20 Jan 2020

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Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violentA prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organisation said on Monday, after a protest he helped organise in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds. Ventus Lau was arrested on Sunday evening on charges of "obstruction of police administration" and violating terms set when permission was granted for the protest, the Hong Kong Civil Assembly Team said in a statement. "It was primarily rioters' violent acts which led to the suspension of the gathering," Senior Superintendent Ng Lok-chun told reporters.


20 Jan 2020 4:00am GMT

Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune: ICIJ

Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune: ICIJAn award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how Africa's richest woman syphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts. The New York-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) worked with newspapers such as Munich's Suddeutsche Zeitung to reveal the "Panama Papers" tax haven scandal in 2016. Its latest series called "Luanda Leaks" zeros in on Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of former Angola president Jose Eduardo dos Santos.


20 Jan 2020 3:26am GMT

SARS-like virus spreads in China, nearly 140 new cases

SARS-like virus spreads in China, nearly 140 new casesA mysterious SARS-like virus has killed a third person and spread around China -- including to Beijing -- authorities said Monday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity's biggest migration. The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. Wuhan has 11 million inhabitants and serves as a major transport hub, including during the annual Lunar New Year holiday which begins later this week and sees hundreds of millions of Chinese people travel across the country to visit family.


20 Jan 2020 3:08am GMT

Turkey targets 'weakest link' Cyprus in regional dominance bid

Turkey targets 'weakest link' Cyprus in regional dominance bidStriving to extend its influence in the eastern Mediterranean where tensions revolve around energy resources, Turkey sees Cyprus as the weakest link in a regional alliance buffering Ankara's ambitions, analysts told AFP. The bid comes as Turkey flexes its muscle across the Mediterranean from Libya to Syria, where Ankara has taken on diplomatic and military roles. Although Turkish military action is not expected against Cyprus, analysts warn Ankara will increase pressure on Nicosia to deter it from completing its energy exploration plans.


20 Jan 2020 2:58am GMT

Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declare open season on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declare open season on Facebook, Mark ZuckerbergFormer Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used to be Facebook's friends. Things have changed.


20 Jan 2020 2:16am GMT

Graham, Dershowitz say effort to dismiss articles of impeachment 'dead' as they prepare for trial

Graham, Dershowitz say effort to dismiss articles of impeachment 'dead' as they prepare for trialAlan Dershowitz, who joined Trump's defense team, plans to argue that even if Trump did everything he is accused of, his acts aren't impeachable.


20 Jan 2020 12:40am GMT

19 Jan 2020

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2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-in

2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-inGov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico's housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria. The removal of Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of Family Secretary Glorimar Andújar came a day after the governor fired the director of Puerto Rico's emergency management agency. Vázquez fired him hours after a Facebook video showed angry people breaking into the warehouse in an area where thousands have been in shelters since a recent earthquake.


19 Jan 2020 9:57pm GMT

'I Dare You to Mock Me.' Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger Defends Joe Biden Against Attacks on His Speech in New York Times Op-Ed

'I Dare You to Mock Me.' Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger Defends Joe Biden Against Attacks on His Speech in New York Times Op-EdChesley "Sully" Sullenberger opened up about his past struggles with stuttering in defending Biden and his speech.


19 Jan 2020 9:22pm GMT

Trump's Russia adviser 'escorted from White House' amid investigation

Trump's Russia adviser 'escorted from White House' amid investigationPresident Trump's latest Russia expert has reportedly been escorted from the White House amid claims of a security-related investigation.


19 Jan 2020 9:06pm GMT

SpaceX rocket explodes after liftoff as planned; Crew Dragon capsule escapes fireball

SpaceX rocket explodes after liftoff as planned; Crew Dragon capsule escapes fireballA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, ultimately sacrificing itself to a test.


19 Jan 2020 7:45pm GMT

Why the U.S.-China Cold War Will Be Different

Why the U.S.-China Cold War Will Be DifferentThis second cold war, conducted on a teeming planet whose anxiety is intensified by the passions and rages of social media, is only in its beginning stages. The aim, like in the first Cold War, is negative victory: not defeating the Chinese, but waiting them out, just as we waited the Soviets out.


19 Jan 2020 7:27pm GMT

Cult slayed pregnant woman and five of her children in Panama

Cult slayed pregnant woman and five of her children in PanamaA religious sect whose members believed to be "anointed by God" forced a pregnant woman and five of her children to walk through fire as part of a cult ritual, according to local residents.


19 Jan 2020 7:14pm GMT

Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ river

Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ riverVanessa Smallwood of Maple Shade, N.J., was 46 at the time of her disappearance. She was identified in a statement from New Jersey State Police.


19 Jan 2020 7:10pm GMT

Houthi rebels kill at least 70 soldiers in Yemen after attack on mosque

Houthi rebels kill at least 70 soldiers in Yemen after attack on mosqueYemen's president condemned on Sunday an attack by Houthi rebels on a government military camp, as authorities said fatalities had risen to at least 79 troops. Ballistic missiles smashed into a mosque in the training camp in the central province of Marib late Saturday, wounding 81 others during evening prayers, according to Abdu Abdullah Magli, spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces. The oil-rich province of Marib lies about 115 kilometers (70 miles) east of the Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa. The city is a stronghold of the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed coalition. The missile strike was the bloodiest attack in Marib since the beginning of Yemen's long-running civil war, marking a military escalation in a rare spot of relative stability. The U.N. envoy to Yemen delivered a stern warning about the recent spike in military activity across multiple provinces, noting with "particular concern" the airstrike that hit the military camp. "The hard-earned progress that Yemen has made on de-escalation is very fragile. Such actions can derail this progress", said Martin Griffiths. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi described Saturday's assault on Muslim worshipers as an act of "blatant aggression" that underscored Houthis' "lawlessness" and "unwillingness" to make peace, according to Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency. He denounced the Houthis as "a cheap Iranian tool in the region." A Shiite Houthi tribesman holds his weapon during a tribal gathering showing support for the Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen Credit: AP Yemen's defense ministry placed the military on heightened alert at nearby bases, directing troops to "take precautions" ahead of imminent battle. "This attack will be answered harshly," Magli warned in a televised statement. Coalition forces said they launched "massive assaults" on rebel targets northeast of the capital, killing and wounding dozens of Houthi fighters. There was no immediate comment from the Houthi faction. Yemen's civil war erupted in 2014 when Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels seized Sanaa, and much of the country's north, ousting President Hadi. The conflict became a regional proxy war months later as a Saudi-led coalition intervened to try and restore Hadi's internationally-recognized government, which rules in exile in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. Both Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition forces have been accused of war crimes and rampant human rights abuses in Yemen. Indiscriminate coalition air strikes and rebel shelling have drawn widespread international criticism for killing civilians and hitting non-military targets. The grinding war in the Arab world's poorest country has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced over 3 million and pushed the country to the brink of famine. Meanwhile, fighting has settled into a bloody stalemate.


19 Jan 2020 6:54pm GMT

El Chapo 701 craft lager coming soon thanks to drug lord's daughter

El Chapo 701 craft lager coming soon thanks to drug lord's daughterThe mug shot of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, imprisoned leader of the ruthless Sinaloa Cartel, is not just for police blotters anymore.


19 Jan 2020 6:23pm GMT

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across borderAdolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints. Father and son walked about 10 minutes in Arizona's stifling June heat before surrendering to border agents. Instead of being released with paperwork to appear in immigration court in Dallas, where Cardenas hopes to live with a cousin, they were bused more than an hour to wait in the Mexican border city of Mexicali.


19 Jan 2020 5:24pm GMT