2020.01.06

News Headlines - 06 January 2020

Former Japanese lawmaker Yukiko Miyake found dead outdoors in Tokyo - The Mainichi

Former lower house lawmaker Yukiko Miyake was found dead outdoors in Tokyo several days ago, with police suspecting she might have committed suicide, investigative sources said Monday.
Miyake, 54, was a TV reporter before she won her House of Representatives seat in the August 2009 general election. She was a member of the then-ruling Democratic Party of Japan.

New Labor leader will be appointed on April 4 - The Media HQ

The leader Jeremy Corbyn announced that he would retire after the terrible performance of the general election of the party, but was expected to be replaced earlier.
Today, the National Executive Committee of the party agreed that Saturday, April 4, would be the date on which a new leader will be installed.
So far, the confirmed candidates are the secretary of Brexit in the shadow, Sir Keir Starmer, the secretary of Foreign Affairs in the shadow, Emily Thornberry, the minister of the Treasury in the shadow, Clive Lewis, and the backbenchers Jess Phillips and Lisa Nandy .

How the world's worst rapist Reynhard Sinaga came from a 'very rich' family in Indonesia | Daily Mail Online

Reynhard Sinaga, 36, preyed on at least 195 young men and police admit the true figure may be higher. Jailing him for 30 years, a judge called him a 'monster'.
Sinaga incapacitated victims with the date rape drug GHB before filming his attacks.
Sinaga, who mostly targeted heterosexual students in Manchester, was convicted of 159 attacks, including 136 rapes, eight attempted rapes and 15 indecent assaults against 48 victims.

How Finland's fake four-day week became a 'fact' in Europe's media | News Now Finland

Back in August 2019 some senior Social Democrat politicians and party activists gathered in Turku on Finland’s southwest coast, for an event to mark the organisation’s 120th anniversary... At one point during the discussion Sanna Marin floated the idea that Finland’s productivity could benefit from either a four-day working week, or a six-hour working day (she never suggested both).
Marin also tweeted about it at the time, noting plainly that it was an SDP party goal to reduce working hours - but to be clear, again, this was never official government policy.

Helen Sharman: 'Aliens exist and could be here on Earth' - BBC News

Dr Helen Sharman told the Observer Magazine that extra-terrestrial life is bound to be somewhere in the universe.
"Aliens exist, there's no two ways about it," she said, adding that "there must be all sorts of different forms of life" among the billions of stars.
Dr Sharman, 56, made history when she travelled to the Soviet space station Mir in May 1991.

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