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China suspends all public transport in Wuhan city as coronavirus cases climb to 571 with 17 deaths

January 23, 2020 7:57:35 am

Health officials at airports in Los Angeles, San Francsico and New York began screening arriving passengers for signs of coronavirus infection last week, with Chicago and Atlanta beginning to do so this week.

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Brexit clears final hurdle in the House of Commons

January 23, 2020 8:15:03 am

The measure is expected to be enacted into law as soon as Thursday, after the House of Commons on Wednesday followed the government’s request and rejected a series of amendments added by the unelected second chamber, the House of Lords.

Trump to attend anti-abortion march in first for US President

Trump to attend anti-abortion march in first for US President

January 23, 2020 7:26:08 am

Last year, Trump vowed that he would veto any bill that “weakens the protection of human life” in his address to the crowd.

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UN experts link Saudi prince to hacking of Amazon chief’s phone

January 23, 2020 3:39:54 am

Bezos and Crown Prince Mohammed, the report said, exchanged phone numbers at a dinner in Los Angeles in April 2018. The crown prince initiated a messaging conversation with Bezos that same day over WhatsApp.

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Brexit bill clears final UK parliamentary hurdle ahead of January 31 exit

January 23, 2020 1:36:38 am

The bill will officially become law when it receives Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth, something that could happen as soon as Thursday.

Changing equations in region help Pakistan get relief at FATF meet

Told Trump war with Iran will be disastrous: Imran Khan

January 22, 2020 10:51:31 pm

Asked whether Trump agreed with him, Khan said the US President did not say anything but he probably understood what he meant.

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Trump to add a ‘couple of countries’ to US travel ban

January 22, 2020 10:10:20 pm

The current ban suspends immigrant and non-immigrant visas to applicants from the affected countries, but it allows exceptions, including for students and those who have established "significant contacts" in the US.

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UN experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos

January 22, 2020 10:04:21 pm

The UN special rapporteurs, Agnes Callamard and David Kaye, said on Wednesday that they had information pointing to the "possible involvement" of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the alleged 2018 cyberattack.

Trump to attend anti-abortion march in first for US President

‘Some people put climate at unrealistic level’: Trump’s jibe at Greta Thunberg

January 22, 2020 8:25:17 pm

"Some people put it at a level that is unrealistic, to a point where you can't live your lives," Trump said. He was addressing a press conference at Davos on the backdrop of the World Economic Forum.

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A #MeToo moment: Harvey Weinstein trial set to open

January 22, 2020 6:43:03 pm

Weinstein's trial could take more than a month, Judge James Burke said. Judging from an arduous two-week jury selection that netted a panel of seven men and five women, it could be a hotbed of protests and intense media coverage.

Three Punjabi origin men killed in London: Scotland Yard says ‘ongoing dispute’ behind crime

January 22, 2020 5:38:17 pm

The three men, in their late 20s and 30s and of Punjabi origin, were found with serious stab wounds by emergency services on Sunday night and pronounced dead at the scene in Seven Kings area of Redbridge.

Tackling rising hate crime against Sikhs, stop & search, ethnic tick box main priorities

January 22, 2020 5:42:29 pm

Excerpts from a conversation that Kamalpreet Kaur had with Preet Kaur Gill, Labour MP who has been re-elected as chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs.

36 killed in ‘terror attack’ in Burkina Faso: Govt

January 22, 2020 3:28:18 pm

The mass killing was carried out by a "terrorist group" the government has said in a statement. Violence in the West African country has surged recently as the fight against militants shows no signs of abating.

Australian coal company says bushfire smoke is slowing production

January 22, 2020 2:33:31 pm

Australia is the world’s largest exporter of coal, and the industry wields a wide influence on the country’s political leaders.

North Korea suspends foreign tourism over coronavirus fears

North Korea suspends foreign tourism over coronavirus fears

January 22, 2020 2:08:10 pm

The North Korean government is preparing an official notice, and will later announce when tours can be resumed.

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‘World doesn’t celebrate India’s achievement in climate tech enough’: COP26 president Claire Perry O’Neill

January 22, 2020 9:55:36 pm

COP26 president Claire Perry O’Neill said, “We‘d love to work with India, we have learnt so much in the last two years about how you might align climate risk analysis with financial support."

Mt. Annapurna: Rescuers resume search for 4 Korean climbers, 3 Nepali guides

Rescuers resume search for seven missing climbers on Nepal’s Mt Annapurna

January 22, 2020 12:16:15 pm

The trekkers and their guides are still listed as missing but mountaineering experts have said there is little chance they could have survived Friday's massive avalanche.

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US Senators struggle to stay focused during Trump impeachment trial

January 22, 2020 12:09:46 pm

It's a challenge anyone who's served on a jury might understand, but senators try not to complain, given the enormous political stakes of the trial during the 2020 election year.

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Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers say accusers ‘bragged’ about sex with him

January 22, 2020 11:18:09 am

On Tuesday, a day before opening arguments, they gave a first glimpse of that strategy, saying they would use a trove of emails to demonstrate that some of the women allegedly assaulted by Weinstein later bragged about having an affair with him.

Big changes? or maybe not. Putin’s plans keep Russia guessing

Big changes? or maybe not. Putin’s plans keep Russia guessing

January 22, 2020 11:12:10 am

Putin’s proposals, sure to be adopted by his rubber-stamp Parliament, mean “potentially very little change at all,” Sam Greene, director of the Russia Institute at King’s College in London, said in an 11-part thread on Twitter.