Have scientists found the origin of life on Earth?

Credits  Nasa Alt Text  AFGL 5142 Study finds the key element phosphorus forming on a comet around Jupiter One-Minute Read The Week Staff Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 3:28pm A chemical element fundamental to all life on Earth may have arrived from deep space carried on comets, scientists say. See related  ‘Extraterrestrial sugar’ shows asteroids […]

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‘You called me a liar’: behind Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s public spat

Description  Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on stage at the end of this week’s Democratic debate, in Des Moines, Iowa Credits  Getty Images Alt Text  Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders Newly released audio clip reveals testy exchange following Democratic debate In Depth Gabriel Power Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 3:22pm The battle between US Democrats vying […]

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2020 Six Nations: News, teams, squads, betting odds

Description  Wales celebrate winning the 2019 Six Nations Grand Slam Credits  Stu Forster/Getty Alt Text  Wales celebrate winning the 2019 Six Nations Grand Slam World Cup finalists England are favourites ahead of this year’s tournament Preview Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 11:30am The Rugby World Cup is just a distant memory and it is back […]

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What does Nigel Farage have planned for his Brexit night bash?

Credits  Peter Summers/Getty Images Brexiteer warns that UK ‘looks like a joke’ if leaving EU is not celebrated In Depth The Week Staff Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 11:03am Brexit supporters have been granted permission to hold a party in London’s Parliament Square on 31 January – when the UK leaves the European Union. See […]

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Instant Opinion: ‘Labour should choose a leader who can actually win’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 16 January Analysis The Week Staff Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 12:51pm The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each. 1. Tom Harris in The Daily Telegraph on gender politics Instead of […]

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Sports shorts: Australian Open draw, England bat first, Man Utd fears for Rashford

Description  American 15-year-old Cori Gauff reacts after her stunning win against Venus Williams at Wimbledon Credits  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text  American 15-year-old Cori Gauff reacts after her stunning win against Venus Williams at Wimbledon Ten things from the world of sport on Thursday 16 January Daily Briefing Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 9:55am 1. […]

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What the pension tax changes mean for you

Credits  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Alt Text  Doctors working for the NHS Government considering tax breaks for high earners in bid to tackle NHS staffing crisis In Depth James Ashford Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 12:59pm High earners are in line for pension tax breaks totalling hundreds of millions of pounds under plans designed to encourage […]

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Mesut Ozil looks forward to an exciting future at Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal

Description  Mesut Ozil says Arsenal have rediscovered their values since Mikel Arteta arrived Credits  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Alt Text  Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil were unwittingly caught up in a gangland dispute New Gunners boss has galvanised his squad and restored the old virtues, says mercurial German One-Minute Read Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 8:30am […]

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Back pages: Juan Mata winner as Man United sink Wolves, but Marcus Rashford injured

Description  Juan Mata of Man Utd celebrates after scoring the winner against Wolves Credits  Paul Ellis/AFP Alt Text  Juan Mata of Man Utd celebrates after scoring the winner against Wolves A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 16 January One-Minute Read Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 8:09am Man Utd see off […]

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Hackers increasingly pretend to be a coworker to steal company secrets, and incidents of such conversation hijacking are up 400%

Hackers are increasingly using fake email addresses to impersonate their victims’ colleagues and access sensitive company information.  A new report, published by California-based Barracuda Networks, shows such incidents jumped by 400% in the space of a few months.  According to figures published by the FBI, phishing attacks like this cost American businesses close to half […]

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has sounded the alarm about the rise of facial recognition. “This is some real-life ‘Black Mirror’ stuff that we’re seeing here,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a House Oversight Committee hearing. Indian business owners are furious about Amazon’s $1 billion […]

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These are Giuliani associate Lev Parnas’ most explosive claims in his wild interview with Rachel Maddow

In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Lev Parnas revealed new details of President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign against Ukraine. Parnas, an associated of Rudy Giuliani, named people who he says knew about the campaign, including Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr, and US Rep. Devin Nunes. His statements suggest a far wider […]

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San Jose man sentenced to 6 years for illegal gun possession

SAN JOSE – A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old San Jose man to six years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, authorities said. Michael Anthony Lamb pleaded guilty to the charge last summer. Lamb, according to court records, was drinking a can of beer at a Santa Clara […]

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Lakers’ 9-game win streak ends despite bench-fueled rally against Magic

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, shoots as Orlando Magic center Khem Birch defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, center, shoots as Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic defends during the first half of […]

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San Jose man pleads guilty to impersonating DEA agent

SAN JOSE – A 49-year-old San Jose man pleaded guilty this week to impersonating a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, authorities said. Alexander Taylor faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced later this year. According to court records, Taylor used a Volkswagen Jetta outfitted with emergency lights […]

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Trump slams ‘hoax’ as impeachment case moves to Senate

Description  Nancy Pelosi signs articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Credits  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Alt Text  Nancy Pelosi Resolution passed along party lines in Democrat-controlled House of Representatives One-Minute Read Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 6:32am The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to submit articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the […]

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Santa Clara County reverses decision to close San Jose charter school

Officials at a high-performing San Jose charter school that has served thousands of students on the city’s east side over the last decade overcame an emotional battle this week to stop the school from closing. In front of more than 100 parents, students and educators, the Santa Clara County Board of Education Wednesday night voted […]

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UCLA can’t keep up with Stanford, which earns 1st win at Pauley Pavilion since 2005

Stanford forward Lukas Kisunas drives the the basket between UCLA forward Cody Riley, left, and guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Stanford forward Oscar da Silva shoots around UCLA forward Jalen Hill during the first half of […]

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