News Headlines - 25 January 2021

India, China troops in ‘minor face-off’ at disputed Sikkim border | Al Jazeera

Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a “minor face-off” last week in a disputed stretch of their shared border in the eastern Himalayas, the Indian army said, underlining the fraught situation at the border.
China on Monday said the two sides must refrain from escalatory actions.
Nuclear-armed India and China have been in a tense standoff since April in the western Himalayas and have bolstered forces all along the 3,800-km (2,350-mile) border.

Ten China gold miners confirmed dead after others rescued; one still missing | Reuters

Rescuers searching for the remaining workers trapped in a Chinese gold mine after Sunday’s dramatic extraction of 11 survivors found nine bodies, a local official said on Monday, taking the death toll to 10, with one miner still missing.
A total of 22 miners working about 600 metres (2,000 feet) underground were trapped after an explosion at the Hushan mine in Qixia, a major gold-producing region in China’s coastal Shandong province, on Jan. 10.
Eleven were pulled out alive on Sunday after two weeks underground, including one in a very weak condition whom rescue teams had been unable to send supplies to.

North Korea's acting envoy to Kuwait has defected to South Korea: lawmaker | Reuters

North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea, the latest in a recent string of high-profile escapes from the isolated country, a South Korean lawmaker said on Monday.
Ryu Hyun Woo had led North Korea’s embassy in Kuwait since former Ambassador So Chang Sik was expelled after a 2017 U.N. resolution sought to scale back the country’s overseas diplomatic missions.
Ryu defected to South Korea last September, according to Tae Yong Ho, who was North Korea’s deputy ambassador to Britain before settling in the South in 2016 and being elected as a lawmaker last year.

Coke with Coffee is (finally) here - CNN

Coke with Coffee is finally launching Monday in the United States after being available for years internationally.
The product is made with Brazilian coffee and comes in dark blend, vanilla and caramel flavors. There's also a calorie-free zero sugar version. Each 12-ounce can has 69 milligrams of caffeine. That's about half as much as is in a 12-ounce cup of coffee but far more than what's in a can of Coke... Coke with Coffee was piloted in Japan in 2018. Since then, it has become available in over 30 markets throughout the world, including Australia, Italy and Vietnam.
Now, it seems Americans are finally ready.

Keira Knightley Won't Do Sex Scenes with Male Directors Anymore |

Keira Knightley likely won't be doing any "greased-up" sex scenes anytime soon - especially ones being directed by men.
In a conversation on the CHANEL Connects podcast earlier this month, the 35-year-old actress opened up about her thoughts on showing her body onscreen, and the limits she's setting for herself with male directors.