10 January 2019 News

United States, Britain, Football, Germany, Australia were the most important topics in the news of the Thursday 10 January 2019, but also: Diplomacy, China, Crime, India, Pakistan.

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World’s oceans are heating up at a quickening pace : study

The world's oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply...

DNA request made in Cristiano Ronaldo rape case

Las Vegas police have asked soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape made against him.The...

The Jeff Bezos divorce : $136 billion and Amazon in the middle

The announcement by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world's wealthiest man, and his wife that they will divorce has captivated the imagination...

Ex-Trump lawyer to testify to Congress in February

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in Congress next month, lawmakers said Thursday, posing a potential new threat...

Michael Jackson estate slams sex abuse documentary

A new documentary that accuses Michael Jackson of sexually abusing two boys has been denounced by the late pop star's estate as an "outrageous...

Pompeo vows ‘every last Iranian boot’ will be expelled from Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Thursday the United States and its allies would work diplomatically to expel all Iranian troops from...

Russia accuses BBC of spreading ‘terrorist’ ideologies

Russia's media watchdog accused the BBC Thursday of spreading the ideologies of "terrorist groups" via online publications of its Russian service,...

Intelligent males may make female birds swoon : study

Male birds are often the ones with the most vibrant feathers, or the most elaborate songs, but researchers said Thursday that what female birds...

Legal aid fund launched for WikiLeaks founder Assange

A British charity helping whistleblowers around the world on Thursday launched a legal aid fund for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, warning...

Increasingly isolated Venezuelan president begins new term

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro began a new term on Thursday with the economy in ruins and his regime more isolated than ever as regional...

In the spotlight : DR Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu

Much responsibility for shaping DR Congo's post-election future now lies with a former oil executive who made a stellar rise from political obscurity.The...

Jaguar Land Rover, Ford to slash jobs

Thousands of auto sector jobs are set to go across Europe, Jaguar Land Rover and Ford announced Thursday, under major restructuring as consumers...

Figo, Kaka seek ‘promise’ of football in cricket-mad Pakistan

Portuguese great Luis Figo and Brazilian star Kaka Thursday vowed to help develop the "great promise" of football in Pakistan, a country obsessed...

Jaguar Land Rover says to axe 4,500 jobs

Brexit-facing Jaguar Land Rover will axe around 4,500 mostly UK jobs, the Indian-owned carmaker said Thursday, after a slump in Chinese sales...

Demand in Britain, Europe boost India’s TCS profits 24%

India's biggest IT services exporter Tata Consultancy Services on Thursday reported record quarterly earnings, buoyed by growth in its banking...

UK retail sector suffers as shoppers lack Christmas cheer

Christmas delivered mixed fortunes for Britain's retailers, earnings and data showed Thursday, as the sector battled a "perfect storm" of higher...

German court rejects suit over Pakistan factory fire

A German court Thursday threw out a lawsuit by Pakistani plaintiffs against clothing retailer KiK over a deadly 2012 fire at a Karachi garment...

Four Berlin men deny giant gold coin heist

Four men who went on trial in Berlin Thursday denied involvement in the spectacular 2017 museum theft of a giant commemorative gold coin called...

FA settle with former England women’s coach Sampson

The Football Association has reached a financial settlement with former England women's national football coach Mark Sampson, sacked in 2017...

Labour leader calls for election to end Brexit impasse

Britain's main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday called for a general election to resolve the current deadlock in parliament over Brexit,...

Mourinho free for Real return as United pay compensation : reports

Jose Mourinho is available for a dramatic return to Real Madrid after Manchester United paid him a reported £15 million ($19 million) in compensation...

Japanese PM voices hope Britain can avoid no-deal Brexit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he hoped Britain would avoid crashing out of the European Union without an agreement, as he...

Rebel drone kills 6 loyalists at biggest Yemen airbase

A rebel drone hit Yemen's largest air base Thursday, killing six loyalist soldiers during a military parade in an attack which threatens to hamper...

South Africa name new cap van der Dussen in one-day squad

Batsman Rassie van der Dussen is a new cap in South Africa's 14-man squad named Thursday for the first two one-day internationals against Pakistan,...

Australia FM says country assessing resettlement push for Saudi woman in Thailand

Australia's foreign minister Thursday declined to say how long it will take to consider a UN request to resettle a young Saudi woman who fled...

Ceasefire deal sees jihadists take over Syria’s Idlib : reports

The main jihadist alliance in Syria's Idlib region reached a deal on Thursday ending days of deadly fighting with rival rebels and extending...

Delhi cows and elderly to moo-ve in together

Delhi plans to create a special home for both elderly people and some of the Indian megacity's thousands of cows, in a new animal welfare blitz...

German airports strike slashes 600 flights

Almost 640 flights were cancelled in Germany Thursday as security staff went on strike at three airports, meaning disruption for around 100,000...

Djokovic thrashes Murray in Open practice match

World number one Novak Djokovic exposed Andy Murray's frailties in a practice match ahead of the Australian Open on Thursday, with the Scot calling...

Sri Lanka struggles to repay record foreign debt : PM

Sri Lanka's prime minister said Thursday the country was struggling to pay back its ballooning foreign debt, blaming a recent political crisis...

Nepali woman, two children, die in outlawed ‘menstruation hut’

A Nepali mother and her two children have died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a windowless hut where women are banished during...

Bangladesh man jailed for altered Facebook pix of PM

A Bangladeshi man who distorted and posted photos of the prime minister has been sentenced to seven years in jail under tough internet laws that...

Australia FM visits Thailand amid Saudi asylum seeker saga

Australia's foreign minister Marise Payne met her Thai counterpart Thursday, as her country appeared poised to offer to asylum to a young Saudi...

DRC opposition chief wins vote as rival, church cry foul

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was on Thursday declared winner of DR Congo's presidential election, but his victory was dismissed by the...

Elvis Express : fans rock n’ roll their way to outback festival

Elvis Presley may have "left the building" four decades ago, but his spirit was alive and well at Sydney's main station Thursday, as hundreds...

Four men face Berlin trial for giant gold coin heist

Four Berlin men go on trial Thursday charged over the spectacular museum theft of a giant commemorative gold coin called the "Big Maple Leaf"...

Bancroft keen to resume opening with Warner despite scandal

Cameron Bancroft insists he holds no grudges against David Warner and is keen to resume their opening partnership for Australia that was derailed...

Leading African clubs long for CAF title

A number of popular African clubs who have not won a continental competition for a long time will be in CAF Confederation Cup play-offs first-leg...

Star Trek style translators step closer to reality at gadget show

Once confined to the realms of science fiction, near real-time translation devices that whisper discreetly into your ear during a conversation...

Judge dismisses Judd harassment claim against Weinstein

A Los Angeles court on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd's sexual harassment lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein...

Opposition’s Tshisekedi declared winner of DRC presidential poll

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-awaited presidential poll in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the electoral commission...

Police investigate after US woman in coma gives birth at care facility

Arizona police said Wednesday they have opened a sex assault investigation after a woman who has been in a coma for more than a decade gave birth...

Pacquiao plays down presidency talk, eyes on Broner

Manny Pacquiao played down reports linking him to a bid for the presidency of the Philippines on Wednesday, insisting he remained solely focused...

Toyota recalls 1.7 mn more autos over Takata airbag defects

Toyota on Wednesday announced a recall of 1.7 million vehicles in North America as part of a general effort to replace defective Takata airbags...

Ford, VW planning auto partnership announcement : source

Ford and Volkswagen are preparing to announce a strategic partnership, including in areas such as self-driving and electric autos, a person with...

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news : study

Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according...

Australian charged with sending dangerous parcels to diplomatic missions

An Australian man was charged Thursday with sending dozens of packages believed to contain asbestos to embassies and consulates around the country.Savas...

Disrupted South Africa seek clean sweep

Despite being without suspended captain Faf du Plessis, South Africa will be pushing for a clean sweep when they play Pakistan in the third and...

China’s Xi hopes US, N. Korea will ‘meet halfway’

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un firm backing in deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States, insisting...

Rolls-Royce breaks record for luxury car sales

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sold a record-high number of its luxury vehicles last year, with purchases soaring worldwide, the German-owned company...