News Headlines - 23 January 2015

Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman | Reuters

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in an official statement.

Dozens dead, 7,000 arrested as political violence rocks Bangladesh - CNN.com

Thirty-one people have been killed and more than 7,000 arrested in weeks of political unrest in Bangladesh, as the country's opposition mounts mass protests demanding fresh parliamentary elections.

Westminster child abuse inquiry to hear Margaret Thatcher was presented 'allegations of unnatural sexual proclivities' - The Independent

A UK academic has uncovered a file which he claims could contain allegations of “unnatural” sexual activities against public figures at the height of the Westminster child abuse scandal.

What a $7.54 Swiss Big Mac tells us about global currencies | theguardian.com

Where can you get the most Big Mac for your buck?
The answer is Ukraine, according to the Economist’s latest Big Mac Index, a tool the magazine invented in 1986 to explain currencies’ relative values.
The most expensive Big Mac, meanwhile, is in Switzerland and that was even before the Swiss franc shot up last week after the country’s central bank abandoned its currency peg against the euro.

Eric Cantona’s kung-fu kick 20 years on – the night that changed football forever | The Guardian

The striker’s assault on a fan at Selhurst Park still polarises opinion. Some say it added to his appeal, others that it forever tarnished his reputation. Here is the story from the people who were there








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