30 January 2019 News

United States, Football, Britain, Lifestyle, France were the most important topics in the news of the Wednesday 30 January 2019, but also: China, Liverpool, Pakistan, Weather, Environment.

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News from 30/01/2019

Liverpool held in title blow, Chelsea humiliated

Liverpool wasted a chance to take complete control of the Premier League title race as Leicester earned a 1-1 draw against the leaders, while...

Leaders Liverpool slip up in Leicester draw

Liverpool failed to make the most of title rivals Manchester City's defeat 24 hours earlier in a 1-1 draw with Leicester at Anfield on Wednesday.Premier...

Facebook sees higher profits, more friends

Facebook said Wednesday that quarterly profit climbed to an all-time record $6.9 billion as it boosted its global user base despite scandals...

Vaping 2x better for quitting smoking than patches, gum : study

E-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine patches or gum at helping people quit smoking traditional cigarettes, according to major British...

Liverpool held in title blow, Chelsea humiliated

Liverpool wasted a chance to take complete control of the Premier League title race as Leicester earned a 1-1 draw against the leaders, while...

Daughters of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi in Canada : source

The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, whose blasphemy case spotlighted religious extremism in her country, are now in Canada,...

Facebook profit climbs along with ranks of users

Facebook said Wednesday quarterly profit climbed to $6.9 billion as its ranks of users continued to grow despite scandals that have dented the...

‘Work still to do’ as Windies skipper Holder targets Test series win

West Indies captain Jason Holder insists that his team still "has a lot of work to do" to finish off a shellshocked England when the second Test...

De Kock assault sinks Pakistan in series decider

Opening batsman Quinton de Kock launched an assault on Pakistan's bowlers to set up a series-clinching win for South Africa in the fifth and...

New York’s KGB museum offers Cold War nostalgia fix

Assassinations in broad daylight. Ruthless agents plotting undercover. Bugging devices in every Western capital. Three decades after the fall...

Arctic air sends temperatures well below zero in midwest US

A brutal cold wave moved eastward Thursday after bringing temperatures in the US Midwest lower than those in Antarctica, grounding flights, closing...

Seat cushions found ‘likely’ from missing Sala plane

British investigators said on Wednesday it was "likely" that two seat cushions that have washed up on the French shore were from the missing...

Trump deepens public row with his ‘naive’ intelligence services

US President Donald branded his own intelligence services "naive" on Iran and in need of schooling in a deepening and unusually public row Wednesday.The...

Colder than Antarctica : brutal deep freeze grips US Midwest

A life-threatening deep freeze gripped the American Midwest on Wednesday as weather colder than Antarctica grounded flights, disrupted travel...

Seat cushions found ‘likely’ from missing Sala plane

British investigators said on Wednesday it was "likely" that two seat cushions that washed up on the French shore this week were from the missing...

Indian statisticians quit over jobs report delay

A top Indian statistics official has quit in protest at a government delay in the publication of a report many expect will show rising unemployment...

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over $81m cyber heist

Bangladesh will Wednesday file a lawsuit in New York against a Philippine bank over its involvement in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists,...

A last throw of the Brexit dice for Britain’s May

Theresa May's bid to reopen the Brexit deal could be a final throw of the dice or another delay to get MPs to back it -- but either way, she...

Neymar to miss Man Utd tie after being ruled out for 10 weeks

Neymar will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain's upcoming Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United after the French club confirmed...

Alibaba profit up 37% but revenue growth eases

Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba said Wednesday that net profit increased 37 percent in the latest quarter as growth in cloud computing and...

Asian football body probes shoe-throwing semi-final

Asia's football body promised a "thorough investigation" on Wednesday after the United Arab Emirates' turbulent Asian Cup semi-final loss to...

Neymar to miss Man Utd tie after being ruled out for 10 weeks

Neymar will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain's upcoming Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United after the French club confirmed...

Wales’ Tomos Williams to make Six Nations debut against France

Tomos Williams will make his Six Nations debut in the 2019 Championship opener against France in Paris on Friday.The Cardiff Blues scrum-half...

Long-awaited title Liverpool’s to lose after latest Man City slip

Pep Guardiola insists it is far too early to write off Manchester City's chances of defending their Premier League title, but the champions'...

London’s India Club, saved from developers, celebrates its history

An exhibition celebrating the storied history of an Indian members' club in London opens on Wednesday, less than a year after the restaurant...

Bangladesh opposition demands fresh polls as parliament convenes

Bangladesh's opposition demanded fresh elections Wednesday as parliament convened for the first time since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stormed...

Ghosn says arrest was result of ‘plot and treason’ : Nikkei

Detained auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn believes his arrest and the charges against him are the result of a "plot and treason" at his former employer...

Venezuela’s Guaido, protesters urge military to reject Maduro

Thousands of opposition protesters, led by Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido, on Wednesday called on the armed forces...

Siemens profit halves in late 2018 slowdown

German industrial giant Siemens on Wednesday reported slumping profits in its first quarter, although order books were well filled ahead of a...

Maduro ‘ready to negotiate’ with opposition, calls for early parliamentary polls : RIA

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said he was prepared to hold negotiations with the US-backed opposition and added he would support early...

Chinese begin Lunar holiday exodus in the millions

Millions of Chinese have begun the annual exodus for the Lunar New Year, the world's largest annual human migration, leaving major cities to...

Protests fizzle as Bibi expected to leave Pakistan

A call by Pakistani religious hardliners for protests fell flat Wednesday as Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a years-long blasphemy...

Dangerous arctic chill sweeps over US Midwest

Tens of millions of people in the United States are bracing for a potentially life-threatening deep arctic chill forecast to hit swaths of the...

US calls for Russian, Chinese nuclear transparency

The United States accused Russia and China of not fully reporting their nuclear programmes Wednesday and called for more transparency, amid US...

‘It’s ridiculous’ : Australia Davis Cup captain slams new format

Australia Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has slammed Barcelona football star Gerard Pique over the tournament's controversial new format, saying...

Huawei charm offensive runs into buzzsaw of US charges

Fraud, obstruction of justice and cloak-and-dagger trade theft -- a US rap sheet alleging systematic skullduggery by Chinese telecom giant Huawei...

Hong Kong gifts Pakistan a culinary star

A pair of his father's old tandoor ovens helped Hong Kong restaurateur Asim Hussain achieve a dream -- the world's first Michelin star for a...

Wurst night ever? Taste takes a holiday at German sausage hotel

Sausages on the menu, sausage motifs on the wallpaper, sausage mobiles hanging from the ceiling -- and to top it off, a sausage-shaped pillow...

US, China resume trade talks with a chill in the air

Top US and Chinese trade officials returned to the bargaining table Wednesday, working to avoid a sharp escalation in the trade war between the...

Grenade attack kills two at southern Philippines mosque

A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early Wednesday, authorities said, just days after a deadly...

For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behaviour : study

Scientists have long known that some beaked whales beach themselves and die in agony after exposure to naval sonar, and now they know why: the...

Apple profit stable as service gains offset iPhone slump

Apple said Tuesday that profits held steady in the most recent quarter, with revenue growth in music, movies, apps and other services offsetting...

Axes, armour, torches : Vikings feast on Scottish island

Vikings partied in Scotland's Shetland Islands on Tuesday in the annual "Up Helly Aa" festival, featuring a parade of men in suits of armour...

Hirscher powers to Schladming night slalom win

Home favourite Marcel Hirscher powered to a dominant victory in Tuesday's night slalom race at Schladming to claim his 10th World Cup win of...