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B. 01-02 Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill' Tel Aviv
2. 01-02 All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice Antarctica
3. 01-03 Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice' Antarctica
E. 01-04 Iraq government 'loses Fallujah' Fallujah, Sunni Triangle
01-05 'Polar vortex' grips North America Toronto
G. 01-07 First chemical weapons leave Syria Latakia, Northern Syria
H. 01-08 Venezuelan beauty queen slain Carabobo, Venezuela
I. 01-08 Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim North Korea
J. 01-11 Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies

Summary.     Click for More > First chemical weapons leave Syria Venezuelan beauty queen slain   Monica Spear and her ex-husbandy, were driving when their car broke down, officials said. Armed robbers opened fire, killing both of them Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies Map of Tel Hashomer hospital Tel Aviv Israel
Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill' All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice' Iraq government 'loses Fallujah' 'Polar vortex' grips North America Map of Toronto
Jan.1  Czech Republic  Palestinian diplomat dies in blast
 Somalia  Hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu hit by car bombs
Jan.2   Tel Aviv
  Antarctica
 Beirut  'Five killed' in Beirut car bomb
 Western Iraq  Security forces fight Iraq militants
 Massachusetts  East US battles major snow storm
Jan.3   Antarctica
 New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm
Jan.4   Sunni Triangle
 Beirut  Al-Qaeda's chief in Lebanon dies
 Antarctica  Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home
 Antarctica  Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica
Jan.5  Portugal  Portugal football legend Eusebio dies
 Southern Sudan  South Sudan general killed in ambush
  Toronto
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather..    A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it tu...
Jan.6  Switzerland  Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall
 Helmand  Afghan girl with suicide vest held
 Canada  North America cold snap creeps east
Jan.7   Northern Syria
 Antarctica  Antarctic ships escape from ice trap
 Minnesota  Big freeze shatters North America temperature records
Jan.8   Venezuela
  North Korea
 London  Mark Duggan killing lawful, says jury
Jan.9  New Jersey  Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal
 North Korea  Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee
 New York  India diplomat in visa row charged
 North Caucasus  Six deaths, car blast prompt security sweep ahead of Games in Sochi
Jan.10  Paris  French president mulls legal action over claim of affair with actress
 Northern Syria  Nearly 500 dead in clashes between rebel groups in Syria
Jan.11   Tel Aviv
  Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke.    The storied general was at the height of his power when he suffered a stroke in 2006. Sharon died...
Jan.12  Jerusalem  Israelis line up to pay last respects to Ariel Sharon  Washington  Iran to start scaling back nuclear program January 20   Bangkok Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'   Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on February... Jan.13  Southern Israel  Burial service held for Ariel Sharon  Madrid  Ronaldo beats Messi to Ballon d'Or  Egypt  Egypt holds vote on new constitution Jan.14  Bangkok  Bangkok 'shutdown' extends into 2nd day  Mexico  Mexico starts disarming vigilantes  Jerusalem  Israel apologies for Kerry criticism Jan.15  New Delhi  Danish woman gang-raped in India  Philippines  Philippines web abuse ring smashed Jan.16  Vatican  Vatican grilled by U.N. over sexual abuse Jan.17  Washington  Obama announces plan to curb NSA  Vatican  Ex-Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests  Mumbai  At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai Jan.18   Cairo   Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support'   Egypt's referendum on a new constitution has been backed by 98.1% of people who voted, officials say  Kabul  Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid   Syria Syria opposition to attend peace talks Jan.19   Kiev   Clashes in Kiev after protest ban   Clashes have broken out after large crowds of pro-EU demonstrators rallied in Ukraine's capital against new laws which aim to curb public pr...   UN UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks Jan.20  UN  UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks  Syria  Syria accused of systematic torture Jan.21  Bangkok  State of emergency declared for Bangkok Jan.22   Switzerland   Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad   'This is a Syrian conflict, and it will remain as such,' Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told the peace conference  Kiev  3 protesters dead amid clashes with police in Kiev  Switzerland  Gulf over Assad blights Syria talks Jan.23   Canada Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home   32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said  Kiev  Crisis talks after Ukraine bloodshed  India  India woman raped on 'elders' order'  Ethiopia  South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire  Cairo  Explosion rocks Cairo police headquarters Jan.24  Kiev  Concessions fail to end Kiev unrest Jan.25  Cairo  Four dead as Egyptians mark uprising   Cairo   Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29   Rival demonstrations of supporters and opponents of the military-backed government took place at the anniversary of the 2011 uprising   Kiev Yanukovych offers jobs to opposition   Paris Hollande confirms Trierweiler split  Canada  24 seniors missing in nursing home fire feared dead  China  China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong  Canada  32 believed dead in Quebec retirement home fire Jan.26  Cairo  Early presidential poll for Egypt  Melbourne  Wawrinka wins first Grand Slam  Geneva  Syria talks: Civilians allowed to leave Homs old city  Geneva  Power transfer on Syria talks agenda  Kiev  Ukraine justice minister in state of emergency warning Jan.27  Tunisia  Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government  Kiev  Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law'  Hong Kong  Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9 Jan.28   Kiev Ukraine government resigns  U.S. Congress  Obama pledges action on inequality Jan.29  Kiev  Ukraine passes protest amnesty law  US Georgia  US snow storm strands thousands Jan.30  Syria  Thousands of homes demolished: Report   Northern Italy Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again  USA  Amanda Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling Jan.31   Geneva Syria talks end in recriminations  Kiev  Ukraine activist 'was tortured'



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Jan.1   Czech Republic
 Beirut  Iran embassy bombing suspect 'held'
  Somalia
 Antarctica  Antarctic rescue: Helicopter starts operation
 Japan  Balloon to disputed islands crashes


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Jan.2   Tel Aviv  
  The condition of Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, 'with some danger to life'
  Antarctica   All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice
  After 10 days stranded far from home, all passengers from a ship stuck in ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebreaker.    The Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shoka...
  Beirut     'Five killed' in Beirut car bomb   At least five people have been killed and 20 hurt in a car bomb which hit a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut, media and officials...   Western Iraq Security forces fight Iraq militants
 Southern Italy  Italian navy rescues 233 migrants  New England  US braces for major snow storm   Massachusetts East US battles major snow storm  New Delhi  Indian PM to retire after polls

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Jan.3   Antarctica   Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'
  The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck
  New York   Travel chaos in east US snow storm   A winter storm has caused travel chaos in the north-eastern US, bringing up to two feet (60cm) of snow to some places  CAR  Number of displaced in CAR 'doubles'  West Germany  Bulldozer driver killed by unexploded WWII device  Ethiopia  Direct talks due on S Sudan truce

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Jan.4   Sunni Triangle   Iraq government 'loses Fallujah' Map of Fallujah Iraq
  The Iraqi government has lost control of the strategic city of Fallujah. Al-Qaeda-linked militants now control the south of the city
  Beirut Al-Qaeda's chief in Lebanon dies   Antarctica Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home  Southern India  India building collapse kills 14; dozens trapped   Antarctica Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica  Bangladesh  Voting has started in Bangladesh's parliamentary election amid opposition protests  Ohio  US faces record low temperatures

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Jan.5   Portugal Portugal football legend Eusebio dies
  Southern Sudan South Sudan general killed in ambush   Toronto   'Polar vortex' grips North America Map of Toronto
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather.
 A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at JFK airport
 Switzerland  Khodorkovsky arrives in Switzerland  Jerusalem  Kerry: We'll help Iraq but won't send in troops  North Korea  Rodman heads for North Korea match  China  14 killed in China mosque stampede

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Jan.6   Switzerland Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall
 Bangladesh  Bangladesh ruling party wins polls marred by boycott, violence   Helmand     Afghan girl with suicide vest held   The girl, reported to be as young as 4 and thought to be the sister of a prominent Taliban commander has been detained wearing a suicide ves...   Canada   North America cold snap creeps east   North America's brutal cold snap is heading east, ushering in dangerous temperatures not seen in two decades, warn forecasters

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Jan.7   Northern Syria   First chemical weapons leave Syria
Map of Latakia Syria
  The first consignment of Syrian chemical weapons materials has left the country on a Danish ship
  Antarctica     Antarctic ships escape from ice trap  The Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese icebreaker Xue Long have broken free from ice where they had been stranded  USA  Lindsey Vonn: Injured Olympic champion out of Sochi 2014   Minnesota Big freeze shatters North America temperature records  India  Fire engulfs 3 Indian train cars, killing 9

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Jan.8   Venezuela   Venezuelan beauty queen slain
Map of Carabobo Venezuela
  Monica Spear and her ex-husbandy, were driving when their car broke down, officials said. Armed robbers opened fire, killing both of them
  North Korea     Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim
  US basketball star Dennis Rodman has sung Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of a crowd of thousands in the capital
  London Mark Duggan killing lawful, says jury
 CAR  CAR president's future in balance

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Jan.9   New Jersey   Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has fired an aide who allegedly orchestrated traffic mayhem to pursue a petty political vendetta   North Korea Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee
 Tribal Areas  Teen dies stopping suicide bomber at school in Pakistan  Japan  5 killed, 12 injured in explosion at chemical plant in Japan   New York India diplomat in visa row charged   North Caucasus Six deaths, car blast prompt security sweep ahead of Games in Sochi  Argentina  Lightning kills three on Argentine beach

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Jan.10   Paris French president mulls legal action over claim of affair with actress
 Washington  US job growth in surprise slowdown   Northern Syria Nearly 500 dead in clashes between rebel groups in Syria  Kiev  Ukraine ex-minister hurt in clashes  CAR  CAR crisis: Stranded foreigners to be evacuated

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Jan.11   Tel Aviv     Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies
Map of Tel Hashomer hospital Tel Aviv Israel
  Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke
 The storied general was at the height of his power when he suffered a stroke in 2006. Sharon died at Tel Hashomer hospital, where his family had gathered at his bedside over the past several days
 Israel  Israelis mourn ex-leader Sharon  Libya  Libyan deputy minister 'shot dead'

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Jan.12   Jerusalem     Israelis line up to pay last respects to Ariel Sharon   Hundreds lined up outside parliament building to pay their last respects to the former general and Prime Minister, whose body is lying in state...  New York  Rodriguez given doping season ban  West Germany  4 believed dead as plane crashes in west Germany   Washington Iran to start scaling back nuclear program January 20
 Paris  French First Lady in Paris hospital   Bangkok   Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown' Map of Bangkok
  Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on February 2
 The protesters have built barricades and occupied road junctions, and want to replace the government with a 'People's Council'
 Puerto Rico  6.5-quake shakes Puerto Rico's northern coast

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Jan.13   Southern Israel     Burial service held for Ariel Sharon   Israel is holding the burial service of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his family ranch in the Negev desert   Madrid Ronaldo beats Messi to Ballon d'Or
 Syria  US-UK 'may rethink Syria support'   Egypt     Egypt holds vote on new constitution   Egyptians are to vote in a referendum on a new constitution, which could pave the way for fresh elections  China  China jails doctor for baby theft

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Jan.14   Bangkok Bangkok 'shutdown' extends into 2nd day
  Mexico Mexico starts disarming vigilantes  Southern Sudan  Hundreds said killed in ferry accident fleeing South Sudan fighting   Jerusalem Israel apologies for Kerry criticism  Egypt  Deadly clashes between police, Mosi supporters as Egypt votes on constitution

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Jan.15   New Delhi Danish woman gang-raped in India
 Kuwait  Syria donor conference in Kuwait  Brazil  Brazil killing spree leaves 12 dead  Egypt  'High turnout' in Egypt referendum   Philippines Philippines web abuse ring smashed  Sumatra  Floods, landslide kill 13 in Indonesia; 2 missing

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Jan.16   Vatican Vatican grilled by U.N. over sexual abuse
 Los Angeles  Gravity and Hustle vie for Oscars  Pakistan  New video 'shows captive US soldier'  USA  John Kerry urges Syria opposition to attend talks  Cairo  Egyptian voters overwhelmingly back new constitution, official says

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Jan.17   Washington     Obama announces plan to curb NSA   President Obama is expected to order NSA to stop storing data from Americans' phones, after a series of leaks about intelligence operations  Damascus  Syria softens its stance as Geneva meet nears  Bangkok  Explosions hit Bangkok protest  Tokyo  Japan WW2 holdout soldier dies   Vatican     Ex-Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests   Close to 400 priests were defrocked in only two years by the former Pope Benedict XVI over claims of child abuse, the Vatican has confirmed  Sochi  Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi   Mumbai At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai


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Jan.18   Cairo     Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support'
Map of Cairo
  Egypt's referendum on a new constitution has been backed by 98.1% of people who voted, officials say
  Kabul   Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid   A number of Afghan officials have been suspended as an investigation is carried out into a suicide bomb and gun attack that killed 21 people  New Delhi  Tharoor wife died 'unnatural death'   Syria     Syria opposition to attend peace talks
  Main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, has agreed to attend next week's so-called Geneva II peace talks, to be held in Switzerland
 Washington  US hails Syria opposition talks move

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Jan.19   Kiev     Clashes in Kiev after protest ban
  Clashes have broken out after large crowds of pro-EU demonstrators rallied in Ukraine's capital against new laws which aim to curb public protests
 Stun grenades were thrown as protesters tried to reach parliament, their way blocked by police. Vitali Klitschko later said President Yanukovych had agreed to set up a cross-party commission to resolve the crisis
 Cairo  Egypt's Morsi to face fourth trial  Colorado  Manning to Super Bowl, Broncos beat Pats 26-16   UN     UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks
  UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, an offer Tehran has accepted
 Seattle  Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title

January 20 ... more > Top ^

Jan.20  Washington  Iran cannot go to Syria talks - US   UN     UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks   The UN has withdrawn its invitation to Iran to join this week's peace conference on the Syria crisis  European Union  Comet-chasing probe wakes up, calls home   Syria     Syria accused of systematic torture   There is clear evidence that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising

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Jan.21   Bangkok     State of emergency declared for Bangkok   The Thai government has declared a state of emergency for the tense capital of Bangkok amid anti-government protests  Washington  US east coast braces for more snow  Washington  US and UN 'horror' at Syria report  Switzerland  Syria peace conference set to begin  Australia  Rescued expedition in Australia port

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Jan.22   Switzerland     Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad
  'This is a Syrian conflict, and it will remain as such,' Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told the peace conference
 A preliminary session of Syrian peace talks meant to end three years of bloodshed was an important 'first, small step,' U.N. Secretary-General said after bitter exchanges
  Kiev 3 protesters dead amid clashes with police in Kiev  Thailand  Thai 'red-shirt' protest leader shot   Switzerland Gulf over Assad blights Syria talks  Switzerland  UN seeks to bridge Syria divide

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Jan.23   Canada   Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home
Map of L%27Isle-Verte Quebec Canada
  32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said
 The impacted wing of the building burned to the ground, leaving only the elevator shaft intact. A number of residents were taken to hospital, Rescuers were unable to carry out a complete evacuation because of the intensity of the fire. Many of the victims used wheelchairs
  Kiev Crisis talks after Ukraine bloodshed   India India woman raped on 'elders' order'  Miami  Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arrest  Myanmar  Burma mobs 'kill 30 Rohingyas'  Melbourne  Wawrinka outlasts Berdych in tightly contested semifinal   Ethiopia   South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire   The government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after more than a month of fighting  Kiev  Scepticism over Ukraine crisis talks   Cairo     Explosion rocks Cairo police headquarters   There has been a large car bomb explosion in the Egyptian capital, near the city's police HQ. At least 4 people were killed and more than 30...

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Jan.24  Melbourne  'Blistered' Nadal floors Federer  Moscow  Russia: Edward Snowden won't be pressured to end asylum  Geneva  Syria regime 'may quit Geneva talks'  Canada  Bitter cold hampers search after L'Isle-Verte fire   Kiev Concessions fail to end Kiev unrest
 India  India reportedly disappointed with stealth fighters from Moscow

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Jan.25   Cairo Four dead as Egyptians mark uprising
 Kiev  Ukrainian president meets opposition  Melbourne  Li Na wins Australian Open  Kabul  Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul   Cairo     Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29 Map of Cairo
  Rival demonstrations of supporters and opponents of the military-backed government took place at the anniversary of the 2011 uprising
 Rival rallies of supporters and opponents of the military-backed government took place in Cairo. Police broke up anti-government protests, and arrests were in Cairo and Alexandria
  Kiev     Yanukovych offers jobs to opposition
  Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has offered the post of prime minister to opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk
  Paris     Hollande confirms Trierweiler split
  French President Francois Hollande has confirmed his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler
  Canada 24 seniors missing in nursing home fire feared dead
  China China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong   Canada 32 believed dead in Quebec retirement home fire  Kiev  Ukraine opposition rejects offers  Thailand  Thai protesters block early voting  Congo  Many dead in DR Congo blast caused by lightning

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Jan.26   Cairo Early presidential poll for Egypt
  Melbourne Wawrinka wins first Grand Slam   Geneva Syria talks: Civilians allowed to leave Homs old city  Sochi  Cossacks now helping with Olympic security  Kiev  Killed protester mourned in Ukraine amid crisis  Somalia  US carries out missile strike against Somali militant  India  Overcrowded Indian boat may have hit rock; 21 dead   Geneva Power transfer on Syria talks agenda   Kiev Ukraine justice minister in state of emergency warning

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Jan.27   Tunisia     Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government  National assembly approved the landmark new constitution -- its first since the ouster of longtime president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali  Kiev  Protesters leave Ukrainian ministry after warning  Cairo  Egypt army 'backs Sisi candidacy'   Kiev Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law'
  Hong Kong     Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9  Hong Kong has begun culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China  Kiev  Ukraine MPs to hold crisis vote

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Jan.28   Kiev     Ukraine government resigns
  President Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Mykola Azarov and his government , amid a political crisis fired by violent protests
  U.S. Congress     Obama pledges action on inequality   US President Barack Obama has promised to bypass a fractured Congress to tackle economic inequality in his annual State of the Union address  Hong Kong  Tycoon's daughter defends sexuality

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Jan.29  Kiev  Ex-president warns Ukraine 'on brink of civil war'   Kiev     Ukraine passes protest amnesty law   Ukraine passes a law giving amnesty to protesters detained during recent unrest, on the condition occupied government buildings are vacated   US Georgia   US snow storm strands thousands   Thousands of people were left stranded overnight on motorways, in schools and churches as a snow storm spawned traffic chaos in the US deep ...  Toronto  Justin Bieber charged with assault

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Jan.30   Syria Thousands of homes demolished: Report  Kiev  President Viktor Yanukovych defiant amid turmoil   Northern Italy   Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again Map of Florence Italy
  An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges
 Washington  US 'concern' at Syria weapons delay   USA Amanda Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling

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Jan.31   Geneva   Syria talks end in recriminations
  The Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement
  Kiev     Ukraine activist 'was tortured'   Dmytro Bulatov, who vanished for eight days says he was abducted and tortured before being left to die in the cold  Kiev  President Yanukovych signs amnesty bill into law


Security forces fight Iraq militants Iraq government 'loses Fallujah' Map of Fallujah Iraq




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Jan.2   Western Iraq
Jan.3  CAR  Number of displaced in CAR 'doubles'
Jan.3  West Germany  Bulldozer driver killed by unexploded WWII device
Jan.3  Ethiopia  Direct talks due on S Sudan truce
Jan.4   Sunni Triangle
  The Iraqi government has lost control of the strategic city of Fallujah. Al-Qaeda-linked militants now control the south of the city
Jan.4   Antarctica Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica Jan.5   Southern Sudan South Sudan general killed in ambush Jan.5  Jerusalem  Kerry: We'll help Iraq but won't send in troops Jan.7   Northern Syria First chemical weapons leave Syria Map of Latakia Syria
  The first consignment of Syrian chemical weapons materials has left the country on a Danish ship
Jan.10   Northern Syria Nearly 500 dead in clashes between rebel groups in Syria Jan.10  CAR  CAR crisis: Stranded foreigners to be evacuated Jan.13  Syria  US-UK 'may rethink Syria support' Jan.14   Mexico Mexico starts disarming vigilantes Jan.14  Southern Sudan  Hundreds said killed in ferry accident fleeing South Sudan fighting Jan.16  Pakistan  New video 'shows captive US soldier' Jan.17  Tokyo  Japan WW2 holdout soldier dies Jan.18   Syria   Syria opposition to attend peace talks
  Main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, has agreed to attend next week's so-called Geneva II peace talks, to be held in Switzerland
Jan.20   Syria   Syria accused of systematic torture   There is clear evidence that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising Jan.21  Switzerland  Syria peace conference set to begin Jan.23   Ethiopia South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire   The government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after more than a month of fighting Jan.24  India  India reportedly disappointed with stealth fighters from Moscow Jan.25  Congo  Many dead in DR Congo blast caused by lightning Jan.26   Geneva Syria talks: Civilians allowed to leave Homs old city
Jan.26  Somalia  US carries out missile strike against Somali militant Jan.27  Cairo  Egypt army 'backs Sisi candidacy' Jan.30   Syria Thousands of homes demolished: Report Jan.30  Washington  US 'concern' at Syria weapons delay Jan.31   Geneva Syria talks end in recriminations
  The Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement




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2014 Jan.1   Czech Republic Palestinian diplomat dies in blast
Jan.1  Antarctica  Antarctic rescue: Helicopter starts operation Jan.1  Japan  Balloon to disputed islands crashes Jan.2   Antarctica All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice
  After 10 days stranded far from home, all passengers from a ship stuck in ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebreaker.    The Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shoka...
Jan.2  Southern Italy  Italian navy rescues 233 migrants Jan.2  New England  US braces for major snow storm Jan.2   Massachusetts East US battles major snow storm Jan.3   Antarctica Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'
  The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck
Jan.3   New York Travel chaos in east US snow storm   A winter storm has caused travel chaos in the north-eastern US, bringing up to two feet (60cm) of snow to some places Jan.3  West Germany  Bulldozer driver killed by unexploded WWII device Jan.4   Antarctica Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home Jan.4  Southern India  India building collapse kills 14; dozens trapped Jan.4   Antarctica Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica Jan.4  Ohio  US faces record low temperatures Jan.5   Toronto 'Polar vortex' grips North America Map of Toronto
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather.
 A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at JFK airport
Jan.5  China  14 killed in China mosque stampede Jan.6   Canada North America cold snap creeps east   North America's brutal cold snap is heading east, ushering in dangerous temperatures not seen in two decades, warn forecasters Jan.7   Antarctica   Antarctic ships escape from ice trap  The Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese icebreaker Xue Long have broken free from ice where they had been stranded Jan.7   Minnesota Big freeze shatters North America temperature records Jan.7  India  Fire engulfs 3 Indian train cars, killing 9 Jan.9  Japan  5 killed, 12 injured in explosion at chemical plant in Japan Jan.9  Argentina  Lightning kills three on Argentine beach Jan.12  West Germany  4 believed dead as plane crashes in west Germany Jan.12  Puerto Rico  6.5-quake shakes Puerto Rico's northern coast Jan.14  Southern Sudan  Hundreds said killed in ferry accident fleeing South Sudan fighting Jan.15  Sumatra  Floods, landslide kill 13 in Indonesia; 2 missing Jan.17   Mumbai At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai Jan.21  Washington  US east coast braces for more snow Jan.21  Australia  Rescued expedition in Australia port Jan.23   Canada Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home
Map of L%27Isle-Verte Quebec Canada
  32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said
 The impacted wing of the building burned to the ground, leaving only the elevator shaft intact. A number of residents were taken to hospital, Rescuers were unable to carry out a complete evacuation because of the intensity of the fire. Many of the victims used wheelchairs
Jan.24  Canada  Bitter cold hampers search after L'Isle-Verte fire Jan.25   Canada 24 seniors missing in nursing home fire feared dead Jan.25   Canada 32 believed dead in Quebec retirement home fire Jan.25  Congo  Many dead in DR Congo blast caused by lightning Jan.26  India  Overcrowded Indian boat may have hit rock; 21 dead Jan.27   Hong Kong   Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9  Hong Kong has begun culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China Jan.29   US Georgia US snow storm strands thousands   Thousands of people were left stranded overnight on motorways, in schools and churches as a snow storm spawned traffic chaos in the US deep ...



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2014 Jan.5   Portugal Portugal football legend Eusebio dies
Jan.5  North Korea  Rodman heads for North Korea match Jan.6   Switzerland Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall Jan.7  USA  Lindsey Vonn: Injured Olympic champion out of Sochi 2014 Jan.8   North Korea   Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim
  US basketball star Dennis Rodman has sung Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of a crowd of thousands in the capital
Jan.9   North Korea Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee
Jan.12  New York  Rodriguez given doping season ban Jan.13   Madrid Ronaldo beats Messi to Ballon d'Or Jan.17  Sochi  Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi Jan.19  Colorado  Manning to Super Bowl, Broncos beat Pats 26-16 Jan.19  Seattle  Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title Jan.23  Melbourne  Wawrinka outlasts Berdych in tightly contested semifinal Jan.24  Melbourne  'Blistered' Nadal floors Federer Jan.25  Melbourne  Li Na wins Australian Open Jan.26   Melbourne Wawrinka wins first Grand Slam Jan.26  Sochi  Cossacks now helping with Olympic security



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2014 Jan.3   New York Travel chaos in east US snow storm   A winter storm has caused travel chaos in the north-eastern US, bringing up to two feet (60cm) of snow to some places Jan.10  Washington  US job growth in surprise slowdown Jan.16  Los Angeles  Gravity and Hustle vie for Oscars Jan.23  Miami  Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arrest Jan.24  India  India reportedly disappointed with stealth fighters from Moscow Jan.28   U.S. Congress   Obama pledges action on inequality   US President Barack Obama has promised to bypass a fractured Congress to tackle economic inequality in his annual State of the Union address Jan.28  Hong Kong  Tycoon's daughter defends sexuality Jan.29  Toronto  Justin Bieber charged with assault



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2014 Jan.1  Beirut  Iran embassy bombing suspect 'held' Jan.1   Somalia Hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu hit by car bombs
Jan.2   Beirut   'Five killed' in Beirut car bomb   At least five people have been killed and 20 hurt in a car bomb which hit a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut, media and officials... Jan.4   Beirut Al-Qaeda's chief in Lebanon dies Jan.6   Helmand   Afghan girl with suicide vest held   The girl, reported to be as young as 4 and thought to be the sister of a prominent Taliban commander has been detained wearing a suicide ves... Jan.8   Venezuela Venezuelan beauty queen slain
Map of Carabobo Venezuela
  Monica Spear and her ex-husbandy, were driving when their car broke down, officials said. Armed robbers opened fire, killing both of them
Jan.8   London Mark Duggan killing lawful, says jury Jan.9  Tribal Areas  Teen dies stopping suicide bomber at school in Pakistan Jan.9   New York India diplomat in visa row charged Jan.9   North Caucasus Six deaths, car blast prompt security sweep ahead of Games in Sochi Jan.11  Libya  Libyan deputy minister 'shot dead' Jan.13  China  China jails doctor for baby theft Jan.15   New Delhi Danish woman gang-raped in India Jan.15  Brazil  Brazil killing spree leaves 12 dead Jan.15   Philippines Philippines web abuse ring smashed Jan.16   Vatican Vatican grilled by U.N. over sexual abuse Jan.17  Bangkok  Explosions hit Bangkok protest Jan.17   Vatican   Ex-Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests   Close to 400 priests were defrocked in only two years by the former Pope Benedict XVI over claims of child abuse, the Vatican has confirmed Jan.18   Kabul Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid   A number of Afghan officials have been suspended as an investigation is carried out into a suicide bomb and gun attack that killed 21 people Jan.18  New Delhi  Tharoor wife died 'unnatural death' Jan.19  Cairo  Egypt's Morsi to face fourth trial Jan.23   India India woman raped on 'elders' order' Jan.23  Miami  Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arrest Jan.23  Myanmar  Burma mobs 'kill 30 Rohingyas' Jan.23   Cairo   Explosion rocks Cairo police headquarters   There has been a large car bomb explosion in the Egyptian capital, near the city's police HQ. At least 4 people were killed and more than 30... Jan.25  Kabul  Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul Jan.25   China China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong Jan.26  Somalia  US carries out missile strike against Somali militant Jan.29  Toronto  Justin Bieber charged with assault Jan.30   Northern Italy Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again Map of Florence Italy
  An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges
Jan.30   USA Amanda Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling



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2014 Jan.1   Czech Republic Palestinian diplomat dies in blast
Jan.1  Japan  Balloon to disputed islands crashes Jan.2   Tel Aviv   Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'
  The condition of Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, 'with some danger to life'
Jan.2  New Delhi  Indian PM to retire after polls Jan.3  Ethiopia  Direct talks due on S Sudan truce Jan.4  Bangladesh  Voting has started in Bangladesh's parliamentary election amid opposition protests Jan.5  Switzerland  Khodorkovsky arrives in Switzerland Jan.5  Jerusalem  Kerry: We'll help Iraq but won't send in troops Jan.5  North Korea  Rodman heads for North Korea match Jan.5  China  14 killed in China mosque stampede Jan.6   Switzerland Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall
Jan.6  Bangladesh  Bangladesh ruling party wins polls marred by boycott, violence Jan.8   North Korea   Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim
  US basketball star Dennis Rodman has sung Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of a crowd of thousands in the capital
Jan.8  CAR  CAR president's future in balance Jan.9   New Jersey Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has fired an aide who allegedly orchestrated traffic mayhem to pursue a petty political vendetta Jan.9   North Korea Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee
Jan.9   New York India diplomat in visa row charged Jan.10   Paris French president mulls legal action over claim of affair with actress Jan.10  Kiev  Ukraine ex-minister hurt in clashes Jan.11   Tel Aviv   Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies Map of Tel Hashomer hospital Tel Aviv Israel
  Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke
 The storied general was at the height of his power when he suffered a stroke in 2006. Sharon died at Tel Hashomer hospital, where his family had gathered at his bedside over the past several days
Jan.11  Israel  Israelis mourn ex-leader Sharon Jan.12   Jerusalem   Israelis line up to pay last respects to Ariel Sharon   Hundreds lined up outside parliament building to pay their last respects to the former general and Prime Minister, whose body is lying in state... Jan.12   Washington Iran to start scaling back nuclear program January 20 Jan.12  Paris  French First Lady in Paris hospital Jan.12   Bangkok Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown' Map of Bangkok
  Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on February 2
 The protesters have built barricades and occupied road junctions, and want to replace the government with a 'People's Council'
Jan.13   Southern Israel   Burial service held for Ariel Sharon   Israel is holding the burial service of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his family ranch in the Negev desert Jan.13  Syria  US-UK 'may rethink Syria support' Jan.13   Egypt   Egypt holds vote on new constitution   Egyptians are to vote in a referendum on a new constitution, which could pave the way for fresh elections Jan.14   Bangkok Bangkok 'shutdown' extends into 2nd day Jan.14   Jerusalem Israel apologies for Kerry criticism Jan.14  Egypt  Deadly clashes between police, Mosi supporters as Egypt votes on constitution Jan.15  Kuwait  Syria donor conference in Kuwait Jan.15  Egypt  'High turnout' in Egypt referendum Jan.16   Vatican Vatican grilled by U.N. over sexual abuse Jan.16  USA  John Kerry urges Syria opposition to attend talks Jan.16  Cairo  Egyptian voters overwhelmingly back new constitution, official says Jan.17   Washington   Obama announces plan to curb NSA   President Obama is expected to order NSA to stop storing data from Americans' phones, after a series of leaks about intelligence operations Jan.17  Damascus  Syria softens its stance as Geneva meet nears Jan.17  Bangkok  Explosions hit Bangkok protest Jan.17  Tokyo  Japan WW2 holdout soldier dies Jan.17   Vatican   Ex-Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests   Close to 400 priests were defrocked in only two years by the former Pope Benedict XVI over claims of child abuse, the Vatican has confirmed Jan.17  Sochi  Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi Jan.17   Mumbai At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai Jan.18   Cairo   Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support' Map of Cairo
  Egypt's referendum on a new constitution has been backed by 98.1% of people who voted, officials say
Jan.18   Kabul Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid   A number of Afghan officials have been suspended as an investigation is carried out into a suicide bomb and gun attack that killed 21 people Jan.18   Syria   Syria opposition to attend peace talks
  Main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, has agreed to attend next week's so-called Geneva II peace talks, to be held in Switzerland
Jan.18  Washington  US hails Syria opposition talks move Jan.19   Kiev   Clashes in Kiev after protest ban
  Clashes have broken out after large crowds of pro-EU demonstrators rallied in Ukraine's capital against new laws which aim to curb public protests
 Stun grenades were thrown as protesters tried to reach parliament, their way blocked by police. Vitali Klitschko later said President Yanukovych had agreed to set up a cross-party commission to resolve the crisis
Jan.19  Cairo  Egypt's Morsi to face fourth trial Jan.19   UN   UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks
  UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, an offer Tehran has accepted
Jan.20  Washington  Iran cannot go to Syria talks - US Jan.20   UN   UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks   The UN has withdrawn its invitation to Iran to join this week's peace conference on the Syria crisis Jan.20  European Union  Comet-chasing probe wakes up, calls home Jan.20   Syria   Syria accused of systematic torture   There is clear evidence that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising Jan.21   Bangkok   State of emergency declared for Bangkok   The Thai government has declared a state of emergency for the tense capital of Bangkok amid anti-government protests Jan.21  Washington  US and UN 'horror' at Syria report Jan.21  Switzerland  Syria peace conference set to begin Jan.22   Switzerland   Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad
  'This is a Syrian conflict, and it will remain as such,' Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told the peace conference
 A preliminary session of Syrian peace talks meant to end three years of bloodshed was an important 'first, small step,' U.N. Secretary-General said after bitter exchanges
Jan.22   Kiev 3 protesters dead amid clashes with police in Kiev Jan.22  Thailand  Thai 'red-shirt' protest leader shot Jan.22   Switzerland Gulf over Assad blights Syria talks Jan.22  Switzerland  UN seeks to bridge Syria divide Jan.23   Kiev Crisis talks after Ukraine bloodshed Jan.23   Ethiopia South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire   The government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after more than a month of fighting Jan.23  Kiev  Scepticism over Ukraine crisis talks Jan.24  Moscow  Russia: Edward Snowden won't be pressured to end asylum Jan.24  Geneva  Syria regime 'may quit Geneva talks' Jan.24   Kiev Concessions fail to end Kiev unrest Jan.25   Cairo Four dead as Egyptians mark uprising Jan.25  Kiev  Ukrainian president meets opposition Jan.25   Cairo   Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29 Map of Cairo
  Rival demonstrations of supporters and opponents of the military-backed government took place at the anniversary of the 2011 uprising
 Rival rallies of supporters and opponents of the military-backed government took place in Cairo. Police broke up anti-government protests, and arrests were in Cairo and Alexandria
Jan.25   Kiev   Yanukovych offers jobs to opposition
  Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has offered the post of prime minister to opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Jan.25   Paris   Hollande confirms Trierweiler split
  French President Francois Hollande has confirmed his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler
Jan.25   China China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong Jan.25  Kiev  Ukraine opposition rejects offers Jan.25  Thailand  Thai protesters block early voting Jan.26   Cairo Early presidential poll for Egypt Jan.26   Geneva Syria talks: Civilians allowed to leave Homs old city Jan.26  Sochi  Cossacks now helping with Olympic security Jan.26  Kiev  Killed protester mourned in Ukraine amid crisis Jan.26   Geneva Power transfer on Syria talks agenda Jan.26   Kiev Ukraine justice minister in state of emergency warning Jan.27   Tunisia   Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government  National assembly approved the landmark new constitution -- its first since the ouster of longtime president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali Jan.27  Kiev  Protesters leave Ukrainian ministry after warning Jan.27  Cairo  Egypt army 'backs Sisi candidacy' Jan.27   Kiev Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law' Jan.27  Kiev  Ukraine MPs to hold crisis vote Jan.28   Kiev   Ukraine government resigns
  President Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Mykola Azarov and his government , amid a political crisis fired by violent protests
Jan.28   U.S. Congress   Obama pledges action on inequality   US President Barack Obama has promised to bypass a fractured Congress to tackle economic inequality in his annual State of the Union address Jan.28  Hong Kong  Tycoon's daughter defends sexuality Jan.29  Kiev  Ex-president warns Ukraine 'on brink of civil war' Jan.29   Kiev   Ukraine passes protest amnesty law   Ukraine passes a law giving amnesty to protesters detained during recent unrest, on the condition occupied government buildings are vacated Jan.30  Kiev  President Viktor Yanukovych defiant amid turmoil Jan.30  Washington  US 'concern' at Syria weapons delay Jan.31   Geneva Syria talks end in recriminations
  The Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement
Jan.31   Kiev   Ukraine activist 'was tortured'   Dmytro Bulatov, who vanished for eight days says he was abducted and tortured before being left to die in the cold Jan.31  Kiev  President Yanukovych signs amnesty bill into law