24 January 2019 News

Britain, United States, The European Union, Brexit, Australia were the most important topics in the news of the Thursday 24 January 2019, but also: UN, Diplomacy, India, Crime, Venezuela.

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Roach sends England tumbling as 18 wickets fall in Bridgetown

Kemar Roach spearheaded a devastating West Indies fast bowling effort to rout England for 77 in their first innings and put his team in a commanding...

Roach sends England tumbling as 18 wickets fall in Bridgetown

Kemar Roach spearheaded a devastating West Indies fast bowling effort to rout England for 77 in their first innings and put his team in a commanding...

UK to help fund French fight against Channel crossings

Britain on Thursday promised to pay for the deployment of new surveillance equipment in France to fight illegal cross-Channel migration.French...

England’s lowest Test innings totals against the West Indies

England were dismissed for just 77 in their first innings of the first Test against the West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados...

Five-wicket Roach sends England tumbling to 77 all out

Kemar Roach spearheaded a devastating West Indies fast bowling effort to rout England for 77 and give their team a huge 212-run first innings...

Information wars endanger civilization, say ‘Doomsday’ experts

Information warfare is amplifying major worldwide threats like climate change and nuclear warfare, endangering the future of civilization, US...

Backlash as billionaire cabinet member dismisses US shutdown hardship

Donald Trump's billionaire commerce secretary fueled accusations Thursday that the US administration was deaf to the impact of the government...

Dutch government seeks emergency Brexit powers

Dutch lawmakers on Thursday grilled a top minister on a controversial bill granting Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government emergency powers to...

Dutch hospitals warn of risk to patients from no-deal Brexit

Dutch hospitals warned Thursday of medical shortages that would put patients' health at risk if Britain crashes out of the European Union without...

Anderson equals Botham record with 27th five-wicket haul

James Anderson completed the 27th five-wicket innings haul of his record-breaking Test career as the West Indies were eventually dismissed for...

BBC eyeing post-Brexit base in Brussels or Amsterdam : source

British public broadcaster the BBC could open a major new European office after Brexit, perhaps in Brussels or Amsterdam, a Belgian official...

Pope in Panama calls for rejection of ‘all forms of corruption’

Pope Francis began his visit to Panama on Wednesday with a call to political leaders to reject "all forms of corruption" in a speech to the diplomatic...

ECB’s Draghi warns of growing economic risks

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Thursday warned that risks to the eurozone economy were now tilted "to the downside", acknowledging...

Anderson equals record as West Indies bowled out for 289

James Anderson claimed an England record-equalling 27th Test five-wicket haul on Thursday as the tourists bowled out the West Indies for 289...

‘The new oil’ : Dublin strikes it rich as Europe’s data hub

A new industrial revolution is under way on the outskirts of Dublin.Fortunes are being made in clusters of anonymous warehouses housing vast...

Venezuela, a top oil exporter in deep crisis

Venezuela, where opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself interim leader as President Nicolas Maduro comes under increasing criticism,...

Pandya, Rahul suspension over sexist comments lifted

India's cricket board lifted on Thursday suspensions on Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul, imposed after comments about women during a talk show...

UN urges Nepal to focus on war crimes victims as probes languish

The United Nations cautioned Nepal Thursday that it risked failing war crimes victims as a deadline for investigating atrocities during its decade-long...

EU takes Britain to top court over commodities tax breaks

The European Commission on Thursday took Britain to the bloc's top court for allegedly breaching rules on tax breaks in commodities trading,...

EU lawmakers say Brexit won’t pass without backstop

Senior European lawmakers warned Thursday they will not ratify a Brexit withdrawal deal if it is stripped of guarantees on the Irish border issue.Prime...

First body pulled from India mine after six weeks : official

Indian search teams recovered the body of a missing "rat-hole" miner Thursday, the first such breakthrough six weeks after 15 men were buried...

Scottish ex-leader Salmond charged with attempted rape

Scotland's former leader and pro-independence figurehead Alex Salmond has been charged with attempted rape and other sexual assaults, Scottish...

European rights court faults Italy over Knox murder trial

Europe's top human rights court said Thursday that Italy failed to provide adequate legal representation for Amanda Knox, an American student...

DR Congo ushers in new president in historic transition

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country's first peaceful...

Nadal ‘didn’t expect’ stunning run to Open final after injury

Rafael Nadal said he has surprised himself with his outstanding level of tennis at this year's Australian Open after crushing Stefanos Tsitsipas...

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could spark ‘very harmful decisions’ for UK

Airbus chief Tom Enders on Thursday warned the European aerospace giant could make "very harmful decisions" for Britain if it leaves the European...

West Indies captain Taylor skips Pakistan tour over security concerns

West Indies women's captain Stafanie Taylor will miss her team's three-match T20 international series in Pakistan which starts later this month...

Greek vote on Macedonia name change postponed to Friday

Greece's parliament on Thursday postponed for a historic vote on a deal to change the name of neighbouring Macedonia, as protesters rallied against...

‘We are losing the race’ on climate change : UN chief

The world is "losing the race" against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, demanding bolder action from governments to...

Refugee footballer held in Thailand ‘losing hope’

A footballer with refugee status who has been detained in Thailand for nearly two months over his alleged role in Bahrain's Arab Spring protests...

Hitachi wants nationalisation of UK nuclear project : report

Hitachi's frozen nuclear power project in Britain can only be revived if it is nationalised, the Nikkei business paper reported the company's...

Former Scottish leader charged in sex harassment probe

Former Scottish first minister and pro-independence figurehead Alex Salmond was on Thursday arrested and charged in a probe over allegations...

Osaka to battle Kvitova for Open title, top ranking

Japanese star Naomi Osaka stormed into the Australian Open final Thursday to set up a battle with Czech comeback queen Petra Kvitova for the...

Channel police call off search for missing footballer Sala

Police on Thursday ended their search for Premier League player Emiliano Sala, saying the chances of finding the Argentine alive three days after...

Taliban says talks with the US enter fourth day in Qatar

Negotiations between the Taliban and US officials in Qatar entered a fourth straight day Thursday, the militants said, with the "unprecedented"...

China, Russia side with Maduro as US backs Venezuela challenger

The United States, Britain and major South American nations recognised opposition chief Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader Thursday but...

UN chief urges dialogue in Venezuela to avert ‘disaster’

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday appealed for dialogue in Venezuela to avoid the political crisis spiralling out of control, after opposition...

UN chief warns ‘we are losing the race’ on climate change

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that the world is "losing the race" on climate change as he demanded that governments make bolder...

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could spark ‘very harmful decisions’

Airbus chief Tom Enders warned Thursday that a no-deal Brexit could prompt the European aerospace giant to make "very harmful decisions" for...

South Australia heatwave smashes record temperatures

Temperatures in southern Australia topped 49 degrees on Thursday, shattering previous records as sizzling citizens received free beer and heat-stressed...

Bollywood epic lauds India’s Brit-bashing ‘Joan of Arc’

Bollywood's newest swashbuckling, Brit-bashing offering hits cinemas on Friday, a patriotic epic heavy on martial arts which tells the story...

Red-hot Kvitova makes Open final to prove doubters wrong

Petra Kvitova said she had proved the doubters wrong Thursday by reaching her maiden Australian Open final and the first in a Grand Slam since...

Pakistan’s top court to decide on Bibi appeal Jan 29 : lawyer

Pakistan's Supreme Court will decide on January 29 whether to allow an appeal against its acquittal of a Christian woman at the centre of a blasphemy...

Australia take upper hand at tea in first Sri Lanka Test

Australia had the upper hand at tea on the opening day of the day-night Test at the Gabba as Sri Lanka crawled to 58 for three at the first break.After...

Canada acquires rare book previously owned by Adolf Hitler

Library and Archives Canada announced Wednesday it had acquired a rare 1944 book that once belonged to Adolf Hitler.Written in German, "Statistics,...

All the President’s men : on parade with India’s elite bodyguards

They are members of the most elite regiment in the Indian Army, handpicked by height and heritage from a pool of thousands and bedecked in the...

Renault to chart course for post-Ghosn era with new bosses

Renault is expected Thursday to appoint a new leadership duo to drive the French carmaker into an era without lynchpin Carlos Ghosn, who remains...

Into the arena for camel wrestling in Turkey

Erol Bilgin has high hopes. His camel, Kara Elmas (Black Diamond), might not have won the beauty contest the day before, but it might well fare...

Nurse arrested after incapacitated US woman gave birth

A male nurse has been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a long-term care facility, in a...

Australia demands China treat detained national ‘fairly’

Australia on Thursday demanded China handle the case of detained author Yang Hengjun "transparently and fairly," amid a growing row about the...

Sanchez, Ozil cast to sideshow as buoyant Man Utd visit Arsenal

A year on since moving from Arsenal to Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez has become little more than an afterthought in the Red Devils' revival...

Japan firm apologises to Naomi Osaka ad after ‘whitewash’ spat

Japanese noodle-maker Nissin apologised Thursday for an "anime" advert featuring Naomi Osaka, the tennis star said Thursday, after the firm's...

Microsoft’s Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Microsoft's Bing search engine was inaccessible in China on Thursday, with social media users fearing it could be the latest foreign website...

India, New Zealand players told to ‘toughen up’ over sun glare

The New Zealand and India cricketers were told to toughen up Thursday and not walk off the field even if they are blinded by the sun and can't...

P&G confident of payoff from Gillette’s ‘Me Too’ ad

Procter & Gamble said Wednesday its controversial Gillette ad targeting "toxic masculinity" was resonating with younger consumers and producing...

Real Madrid take top spot from Man Utd in ‘money league’

Real Madrid have knocked Manchester United off the top of Deloitte's Football Money League, but the Premier League still flexed its financial...

Malaysian royals to pick new king after historic abdication

Malaysia's royal families will elect a king Thursday after the last monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty...

Horse named ‘Australian of the year’

In the race to find an Australian role model that has demonstrated hard work, grit and honesty in the last year, one Aussie paper has decided...

El Chapo’s sons killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, witness tells trial

The sons of former drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez because he insisted on publishing an interview...