Hindenburg’s Adani report explained: Why a tiny American firm is taking aim at an Indian conglomerate

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business’ Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here. new York CNN — Asia’s richest man is in the crosshairs of a research firm whose very name evokes panic. Hindenburg Research — named after the 1937 airship disaster — is … Read more

Total: Adani will ask Big 4 accounting firm for ‘general audit’

London CNN — One of Gautam Adani’s biggest international partners, TotalEnergies (TOT), said Friday that his Indian conglomerate is preparing to appoint a global accounting firm to conduct a “general audit” of its business. In a statement detailing what it described as its “limited” exposure of $3 billion to Adani Group businesses, the French company … Read more

SLASA: Amputee football association brings together Sierra Leone’s civil war survivors

CNN — On a busy weekend in Freetown, Sierra Leone, dozens of people gather to watch an afternoon football match not unlike countless others you’d find anywhere else in the world. But there’s one striking difference – these players are all amputees. They’re members of the Single Leg Amputee Sports Association (SLASA), an organization co-founded … Read more

Greenpeace activists scale Shell oil platform in the Atlantic Ocean as company announces record profits

CNN — Activists from the Greenpeace campaign group have boarded a ship in the Atlantic Ocean and scaled a Shell oil platform that is currently being transported to the North Sea. “Stop drilling. Start paying,” the activists’ banners say. The protest comes as the oil giant on Thursday announced record annual profits of almost $40 … Read more

Mason Greenwood: Crown Prosecution Service drops attempted rape charges against Manchester United forward

CNN — Charges of attempted rape and assault against Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood were dropped on Thursday due to the withdrawal of key witnesses, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced. A charge of controlling and coercive behavior was also dropped, according to the CPS. A spokesperson in the CPS statement said, “In this case … Read more

Blinken under pressure to push China on role in lethal fentanyl trade when he visits Beijing

CNN — Members of Congress are urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to pressure China to do more to curb the flow of fentanyl and synthetic opioids into the United States on his visit to the country which is expected to take place in the next few days. On Wednesday, a group of 14 Republican … Read more

Death of teen who went missing for 100 days not suspicious, Chinese police say

Hong Kong CNN — There are no suspicious circumstances in the death of a Chinese teenager whose body was found near his school last week more than 100 days after he went missing, authorities said Thursday, ending a high-profile case that had gripped the nation. Hu Xinyu, 15, vanished from a private high school in … Read more

US restricts visas for Taliban members involved in repression of women and girls

CNN — The United States is imposing new visa restrictions on certain current and former Taliban members, non-state security group members and others who are believed to be involved in repressing the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Wednesday . The announcement comes more than a … Read more

Myanmar coup anniversary: A world looks away from country’s descent into horror

CNN  —  Content warning: This story contains descriptions of violence against children and images viewers may find disturbing. Bhone Tayza had been impatient to start school. A broken arm had kept the 7-year-old home while the other kids began their lessons, but now that his cast was off, he couldn’t wait to join in. His … Read more

Pope Francis: More than one million people attend DRC papal Mass

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo CNN — More than one million people attended Pope Francis’ Mass in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Wednesday, the Vatican Press Office said, citing figures estimated by local authorities. Francis’ trip to the DRC – the first papal visit since 1985 – comes at a time the … Read more