Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022
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Kazakhstan unrest was coup attempt, says president
BBC, 10 Jan 2022
Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has described deadly violence last week as an attempt to take over control of the country.
The demonstrations, triggered by a rise in fuel prices, turned into the worst unrest the country has seen in its 30 years of independence.
He told leaders of a military alliance of ex-Soviet states the action had been co-ordinated by a "single centre", but did not name those responsible.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Kazakhstan had been targeted by international terrorism, but provided no evidence for this claim.
Troops from Russia and other countries are currently in Kazakhstan to restore order.
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Ten killed by floods in Madagascar capital
AFP, 18 Jan 2022
At least 10 people have died in flash floods triggered by torrential rain that battered Madagascar's capital Antananarivo overnight.
Investigation names surprise suspect in Anne Frank's betrayal
CNN, 18 Jan 2022
A six-year cold case investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank has identified a surprising suspect in the mystery of how the Nazis found the hiding place of the famous diari...
China accused of systemic kidnapping and coercion
DW, 18 Jan 2022
An NGO claims, China is using kidnapping and coercion as tools, to bring wanted fugitives abroad back to the country.
Senate to formally debate voting rights bill despite roadblocks
CBS, 18 Jan 2022
Senators are expected to begin debate on a voting rights bill that no Republican members support.
The roller-skating group tackling loneliness
BBC, 18 Jan 2022
A skating group in Belfast have been helping people who struggled with loneliness and isolation during the pandemic.
Texas Hospital Develops Virtual ICU Amid Covid Surge
NBC, 18 Jan 2022
As hospitals around the country become overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients and staffing shortages, one Texas hospital has developed a “virtual” ICU to handle the increased volume.
Senators express support for Ukraine as Russian invasion becomes more likely
FOX, 18 Jan 2022
Former CIA Station Chief Dan Hoffman, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebecca Heinrichs, and Senior Fellow at The Gatestone Institute Gordan Chang on the potential conflict.
LIVE: Day 2 of WEF online event on Davos Agenda 2022
Reuters, 18 Jan 2022
The second day of the World Economic Forum online event, with speakers including Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida and World Health O...
At least 7 protesters killed in Sudan anti-coup rallies
Al Jazeera, 18 Jan 2022
At least seven protesters were killed during pro-democracy protests in Sudan on Monday.
Partygate: Sunak believes Boris Johnson is telling the truth
Sky, 18 Jan 2022
The Chancellor says he believes the Prime Minister over his account regarding alleged parties in Downing Street during lockdown.
At least 11 dead as coalition strikes Yemen after Abu Dhabi attack • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 18 Jan 2022
Eleven people were killed in coalition air strikes on #Yemen's #rebel-held capital #Sanaa, a witness and medical sources told AFP Tuesday, after the insurgents launched a rare a...
Deadly Drone Strikes on UAE Raise Gulf Tensions
Bloomberg, 18 Jan 2022
Torbjorn Soltvedt, principal MENA analyst at Verisk Maplecroft,
ShowBiz Minute: Whedon, Williams, White
AP, 18 Jan 2022
Josh Whedon denies multiple allegations of misconduct, in interview with New York magazine; Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK event; Fans celebrate what wou...
Anti-COVID Restrix Protesters Tussle With Police at Illegal Demo
RT, 18 Jan 2022
Protesters detained as scuffles erupt at massive illegal protest in Magdeburg against COVID measures #news #covid19 #worldevents ------------------------------------------------...
MOFA: China ready to provide support, assistance at Tonga's request
CGTN, 18 Jan 2022
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Who will play at centre in the 2022 Six Nations? | Brian Moore's Full Contact Podcast
Telegraph, 18 Jan 2022
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Boxes of fireworks accidentally set off by car crash in China
SCMP, 18 Jan 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube An impromptu fireworks display was seen in southern China’s Hunan province after a transport truc...
Martin Luther King family on voting rights: 'Do not celebrate. Legislate'
Guardian, 18 Jan 2022
The family of Martin Luther King Jr has called for the passage of a law to protect voters from racial discrimination, while the vice-president, Kamala Harris, said the right to ...
Conquering the Atlantic: UK man rows solo to US for brain tumour research
CA, 18 Jan 2022
A British soldier named Jack Jarvis is on an exhausting journey to row across the Atlantic Ocean solo, all the way from the United Kingdom to the United States.