IRAN: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday supporting the Iranian people’s right to free expression, while condemning the country’s leaders for crackdowns on recent protests. In Tehran, members of the Iranian Parliament say authorities have arrested 3,700 people in the action against ongoing protests, and names of those who died in custody are beginning to emerge. Over on Instagram, Amad News and VOAFarsi continue to publish protest footage sent via Telegram.
SOUTH KOREA: South Korean President Moon Jae-in credits U.S. President Donald Trump with making a “huge” contribution to bringing the North and South together for landmark talks. The Tuesday talks included agreement on North Korea sending athletes to the Winter Olympics next month in South Korea and on future military talks.
SWITZERLAND: Unusually heavy snowfall and avalanche warnings have trapped 13,000 tourists at the base of the Matterhorn.
ENGLAND: On the second anniversary of David Bowie’s death, a new book looks at the British rocker’s creative genius and identity crisis:
“Bowie treated identity almost like a watercolor painting that he kept touching up and adding content to as the years wore on: fluid, undefinable, and constantly shifting in and out of focus, with no firm anchor as such to permanently mark the borders of grounded selfhood.”
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