Global News 1/3/19: DR Congo election results, effect of US shutdown on immigration system, and more…

Preliminary DRC election results are due by Sunday and definitive results by January 15 [Baz Ratner/Reuters]

Preliminary DRC election results are due by Sunday and definitive results by January 15 [Baz Ratner/Reuters]

Here are today’s top headlines, featuring new developments in the DRC, a record storm threatening Thailand, and more fallout from the US government shutdown.

  • DR Congo election: Results 'may be delayed' as ballots trickle in (Al Jazeera) Read More

  • Tropical cyclone heads for southern Thailand (Al Jazeera) Read More

  • Shutdown worsens strain on U.S. immigration system (Washington Post) Read More

  • Bolsonaro presidential decree grants sweeping powers over NGOs in Brazil (Reuters) Read More

  • Sudan restricts social media access to counter protest movement (Reuters) Read More

  • Niger troops kill more than 280 Boko Haram fighters - government (Reuters) Read More

  • Algeria shuts southern borders to Syrians over security fears (Reuters) Read More

  • Colombia coca production: US 'deeply concerned' by rise (BBC) Read More

  • North Korea diplomat in Italy missing, South Korean MP says, after asylum report (Reuters) Read More

  • India deports second Rohingya group to Myanmar, more expulsions likely (Reuters) Read More

  • Paul Whelan: US ambassador visits spy suspect held in Russia (BBC) Read More

  • Greek citizenship for migrants who saved lives in wildfire (BBC) Read More

  • California forces pet stores to sell only dogs and cats from shelters (NY Times) Read More

  • Washington state bans sale of semiautomatic rifles to those under 21 (NY Times) Read More

  • Spurning Erdogan’s vision, Turks leave in droves, draining money and talent (NY Times) Read More