Why are some Cubans fighting Ukraine? Jenni Hermoso takes aim at the RFEF. What is the Mandela effect and why can't scientists explain it? Here's what you need to know to start your day. First the truth.

1. Highlights at the UN General Assembly

During his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Joe Biden said Russia is solely responsible for the conflict in Ukraine and said it has "the power to end it immediately." For his part, Miguel Díaz-Canel said the United States is lying by accusing Cuba of being a "sponsor of terrorism." Brazil's President Lula da Silva highlighted the climate crisis and inequality: "The Amazon is speaking for itself." Alberto Fernández, president of Argentina, took aim at the IMF. Nayib Bukele said El Salvador became "the safest country in Latin America."

2. Why are some Cubans fighting Ukraine?

For months, hundreds of Cubans have quietly left the island to fight for Russia in its war in Ukraine, chasing promises of money and Russian citizenship from shadow online recruiters. The situation for Cuban recruits like Miguel is further complicated by the announcement by Cuban authorities in September that they would treat their citizens fighting for Russia as illegal mercenaries.

This is how Russia allegedly recruited Cubans to fight in Ukraine 3:57

3. Tension rises between Canada and India

Canada's accusation that India may have been involved in the murder of a Sikh activist on its soil has triggered an escalating dispute with Ottawa and New Delhi, which expelled top diplomats, sending relations between the two countries into a slump.

Canada and India, conflict over assassination of Sikh leader 0:59

4. China v. China Germany

China lashed out at Germany after its foreign minister called Xi Jinping a "dictator" and summoned the German ambassador for a rebuke, in the latest flare-up of tensions with a Western democratic power over how the Chinese leader is described abroad.


5. Jenni Hermoso takes aim at the RFEF: "Nothing has changed"

The new call for the women's soccer team, which includes several of the players who announced that they would reject that call but excludes Jenni Hermoso, continues to generate a strong controversy in Spain. After knowing the call, Jenni Hermoso herself released a statement in which she harshly questioned the authorities of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and said that "nothing has changed" in the body despite the resignation of Rubiales.

At coffee time

What is the Mandela effect and why can't scientists explain it?

Does Mr. Monopoly wear a monocle? Is there a black stripe on Pikachu's tail? And the fruit in the Fruit of the Loom logo comes from a cornucopia? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I'm sorry, you're wrong. But you may also be experiencing the so-called Mandela effect.

What happened to the relationship between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?

Here's a timeline of the most iconic moments in Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's relationship, from start to finish.

Colombia stars in the list of Latin Grammy nominees: Shakira, Karol G and Camilo, favorites

Colombians Shakira, Karol G, Camilo and Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno obtained seven nominations, thus confirming their indisputable importance in the music sector today.

These are the Latin Grammy nominees 2:15

Bijou Phillips Seeks Divorce from "That '70s Show" Actor Convicted of Rape

The divorce filing comes less than two weeks after Masterson received a sentence of 30 years to life in prison for two counts of rape.

Cancer changed my macho view on accepting help

Andy Segal, former CNN Senior Producer, shares how the pancreatic cancer diagnosis led him to reconsider how to ask others for help and generate sincere connections.

The figure of the day


A central frustration unites striking workers in the U.S.: the exorbitant profits of CEOs. Since 1978, the compensation of CEOs of the 300 largest companies in the United States has increased 1,460%, while the salary of a normal worker has barely grown 18%.

GM, Ford talk about U.S. auto strike 1:44

The appointment of the day

"Humanity has lost and has advanced without hesitation towards the times of extinction"

The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, spoke on Tuesday before the General Assembly of the United Nations and gave a harsh speech in which he referred to the deepening of the "polycrisis", in reference to the multiple causes that affect human life.

And finally...

This was the violent flying kick of André Orellana in the Honduran classic

André Orellana, player of the Marathon of Honduras, was sent off in the classic against Olimpia, after a hard entrance to two rivals. The defender's action left Germán Mejía and Carlos Pineda on the floor. Orellana apologized for what happened and hopes not to receive a harsher sanction than the two suspension dates that a direct red entails. The defender belongs to Olimpia and is on loan at Marathón.

This was André Orellana's violent flying kick to two players 1:07