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

Biden administrator prepares to ask Congress to approve sale of F-16 jets to Turkey

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve the sale of 40 F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, after weighing a Turkish request for the planes for more than a year, sources in the government tell CNN. Congress close to deliberations. If approved, the sale would be one of the largest … Read more

CDC identifies possible safety issue with Pfizer’s updated Covid-19 vaccine, but says people should still be boosted

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday there was a possible safety issue with the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech but is unlikely to pose a real risk. . The agency said it continues to recommend people keep up to date with Covid-19 vaccines. The CDC … Read more

Flu activity peaked with no spike in cases after holiday, but respiratory virus season still in full swing

CNN — The flu continues to be widespread in the United States, but the first wave of the season – which swept the country weeks earlier than usual – appears to have peaked. The weeks following the holiday season brought sustained high levels of transmission and hospitalizations, but influenza activity does not appear to have … Read more

7,500-year-old ostrich eggs found next to ancient hearth in Israel

CNN — A well-known riddle compares an egg to a treasure, asking: A box without hinges, key or lid, but inside a golden treasure is hidden. What am I? And for archaeologists in Israel, eight prehistoric ostrich eggs – believed to be between 4,000 and 7,500 years old – proved to be as valuable as … Read more

NFL chooses possible neutral site location for possible AFC championship game after Bills-Bengals canceled

CNN — The NFL has announced that Atlanta will host the AFC Championship Game if the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs meet in the conference title game. Previously, NFL owners approved the unprecedented postseason plan to hold a game at a neutral site following the cancellation of the Bills’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals … Read more

Boeing 737 Max 8 takes off in China for the first time since 2019

CNN — A Boeing 737 Max 8 took off in China on Friday, for the first time since the government grounded the 737 Max 8 planes in 2019, according to flight tracking website, Flightradar24. In March 2019, Chinese aviation authorities ordered the country’s airlines to ground all their Boeing 737 MAX 8s, citing the need … 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

Girl Guides of Canada renames “brownies” to be more inclusive

CNN — The Canadian equivalent of Girl Scouts is dropping the name “Brownie”, the membership branch of some of its younger Scouts, after current and former Scouts raised concerns that it could harm black members and girls in color. From now on, Girl Guides of Canada ages 7 and 8 will be called Embers, a … 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