Bariatric surgery prolongs life, study finds

Bariatric surgery prolongs life, study finds

CNN — Weight-loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year-old study of nearly 22,000 people with had bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to those of similar weight, people who had one of four types of bariatric surgery were 16% … Read more

Film academy reviews Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

Film academy reviews Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

LOS ANGELES, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s film academy said on Friday it was reviewing this year’s campaigns for Oscar nominations, a day after a media report raised questions about the surprise nod from British actress Andrea Riseborough. On Tuesday, Riseborough was nominated for Best Actress for playing an alcoholic single mother in the little-seen … Read more

‘GMA3’ anchors Amy Robach and TJ Holmes quit ABC after reporting romance

‘GMA3’ anchors Amy Robach and TJ Holmes quit ABC after reporting romance

New York CNN — TJ Holmes and Amy Robach, the third-hour anchors of ABC’s flagship morning show “Good Morning America,” are leaving ABC News, network president Kim Godwin announced to staff in a memo late Friday. “I know this has been a distraction for many of us, but let’s not forget all the great work … Read more

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

“It’s been bugging me all my life”: My dad gave me $1,000 a month to buy a house in California. My brother cried foul and told me to stop. Who is right ?

“It’s been bugging me all my life”: My dad gave me ,000 a month to buy a house in California.  My brother cried foul and told me to stop.  Who is right ?

It has bothered me all my life. My father left my family when I was 7 years old. I don’t know how much child support he paid my mother. Shortly after graduating from college, he visited me for the first time since leaving the family. He told me that he wanted to send me money … Read more

Gautam Adani’s firm loses $50 billion in market value after report on short sellers

Gautam Adani’s firm loses  billion in market value after report on short sellers

New Delhi CNN — The value of Gautam Adani’s business empire has plummeted by more than $50 billion this week since Hindenburg Research, a US firm that makes money from short selling, released a scathing report l accusing of fraud. India’s Adani Group has denounced Hindenburg’s allegations as “baseless” and “malicious”, and is considering legal … 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

Archaeologist may hail ‘oldest’ mummy ever found in Egypt

Archaeologist may hail ‘oldest’ mummy ever found in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Egyptologists have discovered a pharaonic tomb near the capital Cairo containing what may be the oldest and “most complete” mummy ever found in the country, the head of the excavation team. The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom of a 15-meter shaft in a newly discovered group of Fifth … 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

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