Celeste Barber hosts F45 class to launch Netflix Wellmania amid fitness chain battle

F45 has announced a huge partnership with Celeste Barber as the fitness chain faces financial difficulties. The embattled Australian workout brand has teamed up with the comedian ahead of the release of her new Netflix series, Wellmaniapremiered on March 29. For those unable to see the upcoming TV show, it sees Celeste as Aussie food … Read more

Putin makes surprise visit to occupied Mariupol | World news

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise trip to occupied Mariupol, the Ukrainian city largely destroyed during a months-long Russian siege, according to a Kremlin statement and video released on state television. The highly classified visit was Putin’s first visit to one of the four Ukrainian regions that Russia claimed to have annexed in September … Read more

Tanker giants spring up out of nowhere to keep Russian oil moving | World news

In an office building in central Mumbai, India, packing tape is peeling off a black door that appears to have had its handle ripped out. There is a pile of mail on the floor outside. A man from a neighboring office says staff moved a few weeks ago, to an unknown destination. Nearly 2,000 kilometers … Read more

The World’s Best Places of 2023, According to TIME

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get the latest news on aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN — Gather around, some hot new travel inspiration just dropped. TIME magazine just released its annual list of the world’s best places, and we’re here to … Read more

UK bans TikTok app on government phones over security fears | World news

LONDON — The UK banned TikTok from government phones with immediate effect over security fears, the latest restriction placed on the Chinese social media app following similar moves from the US and European Union. The decision was made after a review concluded there could be “a risk around how sensitive government data is accessed and … Read more

FIFA World Cup 2026, 104 matches to play, group situation, 12 groups of four, Gianni Infantino, why is it being changed, latest, updates

The expanded 2026 men’s soccer world cup in North America will begin with 12 groups of four teams in a change from the originally planned format of 16 groups of three, FIFA announced on Wednesday (AEDT). The next World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico will be the first with 48 teams, a … Read more

Bono, The Edge, Letterman a power trio in new doc | World news

LOS ANGELES — During the forthcoming documentary Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, With Dave Letterman, the talk show icon sits across from Bono and gazes in amazement at the rock star. Letterman wonders what it’s like to write a song. “Writing a song is like heart surgery,” says Bono with a slight … Read more

China steps up diplomatic offensive with drastic budget increase — and hardened stance on US

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a thrice-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it’s affecting the world. Register here. Hong-Kong CNN — After three years of largely self-imposed isolation on the world stage, China is looking to ramp up … Read more

California Atmospheric River: Some California residents urged to prepare 2 weeks of essentials for expected flooding this week

CNN — California officials are urging residents to prepare for a powerful storm that will pummel the region with torrential rain later this week as the state continues to recover from massive amounts of snow that trapped mountain communities. About 16 million people in central and northern California, including the San Francisco Bay Area and … Read more

Matamoros, Mexico kidnapping: 2 US survivors to be treated in US hospital as bodies of 2 dead are examined, officials say

CNN — Two Americans have returned to the US from Mexico and are being treated at a hospital after an armed kidnapping killed two of their friends and spurred a days-long search for the US travelers who crossed the border for a medical procedure, say officials. The four Americans were found in a “wooden house” … Read more