2020.01.21

News Headlines - 21 January 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus: C.D.C. Identifies First U.S. Case in Washington State - The New York Times

A man in his 30s in Washington State is infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, the first confirmed case in the United States of a mysterious respiratory infection that has killed at least six people and sickened hundreds more in Asia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday... The infected man, a resident of Snohomish County, Wash., developed symptoms after returning from a trip to the region around Wuhan where the outbreak began.

Myanmar panel: No evidence of genocide against Rohingya | DW

An independent commission appointed by Myanmar's government said Monday that war crimes were likely committed against the Rohingya ethnic minority by Myanmar security forces during counterinsurgency operations.
The "Independent Commission of Enquiry," (ICOE) was formed in 2018 in response to international calls for accountability from Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis.
Although the ICOE statement implies that Myanmar's security forces are guilty of major abuses, which is more direct than previous public statements by Myanmar's government, the panel said there is "no evidence" of genocide.

France apology after history textbook links CIA to 9/11 - BBC News

A French publisher has apologised after a history textbook that appeared in bookshops in recent weeks suggested the 11 September 2001 attacks were probably "orchestrated by the CIA".
The debunked conspiracy theory was apparently highlighted on social media initially by a group of schoolteachers... On its website, the publisher said the phrase should never have appeared.

Super Bowl 2020: Chiefs vs 49ers ticket prices soaring - CNN

The Super Bowl matchup is set with the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, and this highly anticipated game has sent ticket prices soaring.
On the online ticket platform SeatGeek, the average resale price is currently $6,232. Although, the average price for tickets sold in the past 24 hours was even higher at $6,785.
The Kansas City Chiefs will be facing the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.
Taking place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, February 2, the demand for this year's Super Bowl is at an all-time high with it trending to be the most expensive Super Bowl ever.

Lord Hall to step down as BBC's director general - BBC News

Lord Hall said the decision had been hard, adding: "If I followed my heart I would genuinely never want to leave."
But he said he felt it was important the BBC had the same leader for the BBC's mid-term review in 2022 and the renewal of its charter in 2027.
The National Gallery subsequently announced he had been appointed chair of its board of trustees.

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