1. The U.N. Security Council has called for the immediate release of all people detained in Monday’s coup in Myanmar, including Aung San Suu Kyi.
  2. British people have given a nationwide applause to the late World War Two veteran Captain Tom Moore, who raised more than 32-million pounds or about 41-million dollars online for medical workers battling the coronavirus.
  3. U.S. President Joe Biden has stressed that he will strengthen ties with allies amid the growing influence of China and Russia.  He stressed the need to engage with the world once again to meet today’s challenges.  He cited, “advancing authoritarianism, including growing ambitions of China to rival the United States and the determination of Russia to damage and disrupt our democracy.”
February 5, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa