Welcome to the news roundup for October 21st. Today we have reports on voter intimidation in Arizona, the rise of Xi Jinping in China, and a stunning comeback by Boris Johnson. We also have 9 experts weighing in on climate change, soul train awards, and more.
Boris Johnson Weighs Stunning Party Comeback as Climate Change Worries Grow
- The state of Arizona has referred a voter intimidation report to the US Justice Department.
- Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China is accelerating its surveillance state in the name of zero-Covid.
- A blue cheese produced in Italy has shocked US chef Anthony Tucci with its color.
- Two rising stars in the US Republican Party have shown they know how to win power in the Trump era.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering making a comeback, according to allies.
- As Americans worry about climate change, nine experts weigh in with solutions.
- A collection of artifacts seized from a US art dealer has been returned to India.
- The process for tasting olive oil is complex, involving the sense of smell and taste.
- US Vice President Mike Pence has said he would vote for Donald Trump in 2024 if he is the Republican nominee.
- Covid-19 vaccines will be on the 2023 vaccine schedule, but that doesn't mean they're required in schools.
- Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige lead the nominations for the Soul Train Awards 2022.
- American Airlines is dropping first class from its flights in favor of more business class seats.
- The resignation of UK Cabinet minister Liz Truss has left the country in despair, according to an analysis.
- US citizen Anne Sacoolas has pleaded guilty to causing the death of Harry Dunn in a road crash.
- AC Milan icon Andriy Shevchenko has thanked his former club for supporting Ukraine amid the war effort.
- After the resignation of Liz Truss, the UK faces a complex process to find a new leader.
- Dame Judi Dench has called for a disclaimer to be shown before Season 5 of 'The Crown'.
- Images of a farting zebra and a petulant penguin have been shortlisted for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022.
- Quick and stealthy 'Scrabble variants' are poised to drive a winter Covid-19 surge.
- The Orionids meteor shower is set to peak this week.
- A tourist has stripped naked on the steps of an Italian cathedral.
- Massachusetts authorities have accused a woman of unleashing bees on deputies during an eviction protest.
- In an opinion piece, it is argued that Liz Truss imploded as a Cabinet minister in just 45 days.
- Iranian protesters are sharing the horrors they say security forces are inflicting on them.
- Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has said the chance of a recession next year is substantial.
- Park Chan-wook has said that his new film 'Decision To Leave' departs from all conventions.
- Gwyneth Paltrow has said her husband is totally cool with her friendship with Brad Pitt.
- 'Decision To Leave' is the next Korean drama you need in your life, according to one reviewer.
- The Italian village of Rocca di Mezzo is known for the 'elixir' of healthy life.
- Indonesia has banned the sale of all cough syrups after 99 child deaths.
Arizona refers voter intimidation report to Justice Department
The Arizona secretary of state's office has referred to the US Department of Justice and Arizona attorney general's office a report of voter intimidation, Murphy Hebert, spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.
Analysis: Under Xi Jinping, zero-Covid is accelerating China's surveillance state
As a new, deadly virus overtook the central city of Wuhan and spread throughout China in early 2020, the country's ruling Communist Party and its leader Xi Jinping were faced with a crisis on a scale not seen in decades.
Opinion: As Americans worry about climate change, 9 experts weigh in with solutions
One in every three American adults say they have been personally affected by an extreme weather event in the past two years, according to Gallup. Public concern about the environment is near a two-decade high, according to a Gallup poll that found 44% of Amer…
Covid-19 vaccines will be on the 2023 vaccine schedule, but that doesn't mean they're required in schools
Covid-19 vaccines will be part of recommended immunization schedules in 2023 for both children and adults, after a unanimous vote by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
US citizen Anne Sacoolas pleads guilty to causing Harry Dunn's death
Anne Sacoolas, the American woman accused of killing 19-year old British motorcyclist Harry Dunn in a traffic accident near a US military base, pleaded guilty for causing his death on Thursday, according to the UK's PA Media news agency.
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says chance of recession next year is substantial
Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said on Thursday that it's "substantially" more likely than not that the United States will enter a recession next year. Recession became "almost inevitable" once inflation rates grew above 5%, he said. On an annual …
'This story departs from all conventions': Park Chan-wook on updating film noir and subverting the male gaze in 'Decision To Leave'
Certain phrases don't translate from English into Korean. "Film noir" and "the male gaze" are two of them. Sat with his interpreter in a hotel suite in one of London's more upmarket junket venues, director Park Chan-wook says them frequently, two islands of E…