Good morning! Here’s what you need to know on Monday.
1. The first white British man has been publicly identified as joining ISIS in Syria, according to The Sunday Times. Jack Letts, a 20-year-old originally from Oxford, joined the radical Islamist group and secretly travelled to Syria two years ago.
3. While Chinese economic growth is likely to stabilise in the near term, 2016 will likely be an even more challenging year for policymakers than that experienced in 2015, Deutsche Bank analysts have said.
6. Four of Twitter’s top executives are leaving the company, according to reports from Re/code and The New York Times. The news follows a rough few months for Twitter which has seen its share price drop to an all-time low.
7. At least 19 people died after a massive blizzard struck the US East Coast, bringing major cities like Washington and New York to a standstill. The storm was the second-biggest in New York City history.
9. Facebook has announced it plans to open a new data centre in Ireland. The centre will run on 100% clean, renewable wind power and will also be powered by Open Compute Project technology.
10. A large chunk of metal that could be from an aircraft washed ashore in southern Thailand, but Malaysian authorities have cautioned against speculation of a link to MH370, which vanished nearly two years ago.
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