Palmer reports this is a possible breakthrough for peace talks.

Cancelling Tokyo Olympics remains an option, top Japanese party official says
Cancelling Tokyo Olympics remains an option, top Japanese party official says

Japan is grappling with rising COVID-19 cases with numbers trending higher in Tokyo after the government ended a state of emergency, yet preparations for the Games have continued.

Hong Kong children schooled in national security as city ‘celebrates’ new laws

Kindergartens given specially themed puzzles and others taught to ‘safeguard homeland’ on National Security Education dayHong Kong school students as young as three have been given national-security themed puzzles as part of activities to mark the city’s “celebrations” of a new legal code widely condemned by the international community.In a much expanded roster of events for the city’s National Security Education day, schools were given teaching material on how to “uphold national security, safeguard our homeland”.

Coronavirus live news: Former world leaders urge Biden to waive vaccine IP rules; Olympics ‘could still be cancelled’

Former world leaders urge Biden to waive intellectual property rules for vaccines to accelerate global access; cancelling Olympics remains an option, says Japan official; Cambodia ‘on brink of death’ says premierOxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine research ‘was 97% publicly funded’Medics’ anger as Delhi orders private hospitals be reserved for Covid cases‘Prepare for the worst’: Australian Olympians await Covid-19 vaccineSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.50am BSTSpiralling Covid-19 cases have put Cambodia “on the brink of death”, its strongman premier Hun Sen has warned, as the country imposed l...

Instagram fixes ‘mistake’ promoting harmful diet content

Some users said they were offered "appetite suppressants" and "fasting" by the search feature.

Beijing official in Hong Kong warns against foreign meddling

Beijing's top official in Hong Kong on Thursday warned foreign forces not to interfere with the 'bottom line' of national security in the city, threatening retaliation amid tensions between China and Western powers.