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BBC TOP STORIES
- The Duchess of Cambridge meets children in Birmingham to mark the launch of her "five big questions".
- The Wigan MP has received the backing of departing candidate Jess Phillips in her Labour leadership bid.
- Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both enjoy comfortable wins to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
- Moving to London is unaffordable for those from poorer backgrounds, says social mobility report.
- England's Nick Brett wows crowds at the World Indoor Bowls Championships in Great Yarmouth with a spectacular shot in the open pairs final.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL MARKET NEWS
- Global stocks edged up as investors cheered Chinese authorities’ measures to contain the outbreak of a potentially deadly virus.
- Disrupting deals has always been a preferred tactic of activist investors, but they are becoming even more partial to it. Last year almost half of activist attacks involved a push for a new deal to happen or improved terms to an existing one
- Money managers including Allianz and American International Group have found a window of opportunity to enter a business that has long been the domain of banks.
- As a newly identified virus from China spread on Tuesday, a mobile game called Plague Inc. became the top paid app in the country’s version of Apple’s App Store.
- Tesla, Apple, General Motors, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson are some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Wednesday’s session.
- This Woman Felt Uninspired By The Fashion She Saw On Instagram. So She Decided To Start Photographing Her Mother."Because which elderly hijabi woman of color was being portrayed this way? Not a single one. And I knew I had something special that no one else had.”View Entire Post ›
- We Asked 77 People In Charge Of Saving Us From Oblivion For Their Views On Climate Science And Got Two ResponsesAustralian prime minister Scott Morrison has said the science of climate change "has never been in dispute" in his government, which isn't true at all.View Entire Post ›
- The Iranian Woman In The #IraniansDetestSoleimani Viral Video Was Also A Lobbyist For A Militia In LibyaNowhere in her video or her television appearances did Saghar Erica Kasraie disclose her work for the army engaged in a civil war in the north African country.View Entire Post ›
- Opinion: I'm A 13-Year-Old Aboriginal Boy, And This Is What I Told The “Boss Lady” Of The United NationsDujuan Hoosan from remote Australia writes about his meeting with “the boss lady of the United Nations” and the future he wants for Aboriginal kids.View Entire Post ›
- Roberto Alvim claims he accidentally plagiarized the Third Reich propaganda minister.View Entire Post ›
- Arantxa Rus hoopt zich woensdag voor het eerst in haar carrière te plaatsten voor de derde ronde van de Australian Open. De Nederlandse nummer 93 van de wereld treft in de tweede ronde in Melbourne de Amerikaanse Madison Keys, de mondiale nummer elf. Volg de partij in dit liveblog.
- Aerosmith-drummer Joey Kramer stapt naar de rechter omdat hij zondag niet met de band mag optreden tijdens de uitreiking van de Grammy Awards. Kramer wilde na een langdurige blessure afgelopen herfst al terugkeren in de band, maar de andere bandleden twijfelen aan zijn fysieke en mentale gesteldheid, meldt People woensdag.
- Onderzoeksbureau Berenschot mag het onderzoek naar de resultaten van de noordelijke promotiecampagne Top Dutch niet meer afmaken. De provincies Groningen, Friesland en Drenthe breken, wat betreft dit onderzoek, met het bureau.
- De Indiase deelstaat Telangana test woensdag tijdens lokale verkiezingen gezichtsherkenning om de identiteit van kiezers te verifiëren. Het is voor het eerst dat de technologie in India op die manier wordt toegepast, ondanks zorgen over privacy en surveillance.
- De man die zich dinsdag na een omsingeling door politie in Rosmalen ernstig verwondde, ligt nog in kritieke toestand in het ziekenhuis en is niet aanspreekbaar, meldt het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) woensdag.
- The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) held an inactivation ceremony to celebrate the boat’s 35 years of service at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington, Jan. 17. The occasion marked the crew’s final public event before the submarine is officially decommissioned in the controlled industrial area at […]
- The U.S. Air Force announced that it deployed some MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft to Romania, according to a recent service news release. The U.S. and Romania have a standing partnership to address issues of regional and global security. To advance those interests, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, the air component of U.S. European Command, […]
- The U.S. Army has announced that preparations for DEFENDER-Europe 20, the largest exercise of U.S.-based military forces to Europe in more than 25 years, will begin Thursday when participating units will load vehicles, heavy equipment and materiel for rail transport and onward shipping. Equipment will originate from Fort Hood, Fort Bliss and Fort Stewart with […]
- The Department of Defense announced on Tuesday an agreement worth about $400,9 million for procure 160 Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles or AMPVs. According to a recent service news release, BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP has been awarded a $400.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract for procure new AMPVs. Work will be performed in […]
- Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab has announced that it started assembly production on January 10, 2020 of its section of the T-7A Red Hawk aircraft, the advanced trainer developed and produced together with Boeing for the U.S. Air Force. According to a company news release, Saab is responsible for the development and production of […]
TIMES OF INDIA
- The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province. Another 2,197 people who came into contact with infected people were isolated, with 765 so far […]
- In rare display of unity, Parliament overwhelmingly elects top judge as Greece's next head of state.
- Two years after the last drought ended, Somalia is facing one of the driest rainy seasons in more than 30 years.
- The International Court of Justice is set to decide on emergency measures to stop the genocide of the Rohingya.
- One of the men credited with creating the CIA's post-9/11 torture programme says he would do it again.
- Mohammad Hani Abu Mandeel, Salem Zuweid an-Na'ami and Mahmoud Khaled Sa'id shot dead, local media reports.
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