News Headlines - 24 January 2021

Top Iran leader posts Trump-like image with drone, vows revenge | Reuters

The website of Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone alongside a threat of revenge over last year’s killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. drone attack.
The image first appeared on a Persian-language Twitter feed that carried a link to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s website. Twitter took down that feed on Friday, saying it was fake.
Underneath the website picture were remarks by Khamenei in December ahead of the first anniversary this month of the killing of military commander General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, which was ordered by Trump.

SpaceX launches a record 143 satellites into orbit | Engadget

After a slight delay, SpaceX has smashed a record for sending spacecraft into orbit. The company successfully launched its Transporter-1 mission carrying an unprecedented 143 satellites, including 133 commercial and government customer vehicles and 10 Starlink machines. The Falcon 9 rocket, which supported Crew Dragon Demo-2, landed aboard a drone ship in the Atlantic.

11 trapped Chinese miners rescued after 2 weeks | NHK WORLD

Eleven miners have been rescued two weeks after an explosion trapped more than 20 workers in a gold mine in China's coastal province of Shandong.
The blast occurred at the mine in Qixia City on January 10. It caused tunnels to collapse, trapping 22 miners about 600 meters below the surface... China's state media said on Sunday that rescuers had lifted 11 workers to the surface with cables... The rescue operation continues as ten people are still trapped in the mine. Another person is believed to have died.

Marubeni to hire more women, end era of men running the roost : The Asahi Shimbun

Marubeni Corp., a leading general trading house, bucked an industry trend by planning to hire more women to put an end to its "male-dominated workforce" by fiscal 2024.
The Tokyo-based company pledged to raise the ratio of women to half of all new hires for career track jobs by that time frame.
Marubeni's move to significantly expand its share of female college graduates on a career track path is highly unusual as women typically account for no more than 30 percent of all such new hires among major trading companies.

Mega Millions: The winning ticket in the $1 billion lottery was bought in Michigan - CNN

Don't forget to check your Mega Millions lottery ticket, especially if you bought it in the state of Michigan.
One ticket that matched the six numbers for the $1 billion prize was sold in the state, according to a Mega Millions news release on Saturday... The identity of the ticket owner was not disclosed.
The odds of scoring the jackpot are one in 1 in 302,575,350.
The payout for Friday night's drawing was the second largest in Mega Millions history and the third largest in US lottery history, according to lottery spokesperson Carole Bober Gentry.