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Here's the edition for Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019.

US Senate to vote on rival bills to end shutdown

The U.S. Senate shifted slightly closer on Tuesday to resolving a month-long partial government shutdown, but there was no sign of relief anytime soon for 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay.

Venezuela's Maduro orders 'total revision' of US ties after Pence comments

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday accused Washington of ordering a coup against his government and called for a "total revision" of ties with the US.

Gloves off as Italy's populists mount assault on 'coloniser' France

A barrage of vitriolic comments levelled at France and its president have pushed Franco-Italian relations to the brink as Italy’s ruling populist parties kick off their European...

Exclusive: Hospitals in Houthi stronghold in northern Yemen overwhelmed

In Saada, the northern Yemeni stronghold of the Houthi rebels, FRANCE 24 found civilians, especially children, paying the price of war. Warning: some images may be distressing. Perched at an altitude of around 2,000 metres, Saada has known its fair share of conflicts over the centuries. But the most recent one has all but destroyed it. The local hospital is overwhelmed with injured -- civilians and fighters who FRANCE 24 are not allowed to see since the Houthis keep close control of their image. But FRANCE 24 has been granted access to the children's emergency room, where Saada’s next generation are paying the ultimate price for the war and ensuing humanitarian crisis.

Beyond the Headlines Important stories from below the fold.

Woman dies in east London after being hit by police car on 999 call

Officers tried to help woman, 21, but she was pronounced dead at scene

Global trust in 'my employer' hits new high

There's no doubt the level of trust that people have in institutions and firms has a direct impact on how successful the latter are. A fresh survey reveals a lot about the sensi...

Families keep trying to cross border, wall or no wall

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son's head....

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Science and Technology Behind the scenes of our daily lives.

Xiaomi’s folding phone is the best we’ve seen so far

Xiaomi has created a dual foldable phone. Both sides of the device can be folded backwards to transform it from a tablet form factor into more of a compact phone. Xiaomi has onl...

GoDaddy weakness let bomb threat scammers hijack thousands of big-name domains

Revealed: how domains owned by Expedia, Mozilla and Yelp sent bomb hoaxes

Viacom acquires Pluto TV streaming service for $340 million

Viacom has acquiredought Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming service, for $340 million in cash. The service, which has around 12 million monthly active users, will operate as an independent subsidiary within the company.

Business Moving finance and global economics today.

Department of Labor accuses Oracle of discrimination that cost women and minorities $400 million

In a new federal filing Tuesday, the Department of Labor claimed Oracle's alleged discriminatory practices cost women and minorities an estimated $400 million.

Cramer's lightning round: I'm blessing a small position in Nvidia here

Jim Cramer tears through his responses to callers' stock questions, including one on a former Wall Street darling.

Cramer Remix: This stock's revival is too cheap to ignore

Jim Cramer explains that while Dell Technologies is far from perfect, its cheap price makes it a good buy after its return to public trading.

Sports Headlines from international leagues and competitions.

Zion unfazed as Jay-Z takes in Duke's victory

With Jay-Z watching on, Zion Williamson started Tuesday night's game 10-for-10 from the floor as the Blue Devils rolled Pittsburgh 79-64.

Mavs PG Smith returns, keys win with 17 points

After missing six straight games, Dennis Smith Jr. played a prominent role in the Mavs' 106-98 win over the Clippers, starting and scoring 17 points in a team-high 37 minutes.

Jermaine McGillvary: Huddersfield and England winger tears hamstring

Huddersfield and England winger Jermaine McGillvary is set to miss at least two months with a hamstring tear.

Entertainment News from the world of music, TV and cinema.

Celebrity Big Brother recap: Another twist shocks the house guests

The first Head of Household is crowned

The Conners Finale Has a Surprise Return and Departure That Rocks the Famous Family

The Conners, one of the buzziest new shows of the year, ended its first season with a bit of a cliffhanger, a return and a twist. Did you expect anything less from one of TV's m...

Johnny Depp Claims He Has Evidence to Disprove Amber Heard's Domestic Violence Allegations

Johnny Depp has new evidence that he believes will prove he never beat his then-wife Amber Heard. This evidence will be used in Depp's libel case against the U.K. tabloid, The ...