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Paris police use tear gas against ‘yellow vest’ protesters

Riot police unleashed tear gas at the so-called yellow vest protesters in central Paris who marched Saturday for the 23rd consecutive weekend. The French capital was the scene of chaos as police confronted protesters, who set off small fires. Video shows heavy black smoke in the air. Police also used water cannons to disperse the…MORE

Climate protests this week caused major disruption. That was the point.

Environmental activists across the globe took drastic measures this week to demand that their governments act to curb climate change. They glued themselves to trains. They blocked major landmarks. They poured fake blood onto the streets. More than 680 people were arrested in London, where the most prominent protests took place, police said on Friday…MORE

When to look up for the Lyrid meteor shower

The annual Lyrid meteor shower will peak on Tuesday morning, but keep your eyes on the sky over the weekend as well. There hasn’t been a meteor shower to light up the sky since early January, and this one will be visible around the globe. The moon was full Friday, so it will still be…MORE

Observing Good Friday around the world

The week leading up to Easter is called Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, but each day in between comes with its own name and celebrations Good Friday falls on April 19 this year and is marked by many different traditions around the world. Rome In this city, the…MORE

Skeleton DNA reveals surprising backgrounds of Crusader soldiers

DNA from 13th century remains buried in a pit in Lebanon is shedding light on the lives of Crusader soldiers and how they mixed with the local population, a new study shows. Christians invaded and attempted to claim the Near East during the Crusades, a series of religious wars between 1095 and 1291. Although the…MORE

Researchers identify largest carnivorous mammals ever to live on land

Twenty-three million years ago, a giant carnivore larger than any modern-day lion or polar bear stalked sub-Saharan Africa, according to the fossils of a previously undiscovered species that spent decades in a museum drawer. Portions of the animal’s jaw, skull and skeleton, including enormous teeth, were discovered in a drawer at the National Museums of…MORE

After US terrorism designation, Instagram begins banning some Iranian generals

Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, began removing pages and accounts run by people associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps this week after the US government officially designated the IRGC a terrorist organization on Monday, Instagram confirmed to CNN. Iran’s semi-official Mehr News Agency reported earlier this week that Instagram accounts belonging to some…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Eminem is 11 years sober

Eminem is staying away from the venom. The real Slim Shady is 11 years sober and commemorated the occasion by posting a picture of a sobriety coin to Twitter and Instagram. “11 years – still not afraid,” the rapper wrote. Eminem posted a similar picture last year while he was at Coachella. The Detroit rapper…

Will Smith joins Jaden Smith on stage at Coachella

Now this is a story all about how Coachella got flipped-turned upside down. The Fresh Prince — aka Will Smith — made a surprise appearance during Jaden Smith’s set at week two of the festival. Will Smith joined his son for a performance of “Icon,” even rapping a verse himself. The actor posted a clip…

Michelle Williams and her husband, musician Phil Elverum, have split

Michelle Williams and her husband, indie musician Phil Elverum, have split after less than a year of marriage. A source close to the actress tells CNN the split took place earlier this year. “Michelle and Phil separated at the beginning of the year. It was an amicable spilt and they remain friends,” the source told…

J Balvin will be Lollapalooza’s first Latino headliner. Here’s why that’s a big deal

J Balvin headlining Lollapalooza is just another example that the world of music festivals is evolving. The “Mi Gente” singer will be one of the eight artists headlining the music festival August 1-4 at Chicago’s Grant Park. More importantly, he’ll be the first Latino headliner in Lollapalooza’s 28-year history. Latino artists have performed at the…