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Dozens of wild horses die in Australia's heatwave

  • The Central Land Council (CLC), a body that advocates for Aboriginal people in Central Australia, said in a statement Thursday that it had to euthanize more than 50 more horses near the waterhole because they were close to death.
  • Temperatures in Alice Springs hit 42 degrees Celsius (89.6 Fahrenheit) for 14 consecutive days and counting, a new record for the area, according to the country's Bureau of Meteorology.
  • Health warnings were issued across New South Wales last week advising people to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day, minimize physical activity and keep hydrated.
  • Australia's wild animals are increasingly suffering from the high temperatures, with more than million fish reported dead and washed up on the banks of Murray-Darling river basin across the southeast, and colonies of bats falling from trees in Adelaide, according to CNN affiliate Nine News.

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Homes are flooding the market in the Hamptons

  • Home sales in the Hamptons slumped for the entire year of 2018 as inventories swelled to their highest level in more than a decade, indicating the US housing market is falling deeper into a weak stretch.
  • According to a new report published by the real-estate company Douglas Elliman, home sales in the Hamptons plunged 34.8% year-over-year in the fourth quarter to 360 units, booking the fourth consecutive quarterly decline.
  • As a result, inventories swelled by 81.9% to 2,197 units, the highest level since the firm began tracking the data in 2006.
  • Despite strong economic metrics, US home inventories are sitting at their highest level since 2011.
  • In November, the average rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage rose to 4.94%, the highest level in seven years.
  • And the new federal tax law that capped housing-related deductions is also pulling down sales, according to Miller.

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Almost every country in Latin America sided with Trump against Venezuela's embattled president Maduro

  • Almost every country in Latin America has recognized Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader who declared himself the country's interim president.
  • The map above shows the countries that have recognized Guaidó as president and those that still support Maduro.
  • Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that supporting Guaidó was a violation of sovereignty, according to Reuters, appearing to implicitly criticize nations which have taken that stance.
  • Guaidó and Maduro's contest for power has also divided countries outside of Latin America.
  • The US and Canada formally recognized Guaidó as interim president on Wednesday, while Russia and Turkey pledged support for Maduro.
  • Maduro called for US diplomats to immediately leave Venezuela shortly after Trump announced his support for Guaidó.
  • Washington rejected Maduro's demands, saying it would only listen to Guaidó's government, according to Reuters.

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Barclays CEO says Edward Bramson, the activist investor agitating for change at the bank, hasn't laid out a strategy

  • Activist investor Edward Bramson has yet to lay out a vision for how he wants British lender Barclays to alter its strategy, despite taking a major stake and publicly agitating for change, according to the bank's CEO.
  • Speaking to CNBC on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Barclays boss Jes Staley said that while the bank had seen engagement with Bramson, the head of UK-based hedge fund Sherborne Investors, press reports about a grand plan for a change of strategy are wide of the mark.
  • Sherborne Investors last year announced a more than 5% stake in the bank, with the clearly stated aim of moving Barclays away from a new reliance on investment banking.
  • Staley, who before joining Barclays was head of JPMorgan's investment bank, has made the investment bank the cornerstone of his turnaround strategy, while Bramson says it's a resource drain and wants cuts to the division.

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Homes are flooding the market in the Hamptons

  • Home sales in the Hamptons slumped for the entire year of 2018 as inventories swelled to their highest level in more than a decade, indicating the US housing market is falling deeper into a weak stretch.
  • According to a new report published by the real-estate company Douglas Elliman, home sales in the Hamptons plunged 34.8% year-over-year in the fourth quarter to 360 units, booking the fourth consecutive quarterly decline.
  • In November, the average rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage rose to 4.94%, the highest level in seven years.
  • And the new federal tax law that capped housing-related deductions is also pulling down sales, according to Miller.
  • According to the Douglas Elliman report, luxury Hamptons sales at or over $5 million reached their highest market share in three years as the average price jumped 14.6% YoY to $8,588,288.

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The FBI arrested an Instagram 'troll' accused of impersonating the Parkland shooter to mock and harass victims

  • Prosecutors have accused a man of sending threatening and harassing messages on Instagram to relatives and friends of people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.
  • Brandon Fleury, a resident of Santa Ana, California, admitted to sending the threatening messages for nearly three weeks using numerous Instagram accounts, according to a criminal complaint filed in the US District Court of Southern Florida and seen by INSIDER.
  • Following the search warrant on his home last week, Fleury admitted to creating multiple Instagram profiles referencing Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland shooting gunman who killed 17 people.
  • At least five accounts with usernames like "nikolas.killed.your.sister," "the.douglas.shooter," and "nikolasthemurderer," were traced to an IP address linked to Fleury's home during the course of a law-enforcement investigation.
  • Two days after the Parkland shooting, a 15-year-old Florida teen was arrested for threatening to kill people in the same school district.

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Suspect surrenders after several people were reportedly shot inside a Florida bank

  • Several people are reportedly down after a shooting inside a SunTrust bank in Sebring, Florida, on Wednesday.
  • The suspected shooter "contacted dispatch and reported that he had fired shots inside the bank" shortly after noon on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office.
  • The suspect eventually surrendered to SWAT officers after multiple negotiation attempts, and left the bank alive, according to Sebring Mayor John Schoop.
  • The sheriff's office didn't confirm any injuries or fatalities, but the Highlands News-Sun reported that five people were injured in the shooting.
  • The victims' conditions are unknown.
  • County Commissioner Don Elwell also said in a statement on Facebook that several individuals were shot.
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Tesla slashed Model S and X staff in recent layoffs

  • These people also said that Tesla has suspended night time production of its Model S sedans and Model X SUVs at its Fremont, California car plant.
  • These people noted that full-time equivalent hourly workers let go by Tesla received different packages, and in the recent layoff, some were only granted two weeks' pay.
  • This person also said that in recent weeks, Tesla moved a handful of workers from the group that makes Model S sedans and Model X SUVs in Fremont into new shifts, or new positions involved in Model 3 production or logistics.
  • A current employee said that Fremont factory workers were in the dark about the company's broader strategy, but felt it was clear Tesla wouldn't be able to cut costs massively, or cram a new Model Y line inside of that plant while also making the same volume of S, X and Model 3's there.

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Israel's luxury real estate market is booming, and it's driven in part by Jews buying 'insurance homes' to flee political strife in Europe and South America

  • Real-estate prices in the country have doubled in the past decade, particularly in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, according to research provided to Business Insider by global real estate agent Savills.
  • The rise in luxury hotels, apartments, condos, and homes in these areas has ultimately been sparked by economic growth as well as an increase in overseas buyers and travelers.
  • In this increased demand for luxury products and properties, high-rise condos have grown very quickly in the past 18 years and more luxury hotels and restaurants have developed, he added.
  • And according to The Times in the UK, the Labour Party has failed to fully investigate more than 200 complaints of anti-Semitism against Corbyn, Business Insider's Ben Gartside reported.
  • But the luxury property market in Tel Aviv hasn't just been catering to the demand of wealthy Israelis and overseas buyers both looking for residences — it's also meeting the needs of travelers.

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Trump's Disapproval Rating Has Hit an All-Time Low, According to New Poll

  • President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating has hit an all-time high in a new Politco/Morning Consult Poll.
  • Just as troubling for Trump, 49% of voters now blame him for the partial government shutdown, compared to just 35% of Congressional Democrats, according to Politico.
  • Trump and the Democrats are fighting a political battle over border security that has sent the government shutdown into its second month.
  • According to the Politico/Morning Consult Poll, which was conducted with nearly 2,000 registered voters, 43% of voters support the construction of a wall, while 49% oppose the idea.
  • If building the wall was the only way to reopen the government, just 7% would recommend putting the funding up to construct it, according to the poll.
  • The data is clearly bad news for Trump, who has for years said that the U.S. needs a wall to protect its border.

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