Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
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Chinese father turns abandoned tyres into Ultraman for son’s birthday
SCMP, 14 Jan 2021
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A father from southwestern China’s Sichuan province turned 1,000 abandoned tyres into a 5.6-metre-tall Ultraman figure to celebrate his son’s birthday.
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British man 'tortured to sign blank confession' in India
BBC, 28 Jan 2021
A Scottish man who has been held in an Indian jail without conviction for three years has told the BBC he was tortured to sign a blank confession.
Assam: My Country, My Home | 101 East
Al Jazeera, 28 Jan 2021
In India’s Assam state, 1.9 million people are facing a battle to prove they belong.
WorldView: Deadly bus crash in Cameroon; Pakistan to release man convicted of killing U.S. journa…
CBS, 28 Jan 2021
At least 53 people are dead after a bus crash in the west African nation of Cameroon.
COVID pushes Portugal's hospitals to the brink
Reuters, 28 Jan 2021
COVID-19 patient Joao Cordeiro has beaten the virus and is about to go home, and his children also made quick recoveries from the disease.
Second officer commits suicide after responding to Capitol riot
FOX, 28 Jan 2021
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) A second police officer who responded ...
This is the single most important political story in 2021
CNN, 28 Jan 2021
Despite losses in the House, Senate, and the White House, Republicans still have one bright spot on the horizon: redistricting.
Coronavirus: WHO says vaccine makers working non-stop to plug supply gap
CA, 28 Jan 2021
The World Health Organization's Europe director Hans Kluge said on Thursday that vaccine manufacturers were working non-stop to plug shortfalls in supplies to countries struggli...
Moscow eases coronavirus restrictions, bars and clubs to stay open later
AFP, 28 Jan 2021
Russia's capital Moscow has eased Covid restrictions, citing the improving health situation, even as many countries tighten anti-virus measures.
Meet The Cabinet: Rep. Haaland Could Be First Native American Cabinet Secretary | NBC News NOW
NBC, 28 Jan 2021
Rep. Deb Haaland could become the first Native American cabinet secretary if confirmed as Interior secretary.
UN calls for help in Madagascar hunger crisis remain unanswered
DW, 28 Jan 2021
The UN's World Food Programme says there's been no international response to its plea for aid for Madagascar, where starvation looms in a worsening famine.
Can university students get a refund on their tuition fees?
ITV, 28 Jan 2021
Thousands of students are calling for refunds of tuition fees
France condemns its leaders’ COVID vaccine fail
RT, 28 Jan 2021
The ‘national failure’ to develop a COVID jab has left French politicians and medics fuming.
'Moan-a-lot': Jacob Rees-Mogg brands Nicola Sturgeon 'Moan-a-lot' for criticising PM's Scotland trip
Telegraph, 28 Jan 2021
Jacob Rees-Mogg has branded Nicola Sturgeon "Moan-a-lot" after she criticised the Prime Minister's trip to Scotland today.
Bernie Sanders' mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity
FRANCE24, 28 Jan 2021
About those wooly #mittens that #US Sen. #BernieSanders wore to the presidential inauguration, sparking endless quirky memes across social media? They've helped to raise $1.8 mi...
Live: Crescent-shaped lake surrounded by desert in NW China – Ep. 10
CGTN, 28 Jan 2021
Crescent Lake, also known as Yueya Spring, is a crescent-shaped lake surrounded by desert, six kilometers south of #Dunhuang in Gansu Province, northwestern China.
ShowBiz Minute: Leachman, Strahan, Sanders
AP, 28 Jan 2021
Stars pay tribute to Cloris Leachman; Michael Strahan tests positive for COVID-19; Bernie Sanders' mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity.
COVID-19: Tory MP who said NHS figures were being 'manipulated' refuses to apologise
Sky, 28 Jan 2021
A Conservative MP who claimed NHS figures were being manipulated to exaggerate the scale of the pandemic, has refused to apologise for his remarks.
Gove: Senior Tory MP ‘out of order’ for saying Covid data is manipulated
Guardian, 28 Jan 2021
Senior Tory Sir Desmond Swayne has been condemned as “completely out of order” by cabinet minister Michael Gove.
UBS’s Weber on Orcel's Deferred Pay: `It’s Leave, Lose'
Bloomberg, 28 Jan 2021
Jan.28 -- UBS Group AG Chairman Axel Weber signaled the bank
LIVE: Watch the latest Vision China event!
CD, 28 Jan 2021
LIVE: Watch the latest Vision China event! The theme is "Moving Forward: The Future of China-US Relations".