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3 hour 1 minute

'Sex and the City 3' planned to kill off Mr. Big

(CNN)Can you imagine a world without Mr. Big?It sounds like the writers of "Sex and the City" definitely could, and they were planning to have Mr. Big (Chris Noth) die in the "Sex and the City 3" movie, which never ended up getting made. This is all according to James Andrew Miller's "Origins" podcast. The author interviewed the entire "Sex and the City" cast with the exception of Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones. When speaking about Cattrall's decision not to take part in the third film, Miller claims it was partly because the script focused heavily on Carrie Bradshaw...
3 hour 8 minute

'Dancing With the Stars' crowns shocking winner

This story contains spoilers about the season 27 finale of "Dancing With the Stars." (CNN)No one can say season 27 of "Dancing With the Stars" wasn't filled with surprises.From the early eliminations of some of the more accomplished dancers such as singer Tinashe and actor Juan Pablo Di Pace to the no eliminations for the Disney Night performances, this season was a wild ride for many fans.But the biggest shocker may have been the winner: country music radio host Bobby Bones. Bones and his pro partner Sharna Burgess often didn't score the highest with the judges (though he did receive...
3 hour 47 minute

Max Verstappen: Formula One's rising star sparks Dutch adoration

(CNN)Something unusual happened in the Netherlands this year.After a six-year reign as the country's favorite sports star, four-time Olympic speed skating champion Sven Kramer was upstaged by a young and feisty race car driver.Max Verstappen, the super-fast, straight-talking Formula One prodigy, has upstaged his illustrious counterpart -- according to a biennial poll by the Hendrik Beerda Brand Consultancy in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news and videosThat's no mean feat in a country obsessed with soccer and speed skating. "The Dutch see Verstappen as a huge success story, performing at a level that we haven't...

3 hour 54 minute

Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

(CNN)The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to rise as violence hampers health workers' efforts to battle the virus.There are now 358 cases of Ebola and 213 deaths since the outbreak began in August, according to the nation's Ministry of Health. Conflict between militant groups and government forces has made it difficult for health workers to access some of the hardest-hit areas. Operations suspendedOn Friday evening, an armed group tried to attack UN peacekeepers in the city of Beni in North Kivu province -- the epicenter of the outbreak. The attack occurred near...
3 hour 58 minute

Malaria on the rise in more than 13 countries, experts warn

(CNN)After almost two decades of decline, malaria cases have significantly risen in 13 countries, prompting concern that much more is needed to combat the epidemic.Many other countries have also seen their numbers either rise or plateau, according to the World Health Organization's 2018 World Malaria Report, released Monday. Globally, malaria numbers rose slightly: 219 million cases in 2017, compared with 217 million in 2016. "No significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made" between 2015 and 2017, the report states. Before then, the number of people contracting the disease globally had been falling.Dogs can sniff out malaria parasites on...
4 hour 1 minute

Nigerian lecturer in sex-for-grades scandal facing criminal charges

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A former university professor caught on tape allegedly demanding sex from a female student is facing criminal charges.Accounting professor Richard Akindele has been charged with four counts of corruption, including demanding sexual benefits, sexual coercion of a student, misrepresentation of information and evidence tampering, according to court papers seen by CNN.Akindele appeared Monday morning at the Federal High court, Osogbo, southwest Nigeria and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was denied bail and will remain in custody pending further investigation, the court saidHis next hearing is November 27th. Lecturer demanded sex in return for better grades, Nigerian...

4 hour 3 minute

The 'Voice of Lagos' is silent: Entertainer Tosyn Bucknor dies at 37

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigerians are paying tribute to popular radio presenter and entertainer Tosyn Bucknor, who has died aged 37.Bucknor died from complications due to sickle cell, her sister and renowned event planner, Funke Bucknor Obruthe said in an Instagram post."My darling sister and besto Tosyn passed away last night due to complications from sickle cell," she wrote. Bucknor was found unconscious by her husband, a French national, Aurélien Boyer when he returned home from work on Monday night, according to local media reports.Known as the 'Voice of Lagos,' her early morning shows aired on two local radio stations and attracted...
4 hour 8 minute

Child bride auctioned on Facebook in 'barbaric use of technology'

(CNN)Facebook has come under fire for a "barbaric use of technology" that allowed the sale of a child bride to be held on its site.An auction was held on the social media platform for a 16-year-old girl in South Sudan which sought payment for her hand in marriage.Facebook said the post was taken down as soon as the company learned of it, but that wasn't until after the girl was married. The 11-year-old girl divorcing her 38-year-old husbandAccording to children's rights organization Plan International, the girl was bid on by five men, some of whom were reportedly high-ranking South Sudanese...
8 hour 12 minute

North Carolina chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions

(CNN)A chickenpox outbreak among students at Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has grown to 36 cases as of Monday, and exemptions from vaccination were a contributing factor, according to the Buncombe County Health Department, which has been monitoring the situation since the end of October.Asheville Waldorf School, which serves students from nursery through sixth grade, is part of an educational movement that subscribes to a philosophy focused on physical activity and learning through hands-on tasks, according to its website. There are more than 900 Waldorf schools in 83 countries, and the Asheville school, which was founded in 2009, is...

9 hour 37 minute

Netherlands round out Nations League finals places with last-gasp Van Dijk volley

(CNN)The Netherlands booked its place in the Nations League final four with a sensational, come-from-behind 2-2 draw with Germany on Monday night, rounding out the list of finalists for the inaugural edition of the tournament. Holland will join host Portugal, World Cup semifinalist England and Switzerland in the four-team mini-tournament next June, after an injury-time volley from Virgil van Dijk evened the score at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.The Dutch trailed against their biggest rivals for the vast majority of the match following an early goal from Timo Lerner just before the 10-minute mark, before Leroy Sane doubled the Germans' lead....
18 hour 39 minute

Protesters slam migrants' arrival in Mexican border city

Tijuana, Mexico (CNN)In this Mexican border city, a line of police stood in riot gear.But the authorities weren't guarding against the thousands of migrants who've come to Tijuana in recent days on their journey to seek asylum in the United States.They were blocking a crowd of protesters who had gathered Sunday near a sports complex where more than 2,000 Central American migrants are staying. Police said they were standing guard after protesters pushed through fencing and tried to march toward the complex.Demonstrators clash with police outside a migrant shelter as they protest the presence of thousands of Central American migrants...
18 hour 42 minute

North Korean defector: 'If you don't have money or power, you die in a ditch'

(CNN)The North Korean soldier who was caught on tape making a dramatic escape through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to South Korea late last year has given some startling insights into life in the North, including the suggestion that the majority of young people there have no loyalty to Kim Jong Un.Giving his first interview since his defection last November, Oh Chong-song told Japanese and South Korean media that he's a "new person with a new name" in South Korea, and that one of the first things he remembers following his emergency life-saving surgery, was seeing the South Korean flag. The...