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Security forces have clashed with demonstrators in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, as anti-government protests take place across the country. Riot police have used tear gas to try to break up the large rallies.
The umbrella group of doctors, engineers and teachers coordinating the protests says they have been held in at least 50 places around Sudan.
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has used his annual speech at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, to launch a scathing attack on China and its president Xi Jinping. Mr Soros warned that artificial intelligence and machine learning could be used to entrench totalitarian control in the country.
He said this scenario presented an “unprecedented danger”.
Italy has been ordered to pay €18,400 (£16,000) to US citizen Amanda Knox, who spent years in prison for a murder of which she was later acquitted. Ms Knox’s long-running legal battle was closely followed by global media during years of retrials and appeals. She took Italy to court over her initial treatment by Italian police, alleging her rights had been violated.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said Ms Knox had not had proper access to a lawyer and interpreter. But the court rejected Ms Knox’s claim that she was subjected to degrading treatment and slapped by police.
The Trump administration is trying to cut Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro’s revenue streams, US National Security Adviser John Bolton says. The comments come one day after Mr Maduro cut diplomatic ties with the US. He was angry after they recognised an opposition figure, Juan Guaidó, as interim president on Wednesday.