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

Five Russian men fleeing conscription have been living in a South Korean airport for months

Five Russian men fleeing conscription have been living in a South Korean airport for months

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Five Russian men who fled the country after Moscow’s military mobilization order last September have been stranded at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport for months after authorities refused to accept them. Three of the men had arrived in October, the other two in November, their lawyer Lee Jong-chan said. Lee … 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

FTX’s creditors include Goldman Sachs, The New York Times and Netflix

FTX’s creditors include Goldman Sachs, The New York Times and Netflix

New York CNN — Recently unsealed bankruptcy documents have revealed thousands of creditors who FTX owes after the once-mighty crypto exchange collapsed in November. Wall Street heavyweights including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan were named to the list of creditors, which includes businesses, charities, individuals and other entities in a 116-page document filed late Wednesday. FTX … 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

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

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

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

An iceberg the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

An iceberg the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke away from the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered major cracks in the sea ice a decade ago, but in the past two years there have been two major ruptures. BAS Halley Research Station is … Read more