What’s the difference between hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons? | Infographic News

What’s the difference between hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons?  |  Infographic News

With this year’s hurricane season under way, Al Jazeera visualizes the differences between various storm systems and how they are formed. Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are all essentially the same thing. All three are storm systems with winds exceeding 119 km/h (74 mph). The name differs based on where in the world the storm happens. … Read more

‘Clairvoyant’ 2012 climate report warned of extreme weather

‘Clairvoyant’ 2012 climate report warned of extreme weather

Record high temperatures in urban Europe as heat waves bake the planet more often. Devastating floods, some in poorer unprepared areas. Increasing destruction from hurricanes. Drought and famine in poorer parts of Africa as dry spells worsen across the globe. wild weather worldwide getting stronger and more frequent, resulting “in unprecedented extremes.” Sound like the … Read more

Tigrayan forces say they’re ready to accept an AU-led peace process with Ethiopian government

Tigrayan forces say they’re ready to accept an AU-led peace process with Ethiopian government

CNN — Forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region said they are ready to observe an immediate ceasefire and accept an African Union-led peace process to end a conflict with federal forces that has stretched over nearly two years. “We are ready to abide by an immediate and mutually agreed cessation of hostilities in order to create … Read more

Africa’s Dinosaur Discoveries – Five Essential Reads

Africa’s Dinosaur Discoveries – Five Essential Reads

Few prehistoric creatures generate as much excitement and awe as dinosaurs. Whether it’s the “tyrant” T-Rex or a slim-necked Brachiosaurus, people are fascinated by these creatures that dominated landscapes all over the world – including across the African continent – hundreds of millions of years ago. The dinosaurs are long gone (though we’re still surrounded … Read more

Africa’s oldest dinosaur skeleton, the Mbiresaurus raathi, discovered in Zimbabwe

Africa’s oldest dinosaur skeleton, the Mbiresaurus raathi, discovered in Zimbabwe

An international team of paleontologists have uncovered what they believe to be the oldest dinosaur skeleton ever discovered in Africa. The skeleton of the Mbiresaurus raathi—described as a long-neck plant-eating dinosaur—was found in northern Zimbabwe, according to a news release Wednesday from Virginia Tech. The Mbiresaurus raathi lived more than 230 million years ago, researchers … Read more

Human Ancestors Were Already Bipeds 7-Million Years Ago

Human Ancestors Were Already Bipeds 7-Million Years Ago

It took millions of years for modern humans to evolve from apelike creatures to today’s Homo sapiens, ie. you and me. At various points along this long and arduous journey certain important milestones were reached, and one of the most significant was the time when archaic humans began walking on two legs rather than four, … Read more

Large explosions as gunmen storm upscale hotel in Somalia’s capital

Large explosions as gunmen storm upscale hotel in Somalia’s capital

Police Major Hassan Dahir confirmed to CNN that a gun battle was taking place between gunmen and Somali security forces at the Hayat Hotel in Somalia’s capital, in an area frequented by lawmakers and government officials. Two security officials, including Mogadishu intelligence chief Muhidin Mohamed, were wounded in the ongoing attack, Dahir said. Details remained … Read more

Prince Harry makes Africa trip before UK visit with Meghan Markle

Prince Harry makes Africa trip before UK visit with Meghan Markle

Prince Harry made a surprise solo visit to Africa on Wednesday – ahead of his upcoming trip to the United Kingdom and Germany with Meghan Markle next month. The Duke of Sussex, 37, was photographed at the Vilankulo Airport. The following day, People confirmed Harry traveled to the continent in his role as President of … Read more

How Iran exploited Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

How Iran exploited Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN — Nearly 10 years after he was driven underground, Salman Rushdie believed he was free. The author had been living under heavy security and highest secrecy … Read more

Egypt church fire leaves dozens dead and injured

Egypt church fire leaves dozens dead and injured

At least two officers and three civil protection service members were injured responding to the fire at Abu Sefein church, Egypt’s interior ministry announced in a Facebook post. The statement added that the fire started around 9 am local time and was caused by an electrical failure in an air conditioning unit on the church’s … Read more