News Headlines - 16 January 2016

Markets suffer their worst start to the year since Great Depression | The Times

The start of this year has been the worst for financial markets since the onset of the Great Depression, with stock prices slumping around the world amid mounting concern over the situation in China.

Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president - BBC News

Ms Tsai, 59, represents Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which leads the camp that wants independence from China.
Although she has not made her stance clear, opponents say Taiwan's relations with China will deteriorate as she does not recognise the "one China" policy.

Hillary Clinton’s national lead is slipping faster in 2016 than it did in 2008 - The Washington Post

If we compare where Clinton is now in the Real Clear Politics polling average, the 2016 picture and the 2008 picture aren't really all that similar. Nationally, she was doing much better in 2008 than she is right now, perhaps in part because the anti-Clinton vote in 2008 was still split between two people -- Barack Obama and John Edwards -- instead of just one. But that recent trend line, a function of two new national polls that were close after a bit of a lull, is not very good news.

Japan’s decluttering guru says she is on a mission to 'organise the world' - Telegraph

More than five million copies of the not-so-minimally titled The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising have been sold in 40-plus countries, making it one of the biggest surprise hits of the publishing world in recent years.

Alan Rickman: Daniel Radcliffe Pens Touching Essay on Actor's Death - ABC News

Radcliffe, now 26, wrote that Rickman was "undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with," but that he was "also, one of the loyalest [sic] and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry."








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