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A five-day lockdown was ordered in Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea has ordered a five-day lockdown in the nation’s capital city Pyongyang starting Wednesday in an effort to combat a respiratory illness. The lockdown could be extended another three days. It is unclear if other areas have imposed similar lockdown. Nothing was said about COVID.

Tech News

Microsoft is investing in OpenAI company, to accelerate developing together AI products

Tech giant Microsoft on Monday announced a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, which works closely with Microsoft’s cloud service Azure.

Pepsi improved taste of its zero sugar beverage

Pepsi company announced on Friday that Pepsi Zero Sugar will soon taste different because it uses a "new sweetener system" that gives it a more "refreshing and bolder taste profile."

Volkswagen prepares to compete with Tesla about electric cars

At CES 2023, on Tuesday, in Las Vegas, Volkswagen revealed its latest electric car: the ID.7 sedan, destined for North America.

A blood pressure medication recall in the U.S.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary recall of some blood pressure medication distributed across the country due to the potential presence of a nitrosamine impurity.

Creating viable eye tissue using 3D bioprinting is a starting point for research to improve vision on blinding diseases

Research team from the U.S.National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, used patient stem cells and 3D bioprinting to produce eye tissue that will advance understanding of the mechanisms of blinding diseases

Discussions about termination of TikTok in the U.S.

US officials fear that TikTok’s user data could end up in the hands of the Chinese government.

Entertainement News

Alec Baldwin was convicted

The long dramatic story of Alec Baldwin is about to end but will be a bad end for him. Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2021 fatal shooting on the New Mexico set of the film "Rust," Santa Fe First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies and special prosecutor Andrea Reeb announced on Thursday.

A movie dedicated to Michael Jackson will start production

A movie called „Michael” about the life of Michael Jackson is set to start production this year under direction of Antoine Fuqua. “The first films of my career were music videos, and I still feel that combining film and music are a deep part of who I am,” said Fuqua in a statement.

Congratulations to the Miss Universe 2023 winner, R’Bonney Gabriel from USA !

The 71nd Miss Universe 2023 beauty pageant decided on January 14 in New Orleans, Louisiana, aired on the OTT Platforms and on TV. The winner is R’Bonney Gabriel from USA.

Sports News

NFL player Damar Hamlin suffered a tragic accident

In an unprecedented incident in NFL history, Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, 24, collapsed after a collision in the first quarter of an N.F.L. game between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night and was taken in a Cincinnati hospital in critical condition.

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Microsoft is investing in OpenAI company, to accelerate developing together AI products

Tech giant Microsoft on Monday announced a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, which works closely with Microsoft’s cloud service Azure.

Pepsi improved taste of its zero sugar beverage

Pepsi company announced on Friday that Pepsi Zero Sugar will soon taste different because it uses a "new sweetener system" that gives it a more "refreshing and bolder taste profile."

The Central Bank of Nigeria limits withdrawals of money in a push for a cashless economy

Nigeria restricts ATM withdrawals to $45 per day in push to digital currency. The policy which will also apply to banks and cashback from purchases.

Two of Trump’s companies were found guilty on criminal tax fraud

A Manhattan jury has found the Trump Corp. and Trump Payroll Corp. guilty on multiple charges of criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records connected to a 15-year scheme to defraud tax authorities

Life

Congratulations to the Miss Universe 2023 winner, R’Bonney Gabriel from USA !

The 71nd Miss Universe 2023 beauty pageant decided on January 14 in New Orleans, Louisiana, aired on the OTT Platforms and on TV. The winner is R’Bonney Gabriel from USA.

Three cruise ships failed to meet biosecurity rules for navigation and disappointed passengers

New Zealand officials asked the Orion cruise ship owned by Viking Cruises to leave the country's waters part way through its cruise after finding small amounts of biofoul - plants, algae and small animals - that grow on ship hulls.

Volkswagen prepares to compete with Tesla about electric cars

At CES 2023, on Tuesday, in Las Vegas, Volkswagen revealed its latest electric car: the ID.7 sedan, destined for North America.

Science

Doomsday Clock warning: global catastrophe is closer than ever !

The Doomsday Clock was moved forward on Tuesday to 90 seconds to midnight. The world is closer than ever to a global catastrophe.

Radio signal generated by atomic hydrogen detected from a distant galaxy 8 billion light years away

Astronomers from McGill University in Canada and the Indian Institute of Science with the help of the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope have captured a radio signal from the most distant galaxy, 8 billion light years away.

Greta Thunberg released after being detained at a climate protest in Germany

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, self-proclaimed "autistic climate justice advocate," was released by German police on Tuesday evening. She was detained with others earlier in the day at a protest over the expansion of a coal mine in the western village of Lützerath.

A rare green comet will pass by Earth

A rare green comet [Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)] is expected to pass by Earth this week and to be visible in the night sky for nearly a month, according to NASA and astronomers.

A new island appeared in Indonesia after a strong earthquake

An island suddenly emerged above sea level in the water in the Tanimbar Islands Regency, Maluku, following a devastatingly strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday morning, January 10 which originated 136 kilometers off the coast.

Health

The FDA has declared that retailers can now carry and give out abortion medication to those in need of it the U.S. to people who have a prescription. Pharmacies can start applying for certification to distribute abortion pill mifepristone.
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News in Europe

The historic center of Odesa in Ukraine was declared an endangered World Heritage site by UNESCO

The historic center of the Ukrainian port city of Odesa which includes its Opera House has been designated an endangered World Heritage site by the United Nations cultural agency.

Knife attack with victims in a regional train in Germany

A man with a knife killed two people and wounded seven more on a regional train running from Kiel to Hamburg on Wednesday. Three of the injured were seriously hurt.

100,000 homes and businesses without water in Glasgow, Tuesday

Around 100,000 homes and businesses in Glasgow have been left without water after a pipe burst in Milngavie caused flooding around 4pm on Tuesday. Several roads closed.

Freezing fog weather in England forced dozens flight cancellations in the week’s beginning

Dozens of flights including those for Berlin, Amsterdam and Miami were canceled at Heathrow Airport due to freezing fog. Many passengers were unhappy and expressed frustrations on social media.

News in USA

Masss shooting at the Lunar New Year festival in Monterey Park, California

A deadly mass shooting occurred at a ballroom dance club in Monterey Park, Los Angeles area, California, late Saturday, when people celebrated the Lunar New Year.

Unexpected tragedy at a hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida

A 76-year-old woman, Ellen Gilland, fatally shot her terminally ill husband, 77, in the head, while he was at a hospital on Saturday at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, Florida.

America has honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. but isolated violence occurred

President Biden declared the nation at “a time for choosing” in a Monday speech marking the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Methamphetamine contamination discovered in two public librairies in Colorado

The Englewood Public Library in Englewood, about seven miles south of downtown Denver, was closed as well as a lobby and some restrooms in the nearby Englewood Civic Center after it was found it was contaminated with methamphetamine.

International News

A boy aged 10 was struck by lightning at a beach in Australia

A boy aged 10 or under was struck by lightning at South Warilla Beach near Shellharbour on Thursday evening, on Australia Day, while swimming,as severe thunderstorms reached the NSW coast.

Doomsday Clock warning: global catastrophe is closer than ever !

The Doomsday Clock was moved forward on Tuesday to 90 seconds to midnight. The world is closer than ever to a global catastrophe.

High value drugs importation made by a prison inmate in Australia

A huge shipment of drugs (56 kilograms of methamphetamine and 13 kilograms of heroin, that means $55m in drugs) which had been seized by police was imported using high-security Barwon Prison’s phone system, inside one of Australia's most secure prisons, by Crime Family boss George Marrogi and his girlfriend Antonietta Mannella.
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A five-day lockdown was ordered in Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea has ordered a five-day lockdown in the nation’s capital city Pyongyang starting Wednesday in an effort to combat a respiratory illness. The lockdown could be extended another three days. It is unclear if other areas have imposed similar lockdown. Nothing was said about COVID.

A boy aged 10 was struck by lightning at a beach in Australia

A boy aged 10 or under was struck by lightning at South Warilla Beach near Shellharbour on Thursday evening, on Australia Day, while swimming,as severe thunderstorms reached the NSW coast.

The historic center of Odesa in Ukraine was declared an endangered World Heritage site by UNESCO

The historic center of the Ukrainian port city of Odesa which includes its Opera House has been designated an endangered World Heritage site by the United Nations cultural agency.

Knife attack with victims in a regional train in Germany

A man with a knife killed two people and wounded seven more on a regional train running from Kiel to Hamburg on Wednesday. Three of the injured were seriously hurt.

A cargo ship sank Wednesday between South Korea and Japan

Thirteen crew members were rescued on Wednesday from a cargo ship that sank off southwestern Japan in the vicinity of Nagasaki cityduring fierce winter weather.

100,000 homes and businesses without water in Glasgow, Tuesday

Around 100,000 homes and businesses in Glasgow have been left without water after a pipe burst in Milngavie caused flooding around 4pm on Tuesday. Several roads closed.

Doomsday Clock warning: global catastrophe is closer than ever !

The Doomsday Clock was moved forward on Tuesday to 90 seconds to midnight. The world is closer than ever to a global catastrophe.

High value drugs importation made by a prison inmate in Australia

A huge shipment of drugs (56 kilograms of methamphetamine and 13 kilograms of heroin, that means $55m in drugs) which had been seized by police was imported using high-security Barwon Prison’s phone system, inside one of Australia's most secure prisons, by Crime Family boss George Marrogi and his girlfriend Antonietta Mannella.

Microsoft is investing in OpenAI company, to accelerate developing together AI products

Tech giant Microsoft on Monday announced a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, which works closely with Microsoft’s cloud service Azure.

Freezing fog weather in England forced dozens flight cancellations in the week’s beginning

Dozens of flights including those for Berlin, Amsterdam and Miami were canceled at Heathrow Airport due to freezing fog. Many passengers were unhappy and expressed frustrations on social media.

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A five-day lockdown was ordered in Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea has ordered a five-day lockdown in the nation’s capital city Pyongyang starting Wednesday in an effort to combat a respiratory illness. The lockdown could be extended another three days. It is unclear if other areas have imposed similar lockdown. Nothing was said about COVID.

A boy aged 10 was struck by lightning at a beach in Australia

A boy aged 10 or under was struck by lightning at South Warilla Beach near Shellharbour on Thursday evening, on Australia Day, while swimming,as severe thunderstorms reached the NSW coast.

The historic center of Odesa in Ukraine was declared an endangered World Heritage site by UNESCO

The historic center of the Ukrainian port city of Odesa which includes its Opera House has been designated an endangered World Heritage site by the United Nations cultural agency.

Knife attack with victims in a regional train in Germany

A man with a knife killed two people and wounded seven more on a regional train running from Kiel to Hamburg on Wednesday. Three of the injured were seriously hurt.

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