Gregor Sailer’s photos capture the surreal beauty of Earth’s northernmost buildings

Written by Eva Rothenberg, CNN The Arctic invites images of emptiness. Harsh temperatures lead to barren, sparsely populated landscapes beyond the reach of most travelers. This inaccessibility is what first drew Austrian photographer Gregor Sailer to the region. “I like this raw atmosphere and this exciting light, where everything is exposed,” he said in a video interview, explaining that the Arctic has “always fascinated” him. “On one hand, the wilderness wants to kill you, and, on the other hand, life is possible and goes on. There are things happening in these remote places that impact us all, and it’s important…


The traveler who’s been backpacking for the entire pandemic

(CNN) — After working in a corporate job for a number of years, budding photographer Tomas Hromjak decided it was finally the right time to take the year-long backpacking trip he’d been planning for years. Hromjak, from Kosice, Slovakia, quit his job and bought a round-the-world ticket, which would see him visit destinations such as New Zealand, Australia, Los Angeles, Colombia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bolivia and Germany. In December 2019, Hromjak set off on the international trip he’d been dreaming of for as long as he could remember. However, things didn’t quite turn out how he’d imagined. Just a few months…


China’s record factory inflation poses another threat to supply chains

The producer price index — which measures the cost of goods sold to businesses — soared 10.7% in September from a year ago, according to government data released Thursday. That is the fastest increase since 1996, when the government began releasing such data, according to Eikon Refinitiv data. The spike can be attributed to “higher prices in coal and products from energy-intensive sectors,” Dong Lijuan, senior statistician at China’s National Bureau of Statistics, said in a statement. Coal prices are at record highs in the country as supplies struggle to keep pace with demand from power stations. Thursday’s data shows…


Disney+ announces push into Asian content, with new shows from Australia, South Korea and Japan

The owner of Disney+ announced a major expansion into Asian content on Thursday, with plans to greenlight more than 50 original titles from the region by 2023. Disney is commissioning new shows from South Korea, Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Indonesia. Many of the programs will be presented in local languages, from Bahasa Indonesia to Mandarin. The move comes as fans worldwide continue to buzz over “Squid Game,” a South Korean hit from Netflix (NFLX) that has become the company’s top show globally. The streaming king told CNN Business exclusively this week that it had been viewed by 111 million accounts…


Agnes Tirop: Police say runner’s husband is a suspect in her stabbing death

Keiyo North Sub County Police Commander Tom Makori told AFP that Tirop’s husband Emmanuel Rotich was the subject of a police hunt. “The suspect had made a call to Tirop’s parents saying that he’d committed something wrong. So we believe he knows what happened,” said Makori. Makori provided further details of Tirop’s death in an interview with CNN affiliate, Nation TV. “When police went to Tirop’s house, they found her in bed with blood under the bed and a lot of it on the floor,” Makori said. “When police looked at the body, it looked like she had been stabbed…


Business leaders expect supply chain turmoil to last well into 2022

The majority of the CFOs, who represent a wide range of businesses across multiple industries, expect the challenges to last “well into” 2022. They warned their companies are experiencing supply chain disruptions that have fueled production and shipping delays as well an increase in materials prices. The CFO survey, released Thursday, was compiled by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond and Atlanta. Roughly 10% of respondents said the supply chain difficulties will be resolved by the end of this year, but most of the CFOs anticipate the problems will not be fixed until…


Taiwan fire: At least 46 killed after blaze engulfs Kaohsiung residential building

The blaze started in the 13-story commercial and residential building at 2:54 a.m. local time (2:54 p.m. ET) in Kaohsiung city’s Yancheng district, according to Taiwan’s official Central News Agency (CNA). Rescue operations are still underway, with more than 377 rescue workers deployed to the scene, a spokesman at the Kaohsiung city fire bureau told CNN. At least 41 people have suffered injuries, he said. Initially, authorities put the death toll at seven, but the city’s fire chief Lee Ching-hsiu warned more casualties were expected as some people may still be trapped in the residential part of the building, between…


Beirut’s worst street violence in more than a decade kills at least 6

Hundreds of supporters of Iran-backed Hezbollah and its main Shia ally, Amal, were marching toward the Lebanese capital’s Palace of Justice when shots were fired at the protesters by snipers on rooftops, forcing demonstrators and journalists to take cover, according to the country’s interior minister, an army statement and local broadcasters. The demonstrators were calling for the removal of a popular judge leading an investigation into the massive explosion at Beirut’s port last August, which killed more than 200 people and injured thousands more. As armed clashes ramped up on Thursday, social media footage showed masked gunmen, apparently affiliated with…


Norway bow-and-arrow attack suspect named as police say they’re treating it as terrorism

Espen Andersen Bråthen, a 37-year-old Danish citizen, is due to appear in court on Friday, but police have yet to reveal the charges he faces. Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold told reporters on Thursday that the attack “appears as if it may be an act of terrorism” but noted that is important the investigation goes ahead and “we get to clarify what the motives of the accused are.” Officers had been in contact with the man, including “as a result of previous concerns related to radicalization,” police chief Ole Bredrup Sæverud said. Officers also revealed the…


How Kate and Meghan pay tribute to Princess Diana through their wardrobes

Written by Megan C. HIlls, CNN Don’t miss CNN’s six-part documentary series “Diana” featuring rarely seen footage and new interviews that reveal the person behind the princess. “Diana” premieres Sunday, October 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have each forged their own stylish paths as members of the royal family, commanding the attention of the fashion press and causing the garments they’re photographed wearing to sell out. While their wardrobes are very different — with Kate adopting classic British chic and Meghan embracing sleek, modern elegance — both have paid tribute…


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