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Secret audio sheds light on former Tunisian dictator’s final hours
BBC, 14 Jan 2022
Extraordinary recordings of what is believed to be Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s phone calls as he flew out of the country, have been obtained by the BBC.
These final moments show how the dictator’s authority crumbled, sealing the fate of his 23-year dictatorship and sparking the region's wave of pro-democracy Arab Spring uprisings.
The recordings have been forensically analysed by audio experts who found no evidence of manipulation.
The BBC has played the audio to people who know the individuals concerned, and they believe the voices to be genuine. However some of the people concerned strongly dispute their veracity.
If genuine, they give an incredible insight into the change in Ben Ali's mood in the last 48 hours of his regime.
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UN Chief believes Russia won't invade Ukraine
AP, 22 Jan 2022
As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres says the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago.
Supreme Court denies bid to block restrictive Texas abortion law
CBS, 22 Jan 2022
The Supreme Court has refused to expedite the latest challenge to the new restrictive abortion law in Texas, leaving it in place for now.
Thousands march at annual anti-abortion protest in Washington
AFP, 22 Jan 2022
Activists march on the streets of US capital Washington DC for the annual anti-abortion March for Life gathering.
U.S. and Russia agree to keep talking after meeting on Ukraine
Reuters, 22 Jan 2022
The top U.S. and Russian diplomats made no major breakthrough at talks on Ukraine on Friday but agreed to keep talking to try to resolve a crisis that has stoked fears of a mili...
Biden speaks at the US Conference of Mayors' 90th Annual Winter Meeting
FOX, 22 Jan 2022
President Biden addresses the nation's mayors during the US Conference of Mayors' 90th Annual Winter Meeting.
‘Fantasy recollection’: John King rebukes Trump blaming Pelosi for Jan. 6
CNN, 22 Jan 2022
Donald Trump called out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an interview with Sean Hannity, falsely blaming her for a lack of National Guard troops during the January 6 riot at the...
Saudi-Led Air Strikes Target Sites in Yemen Causing Unknown Number Of Deaths
NBC, 22 Jan 2022
Saudi Arabian military forces launched separate air strikes into
Canada loaning Ukraine $120 million as tensions with Russia escalate
CA, 22 Jan 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday that the Canadian government is loaning up to $120 million (CAD) to the Ukrainian government amid the ongoing crisis with neigh...
Austria passes vaccine mandate +++ Spain mulls exiting pandemic strategy | COVID latest
DW, 21 Jan 2022
Austria's parliament has passed a new law making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for adults - the first European country to approve such a measure.
Tearful Adele postpones entire Las Vegas residency
BBC, 21 Jan 2022
Should Adele have postponed her entire Las Vegas residency, just 24 hours before the opening night? "I'm so sorry, but my show ain't ready," the star told fans in a tearful upda...
Ukraine tensions: Russia's Lavrov expects no breakthrough from talks with Blinken • FRANCE 24
FRANCE24, 21 Jan 2022
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei #Lavrov told US Secretary of State Antony #Blinken on Friday he expected no breakthrough from their talks in #Geneva, but wanted to hear a concre...
Tonga volcano eruption: Residents evacuated to the main island
CGTN, 21 Jan 2022
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-01-21/Tonga-volcano-eruption-Residents-evacuated-to-the-main-island-170uyMqetAA/index.html Telesia Adams, a Tongan living in Australia,...
Lavrov holds presser after meeting Blinken over Ukraine crisis
RT, 21 Jan 2022
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Our royal team on Prince Harry's security concerns and the latest on Prince Andrew
ITV, 21 Jan 2022
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China installs record number of solar panels on rooftops in race for carbon neutrality
SCMP, 21 Jan 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube China has topped the world in solar-energy growth with its solar capacity hitting a record of 300...
Your attention please: Grant Shapps announces curbing of pointless train announcements
Telegraph, 21 Jan 2022
Subscribe to The Telegraph on YouTube ► https://bit.ly/3idrdLH The “endless torrent” of unnecessary train announcements is to be curbed, Grant Shapps has announced.
'I'd Do Anything For Love': Meat Loaf's mega hit through the ages
Guardian, 21 Jan 2022
The US singer and actor Meat Loaf has died aged 74, his agent has confirmed. No cause of death was shared.
CD, 21 Jan 2022
Sky News Breakfast: Ministers stand by the Prime Minister
Sky, 21 Jan 2022
On Sky News Breakfast with Niall Paterson on Friday, January
JPMorgan Raises CEO Dimon's Pay by 10%
Bloomberg, 21 Jan 2022
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has raised Jamie Dimon's pay by 10% for 2021, after the firm's most profitable year on record.