New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai
on January 20, 2020 at 5:18 pm
This comes as China confirms that a new strain of coronavirus can pass from person to person.
PM suffers first defeat on Brexit bill as peers vote to give EU nationals physical proof of right to stay – live news
by Andrew Sparrow on January 20, 2020 at 5:07 pm
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenBoris Johnson suffers defeat in Lords on Brexit billNI assembly votes to refuse legislative consent to PM’s Brexit […]
Fugitive Briton who took her children to Jersey on dinghy sentenced
by Steven Morris and agency on January 20, 2020 at 4:54 pm
Lauren Etchells, who fled Canada years ago, convicted of exposing a child to risk of harmA British mother who spent years on the run with her two children before being caught after arriving on the […]
Russia bomb hoaxes: Thousands evacuated as campaign targets Moscow
on January 20, 2020 at 4:47 pm
All Moscow's metro stations are among public sites targeted, but it is unclear who is responsible.
Libya oil production nosedives as Haftar ignores calls to end war
by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on January 20, 2020 at 4:45 pm
Increasingly erratic general shows no sign of relenting despite international pressure Libya’s oil production and exports have almost ground to a halt as the increasingly unpredictable Gen […]
China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus
by Lily Kuo in Beijing on January 20, 2020 at 4:41 pm
Authorities on alert ahead of lunar new year holiday as 139 new cases of strain detectedChina’s National Health Commission has confirmed human-to-human transmission of a mysterious Sars-like […]
Pig Pushed Off a Bungee Jump Tower Causes Outrage in China
by Iliana Magra on January 20, 2020 at 4:34 pm
The incensed public response reflected an increasing activism around animal rights, a relatively new movement in China.
Most Australian chief executives believe climate crisis a threat to business
by Ben Butler on January 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Annual CEO survey found 65% of bosses were worried about climate, even before the bushfire crisis peakedAustralian company bosses are becoming increasingly concerned about the climate crisis and are […]
Virginia rally: thousands protest against gun control bills
by Lois Beckett in Richmond, Virginia on January 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Governor declared a state of emergency ahead of rally, citing ‘threats of violence’ from militia and hate groupsTens of thousands of gun rights activists kicked off a noisy rally in […]
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari 'floors' Anthony Joshua
on January 20, 2020 at 4:27 pm
Photos of the boxer prostrating before the Nigerian leader have had a mixed response online.
Huawei executive's extradition hearing to start in Vancouver
by Leyland Cecco in Toronto on January 20, 2020 at 4:27 pm
Meng Wanzhou trial begins amid growing tensions between Canada and ChinaThe closely watched case of Meng Wanzhou is due to start in Vancouver as the Huawei executive battles extradition amid growing […]
Vietnamese firm Viettel's 5G claim raises eyebrows outside
on January 20, 2020 at 4:21 pm
The military-controlled firm's claim to have joined the 5G network equipment-making elite is questioned.
Citizens air their opinions
on January 20, 2020 at 4:18 pm
At the January 14 Fillmore County Board meeting 10, citizens came forward to speak on three different subjects. Refugee resettlement. Seven citizens ...
China Confirms New Coronavirus Spreads From Humans to Humans
by Javier C. Hernández and Austin Ramzy on January 20, 2020 at 4:14 pm
A top Chinese government-appointed expert says a mysterious respiratory illness that has killed at least three people can be transmitted by humans, heightening concern about the outbreak.
China Says It Will Ban Plastics That Pollute Its Land and Water
by Chris Buckley on January 20, 2020 at 4:07 pm
Though likely to be welcomed by many Chinese who worry about pollution, the measures could be a hard sell for a society used to convenience.
Catalan police chief denies being close to Carles Puigdemont
by Sam Jones in Madrid on January 20, 2020 at 4:07 pm
Josep Lluís Trapero faces up to 11 years in prison for colluding with regional governmentA former Catalan police chief has denied being close to the deposed regional president who led the […]
Several killed in Ethiopia stand collapse
on January 20, 2020 at 3:48 pm
Thousands were commemorating the baptism of Jesus when a stand collapsed in the city of Gondar.
Studio Ghibli: Netflix buys rights to iconic animated films
on January 20, 2020 at 3:41 pm
From February, 21 of the studio's iconic films will be available on Netflix.
Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou’s Extradition Fight: What to Know
by Dan Bilefsky and Tracy Sherlock on January 20, 2020 at 3:37 pm
A Canadian judge will hear evidence on whether to extradite Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer, to the United States to face fraud charges. Here’s what you need to know.
Is the Trump administration justified in accepting fewer refugees than in the past?
on January 20, 2020 at 3:33 pm
Those outraged by lower refugee ceilings under the Trump administration are less mindful of its efforts to assist millions of refugees overseas and ...
After 13 Months in a Gilded Cage, Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou Begins Extradition Hearing
by Dan Bilefsky on January 20, 2020 at 3:26 pm
An extradition hearing for Huawei’s chief financial officer begins on Monday.
Third of world's poorest girls denied access to school
on January 20, 2020 at 3:19 pm
A "crippling learning crisis" faces girls in some of the world's most deprived countries, says UN.
Five killed in Russian hotel as scalding water floods room
by Agence France-Presse in Moscow on January 20, 2020 at 3:08 pm
Criminal inquiry opened after child dies in incident caused by burst heating pipeAt least five people including a child died in the Russian city of Perm when a broken heating pipe flooded their hotel […]
Coronavirus Is Spreading Quickly Across China, as Confirmed Cases Triple
on January 20, 2020 at 3:06 pm
A newly identified virus originating in central China has spread quickly around the country and across Asia, infecting people in major metropolitan areas and reaching South Korea for the first […]
Norway populist party quits coalition over 'Isis bride' repatriation
by Jon Henley Europe correspondent on January 20, 2020 at 3:04 pm
Progress party quits over move to bring home woman from Syria suspected of being in IsisNorway’s anti-immigration Progress party has resigned from the ruling coalition over a cabinet decision […]
People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home, UN rules
on January 20, 2020 at 3:03 pm
But it rejects a claim by a man whose Pacific Island nation is threatened by rising sea levels.
'Marriage Story was stunningly on-point': what divorce lawyers want you to know
by Elle Hunt on January 20, 2020 at 3:02 pm
If you have gone from hoping that your marriage will last for ever to hoping that it will all be over cheaply and painlessly, the experts have some bad newsThere is a moment early on in the film […]
What are the Luanda Leaks?
by Hilary Osborne on January 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Leak has shown how Africa’s richest woman built her empire, but how did it happen?Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the former president of Angola, claims to be a self-made […]
'It’s all gone': community bulldozed at site of Isabel dos Santos 'masterplan'
by Juliette Garside and Jason Burke in Luanda on January 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Displaced residents describe alleged abuses but former president’s daughter denies her plan required evictionsDrive out of the centre of Luanda, down the coastal highway heading south from the […]
The importance of leisure activities among refugees and forced migrants
on January 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Rather than being seen as a group of people seeking sanctuary, asylum seekers and refugees in the UK are often portrayed negatively, which can ...
Brussels-Vienna night train returns as Europe eyes flying alternatives
by Jennifer Rankin in Brussels on January 20, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Revival of Austrian overnight network comes as Sweden considers service from Malmö to other continental citiesNight trains have returned to the tracks between Brussels and Vienna amid growing […]
IMF Predicts Global Economy Will Rebound in 2020
on January 20, 2020 at 2:55 pm
The IMF expects global gross domestic product will expand by 3.3% in 2020, up from 2.9% in 2019.
Yahya Jammeh faces arrest if he returns to Gambia - minister
on January 20, 2020 at 2:51 pm
Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea in 2017 after 22 years of authoritarian rule.
Homicide at Moria refugee camp sparks riots
on January 20, 2020 at 2:47 pm
On Friday, riots between African and Afghan migrants at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos broke out following the stabbing of a ...
Refugees in Turkey: Comprehensive Vulnerability Monitoring Exercise (CVME) (Round 4) (January ...
on January 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm
According to Government statistics, around 3.7 million Syrian refugees had been registered in Turkey as of 10 October 2019, in addition to 170 000 ...
Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Davos
by Stanley Reed on January 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm
With businesses under pressure to act, solutions are emerging, but not fast enough, some participants fear.
ISIS Wife’s Return to Norway Divides Government
by Henrik Pryser Libell on January 20, 2020 at 2:36 pm
A woman and her children were retrieved from a detention camp in Syria, spurring debate at home after she was charged with being part of a terrorist organization.
Australia sees golfball-sized hail, dust storms from severe weather as wildfire season 'far from over'
by Travis Fedschun on January 20, 2020 at 2:21 pm
As wildfires continue to burn through parts of eastern Australia, severe storms on Monday caused chaos in major cities in the region were hit with large hail and flooding rains.
Virginia gun rally: Authorities gear up for unrest in Richmond
on January 20, 2020 at 2:07 pm
Pro-gun campaigners are gathering for the Richmond rally, which authorities fear could turn violent.
Red Cross helps Sudanese refugee restore links with her separated relatives
on January 20, 2020 at 2:03 pm
Fortunately, she and her family (her children and husband) reached a refugee Camp in western Ethiopia unscathed where they live now. But the ...
Prince Harry and Meghan could face costly fight for Sussex Royal brand
by Caroline Davies on January 20, 2020 at 2:03 pm
Future of name in doubt after Queen bans pair from using HRH titlesThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex face an “expensive and complicated” battle if forced to change their Sussex Royal brand, […]
Plankton phenomenon lights up bay
on January 20, 2020 at 1:55 pm
Bioluminescent algae in Jervis Bay, Australia, glows in a captivating night time display.
'Earth sandwich' made by two men 20,000km apart
on January 20, 2020 at 1:55 pm
To make an Earth sandwich, you need two people at precise points on opposite sides of the globe.
Longtime Putin Ally Removed as Prosecutor General in Russia
by Andrew Higgins on January 20, 2020 at 1:53 pm
The change, amid a government overhaul by President Vladimir V. Putin, set off a new round of guessing about the shape of the new political system Mr. Putin plans to create.
China's Xi Faces New Limits, at Home and Abroad
on January 20, 2020 at 1:37 pm
A slowing economy portends trouble domestically, while his vision of globalization has failed to win support internationally.
Former German military translator charged with spying for Iran
on January 20, 2020 at 1:31 pm
A German-Afghan man who worked for years as an interpreter and adviser for the German military went on trial Monday on charges of spying for Iranian intelligence.
Syrian refugees escaping regime attacks continuously migrate in hope of refuge
on January 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Syrian civilians, who have been forced to flee their homes due to regime attacks targeting residential places in northern Syria, migrate continuously in ...
WNED-TV airs educational, uplifting documentary on local refugees
on January 20, 2020 at 1:18 pm
WNED-TV should send the documentary airing at 9 p.m. Monday, “Making Buffalo Home: A Refugee's First Year,” directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Row in Spain over far-right party's parental veto policy for classes
by Sam Jones in Madrid on January 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Initiative allows parents to opt their children out of school activities that go ‘against their moral principles’Spain’s coalition government has vowed to overturn an […]
On the move: Conflict, refugee returns fuel Afghanistan displacement
on January 20, 2020 at 1:07 pm
More than 465,000 Afghan refugees or migrants returned from neighbouring Iran or Pakistan last year, according to the UN's humanitarian aid arm, ...
The girl who went from depression to international medallist
on January 20, 2020 at 1:05 pm
Indian athlete Abida Akhtar overcame depression to compete at international level in Wushu.
Should the world be worried about the coronavirus in China?
by Sarah Boseley Health editor on January 20, 2020 at 1:01 pm
Experts fear latest strain of virus may spread across planet from person to person It is a novel coronavirus – that is to say, a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered […]
Foreign Investment Falls to Near-Decade Low as Globalization Slows
on January 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm
New overseas investment by businesses around the world fell for the fourth-straight year in 2019 to its lowest level in almost a decade, pointing to a slowdown in globalization as the world-wide […]
How Aid Groups Map Refugee Camps That Officially Don't Exist
on January 20, 2020 at 12:56 pm
On the outskirts of Zahle, a town in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, a pair of aid workers carrying clipboards and cell phones walk through a small refugee ...
CAA brings a ray of hope for these 'refugees'
on January 20, 2020 at 12:56 pm
Mother of four daughters and a son, Radha Bai has lived most of her life as a 'refugee' in India, residing on the basis of a long-term visa that is ...
Deadly Mystery Virus Reported in 2 New Chinese Cities and South Korea
by Javier C. Hernández on January 20, 2020 at 12:43 pm
The spread of the pneumonialike illness to two other cities comes ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions will travel.
Australia’s Wild Weather: First Fires, Now Baseball-Size Hail
by Jamie Tarabay on January 20, 2020 at 12:36 pm
Severe heat and dry skies have given way to strong thunderstorms in the country’s southeast, where giant hailstones destroyed cars.
The Sri Lankan hotel where an elephant is a guest
on January 20, 2020 at 12:29 pm
Natta Kota, a fully grown Asian bull elephant, can often be found roaming around a Sri Lankan hotel.
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to face extradition hearing
on January 20, 2020 at 12:21 pm
Meng Wanzhou is fighting an extradition request from the US following her arrest in Canada.
French police video of officer hitting protester sparks inquiry
on January 20, 2020 at 12:19 pm
The footage shows an officer repeatedly punching a man in the face at a Paris yellow-vest protest.
Harry and Meghan’s Hard Exit
by Mark Landler on January 20, 2020 at 12:13 pm
The couple’s wish to carve out more “progressive” roles has led to the loss of perks, privileges and titles.
Live export: animals at risk in giant global industry
by Hilary Osborne and Bibi van der Zee on January 20, 2020 at 12:12 pm
More demand for meat sets nearly 2 billion farm animals on the move a year despite concerns about poor transport conditions and inhumane slaughter‘It would be kinder to shoot them’: […]
The Power of Choice - the effects of unrestricted cash transfers on Syrian refugee households
on January 20, 2020 at 12:11 pm
Jordan hosts over 660,000 Syrian refugees who fled their country since the eruption of the Syrian civil war in 2011. Entering the ninth year since the ...
Harry and Meghan Give Up Royal Titles and Forgo State Funding
by Mark Landler on January 20, 2020 at 12:11 pm
An agreement represents one of the most dramatic ruptures within the British royal family since King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry an American woman, Wallis Simpson.
The Irishwoman looking after refugees' wellbeing in Berlin
on January 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm
You work with refugees in Berlin. What do you do? I'm the assistant manager and volunteer coordinator of a refugee centre. That means I'm ...
U.S. to Maintain Pressure on Iran as Tensions Cool
on January 20, 2020 at 11:55 am
National-security officials in the Trump administration see Tehran as weakened by its confrontation with the U.S. and struggling to regain its footing after the Iranian military mistakenly shot down […]
UNHCR Cameroon Factsheet - December 2019
on January 20, 2020 at 11:37 am
Cameroon currently has 1,714,411 people of concern, including 403,414 refugees; with 292,787 Central African and 110,627 Nigerian refugees.
Democrats, China Virus, Australian Open: Your Monday Briefing
by Chris Stanford on January 20, 2020 at 11:31 am
Here's what you need to know.
David Olney: acclaimed US songwriter dies on stage after apologising mid-song
by Laura Snapes on January 20, 2020 at 11:24 am
Nashville folk singer died of an apparent heart attack aged 71 during a performance at a Florida music festivalRespected American singer-songwriter David Olney said sorry to fans before he died […]
His Mother Worked to Find Him Love Despite War, Blindness and Loss
by Mujib Mashal on January 20, 2020 at 11:08 am
The war in Afghanistan has taken so much from the poet Zaheer Ahmad Zindani. His mother was determined to ensure it wouldn’t take his chance to marry.
Yellow or Blue? In Hong Kong, Businesses Choose Political Sides
by Hannah Beech and Lam Yik Fei on January 20, 2020 at 11:01 am
Shops and restaurants are now being labeled either yellow, to note support for the city’s protest movement, or blue, in support of the police. The move is having a big economic impact.
'The river is our home': Bangladeshi boatmen mourn their receding waters
by Kaamil Ahmed in Sylhet on January 20, 2020 at 11:00 am
Decreased flows caused by water-hungry neighbours, especially India, are damaging river communities• All photographs by Kaamil AhmedHolding his downturned palm level with his waist, Musana Robi […]
How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried’
by Chris Hamby on January 20, 2020 at 11:00 am
A study that blasted Boeing after a 2009 accident was never made public. Other criticisms were tempered by investigators after the company and U.S. safety officials objected.
Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó defies travel ban for Colombia meeting
on January 20, 2020 at 10:57 am
The opposition leader is expected to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Colombia.
Toll in Attack on Yemen Military Base Rises to at Least 76
by Saeed Al-Batati and Ben Hubbard on January 20, 2020 at 10:53 am
A top U.N. official warned that the rebel assault on government forces could set back peace efforts.
'We want to stay'—hundreds of refugees arrive in Sudbury in past year
on January 20, 2020 at 10:52 am
She and her four children were on their way to a spot where hundreds have walked into Canada to make their refugee claim, after being officially ...
The Fight to Save an Innocent Refugee from Almost Certain Death
on January 20, 2020 at 10:52 am
Once approved, refugees have no say in where they end up: the U.N. decides whether to make a referral for possible resettlement, and when, and to ...
The Attack on Exarchia, an Anarchist Refuge in Athens
on January 20, 2020 at 10:52 am
In 2015, he made the punishing journey across Iran, Turkey, and the Aegean Sea, until he found himself in Exarchia, where anarchists and refugees ...
International Powers Call for Cease-Fire in Libya’s Long Civil War
by Katrin Bennhold and Melissa Eddy on January 20, 2020 at 10:43 am
After a Berlin meeting, Russia, Turkey and other countries pledged to end their interference in the North African nation to make way for peace efforts.
Migri: Surge in Iraqi citizenship applications and 'Brexit refugees'
on January 20, 2020 at 10:18 am
The latest figures released by the Finnish Immigration Service Migri on Monday show a rise in the number of Iraqis applying for citizenship; ...
Juan Guaidó, Venezuela Opposition Leader, Defies Travel Ban
by Julie Turkewitz and Anatoly Kurmanaev on January 20, 2020 at 10:12 am
Mr. Guaidó crossed into Colombia in a risky move that could land him in jail. He is seeking much-needed leverage against President Nicolás Maduro.
Japanese split on accepting more refugees, 56% call for caution
on January 20, 2020 at 10:07 am
Despite only recognizing 42 people as refugees in 2018, Japan should be cautious before committing to accept more, a slight majority of respondents ...
1945: Court in Paris Sentences Writer to Death
by The International Herald Tribune on January 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Robert Brasillach, a French poet and author, was condemned by the Special Court of Justice for treason and intelligence with the enemy during World War II.
Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision
on January 20, 2020 at 9:56 am
(CNN) Refugees fleeing the effects of the climate crisis cannot be forced to return home by their adoptive countries, a United Nations panel has ruled, ...
World's 22 richest men wealthier than all the women in Africa, study finds
by Kate Hodal on January 20, 2020 at 9:42 am
Startling scale of inequality laid bare as Oxfam report highlights chronically undervalued nature of care workThe world’s 22 richest men have more combined wealth than all 325 million women in […]
‘Chewing Gum Tycoon’ of Lotte Group, Shin Kyuk-ho, Dies at 98
by Choe Sang-Hun on January 20, 2020 at 9:17 am
Mr. Shin transformed a small business in postwar Tokyo into a corporate giant spanning South Korea and Japan.
Britain must open a new chapter in its relationship with Africa
by Tony Blair on January 20, 2020 at 9:00 am
Economic growth in African countries has triggered a global race for influence. Britain cannot afford to be left behindAfrica is the coming continent. Its population is predicted to double to 2 […]
Outrage after Chinese theme park forces pig to bungee jump
on January 20, 2020 at 8:10 am
After the 75kg pig was pushed off a tower, it was reportedly sent to the slaughterhouse.
Australian wildfires prompt $11G fine for tossing lit cigarette from vehicle
by David Aaro on January 20, 2020 at 7:16 am
The penalty took effect on Friday in New South Wales, according to a press release from the local government. It comes as devastating wildfires continue to severely impact the region, which has been […]
Major blizzard buries cars, homes in more than 12 inches of snow in Newfoundland: report
by Jack Durschlag on January 20, 2020 at 7:02 am
Canada’s easternmost province was buried under 30 inches of snow Friday – a record for the most snow in 24 hours – as residents of the provincial capital of St. Johns struggled to […]
Heating pipe bursts in Russian hotel, flooding basement with boiling water and killing 5
by Travis Fedschun on January 20, 2020 at 6:59 am
Five people were killed and six others were injured after a heating pipe burst on Monday at a hotel in Russia, flooding a basement hotel room with boiling water, according to officials.
Libya, Harry and Meghan, SpaceX: Your Monday Briefing
by Mike Ives on January 20, 2020 at 6:06 am
Here’s what you need to know.
Australia storms: Huge hail causes chaos in two cities
on January 20, 2020 at 4:18 am
Melbourne and Canberra are pelted by golf-ball sized stones, causing widespread damage.
Large hailstones batter parts of Canberra — video
on January 20, 2020 at 3:53 am
Golfball-size hailstones have hit Canberra as severe thunderstorms move through parts of south-eastern Australia. The hail struck parts of Canberra including Parliament House while roofs, […]
2 more bodies found on Tijuana property where California couple turned up dead, investigators say
by Frank Miles on January 20, 2020 at 1:43 am
Two more bodies turned up at a house in Tijuana, Mexico, where a missing California landlord and his wife were found buried, allegedly killed by their son-in-law, according to […]
Medical test ordeal for young African migrants in Spain
on January 20, 2020 at 12:34 am
The intrusive tests decide whether a migrant is a child or an adult and there is no chance of appeal.
Australia fires: Your questions about arson, travel and recovery
on January 20, 2020 at 12:30 am
Your questions about the Australia bushfires.
The traditional dance where men perform as women
on January 20, 2020 at 12:18 am
Rianto is a master of Lengger Lanang, a traditional Indonesia dance where men perform as women.
China's struggle to move away from coal
on January 20, 2020 at 12:16 am
China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green.
Preparing for an active volcano to stir
on January 20, 2020 at 12:15 am
People living at the foot of a volcano in Ecuador are being taught what to do if disaster strikes