News Headlines - 28 January 2015

Jordan Prepared to Exchange Prisoner for Pilot Held by Islamic State - WSJ

Jordan is prepared to exchange an imprisoned would-be suicide bomber for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

Gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Libya; at least 10 die - CNN.com

At least 10 people and two attackers were killed in Tuesday's attack against the luxurious Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, a spokesman for a security division of the Ministry of Interior in Tripoli said.

PressTV-Sony Corp. to cut 1,000 more jobs

Japanese electronics giant Sony Corporation intends to lay off an additional 1,000 members of its workforce in the company’s smartphone business across Europe and China.

Japan Inc shuns seniority in favour of merit-based pay - FT.com

Japanese companies including Toyota, Hitachi and Panasonic are moving away from seniority-based pay scales, boosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to shake up the country’s rigid labour market.

Astronomers Discover Ancient Solar System With 5 Earth-Like Planets - ABC News

The planets orbit around Kepler 444, which at 11.2 billion years old, is more than twice as old as the sun, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham in Britain who published their findings today in the Astrophysical Journal.








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