News Headlines - 17 January 2021

'MLK/FBI' probes when bureau bugged Martin Luther King Jr.

The opening images of the documentary “MLK/FBI” include footage from the 1963 march on the Washington Mall that, today, is all the more striking for the protesters’ peacefulness... on Aug. 28, 1963, the FBI’s head of domestic intelligence, William C. Sullivan, sounded an internal alarm on King.
“We must mark him now as the most dangerous Negro in the future of this nation,” Sullivan wrote in an FBI memo.

To poll or not to poll? That is still the question - BBC News

Anyone watching Parliament this week would have been left in little doubt that ministers want the local elections in England to take place as planned in early May.
Cabinet Office Minister Chloe Smith told MPs that while the date is officially under review, she's not in favour of delay, saying voters have a right to be heard and the bar for moving the poll is "very high".
But that's unlikely to be the end of the story.

Ugandan opposition leader under arrest as Museveni wins sixth term | The Guardian

Bobi Wine, the Ugandan pop star turned politician, was under house arrest on Saturday after losing the country’s presidential election. President Yoweri Museveni extended his near 35-year grip on power, winning a sixth term, after an election marred by widespread accusations of fraud and violence, as well as an internet shutdown.

Two Afghan female judges shot dead in Kabul ambush | Conflict News | Al Jazeera

Two female judges have been killed by unknown gunmen in an ambush early on Sunday in Afghanistan’s capital.
The attack on the Supreme Court judges took place as they were driving to work, Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a court spokesman, said. Kabul police confirmed the attack.

Key to Napoleon's prison bedroom found in a trunk in Scotland sells at auction for £81,900 - Daily Record

Now, the key to Napoleon 's prison bedroom has just been sold at auction for £81,900 after it was discovered in Scotland.
The historic item, which fetched more than 16 times its pre-sale estimate, was found languishing in a trunk in a stately home just outside of Edinburgh.