Category: General News

Edmund reaches Australian Open semi-finals

Britain’s Kyle Edmund stuns third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open. BBC News – Home

Children in England ‘deserve better’ from healthcare

England has not made the same strides as Wales and Scotland to improve care, a report says. BBC News – Home

Shutdown saga sparks debate about how to fix 'broken' Congress

On day two of the government shutdown, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) of Wisconsin concluded her floor speech with a broad indictment: “The biggest problem we face right now is that Washington is broken,” she said. This latest impasse may have been resolved – for now – as Democrats and Republicans reached a deal to reopen the government for three weeks, in exchange for addressing a host of other issues, and a promised vote in coming weeks on immigration. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Syria: Can Trump's anti-Iran strategy survive hostilities with Turkey?

Turkish tanks rolled into northern Syria Sunday, attacking Syrian Kurdish forces that have been instrumental US allies in the fight against Islamic State militants. The Turkish offensive is the latest move in a confluence of events that mark a new stage of the seven-year-old Syrian conflict. As the main players strive to establish facts on the ground to maximize their own chances of shaping postwar Syria, Turkey in particular is challenging core components of the Trump administration’s foreign policy. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Anger at nearly £4k disabled parking bay charge

A council’s charge of £3,800 for installing a disabled parking bay is branded “completely unfair”. BBC News – Home

Boris Johnson to push for more cash for NHS

The foreign secretary thinks No 10 is not doing enough to ease winter pressures, sources tell the BBC. BBC News – Home

Facebook’s about-face on news credibility

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is called artificial for a good reason. Facebook made that point last week by ending its attempt to rely heavily on software algorithms to select news items for its 2 billion users. It announced Jan. 19 that the Facebook “community” will be asked to rank news outlets by their trustworthiness. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines