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January 2012

January 2012 was the first month of that leap year. It began on a Sunday and ended after 31 days on a Tuesday.

Portal:Current events

This is an Current events Portal from January 2012.
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Disasters
  • A 7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes south of Japan; no damage is caused. )Wall Street Journal( (Reuters) (Newsday)
  • A boat capsizes near Lamu Island off the Kenyan coast with at least seven people dead. (Reuters)
International relations
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Science
Sport
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  • Firefighters in Chile battle three large wildfires, which have reportedly killed at least one person. (CTV)
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Science
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Business and economy
  • Unemployment in Spain reaches a record high. )The Guardian(
  • Germany's unemployment rate reportedly reaches its lowest level since 1991. )BBC(
Disasters
International relations
Law and crime
  • After 18 years of investigations and inquests, Gary Dobson and David Norris are convicted of the murder of Stephen Lawrence in the London suburb of Eltham on 22 April 1993. Dobson and Norris are later sentenced to 15 years and 14 years' imprisonment, respectively. (BBC) )The Independent(
  • An Ecuadorean appeals court upholds an $18 billion judgement against the US oil company Chevron Corporation. (Reuter via Yahoo! News)
Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters
  • Storms kill seven, with local states of emergency declared in Southeast Region, Brazil. )New Straits Times( )Latin American Herald Tribune( (Monsters and Critics) )People's Daily(Xinhua via )Daily Star(
  • At least 16 people die after a bus runs off a bridge in China's Guizhou province. (AP via IBN Live)
International relations
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Environment
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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 2011–2012 Syrian uprising: According to Syrian state media, 26 people are killed and 63 wounded when a suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus. The Syrian opposition blames the Syrian government for orchestrating the attack, and alleges that they have leaked information from security forces that Aleppo is next. (Al Arabiya) (CNN)
  • Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, the Iranian-backed Shiite militia that carried out deadly attacks on U.S. troops agrees to lay down its arms and join the political process in Iraq. (ABC News)
  • Eight people are killed and 10 wounded in Kano, in the latest in a series of attacks on church in northern Nigeria. (VOA)(CNN)
Law and crime
  • The Ramnit worm steals more than 45000 Facebook logins and passwords. )Vancouver Sun( (Euronews Youtube) (CNet)
  • Symantec, maker of the popular Norton antivirus software, acknowledges that hackers have acquired "a segment of its source code," a partial confirmation of claims made by the Lords of Dharmaraja. (Reuters)
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