Hong Kong protesters mark one month since mob attack with sit-in demo

On July 21, after a demonstration in downtown Hong Kong against a now-shelved extradition bill was broken up by police, protesters returning to Yuen Long were attacked by a mob wielding iron bars and bamboo sticks. Footage of the attack posted on social media showed the marauding masked gang, wearing white T-shirts, attacking crowds on the platform and inside train carriages at… Read More »

Skyscraper sells online for a ‘bargain’ $734M

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Contributors Serenitie Wang, CNN With its exaggerated crown and bulging upper levels, the 39-floor Pangu Plaza casts an unusual shadow over Beijing. And now the dragon-inspired skyscraper has an equally odd ownership story: It sold online Tuesday for a bargain $734 million after being confiscated from a fugitive billionaire. Located less than half… Read More »

US blames Iran after drone is downed in Yemen

The US believes the missile was provided to Houthi rebels by Iran, a US official said, adding that it was not immediately clear if the drone was being operated by the US military or the intelligence community. The rebels, however, said the missile used was “developed locally” and appeared to suggest it was not provided to them by… Read More »

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate

The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country’s space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (known by the abbreviation INPE), began tracking them in 2013, the center said Tuesday. There have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, INPE said. That’s more than an 80%… Read More »