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Sudan sees first admission of fatal torture of protester

Economic worries overshadow Chinese New Year celebrations

China’s economic slowdown is not caused by China’s trade war with the US, but it has made it worse.

    Chinese traders have been hoping for a breakthrough as they go into the Lunar New Year.

    But, as Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports, the Year of the Pig is looking tough – regardless of whether or not an agreement is reached.

    Death toll rises in Haiti protest crackdown

    At least nine people are killed and dozens of others injured in a week of anti-government protests in Haiti.

      Anti-government protests in Haiti have brought thousands to streets and left nine dead and dozens injured this week.

      Demonstrators, angry over rising prices and corruption, have demanded that President Jovenel Moise set down.

      Protesters have attacked the presidential palace and attempted to block road access to the airport, and, despite calls from the international community for a dialogue, the violence and crisis seem to be escalating.

      Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo is in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

      Brexit leaves Brits living in EU facing an uncertain future

      British citizens living in the EU may have to register themselves at places like Office for Foreigners.

        Britain’s departure from the European Union is now just weeks away.

        But the future of British citizens living in other member states remains in limbo.

        As many 1.5 million Britons live in the EU, about 150,000 of them in Germany.

        Many are worried about the impact Brexit could soon have on their lives.

        Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports.

        Voters await official result in Senegal presidential election

        Vote counting under way as Senegal’s prime minister suggests Macky win amid accusations of biased process.

          With days to go before the vote counting ends, Senegal’s prime minister has already suggested that President Macky Sall could be headed for a second term.

          That’s disputed by two other candidates and many of Senegal’s youth who say the electoral process should be fairer.

           

          Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from the capital Dakar on why the young could be a force for future change in the country.

          Iraqi horse riders struggle to preserve an ancient tradition

          In Iraq, tent pegging, which has great cultural significance for Iraqis and the wider region, has suffered for decades.

            War and political instability in Iraq have held back its economic development for decades.

            Unsurprisingly, investment in sport has also suffered.

            One sport carrying great cultural significance for Iraq and the wider region and which has also suffered, is tent pegging.

            Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Baghdad.

            Japanese asteroid hunter touches down

            The Hayabusa2’s target – the asteroid named Ryugu – is thought to be as old as the solar system itself.

              A Japanese spacecraft has landed on an asteroid, travelling 340 million kilometres from Earth.

              Although it took four years to arrive at the asteroid, it is expected to return in December 2020 with samples of the rock, which could unlock the mysteries of how our solar system began.

              Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.

              Where is Salvator Mundi, da Vinci's painting that sold for $450m?

              The artwork that fetched a record-breaking price in 2017 has not been seen since.

                A painting believed to be a creation of Leonardo da Vinci is at the centre of a mystery.

                Salvator Mundi was sold in 2017 for a record $450m, but it has not been seen since.

                Now art critics are wondering if it was fake.

                Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York.

                European Economics Preview: German Ifo Business Confidence Data Due

                Business confidence survey data from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

                At 1.00 am ET, Statistics Finland releases monthly consumer confidence survey results for January. In the meantime, industrial sentiment survey data is due.

                At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Denmark issues retail sales data for December.

                At 4.00 am ET, Germany’s ifo business sentiment survey report is due. The business confidence index is expected to rise to 97.0 in January from 96.3 in December.

                Also, Poland’s unemployment figures are due. The jobless rate is seen at 5.2 percent in December versus 5.1 percent in November.

                Half an hour later, UK Finance publishes mortgage approvals data for December.

                Vanuatu considers suing major polluters over climate change

                The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu is considering legal action against big polluters thousands of kilometres away.

                  For the people of Vanuatu, rising sea temperatures, intense cyclones, and erratic weather patterns are becoming a part of daily life.

                  They are being forced to spend more money, not only on protecting themselves, but also on keeping their businesses afloat.

                  Now, Vanuatu is considering legal action against big polluters thousands of kilometres away.

                  Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Port Vila, Vanuatu.

                  Sudan sees first admission of fatal torture of protester

                  The victim schoolteacher was detained during demonstrations against the government and his death has caused widespread anger and condemnation.

                    Government prosecutors in Sudan have for the first time admitted that a protester died in custody after being tortured.

                    The victim, a schoolteacher, was detained during demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s government. His death has caused widespread anger and condemnation.

                    Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reports from Khartoum.