News Headlines - 15 January 2016

Denmark’s objectionable move to deter migrants - FT.com

Denmark’s centre-right government is planning a new law requiring refugees to hand over valuables, including jewellery and cash, to help finance their housing costs. The legislation will allow new arrivals to keep up to DKr10,000 ($1,455) and “objects with sentimental value”, but would confiscate anything else.

Met police adds 600 armed officers in response to Paris attacks | The Guardian

The Metropolitan police is to increase the number of its armed officers by 600, with a third on standby to respond to a mass terrorist attack.

Taiwan election: What's at stake - CNN.com

Voters in the only Chinese democracy are expected to elect Taiwan's first female leader when they go to the polls Saturday for presidential and parliamentary elections.

Hon Hai to raise Sharp investment offer to $5.9 billion: Report - Times of India

Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co is set to offer to invest about 700 billion yen ($5.9 billion) in Sharp Corp, the Yomiuri daily reported, upping its proposal and sending shares in the troubled Japanese display maker soaring.
Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, could make the offer, its final proposal, as early as Friday

Japan: 'Water bear' reproduces after 30 years on ice - BBC News

Researchers at the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo defrosted and revived two of the tiny animals, which are also known as water bears, from a batch collected in the Antarctic in 1983, The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reports. While one tardigrade died after 20 days, the other began reproducing. It laid 19 eggs, of which 14 hatched successfully.








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