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NATO Chief warns that 'diplomacy will fail' in Ukraine conflict
AFP, 08 Jan 2022
NATO Chief warns of the 'real' risk of the Ukraine conflict and that any aggression against Ukraine would have 'significant consequences'. SOUNDBITE
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China urges caution opening overseas mail after Omicron case
Reuters, 19 Jan 2022
China is urging people to wear masks and gloves when opening mail, especially from abroad, after authorities suggested the first case of the Omicron coronavirus virus variant fo...
Kentucky Candle Factory Destroyed In Tornado Will Not Reopen
NBC, 19 Jan 2022
The Kentucky candle factory destroyed by a tornado last month
Jen Psaki holds White House press briefing | 1/18/22
FOX, 19 Jan 2022
White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds a briefing. #FoxNews
Faith leader: Democrats show up to fight 'with a butter knife'
CNN, 19 Jan 2022
Bishop Reginald T. Jackson reacts to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's (D-AZ) argument for voting against bypassing the filibuster and calls the Republican party a 'cult'.
'No option is off the table' in US response to any Russia attack on Ukraine: W.House
AFP, 19 Jan 2022
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tells reporters "no option is off the table," when it comes to the US response to any Russia attack on Ukraine.
Psaki, infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu speak to reporters | full video
CBS, 19 Jan 2022
White House press secretary Jen Psaki and senior adviser and infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu spoke to reporters on Tuesday about the implementation of the $1.2 trillio...
Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard
AP, 19 Jan 2022
Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of 'Candy Crush' and ‘Call of Duty,’ as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobi...
Scientists warn Tonga eruption may damage environment for years
Al Jazeera, 19 Jan 2022
It's been three days since the volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga - but the full scale of the destruction is only now beginning to emerge.
COVID-19: WHO provides update on global pandemic | FULL
CA, 19 Jan 2022
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), provided an update on Tuesday regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik appears in court appealing for early release
BBC, 18 Jan 2022
In 2011 Anders Breivik murdered 77 people, many of them young people attending a summer camp, and was sentenced to 21 years in prison - but has now appeared in court appealing f...
'Catastrophic' crisis? Airlines warn 5G technology might render aircrafts unusable
DW, 18 Jan 2022
Major US airlines are warning of an impending 'catastrophic' crisis when a new 5G service is deployed by telecom giants AT&T and Verizon on Wednesday.
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,
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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CD, 18 Jan 2022
Who will play at centre in the 2022 Six Nations? | Brian Moore's Full Contact Podcast
Telegraph, 18 Jan 2022
Watch the full episode of Brian Moore's Full Contact rugby podcast:
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 ...