25 January 2019 News

United States, Britain, Diplomacy, India, Conflict were the most important topics in the news of the Friday 25 January 2019, but also: The European Union, Donald Trump, Syria, Football, Brexit.

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Double-century Holder and ton-up Dowrich put Windies in total control

A magnificent unbeaten double-century by captain Jason Holder and a calm, supporting century from Shane Dowrich put the West Indies in total...

Double-century Holder and ton-up Dowrich put Windies in total control

A magnificent unbeaten double-century by captain Jason Holder and a calm, supporting century from Shane Dowrich put the West Indies in total...

‘Dictatorship’ row in Nigeria after top judge suspended

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended the country's top judge just weeks from elections, triggering condemnation from opposition...

At Sundance, a fresh look at man’s first walk on the Moon

It's easy to think that 50 years on, we know everything there is to know about the Apollo 11 mission and man's legendary first footsteps on the...

Search resumes at Brazil mine disaster site

Fears of a second dam breach at a Brazilian mining complex receded Sunday, enabling a search to resume for the more than 300 people still missing...

Pope defends migrants, marginalized, at Panama meeting with young

Pope Francis railed Friday against the marginalization of convicts and others who society has deemed "sinners," and staunchly defended migrants...

Church sex abuse summit a bid for ‘concrete change’ : Vatican

The Vatican said Friday that next month's meeting of Church leaders in Rome was a unique chance to tackle the "terrible plague" of child sex...

Imam hundred in vain as South Africa win rain-hit 3rd one-dayer

Imam-ul-Haq hit a century -– and delivered a message to his critics -– but could not prevent South Africa from winning a rain-hit third one-day...

Trump announces deal to reopen US government

President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal with opposition Democrats to temporarily reopen the US federal government, shut down for a...

‘Perfect’ Djokovic finds ‘the zone’ to set up Nadal blockbuster final

Novak Djokovic said he was "in the zone" and played a "perfect match" Friday to line up a blockbuster Australian Open final against his great...

Holder and Dowrich take Windies 561 runs clear of sorry England

Jason Holder reached his highest Test score and Shane Dowrich was on the verge of his own third Test hundred as the West Indies seventh-wicket...

Investigators probe pilot of missing Sala flight

British investigators said Friday they were probing the licence held by the pilot of the small plane carrying Premier League player Emiliano...

YouTube demotes flat-earthers, conspiracy theorists

YouTube said Friday it will stop recommending specious videos such as those claiming the earth is flat or promoting bogus theories about the...

Sister will ‘never stop’ search for missing Sala as rescuers give up

The sister of Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala, whose plane disappeared near the Channel Islands, vowed on Friday that she would "never stop"...

Holder and Dowrich pile on misery for England

Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich turned the screws on a flagging England side as the West Indies' seventh-wicket pairing reached lunch at 237 for...

Imam hits hundred for Pakistan – and answers critics

Imam-ul-Haq hit a measured century –- and delivered a message to his critics –- as Pakistan piled up 317 for six in the third one-day international...

UN expert urges caution on Bangladesh’s Rohingya island ‘relocation’ plan

Bangladesh must not "rush to relocate refugees" from the Rohingya Muslim minority, a top UN rights official said Friday, amid plans to move the...

Greek MPs approve Macedonia name change in ‘historic’ deal

The Greek parliament on Friday narrowly ratified a landmark deal to rename neighbouring Macedonia, ending one of the world's longest diplomatic...

Ex-Trump adviser Stone indicted in Mueller probe

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, was arrested Friday under an indictment issued by the US special prosecutor examining possible...

Taliban appoint co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US

The Taliban have appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been held since Monday...

Crocodiles snapped up at world’s tallest statue

Indian foresters have begun relocating around 300 crocodiles to allow a seaplane service for visitors to the world's tallest statue, the newly...

NATO says no progress in Russia talks on arms treaty

Senior NATO and Russian officials failed to make a breakthrough Friday in talks on saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, raising...

Australian detained in China receives consular visit : official

The Australian embassy in Beijing was on Friday granted consular access to Australian national Yang Jun, who is detained in China on national...

Queen calls for ‘common ground’ as Brexit divides Britain

Queen Elizabeth II has emphasised the need for Britons to come together to "seek out the common ground", in what is being viewed as an appeal...

NATO says no progress in Russia talks on arms treaty

Senior NATO and Russian officials made no progress Friday in talks on saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, raising the spectre...

Ex-Trump adviser Stone indicted in Mueller probe

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to US President Donald Trump, was arrested Friday under an indictment issued by the special counsel examining...

British speedboat killer held in Georgia says was ‘suicidal’

A British man convicted of killing a woman in a speedboat crash told a court in Georgia on Friday that he was "suicidally depressed" after her...

75 countries launch WTO e-commerce talks

Ministers from 75 countries launched talks towards drawing up global e-commerce rules amid growing calls for technology to be more closely regulated...

One killed in double blasts in northeast China : official

Twin blasts rocked a high-rise in northeast China on Friday, killing one person and injuring another in an incident being treated as a criminal...

Insurers give Nepal ultimatum over chopper scammers

Tourists visiting Nepal will not get insurance coverage from next month onward unless Kathmandu cracks down on fraudulent helicopter rescues...

Japan’s centenarian sprinter Miyazaki ‘Golden Bolt’ dies at 108

Hidekichi Miyazaki, a Japanese centenarian who set the 100-metre sprint world record for the over-105 age category, has died aged 108, a local...

IS ‘caliphate’ in Syria dead within a month : commander

Military operations against the Islamic State group in Syria are wrapping up and the last pockets of the jihadists' self-proclaimed "caliphate"...

India launches pint-sized satellite designed by students

A lightweight satellite designed by students that can be held in the palm of the hand has been launched by Indian scientists, burnishing the...

UK’s Hammond suggests EU may move on Brexit deal

British finance minister Philip Hammond said Friday he believed the EU might compromise over a Brexit deal in a way that would persuade lawmakers...

Queen urges divided Britons to ‘seek common ground’

Queen Elizabeth II has emphasised the need for Britons to come together to "seek out the common ground", in what has been viewed as an appeal...

Syria anti-IS forces must keep ‘special status’ : Kurdish commander

Any deal between Syria's Kurds and Damascus should respect the "special status" of Kurdish-led forces who fought the Islamic State group, a top...

IS ‘caliphate’ in Syria will be defeated within a month : commander

Military operations against the Islamic State group in Syria are wrapping up and the last pocket of the jihadists' "caliphate" will be flushed...

Kvitova aims to hit Osaka with early onslaught in Open final

Czech Petra Kvitova is aiming to rock Japan's 'on fire' Naomi Osaka with an early onslaught in the Australian Open final, predicting the decider...

Bahraini held in Thailand a ‘test’ for FIFA : ex-Aussie captain

Former Australia football captain Craig Foster said on Friday a Bahraini refugee player held in Thailand is a 'test' for FIFA, as rights groups...

Splashing out : Indian fans steal milk for movie poster antics

Indian dairy traders have lodged a police complaint after cinema fans stole huge amounts of milk to pour on film posters for an upcoming movie...

Taliban appoint co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US

The Taliban have appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been held since Monday...

Pandya to join India team in New Zealand after suspension lifted

All-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to join India's touring squad in New Zealand after his suspension over sexist comments on a TV show was lifted...

Nissan-Renault on smoother road but speed bumps loom : analysts

Renault's appointment of a new leadership duo to replace the detained Carlos Ghosn should ease tensions with Japanese partner Nissan, analysts...

Australia in command of day-night Test against Sri Lanka

Half-centuries from Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne put Australia firmly in command of the day-night Test against Sri Lanka at the Gabba in...

Kitzbuehel, skiing’s version of Monaco GP

Ski racers will take to the icy Kitzbuehel pistes this weekend in the alpine version of the Monaco Grand Prix: a heady mix of thrills and spills...

Tiny killer threatens giant clam, aquatic emblem of the Med

With wing-shaped shells lined with iridescent mother-of-pearl and producing the fibres of rare and delicate sea silk, the noble pen shell clam...

Underground in Jerusalem, a rare look at an ancient tomb

Flashlight beams pierce the darkness and reveal an archaeological gem in underground Jerusalem few have had the chance to glimpse in recent years.The...

Remains found of explorer who put Australia on the map

The remains of the first British explorer to circumnavigate the Australian continent and popularise the country's name have been found near a...

Microsoft ‘waiting to find out’ why Bing went offline in China

Microsoft is still trying to figure out why its Bing search engine temporarily went offline in China, the company's president said following...

‘We don’t sell people’s data,’ says Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday renewed his defense of the social network's business, arguing that targeting ads based...

Dortmund, Bayern out to avoid slip ups in title race

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund resume their Bundesliga rivalry this weekend with both sides looking to avoid slipping up in the title race...

2018 was fourth hottest year on record : researchers

The last four years have been the world's hottest since record-keeping began, with 2018 the fourth warmest on record, according to data published...