News Headlines - 15 January 2020

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially concealed the cause of the crash... Iran at first dismissed allegations that a missile had brought down the plane, but in the face of mounting evidence officials acknowledged on Saturday - three days after - that its Revolutionary Guard had shot down the plane by mistake as the force braced for a possible military confrontation with the United States.

Iran plane downing: Person who filmed video 'arrested' - BBC News

Iran says it has arrested the person who filmed the footage showing a Ukrainian passenger plane being shot down by a missile... Flight PS752 was brought down after it took off from Tehran on Wednesday last week, killing all 176 people on board.
Iran has said it was shot down by accident and announced the arrest of several people over the incident.

Google wants to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within two years | TechCrunch

Google today announced its plans to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within the next two years. The fact that Google will drop support for these cookies, which are typically used to track users across the web, doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise, given Google’s announcements around privacy in Chrome, including its proposed “privacy sandbox.” But this aggressive timeline is new and puts the company on a track that will have repercussions for a lot of other industries, as well.

Offices of ex-justice minister, wife searched over election scandal - The Mainichi

Prosecutors searched on Wednesday offices of former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai and his wife in Hiroshima over alleged law violations in her election.
Kawai, 56, and his 46-year-old wife Anri are suspected of having paid 13 female campaign announcers a daily allowance of 30,000 yen ($273), double the amount allowed by law, during the House of Councillors election campaign in July, in which she won a seat, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Badminton star Momota flies home after Malaysia fatal accident - CNA

Badminton world number one Kento Momota was released from a hospital in Malaysia on Wednesday (Jan 15) and boarded a plane back to Japan, two days after he was treated for injuries in a car crash in which his driver was killed.
The 25-year-old Japanese faces two months out to recuperate from his injuries, after the vehicle carrying him to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) crashed in the early hours of Monday.







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