World roundup Jan 9
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1.Indus Waters dispute: Pakistan asks World Bank to resume arbitration process. Pakistan has urged the World Bank to resume the process of arbitration in its Indus water dispute with India despite the latter’s objection.
2.Four dead after Chile plane crash.A plane crash in southern Chile killed four people Sunday, according to local officials.The accident occurred near the Laquecahue airfield in the Bio Bio region at approximately 1700 GMT.Four passengers -- a woman and three men -- died after the plane had a troubled landing, said Humberto Toro, the governor of Arauco, noting the region's high winds.
3.Annual No Pants Subway Ride hits cities around the world.Subway riders around the world got an eyeful when their fellow transit users stripped down to their underwear on Sunday for the annual No Pants Subway Ride.
4.Police in West Virginia fatally shoot knife-wielding suspect.West Virginia state police say officers fatally shot a man who threatened them with a knife.State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says in a news release that 25-year-old Daniel Scott Giberson of Bluefield was shot Saturday night.
5.Russia 'tired' of 'amateurish' US hacking claims: Kremlin.The Kremlin on Monday branded a hacking report by US intelligence as baseless and amateurish, saying Moscow is growing tired of denying claims the Russian government meddled in the US election.
6.TNA to support Sri Lanka’s constitution-making despite internal dissent.The Tamil National alliance (TNA), which is the official Opposition in the Sri Lankan parliament and the ruling party in the Northern Provincial Council, will continue to support the ongoing process to draft a new constitution for Sri Lanka despite internal dissensions.
7.Police arrest 16 over Kardashian Paris robbery.The French police arrested 16 people in raids on Monday over the armed robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris last year based on DNA found at the crime scene, police sources said.
8.Terror bid foiled in Pakistan, 15 kg-bomb defused.Pakistani security forces today foiled a terror bid by defusing a 15 kg-bomb planted in a cart in a market in this northwestern city.
9.Trump and his cabinet-elects prepare for public grilling.President-elect Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are preparing to face public questioning over their business conflicts, their approach to Russia and other issues during a crucial week that will including a slew of confirmation hearings and Trump's first news conference in nearly three months.
10.Truck bomb leaves at least eight policemen dead in Egypt.A truck bomb attack on an Egyptian security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed at least eight policemen on Monday, officials and state media said.