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2016 Jan 13
A Vietnamese court sentenced Vadim Scott Benderman (45), a Canadian man, to four years in jail after finding him guilty of sexually abusing four homeless teenage boys. Benderman was arrested last June after being caught abusing a boy at his rented house.
Links: Canada, Vietnam, Sex     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Jan 13
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh celebrated General Electric's decision to relocate their world headquarters to Boston.
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2016 Jan 13
A record US $1.6 billion Powerball lottery was divided among three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee. The California winning couple did not claim their $529 million prize until July.
Links: USA, California, Tennessee, Florida, Lottery     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Jan 13
The Obama administration moved to lift the trade embargo against Sudan in response to the east African nation's recent cooperation in helping to tackle terrorism. The lifting of the sanctions slapped on Sudan by the Clinton administration will however be delayed by 180 days to encourage Sudan to do more to fight terrorism and improve its record on human rights.
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2017 Jan 13
US Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy finalized a determination that the landmark fuel efficiency rules instituted by President Barack Obama should be locked in through 2025, a bid to maintain a key part of his administration's climate legacy.
Links: USA, Environment     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Jan 13
The US Environmental Protection Agency denied $1.2 billion in claims for economic losses stemming from a 2015 toxic wastewater spill accidentally triggered by the agency at a defunct Colorado mine, that fouled waterways in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
Links: USA, Environment, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Jan 13
The US Justice Dept. announced Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years following a yearlong investigation.
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2017 Jan 13
The US attorney’s office in Detroit announced that Japan-based Takata has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly defect in its automotive bag inflators.
Links: USA, Japan, Michigan, Cars     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Jan 13
It was announced that Moody’s Corp. of NYC has agreed to pay almost $864 million to settle federal and state claims that it gave inflated ratings to risky mortgage investments in the years leading up to the financial crises.
Links: USA, NYC     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Jan 13
Former Jerusalem Post chief editor Ari Rath (92), who advocated the peaceful coexistence of Israelis and Palestinians, died in Vienna.
Links: Austria, Israel, Journalism     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Jan 13
Lord Snowdon (b.1930), born as Antony Armstrong-Jones, the society photographer and filmmaker who married Britain's Princess Margaret and continued to mix in royal circles even after their divorce, died.
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2017 Jan 13
Canada must "phase out" Alberta's oil sands and end the country's dependence on hydrocarbons, PM Justin Trudeau said.
Links: Canada, Oil     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Jan 13
In Ecuador at least 19 people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a long distance passenger bus collided with an off-duty school bus along a highway near the Pacific coastline.
Links: Ecuador, Tragedy, Bus Crash     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Jan 13
Egyptian police reportedly killed 10 Islamic militants in a shootout in al-Arish. However, the residents said six of those killed had been in police custody since October.
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2017 Jan 13
Hungary's right-wing PM Viktor Orban said he has defied Brussels by reintroducing the systematic detention of migrants arriving in the country in response to recent "terror" attacks in Europe.
Links: Hungary, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Jan 13
Ivory Coast's government and rebel troops reached a final deal at talks in Bouake, at the close of a tense day which saw outbreaks of gunfire at barracks across the country.
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2017 Jan 13
A Mexican federal judge ordered a drug lord convicted in the 1985 killings of a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a Mexican government pilot to pay relatives of the victims nearly $1 million in compensation. The order was directed at Ernesto "Don Neto" Fonseca Carrillo, co-founder of the Guadalajara cartel, for the case of the kidnapping, torture and killing of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.
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2017 Jan 13
In northeastern Nigeria three female suicide bombers killed at least six people and injured 14 in a crowded market in the town of Madagali. Gunmen kidnapped five students and two staff, including a Turkish national, from an international school in the southern state of Ogun.
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2017 Jan 13
Peru’s Pres. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said ten treatment plants will be constructed on rivers emptying into Lake Titicaca to cleanup uncontrolled pollution.
Links: Peru, Environment     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Jan 13
Saudi Arabia's highest-ranking cleric warned of the "depravity" of cinemas and music concerts, saying they would corrupt morals if allowed in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Links: Saudi Arabia, Religion     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Jan 13
Sweden pledged to end a surge of gang violence in the southern town of Malmo as the latest in a string of shootings left a 16-year old boy dead. Over the past two weeks alone, the town has seen five shootings, of which two were fatal.
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2017 Jan 13
Syria's army and its allies advanced near Damascus. The region's governor said rebels had let engineers enter a damaged pumping station that supplies most of the capital's water.
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2017 Jan 13
Syria accused Israel of firing missiles early today that landed near a military base west of Damascus.
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2017 Jan 13
In Yemen at least 12 Houthi fighters died in fresh clashes in Dhubab.
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2017 Jan 13
Australia’s PM Malcolm Turnbull accepted the resignation of Sussan Ley, his health minister, after claims that she had misused taxpayers’ money.
Links: Australia, Govm’t Scandal     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2018 Jan 13
In Hawaii a false alarm about an incoming ballistic missile caused panic in the Pacific archipelago already on edge over fears of a North Korean attack. It took nearly 40 minutes for a corrected message to be issued.
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2018 Jan 13
In northern Albania a TNT explosion injured a building's owner as he was entering his vehicle and seven passers-by in Shkodra.
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2018 Jan 13
Foreign-based members of Cambodia's dissolved opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), launched a movement to demand the release of its detained leader and to call for free and fair elections and possibly protests.
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2018 Jan 13
A Chinese salvage team recovered two bodies from the stricken Sanchi Iranian oil tanker, still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea. 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis remained missing.
Links: Oil, China, Iran, Tragedy, Ship     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2018 Jan 13
Catholics in the Democratic Republic of Congo called for a fresh rally against "the dictatorship" as they step up pressure on President Joseph Kabila.
Links: Congo DRC, Mad Crowd     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2018 Jan 13
In the Czech Rep. nearly complete results showed that incumbent east-looking Milos Zeman won the first round of the presidential election, but runner up Jiri Drahos may pose a strong challenge in the second round in two weeks.
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2018 Jan 13
In Egypt gunmen shot dead Bassem Attallah (35), a Christian man, in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country's Christian minority.
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2018 Jan 13
Left-wing German Social Democrats lobbied party members against joining Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a re-run of their 2013-2017 alliance, a week before delegates are asked to back a coalition blueprint.
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2018 Jan 13
In India a helicopter carrying employees of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Commission to an off-shore rig in the Arabian Sea crashed, killing five people and leaving another two missing.
Links: India, Air Crash, Tragedy     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2018 Jan 13
In India a ferry boat carrying mostly teenage schoolchildren sank in the Arabian Sea off the western coast, killing three students.
Links: India, Tragedy     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2018 Jan 13
In Iraq a suicide bombing in Baghdad targeting a police checkpoint killed eight and wounded at least 10 others.
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2018 Jan 13
The rival Koreas agreed that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation's athletes.
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2018 Jan 13
Latvia’s PM Maris Kucinskis met with Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe. It was reported that Japan has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties.
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2018 Jan 13
Liberia’s ruling Unity Party expelled the country's outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is accused by party leaders of meddling in last year's presidential elections in which its candidate suffered a bruising defeat.
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2018 Jan 13
In western Mexico the remains of at least 30 people were found in three clustered graves in the municipality of Xalisco, Nayarit state.
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2018 Jan 13
Palestinian authorities said Gaza fisherman Abdullah Zidan (33) has died, a day after Egyptian naval forces shot him in Palestinian waters off Rafah.
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2018 Jan 13
Police in the Philippines said dozens of Chinese and Taiwanese nationals have been arrested on suspicion of extortion of money from people in China via a telecoms scam.
Links: China, Taiwan, Philippines, Telecom, Scam     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2018 Jan 13
Fire ripped through a local community center in northern Portugal where dozens of people were watching a weekend football match, killing eight and injuring another 38.
Links: Portugal, Tragedy, Fire     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2018 Jan 13
Russia deployed a new division of S-400 surface-to-air missiles in Crimea, in an escalation of military tensions on the Crimean peninsula.
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2018 Jan 13
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) celebrated its 106th anniversary and new leader Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to crack down on the corruption that has weakened the party.
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2018 Jan 13
Members of a South African opposition party stormed into some H&M stores across the country to protest a promotional image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle." The Swedish clothing retailer has apologized after an outcry in other countries.
Links: South Africa, Retail, Advertising     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2018 Jan 13
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held talks with political parties, unions and employers to discuss means to overcome a week of unrest triggered by austerity measures.
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2018 Jan 13
Turkey's Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, northern Syria, as the military shelled the area from across the border.
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2018 Jan 13
In northern Turkey a plane with 168 people aboard skidded off a runway onto a seaside cliff after landing at the Trabzon airport late today, but no one was injured in what one passenger called a "miracle".
Links: Turkey, Air Crash     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 

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