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BBC 2018-01-31
01-31-2018, 09:12 PM
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BBC 2018-01-31




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BBC News with Jerry Smit
Police in Kenya have shut down several independent television stations as they were preparing to broadcast a ceremony which the opposition says, with its leader Ralia Odinga inaugurated as President. The government has warned news organization agencies against broadcasting the event which it says will be treasonous.

The head of the CIA Mike Pompeo has told the BBC that he's concerned by the level of Chinese influence in the United States and Europe. Mr. Pompeo said his team focused efforts by China to steal information and infiltrate western spy networks.

The Catalan parliament is due to vote later on whether to re-appoint the former separatist leader Carles Puigdemont as regional president. The Spanish Constitutional Court has ruled that Mr. Puigdemont who's himself imposed exile in Belgium can only be inaugurated if he's physically presented.

Police in the Indian capital Delhi say an 8-month baby girl is in a critically condition after she was allegedly raped. Her parents took her to hospital after discovering her baby was covered in blood. Police have arrested the child's 28-year-old cousin.

Talks aimed to find a political resolution to the conflict in Syria are beginning in the Southern Russian city of Sochi. The meeting at the Syrian dialogue congress has broken by Russia, Turkey and Iran. But the country's main opposition group has said they would boycott the event.

A group of young Colombians have vowed what they say it's the first climate change lawsuit in Latin America. The users are demanding the government act to protect their constitutional right to a healthy environment.

The prestigious Michelin guide has allowed a French restaurant to be removed from its listings after the chef said he did not want the pressure associated with being one of the world's most highly rated restaurants. The restaurant held Michelin's maximum three star rating.
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