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1. Gay Congressman Resigns, Flees Brazil Due to Death Threats
An openly gay congressman in Brazil has resigned and fled his country after he received death threats.
Jean Wyllys announced his resignation on Thursday.
He said he would not be serving his new term in office, which was set to begin next month after winning re-election through his party, Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) in October.
Jean Wyllys has always been a staunch advocate for gay rights.
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2. Venezuela’s Self-Declared President Goes into Hiding after Announcement
Juan Guaido had earlier stepped up to declare himself, interim president.
Reports say Guaido has now gone into hiding since his announcement in front of hundreds of thousands of people who had thronged out to the capital on Wednesday for protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro.
3. Trump Signs Bill to Suspend US Government Shutdown
United States President, Donald Trump has signed a bill to suspend the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States.
The US government had been on partial shutdown with President Trump demanding $5.7bn funding for a border wall along US southern border, a wall to ‘wall off’ Mexico.
Trump also announced a three-week funding bill from now till 15th February to pay 800,000 workers that were unpaid during the shutdown.
Democrats said the Republican president has “learned his lesson” over his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
4. Queen Elizabeth Sends Coded Brexit Message to UK Politicians Over Brexit
Queen Elizabeth, during her annual speech to a local Women’s Institute in Norfolk sent out a coded message to UK politicians and lawmakers which many believe means that the politicians should find a way to resolve the ongoing Brexit crisis.
The Monarch who did not mention Brexit explicitly in her speech said she wants UK politicians to find a common ground and ‘’end your bickering’’.
She went on to say “As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes, like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of view; coming together to seek out the common ground; and never losing sight of the bigger picture”.
5. Spanish Rescuers Find Body of Boy Who Fell into Well
Spanish Rescuers have found the body of a 2 year old boy who feel into a narrow well since on the 13th of January, 2019.
His body was recovered almost two weeks after he fell down the narrow well in Spain while playing in a mountainous area near a town called Totalan.
6. U.S. Warships Pass Through Taiwan Strait Amidst China Tensions
The US has sent out two of its warships through the Taiwan Strait in a first of its kind operation this yea.
This is coming amidst growing tension between Taiwan and China.
China considers Taiwan its own and has not ruled out the possibility of using force to bring Taiwan under its control.
Reports say, Taiwan will see this passage by the U.S. ships through the Taiwan Strait as a sign of support from the U.S.
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7. WHO Announces More Spread of Ebola in Congo
The World Health Organization said Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks.
The outbreak of the disease in the country has hit its worst as 439 have died out of the 713 people believed to have caught the disease.
According to the WHO, the fight against Ebola depends on tracing people who may have had contact with the disease and could fall ill and spread it further.
8. Japan’s Centenarian Sprinter MIYAZAKI ‘Golden Bolt’ Dies at 108
Japanese centenarian, Hidekichi Miyazaki who set the 100-metre sprint world record for the over 105 year olds age category, has died at the age of 108.
Hidekichi Miyazaki, known as the”Golden Bolt” named after the eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, passed away, a local sports official confirmed.
The record breaking athlete was born in 1910 which was reported to be the year Japan annexed Korea and when the Titanic was still under construction.
9. Nearly $1 Million in Cash Stolen from Mugabe’s House, Court Reveals
Three suspects, including a relative of the former Zimbabwe leader, Robert Mugabe are facing trial for theft after nearly a million dollars in cash was stolen from a suitcase owned by ousted Mugabe.
The three suspects, including Constancia Mugabe, 50 appeared before Chinhoyi magistrates court on Thursday and were ordered to return on the 7th of February.
Local media reported that only $78,000 was found in the suitcase on the 6th of January this year.
10. Food, Mouth Disease Breaks Out in South Africa
Following the outbreak of Food and Mouth Disease in South Africa, several African countries are now on red alert to avoid its spread.
Many African countries will likely watch at all ports of entry for live cloven-hooved animals and possible raw products that may be imported from South Africa.
Food and Mouth disease is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects sheep, goat, pig, cattle and a number of other animals.
11. American Rapper DMX is Expected Out of Prison Today
Imprisoned Legendary American rapper, DMX is expected to be released from prison today.
Earl Simmons went to jail in January 2018 on a bail violation after previously pleading guilty to tax evasion in November 2017. In March 2018, DMX was sentenced to one year in prison for felony tax evasion.
Confirming the report, his lawyer Murray Richman said: “He’s coming home tomorrow. I spoke to him; he’s very happy”.
12. Philippines President Rodrigo Plans to Jail 9 Year Olds.
Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte is proposing to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 in a bid to win a war on drugs.
A world leader who has compared himself to Hitler wants to jail nine-year-olds in his war on drugs, Local media reports.
The controversial Philippine leader sparked outrage when he pushed for the age of criminal responsibility to be lowered from 15 to 9.
He claimed drug gangs were using young children because they cannot be thrown in jail.
However, many criticized his proposal saying his policy would target children from poor backgrounds.
13. Five Die in Collision Between Plane and Helicopter in Italian Alps
Five people have died in a mid-air collision between a small tourist plane and a helicopter.
The helicopter was said to have being carrying skiers to an Italian Alps glacier.
A spokesman of the Alpine Rescue Corps, Walter Milan said the accident happened on Friday afternoon at an altitude of about 3,000 metres (9,800ft).