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

Joshimath: A Himalayan gateway in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is sinking

CNN — For years, residents of the northern Indian city of Joshimath have complained to local authorities that their homes are collapsing. Now authorities are forced to act, evacuating nearly 100 families last week and accelerating the arrival of experts to determine the cause. The fissures running through the city are now so wide that … 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

Bank earnings fail to impress investors as recession worries mount

New York CNN — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup and asset management giant BlackRock reported results on Friday that beat Wall Street forecasts, but investors were disappointed nonetheless. Trading was choppy, with most bank stocks falling at the open before rebounding. Shares of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) rose about 1% late in the morning while … Read more

Aging can be reversed in mice. Are people next?

CNN — In the Boston labs, old blind mice regained their sight, developed smarter, younger brains, and built healthier muscle and kidney tissue. On the other hand, the young mice aged prematurely, with devastating results for almost every tissue in their bodies. Experiments show that aging is a reversible process, capable of being driven “back … 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

Sitting too much is bad for your health, but the impact is easy to offset, study finds

CNN — Sure, you’ve heard of the dangers of sitting all day, but with most jobs, there’s not much you can do about it, can you? Not according to a new study, which looked at the impacts of prolonged sitting. Five minutes of light walking every half hour may help mitigate some of the increased … Read more