News brief: Top news stories this Morning - January 16, 2020

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 16, 2020, 09.01 AM(IST)

Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He attend press confrence ahead of trade deal agreement Photograph:( AFP )

Story highlights

Top developments of the day.

Key elements of the US-China trade deal: A pact to pause the economic conflict

China agreed to buy $200 billion more in US goods over two years than it did in 2017 before the trade war erupted, according to the agreement signed Wednesday.

Iranians bury dead from downed plane after days of rage on the street

Emotions have been running high as the victims of the January 8 crash are mourned. The national flag was ripped from the coffin of one victim when relatives collected the body and the mother shouted "Tear it off," an online video post showed.

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In a first, US census to count Sikhs as separate ethnic group

US Census Deputy Director Ron Jarmin said, "It's clear that a separate code is needed to ensure an accurate count of Sikhs in the United States, recognising a unique identity."

Jamie Foxx on lack of diversity at Oscars: We don't start these movies to win awards

The film 'Just Mercy' tackles the subjects of wrongful convictions and racism. It was snubbed by the Academy when nominations were revealed on Monday.