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Texas teacher ‘locked Covid-positive son in car boot’

A witness reportedly called police after hearing someone in the trunk of the Texas woman’s vehicle.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 4:45 pm(NZT)

Kazakhstan unrest: Blinken questions Russian troop deployment

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says reasons for sending about 2,500 Russian-led troops are unclear.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 2:20 pm(NZT)

Families seek justice for Iran plane crash victims

Two years on, the families of downed flight PS752 victims are left without answers.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 1:54 pm(NZT)

BBC reporter covered by snow flurry while filming

Laura Trevelyan’s piece to camera in Washington DC is interrupted by a sudden white-out.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 1:41 pm(NZT)

Sophia Duleep Singh: Princess and suffragette inspires children’s book

Princess Sophia, who grew up in Suffolk, became a campaigner for women’s rights in the 1900s.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 1:25 pm(NZT)

Ros Atkins on… the US Capitol riot anniversary

Simmering tensions remain one year on from unprecedented scenes in Washington DC.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 1:04 pm(NZT)

Week in pictures: 1 – 7 January 2022

A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 1:04 pm(NZT)

How KFC in Kenya got fried over its chip shortage

Kenyans called for a KFC boycott after it was discovered that its fries were imported from Egypt.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 1:00 pm(NZT)

Covid-hit Man City cruise past Swindon in FA Cup

Covid-19-hit Manchester City brush aside League Two Swindon Town to reach the FA Cup fourth round.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 12:18 pm(NZT)

US Supreme Court scrutinises Biden vaccine mandates

The eventual ruling by the court could have an impact on some 80 million workers.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 12:13 pm(NZT)

Canada party plane influencer ‘idiots’ fly home to face music

The group of over 100 travellers have been branded “barbarians” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 12:08 pm(NZT)

Bundesliga leaders Bayern beaten by Monchengladbach

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich suffer a shock home defeat by Borussia Monchengladbach in their first game after the league’s winter break.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 11:48 am(NZT)

Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier dies aged 94

The US-Bahamian star was the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, and also a humanitarian.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 11:34 am(NZT)

Kazakhstan leader orders security forces to ‘kill without warning’ to quell violent protests

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has ordered security forces to “kill without warning” to crush the violent protests that have paralyzed the former Soviet republic and reportedly left dozens dead.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 8 Jan 2022 | 11:24 am(NZT)

Ahmaud Arbery: Jogger’s murderers sentenced to life in prison

Three men who killed the black jogger given life sentences by judge who condemns “callous” murder.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 10:53 am(NZT)

Kazakhstan: ‘Like something from an apocalypse film’

A BBC reporter sees the aftermath of protests and deadly violence in Kazakhstan’s biggest city Almaty.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 10:38 am(NZT)

Denmark frees suspected pirates in dinghy in Gulf of Guinea

The suspects had been detained at sea in the Gulf of Guinea in November. A fourth remains in custody.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 8:42 am(NZT)

No 10 drinks may have broken Covid rules says ex-adviser

Boris Johnson’s ex-adviser says drinks were arranged by a “senior No 10 official” in May 2020.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 8:28 am(NZT)

Berlin cannibal jailed for murdering engineer

A German court finds a man guilty of murdering a man he met on an online dating site.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 8:03 am(NZT)

‘A steely determination never to back down’

We look back on the career of Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 7:10 am(NZT)

Letter with ‘life story address’ arrives safely in Cushendall

The letter to Feargal Lynn had his biography in place of his address but still made it to him.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 7:03 am(NZT)

Salah and Kerr on Best Fifa player of the year shortlists

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Chelsea striker Sam Kerr are among the Best Fifa Football Awards’ player of the year nominees.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 6:53 am(NZT)

Christine Mboma crowned BBC African Sports Personality of the Year

Christine Mboma, who became the first Namibian woman to win an Olympic medal, is the BBC African Sports Personality of the Year for 2021.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 6:36 am(NZT)

Philippe Coutinho signs for Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona

Aston Villa bring in former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 6:33 am(NZT)

‘Door open’ for Eriksen to train at Spurs as Dane chases 2022 World Cup dream

Christian Eriksen is welcome to train at former club Tottenham while he looks for a new club, says Spurs boss Antonio Conte.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 6:32 am(NZT)

US and Moroccan Navy rescue 103 migrants off African coast

The US and Moroccan navies rescued 103 migrants from two rafts taking on water some 40 miles west of the Moroccan coast late Tuesday night, the US Navy said Friday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 8 Jan 2022 | 5:48 am(NZT)

Truck spends three days dangling over China cliff

The driver is said to have tried to reverse on a narrow mountain road.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 5:36 am(NZT)

Trippier’s £12m move to Newcastle ‘not for financial benefits’, says Howe

Kieran Trippier has made his £12m move to Newcastle United from Atletico Madrid for the “challenge” and not the “financial benefits”, Eddie Howe says.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 5:31 am(NZT)

Sidney Poitier: The actor who broke down Hollywood’s racial barriers

Sidney Poitier, the actor and director who helped break down Hollywood’s racial barriers, dies aged 94.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 5:04 am(NZT)

Novak Djokovic thanks fans as he awaits deportation decision

The men’s tennis star is awaiting a decision on his deportation from Australia over a vaccination row.

Source: BBC News – Home | 8 Jan 2022 | 3:40 am(NZT)

Indian police hunt Covid-positive air passengers

At least 10 passengers have escaped from an airport in the northern Indian city of Amritsar after testing positive for Covid-19, according to Ruhee Dugg, a senior district official.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 8 Jan 2022 | 2:16 am(NZT)

Analysis: The ‘anti-woke’ crusade has come to Europe. Its effects could be chilling

If 2020 renewed calls for racial equality as Black Lives Matter protests exploded throughout Europe, 2021 brought in the backlash as parts of the political establishment waged a so-called “war against woke.”

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 7 Jan 2022 | 8:18 pm(NZT)

 

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