News Headlines - 20 January 2020

Japanese justice minister: our system is fair | Financial Times

Recent developments in the case of Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance who fled Japan for Lebanon at the end of December, have focused international attention on the Japanese criminal justice system. This system is designed to ensure the sound functioning of corporate life, while at the same time safeguarding the basic human rights of suspects and the accused.

Mitsubishi Electric reports cyber-attack | NHK WORLD

Mitsubishi Electric says it suffered a cyber-attack last year that may have compromised personal and corporate data. The company is engaged in businesses ranging from household appliances to communications, space and defense.
The electronics giant says the hacking came to light after an in-house terminal showed suspicious movements last June. The company did not identify any suspects for the unauthorized access.
Mitsubishi says it confirmed there was no breach of sensitive data on defense, electric power, railroad and other critical infrastructure.

New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai - BBC News

The number of people infected with a new virus in China tripled over the weekend, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major cities.
There are now more than 200 cases, mostly in Wuhan, though the respiratory illness has also been detected in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Three people have died. Japan, Thailand and South Korea have reported cases.

Gary Neville: Ex-Man Utd right-back criticises Old Trafford recruitment - BBC Sport

Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville has criticised the club's recruitment and says things are "going to get bad" at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side lost 2-0 at Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday, a result which left them 30 points behind their Anfield rivals.
United are also five points adrift of the Champions League qualifying places.

Osaka makes net-busting start to Australian Open title defence

Naomi Osaka began her Australian Open title defence in emphatic fashion, breaking the net with a blockbuster serve as she dismantled unseeded Czech Marie Bouzkova on Monday... Thrid seed Osaka saw her victory march held up for a few minutes early in the second set after a fizzing serve clocked at 183 kilometres per hour (114 miles per hour) damaged a net tether at the 15,000-capacity Rod Laver Arena.
"Broke the net today," Osaka tweeted afterwards to her more than 500,000 followers, along with a video of three maintenance personnel rushing onto court to repair the broken fixture.







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