20 January 2019 News

Britain, Football, United States, Lifestyle, Donald Trump were the most important topics in the news of the Sunday 20 January 2019, but also: Diplomacy, Attack, Police, Tennis, Israel.

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News from 20/01/2019

Rams edge Saints in over-time to reach Super Bowl 53

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in over-time Sunday to lift the Los Angeles Rams to a 26-23 NFL playoff victory over the New Orleans...

Police link N. Ireland car bomb to ‘New IRA’

Four men were arrested Sunday following a suspected car bombing in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry, police said who believe a dissident...

‘Hugely excited’ England boss Southgate cools Man Utd talk

Gareth Southgate insisted on Sunday his work as England manager was far from done as he indicated he had no interest in taking charge at Manchester...

Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Liverpool are one step closer to a long-awaited Premier League title, but only just after a seven-goal thriller against Crystal Palace at Anfield,...

Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 89

The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 89 on Monday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a...

Zimbabwe president cuts short foreign tour over protests

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour Sunday, saying he wanted his country "calm, stable and working again" as criticism...

Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths

US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday and she again insisted that he end the government shutdown before...

Holocaust victims laid to rest in Britain

The remains of six Holocaust victims who were murdered at the Auschwitz death camp were laid to rest in Britain on Sunday.It was the first funeral...

Clashes in Athens as tens of thousands protest Macedonian name deal

Clashes between police and a group of masked protesters left several injured in Athens on Sunday as tens of thousands demonstrated against a...

Top US senator urges meeting between Trump and Khan

Leading US Senator Lindsey Graham vowed Sunday to urge President Donald Trump to meet Imran Khan to boost Washington's Afghanistan peace efforts,...

Afghanistan’s incumbent president registers for re-election

President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday formally registered as a candidate for Afghanistan's delayed presidential election, setting up a rematch with...

‘World’s oldest man’ dies in Japan at 113

"World's oldest man" Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity's first powered flight, died on Sunday...

Does the corporate debt mountain pose an avalanche risk?

During the years of ultra cheap money, companies loaded up on debt but now the concern is whether they will be able to handle the mountain of...

Bangladesh arrests Islamist extremist over deadly cafe attack

Bangladesh has arrested a suspected Islamist extremist who supplied weapons and explosives for a 2016 siege that killed 22 hostages, a top police...

Atletico shoot for football future in cricket-mad Pakistan

Spain's Atletico Madrid are taking on a challenge tougher than winning La Liga -- developing football in cricket-mad Pakistan, where bat and...

Finch looks to break to improve batting ahead of World Cup

Australia's one-day international captain Aaron Finch said Sunday he only had himself to blame for his poor showings against India and looked...

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two...

Has Davos made the world better?

Klaus Schwab, who founded the World Economic Forum (WEF), has said his childhood during World War II inspired him to build an organisation that...

UK’s Prince Philip, 97, back driving – without seatbelt

Britain's Prince Philip has been spoken to by the police for driving without a seatbelt -- just two days after the 97-year-old was involved in...

Kerber stunned as Nadal powers into Open quarters

World number two Angelique Kerber was sensationally bundled out of the Australian Open Sunday by a woman playing the event for the first time,...

Abracadabra! German executives turn to magic to up their game

Harold Voit takes out his wallet, extracts a wad of 50-euro bills and gazes at it calmly as the cash goes up in flames.Slamming the billfold...

In Jerusalem’s Old City, conflict means buyer and seller beware

In an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, a three-storey building has become a symbol of Palestinian fears they are losing precious ground in the...

UK PM’s office says MP Brexit moves ‘extremely concerning’

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office said Sunday that reported plots for parliament to seize control from the government...

Kvitova crushes teen on way to Aussie Open quarters

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova blazed her way into the Australian Open quarter-finals Sunday with an emphatic straight sets win over...

Can Sarri arrest ‘mentally soft’ Chelsea slump?

It took 19 games for Maurizio Sarri to suffer defeat as Chelsea manager, but a stunning start to life at Stamford Bridge has quickly turned sour...

DRC court confirms Tshisekedi winner of disputed presidential election

DR Congo's top court on Sunday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a...

Chips are down for online gamblers as US moves toward new ban

US authorities have begun an effort to ban all forms of internet gambling, reversing course from a 2011 decision and imperiling a burgeoning...

Dowdy no more : Men in suits storm back into style

Many had thought it as good as dead, destined for a place in fashion oblivion next to plus fours.But this week a most unexpected thing has been...