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WHO Declares Coronavirus Outbreak a Global Health Emergency

The declaration was made because of the risk the virus poses to countries outside China, where limited person-to-person spread has occurred

31 Jan 08:30 Scientific American 532798824877071680.html
Ex-Idaho political figure pleads guilty to child pornography

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former political figure in Idaho has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of child pornography in a plea deal dismissing 12 other charges. Martin “Marty”...

31 Jan 08:22 The Seattle Times 9121942837573257085.html
Impeachment: Rep. Demings brings law and order to House managers team

Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Rep Val Demings is relying on her background as an Orlando, Fla., police chief, as she navigates perhaps her highest profile role yet -- that as a House manager in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

31 Jan 08:00 UPI 8257973863999829164.html
US advises against travel to China; virus declared emergency

US State Department advises against all travel to China on Friday

31 Jan 08:37 Taiwan News 4737573343926332242.html
Cuts in India’s education budget have meant fewer scholarships for students from marginalised groups

In charts: An analysis of pre-matric and post-matric scholarships disbursed from 2015-’16 and 2019-’20.

31 Jan 08:00 8669301692875691960.html
Villanueva seeks free health care, jobs for seniors, PWDs from LGUs

Senator Joel Villanueva has proposed to mandate local government units (LGUs) to provide free healthcare benefits and job opportunities for senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs).

31 Jan 08:50 Manila Bulletin News 7849457199582071856.html
The French fishermen who could sink Britain's post-Brexit ambitions

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France (Reuters) - For the British government, a successful Brexit means re-asserting economic sovereignty and landing a trade deal with Europe. Trawler captain Stephane Fait and his fellow French fisherman could sink that plan.

31 Jan 08:51 Reuters 5925829735188514958.html
Daily Nation Pushes Gideon Moi to Breaking Point

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has taken action against Daily Nation after a story they published on...

31 Jan 08:09 8634838154892178605.html
Swedish Media Bosses Publish Open Letter in Protest Against 'Chinese Pressure'

Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou compared Sweden's criticism of China to an 48-kilogram lightweight boxer picking a fight with an 86 kg heavyweight.

31 Jan 08:03 Sputniknews 967333868494574066.html
Afghanistan violence soars amid US-Taliban talks: Watchdog

Violent attacks in Afghanistan jumped to record levels in the last quarter of 2019 compared with previous years, a US government watchdog has said, underscoring the 18-year-long conflict's continued toll on the country.

31 Jan 08:53 Aljazeera 6642629762686587275.html
Bulacan PNP release sketches of suspects in killing of former Pandi vice mayor, chairman

CAMP GENERAL ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan -The cartographic sketches of the two suspects in the killing of former Pandi Vice-Mayor Oscar T. Marquez and village chief Mauro R. Capistrano were released to the public by the Bulacan Police Provincial Office on Thursday.

31 Jan 08:48 Manila Bulletin News 7849457199312613697.html
Outcry in Guinea over police ‘human shield’ video

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Police in the West African state of Guinea are facing a storm of criticism over a viral video that apparently showed them using a woman as a human shield against stone-throwing protestors. The video, whose source cannot be independently verified but whose authenticity has not been contested, spread fast on social …

31 Jan 08:00 The Independent Uganda: 5099025990810899828.html
PHOTO: Chamisa meets Mutsvangwa in South Africa?

A photo of MDC leader Nelson Chamisa posing with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's special advisor Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa has surfaced on social media. ...

31 Jan 08:30 Bulawayo24 News 5565663538814824157.html
Cameroon rebels attack reporters, torch media offices


31 Jan 08:21 The Observer 7850745372585506866.html
Modi also my PM, Pakistan cannot interfere in our elections: Kejriwal defends PM against Pak minister's attack

In a reply to Fawad Hussain's remarks in which the Pakistani minister ridiculed PM Modi, Kejriwal has said Narendra Modi is India's Prime Minister and also his Prime Minister.

31 Jan 08:40 India Today 4286117812452080082.html
Rev. Opambour owes me a taxi after I faked prophecy in his church – Prophet Paul

The leader of Ebenezer Worship Center Ebenezer Adarkwa Yiadom popularly known as Prophet One has been accused by a man of owing him a taxi after he

31 Jan 08:57 GHANA PAGE 8986860743865361748.html
Day 2: Senate Impeachment Trial Q&A Summary

The second day of the question-and-answer session in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial was held Thursday. Here is a recap.

31 Jan 08:00 Breitbart 3148363492775207284.html
A truck has rolled, delays expected

Customhouse Street, Awapuni, is blocked following a crash.

31 Jan 08:28 SCOOP 5315658999294401935.html
Fintiri lauds military for fighting insurgency headlong

The governor while speaking during his visit to troops of the 144 Battalion of the Nigerian Army base in Madagali, said the military has restored peace and tranquillity in the region.

31 Jan 08:08 Legit 3764253650729767344.html
Trump will demand high price for UK trade deal, says former ambassador

Kim Darroch said it was ‘impossible’ that the US congress would ratify any trade deal by the end of the year.

31 Jan 08:43 POLITICO 2584151345648462773.html
Trump to roll back Obama-era ban on land mines

The Trump administration is loosening an Obama-era ban on certain kinds of land mines in an effort to give the U.S. military another tool on the battlefield, U.S. officials said.

31 Jan 08:06 Fox News 7362823820924256893.html
Peter Otai died in his sleep - brother

He said he was grateful to the government for allowing the return of his brother’s body besides meeting all the repatriation costs

31 Jan 08:04 New Vision 9103146373357417975.html
How outbreak of coronavirus will affect passengers traveling on MSC Orchestra from Durban

The MSC Orchestra has been operating out of Durban waters since the cruise season began in December which runs until the last departure on April 18

31 Jan 08:24 17825111832405763.html
Knife thug had "large" blade in Alexandria main street

Barry McKenzie was clipped by a car while in possession of the knife in broad daylight.

31 Jan 08:40 dailyrecord 552235479971500381.html
Ireland's Varadkar: Don't see how to separate fisheries from Brexit trade deal

Don't see how to separate fisheries from Brexit trade deal, the Irish PM Leo Varadkar reacted to the UK Cabinet minister Michael Gove's comments. It i

31 Jan 08:58 FXStreet 4480975639061548079.html
Conviction Allegation: Chikogu hails Omo-Agege over court ruling

United States-based philanthropist and entrepreneur has congratulated Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on a court ruling

31 Jan 08:00 Vanguard News 4125100339466052704.html
Many initiates continue to die and only a few are held accountable

Icamagu Institute national chairperson Onke Cetywayo said that while a few arrests were made, this was not “reflective of ...

31 Jan 08:30 17825111120228685.html
Mongolia closes border to China until March 2 to stop virus

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia will close all ports of entry from and into China until March 2 to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the government said on Friday.

31 Jan 08:34 Reuters 8334514181221503084.html
FM holds dinner talks with EU diplomats on fight against coronavirus, bilateral ties

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha held a dinner meeting with Seoul-based diplomats from the European Union this week to discuss efforts to stem the spread of a new coronavirus, bilateral ties and other issues, the foreign ministry said Friday. On Thursday, Kang hosted the gathering with more than two dozen diplomats, including EU Ambassador to South Korea Michael Reiterer, and voiced hope for close cooperation between...

31 Jan 08:35 Koreaherald 8029273602803201169.html
Solitary death at ground zero of China's coronavirus paints a grim picture

A gray-haired man wearing a face mask lay dead on a sidewalk at ground zero of China's virus epidemic, a plastic shopping bag in one hand. On what would ty

31 Jan 08:28 The Japan Times 6673764367272570144.html
Australia on standby for fire threat as heat, winds return

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities warned on Friday of severe fire danger in densely populated areas this weekend, declaring a state of emergency in the capital, Canberra, as soaring temperatures and strong whipped up huge, unpredictable blazes.

31 Jan 08:52 Reuters 8334514181490229366.html
Anambra records Lassa Fever case - Premium Times Nigeria

Anambra State has recorded what appears to be its first Lassa Fever patient in the latest nationwide outbreak...................

31 Jan 08:00 Premium Times Nigeria 5456729301309027509.html
Drop Criminal Complaint Against Fortify Rights Senior

Thai authorities or Thai poultry company Thammakaset Company Limited should immediately drop criminal defamation complaints against Puttanee Kangkun and other human rights defenders, Fortify Rights said today. On December 6, Thammakaset filed a complaint against Puttanee with the Bangkok Southern Criminal Court for 14 social media engagements expressing support for human rights defenders.

31 Jan 08:48 SCOOP 5315658999146498902.html
ANALYSIS | Shamila Batohi’s NPA: The state of play one year on

Public frustration over the lack of prosecutions for those involved in the grand corruption that characterised state capture is understandable, writes Gareth Newham

31 Jan 08:44 News24 3752801376804943904.html
Indonesia says China clears planes to evacuate Indonesian citizens from Hubei

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday that China had cleared planes to fly to the virus-hit Chinese province of Hubei to evacuate Indonesian citizens from the area.

31 Jan 08:44 Reuters 8334514180233379338.html
PDP pledges to defend Nigeria democracy, institutions

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assured Nigerians that it would continue to protect and defend democracy and its institutions.

31 Jan 08:58 Vanguard News 4125100340172433254.html
Financial watchdog to investigate M&C Saatchi accounting scandal

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched an inquiry into the £11.6m accounting error revealed in December.

31 Jan 08:40 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774925812713.html
Pakistan halts China flights amid coronavirus outbreak

KIEV, Ukraine: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was to meet with Ukraine’s leader on Friday on his first trip to the country that is at the heart of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The visit, which was scheduled for early January but then delayed because of Middle East tensions, was expected to highlight US support for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia-backed

31 Jan 08:37 Arab News 8912634263366476063.html
Former K-Pop idol Seungri is charged with organising prostitution after scandal of women being drugged and raped in exclusive clubs tarred the industry's reputation in South Korea

Lee Seung-hyun, 29, whose stage name is Seungri, avoided spending time on remand at a hearing at Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office yesterday.

31 Jan 08:58 Mail Online 124328111988289155.html
In boost for Trump, key Republican senator opposes calling witnesses

A key Republican senator has said that he would oppose calling new witnesses at Donald Trump's impeachment trial, paving the way for the possible acquittal.

31 Jan 08:34 News24 3752801377380565551.html
Brexit day: United Kingdom casts off from the European Union

LONDON: The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday for an uncertain Brexit future, its most significant geopolitical move since the loss of empire and a blow to 70 years of efforts to forge European unity from the ruins of two world wars.

31 Jan 08:20 NST Online 3702929170936563902.html
Critical infrastructure: Enugu govt approves over N2.5bn

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

31 Jan 08:45 Vanguard News 4125100340829024181.html
60 lakh informal workers, small traders enrolled under new pension schemes: President

Last year, the government launched Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) and Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Yojana (PM-LVM) for providing assured minimum pension of Rs 3,000 per month.

31 Jan 08:44 The Economic Times 7653256037270929144.html
6,500 hospital workers to strike unless gov’t closes border with mainland: union

Around 6,500 nurses and doctors have pledged to go on strike unless the government completely closes the border with the mainland in order to stem the spread of the potentially fatal Wuhan coronavirus Representatives of the recently formed...

31 Jan 08:38 Coconuts 8871564982529217375.html
Narrabri farmers feel 'sold out' by federal-NSW energy deal that boosts gas supply

NSW environment minister insists government will not ‘cut corners’ in assessing Santos’s controversial coal-seam gas project at Narrabri

31 Jan 08:39 the Guardian 1491978796037996540.html
Coronavirus: African airlines suspend flights to China

Health authorities in Ivory Coast are investigating a suspected case of Wuhan coronavirus in a female student who arrived from China

31 Jan 08:11 Africanews 6630243978631062844.html
Beyond Brexit: Fishing, farming and science set for biggest shake-up in 70 years

It was hard to find a more pro-remain sector of the UK economy than Britain's scientific research sector. Science is, and always has been an international enterprise dependent on the free movement of people and just as importantly research funds. And most of the money, and people, come from the EU. The government's announcement this week for a fast-track visa system for "top talent" in research has allayed some of the scientists' fears.

31 Jan 08:35 ITV News 2184971256629841680.html
Delhi Police Commissioner gets a month’s extension; Chidambaram terms it ‘incomprehensible’

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik was set to retire on Friday after a three-year tenure. He was appointed as the Delhi Police Commissioner in January 2017.

31 Jan 08:24 The Indian Express 2885715105098796470.html
CAA: Supreme Court asks UP to respond to plea seeking quashing of notices against protestors

The petitioner had sought a stay on the notices, alleging that they have been sent to people arbitrarily, including a long-dead elderly man.

31 Jan 08:28 8669301692505699927.html
Classes suspended in schools near Kalibo hostel where Chinese are quarantined

ILOILO CITY —Schools near the area where 11 Chinese tourists have been quarantined in Kalibo town, Aklan province have suspended classes since Thursday to lower the risk of possibly contacting the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV).

31 Jan 08:43 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200729128155.html
US embassy denies Bishop Oyedepo Visa

Bishop Oyedepo was been denied the US Visa by the Lagos office of the Unites States Embassy on Thursday January 30, 2020. General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo

31 Jan 08:18 2090029851034796035.html
Authorities tighten watch on Chinese workers in Indonesia's regions amid coronavirus fears

Amid the expanding coronavirus outbreak, authorities in Indonesia have been increasing monitoring of Chinese workers, especially those who recently arrived in the archipelago from mainland China, where the fast-spreading virus has killed at least 170 since it first emerged in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province. 

31 Jan 08:16 The Jakarta Post 7678601103189721175.html
Farage Speaks to Breitbart: Brexit a Historic Day For the Western World

Farage hailed Brexit Day a time to celebrate, but said much work remains and vowed he would be sticking around to hold Boris to his word.

31 Jan 08:54 Breitbart 3148363492801132359.html
Omnibus bill on job creation: Our last bus to demographic bonus

Something that President Jokowi could have emphasized again and again since he broached the omnibus bill plans in his Independence Day speech in August, is that these pieces of legislation are essential if Indonesia is going to cash in on the demographic dividend — a phenomenon that occurs when the size of the working-age population of between 14 and 65 years outnumbers dependents.

31 Jan 08:56 The Jakarta Post 7678601102589514669.html
killing of Christians: CAN goes to UN, EU, AU, others

The Christians Association of Nigeria,CAN, led by Oluchukwu Green Nnabugwu, yesterday said it has concluded plans to visit the UN,

31 Jan 08:36 Vanguard News 4125100339290416440.html
Budget Session 2020: Opposition protests President Kovind’s linking CAA, Mahatma Gandhi

Budget Session 2020: President Ramnath Kovind praised the government for taking historic decisions like the Citizenship Amendment Act, Ayodhya verdict, abrogation of Article 370, the opening of Kartarpur Corridor and others.

31 Jan 08:16 5974563062631599890.html
Indigenous people left landless as traditional farming wanes in northeast India

By Rina ChandranSHILLONG, India, Jan 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T ribal people in northeastern India are increasingly becoming landless and poor as their traditional farming practices are abandoned in favour of commercial plantations, indigenous experts warned on Friday."Jhum" is the practice by tribal groups in the northeastern states of rotating land use for temporary farming, resulting in parts of forest land cleared and cultivated to grow foods.After three years, the cultivated field is left to regenerate while another area is cleared.

31 Jan 08:03 Successful Farming 8502642053739010454.html
$13M fine proposed for podcaster behind racist robocalls

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — Regulators are proposing a nearly $13 million fine against a podcaster who they say illegally hid the origin of automated phone calls that used the slaying...

31 Jan 08:22 The Seattle Times 9121942836566973653.html
Brexit day: United Kingdom casts off from the European Union

The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday for an uncertain Brexit future, its most significant geopolitical move since the loss of empire and a blow to 70 years of efforts to forge European unity from the ruins of two world wars.

31 Jan 08:09 Bdnews24 8119004129815124937.html
Teen threatened with axe during argument

Confrontation over a house key

31 Jan 08:54 dailyrecord 552235479822736260.html
Universities seek new markets after triple-blow

The UK's highly competitive visas for foreign students, along with the bushfires and coronavirus, threaten Australia's $38 billion higher education market.

31 Jan 08:16 Australian Financial Review 3974284488016665307.html
Full text: President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to joint sitting of Parliament

"The Citizenship Amendment Act is a historic law. It has fulfilled wishes of our founding fathers including Mahatma Gandhi," President ram Nath Kovind said.

31 Jan 08:03 The Indian Express 2885715105137594864.html
Brexit day: Britain quits EU and steps into transition twilight zone

The United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union this evening for an uncertain Brexit future.

31 Jan 08:37 5894610844926687523.html
SUBEB warns teachers against lowering education standard

Member representing Delta South Senatorial District in SUBEB, Mr. Paul Kurugbe has charged teachers in the state to shun unprofessional

31 Jan 08:13 Vanguard News 4125100339496910580.html
Sale of.Org Domain Registry Delayed By California Attorney General

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) demanding more information about the private equity takeover of the .org domain registry. The attorney general is seeking answers to 35 questions concerning the sale as well as...

31 Jan 08:25 8720761277050834732.html
UN experts welcome effective cooperation of Ireland & Turkey

GENEVA (30 January 2020) – UN human rights experts* have commended Ireland and Turkey for their cooperative and effective engagement ensuring the return of Lisa Smith and her infant child to Ireland last December.

31 Jan 08:41 SCOOP 5315658998433906273.html
UPDATE | Gauteng pupil arrested in connection with viral bullying video says sorry

A girl accused of bullying a fellow pupil at Modiri Secondary School in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria, has been arrested, according to the Gauteng education department.

31 Jan 08:42 News24 3752801378374998308.html
Indonesia crocodile stuck in a tyre for years, now authorities offer a reward for removing it

'A reward will be given to anyone, who can release the hapless reptile,' Central Sulawesi BKSDA chief Hasmuni Hasmar stated in Palu City, Central Sulawesi Province.

31 Jan 08:02 Oneindia 2023829371296929782.html
Trump mocks Democrats, revives border wall promise in Iowa campaign speech

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned on Thursday in Iowa - the state that kicks off the presidential nominating race next week - basking in the support of his base while the U.S. Senate trial considering his impeachment continued in Washington.

31 Jan 08:40 Reuters 8334514180432367149.html
Update on ICAO’s efforts in the international Coronavirus response

MONTREAL – ICAO is continuing to assist in the coordination of the international response to the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak through the ICAO Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation, or ‘CAPSCA’ network of governments and international organizations. ICAO is also directly transmitting Electronic Bulletins on the Coronavirus to its Member States, and these are also made available for public view on the CAPSCA website. With the World Health Organization (WHO) now classifying the Coronavirus

31 Jan 08:35 TravelDailyNews International 1304175788613822527.html
Pujabi NRIs: Chinese facing backlash abroad due to coronavirus scare

Punjabis settled abroad say the Chinese are facing a tough time because people often assume they have just returned from their home country and hence interactions with them could be a risk.

31 Jan 08:15 The Indian Express 2885715105254717900.html
‘I hope something positive has come out of this horror’: Angus gran’s brutal death inspires self-defence drive

The brutal death of a former Monifieth grandmother has inspired a self-defence drive in South Africa.

31 Jan 08:42 The Courier 4275302766833258756.html
Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza after militants fire 3 rockets

Palestinians have called for large protests after Friday prayers, including at a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem that is sacred to Muslims and Jews.

31 Jan 08:22 An-Nahar 2220466263210393105.html
John Delaney ends his presidential campaign

Just days ahead of the Iowa causes, Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney has announced he is dropping out of the race.

31 Jan 08:11 Fox 4 8372747777396907489.html
Coronavirus outbreak: LPGA event cancelled, Olympic qualifiers moved

Viral erupti­on causes furthe­r disrup­tion to intern­ationa­l sporti­ng calend­ar

31 Jan 08:36 The Express Tribune 1105816786878902935.html
Outa, Saapa want Dudu Myeni to be declared delinquent director for life

Dudu Myeni must be declared a delinquent director for the rest of her life for allegedly plunging SAA into financial chaos ...

31 Jan 08:35 17825111495811117.html
Woman who says Trump raped her seeks his DNA | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

NEW YORK >> Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter.

31 Jan 08:15 Star-Advertiser 3439335387974262451.html
Pompeo visits Ukraine as Trump impeachment trial advances

KIEV, Jan 31 — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was to meet with Ukraine’s leader today on his first trip to the country that is at the heart of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The visit, which was scheduled for early January but then delayed because of Middle East tensions, was...

31 Jan 08:56 Malaymail 302165935486103162.html
Travellers make last-gasp bid to stay put at North Esk Park during crunch site visit

Travellers made a last-gasp plea to stay in an unauthorised Mearns encampment during a crunch visit to decide its fate.

31 Jan 08:07 The Courier 4275302768587350184.html
Amotekun: Malami’s too many‘illegalities’

INDISPUTABLY, the indigenous security outfit set up by state governors of the South-West geopolitical zone, Amotekun, was birthed by the...

31 Jan 08:19 Vanguard News 4125100340538131425.html
Ramaphosa appoints Kholeka Gcaleka as new Deputy Public Protector

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially appointed advocate Kholeka Gcaleka as the new Deputy Public Protector.

31 Jan 08:44 17825111847516409.html
Video claims to show woman swiping $20 from 84-year-old inside Bronx store

A heartless crook swiped a $20 bill from an 84-year-old woman inside of a Bronx bodega last Friday, police said.

31 Jan 08:29 Fox News 7362823819707678822.html
Kashmiri Pandits In Kashmir: Those who stayed back have a home — and a roomful of regret

Homeless At Home An Express Series Part 1: On January 20, 1990, the first big batch of Pandits had to pack their belongings and leave after a night of public threats by militants — the exodus surging between March and May that year and continuing in a steady stream for the next few years.

31 Jan 08:19 The Indian Express 2885715104842350281.html
Hollow the leader with a mountain to climb: PM's challenge is beyond urgent

You only get one chance to make a first impression. The Prime Minister, for much of Australia, blew his.

31 Jan 08:35 The Age 7967730562414254536.html
Erdoğan urges Muslim countries to raise voice against Trump's Mideast plan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reiterated his strong opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump's so-called 'Deal of the Century,' as he urged Muslim...

31 Jan 08:57 DAILY SABAH 8383944810115672130.html
Derry woman takes Irish citizenship battle to the US

A Derry woman who is challenging a court ruling, that she is a British citizen and not Irish, is taking her campaign to the United States claims this contravenes the Good Friday Agreement. Emma DeSouza is set to travel to Washington, New York, Philadelphia and Boston next week on a 10-day trip in a bid to highlight...

31 Jan 08:05 IrishCentral 7319968744995450267.html
BSY meets Shah, says talks on Cabinet expansion today

Talks between Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and former BJP national president and Home Minister Amit Shah to finalise the Cabinet expansion will be held on Friday morning. The chief minister, who

31 Jan 08:24 Deccan Herald 2027555797044680162.html
Indian villagers beat wife of hostage-taker to death

A man who held about two dozen children hostage at his daughter's fake birthday party was shot dead by police in northern Uttar Pradesh state before villagers beat his wife to death as she tried to escape, authorities said on Friday.

31 Jan 08:07 Aljazeera 6642629763807779465.html
Proposals on Israel/Palestine are an affront to Palestinians

The Trump administration’s proposals on Israel and Palestine, announced on Tuesday, are an affront to Palestinian rights and dignity and have none of the elements of a realistic peace plan. The proposals, launched jointly by President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were drawn up by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has extensive business and financial links with Israeli companies.

31 Jan 08:51 SCOOP 5315658998365680978.html
3 terrorists killed in shootout on highway in J&K

Traffic has been suspended on the highway while authorities also ordered the closure of all schools today in Udhampur district as a precautionary measure.

31 Jan 08:08 Deccan Herald 2027555797233024822.html
Montana ranchers, conservationists lock horns over free-ranging bison

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A new state plan to allow bison to be categorized as wildlife has pitted Montana ranchers and livestock producers against conservationists.

31 Jan 08:00 UPI 8257973864343875292.html
Nova Scotia court says man's rights not violated when 'Grabher' plate revoked

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has dismissed a claim by a man who says the province infringed on his freedom of expression when it revoked a licence plate personalized with his surname —. . .

31 Jan 08:27 Times Colonist 7617512061335812392.html
SC agrees to examine Centre’s plea seeking ‘victim-centric’ rules in cases of death penalty

The bench sought response from the stakeholders on whose petition the court had laid down the guidelines in 2014.

31 Jan 08:14 8669301692835680143.html
Brexit to proceed tonight as Britain leaves the EU - Talk of the Town

Brexit will finally go ahead tonight when Britain leaves the European Union after 47 years. The UK will formally cease to be a member state at midnight tonight, Central European Time, 11pm Irish time. Boris Johnson will address the nation an hour beforehand. He will say: “Our job as the government – my job –...Read More→

31 Jan 08:58 Talk of the Town 6988606398966535075.html
Australian bushfires: State of emergency declared in Canberra

Heatwave conditions expected to sweep through Victoria and New South Wales states

31 Jan 08:08 The Irish Times 8204772969105030240.html
Facebook to remove coronavirus misinformation after WHO declares global emergency

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it will take down misinformation about China’s fast-spreading coronavirus in a rare departure from its approach to health content, after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency.

31 Jan 08:51 Reuters 8334514181509196390.html
Coronavirus outbreak: 6 suspected cases admitted to RML hospital

Five persons self-reported to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, designated to deal with such cases, with respiratory problems and fever, hospital sources said.

31 Jan 08:14 The Economic Times 7653256038481095086.html
Airlines curb or cancel China flights

A number of airlines say they are halting or reducing flights to China as the country struggles to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.

31 Jan 08:21 Manila Bulletin Business 8374351513876083552.html
US SEC Commissioner defends proposal on shareholder voting rules

A top official at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday defended an agency shareholder voting proposal amid "misconception" ...

31 Jan 08:20 CNA 5644198862598456659.html
Right wing group's activists detained before anti-CAA protest

The police detained a few members of the right wing group Hindu Rashtra Sena on Thursday ahead of a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens here.

31 Jan 08:05 Deccan Herald 2027555797135295728.html
Benchmark names Gregg Fracassa General Manager for Snow King Resort, Jackson, Wyoming

THE WOODLANDS (HOUSTON), TEXAS - Benchmark, a global hospitality company, has appointed Gregg Fracassa general manager for Snow King Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Jackson, Wyoming. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president and COO, made the announcement. "It is a pleasure to welcome Gregg to Benchmark and to Snow King,” said Mr. Champion. “He brings great depth of leadership and operational experience to the property and an important understanding of maximizing the attributes of a resort hotel and its

31 Jan 08:59 TravelDailyNews International 1304175788737540630.html
Plane With UK, Foreign Citizens Leaves China’s Coronavirus-Hit Wuhan - UK Foreign Office

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A plane carrying 83 UK and 27 foreign nationals have left the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak, the UK Foreign Office said on Friday.

31 Jan 08:13 Sputniknews 967333869488675532.html
Rabbis protest: 'PM Netanyahu creating a smokescreen that hides much greater concessions'

Hundreds of Rabbis declare: 'The Deal of the Century is not worth the risk, we are repeating the same mistake as Oslo.'

31 Jan 08:46 Israel National News 5374683670205535029.html
Pakistani national gets top post in New York police’s volunteer force

A Pakistani-American police officer has been selected to head the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) volunteer force.Nasir Saleem, a 30-year-old veteran of the NYPD, became the first Pakistani

31 Jan 08:06 Pakistan Today 6621510369398158563.html
Pakistan halts China flights amid coronavirus outbreak

LONDON: The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday for an uncertain Brexit future, the most significant change to its place in the world since the loss of empire and a blow to 70 years of efforts to forge European unity from the ruins of war. The country will slip away an hour before midnight from the club it joined in 1973, moving into the no man’s land of a

31 Jan 08:56 Arab News 8912634263107968076.html
Could growing tourism troubles unseat Kyoto's long-time mayor?

Kyoto voters head to the polls Sunday to cast their ballots in a mayoral election that will have an impact on the city's future policies for domestic and i

31 Jan 08:35 The Japan Times 6673764366569594928.html
Anambra reschedules cancelled Nkpor auto spare parts market poll

President of ASMATA, Chief Ikechukwu Ekwegbalu, notified the traders to prepare for the election on Thursday, February 6.

31 Jan 08:31 Vanguard News 4125100338948435274.html
Nova Scotia court says man's rights not infringed when Grabher plate was revoked

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has dismissed a claim by a man who says the province infringed on his freedom of expression when it revoked a license plate personalized with his surname. . .

31 Jan 08:27 Times Colonist 7617512061177855235.html
Pilots sue American Airlines to halt China flights

WASHINGTON, United States, Jan 31 - US pilots on Thursday sued American Airlines to force the company to halt flights to China amid the virus outbreak now Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today |

31 Jan 08:14 Capital Business 7605153803545541991.html
Pakistan mulls deal with Turkey on dual nationality

Interi­or Minist­er retire­d Brig Ijaz Shah says a draft is under consid­eratio­n

31 Jan 08:10 The Express Tribune 1105816786651690890.html
WHO Declares Global Virus Emergency, Countries Warn Against China Travel

The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported Friday the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. The UN health agency based in Geneva had initially downplayed the threat pos

31 Jan 08:45 Asharq AL-awsat 7659932761693314.html
UN Security Council urges immediate end to fighting in Yemen

The UN Security Councilis calling for an immediate end to a "significant" escalation in fighting in Yemen between Houthi Shiite rebels and the Saudi-led military coalition supporting the government.

31 Jan 08:07 The Indian Express 2885715103909059402.html
Pakistan plans to ink dual citizenship deal with Turkey

Pakistan on Thursday said a plan is being considered regarding the signing of an agreement with Turkey to allow dual citizenship for citizens of the two...

31 Jan 08:23 DAILY SABAH 8383944809611240942.html
Finance minister: 18pc discount for PLUS toll charges starts tonight

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — The 18 per cent Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS) toll highway discount begins tonight, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today. Lim reiterated Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s announcement that the Cabinet has decided to restructure PLUS’ concession...

31 Jan 08:57 Malaymail 302165935651430633.html
US writer seeks Trump’s DNA to bolster rape allegation

A prominent American columnist who says Donald Trump raped her asked the president Thursday to provide a DNA sample so as to determine whether it matches genetic material found on her dress.

31 Jan 08:30 Manila Bulletin News 7849457201205154333.html
Banking Association Reassures Lebanese their Deposits Are Safe

The head of the Association of Banks in Lebanon, Salim Sfeir, has made assurances that deposits are safe and that the temporary measures were only aimed at managing the current crisis. “Things will soon return to normal as the new government begins t

31 Jan 08:30 Asharq AL-awsat 7659934422150578.html
Two moderates, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, diverge on strategy to win

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg have the same goal: emerging from the Iowa caucuses as the moderate alternative to progressive rival Bernie Sanders. But they're deploying increasingly divergent strategies to get there.

31 Jan 08:11 The Indian Express 2885715105224529371.html
Nirbhaya convict Pawan moves SC, seeks review of order dismissing juvenility claim

On January 20, the apex court had rejected the plea by Pawan who had challenged the Delhi High Court’s order dismissing his juvenility claim

31 Jan 08:33 The Hindu 6679535025996333291.html
Brexit Day timeline: How did we get here and what happens next?

It's been a long and winding road to the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here's how we got here, and how more than 1,000 days of Parliamentary drama since the Brexit vote in 2016 have played out

31 Jan 08:46 mirror 675785260499958810.html
Around 400 Indians to be evacuated from Wuhan: Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani

The flight will include all necessary resources like masks, medical equipment, packed food, prescribed medicines, along with a team of five doctors from the Health Ministry, and paramedical personnel from Air India

31 Jan 08:19 mid-day 6119021830584140842.html
Brexit uncertainty among French diaspora in London’s ‘Frog Valley’

French nationals living in the UK greeted Britain’s January 31 exit from the EU with Gallic resignation and trepidation over the administrative procedures to come.

31 Jan 08:54 France 24 5635134570612182312.html
French PM Edouard Philippe confirms run for Le Havre mayor

Philippe intends to stay on as PM — as long as President Macron will have him.

31 Jan 08:02 POLITICO 2584151346906629729.html
Pilots sue American Airlines to halt China flights

US pilots on Thursday sued American Airlines to force the company to halt flights to China amid the virus outbreak now declared a global health emergency.

31 Jan 08:37 Manila Bulletin Business 8374351515017114000.html
Soon in Punjab goverment offices: Biometric attendance system

Punjab will soon have a biometric attendance system (BAS) in all government offices, boards and corporations.

31 Jan 08:14 The Indian Express 2885715104363411304.html
Prime Minister Johnson Poised for Canada-Style UK-EU Free Trade Deal After Brexit – Report

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU on Friday will be followed by an 11-month transition period, during which Britain will remain committed to the existing trade deals with the bloc, but will be able to negotiate new such agreements with EU members and other countries.

31 Jan 08:02 Sputniknews 967333867869153623.html
No proposal for PoK merger with Pakistan: Foreign Office

"There is no such proposal under consideration,” Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said on Thursday when asked about the reports. She also rejected that government was thinking to bring new regulation to change the status of Gilgit-Baltistan. “It is media speculation I, do not wish to comment on it,” she said in response to a question.

31 Jan 08:10 The Economic Times 7653256037648146254.html
Kerala Coronavirus patient shifted to Thrissur Medical College

The medical college student from Wuhan University was shifted to an isolation ward set up in the Medical College Hospital in the early hours on Friday

31 Jan 08:45 The Hindu 6679535025256215305.html
Man killed in country bomb attack in Puducherry

Sambu alias Sambasivam, a resident of Pilliarkuppam, was a complainant cum witness in a murder case that occurred in Cuddalore last year, police said

31 Jan 08:06 The Hindu 6679535025480955220.html
Taiwan cracks down on fake news about China coronavirus

False reports allege coronavirus patients confirmed at certain hospitals.The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has been looking at six suspects in the spreading of false rumors about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, reports said Friday (Jan. 31).

31 Jan 08:45 Taiwan News 4737573344450312966.html
Gov Makinde recalls five directors sacked by predecessor, Ajimobi

Five directors of the (BCOS who were sacked by the immediate past Governor Abiola Ajimobi, have been reinstated by the incumbent Governor, Seyi Makinde.

31 Jan 08:20 Premium Times Nigeria 5456729301114588181.html
'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in

Authorities also warned of so-called ember attacks, where winds blow glowing ash ahead of the fire front.

31 Jan 08:39 6446904417276417172.html
US advises against travel to China; virus declared emergency

Meanwhile, China’s foreign ministry said it will send charter flights to bring home residents of Hubei from overseas.

31 Jan 08:43 An-Nahar 2220466262355942152.html
UN warns world may pay ‘terrible price’ if it fails Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  A top UN official has warned that the international community would “pay a terrible price” if it fails to help rebuild Sudan’s dilapidated economy as the African country transitions to civilian rule. “The story of Sudan in year 2020 is not the story of the previous government,” United Nations Development Programme …

31 Jan 08:05 The Independent Uganda: 5099025989351501766.html
Man shot dead in India after taking over 20 children hostage at his daughter's birthday

His wife was also beaten to death during the incident.

31 Jan 08:56 6446904418933663221.html
On This Day: Germany wages unrestricted sub warfare during WWI

On Jan. 31, 1917, Germany announces it will wage unrestricted submarine warfare against all ships, including passenger carriers, in war-zone waters.

31 Jan 08:00 UPI 8257973863991544591.html
Waymo self-driving vehicle in collision in Phoenix suburb

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Waymo self-driving vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle in a Phoenix suburb and the driver of the Waymo vehicle was taken to...

31 Jan 08:10 The Seattle Times 9121942836667426667.html
Other countries should avoid 'overreaction' over coronavirus, says China

As the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, China has said all countries should behave in a 'responsible' manner and avoid overreaction that may result in more negative spillover effects.

31 Jan 08:34 Oneindia 2023829372023046331.html
FAA staff and tour co. ties alleged after 3 chopper crashes

The chairman of a key Senate committee is asking the Transportation Department's Inspector General to investigate misconduct allegations at the Federal Aviation Administration's Hawaii field office. They involve an allegedly...

31 Jan 08:12 The Seattle Times 9121942836779390025.html
64 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iran strike

That number is 14 more than the numbers the Pentagon released earlier this week. Of the 64 cases, 39 members have returned to duty.

31 Jan 08:14 WVLT 4089046910554898937.html
Kate Middleton and Prince William to play key role in royal diplomacy after Brexit

The royal family has been facing its own Megxit crisis, but life post-Brexit for the Windsors will mean their roles as ambassadors, charged with maintaining and strengthening ties to Eu

31 Jan 08:28 5894610845330657227.html
Angus caravan park lodges lawful use bid for 220 units in latest stage of site saga

Angus caravan park operators have lodged a bid for year-round occupation of hundreds of units there in a move amined at bringing to an end a lengthy legal saga at the popular site.

31 Jan 08:31 The Courier 4275302767826592789.html
Salesman 'left householder in tears' in row over cancelled order, court hears

A man in his 70s who had survived a heart bypass and prostate cancer was reduced to tears by an aggressive salesman from a home improvement company when he tried to cancel an order for a new conservatory roof, a court heard.

31 Jan 08:14 East Anglian Daily Times 681138151295567586.html
50 Durban councillors guarded on 24-hour basis at taxpayers' expense - eThekwini report

A report states 50 Durban councillors, most of whom are ANC, are being guarded around the clock by security details provided by the eThekwini Municipality.

31 Jan 08:08 News24 3752801377478384873.html
Interior of Akufo-Addo’s ambulances can even resurrect a dying patient – NDC’s Allotey Jacobs

“The interior of the state of the art ambulances recently commissioned and distributed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo can give life back to a dying patient”, these were the exact words of Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs. He said the procurement and importation of the ambulances into the country is not only gratifying but will go a long way to save lives as well improve healthcare delivery in the country. Speaking on a local radio station monitored by, the Educated Fisherman as he prefers to be called praised successive governments for also importing ambulances but admitted that those of the current President tops them all. “We all should face facts if you look at the inside and see the equipment and colour design it looks very attractive. If you are at the point of death, the colours in the ambulance can give you the vim to survive. The inside is great”, he observed. “All those ambulances that were brought into the country…

31 Jan 08:42 2909200111034102429.html
Peace plan strips Palestinians of their rights

GENEVA - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor followed the US President Donald Trump's announcement of a plan to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict entitled "Peace for Prosperity" which was celebrated by Israel and rejected by the Palestinians.

31 Jan 08:52 SCOOP 5315658999814804437.html
CCTV installed at Perth high-rise flats after spate of fires leave residents in fear

CCTV cameras have been installed at a block of high rise flats in Perth after emergency services were called to three fires at the building within the space of as many weeks.

31 Jan 08:22 The Courier 4275302767970783769.html
The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, What Global Travelers Need to Know

With news of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) currently dominating media cycles, many questions have been raised about travel-focused guidance and general safety precautions. The situation related to this outbreak (originating in Hubei province, China) has evolved rapidly – and remains highly fluid – but there are some basic facts that any traveler would do well to know. Symptoms and treatment The novel coronavirus is in a family of coronaviruses that commonly cause fever and symptoms of the upper respiratory system. 2019-nCoV is

31 Jan 08:29 TravelDailyNews International 1304175789056142779.html
Trump impeachment: Democrats dealt major blow in witness battle

Democrats needed four Republican senators to side with them in a vote to call more witnesses in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

31 Jan 08:30 euronews 7318238122013146733.html
Burundi: Four journalists jailed for ‘undermining state security’

A court in Burundi has sentenced four journalists to two and a half years in prison for attempting to undermine state security. The journalists were arrested in October in the western province of Bubanza Province while covering an incursion of Read More

31 Jan 08:59 East Africa Monitor 1351768852804314227.html
Former Cold War fighter pilot and Deputy Lieutenant of Devon Sir Michael Steer dies

Air Chief Marshal, Sir Michael Steer, has was born October 11, 1938, and died on January 5, 2020, aged 81

31 Jan 08:57 DevonLive 2469244512165306314.html
China ADMITS it was too slow to react to coronavirus outbreak which has killed at least 213 people - amid claims that officials are hiding a higher death toll by cremating bodies

The secretary of the ruling Communist party in Wuhan said the virus's impact on the world 'would have been less' if measures had been taken sooner.

31 Jan 08:50 Mail Online 124328111767745575.html
Coronavirus a public health emergency; what does WHO declaration mean?

India has reported its first case of coronavirus infection on Thursday when a student of Wuhan University tested positive for the virus after she returned to the country. The WHO has declared it as a global emergency. But what does that mean?

31 Jan 08:22 The Indian Express 2885715104785363184.html
Flight into the danger zone: China sends planes to bring ‘stranded’ overseas residents back home to Wuhan… but who would be brave enough to board?

There are 117 nationals from Wuhan in Bangkok, Thailand, and a further 100 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, who are understood to be desperate to get back to the coronavirus-stricken city 'as soon as possible'.

31 Jan 08:25 Mail Online 124328112668477015.html
Not Trump or Obama: This Was America's Worst President Ever

Just terrible.

31 Jan 08:30 The National Interest 7207864703726240127.html
Coronavirus: WHO declares global health emergency

Despite the urgency, the medical expert wants business as usual for commerce and travel

31 Jan 08:14 Times of Oman 5168079156530804873.html
Waititu Dealt A Blow As Court Declines To Stop Nyoro’s Swearing-in

Impeached Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has been dealt a blow after the High Court declined to issue orders stopping the planned swearing-in of Deputy Governor James Nyoro as County boss.In hi

31 Jan 08:14 KahawaTungu 3304128541954544242.html
Trump is reportedly set to relax U.S. ban on land mines

President Trump will announce as early as Friday that he will undo restrictions on using or acquiring land mines enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2014, two U.S. officials tell Reuters. Obama had moved to stop all U.S. production and acquisition of anti-personnel mines, including to replace degraded stockpiles. The U.S. is not among the more than 160 signatories to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, but it adheres to many of its provisions and prohibits the use of anti-personnel mines outside of the Korean peninsula, Reuters says. "The resumption of the use of anti-personnel land mines and continued stockpiling and production of these indiscriminate weapons is militarily unnecessary and dangerous," said Daryl Kimball at the Arms Control Association. The U.S. hasn't used land mines since a single anti-personnel mine in Afghanistan in 2002, Kimball's group says, and the last time the U.S. military used mines in any significant way was in the 1991 Gulf War. Peter Weber

31 Jan 08:31 The Week 149215356088302827.html
Twitter and Pinterest step up efforts to tackle voter misinformation in US elections

Twitter unveiled a new tool that will make it easier for American users to report tweets containing misleading information.

31 Jan 08:18 6446904418168683919.html
Pilots, flight attendants demand flights to China stop as virus fear mounts worldwide

Pilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly spreading coronavirus, with American Airlines’ pilots filing a lawsuit seeking an immediate halt.

31 Jan 08:04 Bdnews24 8119004130356364796.html
WHO declares global health emergency as coronavirus death toll climbs to 213

Many nations have already urged their citizens not to visit China, while some have banned entry for travellers from Wuhan

31 Jan 08:47 Deccan Chronicle 7881006363828014702.html
Mischievous people twisting Buhari’s comments on insecurity ― Presidency

Presidency yesterday lamented over what it described as mischievous twisting of President Muhammadu Buhari's comments

31 Jan 08:08 Vanguard News 4125100340045812774.html
Minnesota man convicted of raping girlfriend's twin 4-year-old girls, giving them STD: report

A Minnesota man was convicted Tuesday of raping his girlfriend’s four-year-old twin daughters and giving them a sexually transmitted disease, according to a report.

31 Jan 08:13 Fox News 7362823820117367590.html
Motorists advised to avoid area following crash

Police can now confirm two people have died following a crash on Makarora-Lake Hawea Road, Makarora, Queenstown-Lakes.

31 Jan 08:32 SCOOP 5315658999316725089.html
Mum, 33, disappears with four kids including baby sparking urgent police search

Missing mum Kayleigh Stephens, 33, disappeared from Reading with her four children - 13-year-old Adrian McIntosh, 12-year-old Dylan McIntosh, four-year-old Remeyha Williams and four-month-old Tenaya Williams

31 Jan 08:02 mirror 675785260588701464.html
Fotis Dulos, charged with murdering his wife, dies after suicide attempt

Greek City Times Article

31 Jan 08:06 Greek City Times 1506177377370307008.html
Kushner Hopes Israel Would Wait for Polls before Any Step in West Bank

The US president's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, hoped on Thursday that the Israeli government would wait until after the country’s March 2 elections to move forward with implementing new policies on settlements. “The hope is that they’ll wa

31 Jan 08:45 Asharq AL-awsat 7659933270919260.html
Special court to take up Behmai massacre case on Feb 12

But in view of the strike over the issue of chambers continuing, the matter has now been further postponed to February 12.

31 Jan 08:33 The Indian Express 2885715105109770121.html
The good and bad - Canvassing with Fine Gael ahead of Ireland's General Election 2020

It is six o’clock on a frosty Wednesday evening and a group of people clad in luminous pink has gathered outside a Dublin supermarket. They have been doing so every night for the past two weeks. The reason for this somewhat unusual gathering is to mobilize support for Kate O’Connell, a local politician running in the upcoming Irish General Election. 

31 Jan 08:55 IrishCentral 7319968743329983977.html
7,000 passengers detained on liner in Italy due to false coronavirus alarm

Woman from Macau detected fever when ship paused at Civitavecchia, north-west of Rome

31 Jan 08:10 Taiwan News 4737573345082821611.html
My Gandhi vs your Gandhi over CAA: President Kovind says citizenship law fulfills Mahatma’s wish

Both the government and the protesters invoke Mahatma Gandhi to justify their action with regard to the Citizenship Amendment Act. The father of the nation stands divided in two ideologically contrasting camps.

31 Jan 08:23 India Today 4286117813748941534.html
Vietjet suspends all China flights - VnExpress International

Vietjet will stop all flights to and from China starting Saturday to try and limit the spread the deadly coronavirus.

31 Jan 08:23 VnExpress International – Latest news, business, travel and analysis from Vietnam 7631321453817824558.html
Incumbent Jaman North MP picks forms for NPP primaries

news, story, article

31 Jan 13:25 5074937610967334337.html
Nirbhaya rape case: Delhi court postpones hanging of death row convicts

Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31) were scheduled to be hanged on February 1 at 6 am

31 Jan 13:20 Business-Standard 1502508925457900941.html
WHO representative says Ukraine able to cope with coronavirus

The death toll in China is now 213 people.

31 Jan 13:57 UNIAN 6863008970645614188.html
US Embassy debunks Oyedepo ‘visa refusal’ claim

The United States of America embassy in Nigeria has denied media reports that it refused issuing visa Bishop David Oyedepo.

31 Jan 13:28 Vanguard News 4125100340852942790.html
Be aggressive on CAA, PM urges NDA partners

Allies JD(U), Akalis wants changes in NPR form

31 Jan 13:38 The Hindu 6679535025683521911.html
In her absence, presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s dog Bailey takes part in campaign

Less than a week before the Iowa caucus, the 20-month-old Golden Retriever, accompanied by Warren's husband Bruce Mann, made three campaign stops.

31 Jan 13:17 The Indian Express 2885715105604415298.html
Anne Cox Chambers, wealthy newspaper heiress, dies at 100

Anne Cox Chambers, a newspaper heiress, diplomat and philanthropist who was one of the country's richest women, has died at the age of 100.

31 Jan 13:43 CTVNews 2422791597872917181.html
5 People Raila Hangs Out With in Private

Despite being at the helm of Kenyan politics, Raila Odinga still has an inner circle that includes...

31 Jan 13:28 8634838153011828413.html
Sheffield Wednesday in talks for Wigan Athletic midfielder Josh Windass?

Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly looking to conclude a deal for Wigan Athletic midfielder Josh Windass before the end of the January transfer window.

31 Jan 13:01 Sports Mole 7750663361184515370.html
Brexit Day celebrations: How the UK is marking 31 January

After nearly four years since the EU referendum in June 2016, Brexit Day is almost upon us. So how is the UK marking 31 January?

31 Jan 13:47 City A.M. 6389894490153324232.html
Brexit day in pictures: The final countdown

Boris Johnson hosted a Cabinet meeting in Sunderland, while campaigners flocked to Parliament Square.

31 Jan 13:58 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773876048439.html
WHO declares global health emergency over coronavirus: 4 questions answered

The World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus to be a public health emergency on Jan. 30, 2020. Does the action really change anything? An expert answers four questions.

31 Jan 13:04 The Conversation 6012421227694383666.html
To mask or not to mask: confusion spreads over coronavirus protection

"Do not wear a mask if you are well" read a warning plastered across the front of Singapore's main newspaper on Friday, as authorities around the world sought to calm panic buying of masks seen as a guard against the fast-spreading coronavirus.

31 Jan 13:21 Bdnews24 8119004129393660399.html
Bloomberg lands Utah's lone Democratic rep as sixth congressional endorsement

Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg on Friday scored his sixth congressional endorsement, this one from Rep. Ben McAdams, Utah's only Democratic member of Congress.

31 Jan 13:35 TheHill 355432919278434230.html

Jerusalem’s famous Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem (‘a monument and a name’), takes its name from this biblical verse. Yeshayahu articulates Hashem’s promise that even those who are unable to have sons and daughters will be memorialized in Yerushalayim by their “everlasting name.” According to its mission statement, the museum “safeguards the memory of the past…

31 Jan 13:23 Breaking Israel News 540123161772128633.html
Brexiteers sing God Save The Queen in Belfast as clock strikes 11pm

Hundreds of people gathered in Parliament Square in central London at 11pm.

31 Jan 13:10 6446904418056573076.html
Chief presidential adviser discusses post-Brexit period with UK counterparts

Turkey's chief presidential adviser Gülnur Aybet met with foreign policy and strategy advisors of the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Friday,...

31 Jan 13:25 DAILY SABAH 8383944809489175403.html
Hong Kong’s disruption is Sydney’s opportunity

Hot Property

31 Jan 13:00 The Age 7967730562995186422.html
It's time to make noise about freeing Kylie Moore-Gilbert from Iran

A strategy of quiet diplomacy has failed to free Australian-British academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert from detention in Iran.

31 Jan 13:00 The Age 7967730561957633231.html
Paedophile based in Singapore gets 35 years jail for sexually abusing 47 boys

Paedophile based in Singapore gets 35 years jail for sexually abusing 47 boys

31 Jan 13:23 The Independent 5308065343089976259.html
Tel Aviv Basketball Team Discovers Cause of Major Mishaps: Mezuzahs

The top team in Israel was plagued in recent weeks with injuries to five of their top players so they called in a rabbi to check the scrolls on the doorposts of the stadium and he found...

31 Jan 13:16 Breaking Israel News 540123161510185009.html
Leading women in their fields gather for major seminar in Tipperary

Aspire to Inspire event for Nenagh

31 Jan 13:30 TipperaryLive 1097599577811493373.html
Two Indian sailors killed, several missing in tanker fire off UAE coast

The daily quoting sources reported that the tanker had around 55 people on board, including 12 crew members at the time of the accident.

31 Jan 13:21 The New Indian Express 4718288654356945579.html
John Delaney Drops Out Democratic Primary Race After Anemic Poll Numbers

Former Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) announced on Friday morning that he was taking his 2020 presidential campaign off life support...

31 Jan 13:52 Talking Points Memo 4598529366429694595.html
Jamia firing: Accused sent to 14-day protective custody

The police said they have also urged the Board to form a medical panel to conduct a bone ossification test that will verify the age of the youth.

31 Jan 13:01 The Indian Express 2885715104834178910.html
Row escalates between private school, teachers

MADURAIA row between the teachers and the administration of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Tirunagar here escalated on Friday when the administration resumed class

31 Jan 13:42 The Hindu 6679535025475208180.html
PACE urges European countries to repatriate children of Daesh terrorists

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe PACE urged European countries to repatriate the children of Daesh fighters stranded in Syria and...

31 Jan 13:44 DAILY SABAH 8383944809252970190.html
Helicopter company in Kobe Bryant crash not certified to fly in poor visibility

The charter company whose helicopter crashed and killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on Sunday was not certified to fly in conditions requiring pilots to fly using only cockpit instruments, media reports said.

31 Jan 13:48 The Peninsula 1202843882476879950.html
One man and two women to appear in court following 'significant theft' of jewellery in Donegal

The items stolen included cash and jewellery, and among them was an 18 carat white gold oval yellow sapphire cluster ring.

31 Jan 13:46 6446904418715764398.html
CAA protests: Complaint against Bengal BJP chief for derogatory remarks against woman

Dilip Ghosh told journalists that a woman who was heckled at a rally was lucky that ‘nothing more was done to her’.

31 Jan 13:25 8669301693683365474.html
Madan Lal, RP Singh, Sulakshana Naik named in BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee

Cricket News: Former India cricketers Rudra Pratap Singh, Madan Lal and Sulkashana Naik were on Friday appointed members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) by

31 Jan 13:06 The Times of India 6060938662834026862.html
US Reaction to UK's Huawei Decision "Hyperbole", No US, European 5G "Champion" to Step In - Hammond

The former senior official and veteran politician said that Britain would suffer "huge potential damage" if it did not remain a leader in 5G and that it would be difficult to see how the nation's 5G roll out programme would be possible "without using Huawei equipment".

31 Jan 13:34 Sputniknews 967333868947439228.html
Sisters tried to poison mom days before allegedly killing her for life insurance money - report

Two sisters from Mpumalanga allegedly attempted to poison their 62-year-old mother a few days before she was killed and raped, reportedly to collect an R80 000 life insurance payout.

31 Jan 13:24 News24 3752801377738392489.html
Nirbhaya convicts finding loopholes to avoid hanging, dire need to amend laws: Arvind Kejriwal

The four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case will not be hanged on Saturday morning as a Delhi court on Friday postponed the execution of their black warrants till further order.

31 Jan 13:56 India Today 4286117813147749170.html
Airport expansion would be 'life sentence' for local communities say campaigners

Campaigners are urging councillors to go against officers' advice and reject airport expansion plan

31 Jan 13:00 BristolLive 4740742017339676149.html
'Three-year sentence is insufficient': Hit-and-run case moved to higher court

A magistrate who was expected to sentence Moegamat Rafiek Hayners on two counts of culpable homicide has referred the matter to a higher court.

31 Jan 13:11 17825111034981951.html
SC agrees to scrutinise Centre's plea on victim-centric guidelines in death penalty cases

The Supreme Court on Friday has agreed to scrutinize the Centre's plea for laying down victim and society-centric guidelines in heinous offence cases where death penalty has been awarded. Reportedly, on January 22, the Centre had moved an application contending that the prevalent guidelines framed by the apex court.

31 Jan 13:47 Oneindia 2023829372350657296.html
Blue State Blues: Democrats' Case Against Trump Is Built on 5 Misquotes

After two marathon question-and-answer sessions, it became clear Democrats' case against Trump is essentially based on five misquotes.

31 Jan 13:25 Breitbart 3148363492863238863.html
Police interrogating Allotey after Stadium incident

news, story, article

31 Jan 13:31 5074937610894215994.html
Woman, 55, first patient to recover from coronavirus in Guangzhou

Health officials in Guangzhou, south China, have announced the city's first successfully treated case of the new coronavirus.

31 Jan 13:17 Vanguard News 4125100340288107785.html
John Delaney, first candidate in 2020 presidential race, drops out before Iowa caucuses

John Delaney, the former Maryland congressman who was the first Democrat to announce a run for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, withdrew from the race on Friday, citing a lack of support for his candidacy. 

31 Jan 13:07 Fox News 7362823820223167295.html
South Korean evacuees from Wuhan welcomed to quarantine centres

SEOUL, Jan 31 — Hundreds of South Koreans flown home on a charter flight from China were greeted with welcome signs today as they arrived at quarantine centres where nearby residents had staged vehement protests only a day before. The 368 South Koreans were transported to two facilities in Asan...

31 Jan 13:22 Malaymail 302165935562672068.html
Budget 2020: Earn less than Rs 10 lakh? Here's what you can expect

Budget 2020: There have been talks about government levying 10% income tax on income above Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh and 20% for income above Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh

31 Jan 13:35 Business Today 1145527432645751123.html
Germany expects coronavirus vaccine within months

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s research minister said on Friday she expected a vaccine for coronavirus to be developed within months.

31 Jan 13:24 Reuters 8334514181731026513.html
Ex-US Rep. for Maryland John Delaney Withdraws From 2020 Presidential Race

The announcement was made as the clock ticks down to the 2020 US presidential election which will be held on 3 November.

31 Jan 13:00 Sputniknews 967333868016270578.html
The Senate has actually tied in an impeachment trial – twice

In 1868, during the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, the Senate tied on two votes. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase broke both ties.

31 Jan 13:00 The Conversation 6012421226683596588.html
Iqbal Qasim appointed head of PCB cricket committee

Iqbal Qasim will take over the role as head of the PCB cricket committee, replacing Wasim Khan |

31 Jan 13:04 ESPNcricinfo 4926159649984915544.html
Latest on Coronavirus outbreak: Two patients in England test positive

Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, in a statement about cases of novel coronavirus in England said that two patients in England

31 Jan 13:09 The Sentinel 448185207222691689.html
Serial upskirter accused of reoffending, faces enhanced voyeurism penalties with caning

SINGAPORE: A serial upskirter faces fresh charges, including two counts under the new voyeurism offences that came into force under the updated ...

31 Jan 13:55 CNA 5644198862412567890.html
Host MP Chased Out of Uhuru's Event

The drama ensued at the very day Deputy President Wiliam Ruto allies had agreed to...

31 Jan 13:58 8634838153344520484.html
‘Russia, if you’re listening’: CNN anchor reacts to GOP senator’s vote against witnesses

CNN anchor John Berman was dismayed by the announcement that Sen. Lamar Alexander would not vote in favor of adding additional witnesses to the Senate impeachment trial.

31 Jan 13:23 Washington Examiner 4625792333766508353.html
Nigeria under serious security threat now than ever – Archbishop

The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has raised alarm over

31 Jan 13:06 Vanguard News 4125100340175832865.html
Brexit Britain Fails at First Step: Its Farewell Party

LONDON—So, this is it. After 47 years of membership, Britain is finally leaving the European Union on Friday. It may have taken 1,316 days of screaming at each other since the referendum, and claimed the careers of two prime ministers, but at 11 p.m. the 17 million people who voted for Brexit three years

31 Jan 13:51 Yahoo 7097669638606303861.html
Hangings of Delhi bus gang-rapists postponed

The hanging of four men scheduled for Saturday for a notorious gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 has been postponed

31 Jan 13:30 Digital Journal 4566489171798944578.html
Contagion jumps back into film charts amid coronavirus outbreak

The 2011 film concerns a virus rapidly spreading after a woman returns ill from Hong Kong.

31 Jan 13:52 Metro 970161747925557039.html
The Explosion Of The Japanese Battleship Yamato Was Epic

It went off "like a tactical nuclear weapon."

31 Jan 13:36 The National Interest 7207864703409083442.html
Christians 'persecuted even after death' as China cracks down on religious funerals: report

China's Communist Party is using regulations that restrict religious freedom to crack down on Christian funerals, in one case arresting a family member mid-service, according to a watchdog group.

31 Jan 13:55 Fox News 7362823821335262339.html
Budget Session 2020 Highlights: GDP growth rate for 2018-19 revised downwards to 6.1 per cent

Parliament Budget Session 2020, Economic Survey 2020 Highlights: The Economic Survey 2019-2020, tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, projected the economic growth of 6 to 6.5 per cent in the fiscal year starting April 1.

31 Jan 13:28 The Indian Express 2885715103763157782.html
Who is Responsible for Palestinian Honor Killing?

The United Nations estimates that, globally, 5,000 women are the victims of honor killings every year. It is a figure most experts dispute as being far too low.

31 Jan 13:17 The Jewish Press 7246030799905745353.html
EXCLUSIVE: Lord Jamar on Tekashi Being the Greatest Cooperator in Hip Hop History

In this clip, Lord Jamar reacted to Tekashi 6ix9ine receiving a two-year federal prison sentence and how fitting it is that he will be released dur...

31 Jan 13:01 VLADTV 1404406305292047834.html
Pentagon raises total of US soldiers injured from Iran attack to 64

The Pentagon has yet again raised the figure of soldiers wounded in Iran’s retaliatory missile attack in Iraq earlier this month to 64, saying they have suffered “traumatic brain injuries”. RELATED: Several unknown rockets hit Iraqi base that houses US forces Pentagon chief Mark Esper and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said Thursday the military took these types of injuries “very seriously” after criticism that the authorities sought to whitewash them. “The number is growing,” Milley added, explaining that it takes time to diagnose and screen soldiers present in the area at the time of the attack. The New York Times cited a Pentagon statement, which put the total number of injured troops at 68.

31 Jan 13:09 AMN 4125648317156800508.html
Senate poised to acquit Trump as witness motion appears doomed

Democrats were particularly eager to hear from Bolton following reports that he claims in an upcoming book to have been personally told by Trump that military aid to Ukraine was tied to Kiev investigating his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

31 Jan 13:36 Saudi Gazette 6913978434324185576.html
Coronavirus outbreak: Army sets up quarantine centre in Manesar for Indians evacuated from Wuhan

An Air India aircraft sent to Wuhan on Friday is expected to be back in India on Saturday morning.

31 Jan 13:06 8669301694123095017.html
Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik to form new CAC

Panel appointed for one year; their first task will be to pick the men's senior selection committee |

31 Jan 13:31 ESPNcricinfo 4926159649892149574.html
Two dead as new wave of Chile protests break out

SANTIAGO: A young man has died after being hit by a hijacked bus in Santiago, the second fatality in renewed unrest in the Chilean capital, police said on Thursday.

31 Jan 13:17 NST Online 3702929169942443842.html
BCCI names Madan Lal, R.P. Singh in Cricket Advisory Committee

The CAC’s immediate task will be to pick replacements for outgoing selectors MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda.

31 Jan 13:06 The Hindu 6679535024313031138.html
Jamia firing: Juvenile Justice Board sends shooter to 14-day protective custody

The police said they have also urged the Board to form a medical panel to conduct a bone ossification test that will verify the age of the youth.

31 Jan 13:05 The Hindu 6679535025158155403.html
US warns citizens to avoid China amid WHO's global virus emergency

Tedros said travel and trade restrictions involving China were unnecessary, but authorities and businesses around the world were taking matters into their own hands.

31 Jan 13:17 Saudi Gazette 6913978435604761837.html
Africa pushes ahead on the world’s largest free-trade zone

The African Union is backing the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.

31 Jan 13:49 Moneyweb 1092550946537479252.html
Watch Schiff's Hilarious Attempt to Stop Nadler From Delivering Closing Remarks

Rep. Jerry Nadler raced to the podium Thursday after Chief Justice John Roberts read the last question  before adjourning for the evening, blowing past House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff who attempted to stop him.

31 Jan 13:15 Townhall 6083908947854427636.html
Coronavirus: Quarantining millions in China is unprecedented, wrong

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. China has recorded over 8,246 cases, but just 170 deaths from the disease. As far as emerging diseases go, this virus appears relatively insipid.

31 Jan 13:36 UPI 8257973864374120427.html
Construction boss jailed after illegal migrants found working on Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Illegal migrants were found working on the crisis-hit Midland Metropolitan Hospital site after a Home Office-led investigation.

31 Jan 13:19 Express & Star 7324224459686951274.html
Anger as 210 homes given green light after 8 hours of debate

Villagers are seeking legal advice on how to prevent future developments in their community after plans for a further 210 homes were approved.

31 Jan 13:01 East Anglian Daily Times 681138151467498005.html
Police: Dad ‘made up’ home invasion after 4-year-old son shot himself in Philadelphia home

A father who claimed his 4-year-old son was killed in a home invasion robbery has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

31 Jan 13:45 NewsChannel 10 1537185525670808904.html
Moment burglary suspect face-plants floor after climbing fence following break-in

Police have released footage of the suspect falling face-first into a garden after climbing a fence and are appealing to the public for help in identifying the man

31 Jan 13:25 Wales Online 7686550515659576589.html
British PM Boris Johnson hails UK's 'new beginning' as Brexit day arrives

Britain begins the day as a member of the European Union. Its status at the end of the day — as a proud nation that has reclaimed its sovereignty, or a diminished presence in Europe and the world — will still be up for debate.

31 Jan 13:53 Deccan Herald 2027555796114898812.html
McConnell challenger McGrath endorses Biden

Amy McGrath, a 2020 Democratic challenger for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) seat, on Friday endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential bid. 

31 Jan 13:00 TheHill 355432918315386842.html
Watch live: Senate to hold key vote on impeachment witnesses

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump could be acquitted Friday in his Senate impeachment trial, now that adding witnesses and new evidence to the proceeding appears unlikely.

31 Jan 13:54 UPI 8257973864075556585.html
The House Bungled Impeachment—And It's Harming Americans

It's not just a hit on Donald Trump.

31 Jan 13:37 The National Interest 7207864704083218804.html
Boris Johnson to host Downing Street party to celebrate Brexit

Ministers and advisers will toast departure with English wine and British-sourced food

31 Jan 13:51 the Guardian 1491978795815661960.html
POWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

Business Insider - We've combined Insider polling and results of Morning Consult's daily survey to create a weekly power ranking of the potential 2020 candidates.. Read more at

31 Jan 13:58 5090408757267607307.html
Hand over Hathiramji Mutt properties to TTD: BJP

‘Government should pass a special legislation for taking back encroached properties’

31 Jan 13:54 The Hindu 6679535025731061289.html
One case of coronavirus symptoms among French evacuated: minister

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - One of the French people evacuated from China by plane showed symptoms of the coronavirus infection, France’s Health Minister Agnes Buzyn told reporters on Friday.

31 Jan 13:59 Reuters 8334514180769593504.html
Pakistan halts China flights amid coronavirus outbreak

Pakistan on Friday temporarily suspended all direct flights with China, after a global health emergency was declared over the coronavirus epidemic which has killed more than 200 people.

31 Jan 13:30 Digital Journal 4566489171957338576.html
BCCI appoints RP Singh, Madan Lal and Sulakshana Naik as new members of Cricket Advisory Committee

The BCCI has appointed the three-member committee for a term of one year.

31 Jan 13:18 8669301692969999344.html
Scottish leader vows to step up independence push post-Brexit

Scottish National Party SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon demanded a referendum on independence Friday, as Britain prepared to leave the European Union in a...

31 Jan 13:44 DAILY SABAH 8383944809444798381.html
Chinese human trafficking accused owe us millions - labour department

Seven Chinese citizens accused of human trafficking and kidnapping allegedly owe the Department of Employment and Labour more than R7m, and the department wants them to face additional charges.

31 Jan 13:39 News24 3752801377011605571.html
German coronavirus cases climb to six after child infected: ministry

BERLIN (Reuters) - A new coronavirus that is spreading around the world has been confirmed in a child in Germany, the southern state of Bavaria said on Friday, bringing the total number of known cases in Germany to six.

31 Jan 13:25 Reuters 8334514179772700834.html
Palestinians face uphill battle against Trump's Middle East plan

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - When Palestinian leaders learned that the release of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan was imminent, they swiftly announced a “day of rage” - a gritty, oft-used call for resistance against Israel.

31 Jan 13:06 Reuters 8334514180576185632.html
Day 1 of Parliament’s Budget Session sees protests against CAA-NRC-NPR

President’s address to Parliament has become a platform to legitimise government’s blunders, says Congress’ Ahmed Patel

31 Jan 13:15 The Hindu 6679535024508795777.html
Make engineers accountable for bad roads, HC tells govt.

Court says right to good and safe road is a fundamental right

31 Jan 13:43 The Hindu 6679535025601822043.html
Tax Political Donations

Here’s a fair way to reduce our obscene $1 trillion federal deficit: Tax political donations. Not that our spineless, money-grubbing Congress would ever do it. They know who their masters are — and it ain’t the folks who elected them.

31 Jan 13:37 Courthouse News Service 1799505149072490477.html
China reports 259 people have died of new virus; 11,800 sick

BEIJING — China has reported 259 people have died of a new virus, which has now infected nearly 11,800 people as the United States declared a public health emergency and took drastic steps to significantly restrict entry into the country. President Donald Trump has signed an order that will temporarily bar foreign nationals, other than …

31 Jan 13:04 City NEWS 1130 5858657121140950594.html
50 million locked down

Carrying permits demanding “fast passage,” truck drivers rushed a 560-ton shipment of disinfectant from eastern China to Wuhan, the locked-down city of 11 million people at the centre of a vast effort to contain a new viral disease.

31 Jan 13:21 Castanet 616068603486545188.html
John Delaney drops out of the 2020 race

The first Democrat to enter the 2020 race is getting out. Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney announced Friday he's ending his campaign for president, saying he's doing so as not to hurt other moderate candidates in Iowa. "It's clear to me on Monday, on caucus night, I will not have sufficient support to get to the 15 percent viability threshold ... but my support is sufficient enough to take from other, more moderate candidates, and I just don't want to do that," Delaney told CNN's New Day. Delaney, who The Washington Post notes became the first Democrat to enter the 2020 race by announcing his candidacy all the way back in 2017, went on to urge Democrats to nominate a candidate "who's running in the center." Asked on CNN Friday who his supporters should caucus for, Delaney named three while noting he's not endorsing anyone: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Notably, Delaney didn't name Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or Elizabeth…

31 Jan 13:42 The Week 149215355996200053.html
New smart motorways will not open until after safety review, Government confirms

A minister has branded them a "death-trap"

31 Jan 13:49 Derbyshire Live 9061707931011000100.html
Budget 2020: PPF limit may increase to Rs 2.5 lakh from Rs 1.5 lakh

Budget 2020: The ministry is also planning to permit tax exemptions of up to Rs 2.5 lakh for savings under Section 80 C (of the Income Tax Act)

31 Jan 13:42 Business Today 1145527432030271723.html
We will replace one district, one factory with staple processing zones - Mahama

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31 Jan 13:37 5074937610613342167.html
Failure to reach post-Brexit trade deal 'existential threat' to Ireland: PM

Johnson has said he wants Britain to set its own standards and regulations.

31 Jan 13:50 Saudi Gazette 6913978434575948421.html
Trump Asked John Bolton to Participate in the Ukraine Drug Deal: Book

A late-breaking allegation from former national security advisor and limitless war pep squad member John Bolton is likely to get Democrats’ hopes up–misguided as that maybe– for the potential calling of witnesses during the final hours of the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

31 Jan 13:38 Law & Crime 7990899036367413367.html
Teen killers handed life sentences for brutally murdering OAP in his own home

Keirin McMillan, 20, his brother Aron, 17, and their friend Levi, 16, inflicted 80 injuries on Alasdair Forsyth during the appalling attack at his Edinburgh flat.

31 Jan 13:27 dailyrecord 552235479540716049.html
Virus rescue flight returns to Korea with 18 showing fever

Eighteen passengers on a chartered flight from virus-stricken Wuhan to South Korea showed signs of fever after landing at Gimpo International Airport and were taken to hospitals for checks.

31 Jan 13:41 The Peninsula 1202843882212840171.html
195 Americans evacuated from Wuhan to be quarantined in California for 2 weeks

The CDC announced Friday that the 195 Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, to the United States will be quarantined for two weeks to be monitored for symptoms of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

31 Jan 13:48 Fox 4 8372747777093223898.html
More curbs on travel to China as coronavirus fatalities continue to rise

The United States and other countries tightened travel curbs on Friday and businesses said they were facing supply problems because of the coronavirus in China, a day after the World Health Organizat…

31 Jan 13:07 France 24 5635134571751361160.html
ATF: Electrical spark likely caused deadly Houston blast

HOUSTON (AP) — An electrical spark likely ignited a gas leak that led to a massive explosion in Houston last week, killing two workers, injuring 20 others and damaging hundreds...

31 Jan 13:44 The Seattle Times 9121942838022855580.html
Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

STOCKHOLM: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and the global protest movement “Fridays for Future” were nominated on Thursday for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by two Swedish lawmakers.

31 Jan 13:09 NST Online 3702929169886056919.html
Englishman Explains How Bernie Sanders is the American Version of Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn destroyed his party in England in an attempt to bring about an anti-Semitic rule in Great Britain, and Sanders admitted that he is doing the same.

31 Jan 13:32 Breaking Israel News 540123160427272775.html
Former Maryland congressman John Delaney drops out of 2020 presidential race

John Delaney has ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, more than two-and-a-half years after he became the first to announce his candidacy.

31 Jan 13:00 Washington Examiner 4625792333059913839.html
Could Britain ever rejoin the European Union after Brexit?

Is there any going back after January 31?

31 Jan 13:22 men 6694993428715599552.html
Submarine jobs poised to go west

The Morrison government is leaning towards sending ASC's submarine maintenance blue collar jobs to Perth, risking its relationship with key senator Rex Patrick.

31 Jan 13:00 Australian Financial Review 3974284487760061907.html
Yasonna ready to step down if immigration boss found not guilty of covering up fugitive's whereabouts

“If he [Ronny] is not guilty, I will step down from my position as a minister because I am sure that [Ronny] is guilty,” Yasonna said on Thursday.

31 Jan 13:07 The Jakarta Post 7678601102710828486.html
Alaska governor announces town hall plans

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to hold town hall meetings in two Southeast communities next week centred on the state’s fiscal situation and future. Dunleavy has said he plans to more directly communicate with Alaskans. His first year in office was marked by an ongoing recall effort, which was fueled by anger …

31 Jan 13:26 City NEWS 1130 5858657119470407215.html
Afghanistan violence rises amid US-Taliban talks: Watchdog

SIGAR noted that attacks appeared to mirror progress in US-Taliban talks, with incidents dropping earlier in the year, then picking up again after US President Donald Trump temporarily halted negotiations in September.

31 Jan 13:33 Saudi Gazette 6913978434189215537.html
No one considered the cost to Sydney of crushing this vibrant community hub

Corporate profiteering is set to ruin the oldest Indigenous urban settlement in the country.

31 Jan 13:00 The Age 7967730562113650547.html
NCIC focuses on Nakuru ahead of BBI rallies

The commission has cautioned politicians against inciting Kenyans to violence. 

31 Jan 13:10 Daily Nation 7421817123873107872.html
State kick-starts Census ops sans NPR

Responsibilities being assigned to various govt. officials

31 Jan 13:42 The Hindu 6679535024678763552.html
Quality rice through PDS from April 1

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Food and Civil Supplies to supply quality rice in packets under the Public Distribution System (

31 Jan 13:22 The Hindu 6679535025827187913.html
“Every Choice Has a Consequence” Say EU leaders in Open Letter

The three presidents of the main EU institutions say that five decades worth of interconnected policies between their economic bloc and the UK will have to be dismantled and then reconstructed in order to chart a “new way forward as allies, partners and friends”.

31 Jan 13:08 Sputniknews 967333869576939062.html
Foundation of welfare state laid: PM Imran

Premie­r launch­es Ehsaas Kafaal­at Progra­mme; every poor woman to get Rs2,000 monthl­y stipen­d, smart phone

31 Jan 13:14 The Express Tribune 1105816786192364514.html
John Delaney drops out of 2020 presidential race

The former congressman was the first Democrat to enter the race.

31 Jan 13:02 Axios 5653390097629398752.html
Malaysian National Cycling Federation zips lips over official’s detention by MACC

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — The Malaysian National Cycling Federation (PKBM) took the stand to keep mum following the detention of the top leader of the national cycling parent body by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), recently. PKBM deputy president, Yunus Ibrahim, when contacted...

31 Jan 13:18 Malaymail 302165935206618368.html
John Delaney drops out of presidential race

John Delaney, former representative of Maryland’s 6th district, is dropping out of the race to become the Democratic Party’s candidate for president in 2020. “It has been a privil…

31 Jan 13:28 Boing Boing 4601305169642349729.html
BJP MLA raises pitch for Cabinet Berth for all defectors

Gokak legislator Ramesh Jarkiholi said the final call will be taken by the Party’s Central leadership.

31 Jan 13:44 The Hindu 6679535024678560059.html
Jewellery salesman with suitcase full of £4m gems targeted by gang in robbery plot

The gang ambushed the salesman as he walked to an Ernest Jones store to display Le Vian's signature brown "chocolate diamonds"

31 Jan 13:09 mirror 675785260658347696.html
Russia confirms first two coronavirus cases

MOSCOW, Jan 31 — Russia said today that two Chinese citizens had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the country’s first cases since the deadly outbreak emerged in China. The two cases were registered in the Zabaikalsky and Tyumen regions of Siberia, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana...

31 Jan 13:55 Malaymail 302165936005885362.html
Koo Stark in behind-closed-doors High Court fight over money with ex-partner

A judge overseeing a trial in London has relaxed a reporting bar and allowed some detail to be revealed.

31 Jan 13:37 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773926296800.html
Monks, models and a McDonald's party: Friday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select highlights from around the world

31 Jan 13:31 the Guardian 1491978796453597062.html
Countries ban China arrivals as virus death toll hits 213

Singapore and Mongolia slapped sweeping bans on arrivals from China on Friday and the United States told its citizens to avoid the country after a global health emergency was declared over a viral epidemic that has killed 213 people.

31 Jan 13:18 The Guardian 7580308503924737142.html
We did not deny Bishop Oyedepo’s Visa – US Embassy

The US Embassy in Nigeria has stated that they did not deny the Visa application of Bishop Oyedepo, as earlier reported. In the early ours of Friday January 31, 2020, multiple reports indicated that the General

31 Jan 13:19 2090029849164534128.html
Amit Shah Congratulates Yogi Adityanath & UP Police For Successful Farrukhabad Rescue Op

After the successful rescue of the 23 children by UP police from a hostage situation in Farrukhabad, Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated CM Yogi Adityanath.

31 Jan 13:16 Republic World 1282918857929793288.html
EU turns page on Brexit and moves on to trade talks

A resolute European Union sought Friday to turn the page on Brexit and move on to negotiating a looser, less favourable trading relationship with its departing British partner.

31 Jan 13:20 Digital Journal 4566489172859413210.html
Convicts' Lawyer Challenged 'Hanging Will Never Happen', Claims Nirbhaya's Mother Asha Devi

This is the second time the execution has been delayed, after the Delhi Court already shifted the date from January 22 to February 1. The development comes minutes after Pawan Gupta’s claim of being a minor at the time of the offence was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

31 Jan 13:06 India News, Breaking News, Entertainment News | 7150386082958110188.html
Former lawmaker Delaney ends 2020 Democratic presidential bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first Democrat to formally declare a run for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, former U.S. Representative John Delaney, on Friday said he was dropping out of the crowded race in order to make room for more moderate candidates.

31 Jan 13:57 Reuters 8334514180345776486.html
Madan Lal, RP Singh, Sulakshana Naik Appointed BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee Members

Former India coach Madan Lal, former fast bowler RP Singh and India women cricketer Sulakshana Naik were named in the three-member CAC.

31 Jan 13:35 2127367043712413009.html
Formula E considering cancellation of China E-Prix following coronavirus outbreak

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, which was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation, reported the Sanya E-Prix could be canceled or rescheduled.

31 Jan 13:58 9117728200011839756.html
Hamilton police identify man shot to death inside rooming house

Hamilton police have identified the city's first homicide victim of the year.

31 Jan 13:34 CP24 1887544296388045598.html
Saudi Arabia supports UN Alliance of Civilizations with $1 million

The support was offered during a meeting with High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations, Miguel Angel Moratinos here.

31 Jan 13:04 Saudi Gazette 6913978436139887524.html
Police: Dad ‘made up’ home invasion after 4-year-old son shot himself in Philadelphia home

A father who claimed his 4-year-old son was killed in a home invasion robbery has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

31 Jan 13:45 Hawaii News Now 8225790206569811272.html
UK's health chief slams Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand

LONDON — The chief executive of Britain's National Health Service has criticized Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop and her new Netflix series, warning it carries “considerable risks to health.”

31 Jan 13:14 Whio 8204027955149365665.html
Gender Minister, UN Women agree to step up fight against GBV

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Women Country representative in Kampala has decried the high cost implications of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and warned that it denies Ugandan communities resources they would have put in much-needed development projects. “Uganda is incurring over Shs77 billion in cost or opportunity costs in managing violence …

31 Jan 13:49 The Independent Uganda: 5099025990182313776.html
Supreme Court business rates hearing on ATM charges to be heard on Budget day

It comes on March 11, the day the Chancellor will unveil plans to help the high street.

31 Jan 13:01 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774760528674.html
Trump Claims ‘This Is A Happy Period,’ Tries To Water Down His Impeachment To ‘Impeachment-Lite’

President Donald Trump isn’t bothered that the House impeached him and the Senate is currently deliberating over whether to kick...

31 Jan 13:01 Talking Points Memo 4598529367260351429.html
Outcome-based education must to meet future challenges, says Ambedkar varsity Vice-Chancellor

‘Improve faculty and infrastructure to get accreditation from NAAC’

31 Jan 13:39 The Hindu 6679535026240526166.html
Trump's trial represents a test for institutionality

The impeachment of the U.S. President has reached a critical phase in the U.S. Senate, at a time when concerns about the transparency and impartiality of a process called for to protect the credibility of democratic institutions are growing.

31 Jan 13:25 El Nuevo Dia 2512554309947305152.html
Pakistan delays border opening with China

Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistan announced Thursday that it is delaying the opening of a key border crossing with China following the coronavirus outbreak there.

31 Jan 13:57 The Peninsula 1202843881264813766.html
28 senators who were in Congress for Clinton’s impeachment, and how they voted then

Very few will be able to say they voted in the impeachment of two presidents.

31 Jan 13:28 Business Insider Malaysia 8325046882396651091.html
Billionaire Bloomberg floods Democratic primary with cash

DES MOINES, Iowa — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg spent roughly $180 million in the month after his late entry into the Democratic presidential primary, a staggering sum that’s drastically more than all other leading contenders spent during much of the past year combined. Since his late entry into the race in November, the former New York …

31 Jan 13:21 City NEWS 1130 5858657120219546626.html
Kejriwal slams Pak Minister for mocking Modi; says Pak “biggest sponsors of terrorism”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slammed Pakistani Minister, Chaudhary Fawad Hussain for making objectionable comments on Prime Minister Modi.

31 Jan 13:03 The Sentinel 448185207626026703.html
Former Assam Police ADGP (SB) Pallav Bhattacharya appointed as New APSC Chairman

Former Additional Director General of Police (ADGP-SB) Pallav Bhattacharya (IPS) has been named by the Government as the new Chairman

31 Jan 13:47 The Sentinel 448185206581078303.html
SC agrees to hear Centre's plea for 'victim-centric' death penalty norms

The guidelines were laid down in Shatrughan Chauhan versus Union of India case in 2014

31 Jan 13:20 Business-Standard 1502508924878492581.html
Travel warning: Israelis in China should consider leaving

Israel's Foreign Ministry warns against traveling to China, says Israelis currently in the country should consider leaving.

31 Jan 13:14 Israel National News 5374683670677147117.html
Govt to spend Rs 25 lakh cr to boost rural economy; over Rs 43K cr disbursed under PM-KISAN scheme

The government has provided over Rs 43,000 crore to more than 8 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme and will spend Rs 25 lakh crore in coming years to boost the rural economy, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday.

31 Jan 13:42 Deccan Herald 2027555796342114453.html
Why Jews Should Be Supporting Nuns

People of faith sticking together---

31 Jan 13:46 The Jewish Press 7246030800492313821.html
Newspaper review for Friday, January 31: Buhari ignores call to sack service chiefs

Nigeria's security is rapidly deteriorating and the pressure is on President Buhari to fire his service chiefs. This is the focus of the country's major newspapers published on Friday, January 31.

31 Jan 13:32 Legit 3764253649130734809.html
PNP tasks units to assist DOH amid nCoV scare, monitor PH entry points

After the first confirmed case of 2019 novel corona virus (nCoV) in the Philippines, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has been placed on

31 Jan 13:23 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200143280253.html
Law Firm Dumps Maduro Official After Outcry

A U.S. law firm that was hired for $12.5 million by a top official in Nicolás Maduro's government has decided to dump the controversial Venezuelan client amid an outcry by critics who accused it of carrying water for a socialist "dictator."

31 Jan 13:28 Courthouse News Service 1799505149946770145.html
PM's climate fix puts taxpayer dollars at risk

The bilateral energy agreement with NSW is by a long way the second best, more costly and higher risk climate solution.

31 Jan 13:00 Australian Financial Review 3974284486535167590.html
Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she will vote 'no' on calling more witnesses in Trump impeachment

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Friday that she will vote "no" on subpoenaing further witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

31 Jan 13:26 Fox 4 8372747777303213344.html
W.H.O. Demands ‘Gratitude And Respect’ For Chinese Dictator’s Coronavirus Response

Bizarre comments from Director-General as it becomes clear Communists have lied about scale of global pandemic

31 Jan 13:13 Infowars 1950426314124797089.html
McKenzie's fate to be decided this weekend

Scott Morrison does not want the sports rorts saga dragging into next week's resumption of Parliament, sources say.

31 Jan 13:00 Australian Financial Review 3974284488308822681.html
Teachers unlikely to face penalties for strike next week

‘Not constructive’ to talk about penalising teachers, says Government spokeswoman

31 Jan 13:53 The Irish Times 8204772968222212587.html
John Delaney Bows Out of Democratic Race on Eve of Iowa Caucuses

(Bloomberg) -- John Delaney, the first candidate to join the 2020 race, is ending his presidential campaign only days before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.The former three-term Maryland congressman said he made the decision because he realized that he would not reach 15% in any precinct in Iowa

31 Jan 13:34 Yahoo 7097669638120901129.html
Thoom links up with Lil Asaf at a refugee camp in Beirut in new video

The Ammam-born MC makes his debut on The Astral Plane.

31 Jan 13:35 FACT Magazine 7458605276295256077.html
Budget 2020: Will govt increase investment limit under Section 80C?

Budget 2020: The limit of deduction available under Section 80C is Rs 1.5 lakh. Taxpayers expect FM Sitharaman to increase the limit to Rs 2.5 lakh

31 Jan 13:09 Business Today 1145527432714152397.html
Woman in wheelchair dies after hit-and-run incident in Mississauga, Ont.

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say a woman in a wheelchair was killed in a hit-and-run on Friday morning. Peel Regional Police say a black vehicle left the scene in Mississauga, Ont., after hitting the woman just before 6:45 a.m.

31 Jan 13:00 52741008746861333.html
Kansas considers requiring ‘In God We Trust’ to be posted in public schools

The state legislature in Kansas is considering a bill that would require all public buildings and schools to post the motto “In God We Trust.”

31 Jan 13:56 Washington Examiner 4625792333124354960.html
Hundreds of schools face closure on Tuesday due to teacher strike

Meeting between TUI and public service oversight group ends without breakthrough

31 Jan 13:53 The Irish Times 8204772969006582127.html
KK airport rep: 117 flights from China affected by Sabah govt’s temporary suspension over coronavirus outbreak

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 31 — A total of 117 weekly flights from 15 cities in China, as well as Taiwan and Hong Kong, have been affected following the Sabah government’s decision to temporary suspend all scheduled and charter flights from China to the state, effective yesterday. The 117 flights do...

31 Jan 13:26 Malaymail 302165935587383331.html
Police: Dad 'made up' home invasion after 4-year-old son shot himself

A father who claimed his 4-year-old son was killed in a home invasion robbery has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter because the boy apparently shot himself with a gun he found in the Philadelphia home, authorities said.

31 Jan 13:46 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay 5911730203622191056.html
Fourth virus case in Canada

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m. Ontario health officials say the province now has a third confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, bringing Canada's total number of cases to four.

31 Jan 13:12 Castanet 616068602201712350.html
France's Pasteur Institute Foundation hoping to develop coronavirus vaccine

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Pasteur Institute Foundation is looking into developing a vaccine to treat the coronavirus, an official at the institute said on Friday.

31 Jan 13:05 Reuters 8334514180460176069.html
Ted Cruz: Dems need Senate impeachment witnesses because they failed to prove their case

After key swing-vote Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., came out against additional witnesses ahead of the impeachment trial vote, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Friday said that now the possibility of additional witnesses have “plummeted” and President Trump will be acquitted by Saturday.

31 Jan 13:36 Fox News 7362823819956537453.html
Airtel and Telkom Appeal over Merger Conditions Set By Competition Authority

Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya have filed a review of their proposed merger to the Competition Authority of Kenya over merger conditions. In a review case no CT/005/2020 filed on 10th January 2020, the two entities want a review of the merger terms that were stipulated by the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) as conditions […]

31 Jan 13:01 Techweez 8371727318865171687.html
Happy Brexit Day! Campaigners Celebrate Leaving EU After 47 Years

Nigel Farage has hailed today as a "massive victory for the people against the establishment" as the UK prepares to leave the EU at 11 pm.

31 Jan 13:47 Breitbart 3148363490847723295.html
U.K.'s health chief slams Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand

The chief executive of Britain's National Health Service has criticized Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop and her new Netflix series, warning it carries 'considerable risks to health.'

31 Jan 13:22 CTVNews 2422791598599350008.html
NSW strikes ‘landmark’ energy deal with Federal Government, Greens call it ‘climate criminality’

A "landmark" agreement between the Morrison and Berejiklian governments that will see more than $2 billion invested into a new gas-fuelled energy deal has A "landmark" agreement between the Morrison and Berejiklian governments that will see more than $2 billion invested into a new gas-fuelled energy deal has been slammed as "climate criminality" by the Greens.

31 Jan 13:49 The New Daily 5848147785592839813.html
Arkansas city agrees to tests of evidence on executed inmate

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. — A central Arkansas city council voted Friday to allow new tests on fingerprints and DNA evidence relating to the case of a man the state put to death in 2017. The Jacksonville City Council voted to allow the tests that Ledell Lee’s family contends could exonerate Lee of the 1993 slaying of …

31 Jan 13:38 City NEWS 1130 5858657120483630787.html
Johnson hails 'new dawn' as Britain bids farewell to EU

And while the exit terms have been agreed, it must still strike a deal on future relations with the EU, its largest trading partner.

31 Jan 13:29 Saudi Gazette 6913978435976888872.html
Hamilton decision clears next hurdle for proposed $11M YWCA facility

HAMILTON — City Council unanimously approved legislation Wednesday that allows the Hamilton Parks Conservancy to manage the two municipal golf courses. The officials also unanimously approved a zoning change that makes it possible for YWCA Hamilton to build more apartments combined with a larger office complex along Grand Boulevard.

31 Jan 13:12 Whio 8204027954530098293.html
Tihar Jail Authorities Say Three Out Of Four Nirbhaya Convicts Can Be Hanged As Mercy Plea Of One Is Pending

However, the lawyer of convicts disagreed with the Tihar jail authorities.

31 Jan 13:24 Swarajya 4977622829090237559.html
Belgium jury acquits 3 doctors in landmark euthanasia case

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A Belgium jury acquitted three doctors of manslaughter charges Friday in connection to the 2010 euthanasia case of Tine Nys.

31 Jan 13:17 UPI 8257973864161123507.html
Election 2020: Rebuilding Ireland has failed, says Fianna Fáil

Party says Fine Gael has displayed lack of understanding about housing crisis

31 Jan 13:15 The Irish Times 8204772969380091032.html
WHO Orders Countries Not to Engage in “Stigma” or Discrimination” in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Mass movement of people more important than preventing a global pandemic.

31 Jan 13:02 Infowars 1950426314819037533.html
Russia's consumer safety watchdog, after reporting two cases, says virus won't spread

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of Russia’s consumer safety watchdog said on Friday, after the country reported two coronavirus cases, that there was no risk of the virus spreading further in the country.

31 Jan 13:07 Reuters 8334514179908972437.html
Temple EO gets memo over lapses

Collector D. Krishna Bhaskar on Friday issued a memo to Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam temple executive officer M.M.D. Krishnaveni seeking an explanation within two days for lapses in the maint

31 Jan 13:26 The Hindu 6679535025312587717.html
Authorities confirm remains found in ‘18 are those of Arizona couple

Arizona authorities confirmed Thursday that two sets of remains found in the desert near the Virgin River Gorge area in 2018 are those of a Littlefield, Arizona, couple.

31 Jan 13:01 Las Vegas Review-Journal 8640648837724289284.html
PDP to Presidency: Don’t politicise Nigerians’ security concerns

PDP has advised the Presidency not to politicise or trivialise demands by Nigerians for the resignation of its government.

31 Jan 13:11 Vanguard News 4125100339186141310.html
Brexit Day: Britain officially departs from EU at 11 p.m. local time

Britain begins the day as a member of the European Union. Its status at the end of the day will still be up for debate.

31 Jan 13:04 ABC7 Los Angeles 8300010440005118720.html
Man in hospital after getting trapped under steel beam

Fire crews had to free him from under the beam

31 Jan 13:14 PlymouthLive 6373569609058468435.html
The road to Brexit: the lols and the lows - video supercut

From the referendum result via Brenda from Bristol's reaction to another general election to the final day of departure, the Brexit journey has been filled with drama and spectacle. Here are all the key moments from one of the most memorable periods in British history

31 Jan 13:05 the Guardian 1491978795519369263.html
Coronavirus Outbreak: Mongolia Bars Entries From China

The ban will be enforced from Saturday until March 2, according to a government statement, which also said Mongolians will be prohibited from travelling to China for the same period of time.

31 Jan 13:07 India News, Breaking News, Entertainment News | 7150386083384686858.html
KRU starts functioning from own campus

V-C sets the ball rolling by donning the role of a teacher

31 Jan 13:53 The Hindu 6679535025294815216.html
EMBARRASSING: Website of Nigerian embassy in China last updated in 2013 despite coronavirus outbreak

The website also still parades Goodluck Jonathan as the president of Nigeria, even though he handed over to Muhammadu Buhari five years ago.

31 Jan 13:28 The ICIR 2244788522238456586.html
Police: Boy, 2, fatally shoots self; mother charged

MOBILE, Ala. — A 2-year-old accidentally fatally shot himself inside a motel room, police in Alabama said.

31 Jan 13:32 52741009781036880.html
Former police sergeant guilty of corruption

David Ntuli (36), a former police officer, has been found guilty of a accepting bribe from a motorist in Komatipoort. 

31 Jan 13:47 Lowvelder 3143322322059872262.html
Man, toddler daughter killed in fiery crash on NSE

KEPALA BATAS: A man and his young daughter were killed when the MPV they were travelling in burst into flames after a crash at Km119.9 of the North South Expressway (NSE) here, early today.

31 Jan 13:25 NST Online 3702929170251757493.html
Man formally charged with killing wife, 3 children near Walt Disney World

Prosecutors have formally charged a man with killing his wife and three children at their Florida home near Walt Disney World.

31 Jan 13:33 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay 5911730202088663737.html
John Delaney drops out of Democratic race days before Iowa caucuses

Multimillionaire banking entrepreneur and former Maryland congressman had poured millions into his campaign

31 Jan 13:17 the Guardian 1491978794864706477.html
OECD warns of ‘concerns’ over US move on digital tax

PARIS, Jan 31 — An alternative proposal by Washington on how to tax digital giants worldwide has been met with “concern” by several nations, the OECD group of free-market economies said today. The push for a so-called “safe harbour” option would essentially render compliance optional,...

31 Jan 13:41 Malaymail 302165936464533284.html
Shots Fired, 2 in Custody After SUV Breached Security Checkpoints at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago: Deputies

There was a wild scene at the Mar-A-Lago resort on Friday. A black SUV breached both security checkpoints, and was headed toward the main entrance, said the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the vehicle had been pursued by the Florida Highway Patrol. Shots were fired by officials, deputies said. The SUV was found, and two people are in custody.

31 Jan 13:14 Law & Crime 7990899036433842063.html
First two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK

Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United Kingdom. In a statement on Friday, Chris Witty, chief medical officer for England, said the patients are members of the

31 Jan 13:15 TheCable 7513571674847163923.html
EU warns Britain about the price of Brexit

Von der Leyen says best possible future relationship will ‘never be as good’ as membership

31 Jan 13:58 Financial Times 707176889907368497.html
Hangings of Delhi bus gang-rapists postponed

The hanging of four men scheduled for Saturday for a notorious gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 has been postponed "until further orders," a court ruled Friday. The brutal attack on Jyoti Singh sparked weeks of demonstrations and shone a spotlight on the alarming rates of sexual

31 Jan 13:24 Yahoo 7097669638529849243.html
Divided Britain sees 'new dawn' in historic farewell to EU

And while the exit terms have been agreed, Britain must still strike a deal on future relations with the EU, its largest trading partner. Both set out their negotiating positions Monday.

31 Jan 13:29 Saudi Gazette 6913978435495374738.html
Sanders surges into dead heat with Biden in nationwide poll

Presidential hopeful Sen.

31 Jan 13:57 TheHill 355432917819932266.html
British Wuhan evacuees arrive back in UK as first coronavirus case is confirmed

Eighty-three British people and 27 foreign nationals landed at RAF Brize Norton early this afternoon.

31 Jan 13:37 Metro 970161748584087222.html
Sturgeon calls for unity and focus in push for Scottish independence

First minister plays down chances of a referendum this year as she laments Brexit

31 Jan 13:07 the Guardian 1491978795136631519.html
Lebanon central bank chief says $1bn sent abroad

Protesters have accused bankers of complicity with the political class and suspect politicians of transferring funds abroad despite the restrictions and a prolonged local bank closure when protests first broke out.

31 Jan 13:38 Saudi Gazette 6913978435012199815.html
Cipollone ‘Must Come Clean’? Calls for Disciplinary Action Against WH Counsel Intensify

White House counsel Pat Cipollone played a starring role in the New York Times’s latest report on the details in John Bolton’s forthcoming memoir, The Room Where It Happened, raising even more questions about Cipollone’s candor and participation in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

31 Jan 13:31 Law & Crime 7990899037666696404.html
Impeachment: Senate vote busts Democrats' push to call witnesses

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Senate on Friday voted 51-49 against a motion to subpoena witnesses and documents in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

31 Jan 13:54 UPI 8257973865455602800.html
Merrick Garland Could End Up Deciding President Trump's Fate

If Roberts votes for witnesses, he would recuse himself later, leaving the Court deadlocked 4-4, and the final decision with Merrick Garland.

31 Jan 13:55 Breitbart 3148363491913078711.html
The impeachment end is near

Presented by Uber

31 Jan 13:22 POLITICO 3493784591419694895.html
Turkey's Erdogan criticizes Arab silence over U.S. Middle East plan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticized Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab nations for not speaking out against the U.S. Middle East plan which he said endorsed the Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands.

31 Jan 13:42 Reuters 8334514180683733841.html
Italy declares state of emergency over coronavirus

The Italian government declared a state of emergency on Friday to fast-track efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain after two cases were confirmed in Rome.

31 Jan 13:20 Digital Journal 4566489173052860416.html
Universities wrong-footed by fires, a deadly virus and Brexit

Still reeling from the bushfires, Australia's universities are now facing threats from the coronavirus and aggressive competition from a post-Brexit Britain.

31 Jan 13:00 Australian Financial Review 3974284487341787948.html
Delaney ends White House bid

Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney (D) dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary on Friday, just days before Monday's Iowa caucuses. 

31 Jan 13:07 TheHill 355432918778651116.html
Ohio cop fired and charged after lying he was robbed by a black man

He alleged he was shot by a black man during a robbery when he was off-duty. Warren police officer, Noah Linnen, subsequently changed his story about the alleged January 13 robbery four different times. His dishonesty led to at least three innocent black men being detained for a “significant amount of time.” His false report...

31 Jan 13:30 Face2Face Africa 5878198130843114076.html
This Is Everything That Has Happened In British Politics Since Britain Voted To Leave The EU

I mean everything.

31 Jan 13:40 BuzzFeed 2550476492851565864.html
Chinese tourists cancelling

Tour companies and hotels in destinations popular with Chinese tourists are starting to see cancellations after a new form of virus that has led to mass quarantines and more than 200 deaths in China.

31 Jan 13:19 Castanet 616068602016627574.html
Woman Rep narrates strange encounter with Waititu at an office toilet

That is when I knew the man is bad news

31 Jan 13:11 Pulse Live 3606876836743752479.html
Coronavirus vaccine could take 20 months to develop, France's Pasteur Institute Foundation says

A vaccine to treat the newest deadly strain of the coronavirus could be made available in 20 months' time, an official at France’s Pasteur Institute...

31 Jan 13:52 DAILY SABAH 8383944809752529916.html
Flight attendants sue Boeing over ‘toxic’ air inside plane

The lawsuit alleges contaminated air from the outside off the engines enters the cabin.

31 Jan 13:32 HeraldNet 3867135407565537391.html
Iran calls US sanctions on nuke organization chief 'unwise'

Iran’s nuclear energy organization called recent sanctions on the head of the agency by the U.S. an “unwise move" that won't interrupt Iran's peaceful nuclear policies. The U.S. announced new sanctions Thursday against the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and its director, Ali Akbar Salehi

31 Jan 13:12 Yahoo 7097669636955560059.html
Dead man lies in empty street in China's Wuhan amid emergency over coronavirus

A gray-haired man wearing a face mask lies dead on the pavement at ground zero of China's virus epidemic, a plastic shopping bag in one hand. On what...

31 Jan 13:50 DAILY SABAH 8383944808571360347.html
South Sudan refugees demand audience with Kiir, Machar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudan nationals living in refugee camps in Uganda have appealed to President Salvar Kiir and armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar to visit them and get their views towards achieving a lasting peace in the war-ravaged country. There are over one million refugees from South Sudan, 80 percent of …

31 Jan 13:30 The Independent Uganda: 5099025989569415993.html
Hangings of Delhi bus gang-rapists postponed

NEW DELHI, Jan 31 — The hanging of four men scheduled for tomorrow for a notorious gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 has been postponed “until further orders,” a court ordered today. The brutal attack on Jyoti Singh sparked weeks of demonstrations and shone a spotlight on the...

31 Jan 13:04 Malaymail 302165934729360063.html
Malkia Strikers draw Brazil, Japan in Olympics

Kenya qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Games earlier this month in Yaounde, Cameroon.

31 Jan 13:38 Daily Nation 7421817124448209010.html
Top news of the day: Delhi court postpones hanging of Nirbhaya case convicts, Economic Survey pegs GDP growth at 6-6.5% in next fiscal, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

31 Jan 13:54 The Hindu 6679535025811742761.html
We are with Europe, but not of it

The scale of Boris Johnson's task to heal Britain after Brexit is matched only by the size of his gargantuan ego.

31 Jan 13:00 Australian Financial Review 3974284487902123764.html
Kobe Bryant: Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski Says Lakers Star's Death Led to Shocking Emotional Outburst on Students

Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski says his recent outburst at Duke's 'Cameron Crazies' for a seemingly innocuous chant about Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel was brought on by Krzyzewski's state of mind following the shocking death of Kobe Bryant.During Tuesday's game, fans told [...]

31 Jan 13:57 popculture. 1108504354876793428.html
POWER RANKING: Here’s who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee

With 11 major candidates in the race, the Democratic 2020 presidential field is set to be one of the largest, most competitive, and most unpredictable in modern history.

31 Jan 13:58 Business Insider Malaysia 8325046883852037899.html
Convict's lawyer challenged execution will never happen: Nirbhaya's mother break down into tears

After the Delhi court stayed the execution of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case, Asha Devi, Nirbhaya's mother, broke down into tears on Friday.Reportedly, the court announced the execution which had been scheduled for February 1 at around 6 am, would be deferred till further orders.

31 Jan 13:06 Oneindia 2023829371686320368.html
US soldiers hurt in Iran missile strike up to 64, Pentagon reveals

The number of U.S. troops injured by an Iranian missile strike in Iraq this month has risen to 64, according to new figures released by the...

31 Jan 13:44 DAILY SABAH 8383944808599702368.html
Knesset meeting canceled - will there be sovereignty in Judea and Samaria next week?

PM Netanyahu continuing efforts to secure US approval for sovereignty in Judea, Samaria, before elections, reports say.

31 Jan 13:58 Israel National News 5374683669899178636.html
US Embassy says it did not deny Bishop Oyedepo visa

The United States Embassy in Nigeria on Friday said claims that it denied the general overseer of Living Faith Bible Church David Oyedo visa were "manufactured".

31 Jan 13:39 The Guardian 7580308504342639181.html
HBC board backs bid

The board of directors of Hudson's Bay Co. has unanimously recommended shareholders support a sweetened offer to take the retailer private.

31 Jan 12:47 Castanet 616068602274331349.html
Woman using wheelchair killed in Mississauga hit-and-run, police say

A female using a wheelchair was struck and killed in Mississauga Friday morning by a vehicle that did not remain at the scene, Peel Regional Police confirm.

31 Jan 12:34 CP24 1887544295647949821.html
Ambulance crashes into home in Franklin, New Jersey; 1 hurt

An ambulance crashed into a home in Franklin, New Jersey Friday morning.

31 Jan 12:00 ABC7 New York 7327811148977364648.html
American Airlines pilots sue to halt flights to China | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

DALLAS >>The pilots’ union at American Airlines sued today to stop the carrier from flying to China and told members not to operate flights there because of the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

31 Jan 12:25 Star-Advertiser 3439335388139266413.html
Nirbhaya Gang-Rape: Delhi Court Delays Hanging of Four Convicts Again

The day before, India’s Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the four convicts in the 2012 gang rape case of "Nirbhaya", after the accused had requested to convert his death sentence to life imprisonment.

31 Jan 12:22 Sputniknews 967333867608691199.html
New rental homes for WFN

The provincial government and Westbank First Nation on Friday announced plans to collaborate on building 17 new rental homes on the reserve.

31 Jan 12:10 Castanet 616068602128039089.html
Holocaust monument egged

Police in Ottawa are looking for a man believed to have thrown eggs at the National Holocaust Monument.

31 Jan 12:50 Castanet 616068602066075876.html
Tragic nurse who failed to be diagnosed for cervical cancer died after doctors' 'neglect'

Julie O'Connor was diagnosed with cervical cancer 'in 10 seconds' after she was forced to go private following an all-clear from a smear test and a biopsy.

31 Jan 12:53 dailyrecord 552235479216174029.html
IT teams of EC and Political Parties to meet

news, story, article

31 Jan 12:49 5074937609087599513.html
Brexit is a ‘sea change’ for Europe, says Merkel spokesman

BERLIN, Jan 31 — Britain’s EU departure today marks a “sea change” for the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said. “It is clearly a sea change for Europe because the UK was an important member of the EU for 47 years — nearly half a century,” said Steffen Seibert said at a...

31 Jan 12:12 Malaymail 302165935428578237.html
Ouachita Parish man arrested on 16 drug and gun charges

Authorities say he was in possession of various controlled substances and six stolen guns.

31 Jan 12:26 KNOE 8 News 9048639192246670402.html
Coronavirus: Countries ban China arrivals

The viral epidemic has killed 213 people.

31 Jan 12:24 Daily Nation 7421817125690069286.html
Friday Trump Acquittal Eyed After Lamar Alexander Says ‘No’ To Witnesses; Collins Roasted Over ‘Yes’ Vote

Expect Democrats and their MSM amplifiers to cry foul over the 'rigged farce' while parroting distributed talking points

31 Jan 12:02 Infowars 1950426314740247053.html
Brazilians sent to Mexico by US say they don’t understand why

Bewildered, sad and disappointed, Brazilians migrants sent from the United States to Mexico this week were left wondering how they had ended up in another country whose language they do not understand.

31 Jan 12:59 Manila Bulletin News 7849457201076825837.html
Hong Kong leader rejects calls to close border despite virus fears

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam rejected calls from a medical union on Friday to close the border with mainland China to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, and urged health staff not to go through with a threatened strike.

31 Jan 12:04 Reuters 8334514180016308992.html
French citizens evacuated from Wuhan land in France

MARSEILLE, Jan 31 — A plane carrying around 200 French citizens evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, landed near Marseille today, AFP reporters on board the aircraft said. The passengers, who will be placed in quarantine at a seaside holiday camp for...

31 Jan 12:49 Malaymail 302165935453548812.html
Coronavirus: First two patients in UK receiving treatment at specialist centre

The patients are understood to be undergoing treatment at the Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary.

31 Jan 12:06 Shropshire Star 3480199991424033715.html
Coronavirus threat: Student shifted to hospital in Karachi after returning from China

Coronavirus threat: Student shifted to hospital in Karachi after returning from China.

31 Jan 12:59 Dunya News 5863268918863881209.html
U.N. aid agency fears U.S. Middle East plan will spark violence

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees voiced concern on Friday that the U.S. administration’s Middle East peace plan will spark further violence and said it had contingency measures in place to boost protection and assistance in the occupied territories.

31 Jan 12:46 Reuters 8334514180345083331.html
Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza after militants fire 3 rockets

The Israeli military said on Friday that it launched 'wide-scale' airstrikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip shortly after Palestinian militants fired three rockets into Israel, two of which were intercepted.

31 Jan 12:45 CTVNews 2422791598834742159.html
Coronavirus: First two patients in UK receiving treatment at specialist centre

The patients are understood to be undergoing treatment at the Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary.

31 Jan 12:26 Irishexaminer 8196011178303148171.html
BI deports 3 undesirable aliens from US, China

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is deporting three fugitives from the United States and China in the wake of their recent arrest.

31 Jan 12:18 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200777767357.html
UN accuses warring sides in Libya of fueling conflicts after Haftar's attack

U.N.’s Libyan special representative Ghassan Salame on Thursday accused foreign actors of not abiding by the cease-fire agreements reached at the...

31 Jan 12:18 DAILY SABAH 8383944808805958142.html
Aqueduct's Empire 6 jackpot to pay out on bi-weekly basis

The New York Racing Association announced Friday a series of bi-weekly mandatory payouts for the Empire 6 wager beginning on Sunday, Feb. 9.

31 Jan 12:59 Horse Racing Nation 6225030534488057261.html
Coronavirus outbreak: What we know so far

A global public health emergency has been declared as cases continue to spread.

31 Jan 12:26 Irishexaminer 8196011178458714778.html
Post-Brexit talks failure 'existential threat' to Ireland

A failure by Britain and the European Union to reach a post-Brexit trade deal by the end-of-year deadline would pose an

31 Jan 12:30 Digital Journal 4566489173152450310.html
Сannibal ‘shot girlfriend dead then dismembered her 10-year-old daughter and ate her liver’

A MONSTER step-dad shot his girlfriend, execution-style before strangling her ten-year-old daughter and devouring the child’s liver. Sergiy Lubenko, 40, is standing trial in Ukraine after cop…

31 Jan 12:08 The Sun 7379604592132342061.html
Relatives anxiously await return of Indonesians trapped in coronavirus epicenter

"We chat almost all the time. We talk via video call two or three times a day. We do everything to make sure she’s alright," one woman says of her niece.

31 Jan 12:29 The Jakarta Post 7678601104028153600.html
Dozens of police officers swarm Glasgow street in manhunt over domestic abuse incident

DOZENS of cops have swarmed to a Glasgow street in a manhunt. Officers were sent to Alderman Road in Knightswood, Glasgow in search of a male they want to speak to. Police confirmed they attended t…

31 Jan 12:11 The Scottish Sun 6609127674279284200.html
Talks between Thailand, insurgents to resume in March, says Thai official

BANGKOK, Jan 31 — Talks will resume in early March between representatives of the Thai government and the main insurgent group fighting for independence in the country largely Muslim-Malay south, the head of the government team today. The conflict in the Malay-speaking region of predominantly...

31 Jan 12:18 Malaymail 302165934562571376.html
Support Sudan now or regret later: UN tells US, World Bank, IMF

Months after Bashir was ousted, Sudan's economy remains burdened with foreign debt of more than $60 billion, inflation of about 60 percent, soaring unemployment and chronic shortage of fuel and foreig

31 Jan 12:32 Africanews 6630243979460604451.html
Don’t worry, we are okay, say Malaysian students under Wuhan coronavirus lockdown

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — “Families and friends in Malaysia, don’t worry. We are okay and safe here,” said Yeong Kai Yi, 26, a Malaysian student at the Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China, when contacted by Bernama today. The final year student at the university’s School of Fine...

31 Jan 12:08 Malaymail 302165935724176038.html
President Kenyatta launches construction of Shs1.8bn Naivasha-Njabini Road

NYANDARUA, Kenya, Jan 31 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday launched the construction of Shs 1.8 billion Naivasha to Njabini road. The upgrading of the - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today |

31 Jan 12:09 Capital News 7605153803662115393.html
To fight nCoV, public urged to gargle with warm water and salt

The public was urged to gargle with lukewarm water and salt to help lower the chances of having different viruses, an infectious disease specialist said Friday.

31 Jan 12:05 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200351675951.html
LGUs told to form task forces vs nCov

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has advised all local government units (LGUs) to create their respective Corona Virus Task Forces to help contain the spread of the disease in the country now that health authorities have confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (2019 nCov) in the Philippines.

31 Jan 12:45 Journal Online 6375127392486085725.html
'Three out of four Nirbhaya convicts can be hanged': Tihar authorities to Delhi court

The court had on Thursday issued notice to the jail authorities seeking their response on the plea of the death row convicts in the case, seeking a stay on their executions.

31 Jan 12:17 The New Indian Express 4718288654612903417.html
Warren is right. Presidents have the power to bypass Congress on drug pricing

On the presidential primary campaign trail in Iowa, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) brought out a favorite talking point: ways the president can bring down drug prices without waiting for Congress.

31 Jan 12:12 4522523031319354885.html
Watch | Highlights of Economic Survey 2019-20

A video on India's Economic Survey 2019-20 which was tabled on January 31, 2020

31 Jan 12:58 The Hindu 6679535025151454689.html
President Kovind talks about NE; says Modi Govt transformed emotional disconnect with NE

President Ram Nath Kovind while addressing a joint session of Parliament on January 31said that apart from the geographical distance of the Northeast

31 Jan 12:08 The Sentinel 448185207975623961.html
Mississauga hit-and-run leaves woman using mobility scooter dead, police say

A 45-year-old woman, who was operating a motorized mobility scooter in Mississauga on Friday morning, was struck and killed by a vehicle that did not remain at the scene, police said.

31 Jan 12:42 Toronto 5211060989341587382.html
Issue of govt deployment goes beyond qualifications and competence

Many directors-general and senior government managers leave the public service in a similar manner, particularly after elections ...

31 Jan 12:38 17825112013267294.html
'Why does everyone want to divide us?': EU presidents bid adieu to the UK – video

EU parliament president David Sassoli asks if British citizens were given enough information about Brexit

31 Jan 12:46 the Guardian 1491978794778186413.html
How Britons are saying goodbye to the EU on Brexit Day

Some are jubilant but others feel there is nothing to celebrate.

31 Jan 12:34 Metro 970161748553690497.html
Coronavirus: What will happen to the British people being quarantined?

It is understood the British passengers will be taken to an NHS facility on the Wirral to be quarantined for 14 days.

31 Jan 12:49 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774965909809.html
Iraq: Sistani Slams Use of Force Against Protest Camps, Calls for Early Election

Iraq's leading Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, on Friday condemned the use of force to disperse protest camps across the country, as security forces stepped up a crackdown against demonstrators. Protesters across Iraq are seeking the r

31 Jan 12:00 Asharq AL-awsat 7659934237941658.html
13 Dallas officers disciplined for social media "misconduct"

DPD was one of eight police departments across the country reviewed by Plain View Project, a watchdog group that compiled 5,000 posts by 3,500 police officers it found concerning.

31 Jan 12:02 Yahoo 7097669638757307331.html
'Tick Tock Andy - time to talk!': Virginia Roberts calls on Prince Andrew to 'do the right thing for Epstein victims who deserve the truth' after US lawyers said he has not co-operated with FBI

Prince Andrew has faced pressure since US lawyers accused him of 'zero co-operation' with a probe into Jeffrey Epstein. Virginia Roberts (pictured) today called on Andrew to 'do the right thing'.

31 Jan 12:26 Mail Online 124328112538805914.html
Okada Ban: Gokada, Max riders stage protest in Lagos, demand ban regulation

Lagos motorbike hailing service company, Gokada and Max Okada riders came out to protest the ban by the government, asking that it is regulated. The Lagos state government gave an ultimatum that by February 1st, 2020,

31 Jan 12:36 2090029850020279713.html
Coronavirus: First two patients in UK receiving treatment at specialist centre

The patients are understood to be undergoing treatment at the Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary.

31 Jan 12:06 Express & Star 7324224458970211251.html
Monroe woman killed in crash on U.S. Highway 165

Police say a Monroe woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy 165, near LA Hwy 2.

31 Jan 12:43 KNOE 8 News 9048639191200665479.html
Dutch extracted from China can be quarantined in their own homes

The Dutch people who will be extracted from the Chinese city of Wuhan over the weekend will be allowed to spend the two weeks long quarantine period - to make sure they are not infected with the new

31 Jan 12:00 NL Times 9001346992882531505.html
Downing Street's 'divorce': UK finally set to leave EU

After years of division and protests, the UK will become the first country to leave the EU, ending a 47-year membership.

31 Jan 12:16 News24 3752801376980042109.html
Dead pregnant woman shoved out of car in Brooklyn, boyfriend in custody

A pregnant woman whose body was pushed out of a car in Brooklyn is dead, and now, her boyfriend is in custody.

31 Jan 12:59 ABC7 New York 7327811147397188245.html
AU reiterates resolve to support Somalia

Somalia is facing a drawdown of AMISOM troops.

31 Jan 12:40 Daily Nation 7421817124435657829.html
Fred Silverman, TV executive at 3 major networks, dies at 82 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

LOS ANGELES >> Fred Silverman, the only TV executive who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and who brought “All in the Family,” “Roots,” “Hawaii Five-O” and other hit series and miniseries to television during his more than three-decade career, died today. He was 82.

31 Jan 12:00 Star-Advertiser 3439335388071420580.html
Duke of York urged to ‘do the right thing’ and talk to the FBI

The plea came from Virginia Giuffre who said Andrew should do so for victims of Jeffrey Epstein.

31 Jan 12:40 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774783647083.html
8 killed in Ethiopia communal clashes

Around 385 people have been displaced.

31 Jan 12:40 Daily Nation 7421817125212128277.html
Nirbhaya case: Delhi court postpones execution of death warrants of all convicts till further order

The hangman arrived yesterday at Tihar jail in Delhi, where the convicts Pawan, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Singh and Vinay Sharma are to be hanged together

31 Jan 12:20 The Economic Times 7653256037579483983.html
Man lies dead in the street in crisis-hit coronavirus city of Wuhan

At least 213 people have died from the virus, with more than 10,000 infected.

31 Jan 12:41 Metro 970161748015399496.html
DepEd to work closely with DOH on nCoV

Following the first confirmed case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday expressed readiness to “contribute to the overall Philippine government efforts for the management of this public health situation.”

31 Jan 12:05 Manila Bulletin News 7849457199467959664.html
Four displaced in south Charlotte house fire

Three adults and a teenager were displaced after a south Charlotte home caught fire early Friday morning.

31 Jan 12:29 WBTV 6439870258905624807.html
Go for ban on travel from virus epicenter

SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go said he had asked President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend travel from Hubei and its capital Wuhan, the epicenter of a virus outbreak that has spread beyond the country’s borders,.

31 Jan 12:51 Journal Online 6375127393606327732.html
Teen brothers and pal who murdered Edinburgh OAP with hammer and screwdriver given life sentences as judge names killers

THREE teens who brutally murdered a vulnerable pensioner in his Edinburgh home in a frenzied attack have been named. Kierin McMillan or Elliot, who was 19 at the time of the offence, and his brothe…

31 Jan 12:29 The Scottish Sun 6609127674723228483.html
Coronavirus: What will happen to the British people being quarantined?

It is understood the British passengers will be taken to an NHS facility on the Wirral to be quarantined for 14 days.

31 Jan 12:48 Shropshire Star 3480199992884328753.html
Woman dies after being pulled from River Towy in Carmarthen

Emergency services were called to the scene on Thursday afternoon

31 Jan 12:40 Wales Online 7686550516861422699.html
Britain readies to leave EU Friday night, begin 11-month transition

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Britain is preparing to officially leave the European Union on Friday in a largely symbolic but historic moment, after more than three years of debate and bitter division over an uncertain future.

31 Jan 12:44 UPI 8257973865125281495.html
South Korean evacuation flight arrives from Wuhan amid tension over quarantine centers

A charter flight carrying 368 South Koreans from Wuhan arrived home on Friday as tensions simmered around quarantine centers where they will be isolated, a plan vehemently opposed by nearby residents.

31 Jan 12:51 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200945899912.html
Blackpool council to fund children’s services by cutting up to 75 jobs

Council tax to rise by maximum 4% as local authority tries to address social care failings

31 Jan 12:49 the Guardian 1491978796035099017.html
Domestic milk intake down 5.7% in December

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 243.8 million litres for December 2019, according to the CSO.

31 Jan 12:29 AgriLand 974043783956989827.html
Hangings of Delhi bus gang-rapists postponed

The hanging of four men scheduled for Saturday for a notorious gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 has been postponed

31 Jan 12:40 Digital Journal 4566489173063528245.html
House supports reform thrust

HOUSE Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez yesterday said the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is relentless in its work to help the administration institutionalize the crucial reforms that are vital to delivering the “campaign promises” of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte and sustain economic growth.

31 Jan 12:32 Journal Online 6375127391815936848.html
NEIGRIHMS Recruitment for Senior Resident Doctor

NEIGRIHMS Recruitment for Senior Resident DoctorCandidates are advised to go through the official notification and eligibility criteria carefully

31 Jan 12:04 The Sentinel 448185207749075135.html
DFA to bring home Filipinos in China

AMID health concerns brought about by the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to repatriate next week the first batch of Filipinos in China wishing to go home.

31 Jan 12:48 Journal Online 6375127393432670458.html
Nirbhaya: No execution of convicts today, court stays hanging until further orders

The court had on Thursday issued notices to to the Tihar jail authorities seeking its response on a petition filed by the convicts. Irfan Ahmed, the public prosecutor told the court that this was complete mockery of justice.

31 Jan 12:11 Oneindia 2023829371865786958.html
After UK leaves EU on January 31, what will change?

On Friday evening, as the clock strikes 23:00 GMT, Britain will leave the European Union.

31 Jan 12:19 Aljazeera 6642629763074837225.html
US soldiers hurt in Iran missile strike up to 64

US President Donald Trump had initially said no Americans were hurt.

31 Jan 12:23 Daily Nation 7421817125709391334.html
Mongolia bans Chinese, foreigners arriving from China

ULAANBATAR, Jan 31 — Mongolia said today it will ban Chinese nationals and foreigners coming from China by plane, train or road to prevent the spread of a deadly virus. The ban will be enforced from tomorrow until March 2, according to a government statement, which also said Mongolians will be...

31 Jan 12:08 Malaymail 302165934646754988.html
Brexit will speed Scottish independence, says Nicola Sturgeon

First minister believes EU exit justifies referendum on Scotland breaking away from UK

31 Jan 12:07 Financial Times 707176889949773507.html
Coronavirus: Government 'examining immigration position' of Chinese nationals

The Department of Justice says it is "examining the immigration position of Chinese nationals" as...

31 Jan 12:30 Newstalk 7635722258016439283.html
Reward offered for removing tyre from crocodile’s neck

Anyone who succeeds in freeing a wild crocodile from a tyre stuck around its neck in Indonesia will receive a reward from a local conservation group. The Central Sulawesi Natural Resources

31 Jan 12:14 The Independent 2511519170534352685.html
Coronavirus Isolates China as Countries Shut Borders, Issue Travel Warnings

Death toll stands at 213 and a 2% mortality rate, but outbreak could have global financial ramifications due to supply chain disruptions

31 Jan 12:50 Haaretz 1431421787590401279.html
Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting off his mic

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness turned off Mr Farage’s mic mid-sentence.

31 Jan 12:31 Irishexaminer 8196011178796059036.html
Brexit finally happens: UK officially ends 47-year EU membership

Following more than three years of political divisiveness fueled by a long stint of uncertainty, two general elections and countless furious protests in...

31 Jan 12:12 DAILY SABAH 8383944809426460166.html
Suspect charged in attack on transgender woman in West Harlem

Authorities have formally charged the suspect who was arrested connection with a disturbing attack on a transgender woman in West Harlem.

31 Jan 12:29 ABC7 New York 7327811148293684324.html
Man accused of making thousands of racist robocalls faces $13 million fine

One campaign attempted to spread hatred after a murder.

31 Jan 12:54 The Verge 1337119304729408721.html
‘New dawn for Europe’ hailed as UK quits union

BRUSSELS — The EU’s three chiefs hailed Britain’s departure from the bloc on Friday as “a new dawn for Europe”, warning London would not keep the benefits of membership when it leaves.

31 Jan 12:24 Journal Online 6375127393581254035.html
First Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Russia

Both patients are Chinese nationals

31 Jan 12:06 Infowars 1950426314661237893.html
Coronavirus tests on two French citizens evacuated from China turn out negative

Tests on two French citizens evacuated by plane with 178 other passengers from the Chinese city of Wuhan and feared to have coronavirus symptoms have turned out negative, Health Minister Agnès Buzyn…

31 Jan 12:38 France 24 5635134571098301377.html
Karnataka CM gets approval for Cabinet expansion, may induct 11 Ministers

Chief Minister Yediyurappa said the date of swearing-in will be decided in a day or two, although he indicated that it would most likely be held on February 3.

31 Jan 12:30 The Hindu 6679535025234125070.html
Historic Brexit today

After three and half years since 2016 Brexit Referendum the historic divorce of Briton from European Union formally takes place today at 11 pm GMT on Friday.  For the next 11 months the UK will remain as the EU member only in name.

31 Jan 12:35 Reporter 1467643670350911192.html
Dr M among 10 divisional leaders who retain Bersatu posts uncontested

PETALING JAYA, Jan 31 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is among the 10 top party leaders who retained their respective Division Chief’s post, uncontested, in the inaugural party election. Bersatu Election Committee chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar who...

31 Jan 12:57 Malaymail 302165935872324908.html
Lady Liz does the biz - yacht crew rescued by Police

Challenging sea conditions during gutsy rescue by Police Maritime Unit

31 Jan 12:15 SCOOP 5315658998567473374.html
Buhari gets vote of confidence from APC amid calls for his resignation

Amid calls by some Nigerians that he should resign, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, January 31, secured a vote of confidence from a group within the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).

31 Jan 12:47 Legit 3764253651043438228.html
Chinese human trafficking accused owe us millions – labour department

The matter was postponed to 12 February for the continuation of the bail application.

31 Jan 12:08 The Citizen 410802300691406351.html
ABC suspends reporter for inaccurate report on Kobe Bryant | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

NEW YORK >> ABC says it has suspended reporter Matt Gutman for incorrectly reporting that all four of Kobe Bryant’s children were with him in the helicopter crash north of Los Angeles on Sunday that killed the basketball star and eight others.

31 Jan 12:20 Star-Advertiser 3439335387488097042.html
SC dismissed plea challenging the rejection of mercy plea by the Nirbhaya rapist

Today the Supreme Court rejected the plea seeking reprieve by Mukesh Singh one of the convicts in Nirbhaya case. President Ramnath Kovind on January 17 rejected the mercy plea submitted by Mukesh Singh.

31 Jan 12:01 Reporter 1467643670617695032.html
Lori Vallow: Idaho woman misses deadline to bring missing children to court

The mom of two children missing since September failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to bring the kids to authorities in Idaho on Thursday.

31 Jan 12:36 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay 5911730202890214893.html
More and More Britons Seeking EU Passports Every Year After Brexit Vote

Political and economic turbulence aside, Brexit is poised to have a massive impact on Britons’ everyday lives, potentially impacting international travel and the right to live in the EU. Many have sought to avoid scenario this by getting an EU passport.

31 Jan 12:56 Sputniknews 967333868079842577.html
Ramaphosa orders SIU to probe IFMS project

President Cyril Ramaphosa reportedly instructs the Special Investigating Unit to investigate the bungled National Treasury IT project.

31 Jan 12:24 ITWeb 642894140075719494.html
Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses Pawan's plea for review of order rejecting juvenility claim

The review plea filed earlier in the day was taken up for consideration in-chamber by a bench comprising Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna, which dismissed it.

31 Jan 12:09 The Economic Times 7653256037064975477.html
Britain reports first two cases of coronavirus

London - British health officials said Friday two people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, in the country's first confirmed cases since the deadly outbreak emerged in China and began to spread globally this month.

31 Jan 12:46 The Peninsula 1202843880938823496.html
Bidar CAA play row: Police arrests headmistress, child's mother

The New Town Police on Thursday night arrested the headmistress of a primary school of the Shaheen Education Society and the mother of a child who staged a controversial drama during the annual day

31 Jan 12:51 Deccan Herald 2027555796730558841.html
Alabama college opens home for Amistad slave ship murals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A historically black college in Alabama is unveiling a new home for murals that depict a famous revolt by African captives aboard a slave-trading ship more than 180 years . . .

31 Jan 12:07 Times Colonist 7617512060957072002.html
Latest on the coronavirus spreading across the globe

A NOVEL coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak that began in Wuhan, the capital of China’s central province of Hubei, has spread to more than 9,800 people globally, surpassing the total from the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic. The new virus has killed 213 people.

31 Jan 12:02 NST Online 3702929171733435171.html
Virginia Bill Wouldn’t Criminalize Criticism

Online headlines falsely claim that Virginia lawmakers want to make criticizing state officials a “criminal offense.” The bill doesn't create new offenses. It would merely allow cases of threats or harassment against some state officials to be prosecuted in Richmond.

31 Jan 12:20 5460849093173284263.html
Three Birmingham City University workers evacuated from Wuhan on UK rescue flight

They are among 83 British nationals who will be taken to Arrow Park Hospital, Wirral, for a period of quarantine after the flight from China touches down at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire

31 Jan 12:34 birminghammail 8288260686302022836.html
Staunch Critic of Indian PM Tears Into Pakistani Minister Who Urged People to 'Defeat Modi Madness'

New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan’s Science and Technology Minister Fahad Ahmed Chaudhry’s comment comes against the backdrop of the forthcoming Delhi legislative assembly elections, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP will compete to form a city government.

31 Jan 12:57 Sputniknews 967333869622402005.html
Glynneath pensioner David Williams died from 'blunt force trauma to head and neck', court hears

Kyle Bowen, aged 28, appeared in court today charged with the murder of 73-year-old David Williams

31 Jan 12:21 Wales Online 7686550517626746845.html
Hangings of Delhi bus gang-rapists postponed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday temporarily suspended all direct flights with China, after a global health emergency was declared over the coronavirus epidemic which has killed more than 200 people. "We have suspended all the direct flights to and from China with immediate effect till February 02," Abdul Sattar Khokhar, a spokesperson for Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority

31 Jan 12:47 Arab News 8912634262848253761.html
U.S. Ambassador Slams Russia's 'Shameful Treatment' Of Jailed Former U.S. Marine

The United States' new ambassador to Russia has urged Moscow to release Paul Whelan and accused the Russian authorities of "shameful treatment" of the former U.S. Marine, who is accused of spying.

31 Jan 12:42 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 5891794163099345609.html
CAA fulfilled wishes of Mahatma Gandhi, says Prez Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday hailed the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act as "historic" in his address to joint sitting of both houses of Parliament, prompting protests by some opposition members.

31 Jan 12:38 Deccan Herald 2027555796794682966.html
Barberton sisters face murder charges after their mother’s brutal murder

The two sisters, who are believed to be complicit in their mother's murder, were charged and will appear in the Barberton Magistrate Court on February 5

31 Jan 12:42 Lowvelder 3143322320757609368.html
Be flexible: Islamic party lawmaker wants Indonesia to export cannabis

Indonesia, which has one of the strictest drug laws in the world,  bans the use and possession of marijuana. 

31 Jan 12:31 The Jakarta Post 7678601104345780396.html
Palestinians protest Trump plan, Gaza militants fire rockets

Palestinians held demonstrations across the region Friday to protest President Donald Trump's Middle East initiative, while militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets and mortar rounds at Israel, drawing retaliatory strikes.

31 Jan 12:45 CTVNews 2422791598246021596.html
Police fire shots after SUV breaches Mar-a-Lago security checkpoint, 2 women in custody

There is currently a heavy police presence outside of Ma-a-Lago, the south Florida mansion owned by President Donald Trump.

31 Jan 12:48 Fox 4 8372747778037547451.html
Jihadists struggle to hold ground as Syrian troops score new advance in Aleppo

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their push in the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Friday as they scored a new advance near the Rashiddeen 5 sector. READ ALSO: Syrian Army storms key sector inside southwest Aleppo Led by the 4th Armored Division and Division 30 of the Republican Guard, the Syrian military began their attack on Friday morning by storming several sites around the Rashiddeen 5 sector and recently captured town of Khan Touman. According to a field report from southwestern Aleppo, the Syrian Army was able to take control of Talat Hizmar, Al-Khalidiyah, and Khirbat Khares this afternoon, following a fierce battle with the jihadist rebel forces. At the same time, the Syrian Army is also attempting to advance at the western outskirts of Aleppo city, as their units continue to attack the jihadist defenses near the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter.

31 Jan 12:35 AMN 4125648316478331895.html
Delhi Assembly elections: BJP promises clean water, wheat flour at Rs 2 per kg in its manifesto

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari added that the manifesto focused on giving Delhi a corruption free and transparent government.

31 Jan 12:14 8669301693769802781.html
Russia Confirms First Two Cases Of Coronavirus, Two Chinese Nationals Quarantined

Russia has reported its first two cases of coronavirus, as governments scrambled to control the spread of a new coronavirus that has already killed more than 200 people in China.

31 Jan 12:59 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 5891794163085960912.html
US Defends Fourth Rise In Casualty Count After Military Base Attack

The disclosed number of injured personnel has progressively risen from zero to 64, since the strike on Al Asad air base earlier this month.

31 Jan 12:56 Forces Network 3883413827873620021.html
Britain’s last day in the EU | Here is a chronology of Brexit

United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union at 2300 hours GMT on January 31, 2020.

31 Jan 12:04 The Hindu 6679535024523495532.html
Three Irish citzens evacuated from China amidst coronavirus

The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency yesterday. Three citizens have since evacuated china.

31 Jan 12:29 7092425146850644529.html
What's next for Pride Toronto?

The departure of executive director Olivia Nuamah was a long time coming, some say, but the Pride board's handling of the situation has raised questions of transparency

31 Jan 12:52 NOW 7434691886505164000.html
One Man Made over 6,000 Racist Robocalls, FCC Fining Him Nearly $13 Million

A man looking to gain publicity and notoriety made more than 6,000 robocalls harassing people across six U.S. states, now, the Federal Communications Commission is looking to fine him nearly $13 million.

31 Jan 12:36 Interesting Engineering 7328942542581409834.html
Hammer killer sentenced

The killer of Chris Ausman will spend another eight and a half years behind bars before he becomes eligible for parole.

31 Jan 12:20 Castanet 616068602390367955.html
Gormley: Saskatchewan 2020 election will have some significant firsts

This election will be Mr. Moe’s first ask of voters to endorse him and the party under his leadership.

31 Jan 12:00 Saskatoon StarPhoenix 8202104418752768037.html
Evening news briefing: Dec 16 gangrape convicts won’t be hanged tomorrow, Economic Survey 2020; and more

From explaining what is the Economic Survey's strategy for boosting the wealth creation, to Jawaani Jaaneman movie review, here are the top news this evening

31 Jan 12:44 The Indian Express 2885715104968884114.html
Siemens Healthineers supplies diagnostic equipment to Wuhan hospitals

MUNICH (Reuters) - Germany’s Siemens Healthineers has supplied two ultrasound machines and a CT scanner to the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a rapidly-spreading virus epidemic.

31 Jan 12:04 Reuters 8334514181252060701.html
Medication ‘likely to be cause of death’ of dementia patient (82), inquest hears

MEDICATION prescribed to a dementia patient at St Saviour’s Hospital in 2018 was likely to be the cause of her death, a professor who reviewed the case has told an inquest.

31 Jan 12:47 Jersey Evening Post 6141642775281517945.html
Economic Survey: Free medicines not really free for most patients

More than 60% of the patients are still forced to pay for some of the medicines they receive

31 Jan 12:47 Livemint 6614605819593479458.html
Russia suspends its athletic federation

Russia suspended its All-Russia Athletic Federation RUSAF on Friday after the Athletics Integrity Unit AIU recommended it be expelled from...

31 Jan 12:05 DAILY SABAH 8383944808217780379.html
GE2020: Munster ‘completely refutes’ FF claims that SF manifesto will cost jobs in Louth

SF TD Imelda Munster responds to claims made by FF Cllr James Byrne

31 Jan 12:12 Dundalk Democrat 5738461709737011490.html
Ox walking, heckling and other strange Diet practices

Understanding Japanese politics, as with many things in Japanese society, is often an exercise of scratching beneath the surface to discover the true meaning.

31 Jan 12:17 The Japan Times 6673764367446814635.html
‘Delhi Police did not do their job’: Retired officials critical of how Jamia firing was handled

The inaction of the men at the site amounted to dereliction of duty, several senior ex-officials said.

31 Jan 12:41 8669301692625139498.html
Woman using mobility scooter killed in Mississauga hit-and-run identified

A 45-year-old woman who was operating a motorized mobility scooter in Mississauga on Friday morning when she was struck and killed by a vehicle that did not remain at the scene, has been identified.

31 Jan 12:42 Toronto 5211060988198372039.html
CAA 'historic', it has fulfilled Gandhi ji's wish: President Ram Nath Kovind

'The Citizenship Amendment Act is a historic law. It has fulfilled wishes of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi,' he said.

31 Jan 12:48 The New Indian Express 4718288654603886040.html
‘We’re Off!’: Brexit Party Leaves EU for Last Time, Carrying Union Jack ‘Home’

“We believe that Britain can now go forward into a future, rejoicing.

31 Jan 12:07 Infowars 1950426313947635977.html
Police: Dad ‘made up’ home invasion after 4-year-old son shot himself in Philadelphia home

A father who claimed his 4-year-old son was killed in a home invasion robbery has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter because the boy apparently shot himself with a gun he found in the Philadelphia home.

31 Jan 12:49 WVLT 4089046910129166983.html
Taiwanese airlines worried about reports of Italian flight ban over coronavirus

CAL has one flight per week to Rome, EVA planning to launch a Milan route in February.Taiwanese airlines were investigating reports Friday (Jan. 31) evening that Italy had banned all flights from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan amid growing fears of the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

31 Jan 12:50 Taiwan News 4737573343863317687.html
Dead man lies on an empty street at China’s virus ground zero

A grey-haired man wearing a face mask lies dead on the pavement at ground zero of China's virus epidemic, a plastic shopping bag in one hand.

31 Jan 12:46 Manila Bulletin News 7849457199548725240.html
Emergency declared for bushfire-threatened Canberra

It is the first time that a state of emergency has been declared in the Australian Capital Territory since 2003, when fires destroyed almost 500 homes.

31 Jan 12:48 The Jakarta Post 7678601104242418490.html
Gokada, Max motorcyclists protest Lagos ban on motorcycles

Hundreds of motorcyclists are protesting the ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles in six local governments in Lagos.

31 Jan 12:05 The Guardian 7580308503829338430.html
Man exposes himself to woman in Telford

A man exposed himself to a woman walking through an area of Telford.

31 Jan 12:23 Shropshire Star 3480199992930604415.html
Myanmar turns back China Southern flight over coronavirus fears: government spokesman

YANGON (Reuters) - Authorities in Myanmar turned back a China Southern flight from Guangzhou with almost everyone on board on Friday after one of the passengers was found with flu symptoms similar to the fast-spreading coronavirus, a government spokesman said.

31 Jan 12:08 Reuters 8334514181713182253.html
Britain celebrates and mourns on Brexit Day, its final day of EU membership

Three and a half years after narrowly voting to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is celebrating and mourning its final day of EU membership Friday before leaving the union at 11 p.m., or midnight in Brussels. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address the nation at 10 p.m. to inaugurate what he will call "a moment of real national renewal and change." Britain and the EU have agreed that the U.K. will retain all EU rules for 11 months while the two sides try to hammer out a new trade relationship and other guidelines for their new relationship. But Britain remains sharply divided on Brexit, with larger cities, Northern Ireland, and especially Scotland still in favor of remaining in the EU. In Edinburgh, where the EU flag will remain raised outside the Scottish Parliament on Friday night and the EU colors blue and yellow will light up two government buildings, Scottish Brexit Secretary Mike Russell urged the EU to "leave a light on for Scotland" so it could return, presumably as an independent country.…

31 Jan 12:22 The Week 149215355877493232.html
Plea for permission to contest in Delhi Assembly elections: 11 move HC

They filed their appeal challenging the single judge’s January 28 order, alleging that it was passed erroneously and disregarding the facts and material placed on record by them.

31 Jan 12:53 The Hindu 6679535024603217932.html
Myanmar sends back China plane after coronavirus scare

Myanmar on Friday sent a plane back to China with most passengers still on board -- including French and American citizens —- after one man suspected of contracting the coronavirus was taken to hospital.

31 Jan 12:30 Digital Journal 4566489172227170086.html
Convicts' lawyer mocked me, said hanging postponed till eternity: Nirbhaya's mother

She alleged that the convicts' lawyer AP Singh pointed fingers at her and told her that the hangings will get postponed till eternity.

31 Jan 12:53 India Today 4286117813122604038.html
Doctors acquitted in Belgium’s first criminal euthanasia case

GP, psychiatrist and doctor were accused of unlawfully poisoning Tine Nys, 38

31 Jan 12:10 the Guardian 1491978795181335494.html
Britain hails new start as it says farewell to EU

LONDON: Britain on Friday (Jan 31) ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a ...

31 Jan 12:36 CNA 5644198862847032998.html
Ruto Allies Toe Line After DP Reprimanded at State House

Deputy President William Ruto's allies held a press conference where they announced that they would...

31 Jan 12:51 8634838153610268155.html
Another death recorded in Enugu Lassa fever outbreak

The death toll in the Lassa fever outbreak in Enugu State has risen to two.According to the Management of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH

31 Jan 12:32 Premium Times Nigeria 5456729300969318957.html
Coronavirus Latest Updates: 6 suspected cases in Delhi’s RML; Indians to be evacuated from China

Coronavirus Updates: Meanwhile in India, one student who returned from Wuhan has been tested positive in Kerala and has been kept in isolation.

31 Jan 12:24 The Financial Express 1288289581298245117.html
Pompeo visits Ukraine as Trump impeachment trial advances

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Kiev on Friday on his first trip to Ukraine, the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's ...

31 Jan 12:21 CNA 5644198863966109741.html
Israel hits targets in Gaza after militants fire 3 rockets

Israel launched airstrikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip shortly after Palestinians fired three rockets into Israel, two of which were intercepted, the military said Friday.

31 Jan 12:45 CTVNews 2422791598825835045.html
Further screening needed as outbreak ramps up

Michael Woodhouse - Health

31 Jan 12:47 SCOOP 5315658998525552860.html
Muslim hatred flares up

Quebec cabinet ministers are speaking out about a deluge of hateful comments posted to the premier's Facebook page after he published a message in support of the province's Muslim community.

31 Jan 12:59 Castanet 616068602334458657.html
OAU undergraduate bags 4-month jail term over $150 cyber crime

Justice Patricia Ajoku of a Federal High Court in Ibadan, on Friday sentenced Ezekiel Orimolade, an undergraduate student at the Obafemi Aw

31 Jan 12:40 Vanguard News 4125100340599091592.html
Hong Kong leader rejects calls to close border despite virus fears

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam rejected calls from a medical union on Friday to close the border with mainland China to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, and urged health staff not to go through with a threatened strike.

31 Jan 12:09 Reuters 8334514180004058640.html
School contingency plans in place ahead of TUI strike

Schools have been putting contingency arrangements in place in advance of next Tuesday's one-day strike by members of the Teachers Union of Ireland.

31 Jan 12:46 7595237277515077281.html
Charter flight carrying South Koreans from Wuhan arrives home

SEOUL: A charter flight carrying 368 South Koreans from Wuhan arrived home on Friday (Jan 31) as tensions simmered around quarantine centres where ...

31 Jan 12:08 CNA 5644198863827120026.html
Chinese from Hubei banned

ON the recommendation of the Department of Health President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a temporary ban on Chinese nationals from China’s Hubei province, where Wuhan City — the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak— is located.

31 Jan 12:54 Journal Online 6375127393107739574.html
WHO declares virus global emergency

BEIJING — The United States told its citizens not to travel to China in the first major response to the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global emergency over the spreading coronavirus, as Chinese authorities Friday increased the toll to 213 dead and nearly 10,000 infections.

31 Jan 12:39 Journal Online 6375127393069020208.html
Myanmar turns back China Southern flight over coronavirus fear, says govt spokesman

YANGON, Jan 31 — Authorities in Myanmar turned back a China Southern flight from Guangzhou with almost everyone on board today after one of the passengers was found with flu symptoms similar to the fast-spreading coronavirus, a government spokesman said. The plane arrived in the commercial...

31 Jan 12:35 Malaymail 302165936108973318.html
Burglar gets nine years for string of break-ins

A burglar who carried out a spree of break-ins and stole a car from one victim has been jailed for nine years.

31 Jan 12:22 Shropshire Star 3480199991600142504.html
The world's hypocrisy about Israel's occupation of the West Bank

Jewish settlements are not the primary obstacle to peace with the Palestinians.

31 Jan 12:16 The Japan Times 6673764367147784218.html
Demand for Buhari’s resignation a call for us to do more, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo says there is no need for a furore over calls by some people for President Muhammadu Buhari's resignation.

31 Jan 12:28 TheCable 7513571675710495946.html
Three major trade unions to jointly fight for enhancement of minimum wages

‘State government dilly-dallying over release of order on the issue’

31 Jan 12:25 The Hindu 6679535025709965539.html
UK evacuation plane leaves Wuhan with 110 people on boar

The civilian aircraft left Wuhan in central China at around 9:45 am local time carrying 83 Britons and 27 foreign citizens.

31 Jan 12:52 New Vision 9103146372666047978.html
Pakistan halts China flights amid coronavirus outbreak

NEW DELHI: The hanging of four men scheduled for Saturday for a notorious gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 has been postponed “until further orders,” a court ordered on Friday. The brutal attack on Jyoti Singh sparked weeks of demonstrations and shone a spotlight on the alarming rates of sexual violence and the plight of women in India. Four men were convicted in

31 Jan 12:47 Arab News 8912634263302741155.html
Governors A No Show At James Nyoro’s Swearing In

County Governors have given the swearing-in ceremony of new Kiambu Governor James Nyoro a wide berth.Nyoro has been officially sworn in as the third Kiambu Governor by Justice John Onyiego after F

31 Jan 12:35 KahawaTungu 3304128543112847710.html
Budget 2020: James Wilson, the man who brought budget, income tax to India

Budget 2020: When James Wilson introduced the Income Tax, the act severely impacted the mood of the businesses as well as the feudal lords

31 Jan 12:43 Business Today 1145527431389306562.html
Cop killing machete gang denied bail

Machete-wielding artisanal miners, who allegedly murdered a policer officer in December last year at Good Hope Mine in Kadoma, have been denied bail pending trial at the High Court.

31 Jan 12:02 Nehanda Radio 3802011523545105416.html
Lassa fever kills pregnant woman in Enugu — second death recorded in a week

The Enugu state ministry of health has confirmed another death from Lassa fever at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Utuku-Ozalla. This is the second death recorded in the state.

31 Jan 12:03 TheCable 7513571675003634100.html
Kamanda Blows Lid on Ksh1 Million Waititu Owes Him

Nominated member of Parliament Maina Kamanda put the former governor on blast as he claimed Waititu borrowed Ksh...

31 Jan 12:29 8634838154188366844.html
In Kyiv, Pompeo emphasizes support for Ukraine

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday reaffirmed the U.S.'s support for Ukraine as the country's top diplomat visited Kyiv and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky,

31 Jan 12:34 TheHill 355432918430556791.html
Kobe Bryant crash: Helicopter owner Island Express suspending tours, other flight operations

Island Express, the company that owns the helicopter involved in the fatal crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others, has suspended its other helicopter operations.

31 Jan 12:28 ABC7 New York 7327811148103048417.html
Majority of Canadians 'satisfied' with the country's abortion policies: poll

A majority of the Canadian public are satisfied with the country’s abortion policies, a new poll says. The DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada poll released on Friday says 75 per cent of Canadians were “satisfied” with Canada’s abortion policies, with 25 per cent indicating they are not satisfied. Like most countries, Canada’s abortion laws have evolved over …

31 Jan 12:14 City NEWS 1130 5858657120042854874.html
‘I killed my girlfriend because she left me for wealthy men after my money got finished’ – Man confesses

A man who was arrested in Taraba confessed that he killed his girlfriend who was burnt to ashes after she left him for wealthy men when he went broke. The man identified as Munda Bala,31, who

31 Jan 12:09 2090029850764259088.html
Disgraced Aberdeen ex-Tory councillor guilty of sexual assault to pay victim compensation

A FORMER deputy provost of Aberdeen found guilty of sexual assault is to pay his victim compensation. Ex-Tory Alan Donnelly, 65, was convicted after a three-day trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. The…

31 Jan 12:03 The Scottish Sun 6609127672654813628.html
Democrats hope to pass supplemental spending bill next week

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer sets a date to consider the emergency supplemental spending bill and says they will fight for $4.67 billion against the opposition of the Trump government

31 Jan 12:35 El Nuevo Dia 2512554310852414922.html
Trump trial could end soon; Alexander says no to witnesses

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen.

31 Jan 12:27 52741010059309975.html
Ukraine sunseed, rapeseed harvest rises in 2019

KIEV, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Sunflower harvest in Ukraine, the world's biggest sunflower oil exporter, rose by 7.7 percent to 15.3 million tonnes in 2019, the state statistics service said on Friday.Ukraine has increased its sunoil exports by around 60% so far in the September 2019 to August 2020 season, to 1.96 million tonnes. It exported 6.063 million tonnes in the 2018/19 season, according to the Ukrainian sunoil producers' association.

31 Jan 12:21 Successful Farming 8502642053633696124.html
UK not to introduce visa-free travel for Ukrainians after Brexit – envoy

The UK is not going to open a visa center in Ukraine.

31 Jan 12:48 UNIAN 6863008970847073867.html
Hostage drama was planned, murder accused wanted cases dropped: Uttar Pradesh villagers

As local people and policemen laid siege to the house in Kasaria village, the 40-year-old initially demanded that the cases against him be dropped.

31 Jan 12:04 The Hindu 6679535025006149066.html
'A really shameful episode in our history': Legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein accused the GOP of a cover-up over Trump's impeachment

Carl Bernstein, one of the two investigative reporters who exposed the 1970s Watergate scandal, has accused Senate Republicans of abetting a cover-up as the prospects of calling new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial continue to fade.

31 Jan 12:57 Business Insider Australia 5575934301228174062.html
EU seeks to put brave face on Brexit day, warns UK of costs of divergence

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders sought to put a brave face on Brexit on Friday, saying the remaining 27 countries united can tackle climate change and technological transformation despite losing a member state for the first time.

31 Jan 12:57 Reuters 8334514181656924985.html
‘A really shameful episode in our history’: Legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein accused the GOP of a cover-up over Trump’s impeachment

Carl Bernstein, one of the two investigative reporters who exposed the 1970s Watergate scandal, has accused Senate Republicans of abetting a cover-up as the prospects of calling new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial continue to fade.

31 Jan 12:57 Business Insider Malaysia 8325046883468643054.html
Fear grows as person-to-person transmission of coronavirus rises globally

With the sixth coronavirus case confirmed in the southern German state of Bavaria on Friday, questions have arisen about whether the virus can easily be...

31 Jan 12:08 DAILY SABAH 8383944808667695007.html
Police arrest 50 suspected cultists in Delta - The Nation Newspaper

At least 50 suspected cultists have been arrested by a police squad, 'Operation Safe Delta,' in Udu council area of Delta state.The suspects were...

31 Jan 12:05 The Nation Newspaper 2658445900751380997.html
U.S. Maternal Death Rate Holds Steady

In 2018, 658 women died while pregnant or within 42 days of the end of pregnancy, and there were 17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.

31 Jan 12:46 WebMD 4010151887014215025.html
In Wake of Trump Deal Muslims Warn of New reality on Temple Mount: “Muslims Only”

Palestinians responded to the "Deal of the Century' by calling for violence to reinforce their racist hold on the Jews' holiest site.

31 Jan 12:42 Breaking Israel News 540123161081568689.html
Fridges and TVs moved into flats where Brits will be quarantined for coronavirus

They are set to be isolated for two weeks after arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan today.

31 Jan 12:27 Metro 970161748846061569.html
Muhyiddin warns PPBM leaders to stay away from money politics or risk election being nullified

PAGOH, Jan 31 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today warned party leaders and members to avoid money politics if they do not want their election to be declared invalid. He said Bersatu’s leadership viewed the issue of money politics seriously as it...

31 Jan 12:24 Malaymail 302165935255085675.html
Criminal holds 20 children hostage in Farukkhabad

In a shocking incident, a man with a criminal background invited about 20 children to celebrate his ‘birthday’ and then held them hostage.

31 Jan 12:09 The Sentinel 448185207784877445.html
US envoy Khalilzad discusses ongoing Afghan peace process with army chief

Matter­s of mutual intere­st, includ­ing region­al securi­ty discus­sed during the meetin­g

31 Jan 12:00 The Express Tribune 1105816787046644418.html
Coronavirus outbreak: What we know so far

A global public health emergency has been declared as cases continue to spread.

31 Jan 12:04 Shropshire Star 3480199991498040115.html
Nagrota Encounter: Pulwama suicide bomber's cousin amongst 3 arrested while security forces kill 3 terrorists

The man who was driving the three terrorists is a cousin of the suicide bomber who killed 40 CRPF personnel in a deadly attack last year in Pulwama.

31 Jan 12:58 India Today 4286117812424207819.html
367 S.Koreans evacuated from Wuhan arrive in Seoul

SEOUL: A charter flight carrying 367 South Koreans from Wuhan, the epicentre of a virus outbreak in China, landed at the Gimpo International Airport on Friday, South Korea’s foreign ministry said.

31 Jan 12:51 NST Online 3702929170070398382.html
‘Socialism has never been successful’: Trump rallies crowd in Iowa, where Bernie is on the rise

A direct negative campaign ad targeting the senator and spectre of socialism revealed what could become an electoral weapon

31 Jan 12:10 the Guardian 1491978795560710994.html
Chinese residents face jail if they slam country’s coronavirus response

Speaking ill of Beijing’s response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak could land China residents in jail. WeChat, the Chinese social-media

31 Jan 12:13 Vanguard News 4125100340617328958.html
Sanders, Biden are neck-and-neck in new NBC/WSJ national poll

The two Democratic presidential contenders are statistically tied but Sanders has an edge in loyalty of his supporters.

31 Jan 12:00 euronews 7318238122014553414.html
SA treating common flu with suspicion amid coronavirus, says Mkhize

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Friday his department was treating even the common flu with suspicion, as part of ...

31 Jan 12:26 17825112816111064.html
Phoenix couple nabbed with drugs, gold AK47 granted bail

Phoenix couple Claude Mariah,35, his wife Celestine,37, and Dean Dhanny, 27, were released on R5000 bail each.

31 Jan 12:41 17825111029799255.html
Anti-Semitism discussion draws 60 to Summerlin synagogue

Police told the crowd of about 60 who gathered at the Temple Beth Sholom in Summerlin that the LVMPD would work to prevent attacks against the Jewish community.

31 Jan 12:49 Las Vegas Review-Journal 8640648836569126095.html
'A really shameful episode in our history': Legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein accused the GOP of a cover-up over Trump's impeachment, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

Business Insider - Bernstein ripped on Senate Republicans for refusing to hear potentially damaging new evidence in Trump's impeachment trial.. Read more at

31 Jan 12:57 5090408756884212462.html
Labour leadership contender Starmer makes freedom of movement pledge

Sir Keir Starmer called for an end to divisions, saying ‘Leave/Remain ends tonight’.

31 Jan 12:16 Shropshire Star 3480199992863046401.html
John Delaney withdraws from 2020 presidential race

John Delaney, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has withdrawn from the race, he said Friday.

31 Jan 12:13 WVLT 4089046911715317817.html
Nigel Farage: Brexit Party Ready to Hold Boris To Account on Brexit

Farage said Brexit Day wouldn't be another 2016, when the Tories seemed sincere and lulled voters into a false sense of security. 

31 Jan 12:28 Breitbart 3148363492246620205.html
Japan tells citizens to avoid non-essential travel to China

Japan is advising its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to all of China over the risks of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday.

31 Jan 12:42 The Jakarta Post 7678601102892691738.html
US GDP reverses rout ahead of gap risk

Higher than expected US GDP growth helped turn a European share rout into a US rally overnight. However a weaker inflation component to the national accounts spurred bonds higher. Industrial commodities fell further, and gold held higher ground, in clear signs of concern. Cautious Asia Pacific trading is possible ahead of key event risk over the weekend.

31 Jan 12:03 6138926314949645310.html
Ondo: Navy declares 36 suspects wanted over kidnapping, killings

The Forward Operating Base (FOB) of Nigerian Navy in  Igbokoda, Ondo State, has declared wanted a man,  Iwatan Bamitale, and his 35-member gan

31 Jan 12:50 Vanguard News 4125100338823177654.html
BJP manifesto ‘barbadi patra’, aims to end all welfare schemes of Delhi govt.: AAP

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh, addressing a press conference, said the BJP manifesto is a “barbadi patra” (recipe for destruction)

31 Jan 12:10 The Hindu 6679535026063775265.html
Tokyo Olympic organizers try to dampen cancellation rumors

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this year's 2020 Games might be canceled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus.Japan has so far reported no deaths from the coronavirus that has killed more than 200 people in China. Japanese organizers have hesitated to say much for several days, but on Friday they addressed the rumors. So did the International Olympic Committee, which also has said little.The Olympics open on July 24, just under six months away.“We have never discussed cancelling the games,” Tokyo organizers said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Tokyo 2020 will continue to collaborate with the IOC and relevant organizations and will review any cou

31 Jan 12:36 THE OKLAHOMAN 7193318761867700738.html
Woman allegedly kidnapped at grandmother’s funeral

The victim, whose name is known to Lowvelder, lives in Gauteng but was in town for a family member's funeral when she was allegedly kidnapped last Sunday.

31 Jan 12:52 Lowvelder 3143322322019965240.html
The Trump administration's 'realism' isn't the answer

If his Middle East peace proposal is any indication of how U.S. President Donald Trump will deal with other international issues, Japan should be worried.

31 Jan 12:17 The Japan Times 6673764366828287346.html
Aisha Buhari unveils clothing line for para powerlifting 2020 World Cup

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has unveiled the clothing line for the 2020 para powerlifting world cup holding in Abuja.

31 Jan 12:46 Premium Times Nigeria 5456729299670996436.html
Nirbhaya: No execution of convicts tomorrow, court stays hanging until further orders

The court had on Thursday issued notices to to the Tihar jail authorities seeking its response on a petition filed by the convicts. Irfan Ahmed, the public prosecutor told the court that this was complete mockery of justice.

31 Jan 12:11 Oneindia 2023829370669943407.html
Сannibal ‘shot girlfriend dead then dismembered her 10-year-old daughter and ate her liver’

A MONSTER step-dad shot his girlfriend, execution-style before strangling her ten-year-old daughter and devouring the child’s liver.

31 Jan 12:52 The Irish Sun 5317079096135509769.html
Woman wins appeal over family home possession order

Heather Cody alleges mortgage fraud against her husband and Bank of Ireland

31 Jan 12:50 The Irish Times 8204772968725806782.html
Breaking: Syrian Army captures town near Turkish military post

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has captured another town in the Idlib countryside after advancing further west of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man. READ ALSO: Syrian Army captures several areas in Idlib in past 48 hours Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Arab Army captured the town of Hish after a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) this afternoon. The town of Hish is important because of its location near the Turkish military’s observation post in the Ma’arat Al-Nu’man countryside. With Hish under their control, the Syrian Arab Army will likely attempt to push towards the strategic city of Ariha, which was captured by Jaysh Al-Fateh during their 2015 offensive in the Idlib Governorate.

31 Jan 12:15 AMN 4125648316966024608.html
Taiwan confirms 10th coronavirus case

New patient is husband of 9th case.Taiwan confirmed its 10th case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Friday (Jan. 31) as the husband of the ninth case in another domestic person-to-person infection.

31 Jan 12:11 Taiwan News 4737573345269664099.html
Australia airport staff threaten strike without virus protection

The union representing security workers at Australia’s biggest airports threatened to strike unless members are given equipment to guard against the new coronavirus.

31 Jan 12:03 The Peninsula 1202843882900576958.html
CNN Gets Roasted for Its Take on Trump's Coronavirus Task Force

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared coronavirus a global health emergency amid fears of the virus will spread rapidly in countries that are not prepared to manage a large outbreak, but all CNN seemed concerned with is the White House's diversity problem.

31 Jan 12:30 Townhall 6083908947926479782.html
Non-Vegetarians Saving More Under Indian Prime Minister Modi, Government Data Shows

New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s federal Finance Ministry’s Economic Survey – a snapshot of the state of economy of the country during 2019-20, has a new chapter titled “Thalinomics: The Economics of a Plate of Food in India”. The government claimed it was an attempt to quantify what an average person pays for a Thali (Plate) of food.

31 Jan 12:08 Sputniknews 967333867973734436.html
Japan to enforce special measures for coronavirus from Saturday: government

Japan said on Friday that it would bring forward the date that the coronavirus will become a “designated infectious disease,” as a third chartered flight carrying Japanese citizens arrived from Wuhan amid concerns about how to deal with the returnees.

31 Jan 12:53 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200390291380.html
UK's health chief slams Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand

LONDON — The chief executive of Britain's National Health Service has criticized Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop and her new Netflix series, warning it carries “considerable risks to health.

31 Jan 12:41 52741009155226854.html
Suspect in custody in murder of 64-year-old Upper East Side man

Police took a suspect into custody in the murder of a 64-year-old man killed inside his Upper East Side apartment.

31 Jan 12:53 ABC7 New York 7327811149089767994.html
CDC confirms first human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in US

The CDC confirmed Thursday the first person-to-person transmission in the US of the coronavirus that has already killed at least...

31 Jan 12:29 Vanguard News 4125100340492087978.html
ICYMI: Adoke secures N50m bail over alleged $1.1bn Malabu scam

A High Court of FCT sitting at Gwagwalada, on Thursday, granted bail to Mohammed Adoke to the tune of N50million with one surety in like sum.

31 Jan 12:51 Vanguard News 4125100340523880471.html
Sudan accused of failing men who say they were duped into working in Libya

Families protest amid claims men who went to work in UAE were given military training and then sent to Libya to guard oil fields

31 Jan 12:31 the Guardian 1491978795922810018.html
India’s Supreme Court allows Sarda Mines to resume mining in Odisha

The Supreme Court of India has allowed Sarda Mines to resume mining operations in the state of Odisha if it pays INR933m ($139m) in environmental fine.

31 Jan 12:48 Mining Technology 639193376253104175.html
Duke of York urged to ‘do the right thing’ and talk to the FBI

The plea came from Virginia Giuffre who said Andrew should do so for victims of Jeffrey Epstein.

31 Jan 12:40 Shropshire Star 3480199992702066027.html
Safety groups calls for restriction on SUVs around towns and cities

European Transport Safety Council says that larger vehicles should be banned in order to protect pedestrians.

31 Jan 12:45 Shropshire Star 3480199992329273761.html
Crash in West Monroe claims life of Monroe man

State police are investigating a crash that has claimed the life of a Monroe man.

31 Jan 12:54 KNOE 8 News 9048639191193688275.html
Coronavirus outbreak: What we know so far

A global public health emergency has been declared as cases continue to spread.

31 Jan 12:04 Express & Star 7324224459044217651.html
The daily business briefing: January 31, 2020

Brexit day arrives, Amazon shares surge, and more 

31 Jan 12:25 The Week 149215354384232065.html
ISF arrest activists in one day sweep

A Twitter hashtag was also launched to support arrested Lebanese activists #اوقفوا _اعتقال_الناشطين, which translates to "stop the arrest of activists" in English.

31 Jan 12:09 An-Nahar 2220466264168642676.html
World Bank calls for stronger tax collection to bring 115 million Indonesians into middle class

World Bank acting country director for Indonesia Rolande Pryce said the government’s plan to relax corporate income tax, among other things, would reduce the tax-to-GDP ratio by 0.5 percent. Indonesia’s tax to GDP ratio stands at 10.7 percent in 2017, the lowest among regional peers.

31 Jan 12:44 The Jakarta Post 7678601103212565127.html
EU top court stays out of Croatia-Slovenia border row

The EU's top court ruled on Friday that it had no jurisdiction to settle a border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia. Slovenia had argued that its fellow EU member could be sued under EU law because it was not implementing a 2017 border ruling by the in...

31 Jan 12:06 EUobserver 625925297961635607.html
No hanging tomorrow: Delhi court stays execution of Nirbhaya case convicts

Delhi's Patiala court on Friday approved the plea filed by death row convicts in the Nirbhaya case convicts, seeking stay on their execution on February 1.

31 Jan 12:06 India Today 4286117812996303283.html
Senate GOP Sparks Outrage, Declares It Conducted a ‘Fair’ Trump Trial

Senate Republicans took to the ether for a victory lap and some backslapping late Friday morning—immediately prompting a surfeit of pique by describing the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump as “fair.”

31 Jan 12:27 Law & Crime 7990899036497185699.html
Nirbhaya case: Delhi court defers execution of convicts until further orders

All the convicts were to be hanged on February 1.

31 Jan 12:24 The Hindu 6679535025873159392.html
Why the struggle for a secular Pakistan was doomed from the very beginning

Pakistan’s movement towards becoming an overzealous religious society can be traced back to pre-partition times

31 Jan 12:18 The Express Tribune Blog 736159586222309343.html
Kenya travel agents urge public to postpone non-essential travel to China

The Kenya Association of Travel Agents urged travellers to put off non-essential travel to parts of China in the face of the deadly coronavirus.

31 Jan 12:21 17825111131168306.html
Prince Harry's complaint against newspaper dismissed as battle with the press continues

Prince Harry's complaint against the Mail on Sunday has been dismissed.

31 Jan 12:25 Channel24 2038030839605613969.html
New report shows black pregnant women are more at risk of dying in the U.S.

A new data shows that Black women in the U.S. die during pregnancy or in the months after giving birth two and half times more often than white women and three times more often than Hispanic women. The data which was released by the National Center for Health Statistics on Thursday show that the national maternal mortality...

31 Jan 12:30 Face2Face Africa 5878198129676320992.html
Delhi: 2012 gangrape convicts’ hanging stayed by court

The execution of the death row convicts was scheduled for February 1 at 6 am.

31 Jan 12:29 8669301692186428530.html
Brexit: European Union chiefs hail 'new dawn for Europe' as UK quits

Britain's 47-year membership of the bloc will end on the stroke of 2300 GMT -- midnight Brussels time, three and a half years after a shock referendum vote to leave

31 Jan 12:10 Business-Standard 1502508925872267272.html
CNN is Angry That White People Are Trying to Stop the Coronavirus Spreading

Yes, really.

31 Jan 12:18 Infowars 1950426315738505147.html
Nicola Sturgeon insists Brexit will lead to an independent Scotland

The First Minister was speaking hours before the UK formally leaves the European Union.

31 Jan 12:14 Shropshire Star 3480199992798592137.html
Will the UK still be able to compete in Eurovision after Brexit?

Are we still allowed to enter the Eurovision Song Contest when we leave the European Union?

31 Jan 12:02 men 6694993427730944137.html
Inside coronavirus quarantine unit awaiting 83 Brits as nurse tells of 'panic'

Those being quarantined at the Arrowe Park Hospital in Upton, Merseyside, will be moved into former student accommodation on arrival from RAF Brize Norton, having flown out of the coronavirus epicentre Wuhan, China

31 Jan 12:05 mirror 675785260738606008.html
Iqbal Qasim replaces Mohsin Khan as chairman of PCB's Cricket Committee

The committee includes Wasim Akram, Umar Gul, Ali Naqvi, Urooj Mumtaz, Wasim Khan and Zakir Khan.

31 Jan 10:26 8669301693627666957.html
Police confirm arrest of 18-year-old for allegedly raping 70-year-old grandmother

The police in Plateau on Friday confirmed the arrest of an 18-year-old man, Marvellous Luka, who allegedly raped his 70-year-old grandmother.

31 Jan 10:25 The Guardian 7580308504048614612.html
Emergency declared for bushfire-threatened Canberra

SYDNEY: Authorities in Canberra on Friday declared the first state of emergency in almost two decades as a bushfire bore down on the Australian capital.

31 Jan 10:02 NST Online 3702929171801736158.html
MME to monitor deep-sea marine environment

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment’s department of monitoring and environmental lab will monitor the marine environment at deep sea in cooperation with Qatar University’s research vessel Janan. The trip will take place in February.

31 Jan 10:08 The Peninsula 1202843882980382980.html
EU top court says it can’t rule in Slovenia-Croatia border dispute

Two governments must work to end standoff, judges declare.

31 Jan 10:24 POLITICO 2584151346130393548.html
Three companies to process seaweed produced by farmers of Palk Bay region

Memoranda of Understanding were signed to this effect by the Fisheries Department on Thursday

31 Jan 10:26 The Hindu 6679535026328329198.html
Economic Survey: 5,151 smart city projects at various levels of execution

On Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna-Urban (PMAY-U) programme, the Survey said the scheme was launched in June, 2015 to provide "pucca" house with basic amenities to all eligible urban poor

31 Jan 10:05 Business-Standard 1502508925267081650.html
Russian Sports Ministry Suspends State Accreditation for Russian Athletics Federation

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Sports Ministry has suspended the state accreditation for the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), the federation said on Friday.

31 Jan 10:19 Sputniknews 967333868848665377.html
'Something To Hide?' CPJ Urges Russia To Allow Journalists To Travel Freely To Crimea

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Russia to immediately lift a ban imposed on Ukrainian journalist Taras Ibrahimov and allow him to freely report in Ukraine’s Russia-occupied region of Crimea.

31 Jan 10:44 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 5891794163291232645.html
Terrorists sneaking into India in trucks, latest modus operandi of JeM

The three terrorists who were killed in an encounter today at Jammu and Kashmir had infiltrated from across the International Border in the Dayalchak area n Kathua district.

31 Jan 10:19 Oneindia 2023829370911765676.html
Pakistan halts flights to and from China as death toll from coronavirus rises

"We are suspending flights to China until February 2," says additional secretary of aviation.

31 Jan 10:39 DAWN.COM 4500271768370975985.html
CORONAVIRUS: NIDO Coordinator urges Nigerians to heed FG, Chinese authorities’ advice

Coordinator of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, NIDO, in Guandong Province, China, Mr. Festus Mbisiogu, has urged Nigerians to heed the advice of the Federal Government against travelling to China, saying it is in the interest of all.

31 Jan 10:54 Vanguard News 4125100340270473769.html
How African countries are responding to Coronavirus

Beijing’s push to expand its influence on the youthful African continent means Africans now make up the second-largest population of foreign students in China, behind those from elsewhere in Asia, a

31 Jan 10:42 Africanews 6630243979315972170.html
What time does Brexit take place today?

The UK is set to leave the EU on Friday, January 31 with Boris Johnson's Brexit bill getting the go-ahead in parliament ahead of being given royal assent to become law.

31 Jan 10:52 men 6694993428584657144.html
Indian Opposition Protests Against CAA, NRC as President Delivers Budget Speech in Parliament

New Delhi (Sputnik): Protests across India are continuing against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population of Register (NPR), with both widely perceived as discriminatory against Muslims.

31 Jan 10:56 Sputniknews 967333867686500716.html
Wuhan coronavirus: China sacks senior city health official unable to answer basic questions

BEIJING: Chinese authorities on Thursday (Jan 30) sacked the health chief of a city near the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak whose ...

31 Jan 10:57 CNA 5644198862749391014.html
Focus on trade talks as island of Ireland prepares for Brexit

Protests and celebrations will be held in Northern Ireland as the UK leaves the EU

31 Jan 10:25 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774947365860.html
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE EVIDENCE’ Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee will oppose calling more witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial, all but dashing Democratic efforts to hear more testimony and boosting odds of a quick …

31 Jan 10:25 City NEWS 1130 5858657120458724687.html
Brexit to bring new start for EU, no fewer opportunities: Commission chief

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU will start a new chapter after Britain leaves, with no fewer opportunities as a united force on global issues from climate change to technological transformation, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday.

31 Jan 10:59 Reuters 8334514180972239092.html
Erdogan threatens counter-offensive against Syrian Army in Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Friday that Ankara may start a military operation in Idlib if the situation in that troubled region was not immediately resolved. READ ALSO: Syrian Army storms key sector inside southwester Aleppo Speaking in Ankara, Erdogan warned that Turkey would be unable to deal with an influx of Syrian refugees who may try to flee to southern Turkey amid the Syrian Army’s ongoing campaign against terrorist militias in Idlib. “If [the situation] in Idlib does not return to normal, we will proceed with action. We sincerely want stability in Syria. The political process must be implemented quickly and fairly. We will not shy away from doing whatever it takes to achieve this, including using military force,” Erdogan said. According to the Turkish president, the situation in Syria was “as important” to Ankara as the situation inside Turkey’s own borders. Erdogan also accused “those who support the Syrian regime” of being “committed to continuing the crisis in Syria.”

31 Jan 10:59 AMN 4125648318528043745.html
Bernie's back and Democrats are scared

Trump built his presidency through a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. Can Bernie Sanders do the same thing to Democrats? Iowans are about to find out.

31 Jan 10:43 Australian Financial Review 3974284486338112152.html
Doctors acquitted at end of Belgium's first euthanasia trial

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court on Friday cleared three doctors accused of murder for helping a woman end her life, in the country’s first criminal case concerning euthanasia.

31 Jan 10:47 Reuters 8334514179834181252.html
RFE/RL correspondent's car set on fire in Lviv – media (Photos)

The National Police department in Lviv is investigating the "deliberate destruction of the journalist's property."

31 Jan 10:15 UNIAN 6863008970631114013.html
Let's move on: EU wants to keep big role after Brexit

As the United Kingdom prepared to bring to an end its 47-year EU membership, the bloc's top officials on Friday pledged to continue playing a prominent role "in the ever-louder cacophony of the world," despite the loss of a powerful affiliate.

31 Jan 10:48 CTVNews 2422791597778609217.html
Chandigarh: Day after arrest, eerie silence engulfs ashram at Trilokpur village

Lakshyanand, who was arrested on the charge of raping two minor girls, was sent to judicial custody on Thursday.

31 Jan 10:59 The Indian Express 2885715103912403352.html
Residents: Airstrike in Dasht-e-Archi, Kunduz ‘Killed Civilians’

US forces spokespeople say they are investigating civilian casualty reports; residents say the victims included "Hizb-e-Islami commander."An airstrike in the Dasht-e-Archi district of Kundu

31 Jan 10:38 TOLO news 5578851437735452126.html
Italy declares state of emergency over coronavirus

ROME, Jan 31 — The Italian government declared a state of emergency today to fast-track efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain after two cases were confirmed in Rome. Italy had said yesterday it was stopping all flights to and from China following the news that two Chinese...

31 Jan 10:34 Malaymail 302165935065419502.html
American Airlines, mechanics union reach tentative US$4.2 billion contract deal

American Airlines Holdings Inc and its mechanics union announced tentative joint collective bargaining agreements on Thursday covering five ...

31 Jan 10:56 CNA 5644198863103864948.html
Ruston man accused of attempted murder of an officer

Police in Ruston have arrested a man on a slew of charges, including attempted first-degree murder.

31 Jan 10:15 KNOE 8 News 9048639191158021979.html
Teenager stabbed in attack near Sainsbury's in Wolverhampton

A teenager was taken to hospital after being stabbed close to Sainsbury's in Wolverhampton.

31 Jan 10:53 Express & Star 7324224460049328054.html
British PM hails ‘new beginning’ as Brexit day arrives

Britain begins the day as a member of the European Union. How it ends the day will be a matter of debate that will last awhile.

31 Jan 10:29 WVLT 4089046910273207342.html
Thailand confirms first human-to-human coronavirus transmission

BANGKOK, Jan 31 — Thailand has seen its first case of human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus inside the country, a health official said today, as it raised its total number of cases to 19, the second-highest after China. The first patient to contract the virus inside Thailand is a...

31 Jan 10:45 Malaymail 302165935813556217.html
Where do the children play?

Makeshift libraries, book-reading sessions and simple lessons keep the young ones engaged while their parents join an ongoing protest at Shaheen Bagh

31 Jan 10:42 BusinessLine 5283601699331806.html
Cover brief for The Oklahoman's Business section on Jan. 31, 2020

WOODWARD Chemical plant evacuated in gas leak No injuries were reported as part of a hydrogen chloride leak at a chemicals plant that forced an emergency evacuation Thursday afternoon. Erin Hatfield, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, said the agency was informed by the City of Woodward/Woodward County Office of Emergency Management that no one had been hurt. Hatfield said local emergency management officials told the agency the leak was caused by a valve malfunction at Deepwater Chemicals. Hatfield said DEQ was informed that the valve released the colorless gas into the plant's stack, prompting an evacuation order issued about 2:35 p.m. The gas, when exposed to

31 Jan 10:00 THE OKLAHOMAN 7193318760900571451.html
Japan to enforce special measures for coronavirus from Sat - Govt

TOKYO: Japan said on Friday that it would bring forward the date that the coronavirus will become a “designated infectious disease” to Saturday from Feb. 7, as a third chartered flight carrying Japanese citizens arrived from Wuhan.

31 Jan 10:02 NST Online 3702929170259669138.html
Weinstein rape accuser testifies about sexual advances

Harvey Weinstein has insisted any sexual encounters were consensual.

31 Jan 10:06 KNOE 8 News 9048639193008124437.html
Parliament approves additional UGX 164b for health sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved an additional budget of 164.05 billion shillings to the health sector in the financial year 2020/2021. This followed the adoption of the Budget Committee report on the National Budget Framework Paper in which Members of Parliament recommended additional funds for different activities under the health sector. The …

31 Jan 10:00 The Independent Uganda: 5099025988906490474.html
Japan to step up coronavirus action as Abe takes flak for response

To halt the Wuhan epidemic, foreign travelers will be denied entry to Japan starting Saturday if they have been to Hubei province in the past 14 days.

31 Jan 10:06 The Japan Times 6673764366854075147.html
Govt rejected the resolution passed against governor

The state government's assembly advisory committee  rejected the resolution passed against the governor.  The opposition leader expressed dissent over rejecting the resolution.

31 Jan 10:19 Reporter 1467643668542674208.html
Man killed as Indian police rescue 23 children held hostage at ‘birthday party’

Police said Subhash Batham was a suspect in a murder case who was out on bail.

31 Jan 10:52 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773949411539.html
City Councilman Ron Menor bows out of Honolulu mayor’s race | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

City Councilman Ron Menor said today he has decided not to run for Honolulu mayor this fall after all.

31 Jan 10:05 Star-Advertiser 3439335387763368858.html
A crocodile in Indonesia has had a tire stuck on its head for years — and there’s a reward for anyone brave enough to get it off

A 13-foot crocodile has been swimming around Indonesia with a tire around its neck for years – and now officials are offering a reward to anyone who can safely get it off.

31 Jan 10:37 Business Insider Malaysia 8325046883828708344.html
Driver shot in alleged road rage incident in Pasig

(3rd UPDATE) Pasig City Police say road rage was the motive behind the shooting incident

31 Jan 10:28 Rappler 1882105642330910711.html
Coronavirus reaches England as two members of same family test positive

Two members of the same family have tested positive for coronavirus in England.

31 Jan 10:05 The Irish News 993065930120043.html
Rand Paul Just Outed a Whistleblower Because He Got Mad At John Roberts

#ArrestRandPaul is now trending.

31 Jan 10:23 Paste Magazine 2077921860551168862.html
Mum told her son was dead by police - but then he answered the phone when she called

Anita McDonnell was devastated when police said her son had died. In disbelief, she rang his number- and her son picked up

31 Jan 10:21 Wales Online 7686550516495585211.html
Urmila Matondkar mistakenly says ‘World War II’ instead of ‘World War I’ and social media user states, “#UrmilaMatondkar's history is too fast and too furious!”

Urmila Matondkar is currently the most talked about celebrity on social media, courtesy her recent video where she mistakenly stated that ‘World War I

31 Jan 10:28 The Times of India 6060938663257965691.html
Minister of Transport and Communications meets Senegal’s Minister of Tourism and Air Transport

Minister of Transport and Communications, H E Jassim bin Saif bin Ahmed Al Sulaiti held talks at the Ministry offices yesterday with the Minister of Tourism and Air Transport of the Republic of Senegal, H E Alioune Sarr.

31 Jan 10:00 The Peninsula 1202843881976649035.html
Coronavirus test negative, CS says

CS Kariuki says results sent to SA for validation are negative.

31 Jan 10:40 Daily Nation 7421817123879785944.html
Italy cabinet to discuss declaring coronavirus emergency after first two cases confirmed

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s government is set to discuss declaring a state of national emergency after confirming the first two cases of the new coronavirus in the country since the outbreak in China, a cabinet statement said on Friday.

31 Jan 10:53 Reuters 8334514180561214468.html
Karnataka police arrest headmistress, parent for anti-CAA play by kids

Bidar SP Sreedhara T said, "the accused - Fareeda Begum, the in-charge headmistress of Shaheen School and Anuja Minsa, mother of the student who delivered the dialogue which mentioned slapping the PM were arrested based on evidence collected by the police based on the case filed on January 26."

31 Jan 10:58 The Indian Express 2885715104943441952.html
Top Court Sends Notice to Modi Govt Over Accusation That It Amended Transparency Law to Hide Failure

New Delhi (Sputnik): The Right to Information (RTI) Act, under which the citizens can seek information from public authorities, was passed in 2005 to facilitate public transparency and accountability.

31 Jan 10:36 Sputniknews 967333868708082643.html
Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK, says chief medical officer

Together with Germany, France, Italy and Finland, the UK is now among European nations with confirmed cases of coronavirus on their territory.

31 Jan 10:38 euronews 7318238122596514902.html
A new exhibition explores masculinity, from the tough to the tender

The Barbican’s Masculinities show offers a journey through the complexity of modern maleness

31 Jan 10:53 Financial Times 707176890079013825.html
Hanse-Himarwa appeal ruling on Monday

-A ruling in respect of former Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa’s application to be allowed leave to appeal against her conviction in the Supreme Court, will be made public in the High Court on Monday.

31 Jan 10:55 nbc - Namibian Broadcasting Corporation 4504921727380159434.html
Safety measures vs nCoV ordered

THE Department of Education (DepEd) has ordered school officials to strengthen the promotion of awareness and precautionary measures for schools and their immediate communities following the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection in the Philippines.

31 Jan 10:54 Journal Online 6375127393684911405.html
These are the most Irish metropolitan areas in the US

Metropolitan regions in the Northeast of the US have the largest amount of people reporting Irish ancestry according to the US Census Bureau.

31 Jan 10:28 IrishCentral 7319968743266557628.html
Indian police rescue 23 children, kill alleged captor

Authorities rescued 23 children and killed the man who allegedly held them hostage for nearly 11 hours after inviting them to his home for his daughter's birthday party in northern India, police said Friday.

31 Jan 10:45 CTVNews 2422791599016964815.html
Panic as locusts invade farms in Embu

The insects were seen in Ndunduri, Manyata, Kathangariri and Gicherori villages.  

31 Jan 10:52 Daily Nation 7421817125044513817.html
Students arrested for supplying ganja in engineering college in Mylavaram, A.P.

Police unearth smuggling racket from Visakhapatnam, which was specifically targetting students

31 Jan 10:17 The Hindu 6679535024332089040.html
Funeral of McGinley children taking place in Rathcoole

Family requests privacy for the funeral Mass for Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3)

31 Jan 10:50 The Irish Times 8204772968333230895.html
Uganda to host  World Wildlife Day in Kisoro

Uganda will join the rest of the world to celebrate United Nations’ World Wildlife Day on 3rd March 2020 at Ssaza Grounds in Kisoro Municipality, Kisoro District in the Kigezi region. It will be highlighted by the recognition awards for people who have contributed significantly to wildlife conservation in Uganda. On 20th December 2013, the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3rd March of every year as World Wildlife Day to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the several benefits that conservation provides to humanity. Major events set before and during the world wildlife day will include the annual wildlife marathon starting at Uganda Museum. The marathon will have 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km categories all ending at the Museum. The Chief Guest at the marathon is expected to be Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.

31 Jan 10:04 EABW Digital 2826306000590039181.html
Army establishes coronavirus quarantine facility for students returning from China

The quarantine facility consists of accommodation barracks for the students, administrative areas and medical facility area.

31 Jan 10:44 The Hindu 6679535025546936881.html
Illegal gun supplier held, P.2M shabu seized

EASTERN Police District- District Special Operations Group (EPD-DSOU) nabbed a high value target (HVT) and suspected supplier of illegal firearms which resulted in the confiscation of firearms and P200K worth of shabu following an operation in Pasig City Thursday night.

31 Jan 10:51 Journal Online 6375127393513610054.html
Bernie vs. the mainstream media

What the establishment still won't admit about the new Democratic frontrunner

31 Jan 10:50 The Week 149215355674960073.html
Pakistan Suspends Flights to China a Day After WHO Declares Global Health Emergency Over Coronavirus

New Delhi (Sputnik): Airlines around the world have been suspending all flights to China following the outbreak of the virus which has already claimed the lives of over 200 people.

31 Jan 10:50 Sputniknews 967333867706218738.html
No kissing or hugging, watchdog advises Russians amid virus fears

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s consumer health watchdog advised people on Friday to refrain from greeting each other with handshakes, kisses or hugs and to wear medical masks in crowded public places to try to stop China’s virus outbreak spreading to Russia.

31 Jan 10:20 Reuters 8334514181679794606.html
Bernie Sanders Can’t Win

Class loathing feels so good, but it is ultimately self-defeating.

31 Jan 10:00 NY Times 1961078288881254336.html
Japan speeds up new Wuhan coronavirus measures as more evacuees arrive

TOKYO: Japan said on Friday (Jan 31) that it would bring forward the date that the coronavirus will become a "designated infectious disease" to ...

31 Jan 10:26 CNA 5644198862788198693.html
UK confirms first two coronavirus cases

Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, the first such cases seen, British health authorities said on Friday.

31 Jan 10:53 Aljazeera 6642629762374144919.html
Coronavirus outbreak: Britons fly out of Wuhan as death toll passes 200

Flight carrying 83 British people and 27 foreign nationals will land in the UK on Friday as US tells citizens ‘don’t go to China’

31 Jan 10:07 the Guardian 1491978795251626677.html
Delhi polls internal matter of India, will not tolerate Pakistan's interference: Arvind Kejriwal

"Narendra Modi ji is the Prime Minister of India. He is my prime minister too. The election of Delhi is an internal issue of India and we will not tolerate the interference of the biggest sponsors of terrorism. As much as Pakistan tries, it cannot attack the unity of this country," Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet.

31 Jan 10:13 The Economic Times 7653256036780715209.html
Zweli Mkhize says SA on 'High Alert' as Coronavirus spreads

While Mkhize has announced that South Africa will be on “high alert”, Mkhize confirms that at least 35 South Africans are still in Wuhan China.

31 Jan 10:30 17825110787424027.html
Rly passenger volume up by 1.85%, freight loading rose by 5.34% in 2018-2019: Eco Survey

Commenting on the cleanliness parameters of the national transporter, the survey stated that for railways which covers over 8,700 stations and carries around 230 lakh passengers daily with clientele of varied socio-economic backgrounds, cleanliness was a continuous process.

31 Jan 10:30 The Economic Times 7653256037280857746.html
US House Passes Multiple Measures to Curb Military Action by Trump on Iran

“We need to reassert our congressional authority,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). “The repeal of it is long overdue.”

31 Jan 10:24 Breaking Israel News 540123161480739837.html
Vandalized building in North Sulawesi not mosque, authorities say

The incident went viral after Twitter user @MohCipto1 uploaded a video showing a group of people taking apart furniture and fixtures while wearing shoes and sandals inside the building.

31 Jan 10:14 The Jakarta Post 7678601104178762233.html
Telecoms group Orange chooses Nokia and Ericsson for French 5G network

PARIS, Jan 31 — Orange, France’s biggest telecoms company, said it had chosen Nokia and Ericsson to deploy its 5G network in mainland France, as China’s Huawei Technologies faces intense political scrutiny in Europe. “For Orange, the deployment of 5G represents a huge challenge and is one...

31 Jan 10:30 Malaymail 302165936118887162.html
Woza weekend, woza load shedding! Eskom announces Stage 2 power cuts till Monday

Eskom on said Friday that Stage 2 load shedding would start on 9 am on Friday and continue through to 6 am on Monday .

31 Jan 10:37 17825112205703060.html
For Better or Worse, Trump Will Get His Favorite Things on Super Bowl Sunday

His pregame interview with Sean Hannity offers unfettered airtime in front of a huge national audience.

31 Jan 10:00 NY Times 1961078287872990670.html
Virus poses stark challenges to Abe's tourism goals as Tokyo Olympics loom

The coronavirus outbreak is posing myriad challenges for the Japanese economy, including a key Abe administration policy initiative — the promotion of inbo

31 Jan 10:11 The Japan Times 6673764366983738332.html
Trump appears to mock Pelosi by handing out pens during USMCA signing

The president laughed as he handed out pens, appearing to mock House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for a gesture many saw as distasteful.

31 Jan 10:22 Fox News 7362823821167005816.html
State of emergency declared in ACT amid heatwave, rising fire danger

A state of emergency has been declared in the ACT as fears grow for the out-of-control Orraral Valley fire that is threatening Canberra.

31 Jan 10:30 The New Daily 5848147786181995460.html
Watch: Brexit Party MEPs leave Brussels for the last time

Britain officially departs the EU at 11 p.m. local time Friday, midnight in Brussels.

31 Jan 10:15 euronews 7318238121279615559.html
Delhi Election 2020 Live: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10 lakh jobs and a host of freebies to citizens

BJP Manifesto 2020, Delhi Assembly Election 2020 Live Updates: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its manifesto for February 8 Assembly elections in Delhi.

31 Jan 10:18 The Financial Express 1288289580667815081.html
Council to set aside million for survivors of child abuse

£2million has been set aside to support those who suffered historical abuse.

31 Jan 10:05 dailyrecord 552235479114635944.html
Nirbhaya's mother slams convicts for mocking the law, hopes for timely execution

Asha Devi said the convicts have made a mockery of law and the court should dismiss their plea seeking a stay on their execution on Feb.1

31 Jan 10:04 Deccan Chronicle 7881006364285071207.html
'We are on high alert' - No confirmed coronavirus cases in SA, says Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

There has been no confirmed case of the coronavirus in South Africa, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

31 Jan 10:37 News24 3752801377092821779.html
Delta, American Airlines suspend China flights amid coronavirus outbreak

Delta and American Airlines are temporarily suspending all of their United States flights to China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

31 Jan 10:57 Fox 4 8372747778821916858.html
Nearly 300 sexual offences by London minicab and taxi drivers recorded in 2018

Some 17 drivers were charged, including 15 licensed private hire drivers, a taxi driver and an unlicensed driver.

31 Jan 10:04 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773849694271.html
Irish PM says EU, Britain not that far away on trade

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain are further apart in rhetoric than substance as they begin future trade talks, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said ahead of Britain’s departure from the bloc on Friday.

31 Jan 10:56 Reuters 8334514181407844175.html
State of coronavirus in B.C.

B.C. Health Minister, Adrian Dix and health officer Bonnie Dix held a joint press conference Friday to update British Columbians on the latest coronavirus information.

31 Jan 10:03 Castanet 616068601532622461.html
Dutch woman stabbed to death in Australia while on video call

A Dutch woman was brutally stabbed to death in her home in Melbourne earlier this week, while she was video calling with a friend on Skype. The victim was identified as 61-year-old Maud Steenbeek, a

31 Jan 10:50 NL Times 9001346992485494268.html
Salman Khan snatches fan's phone in Goa, students call for ban

This, of course, is not the first time the actor landed in hot waters

31 Jan 10:40 The Express Tribune 1105816786084331108.html
German fund acquires planned office space on former PJ Carroll’s site

Deal sees Union Investment forward fund property which US group Hines is developing

31 Jan 10:40 The Irish Times 8204772967338344881.html
Horn votes to limit Trump's war authority against Iran

Rep. Kendra Horn voted Thursday to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to attack Iran, as the Democratic House cleared legislation to reassert Congress’ power to declare war. Horn, D-Oklahoma City, said the resolutions, approved along mostly partisan lines, were “about Congress doing its job and setting clear strategic boundaries for the use of our Armed Forces globally.” The other four Oklahomans in the House, all Republicans, voted against the resolutions, one specifically focused on Iran and another with more broad application to the use of force in the Middle East. Rep.

31 Jan 10:00 THE OKLAHOMAN 7193318762339896362.html
Railway allows armed escorts in cargo trains to secure goods prone to theft

Armed escorts have been initially approved in the Eastern Railway zone and will be reviewed after a period of six months

31 Jan 10:25 Business-Standard 1502508925861692114.html
Let's move on: EU wants to keep big role after Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the United Kingdom prepared to bring to an end its 47-year EU membership, the bloc's top officials on Friday pledged to continue playing a prominent role “in the ever-louder cacophony of the world," despite the loss of a powerful affiliate.In a text published by several European media outlets, EU commission president Ursula von der Leyen, Parliament president David Sassoli and Council president Charles Michel expressed their regrets to see Britain leave but also sounded eager to turn the page, saying the U.K.'s departure marks “a new dawn for Europe.

31 Jan 10:07 THE OKLAHOMAN 7193318760714333832.html
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay US$344 million over pelvic mesh claims

A US judge on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $344 million for false and deceptive marketing of pelvic mesh products used by tens of ...

31 Jan 10:05 CNA 5644198863070641883.html
The law will not save America from Donald Trump

Onwards to the one thing that can: the election

31 Jan 10:35 The Week 149215355718325022.html
Willy Mutunga Lashes Out At Executive, Parliament For Frustrating Judicial Independence

With increasing concerns of the Executive trying to muzzle the Judiciary by reducing its budget, former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has weighed in on the matter, lashing out at the National Assembly f

31 Jan 10:46 KahawaTungu 3304128543412165708.html
Two cases of Coronavirus confirmed in UK

Here are the symptoms you need to be aware of

31 Jan 10:00 BristolLive 4740742017436938777.html
Italy to let passengers off cruise ship after coronavirus scare

Italy's institute for infectious diseases examined samples taken from a Chinese woman ill with fever

31 Jan 10:55 Deccan Chronicle 7881006362448731312.html
Coronavirus: China starts repatriating people to Wuhan as death toll hits 213 – media

Of the newly reported deaths, 30 were in Hubei's provincial capital Wuhan, where the virus was first reported, according to the Hubei health commission.

31 Jan 10:41 UNIAN 6863008972619057859.html
Guard poisons Nyambirai’s 544 cattle

Businessman Mr Tawanda Nyambirai lost 123 cattle worth nearly $1,4 million after his security guard allegedly laced stockfeeds with a poisonous herbicide, for undisclosed reasons.

31 Jan 10:22 Nehanda Radio 3802011523149704619.html
Nearly 300 sexual offences by London minicab and taxi drivers recorded in 2018

Some 17 drivers were charged, including 15 licensed private hire drivers, a taxi driver and an unlicensed driver.

31 Jan 10:02 Express & Star 7324224459314290751.html
Coronavirus: 400 Indians to be airlifted from Virus-hit China

China has imposed a lockdown in the city following the outbreak of the virus

31 Jan 10:15 Deccan Chronicle 7881006363504542253.html
Budget Session: President Kovind hails Citizenship Amendment Act, but remains silent on NRC

Some Opposition members shouted ‘shame shame’ and displayed banners as soon as the president made the remarks in Parliament.

31 Jan 10:19 8669301693231278118.html
'Old Slogans and Old Cliches': India's Ex-Finance Minister Slams Gov't Approach to Economic Slide

New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian economy's growth rate witnessed a six-year low in the second quarter (July-September) of 2019; the Reserve Bank of India has cut the year's growth projection to 5 percent from the 6.1 percent projected in October 2019.

31 Jan 10:52 Sputniknews 967333868700613082.html
WHO declares global virus emergency

The WHO revises its risk assessment after crisis talks in Geneva.

31 Jan 10:50 Daily Nation 7421817124878837727.html
Helen McCourt's mother begins proceedings to prevent killer's release

Marie McCourt lodges papers requesting judicial review into release of Ian Simms

31 Jan 10:23 the Guardian 1491978795468011648.html
New Great Dyke platinum mine opens

Great Dyke Investments yesterday started mining on its Darwendale concessions after years of preparation.

31 Jan 10:03 Nehanda Radio 3802011523714285794.html
Robocall block: Now US wants to fine man $12.9m for making 'harmful' robocalls

The man made thousands of calls to US households in the hope of boosting the profile of his podcast.

31 Jan 10:56 ZDNet 591556592596754962.html
Budget session should be focused on economic matters: PM Modi

He also said that the session should be focused on economic matters and how India can take advantage of the current global economic situation.

31 Jan 10:57 The New Indian Express 4718288654726999714.html
NSCDC arrests man for allegedly operating illegal JAMB centre

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State command, has arrested one Ezennia Onyeka for  allegedly operating illega

31 Jan 10:48 Vanguard News 4125100340067829132.html
Amotekun: There're positive signals - MURIC makes U-turn

Akintola noted that the management of the outfit is currently putting together a legal framework to legalise the initiative which he described as good steps that were part of the areas of MURIC's initial concern.

31 Jan 10:00 Legit 3764253649904914207.html
Pub owner harasses dancer in Hyderabad

Police received a complaint from the 23 year-old woman, who alleged that Murali Krishna sexually harassed her a few days ago.

31 Jan 10:57 The New Indian Express 4718288653795675158.html
Police appeal after man goes missing after going for walk in the woods

Maurice Benyon was reported missing from Wilton Road, Carluke, around 7.10pm on Wednesday, January 29, and it is believed that he was walking in the woods from Cleghorn to Cartland Bridge area.

31 Jan 10:47 dailyrecord 552235480611722409.html
Kobe Bryant: Helicopter company not certified to fly in foggy weather

The Island Express Helicopters, the charter company whose helicopter crashed and killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven

31 Jan 10:05 Vanguard News 4125100338760256058.html
Harvey Weinstein hired private investigators to target his accusers, court told

Harvey Weinstein hired private investigators to meet with journalists and track down his accusers...

31 Jan 10:53 Newstalk 7635722257925113516.html
Delhi elections: Meet the ‘aam’ election debutants taking on ‘khaas’ Arvind Kejriwal

On the challenge against being pitted against a high-profile politician, both Sunil Yadav and Romesh Sabharwal claimed that the AAP convenor Kejriwal was never seen in his constituency these five years and does not have any idea of the issues plaguing New Delhi seat.

31 Jan 10:59 The Indian Express 2885715104159815439.html
Two people test positive for the deadly Coronavirus in England

The first cases of the deadly coronavirus in the UK have been announced as an evacuation flight from Wuhan is due to land. 

31 Jan 10:33 7092425147398261597.html
Pakistan halts flights to and from China amid virus outbreak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday halted flights to and from China with immediate effect, a civil aviation official said, as the death toll from a virus outbreak spreading in China mounted and the World H

31 Jan 10:30 Pakistan Today 6621510368449542949.html
How $98 trillion of household wealth in America is distributed

If a pie represented the wealth in the United States, nine pieces, or 90% of the pie, would go to the wealthiest 20% in the country.

31 Jan 10:53 Yahoo 7097669638065053430.html
IDF: Undercover agent was used to smuggle tahini

IDF disciplines commanders involved in undercover military operation - to deliver tahini.

31 Jan 10:17 Israel National News 5374683670153859623.html
Royal Navy Officer Takes Command Of Gulf Maritime Security Mission

Commodore James Parkin takes over from the US Navy's Rear Admiral Alvin Holsey.

31 Jan 10:45 Forces Network 3883413828619491096.html
Thailand confirms first human-to-human coronavirus transmission

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has seen its first case of human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus inside the country, a health official said on Friday, as it raised its total number of cases to 19, the second-highest after China.

31 Jan 10:14 Reuters 8334514181434396908.html
Sexual assaults rise at US military academies: Pentagon

Incidence of sexual assault in US military academies rose again last year, the Pentagon said Thursday, despite efforts to combat the problem.

31 Jan 10:00 CNA 5644198864356951047.html
Citizenship Amendment Act fulfils wish of Mahatma Gandhi, President Ram Nath Kovind tells Parliament

The President said India had always believed in the principle of equal respect for all faiths, but at the time of partition in 1947, “this very belief of India and of its people came under the most severe attack”. 

31 Jan 10:22 The Hindu 6679535025923875193.html
Trump vs. Medicaid

The administration very much wants to shrink coverage for adults.

31 Jan 10:00 Axios 5653390098382297978.html
US government kept submarine crash at Titanic site a secret

A $35 million submarine vessel, operated by British company EYOS Expeditions, crashed into the famous wreckage of the RMS Titanic, in July 2019, according to legal papers seen in the Telegraph. Rob McCallum, the expedition leader admitted earlier this week that the Triton submersible crashed into the sunken ocean...

31 Jan 10:38 IrishCentral 7319968744612714572.html
Report: Family farm bankruptcies jumped 20% in 2019

2019 was a tough year for American farmers. U.S. farm bankruptcies jumped 20 percent last year.

31 Jan 10:54 KNOE 8 News 9048639192748064070.html
El Al Suspends Flights to China Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Israeli national airline follows British Airways, United, American, Air Asia, Finnair, Air India and Lufthansa in cancelling flights due to the epidemic • Flights to Beijing to resume on March 25.

31 Jan 10:12 Breaking Israel News 540123161444046715.html
Former cricketer Iqbal Qasim appointed as PCB Cricket Committee chair

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced that former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim will chair the PCB Cricket Committee, which will meet on a quarterly basis.In a press release, t

31 Jan 10:07 Pakistan Today 6621510370001461488.html
As coronavirus spreads, so does anti-Chinese sentiment | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

In Japan, the hashtag #ChineseDon’tComeToJapan has been trending on Twitter. In Singapore, tens of thousands of residents have signed a petition calling for the government to ban Chinese nationals from entering the country.

31 Jan 10:31 Star-Advertiser 3439335388378439840.html
Court orders halt to Tarkwa Bay waterfront evictions

A court in Nigeria's economic capital Lagos on Thursday ordered the military to halt forced evictions of Tarkwa Bay after thousands of people were evicted.

31 Jan 10:28 The Guardian 7580308504039818082.html
Johnson hails UK’s ‘new beginning’ as Brexit day arrives

He is scheduled to deliver a televised address to the country an hour before departure, calling Brexit “not an end but a beginning.”

31 Jan 10:02 An-Nahar 2220466263337814337.html
Nearly 1,000 students, staff on leave of absence after returning from China, says MOE

SINGAPORE: A total of 967 students and employees from schools in Singapore have been placed on a leave of absence because of their recent travel ...

31 Jan 10:01 CNA 5644198863030427421.html
Italy government agrees state of emergency after confirmed coronavirus cases: government source

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s cabinet on Friday decided to declare a state of emergency after the first two cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the country, a government source said.

31 Jan 10:58 Reuters 8334514180964982881.html
James Nyoro Sworn In As Kiambu County’s Third Governor

James Karanja Nyoro has been sworn in as Kiambu County's third governor.Nyoro was sworn in by Justice John Onyiego after Ferdinand Waititu was successfully ousted from office on Wednesday by the s

31 Jan 10:18 KahawaTungu 3304128542250704252.html
Taliban’s Continued Attacks Show Limits of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

The number of attacks, detailed in a quarterly inspector general report, highlights once more the disparity between talking points and the reality on the ground.

31 Jan 10:00 NY Times 1961078289845434513.html
Government in ‘final stages’ of preparation to evacuate Indonesian nationals from Hubei province: Foreign Affairs Minister

As the spreading of the potentially deadly Wuhan coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV) shows no signs of slowing down, Indonesia announced today that it’s on the final stages of preparation to evacuate Indonesians who are isolated in China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

31 Jan 10:28 Coconuts 8871564983451971754.html
“Women to One Side, Men to the Other”: How the Border Patrol’s New Powers and Old Carelessness Separated a Family — ProPublica

Under Trump, Border Patrol agents wield nearly unchecked power over the fate of migrants — and their seemingly random decisions can cleave families apart.

31 Jan 10:00 ProPublica 7866676282217980186.html
Trump headed for fast acquittal

Short of a surprise, the only question is how quickly the vote will happen.

31 Jan 10:45 Axios 5653390097528363089.html
Focus on trade talks as island of Ireland prepares for Brexit

Protests and celebrations will be held in Northern Ireland as the UK leaves the EU

31 Jan 10:22 Shropshire Star 3480199992865784804.html
Nicola Sturgeon: SNP ready to ramp up case for ‘better future’ with independence

The SNP is ready to “ramp up” its campaign to persuade Scots to choose independence, Nicola Sturgeon said, as she accused the Tories of “goading” Scotland. The party leader spoke in Edinburgh on the day the UK officially leaves the EU, which she said would be a “moment of profound sadness” for many. Ms Sturgeon said a “different, better” future is open to Scotland with independence.

31 Jan 10:39 ITV News 2184971257655324420.html
Deputies spot stolen vehicle while on patrol, arrest driver and passenger 

HARRISON TWP. — The driver and passenger in a stolen vehicle are in custody after both tried to avoid arrest -- one by hiding in a store restroom and the other by running.

31 Jan 10:45 Whio 8204027955006617871.html
Boris to Hail Brexit Day as 'Moment of Real National Renewal and Change'

LONDON (AP) - Britain begins the day as a member of the European Union. Its status at the end of the day -- as a proud nation that has reclaimed its sovereignty, or a diminished presence in Europe and the world -- will still be up for debate.

31 Jan 10:03 Breitbart 3148363491984868052.html
Italy declares state of emergency over coronavirus

The Italian government declared a state of emergency on Friday to fast-track efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain after two cases...

31 Jan 10:42 DAILY SABAH 8383944809589574399.html
223 km/h on Hwy 97

RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services say they stopped a driver this week going 223 km/h an hour on Highway 97 just north of Penticton.

31 Jan 10:09 Castanet 616068601927106440.html
China "confident in, capable of" containing, defeating epidemic: NHC

China is confident in and capable of effectively containing the novel coronavirus epidemic, and eventually defeating it, the National Health Commission said in a statement Friday.

31 Jan 10:02 Global Times 7829414521582542504.html
Delhi Polls 2020: BJP promises clean water, cheap wheat flour, jobs in its manifesto

Manoj Tiwari said that if BJP forms the next government in Delhi then people will get clean water in their taps and the dependency on water tankers will become zero.

31 Jan 10:32 India Today 4286117813945542875.html
Kremlin: Russia deeply concerned by attacks on Syria government forces

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that Russia was fully compliant with its obligations in Syria’s Idlib region, but that it was deeply concerned about what it said were aggressive militant attacks on Syrian government forces and Russia’s Hmeimim air base.

31 Jan 10:00 Reuters 8334514180687586600.html
Indian troops martyr three Kashmiri youth in occupied Kashmir

Indian troops martyr three Kashmiri youth in IOK

31 Jan 10:11 Dunya News 5863268919519575968.html
US urges UK to reconsider its decision allowing Huawei to build 5G networks

Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, has urged the British government to reconsider its decision allowing Chinese telecom giant Huawei a limited role in building the country’s 5G and fibre networks. During his visit to the United Kingdom, Mike Pompeo talked with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on the Huawei issue. …

31 Jan 10:03 Gizmochina 1751854814480314934.html
Railways allow armed escorts in freight trains to secure goods prone to theft

Armed escorts have been initially approved in the Eastern Railway zone and will be reviewed after a period of six months before it is extended to the other zonal railways

31 Jan 10:33 The Hindu 6679535025065434014.html
Delhi polls internal matter of India, will not tolerate Pakistan’s interference: Arvind Kejriwal

The chief minister was responding to a tweet by Pakistan's Minister of Science and Technology, Fawad Hussain, in which he had said that people of India must defeat Modi madness. Kejriwal hit out at Hussain saying no matter how hard Pakistan tries, it cannot attack the unity of this country.

31 Jan 10:31 The Indian Express 2885715104061559992.html
4 Turkish bus drivers fired over gray wolf sign in Vienna

The Vienna Municipality has fired four Turkish bus drivers for making the 'gray wolf' sign, a spokesman for Wiener Linien, the city's public transit...

31 Jan 10:17 DAILY SABAH 8383944810013645412.html
Gamboa orders crackdown on VK machines

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa yesterday ordered a nationwide crackdown against ‘video-karera’ machines as part of his ‘no-take’ policy on illegal gambling activities as he led the destruction of 56 VK machines seized by the Quezon City Police District.

31 Jan 10:57 Journal Online 6375127392619467056.html
Democrats court Iowans ahead of vote, some stuck in Trump trial

Democratic presidential candidates like Joe Biden are traversing Iowa Friday, days before an all-important vote launches the party's nomination contest. But three high-profile hopefuls are unprecedentedly absent, tethered to Donald Trump's impeachment trial as rivals court undecided voters.

31 Jan 10:34 Nehanda Radio 3802011524441200417.html
Focus on trade talks as island of Ireland prepares for Brexit

Protests and celebrations will be held in Northern Ireland as the UK leaves the EU

31 Jan 10:22 Express & Star 7324224460411962340.html
Rapper Soulja Boy Accused Of S*xually Abusing A Woman; Faces Legal Action

Rapper Soulja Boy is facing legal action from a woman who has claimed that hit her on the head with a gun, ordered an associate to tie her up, and was s*xually abused by a member of his entourage.Ac

31 Jan 10:51 Koimoi 5184275669559178964.html
U.S. could face difficulties sanctioning Danske over money-laundering: report

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - U.S. authorities could face difficulties fining Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) over its involvement in suspected money-laundering in Estonia, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

31 Jan 10:13 Reuters 8334514181692056474.html
Chief Medical Officer Confirms Wuhan Coronavirus Has Spread to UK

England's chief medical officer has confirmed the Wuhan coronavirus has spread to Britain, with two people from the same family infected.

31 Jan 10:57 Breitbart 3148363491413600608.html
Trump acquittal near with Senate likely to deny witnesses today

The decision late Thursday by Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, a Republican who had been considered a potential supporter of testimony, to vote against new evidence largely dashed Democrats hopes of prevailing.

31 Jan 10:02 BNN 3833521688624523290.html
Russia proposes raising Turkish tomato import quota by 50,000 T -RIA

MOSCOW, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Russia's Agriculture Ministry on Friday proposed increasing Turkey's tomato import quota by 50,000 tonnes to 200,000 tonnes, the RIA news agency reported.Russia lifted a ban on vegetable imports from Turkey in November 2017 but set quotas as tensions between the two countries eased after Ankara apologised for downing a Russian military jet. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Jason Neely)© Copyright Thomson Reuters 2020. Click For Restrictions -

31 Jan 10:21 Successful Farming 8502642053311918511.html
Sen. Lamar Alexander's Democratic colleagues are 'disappointed' with his no-witnesses vote, see a silver lining

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced Thursday night that he will vote against calling new witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial, but he also said Trump's actions were "inappropriate." His decision means there will likely be at most 50 votes for witnesses, and since few people think Chief Justice John Roberts would break a tie, Trump's trial is expected to come to a swift end. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told CNN's Anderson Cooper he's "very disappointed" in Alexander's decision, though it appears the GOP senator "essentially said that the House case has been proven but it doesn't rise to the level of impeachment." Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) told CNN's Chris Cuomo that he's also "deeply disappointed" in Alexander's decision to allow "the first impeachment trial in history that has no witnesses at all, and it's hard to imagine that this is a fair trial under those circumstances." On the other hand, he said, it's "refreshing to hear somebody on the other side describe it as inappropriate." Democratic…

31 Jan 10:06 The Week 149215354466712528.html
'Lock them up!'

A year from now, prosecutors will be launching criminal investigations of the party that loses the election

31 Jan 10:55 The Week 149215355228684329.html
'Campus carry' bill won't get far, GOP leaders say

Republican leadership in the Oklahoma Legislature have assured Oklahoma City's business community that a proposed campus carry bill won't make it far this year. Senate Bill 1567 would allow anyone with a valid handgun license to carry a concealed handgun while on a university, college or CareerTech campus. The bill would allow schools to prohibit concealed handguns at events, including sports games. State Rep. Jon Echols, the Republican who controls the flow of bills and the House daily agenda, expressed clear opposition Thursday during a panel discussion for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. "As long as I'm floor leader, we will not have the guns on campus bill hit the floor of the Oklahoma House of

31 Jan 10:00 THE OKLAHOMAN 7193318761475809881.html
How 2020 Democrats are trying to capture Iowa voters

"Everybody’s looking at Iowa right now and for good reason."

31 Jan 10:45 Axios 5653390097685891236.html
First two cases of deadly coronavirus confirmed in UK

Both patients are currently "receiving specialist NHS care" after they tested positive for the virus.

31 Jan 10:04 dailyrecord 552235479732569696.html
A crocodile in Indonesia has had a tire stuck on its head for years — and there's a reward for anyone brave enough to get it off, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

Business Insider - Previous attempts to get the tire off, such as luring the crocodile using chicken and meat, have been unsuccessful.. Read more at

31 Jan 10:37 5090408757244277752.html
Sikhala's court case to split the party

The court case of the MDC vice chairperson, Job Sikhala, who is facing subversion charges following his threat to unseat President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administ...

31 Jan 10:15 Bulawayo24 News 5565663538444588073.html
Authorities Arrest Man Who Allegedly Faked Death to Dodge Child Sexual Abuse Case

A nationwide manhunt is over. Jacob Blair Scott, a 43-year-old alleged sexual abuser, was arrested in Oklahoma around midnight on Wednesday, say authorities. Officials said it happened less than 24 hours after they announced they were adding him to their most wanted list, and initiated a media blitz.

31 Jan 10:29 Law & Crime 7990899037994226495.html
U.S. to discuss whether online platforms should be liable for users’ posts

The U.S. Justice Department will hold a public meeting to discuss a federal law that exempts online platforms from legal liability for users' posts.

31 Jan 10:12 VentureBeat 6273363636680656679.html
Malaysia Is Donating 18 Million Medical Gloves To China Amidst The Wuhan Virus Epidemic

2.3 million gloves have already been dispatched to Wuhan.

31 Jan 10:37 SAYS 6412808305603026224.html
Coronavirus updates from around the world

UK confirms first cases; US warns on travel.

31 Jan 10:25 Moneyweb 1092550946327394004.html
Opinion: Why Canada should end our unfair birth-tourism policies

Several countries have changed their citizenship laws to end the practice and it’s long past time that we follow suit

31 Jan 10:00 The Globe and Mail 68426409844940117.html
The Latest: England confirms its first cases of new virus

Slideshow by photo services

31 Jan 10:48 Msn 1509165514315153163.html
Nicola Sturgeon: SNP ready to ramp up case for ‘better future’ with independence

The First Minister spoke on the day Britain leaves the EU, which she said would be a ‘moment of profound sadness’ for many.

31 Jan 10:22 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774205952116.html
Rubio calls China's blocking of Taiwanese evacuations from Wuhan 'outrageous'

Senator Marco Rubio says China's refusal to allow Taiwan to evacuate citizens from Wuhan 'outrageous'

31 Jan 10:05 Taiwan News 4737573344588010855.html
Power blackout warning as temperatures soar, dust storms and mud rain threaten Victoria

Temperatures are soaring in Victoria, with people in the state urged to reduce their electricity usage on Friday afternoon to help prevent blackouts.

31 Jan 10:30 The New Daily 5848147786074793992.html
Australia on standby for ongoing fire threat

Authorities in Canberra on Friday declared the first state of emergency in almost two decades as a bushfire bore down on the Australian capital. The chief...

31 Jan 10:28 DAILY SABAH 8383944809592935890.html
'She Was So Easy': Trump Asks Supporters if He Should 'Take Another Crack' at ‘Crazy’ Hillary

US President Donald Trump taunted Democrats at a major rally in Iowa on Thursday night on the eve of key events in the ongoing Senate impeachment trial against him, and just days before the nation’s first presidential caucuses there.

31 Jan 10:29 Sputniknews 967333869268440508.html
Nigerians to pay more for data, calls as telcos apply new VAT

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTONS) said it will start implementing the country's new 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) increase from Saturday, February 1 2020.

31 Jan 10:42 The Guardian 7580308505290395439.html
FIA launches inquiry against govt officials involved in BISP scam

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday launched an inquiry against four government officials, who have been ousted from their posts for taking monetary benefits from the Benazir Incom

31 Jan 10:29 Pakistan Today 6621510368528266703.html
For Better or Worse, Trump Will Get His Favorite Things on Super Bowl Sunday

His pregame interview with Sean Hannity offers unfettered airtime in front of a huge national audience.

31 Jan 10:00 NY Times 1961078288267416468.html
Parliament asks gov’t to avail UGX 10.3b for UNESCO conference, Dubai expo

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has directed government to avail additional funding of 10.3 billion shillings to the Tourism Sector to among others enable the hosting of the 45th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee Conference. This followed the adopted of the Budget Committee report on the financial year 2020/2021 budget framework paper …

31 Jan 10:30 The Independent Uganda: 5099025989261609315.html
Karnataka school headmistress, parent arrested for "abuse" of PM Modi in drama

Days after a sedition case was slapped against a school in Karnataka, its headmistress and a student's mother have been arrested for alleged involvement in staging of a drama portraying Prime Minister Narendra Modi in poor light over the CAA and NRC, police said on Friday.

31 Jan 10:58 Oneindia 2023829372560557487.html
Italian music school accused of 'racism' after barring all East Asian students from classes due to the coronavirus outbreak

Santa Cecilia conservatory, in Rome, told 81 nationals from countries including China, South Korea and Japan not to attend class. Many have not been home for more than six months.

31 Jan 10:36 Mail Online 124328112391408199.html
Smart City Mission: 5,151 projects at various stages of implementation, says Survey

Talking about achievements of 'Smart Cities Mission' (SCM), the Survey said all 100 cities under the mission have incorporated SPVs, City Level Advisory Forums (CLAFs) and appointed Project Management Consultants (PMCs). "Since the launch of the mission, 5,151 projects worth more than Rs 2 lakh crore are at various stages of implementation in the 100 cities," it added.

31 Jan 10:22 The Economic Times 7653256036807059560.html
Coronavirus: 2 cases confirmed in the UK

Two cases of the Wuhan coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK, the chief medical officer for England has announced. The two cases of the coronavirus in the UK are both members of the same family

31 Jan 10:44 2090029850960048604.html
Trump's foreign policy is cynical and self-interested. His 'peace plan' is no exception

The plan is a giant middle finger to the Palestinian people, and a way for Trump – and Netanyahu – to distract voters from domestic political problems

31 Jan 10:30 the Guardian 1491978794889511474.html
Coronavirus live tracker: Killer virus reaches UK - how far has it spread?

The map tracks the spread of coronavirus in real time, including Britain's first two cases, amid an outbreak that has killed more than 210 people in China

31 Jan 10:42 mirror 675785260109679855.html
US pilots, cabin crew demand China flights halt on virus fears

US airlines cut hundreds of flights to China and State Department advises people not to travel there due to outbreak.

31 Jan 10:09 News24 3752801377329366062.html
Estranged husband accused of killing Jennifer Dulos dies | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

HARTFORD, Conn. >> A man charged with murdering his missing wife amid a contentious divorce case died Thursday, his lawyer said.

31 Jan 10:20 Star-Advertiser 3439335388749814485.html
WATCH: Phoenix wife, domestic who tried to strangle man with scarf granted bail

Sandra Govender, 53, a businesswoman and Nomfundiso Ntabe, Kwanele Mbebe and Zandile Yelema are charged with attempted murder.

31 Jan 10:08 17825110938510566.html
WHO says countries should keep borders open, trade & people moving despite coronavirus

GENEVA (Reuters) - Borders should be kept open and people and trade flowing in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, although countries have a sovereign right to take measures to try to protect their citizens, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

31 Jan 10:53 Reuters 8334514180717005574.html
Army sets up quarantine facility in Manesar for 300 students returning from Hubei

An Air India flight was sent to Wuhan on Friday to bring back the Indian students stuck in Hubei province, the epicentre of coronavirus. The flight is expected to reach India at around 2 am on Saturday.

31 Jan 10:30 The Economic Times 7653256036663421868.html
Hong Jin Young donates 5000 masks in midst of Coronavirus emergency

Hong Jin Young has donated over 5000 masks in midst of the Coronavirus emergency.On January 31, reports revealed the singer had donated the masks to …

31 Jan 10:20 allkpop 3249686061947274911.html
Haj cost for Muassasah pilgrims remains RM9,980, says Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — The cost for each Muassasah Haj pilgrim to perform the Haj this year will remain at only RM9,980 from the actual cost of RM22,900, Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa. He said the remaining cost of RM12,920 for each of the 31,600...

31 Jan 10:22 Malaymail 302165935592658149.html
Jamia Shooter Sent to 14-day Protective Custody by Local Court 

The man, identified as 'Gopal' had chanted pro-Delhi Police and anti-Jamia slogans. He also shouted "Main Deta Hoon Azaadi" (I will give you freedom).

31 Jan 10:45 India News, Breaking News, Entertainment News | 7150386082876537191.html
Delta kingdom loses 115 years old monarch

OLEH - ODIO-OLOGBO of Irri Kingdom, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, HRM Joshua Aghagba, Amathovo I

31 Jan 10:51 Vanguard News 4125100340664254850.html
US wants to hike NHS drug prices in a Brexit trade deal, top diplomat declares

Sir Kim Darroch, who was our man in Washington, said 'of course' the US wants higher drug prices when it sells to the UK - despite Boris Johnson dismissing the claims as "nonsense"

31 Jan 14:14 mirror 675785259883890408.html
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa to expand his cabinet in 3 days

The Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa looked to be heaving a sigh of relief now after his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday evening in New Delhi. Soon after the meeting at Parliament House, The Karnataka CM announced that the BJP high command has given him permission to expand his six-month.

31 Jan 14:53 Oneindia 2023829372471772355.html
Teacher, student expelled from college over TikTok video get married in court

Colleg­e suspen­ded the pair for ‘violat­ing discip­line’ by sharin­g ‘improp­er’ clip

31 Jan 14:16 The Express Tribune 1105816785823339521.html
MEPs leave European Parliament on final day of UK’s EU membership

The Brexit Party marked the achievement of their only goal by staging a ‘Brexodus’.

31 Jan 14:25 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774888975841.html
Chad beefs up security near Nigeria border after attack

On Monday, six troops were killed during an ambush on the island of Tetewa on Lake Chad. Last week, a suicide bomber killed nine civilians within the same province.

31 Jan 14:12 Africanews 6630243980152476184.html
Edo 2020: Scores injured as Idahagbon is attacked

Attack is due to in-fighting says Obaseki’s aide By Ozioruva Aliu – Benin City Barely 48 hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki threatened to expel Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from the All Progressives Congress (APC) where he also instructed local government area chairmen of the APC to deal with anybody going contrary “the way we know howRead More

31 Jan 14:47 Vanguard News 4125100339600975594.html
Man jailed for years of abuse and rape of two women in Tayside and Fife

A man has been jailed for subjecting two women to years of physical and sexual abuse.

31 Jan 14:40 The Courier 4275302768334044615.html
The strange thing is not that Britain is leaving the EU – it’s that we ever joined

The UK wanted economic cooperation, not political union, says the former Labour MP and Vote Leave chair, Gisela Stuart

31 Jan 14:34 the Guardian 1491978795960292779.html
Main accused in ₹900-crore heroin smuggling case held in Italy

The ATS had seized 5kg of heroin in August 2018 and arrested two people. Probe revealed that it was part of a 300kg consignment which had entered Gujarat from Pakistan through the Mandvi coast.

31 Jan 14:19 The Hindu 6679535025404003957.html
Trump to sign executive order combating human trafficking

President Trump will sign an executive order on Friday meant to combat human trafficking and online child exploitation, including by adding a new position at the White House to focus on the issue.

31 Jan 14:29 TheHill 355432919488250090.html
Suspected case of Coronavirus in Botswana

-Botswana has registered its first case of coronavirus on 30 January 2020.

31 Jan 14:08 nbc - Namibian Broadcasting Corporation 4504921727327448421.html
Coronavirus Is Spreading Here: CDC Confirms First Person-to-Person Transmission in America

The transmission happened in Illinois.

31 Jan 14:50 Yahoo 7097669638331816698.html
‘Life-threatening’: Airport staff demand halt to flights from China

Staff at airports across Australia are threatening to walk off the job unless they are allowed to do more to protect themselves from the deadly coronavirus.

31 Jan 14:30 The New Daily 5848147785421382251.html
Indian Forces Gear Up to Receive Countrymen Returning from China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

New Delhi (Sputnik): India on Friday arranged a special Air India Flight to evacuate its citizens stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan where the Novel Coronavirus was first detected. The step came after the World Health Organisation on Thursday declared the spread of the virus a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”.

31 Jan 14:08 Sputniknews 967333867920456231.html
Odisha class 10 curriculum to include road safety

The School and Mass Education department will prepare the syllabus and it will be implemented from academic sessiom 2020-21. Students will be educated on traffic signals, administering first aid after accidents etc.

31 Jan 14:30 The Indian Express 2885715105692067311.html
Always detached, Britain has now forced a complete break from Brussels

Past prime ministers put head before heart on Europe. Not any more

31 Jan 14:04 Financial Times 707176888392220846.html
Indonesian diplomats descend on virus-hit Wuhan to rescue trapped citizens

Faizasyah said the scheme of the evacuations – the schedule of which was still awaiting confirmation from President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo -- would be efficient and effective.

31 Jan 14:21 The Jakarta Post 7678601104021116407.html
Here are all the US presidents who have been impeached

President Donald Trump became the third president in the history of the United States to be impeached.

31 Jan 14:54 Business Insider Malaysia 8325046883896965524.html
Israeli military says mortar shells fired from Gaza

Jerusalem - Three mortar shells have been fired from the besieged Gaza Strip enclave into southern Israel, the country's military has said in a statement, amid tensions in the region over US President Donald Trump's proposed Middle East plan.

31 Jan 14:14 Aljazeera 6642629763104702218.html
BBC must invest in specialist music stations, executive says

James Purnell said traditional radio is no longer a ‘default' for many listeners.

31 Jan 14:01 The Irish News 993066088746968.html
Brexit day bonanza: newspaper front pages beat drums of victory

The Sun, Express, Telegraph, Times, Mail and Daily Star all hail their role on day the UK leaves the European Union

31 Jan 14:27 the Guardian 1491978796197280795.html
2019 novel coronavirus: A chronology

KUALA LUMPUR, January 31 — Following is the chronology of events relating to the threat of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The virus, which originated in the city of Wuhan, China, can cause severe respiratory illness, including pneumonia, with fever, cough, breathing difficulty. December...

31 Jan 14:44 Malaymail 302165934733249477.html
Citizenship being instrumentalized to impose social & political exclusion of smaller groups: Speakers

LAHORE, Pakistan: The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) in collaboration with the Information Technology University (ITU) has organized a Seminar on “Citizenship Rights (Nationality) in the Mirror of Fundamental Rights” in Lahore. The participants of the Seminar included lawyers, journalists, student representatives, and civil society representatives, and they were engaged in an interactive discussion on citizenship rights in the light of domestic and international human rights frameworks. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Usama Malik said that an egalitarian basis of citizenship was incorporated in international law. He said that Article 14 and 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights acknowledged the right of a person to have and change its nationality; moreover, Articles 24 and 25 accorded this right to every child. However, he added that, the application of the right to citizenship and the right to change citizenship remained purely a domestic domain. Therefore, different standards were practiced in different…

31 Jan 14:29 Dispatch News Desk 1078940131453067243.html
Zelensky thanks Pompeo for continuous support of Ukraine

The officials discussed the progress of reforms in Ukraine and trade relations between two countries.

31 Jan 14:12 UNIAN 6863008970779559508.html
Credit rating agency S&P expected to keep Turkey's outlook unchanged

The U.S.-based international credit rating agency Standard & Poor's S&P is expected to keep Turkey's credit ratings and the overall outlook...

31 Jan 14:57 DAILY SABAH 8383944809104229536.html
Philadelphia man made up story about home invasion after 4-year-old shot himself

A father who claimed his 4-year-old son was killed in a home invasion robbery has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter because the boy apparently shot himself with a gun he found in the Philadelphia home.

31 Jan 14:23 ABC15 Arizona 911680910498332914.html
Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue sports EU flag cone on Brexit day

A special blue cone with yellow stars sat atop the Duke of Wellington statue in the hours before Britain officially left the European Union on Friday.

31 Jan 14:10 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774279833776.html
Glasgow's Duke of Wellington statue sports EU flag cone on Brexit day

A special blue cone with yellow stars sat atop the Duke of Wellington statue in the hours before Britain officially left the European Union on Friday.

31 Jan 14:09 The Irish News 993066647362339.html
Appellate court overturns environment court decision on Kibos sugar mill closure

KISUMU, Kenya, Jan 31 – The Court of Appeal in Kisumu has revoked a decision by the Environment and Land Court ordering the closure of the Kibos Sugar - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today |

31 Jan 14:03 Capital News 7605153803544391304.html
Role of IR professionals more challenging, says N. Srinivasan

“You should have empathy, be fair and transparent in your approach and must earn the trust and confidence of trade unions and workforce.”

31 Jan 14:16 The Hindu 6679535024430402411.html
Here are all the US presidents who have been impeached, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

Business Insider - President Donald Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached. The others were former presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.. Read more at

31 Jan 14:54 5090408757312534932.html
McGahon vows to fight for cancer support services in Louth if elected - Talk of the Town

Fine Gael has committed to establishing a fund for local cancer support services. In Co Louth that will help many people who have the misfortune to be diagnosed with cancer if returned to government after next month’s General Election. That’s according to the party’s General Election candidate in this area Cllr John McGahon. He said...Read More→

31 Jan 14:25 Talk of the Town 6988606400024919517.html
Woman arrested for allegedly hiring hitmen to kill her husband for R50 000

A 49-year-old woman has been arrested at her Polokwane home for allegedly conspiring to have her husband killed.

31 Jan 14:46 News24 3752801378018119010.html
Businessman linked to Sarkozy aide charged in Libya funding probe

A businessman at the heart of an inquiry into alleged Libyan financing of French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign was charged Friday with bribery, judicial sources said.

31 Jan 14:31 Pulse Live 3606876836559636786.html
Union Budget 2020: How, When and Where To Watch Live Streaming Of Union Budget

Union Budget 2020: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to present Budget 2020 in Parliament on Saturday at 11 a.m.

31 Jan 14:15 Business Today 1145527431208758125.html
Prime Minister hails 'new beginning' as UK counts down to Brexit on Friday

There's mixed emotions in the United Kingdom as the country prepares to leave the European Union at 6 p.m. EST on Friday.

31 Jan 14:20 Fox 4 8372747777891869164.html
Mayor Pete: Flip-Flopper-in-Chief

Mehdi Hasan says the Democratic candidate has U-turned on several big issues in the last 12 months alone.

31 Jan 14:34 The Intercept 3645855239840415172.html
Britain leaves the EU – then what?

Britain leaves the European Union on Friday, ending more than four decades of economic, political and legal integration with its closest neighbours.

31 Jan 14:05 The Guardian 7580308505732146880.html
Erdogan hits out at some Arab countries' 'treason' over Trump plan

Says Turkey may launch a military operation in Idlib if the situation in the region is not resolved immediately.

31 Jan 14:28 DAWN.COM 4500271767053836382.html
BBC must invest in specialist music stations, executive says

James Purnell said traditional radio is no longer a ‘default’ for many listeners.

31 Jan 14:15 Shropshire Star 3480199992152301193.html
Focus on development of municipality: Harish Rao

‘Any laxity on the part of officials will not be tolerated’

31 Jan 14:04 The Hindu 6679535026049716389.html
Spreading fake news on coronavirus: MCMC takes Zed Zaidi’s statement

CYBERJAYA, Jan 31 — Malaysian Artistes Association (Seniman) president Rozaidi Jamil was at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for two hours to give his statement on his action in sharing fake news about the 2019 novel coronavirus infection. More well-known as Zed...

31 Jan 14:22 Malaymail 302165934972187653.html
Ministry of Health issues advisory on Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health confirmed that no new cases of Coronavirus in the Sultanate have been recorded

31 Jan 14:18 Times of Oman 5168079155466978785.html
Japan Airlines: 25% of reservations for China flights canceled in past 10 days

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s second-biggest carrier, Japan Airlines Co, has seen 25% of reservations for China flights canceled in the past 10 days, an executive said on Friday, amid growing concerns over the coronavirus epidemic.

31 Jan 14:09 Reuters 8334514181612740388.html
Speaker's use of taxpayer money disgraceful - NZTU

Speaker Trevor Mallard is abusing his office - and taxpayers, says the Taxpayers’ Union in response to the Speaker’s reported use of taxpayer money to fund his defamation defence against a man he alleged was a rapist.

31 Jan 14:10 6138926314000951318.html
What will happen to healthcare after Brexit?

Travellers are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance for the full duration of their trip, both in 2020 and beyond.

31 Jan 14:34 Express & Star 7324224459470872254.html
BJP planning big disturbance at Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Millia Islamia on February 2: AAP

The AAP claimed that the BJP is planning a "big disturbance" on February 2 in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia, where anti-CAA protests are underway and urged the Election Commission to take cognisance.

31 Jan 14:37 India Today 4286117812547006986.html
In former Syria rebel stronghold of Maaret Al-Numan, nothing was spared

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s most powerful religious figure Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani reiterated Friday his condemnation of the use of force against anti-government protesters as the mass movement enters a critical juncture and political blocs tussle over naming a new premier. Meanwhile, influential and radical cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr called for his followers to return to the street,

31 Jan 14:42 Arab News 8912634264628740594.html
4 boys die in suicide bomb attack in northeastern Nigeria

Earlier, another young girl was said to have stormed into a house in the area and detonated her explosives, injuring one person, a resident, Salisu Mohammed said.

31 Jan 14:51 Africanews 6630243978563251811.html
Vulnerable Paisley woman missing for three days after vanishing as fears grow for her safety

A VULNERABLE Paisley woman has been missing for three days as fears grow for her safety amid a desperate police search. Siobhan Malley, 31, vanished on Tuesday – last seen at around 5pm in th…

31 Jan 14:10 The Scottish Sun 6609127673374291951.html
Israel launches air strikes on targets in Gaza after militants fire three rockets

There were no reports of casualties or major damage from the exchange of fire overnight, which came amid heightened tensions after Trump released his Mideast plan

31 Jan 14:14 The Globe and Mail 68426410336596637.html
No need to panic over coronavirus: DC

Awareness programme to be launched in Udupi district

31 Jan 14:18 The Hindu 6679535025042990971.html
Aisha Buhari, Patience Jonathan, others revive history in remembrance of Maryam Babangida

TEN years after her demise, Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari and other former first ladies on Thursday night

31 Jan 14:02 The ICIR 2244788521902712825.html
U.S. EPA Chief of Staff Is Headed to Top Coal Mining Group

(Bloomberg) -- EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s chief of staff is leaving the agency to work for the nation’s top coal mining trade group.Ryan Jackson is stepping down after three years at the Environmental Protection Agency to become the National Mining Association’s senior vice president of government

31 Jan 14:05 Yahoo 7097669637173329753.html
Champagne discusses coronavirus response, evacuation with China counterpart

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has spoken to his Chinese counterpart about the coronavirus outbreak, a day after the World Health Organization called it a global health emergency.

31 Jan 14:27 52741009088833849.html
Coronavirus outbreak: With 5 doctors on board, Air India's B747 plane departs from Delhi to Wuhan

Air India's 423-seater jumbo B747 plane took off from the Delhi airport for Wuhan at around 1.20 pm on Friday to evacuate Indian nationals as China deals with the novel coronavirus outbreak, officials said.

31 Jan 14:27 Deccan Herald 2027555797882295081.html
Vijayapura women make their own mini Shaheen Bagh

Inspired by the women of New Delhi who have been protesting at Shaheen Bagh, hundreds of women of Vijayapura city have made their own mini Shaheen Bagh at the garden of the historic Asar Mahal.Holding

31 Jan 14:03 The Hindu 6679535024595784608.html
Coronavirus Is Spreading Here: CDC Confirms First Person-to-Person Transmission in America

The transmission happened in Illinois.

31 Jan 14:50 The National Interest 7207864702758116473.html
Pope Francis promises to help Argentina in debt crisis, president says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said Pope Francis had promised him in a meeting to do everything he could to help with his homeland’s debt crisis.

31 Jan 14:18 Reuters 8334514180079988359.html
Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus

There has been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK.

31 Jan 14:52 6446904419167274617.html
British majority would vote against Brexit today, opinion polls suggest

After over three years of political deadlock and divisiveness among the British public about Brexit, the U.K.'s exit from the European Union has finally...

31 Jan 14:57 DAILY SABAH 8383944808571334149.html
Measures, evacuation as Turkey confronts coronavirus threat

Authorities continue to assure the public all measures are in place amid hoaxes of coronavirus cases in Turkey, while a military cargo plane left for China to evacuate citizens from the virus's epicenter, Wuhan

31 Jan 14:57 DAILY SABAH 8383944809067521084.html
Place your bets, but not if you’re under age

This is Day 19 of 60 of the 2020 session of the Washington Legislature in Olympia.

31 Jan 14:35 HeraldNet 3867135407935388250.html
Australian police warn public to stop taking pictures of wildfires

Australian officials are fed up with people trying to take pictures of wildfires.

31 Jan 14:00 Fox News 7362823820705572711.html
Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK

Two cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the UK on Friday, according to a statement of the chief medical officer Chris Whitty. "The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried-and-tested infection-control procedures to prevent fur...

31 Jan 14:16 EUobserver 625925298660231305.html
SC fines retired judge; bans him perpetually from government office

Almost two years after his retirement in 2018, a former Makati City regional trial court (RTC) judge was held administratively liable by the Supreme Court (SC) on four counts of gross ignorance of the law and violation of a High Court order.

31 Jan 14:20 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200946978166.html
EC appoints special police observer ahead of Delhi Assembly elections

The appointment came a day after a youth fired at a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act near Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi, leaving one student injured.

31 Jan 14:21 The Indian Express 2885715103753739526.html
ICBC adjuster charged

A North Vancouver ICBC claims adjuster has been charged with defrauding and stealing from the Crown corporation.

31 Jan 14:32 Castanet 616068602107183777.html
Scotland may test a non-binding independence vote

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday that she did not rule out testing the power of the Scottish parliament to hold a non-binding vote on independence after prime minister Boris Johnson's government opposed granting a referendum, Reute...

31 Jan 14:15 EUobserver 625925299540134593.html
Delhi court revives Aircel-Maxis matter against Chidambaram, Karti

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the agencies sought time to file the report, which was allowed

31 Jan 14:40 Business-Standard 1502508926166352181.html
Kenyan patient admitted to hospital does not have coronavirus, government says

A Kenyan student who was admitted to a hospital in Nairobi after returning from China with flu-like symptoms, tests negative for the coronavirus, the Kenyan government says.

31 Jan 14:54 News24 3752801377265283361.html
Court seeks police reply on plea seeking ‘fair’ probe into Jamia violence in December

The petitioner also sought a court-monitored investigation into the incident.

31 Jan 14:58 The Hindu 6679535024661737203.html
Lucrative speaking circuit helps David Cameron bank £836,000 profit in a year

Former prime minister Theresa May also earned close to £400,000 in the month of December alone through speaking engagements.

31 Jan 14:55 Shropshire Star 3480199991529676061.html
U.S. commerce secretary says coronavirus will help bring jobs to North America

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday he believed the coronavirus outbreak that has left millions under lockdown in China will help return jobs to the U.S. and Mexico.

31 Jan 14:05 CTVNews 2422791597614883609.html
Police deny Paul Yong rape case closed

IPOH: Perak police today refuted a claim made by a viral social media post that they have closed the case of Perak executive council (exco) member Paul Yong Choo Kiong, who was charged last year with raping his Indonesian maid.

31 Jan 14:08 NST Online 3702929169894296471.html
Embraer malfunction similar to 737 Max issue probed by NTSB

Investigators found the captain’s thumb switch that adjusts the trim had been installed upside down.

31 Jan 14:30 HeraldNet 3867135407964082791.html
First cases of Coronavirus confirmed in UK

Two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for Coronavirus

31 Jan 14:23 Times of Oman 5168079155745450166.html
Former UFC fighter Desmond Green jailed after alleged violations of pretrial release conditions

Desmond Green was charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter last June in relation to a five vehicle collision that killed two people.

31 Jan 14:00 Bloody Elbow 2261336759324597208.html
See flames shoot into the air after early hours 'explosion' and car fire on Sunderland street

The fire is now being investigated by police after emergency services were sent to the scene in the early hours of Friday

31 Jan 14:51 ChronicleLive 1984146901598710872.html
Sister didn't want to report mother missing, court told

The son of a woman whose body was found chopped up in the Wicklow mountains, has told the Central Criminal Court that his sister did not want to report her missing.

31 Jan 14:13 7595237277695467912.html
China says has full confidence, capability to control epidemic

BEIJING, Jan. 31 -- China has full confidence and capability to win the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday.

31 Jan 14:42 Cctv 8858099020136657857.html
Why Did the Coast Guard Sail Right by Taiwan and China in 2019?

A good idea?

31 Jan 14:20 Yahoo 7097669637392144798.html
Zaharieva: The Bulgarians from Wuhan will Leave China Tomorrow

They have expressed a desire to be removed from the city The three Bulgarians in Wuhan will leave China tomorrow, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva confirmed in response to a journalist's question today.

31 Jan 14:42 4235039572164818047.html
Trump signs order creating post focused on human trafficking

President Donald Trump has marked the 20th anniversary of federal legislation to help combat human trafficking by dedicating a new White House position to the issue.

31 Jan 14:47 KNOE 8 News 9048639192116766207.html
WWE stock plunges after Vince McMahon ousts top execs

WWE shares plunged off the top rope Friday after head honcho Vince McMahon booted two longtime executives at the pro wrestling giant. The firm’s stock tumbled 21.5 percent to $48.88 — its

31 Jan 14:41 New York Post 7654946769192005879.html
Hitachi makes US$5 billion offer for full control of industrial gear unit

Hitachi Ltd said on Friday it would spend 531.1 billion yen (US$4.84 billion) to take full control of industrial equipment unit Hitachi ...

31 Jan 14:40 CNA 5644198864297867298.html
ANC's Supra Mahumapelo insists Public Protector will not be removed

Senior ANC leader Supra Mahumapelo has warned that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will not be removed from her position.

31 Jan 14:09 17825111512040980.html
Bernie Sanders jumps past Joe Biden in new national poll

Days ahead of the Iowa caucuses, a new poll finds Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) jumping to the front of the 2020 pack nationally. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey released Friday found Sanders leading with the support of 27 percent of Democratic primary voters, statistically tying former Vice President Joe Biden, who received 26 percent support. Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) placed third with 15 percent support, while former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg placed fourth with nine percent support. This is the first time Sanders has had the lead in The Wall Street Journal/NBC News' primary poll, which always previously showed Biden ahead. The Vermont senator rose six points since December, while Biden's support declined two percent and Warren's declined three percent since last month. Friday's poll found that Sanders "has gained support by drawing voters from" Warren, the Wall Street Journal writes, while Sanders also has his biggest lead yet over Biden among voters under 50 with an advantage of almost…

31 Jan 14:48 The Week 149215356349549155.html
Wrestling: India’s Ravinder fails dope test, banned for four years

Ravinder was banned for four years with the ban dating back to May 14, 2019, the day his provisional suspension began.

31 Jan 14:44 8669301693720390429.html
Thief who struck elderly woman with a stolen car is jailed

Liam Sheridan (40) pleaded guilty to endangerment at Mountjoy Street in 2016

31 Jan 14:58 The Irish Times 8204772968436357209.html
Palestinians protest Trump plan, Gaza militants fire rockets

MAARET AL-NUMAN, Syria: Once the throbbing heart of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, Maaret Al-Numan is an eerie ghost town where few buildings have been spared by nine years of war. Following a major ground offensive, the Syrian army captured the town in the northwestern province of Idlib on Wednesday, a key prize in its push to reconquer the

31 Jan 14:15 Arab News 8912634263977850964.html
Travelers at Entebbe Airport ignorant of coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Passengers traveling in and out of Uganda through Entebbe International Airport are ignorant about novel coronavirus, a new strain of zoonotic diseases that had not been previously identified in humans. The deadly virus, said to have originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan has so far killed 213 people in …

31 Jan 14:30 The Independent Uganda: 5099025988999713028.html
Seasonal influenza vaccine is important: Ministry of Health

The seasonal influenza vaccine protects you and others, make sure to take it: Ministry of Health

31 Jan 14:07 Times of Oman 5168079156658255093.html
Air India flight with Indians from Wuhan to leave for home on Saturday

While Friday's flight is scheduled to take mostly those stranded in Wuhan, Saturday's flight is expected to take those held up in Hubei province

31 Jan 14:40 Business-Standard 1502508926689435083.html
Extradition Trial Of PNB Scam Accused Nirav Modi To Begin From 11 May As UK Court Extends His Custody Till 27 February

Nirav Modi’s extradition trial is scheduled for five days starting 11 May

31 Jan 14:09 Swarajya 4977622829678529273.html
Viewers slam 'unwatchable' Virgin Media Leaders' Debate

Viewers were unimpressed  with Virgin Media's General Election Leaders' Debate on Thursday evening, with hosts Ivan Yates and Matt Cooper

31 Jan 14:33 7092425148325966049.html
Is the new dispensation keen on devolution?

It should be recalled that the nationalist struggle's main focus was the achievement of an electoral system with one person one vote as its basis and the result...

31 Jan 14:18 Bulawayo24 News 5565663539945331859.html
Hummer is making a comeback, but this time it's electric

General Motors announced Thursday that it will start selling a battery-powered Hummer pickup truck in September of 2021.

31 Jan 14:35 Fox 4 8372747778131876934.html
Immigration officer, two ground handler arrested for extortion at NAIA

An immigration officer and two ground handlers were arrested by operatives of Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Group at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 when they tried to extort some P60,000 from Royal Air as penalty/payment.

31 Jan 14:35 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200259848988.html
Husband ‘asks State to withdraw charges against wife’ accused of his attempted murder

Sandra Govender, 53, and three other women face charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

31 Jan 14:12 The Citizen 410802300961773757.html
Turkey's Erdogan hits out at Arab 'treason' over Trump Mideast plan

Some Arab countr­ies that suppor­t such a plan commit treaso­n agains­t Jerusa­lem, says Turkis­h presid­ent

31 Jan 14:17 The Express Tribune 1105816786106117958.html
Lucrative speaking circuit helps David Cameron bank £836,000 profit in a year

Former prime minister Theresa May also earned close to £400,000 in the month of December alone through speaking engagements.

31 Jan 14:55 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773611257117.html
Exeter University cancels Chinese New Year celebrations over coronavirus outbreak

Two people have now been diagnosed in the UK

31 Jan 14:00 DevonLive 2469244513718667913.html
Brexit Day: Sadiq Khan 'Heartbroken' Britain is Finally Leaving the EU

(AP) -- London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he is "heartbroken" about Britain´s imminent departure from the European Union and wants to reassure European citizens living in the British capital they are valued friends and family members.

31 Jan 14:51 Breitbart 3148363491072400065.html
India bans export of protective masks, clothing amid coronavirus outbreak

India on Friday banned the export of personal protection equipment such as masks and clothing amid a global coronavirus outbreak. It did not give a reason for the ban but it reported its first case of the new coronavirus on Thursday, a woman in Kerala who was a student of Wuhan University in China.

31 Jan 14:31 Yahoo 7097669637086198735.html
Bernie Sanders, a socialist surges in Iowa

Progressive who shook up the Democrats is now ahead in the first state to vote

31 Jan 14:53 Financial Times 707176888981512300.html
'Dropped your coronavirus'

A video shot in Burnaby is making the rounds on social media after a white male makes some uncouth comments about the coronavirus to an Asian woman.

31 Jan 14:21 Castanet 616068601864282289.html
Plane carrying Britons and others from China's Wuhan lands in UK

BRIZE NORTON, England (Reuters) - A plane carrying 83 British and 27 foreign nationals landed in Britain after flying from China’s central city of Wuhan, the centre of a virus epidemic that has killed more than 200 people and infected more than 9,000.

31 Jan 14:27 Reuters 8334514179856245776.html
Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue sports EU flag cone on Brexit day

A special blue cone with yellow stars sat atop the Duke of Wellington statue in the hours before Britain officially left the European Union on Friday.

31 Jan 14:10 Shropshire Star 3480199992198252720.html
Israel tightens security after Trump plan but prayers pass calmly

Israel stepped up security in Jerusalem's Old City Friday after US President Donald Trump enraged Palestinians with his controversial peace plan, but weekly prayers at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque passed off calmly.

31 Jan 14:40 Digital Journal 4566489172473837802.html
Nyoro says his administration will not victimize Waititu sympathizers

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – Newly inaugurated Kiambu Governor James Nyoro assured the county staff that no one will be victimized as he took over the reigns - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today |

31 Jan 14:30 Capital News 7605153803927964904.html
Chinese planes to bring overseas Wuhan citizens back to virus-hit city

China sent two planes to Malaysia and Thailand on Friday to bring "stranded" Hubei province residents back to the virus-stricken city of Wuhan, authorities said.

31 Jan 14:50 The Jakarta Post 7678601103913639866.html
Fearing spread of virus, Singapore bars arrivals from China

Singapore has atleast 13 confirmed infections of coronavirus

31 Jan 14:28 Deccan Chronicle 7881006364097346240.html
‘Deranged Human Being’: Newt Gingrich Takes Aim at Adam Schiff’s Fake Trump-Putin Conspiracy

Adam Schiff, one of the key figures in the Democrats’ efforts to unseat Donald Trump, has fantasised on the Senate floor about possible secret talks between Trump and Vladimir Putin.

31 Jan 14:26 Sputniknews 967333867860371082.html
Democrat John Delaney drops out of 2020 presidential race

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former Maryland congressman John Delaney, the first Democrat to announce a run for president in 2020, dropped out of the race Friday.

31 Jan 14:32 UPI 8257973865532277667.html
RPF constable shoots himself to death on running train

‘He was upset with some domestic problems’

31 Jan 14:33 The Hindu 6679535025467395363.html
Airbus paying $4-billion to settle corruption probe, exposing bribery allegations

The plane maker has been investigated by French and British authorities for suspected corruption over jet sales dating back over a decade

31 Jan 14:07 The Globe and Mail 68426411327291254.html
PHOTOS: Max, Gokada riders protest okada ban in Lagos

Riders of Max, Gokada, motorbike hailing services, have protested against the ban on okada in several parts of Lagos state.

31 Jan 14:31 TheCable 7513571674269724947.html
Nicola Sturgeon: independence best for Scotland post-Brexit - video

Scotland's first minister urges supporters of Scottish independence to build and win the political case for it rather than rushing to hold a referendum

31 Jan 14:11 the Guardian 1491978796218926830.html
Will we consider our own, the Kashmiri children traumatised by years of systemic violence?

Repetitive, violent trauma in endemic war zones can be deeply damaging for the community, especially children and adolescents, who could be scarred for life, and pass on their fear and anger to generations that follow.

31 Jan 14:26 The Indian Express 2885715104503092753.html
Chinese city of Wuhan says it should have acted sooner to contain virus

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus that has quickly spread beyond China’s borders in recent days, should have taken measures sooner to contain it, the city’s Communist Party chief said on Friday.

31 Jan 14:53 Reuters 8334514181379243996.html
Just a fraction of voters want to block witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial — but Republicans are likely to block them anyway, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

Business Insider - While 37% of likely Republican voters don't see a need for any witnesses, 45% want some combination of witnesses to testify.. Read more at

31 Jan 14:12 5090408757092297566.html
Activists demand voice for Northern Ireland in Europe as ‘fight goes on’

Campaign group Border Communities Against Brexit unveiled a new billboard as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

31 Jan 14:58 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773970632940.html
John Delaney ends presidential campaign

In a statement, the moderate former congressman warned about nominating progressives like Warren or Sanders.

31 Jan 14:29 euronews 7318238121557758155.html
Coronavirus outbreak: Indian government begins to evacuate 366 citizens from China's Wuhan

The 423-seater flight is expected to return to Delhi from Wuhan at 2 a.m. on Saturday and another special flight may depart from T3, Delhi on Saturday.

31 Jan 14:57 The Hindu 6679535025375720139.html
Jewish couple sues American Airlines after being kicked off flight for ‘body odor’

A Jewish couple from Michigan is suing American Airlines for discrimination after being booted off a flight last year – claiming the crew raised a stink about their alleged body odor.

31 Jan 14:15 New York Post 7654946769016084021.html
Busing fees could double

It could cost parents in the Central Okanagan twice as much to get their student a seat on a school bus.

31 Jan 14:40 Castanet 616068602676292820.html
Clinton jabs again at Sanders, says he didn't seek Dem unity

Hillary Clinton is not done talking about Bernie Sanders. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said in a podcast interview that aired Friday that Sanders didn’t try to unify the party after losing the primary to her four years ago and that he and his supporters contributed to her loss to Donald Trump in the general …

31 Jan 14:40 City NEWS 1130 5858657120951914879.html
IIT-Bombay claims circular warning students about ‘anti-national activities’ not against free speech

A directive to students to not participate in ‘anti-national activities’ has created furore on the campus, where anti-CAA protests are being held regularly.

31 Jan 14:51 8669301692725872158.html
Madhya Pradesh police arrest impostor posing as special adviser to Nepal vice-president

The accused posed as VIPs and visited the famous Baglamukhi temple in Agar-Malwa on Thursday and came to the Ujjain Circuit House to spend the night. However, when the police questioned them on Friday, they could not produce identity cards to support their claim.

31 Jan 14:44 The Indian Express 2885715105836896985.html
Nicolas Manohar hits century in Canada cricket win at U19 World Cup

POCHEFSTROOM, South Africa - Nicolas Manohar scored 101 runs to help Canada defeat Japan by 182 runs Thursday for its first win at the ICC U19 Cricket World

31 Jan 14:52 6669504244670610135.html
Scots councillor vows to apply for Irish passport to keep European links after Brexit

A Stirling SNP councillor has pledged to apply for an Irish passport so he can retain links with Europe after the Brexit split today (Friday).

31 Jan 14:29 dailyrecord 552235479152775871.html
Praveen Sood is the new DG&IGP of Karnataka

Praveen Sood, a 1986 batch IPS officer took charge as the new Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG&IGP) of Karnataka on Friday, following the retirement of incumbent Neelamani

31 Jan 14:44 The Hindu 6679535024801900392.html
Erdogan says Turkey may launch Syria offensive if Idlib attacks continue

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey may launch a military operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region unless fighting there is quickly halted, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday as attacks by Syrian government forces risked a new wave of refugees.

31 Jan 14:09 Reuters 8334514180853455354.html
No restrictions on food imports from China, says agriculture minister

MARANG, Jan 31 — There are no restrictions on the import of food from China so far, although the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a public health emergency following global concerns over the 2019 novel coronavirus infection. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri...

31 Jan 14:50 Malaymail 302165935645288555.html
Man jailed for possessing loaded gun

A WEST Belfast man caught by police with a loaded handgun in his home has been jailed.

31 Jan 14:30 The Irish News 993065732570718.html
Two Men Killed by Their Own IED in Kabul: MoI

Two people who were involved in placing the explosives were killed and one civilian was wounded in today's explosion in PD5, said Nasrat Rahimi, MOI spokesman

31 Jan 14:11 TOLO news 5578851437582020747.html
Botswana registers first suspected case of coronavirus

Symptoms include fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, fatigue and headache.

31 Jan 14:20 The Citizen 410802300483009883.html
Woman seeks to strike out suit over Nora Anne Quoirin’s death

SEREMBAN, Jan 31 — A woman has applied to strike out a suit against her filed by the family of Nora Anne Quoirin over the death of the Irish teenager while on holiday with her family at a resort here last year. In her defence, Helen Marion Todd, 77, denied that she is the proprietor of the...

31 Jan 14:05 Malaymail 302165934516537616.html
Greece defends anti-migrant floating barrier amid growing criticism

Minister says barrier would send message to smugglers that ‘rules of the game have changed’

31 Jan 14:30 the Guardian 1491978795521386746.html
Pilots, flight attendants demand flights to China stop as virus fear mounts worldwide

Pilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly ...

31 Jan 14:19 CNA