EU referendum: Unions ready to join fight to stay in Europe

Britains trade unions are close to joining the push to keep the country in the European Union, bringing grass-roots muscle to a fight that has so far been dominated by big business and bankers, the head of the countrys largest union group said. Unions will fight to stay in, emphasising jobs and workers rights, Frances OGrady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, said in an interview. Voters were not yet listening to the arguments because the campaign to date has had little to do with their everyday lives, she said. Jan 27, 2016

US eases air travel and export financing sanctions on Cuba

The United States announced changes to its sanctions on Cuba, lifting export payment and financing restrictions and facilitating airline travel in Washingtons latest move to ease the US embargo on the island. The amendments, which take effect on 27 January, will remove restrictions on payment and financing terms for authorized exports and re-exports to Cuba of items other than agricultural items or commodities, according to a statement from the Treasury and Commerce Departments. Jan 27, 2016

Isis: Israel accuses Turkey of funding Daesh for oil

Israels defence minister Moshe Yaalon said on 26 January that Islamic State (Isis) militants had been funded with “Turkish money”, an assertion that could hinder attempts to mend fences between the two countries after years of estrangement. Yaalon said that the Turkish government wasnt pulling their weight in the fight against terrorism. Jan 27, 2016

Chicago: 5 killed in 10 shootings in 12 hours

Five people were killed and 11 others injured in over 10 shootings within 12 hours on 25 January in Chicago. Those shot were aged from 16 to 56, with several survivors in critical condition at hospital. The burst of shootings came after no one had been reported shot in the city for 33 hours; through most of the day on 24 January in to the following day. In the past year, Chicago has implemented several measures to cope with shooting crimes, including deploying more police officers to patrol and capture illegal guns. Jan 27, 2016

Birds-eye view: See the world from the eyes of an eagle-mounted camera

Video from a wildlife documentary production company captures the world as seen through the eyes of an eagle in flight. The video from Terra Mater Film Studios, was created by mounting a camera on an eagle, named Alexander the Great, as it flew through Kulm, Austria, the company said. The flight occurred during the Ski Flying World Championships held between 14-16 January, and the ramps and pavilions of the event can be seen below the bird before it lands. Jan 27, 2016