Indonesia stadium riot: At least 127 people reported dead following soccer match, police say

CNN — At least 127 people are dead and hundreds more injured, police say, after chaos and violence erupted late on Saturday following an Indonesian league soccer match between two of the nation’s biggest teams. Supporters of Arema FC and rival Persebaya Surabaya clashed after home team Arema FC was defeated 3-2 at a match … Read more

Federal judge rules against Abrams-founded voting rights group in Georgia

CNN — A federal judge ruled against a voting rights group founded by Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams Friday in a challenge to the state’s voting laws. US District Judge Steve Jones ruled against “Fair Fight Action” on claims over Georgia’s “exact match” voter registration policy, absentee ballot cancellation practices and registration inaccuracies. “Although … Read more

Noru became a super typhoon in 6 hours. Scientists say powerful storms are becoming harder to forecast

CNN — Residents on the small resort island of Polillo are accustomed to severe weather – their island sits in the northeastern Philippines, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean where storms typically gather strength and turn into typhoons. But even they were stunned by the intensity of Typhoon Noru, known locally as Typhoon Karding, … Read more

Opinion: Why the world has to worry about Liz Truss

Editor’s Note: Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis ) a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN — … Read more

Opinion: Casting doubt on Brazil’s election, Bolsonaro follows Trump’s lead

Editor’s Note: Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat), a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, is professor of history and Italian studies at New York University and the author of “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present.” She publishes the newsletter Lucid on threats to democracy. The views expressed here are her own. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN — “A … Read more

NYC: Russian Orthodox cathedral splashed with red paint

CNN — A Russian Orthodox cathedral in New York appears to have been defaced with red paint, following a similar incident in which the Russian consulate was vandalized with red spray paint. The two vandalism incidents come after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning stages of annexation of parts of Ukraine. An eyewitness told … Read more

Texas: Girl who shot her father and then herself has died, authorities say

CNN — A 12-year-old Texas girl accused of shooting her father and then herself as a part of a murder plot with another child died two days following the incident, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Wednesday. Authorities said the incident occurred at 11:30 pm on September 20 at a home … Read more

American citizen held in Iran for more than six years released to seek medical treatment, UN spokesperson says

CNN — An elderly American wrongfully held in Iran for more than six years has been permitted to leave the country “to seek medical treatment abroad,” according to a statement from UN Secretary General spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric. Baquer Namazi, 85, was released from detention, along with his son Siamak Namazi, Dujarric said. The conditions of … Read more

Behind the blackout triggered by Hurricane Fiona is a long-embattled history of Puerto Rico’s weak and outdated electrical grid

CNN — Less than two weeks after Hurricane Fiona made landfall on Puerto Rico, triggering an islandwide blackout for 1.5 million customers, power has been restored to 84% of residents, officials said. Fiona hit the US territory as a Category 1 storm September 18, dropping record rainfall, unleashing mudslides, flooding neighborhoods and leaving most of … Read more

California passes law to allow human composting

CNN — California has become the latest state to provide its residents with an eco-friendly, if unorthodox, option for their remains after death: composting. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law last Sunday, according to a news release from the bill’s author, state Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. The process is officially called “natural organic reduction,” … Read more