每日新闻播报(January 7)

The cast of "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" poses backstage with their award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. [Photo/Pexels]

>Golden Globes 2020 winners

Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", along with HBO's "Succession" and "Chernobyl", and Amazon's "Fleabag" were the big winners on Sunday night at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards.

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", Tarantino's ode to the movie industry, led the way on the film front, nabbing three awards for best motion picture – musical or comedy, supporting actor for Brad Pitt and screenplay for Tarantino.

Sam Mendes' war drama "1917", Todd Phillips' comic-book adaptation "Joker" and Elton John biopic "Rocketman" followed close behind, scoring two trophies each.

"Chernobyl", "Succession", "Fleabag" tied for the most TV wins as each series landed two accolades.


A protester makes a point at a Greenpeace climate demonstration at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands on Saturday. [Photo/Agenceis]

>Long-distance journey by train

Twenty-four trains, nine countries, 13,500 miles.

They are the numbers behind the epic train journey one man took from Southampton in the UK to eastern China.

Roger Tyers, 37, spent a month on board trains and over $2,500 - almost triple the cost of a return flight - to travel to the Chinese port city Ningbo for academic research in May.

It was the climate crisis, not a love of trains, that drove the sociologist to choose this complicated route over a return flight.

Tyers said that he felt compelled to stop flying when UN climate experts warned last year that the world has less than 11 years to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming.

Tyers calculated that his train journey to China produced almost 90% less emissions than a return flight.

The aviation industry accounts for 2% of man-made carbon dioxide emissions (CO2).

By 2050, this is expected to increase to 22% if nothing changes.


A Long March-5 rocket carrying China's heaviest satellite lifts off on Dec 27, 2019, in Wenchang, Hainan province. [Photo by Xu Jingxing/China Daily]

>Satellite positioned in orbit

China's heaviest and most advanced satellite, Shijian-20, reached its fixed position in geosynchronous orbit Sunday, marking the first successful flight of DFH-5 satellite platform, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

The Shijian-20 satellite is the first verification satellite for DFH-5 satellite platform, China's new generation of large geosynchronous orbit satellite platform.

The Shijian-20 satellite was launched into space by the third Long March-5 rocket, China's largest carrier rocket on Dec 27, 2019.

It has carried out orbit experiments for series of key technologies.

Shijian-20 has the largest solar wings among all China's satellites, with the total wingspan 10 meters wider than that of a Boeing 737 aircraft.

The solar wings have unfolded twice, and the increased solar wing area will supply the satellite with abundant power.

At present, the satellite has completed the orbit transfer and verified the key technologies of the DFH-5 satellite platform, according to Li Feng, chief designer of the satellite.


An Iranian man holds a picture of late General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a gathering to mourn Soleimani in Tehran, Iran on Jan 4, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>Threats between US, Iran rise

Iran on Sunday announced the fifth and final step to end its commitments to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, official IRNA news agency reported.

"In the fifth step of withdrawing from its commitments, the Islamic republic drops the last key restriction under the nuclear deal, namely 'restriction on the number of centrifuges'," IRNA cited the announcement by Iranian government as reading.

Therefore, "Iran's nuclear program will no longer embrace any practical restrictions, including the level and purity of enrichment, the mass of enriched materials and R&D activities," read the announcement.

Iran promised vengeance after a US air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Qassem Soleimani, Tehran's most prominent military commander and the architect of its growing influence in the Middle East.

US President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that Washington would hit dozens of Iranian targets "very fast and very hard" if Teheran retaliates for the US targeted killing of its top general.


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