Thursday, Jan 20, 2022
Focus on the big picture
Japan’s Pet Otter Obsession | 101 east
Al Jazeera, 13 Jan 2022
Pet cafes are popular tourist destinations in Japan where visitors pay to play with otters and other exotic creatures.
Cute and charming, otters have also become popular household pets in Japan.
Cramped inside small city apartments with not much water to splash around in, they're often living a life of misery in captivity.
Animal rights campaigners are concerned that many otters are being caught in the wild, bred irresponsibly, sold online and smuggled illegally by criminal syndicates from Southeast Asia.
101 East investigates Indonesia’s live wildlife markets and the pet cafes of Tokyo to expose the dark otter trade.
Endangered orangutan has healthy baby
AP, 20 Jan 2022
A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans has given birth to a healthy male baby, but his twin brother died in the womb.
Heartbreak as Hong Kong pet owners give up hamsters for Covid cull
AFP, 20 Jan 2022
Mr Tsui and his wife had gifted "Marshmallow" -- a grey twitchy-nosed hamster scurrying through plastic tubes -- to their five-year-old son.
Trey Gowdy: Democrats have done this to themselves
FOX, 20 Jan 2022
News host Trey Gowdy discusses Glenn Youngkin's success thus
Biden leaves Democrats hanging as midterms burst into full swing
CNN, 20 Jan 2022
With the 2022 midterm elections approaching, some Democrats are raising concerns that the Biden administration is not prepared to help the party maintain its slim congressional ...
Former Trump allies subpoenaed by House January 6 committee
CBS, 20 Jan 2022
Former Trump allies Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn were subpoenaed by the House January 6 committee.
New York AG alleges evidence of fraud at Trump business
Reuters, 20 Jan 2022
New York state's attorney general has accused Donald Trump's family business of repeatedly misrepresenting the value of its assets to obtain financial benefits, citing what it s...
How Jan. 6 Changed One Man's Path Away From QAnon
NBC, 20 Jan 2022
NBC's Brandy Zadrozny spoke to a man who was a believer in the
Was the Iran nuclear deal a 'historic mistake'? | Conflict Zone
DW, 20 Jan 2022
When it comes to the nuclear talks between Iran and the West, no country watches as closely as Israel.
Conservative MP moves to opposition party and another tells UK PM to 'go'
BBC, 20 Jan 2022
Former cabinet minister David Davis has joined calls for Boris Johnson to stand down while backbencher Christian Wakeford has defected to the opposition, in a difficult day for ...
Canada's support of Ukraine rooted in keeping peace, supporting people: Trudeau | FULL
CA, 20 Jan 2022
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, alongside Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, delivered an update on Wednesday as the Omicron-fuelled fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic a...
Can the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees survive? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 20 Jan 2022
Nearly six million Palestinian refugees in the Middle East rely on the UN agency UNRWA for food aid, healthcare, education and other essential services.
EU presidency: France's Macron faces European lawmakers over agenda • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 19 Jan 2022
European MPs react to French President Emmanuel #Macron's speech to the #EU Parliament, as his country takes on the bloc's rotating #presidency.
Quad Series: England ready to face the Aussies in tonight's final
Sky, 19 Jan 2022
Jess Thirlby, head coach of England national netball team says the reigning Commonwealth champions are 'hungry' to win the Quad series.
Live: Boris Johnson faces MPs at PMQs as leadership threat grows
ITV, 19 Jan 2022
MPs, already furious at the PM's handling of the scandal, have
CrossTalk | Biden Underwater
RT, 19 Jan 2022
The Biden administration is underwater in just about every way. Is this due to bad policies or bad messaging? Maybe it is both.
CD, 19 Jan 2022
Inside the Taiwanese navy’s ‘hell week’, where less than half the participants make it through
SCMP, 19 Jan 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube It’s a week so hellish that even the so-called “road to heaven” is paved with blood, bruises and ...
Exclusive Latest situation from a Chinese employee in Tonga after volcanic eruption
CGTN, 19 Jan 2022
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Our boss is not the Prime Minister, our boss is the British public, says James Heappey
Telegraph, 19 Jan 2022
James Heappey, the Armed Forces minister, has urged fellow Tory MPs wanting to overthrow the Prime Minister to back down in the face of a volatile domestic and international sit...
U.K. Inflation Jumps to Highest Rate in 30 Years
Bloomberg, 19 Jan 2022
U.K. CPI data for December beat forecasts, confirming a surge in inflation to 5.4%.