Alireza Akbari: Iran executes dual British-Iranian citizen

CNN — Alireza Akbari, a dual British-Iranian citizen and former Iranian official, has been executed, Iranian justice affiliate media Mizan reported on Saturday. He was hanged for crimes such as “corruption on earth”, according to tweets from Mizan, who did not specify when the execution took place. Two media tweets on Saturday accused Akbari of … Read more

China braces for historic demographic shift, accelerated by COVID trauma

HONG KONG, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Living under China’s strict COVID-19 restrictions for the past three years has caused Zhang Qi enough stress and uncertainty to consider not having babies in the country. When China abruptly dismantled its “zero COVID” regime last month to let the virus spread freely, the scales tipped to a definite … Read more

Cardinal Pell lies in state, funeral plans overshadowed by memo reveal

VATICAN CITY, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Australian Cardinal George Pell lay in state on Friday, with funeral preparations overshadowed by revelations he authored an anonymous note calling Pope Francis’ pontificate a disaster. Pell’s closed dark brown wooden coffin was placed on the floor of the small Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians, inside the … Read more

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, dies at 54

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Singer Lisa Marie Presley, only daughter of ‘king of rock ‘n’ roll’ Elvis Presley, died aged 54 on Thursday after being rushed to a Los Angeles area hospital. , said his mother. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter … Read more

China acquires ‘preferred shares’ in two Alibaba units

BEIJING, China, Jan 13 (Reuters) – China has acquired minority stakes with special rights in two domestic units of tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK), according to company registration records, so that Beijing is extending its campaign to tighten control over the Internet. contents. Beijing has taken “preferred shares” in private online media and … Read more

China’s COVID peak will last two to three months, then hit rural areas

Peak of the COVID wave observed for 2 to 3 months – epidemiologist Older people in rural areas particularly at risk People’s mobility indicators are picking up, but not yet fully recovering BEIJING, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The peak of the COVID-19 wave in China is expected to last two to three months and will … Read more

Adidas loses New York lawsuit against Thom Browne over three-stripe design

Jan 12 (Reuters) – A Manhattan jury said on Thursday that Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) had failed to prove that luxury brand Thom Browne Inc’s use of stripes on its clothing infringed the trademark at signature three stripes from the sportswear giant. The jury found the fashion house’s parallel stripe designs were not likely to confuse … Read more

Peru. Protester killed as anti-government violence spreads in tourist town

CNN — A protester has died and at least 19 Peruvian police officers have been injured in anti-government clashes in Cusco as officials in the tourist town put health facilities on red alert. Protesters had attempted to enter Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport during the curfew on Wednesday, a statement from the interior minister said. … Read more

Opinion: Why Prince Harry is such a threat to a certain type of man

Editor’s note: Louis Staples is a London-based writer and cultural editor. His work has appeared in Slate, Vogue, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Wired and elsewhere. The opinions expressed here are his own. Read more reviews on CNN. CNN — A few days before the official publication of Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare”, on January 10, outrageous … Read more

How India’s ruling party is tightening its grip on Kashmir

More than a million people could vote in local polls for the first time BJP aims to take control of gathering of Muslim parties Pakistan accuses India of marginalizing Kashmiri Muslims JAMMU/SRINAGAR, India, Jan 12 (Reuters) – For the first time in her life, Asha, a street cleaner in the Indian city of Jammu, will … Read more