2 January 2019 News

India, United States, Donald Trump, Diplomacy, Britain were the most important topics in the news of the Wednesday 2 January 2019, but also: Russia, Dead, France, Transport, Syria.

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Shanahan takes Pentagon helm as Trump blasts Mattis

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's first full day at the Pentagon's helm was overshadowed Wednesday when President Donald Trump attacked...

NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like ‘snowman’

Four billion miles from the sun floats Ultima Thule, an icy celestial body that NASA scientists announced Wednesday is aptly shaped like a giant...

Netflix draws fire for blocking satire critical of Saudi Arabia

Netflix drew fire from human rights activists Wednesday after agreeing to block an episode of a satirical comedy show from its service in Saudi...

Trump mocks Indian PM for library in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of...

Syria is ‘sand and death,’ Trump says

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered a rather stark take on the situation in war-wracked Syria, summing it up in two words -- "sand...

Trump says received ‘great’ letter from N. Korea’s Kim

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he had received a "great letter" from Kim Jong Un, after the North Korean leader warned Pyongyang may...

Trump warns US government shutdown could last a ‘long time’

US President Donald Trump met top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday, but they failed to hammer out an agreement that would end a partial government...

UK police say ‘terror’ stabbing suspect likely acted alone

British police said Wednesday it was increasingly likely that a man who stabbed three people on New Year's Eve in Manchester while reportedly...

UK forced marriage victims charged repatriation costs

Britain is charging young women rescued from forced marriages abroad for the cost of their repatriation, The Times newspaper revealed Wednesday.Four...

UK minister queries Channel migrants’ asylum claims

Britain's interior minister on Wednesday questioned if asylum seekers increasingly using small boats to cross the Channel from France were genuinely...

Britain can punch above its weight even after Brexit : Hunt

Britain can still punch above its weight globally even after it exits the European Union (EU), Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday ahead...

‘Enforcer’ Olivier confirmed for second Test

South African captain Faf du Plessis said on Wednesday that fast bowler Duanne Olivier would be used in an "enforcer" role as part of a pace...

India’s flashpoint temple, off limits to women

Two women in their 40s defied traditionalists on Wednesday to enter the Sabarimala temple, one of Hinduism's holiest sites, sparking violent...

Six dead in rail accident on wind-battered Danish bridge

Six people were killed Wednesday after debris apparently from a cargo train smashed into a passenger train in high winds on a bridge connecting...

Medvedev shows Murray there’s still work to be done

Russia's Daniil Medvedev showed Andy Murray just how much work he still has to do, when he beat the former world number one in straight sets...

Report claims fraud in Frenchwoman’s ‘oldest-ever’ world record

A record held by a Frenchwoman as the world's longest living person could be fraudulent and involve an identity swap, Russian researchers have...

Rescuers pull more bodies from rubble of Russian gas explosion

Rescuers hunted for survivors Wednesday in the rubble of a Russian apartment building wrecked by a New Year's Eve gas explosion, but found only...

Six dead in Danish train accident

Six people were killed Wednesday and an unspecified number were injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, rail...

Jet Airways share slump after debt payment failure

Shares in India's second-largest airline Jet Airways fell five percent Wednesday after the company admitted it had failed to meet debt payments...

14 confirmed dead in Russia high-rise blast

Fourteen people are confirmed dead from the New Year's Eve explosion at a high-rise in central Russia, local officials said Wednesday, as rescuers...

Clashes after women enter flashpoint Indian temple

Protests and violence erupted in southern India on Wednesday after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism's holiest temples...

Bangladesh arrests journalist over election reporting

A Bangladeshi journalist was arrested and another was on the run Wednesday for publishing "false information" about voting irregularities in...

Paine targets long-term improvement as India series loss looms

Australia captain Tim Paine insisted Wednesday that his priority was to develop his inexperienced cricket team for the future even as they face...

Two women enter flashpoint India temple

Two women on Wednesday entered one of Hinduism's holiest shrines in south India becoming the first to go into Sabarimala temple since the Supreme...

Indian father and son battle for billion-dollar empire

Vijaypat Singhania thought he was keeping his billion-dollar Indian textile empire in the family when he gifted control of the Raymond Group...

Bricked in by poverty, Cambodia’s farmers fight debt bondage

Bopha should be in school but instead toils seven days a week in a searing brick kiln on the outskirts of Phnom Penh -- a 14-year-old trapped...