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Today โ€” January 18th 2020World

British sisters 'found unconscious in bathroom' die in Pakistan

Two British sisters have died in Pakistan after reportedly being found unconscious in a bathroom.

  • January 17th 2020 at 23:57

Stolen painting found inside wall confirmed as Klimt original

One of the art world's biggest mysteries has been solved after a stolen painting found inside an Italian gallery's walls has been confirmed as Gustav Klimt's Portrait Of A Lady.

  • January 17th 2020 at 22:57

Ex-MMA fighter suspended as councillor over underage girl remarks

A former MMA fighter has been suspended as a Sinn Fein councillor over "beyond offensive" remarks about underage girls - a day after he was forced to apologise for comments he made about Ireland's prime minister.

  • January 17th 2020 at 22:07

'El Chapo' beer developed by drug lord's daughter

The daughter of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has developed a beer bearing his name.

  • January 17th 2020 at 20:52
Yesterday โ€” January 17th 2020World

U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base

By Bill Chappell
U.S. troops clear debris following an Iranian missile strike at the Ain al-Assad air base in Iraq on Jan. 8. No one was killed, and U.S. officials initially said no American service members had been injured.

Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.

(Image credit: Ali Abdul Hassan/AP)

  • January 17th 2020 at 22:15

11 U.S. Troops Were Injured In Iran Rocket Attacks On Iraq Bases

By Tom Bowman

Contrary to earlier reports of no injuries, 11 U.S. troops were injured in Iranian strikes on Iraqi bases.

  • January 17th 2020 at 22:13

Earthquake-Stricken Puerto Ricans Seek Engineers To Inspect The Safety Of Their Homes

By Adrian Florido

In Puerto Rico, thousands are still sleeping outside after last week's earthquake, afraid to return until they are sure their homes are safe. But inspecting thousands of houses is a major challenge.

  • January 17th 2020 at 22:13

Breaking Down Putin's Latest Move To Consolidate Power In Russia

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with The New Yorker's Masha Gessen about President Vladimir Putin's moves this week to amend Russia's constitution, and the resignation of the entire Russian cabinet.

  • January 17th 2020 at 22:13

Will pressure on Iran spark more aggression or pull it back to talks?

In the complex and opaque politics of Iran, this week's Friday prayers in the capital Tehran was one of those moments which provides clues on the country's strength, its direction and the confidence of its leadership.

  • January 17th 2020 at 18:58

Magaluf cracks down on pub crawls with new booze law

Party-goers and bars in three of Spain's top tourist hotspots could face fines of up to £510,000 after authorities introduced new laws to crack down on binge-drinking.

  • January 17th 2020 at 17:35

Ukraine president rejects resignation of PM caught on tape criticising him

Ukraine's prime minister offered to resign after an audio recording suggested he had criticised the president - but his offer was rejected.

  • January 17th 2020 at 16:09

East Africa hit by worst locust swarms in 25 years

The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa with a single swarm covering an area one-and-a-half times the size of Greater London.

  • January 17th 2020 at 16:53

Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon

By Bill Chappell
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

"These American clowns lie" when they say they stand with the Iranian people, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large crowd of worshippers in Tehran.

(Image credit: Official Khamenei website via Reuters)

  • January 17th 2020 at 16:22

Why Gun Violence Is Surging In Toronto

By David McGuffin
Crowds scatter after reports of shots fired in Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto in June. By the end of 2019, more than 760 people had been shot in the city, 44 of whom were killed.

Last year, more than 760 people were shot. Canada has tighter gun laws than in the U.S., and officials and gun control advocates are trying to figure out why the surge is happening and how to stop it.

(Image credit: Moe Doiron/Reuters)

  • January 17th 2020 at 15:20

US ambassador's moustache causes uproar in South Korea

The threat of nuclear war has hung over the peninsula for years - but it seems the US ambassador's moustache has got South Koreans bristling with anger.

  • January 17th 2020 at 14:55

The light of life: monument to 104,000 people killed in the Holocaust

By Senay
They glow with a piercing, blue light, and then the lights go out. The 104,000 stones that make up a...

Iran's Supreme Leader Delivers Rare Speech At Friday's Prayers

By Jane Arraf

For the first time in eight years, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers in Tehran. He threatened the U.S. and indicated there may be more retaliation from Iran's proxies for the killing of a general.

  • January 17th 2020 at 13:49

EU considers ban on facial recognition technology

The European Union is considering a ban on the use of facial recognition software in public areas as it considers how to regulate the technology.

  • January 17th 2020 at 11:56

Police close We Leak Info website, where 12 billion passwords are up for sale

By hanneke
A 22-year-old man from Arnhem was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of possessing around 12 billion user names and passwords...

In China, Birthrate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years

By Scott Neuman
A woman carries a baby born on China

Last year, there were 10.48 births per 1,000 people — the lowest since the country was founded in 1949. Beijing also said its economy cooled to the slowest pace in nearly three decades.

(Image credit: Visual China Group via Getty Images)

  • January 17th 2020 at 13:17
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