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A woman is arrested during a protest against Pope Francis in Santiago, Chile.

A woman is arrested during a protest against Pope Francis in Santiago, Chile.   | Photo Credit: AP

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Against Pope's Chile visit

The pontiff is visiting Chile from January 15 to 18, where the Vatican's handling of sex abuse cases has fueled bitter criticism.

Published at 5.30 p.m.

Jallikattu claims four lives

A tamer tries to escape from a ferocious bull at a jallikattu event held at Nathamadipatti near Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday.

A tamer tries to escape from a ferocious bull at a jallikattu event held at Nathamadipatti near Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: G. Karthikeyan

 

Jallikattu, the annual event, organised coinciding with ‘kanum pongal’ turned chaotic when villagers let loose bulls in the open in Siravayal, in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. On being booed by the crowd, the bulls went berserk and ran into the crowd, goring two persons to death and injuring 46 people.  Four people were killed in such incidents across the state.

 

5.00 p.m.

Beating the retreat

Jawans at rehearsal as part of Republic Day celebrations at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

Jawans at rehearsal as part of Republic Day celebrations at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

 

BSF soldiers mounted on camel during a rehearsal for 'beating the retreat' after Republic Day celebrations at Raisina Hill in New Delhi.

1:10 pm

Netanyahu in Agra

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara being welcomed at Agra airport.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara being welcomed at Agra airport.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on a week-long state visit to India, arrived at Agra today. He will be visiting the iconic Taj Mahal later in the day. Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will accompany him during the visit.

12.00 noon

South Korean charged with murder at Hong Kong

A South Korean man, covered with a mask, on suspicion of murdering his wife and seven-year-old son at a Ritz-Carlton hotel, sits inside a police wan as he is taken to a court in Hong Kong on January 16, 2018.

A South Korean man, covered with a mask, on suspicion of murdering his wife and seven-year-old son at a Ritz-Carlton hotel, sits inside a police wan as he is taken to a court in Hong Kong on January 16, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

A South Korean man was formally charged on Tuesday with murdering his wife and six-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong. Kim Min-ho, 42, was arrested after police found the bodies of his wife, Song Wha-jeong, 42, and son, Kim Tae-yun, on Sunday in a suite at the hotel which overlooks the financial centre's Victoria Harbour. Mr. Kim appeared in court wearing a dark blue jacket and hood. Slightly balding and wearing glasses, Kim stared blankly across the room as the two charges were read to him in Korean by an interpreter. He had been photographed earlier in hospital with his left hand bandaged and escorted by police officers. When asked whether he understood the charges, he said, “yes, I do” quietly.

11.00 a.m.

Hong Kong court to rule later

Pro-democracy activists, from left, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, walk out of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Pro-democracy activists, from left, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, walk out of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

Judges at Hong Kong's top court said they would issue their decision at a later, unspecified date following the appeal hearing for Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow against the sentences of up to eight months. Bail for the three was extended. The three were initially let off with suspended or community service sentences after they were convicted of taking part in or inciting an unlawful assembly by storming a courtyard at government headquarters to kick-off the protests. But the case sparked controversy when the justice secretary requested a sentencing review that resulted in stiffer sentences, raising concerns about rule of law and fears that the city's Beijing-backed government is tightening up on dissent.

10.00 a.m.

Australian Open

France's Caroline Garcia celebrates after defeating Germany's Carina Witthoeft during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.

France's Caroline Garcia celebrates after defeating Germany's Carina Witthoeft during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

French eight-seed Caroline Garcia, who had a breakout year in 2017, beat Germany's Carina Witthoeft 7-5, 6-3 and progressed to the second round of the Australian Open.

U.S. actor Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin watch the first round match between Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.

U.S. actor Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin watch the first round match between Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

9.00 a.m.

CM inaugurates jallikattu

Bull tamers participate in the famous “Alanganallur Jallikattu” held as part of the Pongal festival, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

Bull tamers participate in the famous “Alanganallur Jallikattu” held as part of the Pongal festival, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: G. Moorthy

 

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam inaugurate the jallikattu at Alanganallur on Monday.

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam inaugurate the jallikattu at Alanganallur on Monday.   | Photo Credit: G. Moorthy

 

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami is witnessing the jallikattu at Alanganallur near Madurai on Tuesday. The much-anticipated Jallikkattu at Alanganallur in Madurai district will see the best tamer and rearer take home cars as prizes. “At the world-famous Alanganallur Jallikkattu, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami will give away a Renault car as prize for the best bull tamer,” Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister R.B. Udhayakumar told reporters in Madurai. The best bull rearer will take home a Hyundai car, to be given away by Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.

8.00 a.m.

Chained siblings

Members of the news media are parked outside the home of David Allen Turpin and Louise Ann Turpin in Perris, California, U.S.

Members of the news media are parked outside the home of David Allen Turpin and Louise Ann Turpin in Perris, California, U.S.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbours on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact. Police made the discovery after a 17-year-old girl escaped the house in Perris, about 70 miles (113 km) east of Los Angeles, and used a cellular phone she had found in the house to call them, the Riverside County Sheriff's Office said on Monday.

7.30 a.m.

Sydney festival

Performers from the acrobatic show "Backbone" perform on the harbour in Sydney on Tuesday. Backbone is part of the Sydney Festival that runs until January 28.

Performers from the acrobatic show "Backbone" perform on the harbour in Sydney on Tuesday. Backbone is part of the Sydney Festival that runs until January 28.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

Backbone is part of the Sydney Festival that runs until January 28.

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