News Headlines - 28 January 2018

Holocaust Day marked at Auschwitz - NHK WORLD

A memorial service was held on Saturday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
Some 60 survivors attended the ceremony, which took place at the site where at least 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were slaughtered by Nazi Germany during World War Two.

German far-right to launch parliamentary football team - The Local

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Saturday announced it was launching its own parliamentary football team, after four of its members were barred from entering the official squad.

Hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange to repay owners $425 million

Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck said on Sunday it would return about 46.3 billion yen ($425 million) of the virtual money it lost to hackers two days ago in one of the biggest-ever thefts of digital money... Coincheck said in a statement it would repay the roughly 260,000 owners of NEM coins in Japanese yen, though it was still working on timing and method.

NY museum offered used, solid-gold toilet to Trumps - The Washington Post

Donald and Melania Trump wanted to borrow a Van Gogh painting from a New York museum for their White House private quarters. Instead, The Washington Post reports , the Guggenheim Museum’s chief curator came up with a pointedly satirical counter-offer: a working solid-gold toilet made by an Italian artist.

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies in Sweden at 91 - BBC News

The Swedish founder of the Ikea furniture chain, Ingvar Kamprad, has died at the age of 91, the company has announced... The billionaire, who was born in 1926 in Småland, founded Ikea at the age of 17... In the later years of his life, Mr Kamprad faced questions over his past links to fascist groups - something he admitted, but said was a "mistake".








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