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

Some car insurers refuse to cover certain Hyundai and Kia models

Some car insurers refuse to cover certain Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of the largest U.S. auto insurers, are refusing to underwrite policies in certain cities for certain older Hyundai and Kia models that have been deemed too easy to steal, the companies say. Several reports indicate that companies have stopped offering insurance on these vehicles in cities such as … 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

Britney Spears urges fans to respect her privacy after ‘prank phone calls’ prompt wellness check

Britney Spears urges fans to respect her privacy after ‘prank phone calls’ prompt wellness check

CNN — Britney Spears has asked her fans to respect her privacy after she said ‘wacky phone calls’ prompted a wellness check from police earlier this week. The singer posted a note on Twitter Thursday during which she addressed the police visit and said: “I love and adore my fans but this time things have … Read more

Southwest posts quarterly loss, warns more losses to come after service slumps

Southwest posts quarterly loss, warns more losses to come after service slumps

New York CNN — Southwest Airlines reported a fourth-quarter loss due to the company’s service slump during the holiday travel season, and it warned the costs of those issues would result in another first-quarter loss. . The airline was forced to cancel more than 16,700 flights between Dec. 21 and Dec. 29, about half of … 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

The FBI seized a website used by a notorious ransomware gang

The FBI seized a website used by a notorious ransomware gang

CNN — The FBI seized a website that a notorious ransomware gang, which extorted more than $100 million from victims’ organizations, used to shame its victims, according to a posting on the website. The so-called Hive ransomware group’s dark website posted a message on Thursday saying it had been taken over “as part of a … 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