The ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Sets Full Cast, Trump Addresses Nation on Border ‘Crisis’ + 3 More Hot News of Wednesday, Jan.9

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Nexter.org made a list of the most important news you need to know this Wednesday morning (January 9).

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1. NASA astronomers discover planet twice the size of Earth

The extraordinarily large planet is 226 light-years away, in a constellation called Taurus, and experts say it’s most likely either a rocky or gas-rich planet, similar to Neptune.

2. The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel sets full cast

HBO’s still-unnamed Game of Thrones prequel finally announced its cast and pilot director. The cast, as announced by EW includes Denise Gough, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Reign’s Toby Regbo, Harlots’ Shella Atim Naomi Ackie, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts actor Jamie Campbell Bower, Black Mirror’s Ivanno Jeremiah, and Naomi Ackie, whose Star Wars Episode IX role is still undisclosed.

3. Moped crash boy, 14, killed in Waltham Forest stabbing

A 14-year-old boy has been stabbed to death by attackers who knocked him off a moped. The wounded teenager was found in Bickley Road, Leyton, in Waltham Forest, at 18:30 GMT on Monday.

4. Trump delivers his first prime-time address from the Oval Office 

President Donald Trump made a televised appeal to Americans on Tuesday for his long-promised border wall, offering familiar warnings but scant detail on how he will negotiate an end to a partial government shutdown that will cost some federal workers their paychecks this week. The partial government shutdown entered its 18th day on Tuesday, making it the third-longest in US history.

5. ‘The Favourite’ leads BAFTA Awards nominations

The Favourite leads with 12 nominations, whilst A Star is Born, Roma, Bohemian Rhapsody and First Man have seven nominations each. Netflix has been nominated under the Best Film category for the very first time.


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