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2014 Jan 13
In Thailand tens of thousands of anti-government protesters came out in an effort to "shut down Bangkok" and try to force caretaker PM Yingluck Shinawatra to resign in favor of an unelected "people's council" that would initiate political reforms.
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2014 Jan 13
New Mexico Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash ruled that the ability of competent, terminally ill patients to choose aid in dying is a fundamental right under the state constitution.
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2014 Jan 13
In Thailand an American woman went missing in Kaeng Krachan National Park. Her body was found five days later, apparently trampled by elephants.
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2014 Jan 13
Google said that it is buying Nest Labs, a startup that makes internet-connected thermostats, for $3.2 billion.
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2015 Jan 13
Andrew Howard Brannan (66), a US Vietnam veteran, was executed in Georgia for the 1998 killing of sheriff’s deputy Kyle Dinkheller (22), who had stopped him for speeding.
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2015 Jan 13
Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, shot and killed a suspect dressed in body armor who pulled a gun on them following a foot chase. The suspect had fired on officers in an eastside neighborhood.
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2015 Jan 13
In Afghanistan one person died and three were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the capital, Kabul.
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2015 Jan 13
A Bahraini court sentenced a former lawmaker from the island kingdom's main Shiite opposition group to six months in jail over a social media posting. Jamil Kadhim was convicted of spreading false information over a tweet alleging that authorities were offering money to encourage candidates to enter parliamentary elections in November.
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2015 Jan 13
Britain launched a trade mission to Egypt with more than 40 companies received in Cairo, the largest such effort in over a decade by the top foreign investor in the Arab world's most populous country.
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2015 Jan 13
Chinese officials said Bai Enpei, formerly the party boss of Yunnan province, has been fired from his position at China's parliament after investigators found he accepted bribes in huge amounts.
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2015 Jan 13
An Egyptian appeals court overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial in the sole case pending against him.
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2015 Jan 13
Ethiopia reported that the city of Mekele has banned smoking in public places with fines more than an average monthly wage, the first city in the country to do so.
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2015 Jan 13
In Dresden, Germany, an Eritrean asylum seeker (20) was found stabbed to death in a killing that came amid tensions over immigration in the region. An Eritrean man (26) was later arrested over the fatal stabbing of his compatriot.
Links: Germany, Murder, Eritrea, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Jan 13
In India 15 more people died and about 90 remained in hospital in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after drinking batch of bootleg liquor on Jan 11, taking the total death toll to 28.
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2015 Jan 13
In India villagers in Uttar Predesh state began noticing bodies floating in an offshoot of the Ganges. Some 102 bodies, many of them children, were found near the village of Pariyar. They were believed to be the result of water burials.
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2015 Jan 13
Indonesia's anti-graft agency named three-star general Budi Gunawan, President Joko Widodo's sole nomination for police chief, a bribery suspect. Widodo told reporters a day earlier he had chosen Gunawan on recommendation from the National Police Commission.
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2015 Jan 13
The Islamic State jihadist group released a video purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services in Syria.
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2015 Jan 13
In Nepal a general strike called by opposition parties crippled life in the Kathmandu region by shutting down schools, market and transportation.
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2015 Jan 13
Pakistan executed 7 prisoners by hanging at four prisons. This was on the 2nd day of a visit by US Sec. of State John Kerry for talks on counter-terrorism cooperation, economic aid and other issues..
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2015 Jan 13
In Sierra Leone a Red Cross male nurse who worked at an Ebola treatment center in Kenema, died and was confirmed to have been suffering from the disease. He was the first Red Cross worker or volunteer to succumb to the disease there.
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2015 Jan 13
Taiwan slaughtered nearly 6,000 geese after 14 more farms were confirmed to have been infected in the latest outbreak of avian influenza that has led to the culling of more than 140,000 birds.
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2015 Jan 13
Tanzania banned witchdoctors to try and stem a surge in murders of albinos, whose body parts are sold for witchcraft. The ban does not cover traditional healers who use herbs to help the sick.
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2015 Jan 13
The cash-strapped Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), which is owned by the governments of the two countries and has been struggling for more than a decade, shut down all train operations after workers downed tools to demand five months unpaid salaries.
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2015 Jan 13
In eastern Ukraine a long-range Grad rocket hit a passenger bus, killing at least 12 people. Fighting intensified around the international airport in the city of Donetsk as separatists tried to oust government forces.
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2015 Jan 13
The UN said that the latest wave of Boko Haram's "vicious, ruthless attacks" in northeastern Nigeria has sent 11,320 people fleeing into Chad in a matter of days.
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2015 Jan 13
Governors in three Venezuelan states banned nighttime queuing as huge lines continued to snake around shops across the scarcity-plagued OPEC nation.
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2015 Jan 13
Zimbabwe ruling party officials, ousted in a purge against allies of President Robert Mugabe's former deputy Joice Mujuru, vowed to launch a legal fight to regain control of the party.
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2015 Jan 13
Malawi’s government reported that 48 people have been killed and nearly 23,000 displaced due to flooding.
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2015 Jan 13
The European Parliament lifted the EU-wide ban on genetically modified (GM) crops allowing national governments to impose their own restrictions.
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2015 Jan 13
Pope Francis arrived in Sri Lanka, where Christians made up only 7.4% of the population.
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2016 Jan 13
The US-led coalition conducted 20 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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2016 Jan 13
Michigan National Guard members were set to arrive in Flint to join door-to-door efforts to distribute bottled water and other supplies to residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water.
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2016 Jan 13
The Al Jazeera America cable news network, launched in October 2013, said it will shut down on April 30 due to a rough business environment and political headwinds.
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2016 Jan 13
In Afghanistan an attack on Pakistan's Consulate in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province killed at least 7 members of the Afghan security forces. A branch of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.
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2016 Jan 13
In Algeria 7 people died after a fire tore through a tourism complex at a beach resort on the outskirts of Algiers.
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2016 Jan 13
FIFA fined Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay for anti-gay chants by their national team's fans.
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2016 Jan 13
In Azerbaijan protesters blocked streets and clashed with police over soaring consumer prices. 55 people were detained.
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2016 Jan 13
Burkina Faso's new President Roch Marc Christian Kabore took the helm of the defense ministry and veterans’ affairs as a new government lineup was unveiled.
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2016 Jan 13
Brazil's federal police indicted mining companies Samarco, Vale and VogBR and seven of their executives for the Nov 5 dam burst that caused Latin America's biggest environmental tragedy on record.
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2016 Jan 13
In Burundi Army Capt. Idi Omar Bahenda and police Brig. Jean Claude Niyongabo were killed in a gunfight with military forces in the Kiyenzi area of Bujumbura. Bahenda was wanted for recruiting rebels opposed to the government.
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2016 Jan 13
In northern Cameroon a suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers at a mosque in Kouyape village, in an area regularly targeted by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists.
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2016 Jan 13
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won the prestigious 2016 Pritzker Prize, earning praise for "powerful" designs that address key social and economic challenges of the 21st century.
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2016 Jan 13
Chinese lawyers said several rights lawyers, including a woman who represented high-profile women's rights advocates, have been formally arrested on state subversion charges about six months after they were taken away.
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2016 Jan 13
In China an explosion at a machinery factory killed four workers in the eastern city of Shanghai.
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2016 Jan 13
After more than three months stranded in Costa Rica, 180 of the 8,000 Cuban migrants trapped there finally began their long-awaited trip north toward the US border, flying into El Salvador and then travelling by bus to Guatemala.
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2016 Jan 13
The European Union escalated its standoff with Poland over the rule of law under the new government, deciding to open a case over legislation on the constitutional court and media that has been criticized as running counter to the bloc's fundamental principles.
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2016 Jan 13
Ethiopia's government said it would abandon plans to expand the capital Addis Ababa into surrounding areas of Oromia federal region after almost two months of protests reported to have left scores of people dead.
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2016 Jan 13
In the French Alps a deadly avalanche hit a high school skiing group killing 2 students and a Ukrainian skier.
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2016 Jan 13
Gambia's government lifted a recent directive stating that all female staff with the government must cover their hair during office hours.
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2016 Jan 13
In Honduras 3 American women died in a bus crash while on a humanitarian mission. They were identified as Columbia student Olivia Erhardt, Barnard student Daniella Moffson and Abigail Flanagan, a nurse practitioner at Columbia University Medical Center and a student at the university's School of General Studies.
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2016 Jan 13
Iran released ten US sailors after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers. The US said two US Navy boats had entered Iranian territorial waters due to a broken navigation system.
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2016 Jan 13
Iraq sent an armored army division and a police strike force into the southern oil city of Basra to disarm residents amid intensified feuding among rival Shi'ite Muslim tribes.
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2016 Jan 13
The Israeli military carried out a rare airstrike in Gaza, targeting a group of Palestinian militants placing explosives along the border and killing one of them.
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2016 Jan 13
Italian police arrested 11 people for allegedly running an illegal online gaming business which garnered millions of euros in bets every day.
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2016 Jan 13
Kuwait's nine Shiite lawmakers boycotted the 50-seat parliament, a day after a mass sentencing of members of the minority to prison or death for belonging to an Iran-linked cell.
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2016 Jan 13
Latvia’s President Raimonds Vejonis nominated Maris Kucinskis from the agrarian Greens and Famers Union as the next prime minister.
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2016 Jan 13
Niger said twelve soldiers and a civilian have been arrested so far in connection with last month's failed coup.
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2016 Jan 13
In Pakistan a suicide bomber killed at least 15 people, most of them police, outside a polio eradication center in Quetta. The Pakistani Taliban and Jundullah, which has links with the Taliban and has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, separately claimed responsibility for the attack. Attackers on a motorcycle lobbed grenades and opened fire at the ARY News Islamabad office.
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2016 Jan 13
A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip sentenced four Palestinians to death on charges of spying for Israel.
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2016 Jan 13
International hacking movement Anonymous said it attacked hundreds of Thai government websites over death sentences handed down to two migrant workers for the murder of two British tourists.
Links: Thailand, Internet, Cybersecurity     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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