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Clueless Miss Turkey model slammed for posing on rubble of homes destroyed by earthquake

A MODEL has been slammed for posing in rubble for a glamourous photoshoot to raise awareness about earthquakes Turkey. Itir Esen, 22, a former Miss Turkey contestant, was one of 20 models who participated in the ‘social responsibility project’ in the country’s largest city Istanbul. The project, carrying the slogan ‘are you aware of the

Analysis: The causes and chaos of Donald Trump

Donald Trump was a manifestation of the problems in US society. His legacy will be a testament to this.

China defends COVID-19 response after criticism by experts

Beijing says its initial response to the outbreak was adequate after experts said it could have acted more rapidly.

Will Biden’s repeal of Trump’s travel ban reverse its impact?

Rights groups have welcomed Biden’s promise, but question whether it will do enough to address the harm it has caused.

Migrants scale border fences to enter Spanish enclave

AP-NORC poll: Virus, economy swamp other priorities for US

Sean Spicer, Trump's ex-media chief, applies to join White House press corps

Former press secretary, who now works for Newsmax, applies for membership of White House Correspondents’ Association Four years after he kicked off the Trump presidency by lying angrily about the size of the inauguration crowd, former press secretary Sean Spicer has applied to join the White House press corps. Related: ‘The Capitol riot was our Chernobyl’: James Comey on Trump, the ‘pee tape’ and Clinton’s emails

'Eye watering': top police officer laments rate of stop and search on young black men

Exclusive: Mike Cunningham, who has just retired as head of College of Policing, calls for ‘humility’ from former colleaguesThere is “widespread dissatisfaction” with the police among black communities with it being clear young black men are being disproportionately stopped and searched at an “eye-watering” rate, a former senior police chief has said.Mike Cunningham, who retired last month as chief executive of the College of Policing which sets standards for law enforcement, said stop and search was the “totemic” issue and called for “humility” from police leaders faced with sustained critici...

Covid-related deaths in care homes in England jump by 46%

Number of deaths at highest level since mid May and toll at more than 25,000, latest figures showCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDeaths in care homes in England have hit the highest level since mid May, according to the latest official figures which revealed a 46% jump in coronavirus-related deaths in the last week as the more transmissible variant of Covid-19 breaches care homes defences.Some 1,260 deaths in care homes involving Covid-19 were reported to the Care Quality Commission in the week to last Friday, a sharp jump from 824 and 661 in the previous two weeks....

Commandos & paratroopers: Iranian army launches massive drills near mouth of Persian Gulf (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Commandos & paratroopers: Iranian army launches massive drills near mouth of Persian Gulf (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Iranian army has started a massive military exercise involving commando and paratrooper units. The drills are the latest in a series of war games held by the country in recent weeks, amid soaring...

Unions strike over job cuts at French vaccine maker Sanofi

Unions at French drug maker Sanofi held a one-day strike at the lab where it is developing a COVID-19 vaccine

Putin takes a plunge: Russian president among thousands of Orthodox Christians braving icy dip in freezing waters to mark Epiphany
Putin takes a plunge: Russian president among thousands of Orthodox Christians braving icy dip in freezing waters to mark Epiphany

Across Russia and much of Eastern Europe, Orthodox believers submerged themselves in sub-zero temperatures on Tuesday to mark Epiphany, which commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan.

Migrants scale border fences to enter Spanish enclave

More than 80 migrants have managed to scale the double frontier fence to enter Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco

Biden plans to roll back a lengthy list of Trump policies. Here’s what may happen
Biden plans to roll back a lengthy list of Trump policies. Here’s what may happen

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign dozens of executive orders and send sweeping bills to Congress in his first days in office.

Satanists herald ‘important win for religious freedoms’ as pentagram joins recognized faith symbols in Aussie hospital
Satanists herald ‘important win for religious freedoms’ as pentagram joins recognized faith symbols in Aussie hospital

A storm of controversy is brewing in Australia after lobbying from Satanists got the pentagram listed as a symbol of faith alongside emblems of the world’s major religions.

Kremlin brushes off Western calls to release Navalny

The Kremlin on Tuesday brushed off calls from U.S. and European officials to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny, arrested after he returned to Russia from Germany where he was treated for nerve agent poisoning

‘Degraded’ US falling short of its own democratic standards & has no right to lecture others, says Russian parliamentary speaker
‘Degraded’ US falling short of its own democratic standards & has no right to lecture others, says Russian parliamentary speaker

Russia’s top MP has warned that Moscow, long talked down to by the West over the state of its political system, must resist following the example of the US in allowing unelected tech tycoons to censor...

10 things you need to know today: January 19, 2021

Shipping Container Market to Grow Astonishingly in Europe Backed by Improvements in Transportation Services, states Fortune Business Insights™

Kremlin brushes off Western calls to release Navalny

The U.S. Capitol Attacked Reminded Me of the 1979 US Embassy Seizure and What Happens When Extremism Wins

As the frenzied crowds climbed the walls of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, memories of another moment of national frenzy ran through my mind, those of November, 4, 1979. Then, too, I had stared disbelievingly into the television, watching the Students of the Imam Line climb the walls of the U.S. embassy in our…

Unions strike over job cuts at French vaccine maker Sanofi

Unions at French drug maker Sanofi held a one-day strike at the lab where it is developing a COVID-19 vaccine

Kremlin brushes off Western calls to release Navalny

The Kremlin on Tuesday brushed off calls from U.S. and European officials to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny, arrested after he returned to Russia from Germany where he was treated for nerve agent poisoning

Kremlin brushes off Western calls to release Navalny

The Kremlin on Tuesday brushed off calls from U.S. and European officials to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny, arrested after he returned to Russia from Germany where he was treated for nerve agent poisoning

Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic
Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and quest...

UK hospitals are using blockchain to track the temperature of coronavirus vaccines

The aim is to keep a tamper-proof digital record of temperature-sensitive vaccines and pick up on any irregularities in their storage.

Bank of America posts quarterly profit that exceeds analysts’ expectations but revenue falls short

Bank of America revenue of $20.2 billion fell short of the $20.7 billion expected by Wall Street analysts.

Moonpig confirms $1.6 billion float as London prepares for a busy year of tech IPOs

Online card retailer Moonpig has confirmed that it plans to go public on the London Stock Exchange in a £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) float next month.

Goldman Sachs beats analysts' estimates on stronger-than-expected stock trading, investment banking

Expectations are running high for Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon.

EU lashes Bosnia for failing to properly care for migrants

The European Union’s top migration official is criticizing Bosnian authorities for failing to properly care for hundreds of migrants living in sub-zero temperatures on its territory

Vladimir Putin is not scared of Alexei Navalny, says Kremlin

Moscow authorities likely to block protests planned for Saturday in support of jailed opposition leaderVladimir Putin is not scared of Alexei Navalny, a Kremlin spokesman has said, but Moscow authorities still appear likely to block Saturday’s planned protests in support of the jailed opposition leader.Navalny “has no relation to the Russian president and can in no way be associated with the president”, said Dmitri Peskov, when asked whether Putin viewed Navalny as a rival.

Woman gets 43-year prison sentence for insulting Thai king

The former civil servant posted audio clips to Facebook and YouTube with comments deemed critical of the monarchy.

Paris Fashion Week: Watch the shows here

Paris Fashion Week opens its schedule of menswear shows today hot off the heels of neighboring fashion city Milan, which just brought its own fashion week to a close.

American B-52 nuke bomber flies over Middle East as Iran stages massive war games promising to ‘crush aggressors’

IRAN has promised to “crush its aggressors” after US B-52H Stratofortress bombers flew over the Middle East in a show of military strength. The “presence patrol” mission took place just a day after two Iranian missiles reportedly landed within 100 miles of a US aircraft strike group in the northern Indian Ocean. It is the

Russia will ignore Western appeals for release of opposition activist Alexey Navalny, says Putin’s spokesman
Russia will ignore Western appeals for release of opposition activist Alexey Navalny, says Putin’s spokesman

The Kremlin has said it will not take notice of calls from a number of Western leaders for the release of Moscow protest leader Alexey Navalny, currently behind bars for allegedly violating the terms...

Libya’s rivals meet in Egyptian resort over constitution

Donald Trump may pardon Lil Wayne — but not Giuliani or Bannon: reports
Donald Trump may pardon Lil Wayne — but not Giuliani or Bannon: reports

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to grant clemency to rapper Lil Wayne on Tuesday in a final wave of pardons and commutations.

Statue of fossil hunter Mary Anning to be erected after campaign

Crowdfunder led by schoolgirl raises £70,000 for sculpture of pioneering palaeontologist in Lyme Regis, DorsetA statue to Mary Anning, a fossil hunter and palaeontologist once “lost to history” but now considered a significant female force in science, is finally to be erected after a crowdfunding campaign by a teenage schoolgirl.Evie Swire, 13, was nine years old when she first heard of Anning, who was born into a humble family in 1799 near Swine’s Lyme Regis home in Dorset, and outraged to discover there was no statue.

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter with new social media law

Under new law, social media companies that do not appoint local representatives will face a series of penalties.

US Senate to take up Biden’s top cabinet selections

New era opens in Washington as spotlight falls on Biden’s nominees for governing roles at State Department and Pentagon.

Iran holds fifth military drill in two weeks amid tension with US

Iran showcases special forces, helicopters and tanks shortly after the US flies B-52 bombers over the Middle East again.

Trump's political legacy: How will the U.S. president be remembered?

Synopsis: What will be the legacy of Donald Trump, who has had a remarkable knack for defying predictions, smashing expectations, surviving scandal, misdeeds and incompetence, and achieving what seemed impossible? CTVNews.ca talked to experts about the outgoing president’s impact on politics, American democracy, and the country’s standing in the world.

Authorities arrest woman accused of stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop during Capitol riot

Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

Italy PM Conte faces crucial Senate vote to stay in power

The vote in Italy's upper house was triggered by a row over EU funds to tackle Covid.

Libya’s rivals meet in Egyptian resort over constitution

The U.N. says officials from Libya’s rival administrations have begun talks in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada about constitutional arrangements for presidential and parliamentary elections late this year

Alexei Navalny calls for sanctions against 'enablers' of Putin regime including Roman Abramovich

Nigel Slater’s recipe for greens with lemongrass and chillies

A tasty, quick and healthy supperThoroughly wash and trim 400g of greens. Separate the stalks and slice them finely. Slice or tear the leaves into manageable pieces.

Woman jailed for record 43 years for insulting Thai monarchy

Anchan, in her 60s, had said she hoped for leniency and didn’t realise audio she shared was inappropriateA former civil servant has been jailed for 43 years and six months for insulting the Thai monarchy, lawyers said, in what is thought to be the toughest sentence ever passed under the kingdom’s strict lese-majesty law.The woman, said to be in her 60s, was accused of posting audio clips to Facebook and YouTube with comments deemed critical of the monarchy, according to the group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights.

Libya’s rivals meet in Egyptian resort over constitution

The U.N. says officials from Libya's rival administrations have begun talks in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada about constitutional arrangements for presidential and parliamentary elections late this year

Unusual snowfall in the Sahara desert leaves patterns in the dunes

Only fourth time in 42 years that the town of Ain Sefra has experienced snow