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B. 01-07 Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found Java Sea, Indonesia
01-07 Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine
D. 01-09 Charlie Hebdo hunt: Bloody end to sieges
E. 01-09 Hunt for French terror accomplices Paris
5. 01-11 Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity
G. 01-12 Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre' reportedly kills 2,000 Baga, Northern Nigeria
7. 01-13 New issue Charlie Hebdo published Paris
I. 01-15 Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead Verviers, Belgium
9. 01-18 Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass Rizal Park, Manila

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Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found   Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine Map of 10 rue Nicolas-Appert 11th arrondissement of Paris France
Jan.1  Indonesia  AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried
 Syria  Syria war 'killed 76,000' in 2014
 Southern Italy  Bid to save second abandoned migrant ship off Italian coast
Jan.2  Indonesia  More bodies of AirAsia Flight 8501 victims found
 Southern Italy  Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy
 Washington  US sanctions North Korea over Sony
 Kentucky  'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash
 Indonesia  2 large objects found in AirAsia wreckage hunt
Jan.3  Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: 'Big objects' found in fuselage search
 Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: Plane search enters second week
Jan.4  New York  Police snub New York mayor again
 Lebanon  Lebanon tightens flow of Syrians
Jan.5  Eastern Germany  Pegida protests: Rallies over 'Islamisation'
Jan.6  Nigeria Delta  Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
 Yemen  Deadly blast hits Yemen capital
 Indonesia  Tail of AirAsia plane located in Java Sea
Jan.7   Indonesia
  Paris
  Eight journalists and two policemen were among the dead. Police issued photos of two suspects, describing them as 'armed and dangerous'
 3 masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo. They killed 12 people, including Charlie Hebdo staff and two French National police officers, and wounded 11 others
 Paris  French police name Charlie Hebdo attack suspects
Jan.8  France  Paris suspects 'rob service station'
 Paris  French hunt focuses north of Paris
 Indonesia  'Pings' detected in AirAsia search
Jan.9  Yemen  Al Qaeda rep says group directed Paris magazine attack
  Paris
  Paris
Jan.10  Paris  Paris tightens security after attacks
 Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: Plane tail lifted from seabed
 Paris  World leaders gather for mass Paris rally
 Karachi  57 dead after bus crashes into oil tanker in Pakistan
Jan.11   Paris
  More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. 'Paris is the capital of the world today,' Hollande said.    The marchers demonstrate unity after the attacks on satirical m...
 Paris  Across France, 3.7 million march to honor victims of attacks  Croatia  Croatia elects first woman president  Indonesia  Divers retrieve 1 black box from crashed AirAsia jet Jan.12  Indonesia  AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found  Portugal  Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2014 Ballon d'Or  Paris  Charlie Hebdo depicts Prophet Muhammad on cover   Northern Nigeria   Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre' reportedly kills 2,000   Local officials reported death tolls ranging from hundreds to as many as 2,000 people. The gunmen unloaded motorcycles and followed in pursu... Jan.13   Paris New issue Charlie Hebdo published Jan.14  Indonesia  Divers examine fuselage under Java Sea Jan.15   Belgium Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead Jan.16  Belgium  Europe on high alert over terrorist threat Jan.17  Niger  Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire  Southern Philippines  Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban  Yemen  Gunmen abduct chief of staff to Yemen president  England  Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel  Athens  Greece arrests over Belgian 'plot'  Malawi  Malawi: Deadly floods menace tens of thousands Jan.18   Manila   Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass Map of Rizal Park Philippines
  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event.    Pope Francis had dedicated the service ...
Jan.19   Argentina   Prosecutor in Jewish center bombing found dead   Alberto Nisman became a controversial figure when he accused Argentina's President and foreign minister of covering up Iran's involvement  Donbass  Russian forces, equipment enter Ukraine Jan.20   Jakarta AirAsia flight QZ8501 'climbed too fast'   The AirAsia flight that crashed in the Java Sea, killing 162 people, climbed too fast before stalling, Indonesia's transport minister has sa...   U.S. Congress State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth Jan.21  Germany  German rally leader quits in 'Hitler' row Jan.22   Yemen   Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold   Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005.    A statement, made early on Friday, said his brother, Salman, had become king. Abdullah, who was ...
Jan.23   Saudi Arabia New Saudi king promises continuity  Sao Paulo  Brazilians urged to cut water use Jan.24   Donbass Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins  Tokyo  Japan checking 'hostage death' video  Indonesia  Indonesian rescuers try to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia jetliner  Tokyo  Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video Jan.25   Athens Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win Map of Athens
  Two exit polls show anti-austerity Syriza party with a 12.5 percentage point lead over nearest party, New Demoracy, in Greece's general election.    Far-right Golden Dawn and centrist The River came joint 3rd. Syriza...
 Nigeria  Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city  Athens  Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'  New Delhi  Obama attends India's Republic Day Jan.26  Northern Syria  Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'  Boston  Snow emergency declared in US  New York  New York shuts down for blizzard Jan.27   Poland   On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets   Ronald Lauder, stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz   New York US admits snow forecast errors Jan.28   Northern Israel Three killed as Israel and Hezbollah clash on border  Sydney  Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths Jan.29   Mexico Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital  Malaysia  Malaysia: MH370 passengers and crew 'presumed dead'  Sinai  Militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula leave 20 dead Jan.31   ISIS ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded   A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive journalist Kenji Goto, after a lecture is given by 'Jihadi ...  Madrid  Podemos holds Madrid mass 'March for Change'



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AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried Syria war 'killed 76,000' in 2014 Bid to save second abandoned migrant ship off Italian coast   More bodies of AirAsia Flight 8501 victims found   The investigation into the crash has turned to the ocean floor, with more sonar equipment and metal detectors deployed to scour the seabed for... Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy US sanctions North Korea over Sony   The US has imposed new sanctions on North Korea in response to a cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment 'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash 2 large objects found in AirAsia wreckage hunt AirAsia QZ8501: 'Big objects' found in fuselage search AirAsia QZ8501: Plane search enters second week Police snub New York mayor again Lebanon tightens flow of Syrians Pegida protests: Rallies over 'Islamisation' Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Deadly blast hits Yemen capital Tail of AirAsia plane located in Java Sea   Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found Map of Java Sea Indonesia


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Jan.1   Indonesia
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 Southern Italy  Italy rescuing more migrants in Mediterranean
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 Indonesia  AirAsia underwater search to begin


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Jan.3   Indonesia
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Jan.4   New York
 Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga
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 Indonesia  AirAsia 'black box' search resumes


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Jan.5  Austria  2 US ski team prospects killed in avalanche
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Jan.6   Nigeria Delta
  Yemen
 Istanbul  Female suicide attacker hits Istanbul police station
  Indonesia
 New Zealand  13 skydivers leap to safety as plane crashes


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Jan.7   Indonesia  
  Part of the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, Indonesian searchers say. The tail houses the black boxes
  Paris     Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine Map of 10 rue Nicolas-Appert 11th arrondissement of Paris France
  Eight journalists and two policemen were among the dead. Police issued photos of two suspects, describing them as 'armed and dangerous'
 3 masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo. They killed 12 people, including Charlie Hebdo staff and two French National police officers, and wounded 11 others
  Paris French police name Charlie Hebdo attack suspects

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Jan.8   France     Paris suspects 'rob service station'   The two main suspects in the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris are said to have robbed a service station in the north of Fr...   Paris French hunt focuses north of Paris
  Indonesia 'Pings' detected in AirAsia search  France  Manhunt for gunmen enters third day

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Jan.9   Yemen     Al Qaeda rep says group directed Paris magazine attack  A member of Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen said that the group directed the massacre earlier this week at Charlie Hebdo   Paris     Charlie Hebdo hunt: Bloody end to sieges
Map of Hypercasher supermarket Porte de Vincennes Paris France
  Two brothers who killed 12 in an attack on a magazine were shot dead as they fled a warehouse north of Paris.    Anti-terrorist forces stormed a kosher supermarket where hostage...
 Saudi Arabia  Saudi blogger receives 50 lashings before crowd   Paris     Hunt for French terror accomplices
  Police are hunting for any accomplices of the gunmen who killed 17 people in two days of terror attacks. One key figure is Hayat Boumeddiene


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Jan.10   Paris Paris tightens security after attacks
  Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501: Plane tail lifted from seabed  Paris  France attacks: Huge marches for victims   Paris   World leaders gather for mass Paris rally   World leaders are gathering in Paris ahead of a march in the French capital to show unity after three days of terror that left 17 people dea...   Karachi 57 dead after bus crashes into oil tanker in Pakistan

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Jan.11   Paris   Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity
Map of Place de la Nation Paris France
  More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. 'Paris is the capital of the world today,' Hollande said
 The marchers demonstrate unity after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a kosher supermarket
 Mozambique  71 people die after drinking poisoned beer in Mozambique  Indonesia  QZ8501: 'Black box' flight recorders 'found'   Paris Across France, 3.7 million march to honor victims of attacks   Croatia Croatia elects first woman president   Indonesia     Divers retrieve 1 black box from crashed AirAsia jet   Divers have retrieved one of the black boxes, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt  Paris  Paris attacks: Hollande to hold security meeting

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Jan.12   Indonesia     AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found   Divers in the Java Sea have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501, say officials   Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2014 Ballon d'Or
  Paris Charlie Hebdo depicts Prophet Muhammad on cover  Paris  Paris attacks: France to deploy 10,000 troops   Northern Nigeria     Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre' reportedly kills 2,000 Map of Baga Nigeria
  Local officials reported death tolls ranging from hundreds to as many as 2,000 people. The gunmen unloaded motorcycles and followed in pursuit
 The attackers sped into a town with grenade launchers -- their gunfire and explosions shattering the early morning calm
 Texas  Ezekiel Elliott drives Ohio State to first playoff title  India  Deadly bootleg liquor kills at least 17 villagers in northern India

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Jan.13   Paris   New issue Charlie Hebdo published
  The new edition of the French satirical magazine has gone on sale, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover
 Sri Lanka  Huge crowds for Sri Lanka papal Mass  Malawi  Flooding in Malawi kills 48, leaves thousands displaced  Tokyo  Japan approves record defence budget

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Jan.14  California  Free climbers reach El Capitan peak, make history  Paris  Hollande hails 'reborn' Charlie Hebdo   Indonesia Divers examine fuselage under Java Sea


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Jan.15   Belgium   Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead
Map of Verviers Belgium
  Two suspected jihadists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium. A third person had been arrested
 Vatican  Freedom of speech has limits - Pope  China  Boat sinks on China's Yangtze River, leaving 20 missing  Belgium  Belgium on alert after deadly raid

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Jan.16   Belgium     Europe on high alert over terrorist threat  Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids and arrests of suspected Islamist militants  Saudi Arabia  Saudis 'to review' blogger flogging  U.S. Supreme Court  US Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

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Jan.17   Niger   Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire   At least two churches have been set on fire in the capital amid fresh protests against French magazine's cartoon depicting the Prophet Muham...   Southern Philippines Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban
  Yemen Gunmen abduct chief of staff to Yemen president   England Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel  France  Gunman Said Kouachi given unmarked grave  Belgium  Belgium deploys troops following anti-terror raids   Athens Greece arrests over Belgian 'plot'   Malawi Malawi: Deadly floods menace tens of thousands  Brazil  Brazil angry at Indonesia execution  Manila  Pope Francis: Huge crowds gather in Manila for Mass  Northern Iraq  IS release 350 Yazidis in Iraq

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Jan.18   Manila     Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass
Map of Rizal Park Philippines
  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event
 Pope Francis had dedicated the service in part to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan
 Washington  Obama to seek tax raises on wealthy  Seattle  Seahawks shock Packers in OT  Massachusetts  Patriots ride offensive variety to defeat Colts  Manila  Pope leaves Asia after record crowds

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Jan.19   Argentina     Prosecutor in Jewish center bombing found dead
Map of Puerto Madero Buenos Aires Argentina
  Alberto Nisman became a controversial figure when he accused Argentina's President and foreign minister of covering up Iran's involvement
  Donbass Russian forces, equipment enter Ukraine  Global  IMF downgrades global growth forecast

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Jan.20   Jakarta   AirAsia flight QZ8501 'climbed too fast'
Map of Jakarta
  The AirAsia flight that crashed in the Java Sea, killing 162 people, climbed too fast before stalling, Indonesia's transport minister has said
  U.S. Congress     State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth
  US President has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual address to Congress
 Tel Aviv  Israel bus attack: Tel Aviv passengers stabbed

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Jan.21   Germany German rally leader quits in 'Hitler' row
 London  US-led coalition considers ISIS threat

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Jan.22   Yemen     Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold
Map of Sanaa Yemen
  Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels
 Massachusetts  Tom Brady weighs in on 'Deflategate:' 'I didn't alter the ball'   Saudi Arabia   Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005
 A statement, made early on Friday, said his brother, Salman, had become king. Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been in hospital for several weeks suffering from a lung infection


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Jan.23   Saudi Arabia   New Saudi king promises continuity
Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  King Salman has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah
  Sao Paulo Brazilians urged to cut water use

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Jan.24   Donbass     Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins
Map of Mariupol Ukraine
  Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people
  Tokyo Japan checking 'hostage death' video   Indonesia Indonesian rescuers try to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia jetliner   Tokyo     Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video   Prime minister has condemned as 'outrageous and unacceptable' a video declaring the murder of hostage Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State  Greece  Anti-austerity Syriza battles New Democracy

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Jan.25   Athens   Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win
Map of Athens
  Two exit polls show anti-austerity Syriza party with a 12.5 percentage point lead over nearest party, New Demoracy, in Greece's general election
 Far-right Golden Dawn and centrist The River came joint 3rd. Syriza wants to renegotiate debt arrangement with international creditors
  Nigeria Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city  Cairo  18 killed in Egypt protests   Athens   Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'   Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras has vowed to end Greece's 'five years of humiliation and pain' after his general election ...   New Delhi Obama attends India's Republic Day

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Jan.26   Northern Syria     Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'   Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town   Boston Snow emergency declared in US
 Athens  Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as new prime minister  Argentina  Argentina disbands intelligence body  Spain  Greek fighter jet crashes in Spain killing 10 people   New York New York shuts down for blizzard

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Jan.27   Poland     On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets
Map of Auschwitz Poland
  Ronald Lauder, stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz
  New York   US admits snow forecast errors
  The US National Weather Service has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a 'potentially historic blizzard' would strike


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Jan.28   Northern Israel     Three killed as Israel and Hezbollah clash on border
Map of Shebaa Farms Israel
  Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper have been killed as militants traded fire with Israeli forces on the Lebanese border
 Argentina  Argentina's Nisman 'feared guards'   Sydney Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths

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Jan.29   Mexico     Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital
Map of Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital Mexico City Mexico
  A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing at least 7 people - including 4 babies.    Dozens more were injured by flying glass. About hu...
  Malaysia Malaysia: MH370 passengers and crew 'presumed dead'  Melbourne  Andy Murray tops Tomas Berdych in ill-tempered semifinal  England  Russian military jets 'disrupted UK aviation'   Sinai   Militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula leave 20 dead   Militant attacks on more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive peninsula killed 20 people, including civilians, and wounded 36  Brussels  EU extends sanctions against Russia

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Jan.30  Melbourne  Djokovic silences Stan to reach fifth final

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Jan.31  North Mexico  Balloonists complete Pacific journey  Melbourne  Serena Williams beat Sharapova in Australian Open final  Moscow  Fire devastates major Russian library   ISIS   ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded
  A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive journalist Kenji Goto, after a lecture is given by 'Jihadi John'
  Madrid Podemos holds Madrid mass 'March for Change'
 Bangladesh  Fire at plastics factory kills at least 13  Japan  Japan outraged at IS 'beheading' of hostage Kenji Goto


Syria war 'killed 76,000' in 2014 Russian forces, equipment enter Ukraine   Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold Map of Sanaa Yemen




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Jan.1   Syria
Jan.1  Southern Italy  Italy rescuing more migrants in Mediterranean
Jan.4  Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga
Jan.12  Paris  Paris attacks: France to deploy 10,000 troops
Jan.13  Tokyo  Japan approves record defence budget
Jan.17  Belgium  Belgium deploys troops following anti-terror raids
Jan.19   Donbass
Jan.21  London  US-led coalition considers ISIS threat
Jan.22   Yemen
  Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels
Jan.24   Donbass   Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins Map of Mariupol Ukraine
  Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people
Jan.25   Nigeria Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city Jan.26   Northern Syria   Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'   Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town Jan.26  Spain  Greek fighter jet crashes in Spain killing 10 people Jan.27   Poland   On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets
Map of Auschwitz Poland
  Ronald Lauder, stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz
Jan.28   Northern Israel   Three killed as Israel and Hezbollah clash on border Map of Shebaa Farms Israel
  Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper have been killed as militants traded fire with Israeli forces on the Lebanese border
Jan.29  England  Russian military jets 'disrupted UK aviation' Jan.29   Sinai Militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula leave 20 dead   Militant attacks on more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive peninsula killed 20 people, including civilians, and wounded 36



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2015 Jan.1   Indonesia AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried
Jan.1  Southern Italy  Italy rescuing more migrants in Mediterranean Jan.1   Southern Italy Bid to save second abandoned migrant ship off Italian coast Jan.1  Indonesia  AirAsia underwater search to begin Jan.2   Indonesia   More bodies of AirAsia Flight 8501 victims found   The investigation into the crash has turned to the ocean floor, with more sonar equipment and metal detectors deployed to scour the seabed for... Jan.2   Southern Italy Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy Jan.2   Kentucky 'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash Jan.2   Indonesia 2 large objects found in AirAsia wreckage hunt Jan.3   Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501: 'Big objects' found in fuselage search Jan.3   Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501: Plane search enters second week Jan.4  Indonesia  AirAsia 'black box' search resumes Jan.5  Austria  2 US ski team prospects killed in avalanche Jan.6   Nigeria Delta Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Jan.6   Indonesia Tail of AirAsia plane located in Java Sea Jan.6  New Zealand  13 skydivers leap to safety as plane crashes Jan.7   Indonesia   Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found Map of Java Sea Indonesia
  Part of the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, Indonesian searchers say. The tail houses the black boxes
Jan.8   Indonesia 'Pings' detected in AirAsia search Jan.10   Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501: Plane tail lifted from seabed Jan.10   Karachi 57 dead after bus crashes into oil tanker in Pakistan Jan.11  Mozambique  71 people die after drinking poisoned beer in Mozambique Jan.11  Indonesia  QZ8501: 'Black box' flight recorders 'found' Jan.11   Indonesia   Divers retrieve 1 black box from crashed AirAsia jet   Divers have retrieved one of the black boxes, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt Jan.12   Indonesia   AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found   Divers in the Java Sea have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501, say officials Jan.12  India  Deadly bootleg liquor kills at least 17 villagers in northern India Jan.13  Malawi  Flooding in Malawi kills 48, leaves thousands displaced Jan.14   Indonesia Divers examine fuselage under Java Sea Jan.15  China  Boat sinks on China's Yangtze River, leaving 20 missing Jan.17   Southern Philippines Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban Jan.17   England Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel Jan.17   Malawi Malawi: Deadly floods menace tens of thousands Jan.20   Jakarta AirAsia flight QZ8501 'climbed too fast' Map of Jakarta
  The AirAsia flight that crashed in the Java Sea, killing 162 people, climbed too fast before stalling, Indonesia's transport minister has said
Jan.23   Sao Paulo Brazilians urged to cut water use Jan.24   Indonesia Indonesian rescuers try to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia jetliner Jan.26   Boston Snow emergency declared in US Jan.26  Spain  Greek fighter jet crashes in Spain killing 10 people Jan.26   New York New York shuts down for blizzard Jan.27   New York US admits snow forecast errors
  The US National Weather Service has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a 'potentially historic blizzard' would strike
Jan.29   Mexico   Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital
Map of Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital Mexico City Mexico
  A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing at least 7 people - including 4 babies.    Dozens more were injured by flying glass. About hu...
Jan.29   Malaysia Malaysia: MH370 passengers and crew 'presumed dead' Jan.31  Moscow  Fire devastates major Russian library Jan.31  Bangladesh  Fire at plastics factory kills at least 13



World, January 2015 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.6   Nigeria Delta Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
Jan.18  Washington  Obama to seek tax raises on wealthy Jan.19  Global  IMF downgrades global growth forecast Jan.20   U.S. Congress   State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth
  US President has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual address to Congress




World, January 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.5  Austria  2 US ski team prospects killed in avalanche Jan.6  New Zealand  13 skydivers leap to safety as plane crashes Jan.12   Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2014 Ballon d'Or
Jan.12  Texas  Ezekiel Elliott drives Ohio State to first playoff title Jan.14  California  Free climbers reach El Capitan peak, make history Jan.18  Seattle  Seahawks shock Packers in OT Jan.18  Massachusetts  Patriots ride offensive variety to defeat Colts Jan.22  Massachusetts  Tom Brady weighs in on 'Deflategate:' 'I didn't alter the ball' Jan.29  Melbourne  Andy Murray tops Tomas Berdych in ill-tempered semifinal Jan.30  Melbourne  Djokovic silences Stan to reach fifth final Jan.31  North Mexico  Balloonists complete Pacific journey Jan.31  Melbourne  Serena Williams beat Sharapova in Australian Open final



World, January 2015 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.6   Yemen Deadly blast hits Yemen capital
Jan.6  Istanbul  Female suicide attacker hits Istanbul police station Jan.7   Paris   Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine Map of 10 rue Nicolas-Appert 11th arrondissement of Paris France
  Eight journalists and two policemen were among the dead. Police issued photos of two suspects, describing them as 'armed and dangerous'
 3 masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo. They killed 12 people, including Charlie Hebdo staff and two French National police officers, and wounded 11 others
Jan.7   Paris French police name Charlie Hebdo attack suspects Jan.8   France   Paris suspects 'rob service station'   The two main suspects in the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris are said to have robbed a service station in the north of Fr... Jan.8   Paris French hunt focuses north of Paris Jan.8  France  Manhunt for gunmen enters third day Jan.9   Yemen   Al Qaeda rep says group directed Paris magazine attack  A member of Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen said that the group directed the massacre earlier this week at Charlie Hebdo Jan.9   Paris   Charlie Hebdo hunt: Bloody end to sieges Map of Hypercasher supermarket Porte de Vincennes Paris France
  Two brothers who killed 12 in an attack on a magazine were shot dead as they fled a warehouse north of Paris.    Anti-terrorist forces stormed a kosher supermarket where hostage...
Jan.9   Paris   Hunt for French terror accomplices
  Police are hunting for any accomplices of the gunmen who killed 17 people in two days of terror attacks. One key figure is Hayat Boumeddiene
Jan.10   Paris Paris tightens security after attacks
Jan.10  Paris  France attacks: Huge marches for victims Jan.11   Paris Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity Map of Place de la Nation Paris France
  More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. 'Paris is the capital of the world today,' Hollande said
 The marchers demonstrate unity after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a kosher supermarket
Jan.11   Paris Across France, 3.7 million march to honor victims of attacks Jan.12   Northern Nigeria   Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre' reportedly kills 2,000 Map of Baga Nigeria
  Local officials reported death tolls ranging from hundreds to as many as 2,000 people. The gunmen unloaded motorcycles and followed in pursuit
 The attackers sped into a town with grenade launchers -- their gunfire and explosions shattering the early morning calm
Jan.15   Belgium Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead Map of Verviers Belgium
  Two suspected jihadists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium. A third person had been arrested
Jan.15  Belgium  Belgium on alert after deadly raid Jan.16   Belgium   Europe on high alert over terrorist threat  Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids and arrests of suspected Islamist militants Jan.17   Niger Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire   At least two churches have been set on fire in the capital amid fresh protests against French magazine's cartoon depicting the Prophet Muham... Jan.17   Yemen Gunmen abduct chief of staff to Yemen president Jan.17  France  Gunman Said Kouachi given unmarked grave Jan.17  Belgium  Belgium deploys troops following anti-terror raids Jan.17   Athens Greece arrests over Belgian 'plot' Jan.17  Brazil  Brazil angry at Indonesia execution Jan.17  Northern Iraq  IS release 350 Yazidis in Iraq Jan.19   Argentina   Prosecutor in Jewish center bombing found dead Map of Puerto Madero Buenos Aires Argentina
  Alberto Nisman became a controversial figure when he accused Argentina's President and foreign minister of covering up Iran's involvement
Jan.20  Tel Aviv  Israel bus attack: Tel Aviv passengers stabbed Jan.24   Tokyo Japan checking 'hostage death' video Jan.24   Tokyo   Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video   Prime minister has condemned as 'outrageous and unacceptable' a video declaring the murder of hostage Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State Jan.28  Argentina  Argentina's Nisman 'feared guards' Jan.28   Sydney Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths Jan.31   ISIS ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded
  A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive journalist Kenji Goto, after a lecture is given by 'Jihadi John'
Jan.31  Japan  Japan outraged at IS 'beheading' of hostage Kenji Goto



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2015 Jan.1   Indonesia AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried
Jan.2   Washington US sanctions North Korea over Sony   The US has imposed new sanctions on North Korea in response to a cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Jan.4   New York Police snub New York mayor again Jan.4   Lebanon Lebanon tightens flow of Syrians Jan.5   Eastern Germany Pegida protests: Rallies over 'Islamisation' Jan.7   Paris   Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine Map of 10 rue Nicolas-Appert 11th arrondissement of Paris France
  Eight journalists and two policemen were among the dead. Police issued photos of two suspects, describing them as 'armed and dangerous'
 3 masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo. They killed 12 people, including Charlie Hebdo staff and two French National police officers, and wounded 11 others
Jan.9  Saudi Arabia  Saudi blogger receives 50 lashings before crowd Jan.10   Paris Paris tightens security after attacks Jan.10  Paris  France attacks: Huge marches for victims Jan.10   Paris World leaders gather for mass Paris rally   World leaders are gathering in Paris ahead of a march in the French capital to show unity after three days of terror that left 17 people dea... Jan.11   Paris Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity Map of Place de la Nation Paris France
  More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. 'Paris is the capital of the world today,' Hollande said
 The marchers demonstrate unity after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a kosher supermarket
Jan.11   Paris Across France, 3.7 million march to honor victims of attacks Jan.11   Croatia Croatia elects first woman president Jan.11  Paris  Paris attacks: Hollande to hold security meeting Jan.12   Paris Charlie Hebdo depicts Prophet Muhammad on cover Jan.12  Paris  Paris attacks: France to deploy 10,000 troops Jan.13   Paris New issue Charlie Hebdo published
  The new edition of the French satirical magazine has gone on sale, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover
Jan.13  Sri Lanka  Huge crowds for Sri Lanka papal Mass Jan.13  Tokyo  Japan approves record defence budget Jan.14  Paris  Hollande hails 'reborn' Charlie Hebdo Jan.15  Vatican  Freedom of speech has limits - Pope Jan.15  Belgium  Belgium on alert after deadly raid Jan.16  Saudi Arabia  Saudis 'to review' blogger flogging Jan.16  U.S. Supreme Court  US Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage Jan.17   Niger Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire   At least two churches have been set on fire in the capital amid fresh protests against French magazine's cartoon depicting the Prophet Muham... Jan.17   Southern Philippines Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban
Jan.17   Yemen Gunmen abduct chief of staff to Yemen president Jan.17  Manila  Pope Francis: Huge crowds gather in Manila for Mass Jan.18   Manila   Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass Map of Rizal Park Philippines
  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event
 Pope Francis had dedicated the service in part to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan
Jan.18  Washington  Obama to seek tax raises on wealthy Jan.18  Manila  Pope leaves Asia after record crowds Jan.20   U.S. Congress   State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth
  US President has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual address to Congress
Jan.21   Germany German rally leader quits in 'Hitler' row
Jan.21  London  US-led coalition considers ISIS threat Jan.22   Yemen   Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold Map of Sanaa Yemen
  Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels
Jan.22   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005
 A statement, made early on Friday, said his brother, Salman, had become king. Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been in hospital for several weeks suffering from a lung infection
Jan.23   Saudi Arabia New Saudi king promises continuity Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  King Salman has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah
Jan.24   Tokyo   Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video   Prime minister has condemned as 'outrageous and unacceptable' a video declaring the murder of hostage Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State Jan.24  Greece  Anti-austerity Syriza battles New Democracy Jan.25   Athens Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win Map of Athens
  Two exit polls show anti-austerity Syriza party with a 12.5 percentage point lead over nearest party, New Demoracy, in Greece's general election
 Far-right Golden Dawn and centrist The River came joint 3rd. Syriza wants to renegotiate debt arrangement with international creditors
Jan.25  Cairo  18 killed in Egypt protests Jan.25   Athens Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'   Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras has vowed to end Greece's 'five years of humiliation and pain' after his general election ... Jan.25   New Delhi Obama attends India's Republic Day Jan.26  Athens  Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as new prime minister Jan.26  Argentina  Argentina disbands intelligence body Jan.27   Poland   On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets Map of Auschwitz Poland
  Ronald Lauder, stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz
Jan.29  Brussels  EU extends sanctions against Russia Jan.31   Madrid Podemos holds Madrid mass 'March for Change'