8 January 2019 News

India, United States, Britain, Police, Crime were the most important topics in the news of the Tuesday 8 January 2019, but also: Conflict, Football, The European Union, Diplomacy, Syria.

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News from 08/01/2019

US envoy on new Afghanistan peace trip

US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad headed Tuesday on a trip to Afghanistan and regional powers in a fresh bid to negotiate an end to 17 years of...

World Bank warns brewing trade storm jeopardizes global economy

Trade conflict between the world's two largest economic powers already is inflicting collateral damage and threatens to do yet more harm to the...

Defoe eager to create ‘something special’ with Gerrard at Rangers

Jermain Defoe is looking forward to linking up with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard in a bid to create "something special" at Scottish...

Erdogan blasts Bolton’s ‘unacceptable’ comments on Syrian Kurdish militia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned comments by a key US envoy over the future of a US-allied Syrian Kurdish militia...

Paris nudist restaurant undone by scanty custom

The first nudist restaurant in the French capital is being forced to close because it cannot put enough bums on seats."O'Naturel" will draw the...

Drone sighting briefly halts Heathrow Airport flights

London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest hub, suspended all departing flights for around an hour Tuesday following a drone sighting, just...

ICC approves USA reinstatement as 105th member

The International Cricket Council approved USA Cricket as its 105th member on Tuesday, restoring the sport in the United States after the expulsion...

Heathrow Airport halts departures after drone sighting

London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest hub in terms of passenger numbers, said it has suspended all departing flights on Tuesday following...

Wales’s Priestland to leave Bath at season’s end

Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland will leave Bath at the end of the season, the English Premiership club announced on Tuesday.Priestland, who won...

Time our enemy, admit new 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt

Egypt football boss Hany Abo Rida admitted Tuesday that his country faced a race against the clock to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations during...

Trump says US-China trade talks going ‘very well’

US President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday that US-China trade negotiations were going "very well" as officials held talks in Beijing that will...

In DR Congo, patience wears thin over results delay

At first glance, life is proceeding as normal in DR Congo's bustling capital -- most shops and schools in Kinshasa are open, while rush hour...

Indian MPs pass contentious citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

India's lower house passed on Tuesday legislation that will grant citizenship to members of certain religious minorities but not Muslims, sparking...

Dismantling of Skripal home in Salisbury gets under way

The home of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned with a nerve agent in Britain last March, began to be partially dismantled...

Brexit stockpiling ‘good news’ for UK warehouse sector

Fears of a chaotic Brexit are "good news" for Neil Powell, a British warehouse business manager who has seen a boom in orders from companies...

One dead, two missing after oil tanker blaze off Hong Kong

One man was killed and two others declared missing after an oil tanker caught fire while it was being refuelled off Hong Kong on Tuesday, sending...

MPs urge police to act over Brexit protesters

Dozens of British MPs have written to London's police chief to warn about a "deteriorating public order and security situation" around parliament,...

UK Brexit vote set for January 15 as MPs oppose ‘no deal’ scenario

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government suffered a setback in parliament Tuesday as MPs prepare to vote on the EU withdrawal agreement...

Pompeo seeks to rally Mideast allies on Iran, jihadist battle

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Middle East allies Tuesday to confront "significant threats" posed by Iran and jihadists as he visited...

Merkel leads condemnations of attack on far-right MP

Chancellor Angela Merkel led condemnations Tuesday of a "politically motivated" gang attack against a far-right German MP, an assault that underlined...

India top court clears Vedanta copper plant for reopening

India's top court Tuesday paved the way for the reopening of a copper smelter at the centre of a police shooting that left more than a dozen...

German, 20, confesses to massive data hack spurred by ‘annoyance’

German authorities on Tuesday said a 20-year-old hacker had confessed to stealing and leaking private data from hundreds of politicians, including...

Australia to ‘consider’ Saudi woman’s asylum plea

Australia said Tuesday it would "carefully consider" the asylum claim of an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse from her family and...

Iran, India move closer on trade as EU stalls

Iran will boost trade with India as the European Union struggles to find a way to circumvent a fresh US embargo on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister...

India asks ‘Is King Kohli better than Tendulkar?’

While Virat Kohli's historic success in Australia has been greeted with jubilation in India, it has also sparked a feverish debate: is he even...

Turkey trial opens into Russian ambassador’s 2016 killing

A trial into the 2016 murder of a Russian ambassador opened in Ankara on Tuesday with the first two of 28 defendants to be heard denying any...

Klopp defends changes as Wolves dump Liverpool out of FA Cup

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes an early injury to defender Dejan Lovren highlighted why he chose to name a second-string side in bowing...

Arsenal to host Man Utd in FA Cup 4th round

The FA Cup's two most successful ever sides will meet in the fourth round as Arsenal host Manchester United in the last 32, Monday's draw confirmed.Premier...

Sri Lanka marks decade since journalist murder amid justice calls

Sri Lankan journalists Tuesday paid tribute to anti-establishment editor Lasantha Wickrematunge 10 years after his murder by a suspected government...

UK police get extra powers to control drones

Drone exclusion zones around British airports will be extended and operators made to register under new rules announced after drone sightings...

India’s top court reinstates sacked police chief

India's top court Tuesday reinstated the country's chief federal police investigator, whose sacking by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government...

Dozens of Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh : officials

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into Bangladesh from India in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as New Delhi faces censure...

IS counterattack in east Syria leaves 32 dead : monitor

Die-hard jihadists defending their last bastions in eastern Syria used the cover of bad weather to launch a vain but deadly counterattack against...

Attacker hurts 20 children with hammer at Beijing school

A hammer-wielding man wounded 20 children in an attack at an elementary school in Beijing Tuesday with three suffering serious injuries, local...

Tear gas, rubber bullets as Bangladesh garment workers strike

Bangladeshi police Tuesday fired rubber bullets and tear gas as thousands of striking workers in the South Asian country's huge garment industry...

Suspect, 20, held over massive German politician data hack

German police said Tuesday they have arrested a 20-year-old suspect in the case of private data stolen from hundreds of politicians, including...

Sporadic violence in nationwide Indian strike

Police clashed with stone-throwing protestors in Kolkata on Tuesday, authorities said, as tens of millions of Indians staged a 48-hour nationwide...

Afghan migrants returning from Iran hit record high in 2018

The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed US sanctions sent the...

One dead in oil tanker blaze off Hong Kong

At least one man has died after an oil tanker caught fire off Hong Kong on Tuesday, authorities said, sending a huge cloud of dark smoke billowing...

UNHCR examining Saudi woman’s asylum bid as family due in Bangkok

The asylum claim of a Saudi woman who resisted deportation from Thailand will take several days to assess, the UN said Tuesday, as the 18-year-old's...

Australian Open : History beckons as Serena shoots for Slam history

Serena Williams is back in Melbourne as hot favourite to repeat her 2017 Australian Open win and claim a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam with...

Vietnam’s ‘incense village’ blazes pink ahead of lunar new year

In Vietnam's "incense village", dozens are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the...

Tech firms see good times as flexible displays roll, and fold

Electronic displays that fold, roll and bend have finally arrived after years of development, and tech firms are touting the technology as a...

Rattled Australia pick through rubble of ‘lost summer’ against India

Australia's humbling series defeat to India left selectors to pick through the rubble Tuesday as they face tough decisions with two Tests looming...

Turkey’s 12,000-year-old town about to be engulfed

From the ancient citadel overlooking the valley, Ridvan Ayhan looks at the Tigris with a furrowed brow. The river that supported his family's...

Tons for Taylor, Nicholls as Black Caps sweep Sri Lanka ODI series

Veteran Ross Taylor and rising star Henry Nicholls both smashed centuries as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 115 runs in the third one-day international...

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn ‘could spend six months in jail’

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn could spend another six months behind bars before his case comes to trial, his lawyer said Tuesday.In his first...

Samsung Electronics flags near-30% slump in Q4 operating profit

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday flagged its first quarterly profit drop in two years and painted a grim outlook owing to mounting competition...

France to crack down on unauthorised ‘yellow vest’ protests : PM

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday announced plans to ban participation in unauthorised demonstrations as the government scrambles...

Trump ramps up Mexico wall row with speech, border visit

President Donald Trump was set Tuesday to deliver a primetime address to the nation on immigration as he pushed for a showdown in his battle...

Fossil of prehistoric deer found in Argentina

The well-preserved fossil of a prehistoric deer has been discovered just to the north of Buenos Aires, the La Matanza University revealed on...

Amazon becomes most valuable publicly-traded company

Amazon for the first time closed out Monday's trading session as the world's biggest publicly-traded company, overtaking Microsoft and other...

Ex-NBA player Turkoglu calls Kanter fears ‘smear campaign’

Former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu, now a chief advisor to Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, rebuked New York Knicks center Enes Kanter's fears...

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday he would step down next month, more than three years before his current term was due to expire.The...

Iguanas reintroduced to Santiago Island in Galapagos

A group of more than 1,400 iguanas have been reintroduced to an Ecuadoran island in the Galapagos archipelago around two centuries after they...