News Headlines - 26 January 2017

President Trump Tells ABC News’ David Muir He 'Absolutely' Thinks Waterboarding Works - ABC News

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Donald Trump said he "absolutely" thinks waterboarding works and would consider reinstating it as an interrogation technique, depending on the advice of Defense Secretary James Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Several senior diplomats resign as Trump admin takes shape - Stripes

A handful of senior U.S. diplomats are resigning their posts during President Donald Trump's first week on the job, creating more high-level openings that the new president must fill.

Usain Bolt stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold after Nesta Carter fails drug test | The Guardian

Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals following confirmation that his 4x100m relay team-mate Nesta Carter took a banned substance at the Beijing Olympics. It means the legendary Jamaican sprinter can no longer claim to have done the “triple-treble” – gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in the Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Sumo's Highest Honor Returns to Japan After 19-Year Gap - NBC News

After 19 years in which the top tier of Japan's national sport has been dominated by foreigners — most recently Mongolians — the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday promoted one of their own to the sport's highest rank.

Japan Box Office Climbs 8% in 2016 Boosted by Local Hits | Variety

The 2016 score was boosted by a succession of local hits including “Your Name” and “Shin Godzilla.” It compared with JPY217 billion in 2015, reported as $1.84 billion. The previous highest year was 2010 when “Avatar” was the top release.








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