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What We Know Today: ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Dies, Ebola Gone And Powerball Has A Winner

What We Know Today: ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Dies, Ebola Gone And Powerball Has A Winner
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What We Know Today: ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Dies, Ebola Gone And Powerball Has A Winner

The Powerball Lottery Finally Has A Winner

The Powerball Lottery just reached an estimated Jackpot price of $1.586 billion and it seems the lottery has also just scored a winner. Following the draw, the California Lottery announced that there is a jackpot winner and that the winning ticket was sold in a 7-Eleven at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills (San Bernardino County). Meanwhile, there are also 12 tickets that matched five of the six number drawn in Tustin, Pacoima, Vacaville, Cloverdale, Redlands, Gardena, Irwindale, Nipton,Chula Vista, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz and Santa Monica. The winning numbers drawn on January 13 were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and 10.

Explosion Rocks Jakarta, ISIS Believed To Be Responsible.

Several explosions rock Jakarta as militants fired into the ground and set off six bombs in the Indonesian capital. At least six people have been reported kill. One of the blasts occurred in a Starbucks Café. Police have said that the attack in the city comes after ISIS issued a threat against Indonesia, saying it will the country in their “spotlight.” Meanwhile, Reuters reports that a U.N. building located near the scene of the blast seemed to have gone on lockdown. The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta had asked all U.S. citizens in the area to stay insida shelter.

Ebola Outbreak Is Over

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just said that the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus disease is over in Liberia. Moreover, all known chain transmission of the said virus have also already stropped in West Africa. Back in May 201, Liberia was actually declared Ebola transmission free. However, the virus was reintroduced twice after that. WHO makes its most recent declaration after the last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia tested negative for the disease twice.

Harry Potter Actor, Alan Rickman, Has Died

After battling cancer, actor Alan Rickman has died. He was 69. Rickman will be most remembered for his roles in hit films such as the Harry Potter movies and “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” When news of his death broke, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling took twitter to express her grief. She said, “There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man.”

Celine Dion’s Husband Dies

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Celine Dion’s husband and former manager René Angélil has passed away early morning while at his home in Las Vegas. He was 73. Angélil is survived by his three children with Dion – René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins, Nelson and Eddy as well as his children from previous marriages,  Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre.

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About Jennifer Ong

Jennifer Ong has been covering and writing stories since 1998. Over the years, she has worked on stories on business, health, lifestyle, entertainment and travel. She has also previously written shows for television. When she's not on the job, she enjoys wine and Formula 1.

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