14 January 2019 News

United States, Britain, Tennis, Football, Diplomacy were the most important topics in the news of the Monday 14 January 2019, but also: Donald Trump, China, Brexit, Pakistan, India.

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News from 14/01/2019

Jesus shines as Man City beat 10-man Wolves

Gabriel Jesus extended his productive start to the new year, scoring twice as Manchester City comfortably dealt with 10-man Wolves 3-0 to cut...

Millions in India gather for world’s largest religious event

The largest religious gathering anywhere on earth gets underway Tuesday, with tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims congregating in India to bathe...

British MP delays giving birth for Brexit vote

A lawmaker has postponed giving birth in order to vote on Britain's divorce deal with the EU on Tuesday.Tulip Siddiq, 36, was due to have a Caesarian...

Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979 : study

Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before -- about six times more per year now than 40 years ago -- leading to increasingly...

India coach quits after late heart-break at Asian Cup

India coach Stephen Constantine stepped down Monday after an injury-time Bahrain penalty floored his side 1-0 and denied the cricket-mad nation...

Wagner leaves Huddersfield by ‘mutual consent’ – club

Huddersfield announced the departure of manager David Wagner by mutual consent on Monday, with the club rooted at the bottom of the Premier League.Saturday's...

Murray to make career decision ‘in next week’ after Open exit

Andy Murray said he would make a decision on further surgery that could end his career "within a week" after battling to a gutsy, epic five-set...

Trump a Russian agent? ‘Never,’ he says

Standing outside the snow-covered White House on Monday, Donald Trump made an astonishing declaration for a US president: no, he has never been...

England cricket chief backs ‘Hundred’ despite Kohli concerns

English cricket's top administrator believes the world game's best players will be involved when the controversial new Hundred tournament is...

Euro MPs back Brexit delay in letter to Britain

More than 100 members of the European parliament have promised to back a delay to Brexit to allow voters to think again, in a letter to British...

Four killed, 44 wounded in Kabul car bomb attack : officials

A car bomb exploded near a heavily fortified foreign compound in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people and wounding 44, officials said,...

Duchess Meghan expecting baby by beginning of May

Prince Harry's wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex told well-wishers on Monday she was six months pregnant and was expecting her baby at the end of...

Trump says ‘never worked for Russia,’ slams ‘big fat hoax’

US President Donald Trump declared Monday that he has "never" worked on behalf of Russia after bombshell reports were published on his alleged...

Jailed UK-Iranian mother launches hunger strike

A jailed UK-Iranian mother launched a hunger strike Monday over a lack of medical care and attempts by Tehran to force her to spy on Britain,...

Regional lawmaker is Germany’s first transgender MP

Transgender woman Tessa Ganserer will make history in Germany when she takes up her seat in the Bavarian regional parliament next week, three...

Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges on Monday after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed...

Poland in shock after mayor dies from knife attack

Thousands of people marched in rallies across Poland to pay tribute to the centrist mayor of Gdansk who died Monday, a day after being stabbed...

Solskjaer basks in win against Spurs but has work to do at Man Utd

Manchester United's victory against Tottenham is a statement win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but the team's reliance on David de Gea's heroics in...

Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced a tough balancing act Monday as he pressed Saudi Arabia's crown prince over critic Jamal Khashoggi's...

Bangladesh garment workers reject wage hike, walk off job

Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers downed tools and walked out of clothing factories Monday, refusing to end a week-long strike over wages...

Polish mayor ‘critical’ after stab in heart at fundraiser

The mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk was fighting for his life on Monday after a knife-wielding assailant stabbed him in the heart in...

Emotional Wozniacki launches Australian Open defence

Caroline Wozniacki fought back tears after launching her Australian Open defence with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium...

Pakistan seek cure for batting struggles after South Africa sweep

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said on Monday he was determined to find a solution to his team’s problems against fast, short-pitched bowling.Speaking...

Pakistan university rebrands Valentine’s Day as ‘Sister’s Day’

A Pakistani university is rebranding Valentine's Day as "Sister's Day", and debating marking the holiday widely seen as a Western import by handing...

Erdogan, Trump consider creating security zone in Syria

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump mooted Monday the creation of a "security zone" in northern Syria as...

May pleads with MPs on eve of Brexit vote

Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive MPs to think again about rejecting the EU divorce deal, on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote that...

China’s first ‘cyber-dissident’ faces trial

China's first "cyber-dissident", whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, is expected to go on trial on Monday amid...

Tensions rise as Nadal backs under-pressure ATP boss

Rafael Nadal Monday threw his support behind ATP Tour chief Chris Kermode as he fights to save his job, and hit out at not being consulted by...

Pakistan journalist wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize

Freelance reporter Asad Hashim was named as winner of the 2018 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Monday for his coverage of the plight...

Indonesia recovers second black box from Lion Air crash

The cockpit voice recorder from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed in October has been recovered, officials said Monday, a discovery that...

Singapore’s CapitaLand in $8 bn deal creating Asia property giant

Singapore's CapitaLand said Monday it has agreed to buy two real estate holding firms in a Sg$11 billion ($8.1 billion) deal that will create...

India temple trailblazers braving threats and family anger

Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga are living on the run since infuriating Hindu traditionalists by entering one of India's holiest temples that for...

Nadal flies into Open round two as Kerber issues warning

A ruthless Rafael Nadal showed no mercy in a clinical first round thumping at the Australian Open Monday with fellow former champions Angelique...

Sharapova says passion undimmed as she makes point

Maria Sharapova said her passion for tennis remained undimmed Monday after a serving a 6-0, 6-0 "double bagel" to Britain's Harriet Dart in the...

Chilean Patagonia : an open-air lab to study climate change

In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile's Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins...

China’s US trade surplus hit record in 2018 but tariffs bite

China's trade surplus with the United States hit a record high last year but the country's imports and exports fell in December as the long-running...

Pompeo to press Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi’s murder

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday arrived in Riyadh, where he is set to press Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to hold the killers...

NFL playoff final four set as Saints, Patriots advance

Super Bowl champion quarterbacks Drew Brees and Tom Brady each sparkled Sunday in leading the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots into...

Afghan talent show singer finds fame as Justin Trudeau’s double

An Afghan talent show contestant's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in...

Hillsborough disaster police chief to face trial

The police commander at the Hillsborough football stadium disaster will face trial on Monday over the deaths of 95 Liverpool supporters, 30 years...

Wife of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn slams ‘harsh’ Japan detention

The wife of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has alleged her husband is being held in "harsh" conditions and subjected to round-the-clock interrogations...

Trump warns Turkey of economic devastation if it hits Kurds

President Donald Trump warned Turkey on Sunday of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout from...

‘Monstrous’ Messi scores 400th La Liga goal, sends Barca five points clear

Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal on Sunday, a total his coach Ernesto Valverde called "monstrous", as Barcelona terrorised Eibar to...