Iran, China and Russia hold naval drills in north Indian Ocean

(Reuters) – Iran, China and Russia held their third joint naval exercises in the northern Indian Ocean on Friday, state television said. Admiral Mostafa Tagouldini, a spokesman for the exercises, told state television that the naval forces of the Iranian armed forces and the Revolutionary Guards are participating in the “Maritime Security Belt 2022” exercise … Read more

Nearly 1 million child COVID-19 infections reported in past week

Nearly 1 million children have been infected with COVID-19 in the last week according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, four times the rate of the peak increase from last winters. For the week ending January 13, more than 981,000 childhood cases of COVID-19 were reported, a 69% increase over the 580,000 cases reported the … Read more

Peloton CEO Calls Report Claiming the Company Is Halting Production False

A report that the company is halting all production of its bikes and other products sent Peloton shares into a tailspin. Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg Text size Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley said a media report claiming the company was halting all production of its bikes and other connected fitness products amid falling consumer demand was … Read more

Xbox Boss “Trusts” Nintendo To Not Do Anything That Would Harm The Games Industry

Photo: Nintendo Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ll be aware that the biggest news in gaming right now is Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard, the publisher of franchises such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Skylanders and Crash Bandicoot. The $68.7 billion acquisition has predictably caused people to start guessing … Read more

Islamic State gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack

BAGHDAD – Islamic State militants attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad early on Friday, killing 11 soldiers while they slept, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said that the attack took place in the Al-Azim area, north of Baquba, in Diyala Governorate. The circumstances of the attack were not immediately … Read more

Arizona men’s basketball vs. Stanford final score: Wildcats cruise to road win over Cardinal but loses Azuolas Tubelis to injury

This probably isn’t sustainable, but every time something goes wrong in Arizona with one of its starters, at least one guy comes off the couch, ready to fill the void. Oumar Ballo had a career-high 21 points and Pelle Larsson 13 added with six assists, stepping in for an injured Azuolas Tubelis and an error … Read more

South Africa study shows boosters failed to block omicron, bolstering case for face masks, distancing and hand washing

A study of some of the early breakthrough cases of COVID-19 caused by the highly infectious omicron variant found that booster injections of mRNA vaccines failed to block that strain, although the infections involved only mild or moderate symptoms, which confirms that they are effective in preventing serious illness and death. The study involved a … Read more

Intel plans $20 bln chip manufacturing site in Ohio

The Intel Corporation logo is seen on a display at a store in Manhattan, New York, November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Intel Corp will invest $20 billion in two new factories in Ohio to make advanced chips, the company said … Read more