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Brazil’s third deadly prison riot in two weeks

NATAL -- Thirty inmates have been killed – some beheaded or burned alive – in fighting in a Brazilian prison between rival gangs.

More than 100 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year. Some 56 inmates were killed during a riot at a prison in Manaus on January 2. Four days later clashes at Monte Cristo prison in Boa Vista left 33 dead.


Jan 18: New round of Cyprus peace talks

GENEVA -- Leaders from ethnically-divided Cyprus will restart talks to tackle the unresolved obstacles to reunification of the island, split in a Turkish invasion in 1974.


Nintendo bets on Switch games console

TOKYO -- Nintendo’s Switch console, the successor to the beleaguered Wii U, and its big bet on the future of video games, has been revealed in full.


“I Do Solemnly Swear...” Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON -- “I do solemnly swear...” with these words, president-elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office on January 20, to formally become the 45th President of the United States.

Trump’s boost to U.S. Navy spending

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will be pushing for a massive increase in U.S. Navy ships, from the current 274 deployable battle force ships to 355.


Mexico car makers fear U.S. border tax

MEXICO CITY -- Since the NAFTA trade deal came into force in 1994, Mexico has become the world’s seventh-largest car manufacturer and fourth-largest exporter.

New U.S. Embassy to open in London

LONDON -- A new U.S. Embassy designed by Philadelphia-based architects Kieran Timberlake, is due to open in the Nine Elms area of London’s Wandsworth next April.


U.S. cracks down on election hacking

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has sanctioned the GRU and FSB, leading Russian intelligence agencies and expelled 35 spies in retaliation for cyber-attacks during the U.S. presidential election campaign.

How Trump could deal with North Korea

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Trump has made a bold bet on North Korea, saying the country won't test an ICBM that could reach the U.S. “It won't happen,” Trump tweeted Monday.


Jan 16-29: Australian Open

MELBOURNE -- The Grand Slam down under is the first of a season likely to be dominated by the rivalry between Britain’s Andy Murray and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.

FIFA World Cup expands to 48-teams

ZURICH -- World football’s governing body FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams for the 2026 edition of the tournament.


Jan 19-22: Rallye Monte Carlo opens WRC

MONTE CARLO -- The World Rally Championship gets underway, with the first opportunity to see the more powerful, bigger and more aggressive new-era cars make their debut.

FIFA names Ronaldo world’s best player

ZURICH -- Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed the top prize at the Best FIFA Football Awards, to go with a fourth Ballon d’Or award the Real Madrid star won in December.


Jan 14-Feb 5: African Cup of Nations

LIBREVILLE -- Host nation Gabon kick off the 60th anniversary tournament despite ongoing political unrest which could again throw the tournament into doubt.


Feb 14: UEFA Champions League Last 16

NYON, Switzerland -- Bayern Munich once again face Arsenal, while PSG take on Barcelona, and debutants Leicester City meet Europa League champions Sevilla. Matches begin Feb 14/15.

Feb 16: UEFA Europa League Last 32

NYON, Switzerland -- Ties of the round include Shakhtar Donetsk taking on Celta Vigo, Villarreal’s clash with Roma, and Tottenham Hotspur, out of the Champions League, facing Gent.



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