Thursday 21st January 2021

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    • UK to ban petrol, diesel cars from 2030 to net zero emissions UK to ban petrol, diesel cars from 2030 to net zero emissions

      Britain will move up a ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030 and is eyeing 250,000 new jobs as part of a green industrial revolution, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he tries to meet Britain’s net zero emissions climate target. “Now is the time to plan for a green recovery with high-skilled jobs that give people the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make the country cleaner, greener and more beautiful,” Johnson said in a column published in the Financial Times on Tuesday. Britain last year became the first G7 country to set...

    • Huawei to sell Honor brand to ensure survival of supply chain Huawei to sell Honor brand to ensure survival of supply chain

      Huawei has signed a deal with Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co., Ltd. to sell all business assets related to its Honor mobile phone brand to over 30 agents and dealers of the Honor brand, according to the company’s statement on Tuesday. The deal, first proposed by the over 30 agents and dealers, has been made by Honor’s industry chain to “ensure its own survival,” according to the statement, and is expected to help Honor’s channel sellers and suppliers through the tough time. The change of ownership will not impact Honor’s development direction, based on a joint statement between...

    • Typhoon Vamco leaves 73 dead, 19 missing in Philippines A boy walks on debris from the flood brought by Typhoon Vamco, in Marikina, Metro Manila, the Philippines, November 16, 2020. /Reuters

      The death toll from Typhoon Vamcoin in the Philippines has climbed to 73, the country’s national disaster agency said on Tuesday. A total of 24 people were injured and 19 others remain missing. The typhoon, the 21st cyclone to hit the country this year, has affected over 3 million people and damaged nearly 40,000 houses.

    • Pakistan says it has evidence of India sponsoring attacks Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is sending its evidence to the United Nations demanding India be censured [BK Bangash/AP]

      Pakistan says India is sponsoring “terrorism” aimed at destabilising the country and targeting its economic partnership with China, accusations top Pakistani officials delivered at a news conference. Pakistan and India routinely accuse each other of targeting the other, but this was a rare time Pakistani officials said they prepared a mountain of evidence to back up the allegations against their South Asian rival. In a joint news conference on Saturday in the capital Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, along with military spokesman Major-General Babar Iftikhar, said Indian intelligence agents were operating out of neighbouring Afghanistan to plan attacks...

    • Malaysia reports 1,114 new COVID-19 cases, total tally jumps to 46,209

      Malaysia reported 1,114 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, taking its total number of confirmed cases to 46,209. Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that two of the new cases are imported and 1,112 are local transmissions. He also announced two new virus-related deaths, raising the country’s total number of fatalities to 306. 803 patients have been released after successfully recovering from the disease, raising the total number of recovered cases to 33,772. Of the remaining 12,131 active cases, 103 are being held in intensive care and 43 of those are in need of assisted...

    • Delhi suffers ‘severe’ air pollution for third straight day pollution in india capital delhi

      Air quality in India’s capital New Delhi remained in the “severe” category for a third straight day on Saturday due to increased stubble fires and vehicle emissions, SAFAR, the country’s main environment monitoring agency said. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi state stood at 441 on a scale of 500, indicating “severe” conditions that are hazardous, according to the federal pollution control board’s guidance. Delhi’s air pollution typically worsens in October and November due to farmers burning off stubble, coal-fired power plants in surrounding states and traffic fumes. The air quality has worsened due to unusually high fire...

    • Congratulations flood in for Biden’s ‘historic’ win

      Political leaders from around the world were quick to congratulate Joe Biden after U.S. networks declared him the winner of the bitter White House race over President Donald Trump. As crowds poured onto the streets of Washington and other cities in exuberant celebration and former U.S. President Barack Obama hailed Biden’s win as “decisive” and “historic,” here are some of the first reactions from political figures across the globe: Ireland: Prime Minister Micheal Martin was one of the first to take to Twitter and hail the Irish-America Democrat Joe Biden as “president-elect.” “I want to congratulate the new President Elect...

    • UN chief urges Nagorno-Karabakh rivals to respect truce

      Azerbaijan shot down another Armenian Su-25 fighter jet, according to the country’s ministry of defense. Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating the newly agreed truce, which came into force at midnight on Sunday (20:00 GMT Saturday), following mediation by the co-chairs of the Minsk Group. Defence ministry of the Nagorno-Karabakh region said the death toll among its military has risen to 710.

    • Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of anti-gov’t protests

      Hundreds marched in Lebanon’s capital to mark the first anniversary of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform. A whirlwind of hope and despair has gripped the country in the year since protests began, as an economic crisis and a devastating port explosion two months ago pushed Lebanon deeper into decay. While the turmoil led to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, politicians have since failed to form a government capable of addressing the country’s challenges. Two governments have resigned since the movement started but...

    • Cypriot parliament speaker quits after passport scheme scandal

      Demetris Syllouris, the Cypriot parliament speaker, has announced he will resign after he was implicated in a scheme that sold passports to criminals through the country’s citizenship through investment programme. Syllouris was filmed as part of Al Jazeera’s The Cyprus Papers Undercover, an investigation which revealed how criminals were able to obtain Cypriot passports, granting them access to the European Union and its internal markets. “I note that my continued presence in the position of Head of Parliament has been misunderstood,” Syllouris said in a statement. “This misunderstanding, and the evident desire by some to take advantage of the whole...