Monday, Jan 17, 2022
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Thousands attend Hindu festival amid Covid surge
BBC, 16 Jan 2022
Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims have gathered in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) for a festival amid a massive surge in Covid-19 infections.
Devotees believe that bathing in the river Ganges during the Makar Sankranti festival would cleanse their sins.
A similar gathering had contributed to India's deadly second wave last year.
But the authorities in Uttar Pradesh state, where Prayagraj is located, have refused to ban this year's event.
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On This Day: 17 January 1972
AP, 17 Jan 2022
In 1972, a section of the road that Graceland was built on was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard.
Hilton: Biden purposely betraying this campaign promise
FOX, 17 Jan 2022
'The Next Revolution' host blasts the Biden for sowing the seeds of division with his radical agenda.
China reports first omicron case in Beijing ahead of Olympics |
DW, 17 Jan 2022
Beijing has reported its first case of the omicron variant. It's the first local transmission in the Chinese capital.
Can the Covid vaccine harm unborn babies during pregnancy?
BBC, 17 Jan 2022
Over half of the world’s population has received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.
Facing arrest, ex-leader returns to 'defend Ukraine' from Russia
AFP, 17 Jan 2022
Ukraine's ex-president Petro Poroshenko returns to Kyiv from Europe despite the risk of arrest, vowing to help protect the ex-Soviet country from a possible Russian invasion.
Former Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies aged 76
Al Jazeera, 17 Jan 2022
Mali’s former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has died at the age of 76, his family said.
It's a banner year for orcas, whales in BC's Salish Sea
CA, 17 Jan 2022
Life above water may have been a challenge for many in 2021, but under the Salish Sea, conditions were ripe for a baby boom.
Rural Alabama community faces wastewater crisis — threatening the lives of the most vulnerable
CBS, 17 Jan 2022
There's no municipal sewage system in the unincorporated areas of Lowndes County, Alabama, and an estimated 80% of households have no adequate septic system either.
Nightly News Full Broadcast - January 16th
NBC, 17 Jan 2022
Severe winter weather hitting the Southeast, Texas Synagogue hostages rescued, and hospitals overwhelmed by Covid.
‘Never accepted what we’re going through’: MLK III reflects on father’s legacy
CNN, 17 Jan 2022
Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks about his father as civil rights leaders battle for voting rights legislation.
Tonga: Threat of tsunami from volcanic eruption starts to subside from Sunday
CGTN, 17 Jan 2022
The threat of tsunami around the pacific has subsided after Tonga's volcanic eruption, however the extent of damage to the Polynesian island remains unclear.
AFCON daily: Reigning champs Algeria stunned by 1-0 loss to Equatorial Guinea • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 17 Jan 2022
It was a day of surprises in Cameroon as the second round of group stage matches came to an end. Defending champions Algeria saw their 35-game winning streak broken by a 1-0 los...
Property Crisis Reaches China's Biggest Developer
Bloomberg, 17 Jan 2022
Worries about contagion from China's property crisis reached all the way to the nation's biggest developer.
Food served up robotically at Beijing Olympics
Reuters, 17 Jan 2022
An electronic delivery system will serve food at canteens during the #Beijing2022 Winter Olympics amid strict health protocols.
PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode January 16, 2022
PBS, 17 Jan 2022
On this edition for Sunday, January 16, all hostages are safe after the hours-long standoff at a Texas synagogue, eastern and southern states face a powerful winter storm, and h...
Good old LADA – but now it's a three-wheeler!
RT, 17 Jan 2022
These Siberian masters revitalized a LADA by turning it into a three-wheeler. Why? Because they can! #news ----------------------------------------------------------------------...
Man killed after taking hostages at Texas synagogue named as British national
ITV, 17 Jan 2022
A man who was killed after taking hostages for hours at a Texas
Prince Harry fears his family isn't safe in the UK
Sky, 17 Jan 2022
Prince Harry has filed a claim for a judicial review over a Home Office decision to prevent him from paying for police protection for himself and his family during a visit to th...
Prime Minister will address the underlying culture in Downing Street, says Oliver Dowden
Telegraph, 17 Jan 2022
Boris Johnson will clean up an "underlying culture" of drinking and rule-breaking in Downing Street in an attempt to salvage his premiership and win back the support of his part...
Tsunami-hit Tonga faces communication challenges, says Jacinda Ardern
Guardian, 16 Jan 2022
The prime minister of New Zealand told a news conference on Sunday