A Turkish cargo plane crashed on Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens of people both on the ground and on the plane, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
The global elite have descended on snowy Davos in Switzerland once again for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. World leaders, CEOs and NGO chiefs are all gathered to grapple with the tumultuous events of 2016 and attempt to anticipate the political and economic trends likely to shape 2017.
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, at his annual press conference: "It’s the same people who fail to create universal rules to bestow order on the media, who fail to consolidate efforts to fight cyber fraud who are accusing us, without any proof, of taking almost the entire world under our control".
January 16 in the United States is Martin Luther King Day in honour of the civil rights hero. But this year’s commemorations were held amid rising tensions between US President-elect Donald Trump and prominent black leaders.
The Norwegian government is presenting its closing statement in an appeal involving mass murderer, Anders Breivik. It is aiming to overturn a court ruling that Norway violated Breivik’s human rights by holding him in isolation in prison.