(1月14日) (滚动更新) 世界新闻 – English 英语简报

Greyfriars Bobby and the dogs immortalised in statues

On the 150th anniversary of his death, we tell the story of Bobby and some other dogs who have inspired statues.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 7:06 pm(NZT)

‘We need to stand up for the right thing’ – NBA’s Kanter Freedom wants Winter Olympics boycott

NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom urges athletes to boycott Next month’s Winter Olympics over claims of “genocide” in China.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 7:06 pm(NZT)

North Korea hackers stole $400m of cryptocurrency in 2021, report says

Blockchain research firm Chainalysis says the value extracted from the hacks grew by 40% year-on-year.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 6:16 pm(NZT)

Woman connected to Chinese Communist Party ‘seeking to covertly interfere in UK politics,’ MI5 says

The United Kingdom’s domestic spy agency has warned British lawmakers that a woman connected to the Chinese Communist Party has been working to interfere in the UK political process.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 14 Jan 2022 | 5:06 pm(NZT)

US Supreme Court blocks Biden’s workplace vaccine mandate

The ruling marks a major blow to a central pillar of the White House’s strategy for tackling Covid-19.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 4:31 pm(NZT)

UK PM’s staff accused of more lockdown parties

Downing Street does not deny reports two events took place on the eve of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 4:30 pm(NZT)

El Salvador denies responsibility for hacking journalists after report finds Pegasus spyware on their phones

El Salvador’s government has denied responsibility for hacking the cell phones of at least 35 journalists and other members of civil society by using the spying program known as Pegasus.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 14 Jan 2022 | 4:08 pm(NZT)

Former child prodigy Ruth Slenczynska will release a new album at the age of 97

Pianist Ruth Slenczynska was called one of the greatest prodigies since Mozart when she was six.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 3:16 pm(NZT)

Capitol riot: Oath Keepers leader charged with seditious conspiracy

This is first time Capitol riot defendants have been accused of seeking to “overthrow” the government.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 3:03 pm(NZT)

China denies interfering in UK politics after MI5 alert

China says it has no need to “buy influence” after MI5 said an agent of the country infiltrated Parliament.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 2:47 pm(NZT)

A glimpse of Jewish life before World War Two

A huge trove of artefacts that was saved from the Nazis offers a fascinating glimpse of a lost era.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 2:33 pm(NZT)

Biden election law plans crushed by fellow Democrats

A senator warns the president’s strategy would worsen the “disease of division infecting our country”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 2:14 pm(NZT)

Ukraine crisis: Risks remain as Russia and West talk

After a week of talks, there is no sign of Russia pulling back its forces from areas near Ukraine.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 1:48 pm(NZT)

Africa’s week in pictures: 7-13 January 2022

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 1:40 pm(NZT)

Discrimination and harassment haunt Sri Lanka’s Muslims

Muslim activists say their community is facing a hostile environment after the 2019 Easter bombings.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 1:29 pm(NZT)

‘As a black woman in STEM I’m used for photo opportunities’

Chemist Cynthia Chapple talks about how to get more black girls from inner-cities into STEM careers.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 1:17 pm(NZT)

Secret audio sheds light on toppled dictator’s frantic last hours

The BBC has obtained extraordinary recordings believed to be of phone calls made by Tunisian ex president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali as he flew out of the country in 2011.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 1:10 pm(NZT)

Prince Andrew: Why the military titles and royal patronages meant so much

The BBC’s Dan Johnson explains the importance of the Duke of York’s military titles and royal patronages.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 1:06 pm(NZT)

South Korea: The celebrity tattooist criminalised for his art

Doy is one of South Korea’s most famous tattoo artists, but also a criminal for doing his job.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 1:06 pm(NZT)

English cricket must tackle racism or risk losing public funding, says UK parliamentary report

The government should limit public funding for cricket unless there is “continuous, demonstrable progress” on eradicating “deep-seated racism”, a parliamentary report says.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 1:01 pm(NZT)

Tunisia protest rejected as Caf declares Mali winners of Afcon game that finished early

The Confederation of African Football dismisses a complaint from Tunisia’s football federation about their game with Mali ending 13 seconds early.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 12:35 pm(NZT)

Dutch King Willem-Alexander retires coach amid slavery row

Critics say the carriage depicts an image that celebrates the Netherlands’ slave-owning past.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 12:27 pm(NZT)

Arteta praises Arsenal fight as 10-man Gunners frustrate Liverpool

Liverpool are left frustrated by 10-man Arsenal as the sides play out a goalless draw in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Anfield.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 12:20 pm(NZT)

Ashling Murphy: Man arrested over Tullamore murder is released

Ashling Murphy, 23, was attacked on the banks of a canal in County Offaly on Wednesday afternoon.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 12:19 pm(NZT)

US Supreme Court blocks Biden’s workplace vaccine mandate

The ruling marks a major blow to a central pillar of the White House’s strategy for tackling Covid-19.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 12:04 pm(NZT)

Prince Andrew: Why the military titles and royal patronages meant so much

The BBC’s Dan Johnson explains the importance of the Duke of York’s military titles and royal patronages.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 11:52 am(NZT)

Bilbao through to face Real in Spanish Super Cup final

Athletic Bilbao will play Real Madrid in Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final after beating Atletico Madrid.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 10:54 am(NZT)

Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH

It comes as the prince faces a US civil case over claims he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 10:37 am(NZT)

Afghanistan: ‘Terrified’ British Council teachers still in hiding

Afghan teachers employed by the British Council say they are still in hiding from the Taliban.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 10:33 am(NZT)

London ‘hitman’ on trial over plot to kill Pakistani activist in Netherlands

Muhammad Gohir Khan is accused of agreeing to kill a Pakistani military critic for £100,000.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 9:42 am(NZT)

Capitol riot: Oath Keepers leader charged with seditious conspiracy

This is first time Capitol riot defendants have been accused of seeking to “overthrow” the government.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 9:13 am(NZT)

Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH

It comes as the prince faces a US civil case over claims he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 9:11 am(NZT)

A Syrian colonel is jailed for life in a first torture trial for the Assad regime. It’s one step in a ‘long path to justice,’ say victims’ families

A German court has sentenced a former Syrian army colonel to life in prison without the possibility of parole, in the first-ever torture trial against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 14 Jan 2022 | 8:16 am(NZT)

Cabinet rallies for Johnson as he faces calls to quit

Boris Johnson is under pressure to go after admitting attending a drinks party during lockdown.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 7:58 am(NZT)

South Africa minister tells schoolgirls to ‘open books and close legs’

Phophi Ramathuba is criticised for comments she made attempting to encourage abstinence.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 7:12 am(NZT)

Afcon 2021: Hosts Cameroon reach knockout stage with 4-1 defeat of Ethiopia

Hosts Cameroon become the first team to qualify for the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations with an emphatic 4-1 win over Ethiopia in Group A.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 7:12 am(NZT)

Chinese agent infiltrating UK Parliament, MI5 warns

The rare alert sent to MPs comes after a long-running investigation into Christine Ching Kui Lee.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 7:07 am(NZT)

Novak Djokovic and the unanswered questions

Novak Djokovic is facing a number of questions over his activities after testing positive for Covid.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 7:06 am(NZT)

Beijing 2022: Benjamin Alexander set to become Jamaica’s first Alpine skier at Winter Olympics

In 2015, Benjamin Alexander had never skied – but now he’s set to become Jamaica’s first Alpine skier at the Winter Olympics.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 6:42 am(NZT)

Ashling Murphy: Victim did not know her killer, detectives believe

Ashling Murphy, 23, was attacked on the banks of a canal in County Offaly on Wednesday afternoon.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 6:36 am(NZT)

‘Havana syndrome’: US baffled after new cases in Europe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says investigations continue after more diplomats fall ill.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 6:05 am(NZT)

Covid: Viral photo highlights challenges of vaccinating Amazon

A photo of a man carrying his father has highlighted the challenges of vaccinating indigenous villages.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 5:03 am(NZT)

French teachers strike in protest at Covid-19 school protocols

At least three-quarters of elementary school teachers in France were reported to be on strike and half of elementary schools were closed Thursday in protest at the government’s Covid-19 protocols, according to a French teachers’ union.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 14 Jan 2022 | 4:46 am(NZT)

The puzzle of America’s record Covid hospital rate

Europe has fewer Covid patients in hospital now. Why are the US and Canada bucking the Omicron trend?

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 4:37 am(NZT)

German court finds Syrian colonel guilty of crimes against humanity

The trial of Anwar Raslan was the world’s first criminal case over state-led torture in Syria.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 3:29 am(NZT)

Kenya Power in the spotlight after nationwide blackout

Kenyans spent several hours with electricity this week, what are the underlying causes?

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 3:18 am(NZT)

Afcon 2021: Tunisia complain to Caf over match conclusion chaos

Tunisia’s football federation formally complains to African body Caf about their game with Mali ending 13 seconds early.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 3:11 am(NZT)

Kylie Jenner becomes first woman with 300 million Instagram followers

Ariana Grande, previously the app’s most popular woman, is now tied in second place with Selena Gomez.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 3:06 am(NZT)

Covid-19: France to relax travel rules from the UK

Vaccinated travellers will no longer need a compelling reason to enter France, or have to isolate.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 1:32 am(NZT)

Anti-vaccine protesters try to storm Bulgaria’s parliament

Anti-vaccine protesters tried to storm the Bulgarian parliament on Wednesday and briefly scuffled with police officers during a massive rally against coronavirus restrictions in downtown Sofia.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 14 Jan 2022 | 12:21 am(NZT)

Israel says it broke up Iranian spy network that recruited women

Four Israeli Jewish women of Iranian descent were allegedly paid thousands of dollars by a handler.

Source: BBC News – Home | 14 Jan 2022 | 12:07 am(NZT)

France ends UK travel ban

As infection rates soar across Europe, France has relaxed its travel ban on arrivals from the UK — just in time for the peak ski season.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 14 Jan 2022 | 12:06 am(NZT)

Morocco sex for grades: Hassan I University lecturer jailed

The professor is sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of indecent behaviour.

Source: BBC News – Home | 13 Jan 2022 | 11:35 pm(NZT)

Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7C

Osnlow in Western Australia recorded 50.7C on Thursday, equalling a record set in 1962.

Source: BBC News – Home | 13 Jan 2022 | 11:19 pm(NZT)

(1月13日) (滚动更新) 世界新闻 – English 英语简报

 

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