Jerusalem synagogue attack kills at least seven, Israeli police say

Jerusalem synagogue attack kills at least seven, Israeli police say

CNN — Israeli police say at least seven people were killed and three were injured in a shooting near a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday amid high tensions in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Friday’s gunman was also later killed by police forces, according to police, in what police chief Yaakov Shabtai described as “one … Read more

Vinícius Jr.: The effigy of a black football star hangs from a bridge in Madrid

Vinícius Jr.: The effigy of a black football star hangs from a bridge in Madrid

CNN — Vinícius Jr. scored against Atlético Madrid in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Copa del Rey quarter-final win on Thursday after an effigy of the star was hung from a bridge in Madrid ahead of the game. Alvaro Morato gave Atlético the lead but Rodrygo’s equalizer sent the quarter-final into extra time. Atlético were down to … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with a fan wearing the pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with a fan wearing the pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at the Australian Open

CNN — The Australian Open told CNN it had “informed and reminded” players and those around them of the tournament’s “flags and symbols policy” on Thursday after a video of Novak’s father emerged on Wednesday. Djokovic, Srdjan, pictured at a protest with fans holding Russian flags, expressing support for Russia. In a video posted to … Read more

Turkey says Sweden complicit in Quran burning amid tension over NATO bid

Turkey says Sweden complicit in Quran burning amid tension over NATO bid

CNN — The Swedish government was complicit in burning the Koran during a protest in Stockholm last weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reportedly said on Thursday. The increase in tensions between the two countries comes at a time when Sweden is relying on Turkey to back its bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty … Read more

Reality show “Squid Game”: Three people received medical treatment during filming

Reality show “Squid Game”: Three people received medical treatment during filming

CNN — Three people received medical treatment while filming an actual “Squid Game” show, Netflix confirmed, but the streaming giant denied anyone suffered “serious injuries”. Netflix announced last year that it was launching “Squid Game: The Challenge” as a reality competition series based on its hit drama – a South Korean fictional series in which … Read more

Wagner Group: the United States introduces new sanctions against a group of Russian mercenaries

Wagner Group: the United States introduces new sanctions against a group of Russian mercenaries

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a private Russian mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, and imposed a series of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The US State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions intended to … Read more

Israeli forces kill nine in clash in Jenin with Palestinian gunmen, marking the deadliest day in the West Bank in over a year

Israeli forces kill nine in clash in Jenin with Palestinian gunmen, marking the deadliest day in the West Bank in over a year

CNN — Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, and injured several others in a raid on Thursday in the restive West Bank city and refugee camp of Jenin, the Palestinian health ministry said. The death toll makes Thursday the deadliest day for Palestinians in the West Bank in more than a year, … Read more

From China to Japan, a deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the ‘new normal’

From China to Japan, a deadly cold grips East Asia.  Experts say it’s the ‘new normal’

hong kong CNN — A deadly cold spell gripping East Asia has killed at least four people in Japan after sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall wreaked havoc on travel during the New Year’s holiday. Lunar year, with climate experts warning that such extreme weather events have become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said the four … Read more

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions to block employee raises

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions to block employee raises

New York CNN — California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a landmark new law setting working conditions and minimum wages of up to $22 an hour for fast-food workers in the world’s largest state. country. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and KFC owner Yum! The brands have each … Read more

DRC denies fighter jet violated Rwandan airspace; accuses Rwanda of an “act of war”

DRC denies fighter jet violated Rwandan airspace;  accuses Rwanda of an “act of war”

CNN — The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday denounced Rwanda’s accusation that a Congolese fighter jet violated Rwandan airspace, alleging the plane was attacked by Rwandan forces in an “act of aggression deliberate action which amounts to an act of war”. The Rwandan government’s communications office released a statement on Twitter on Tuesday … Read more