World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga amid water, food shortage | Tsunami News

The United Nations says about 60,000 people have been affected by damage to crops, livestock and fisheries due to ash, saltwater intrusion and possible acid rain. More ships and planes carrying aid are set to arrive in Tonga in the coming days as the international community responds to urgent calls for aid from the Pacific … Read more

Security, China to dominate Biden’s talks with Japan’s Kishida | Politics News

The virtual meeting will be the first substantive discussion between the two allies since Fumio Kishida became Japan’s prime minister in October. The leaders of the United States and Japan will deal with China’s growing power, North Korean missiles, and Russia’s targets in Ukraine when they hold their first substantive talks since Fumio Kishida became … Read more

Daily Covid cases fall just 1.6% in a week as Omicron curve begins to level off

Britain’s daily Covid cases fell by a single percent in a week today in an early hint that the recent dramatic plunge in Omicron might be starting to level off. Government dashboard data shows there were another 107,364 positive tests across the country in the past 24 hours, down only slightly on the 109,133 last week. … Read more

US prosecutors drop charges against MIT professor over China ties | Business and Economy News

“While I am relieved that my ordeal is over, I am aware that China’s terribly misleading initiative continues to bring unwarranted fear into the academic community and that other scholars continue to face accusations,” Gang Chen said in a statement. by David Furiacos and Patricia HurtadoBloomberg Posted on January 20, 2022January 20 2022 US prosecutors … Read more

Oil’s rally falters as stockpiles rise, Biden pledges support | Oil and Gas News

US President Joe Biden said this week that he will take action to bring down high prices. by Julia Vanziris and Devika Krishna KumarBloomberg Posted on January 20, 2022January 20 2022 Oil’s rally faltered after a slight rise in US crude inventories, amid President Joe Biden’s renewed pledges to try to curb prices. New York … Read more

Brazilian samba singer Elza Soares dies aged 91 | Obituaries News

Elsa Soares, who recorded 36 albums, was an outspoken advocate who denounced racism and violence against women. Elsa Soares, the famous Brazilian samba singer who campaigned against racism, died at her home in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, her family said. She was 91 years old. The singer “moved the world with her voice, strength … Read more

Liz Truss urges world leaders to stand up to Vladimir Putin amid thread of Ukraine invasion 

Boris Johnson joined a scramble by the West last night to correct a speech blunder by Joe Biden which was interpreted as a ‘green light’ for Russia to invade Ukraine. The US President had said Vladimir Putin would probably ‘move in’ but that a ‘minor incursion’ could cause in-fighting inside Nato over how to respond. … Read more

Amazon to open its first-ever clothing store at a California mall | Retail News

Retail experts say getting into malls could become another threat to sellers of traditional clothing because of the data and insights of shoppers that Amazon may gain. First, Amazon competed with malls. Now, it’s moving inside one. The online retail giant said Thursday that it plans to open a clothing store in a Southern California … Read more

Netflix misses subscriber target, shares fall on weak forecast | Television News

During the October-December reporting season, the world’s largest streaming service released the star-studded films Red Notice and Don’t Look Up. Netflix Inc did not meet Wall Street’s expectations for new subscribers at the end of last year and delivered a weaker-than-expected forecast in early 2022 as rivals cemented the battle for TV viewers. The world’s … Read more

COVID leaves lasting scars as Biden marks first year in office | Coronavirus pandemic News

Washington DC Sabella Khan says she is frustrated and tired. She lost her father, Shaqqa Khan, to coronavirus in 2020, and is disappointed with what she says is a crushing boost to the “normalization” of the pandemic in the US, despite rising cases and deaths due to the Omicron variant. “I still haven’t dealt with … Read more