At least three people have been killed and 19 wounded in a bomb attack on Monday morning. The motorcycle bomb targeted a popular market in Yala. Officials believe that ethnic Malay insurgents are responsible for the attack. Thailand has been battling a low-level insurgency for over a decade, with 13 dead in 2017 from such attacks.
Turkey has deployed its military inside Syria against Kurdish forces believed to be waging an insurgency against Ankara. The only catch: these are the same Kurdish fighters allied to the United States in the fight against Islamic State. The US confirmed that Turkish officials warned them of their operation, and stressed that no American forces were nearby or in danger.
The New England Patriots will attend the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons. The defending champions defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 to set up a clash with the Philadelphia Eagles on 4 February. At some point, one would think the Patriots would simply tire of so much winning.
The wealthiest 1% in the world made 82% of the wealth generated in 2017. This was according to a report by Oxfam released today. As the world’s elites hobnob in Davos, the report also established that the wealth of billionaires grew six times faster than ordinary workers. Nine of every 10 billionaires were men.
The lowest heart rate that an alligator can lower itself to.
FACTS OF THE DAY
Today in 1879 theBattle of Isandlwanawas fought, resulting in a resounding British defeat.
Clocks run from left to rightdue to that being the way sundials cast shadows in the northern hemisphere.
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