2019.01.12

News Headlines - 12 January 2019

Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill - BBC News

The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree.
The front of a Swiss hotel was hit by an avalanche and a winter storm made roads impassable in Sweden and Norway.
Austrian rescuers had to battle through chest-deep snow to reach a snowboarder.

London’s gangs have changed, and it’s driving a surge in pitiless violence | The Guardian

The murder of 14-year-old Jayden Moodie on Tuesday night highlights how youth violence continues to devastate the lives of young people, families and communities in London. Jayden’s death marks a new low point as he is the youngest victim to die on London’s streets so far this year.
We don’t know whether Jayden was himself involved in gangs or if his death was gang-related. All we know is that he was struck by a vehicle while riding a moped, then chased by a group of three men and stabbed to death in what police believe was a targeted attack. However, Jayden was killed in Leyton, part of the east London borough of Waltham Forest where the threat of gangs and gang violence looms large.

Opposition-controlled Venezuela parliament calls for protest to oust Maduro

Venezuela's sidelined opposition-controlled parliament called on Friday (Jan 11) for a mass protest against President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to oust the socialist leader in favour of "a transitional government."
Maduro, 56, was sworn in for a second term on Thursday, having won a highly controversial election in May that was boycotted by the opposition and branded a fraud by the United States, European Union and Organization of American States.

Michael Lang: Woodstock festival to be at Watkins Glen Aug. 16-18

Two festivals will mark the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair this year, on the same weekend, around 150 miles apart from each other.
Michael Lang, the co-producer and co-founder of the original 1969 festival, announced Wednesday that he will hold his anniversary show, "Woodstock 50," in Watkins Glen on Aug. 16-18.

Tony Khan: Fulham vice-chairman promises investment but argues with fan on Twitter - BBC Sport

Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan told a critical supporter who had urged him to leave the club to "go to hell".
Khan, 36, tweeted fans after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Burnley, which left his side 19th in the Premier League, five points adrift of safety.


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