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January 2010

January 2010 was the first month of that common year. It began on a Friday and ended after 31 days on a Sunday.

International holidays

(See Holidays and observances, on sidebar at right, below)

Portal:Current events

This is an Current events Portal from January 2010.
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  • At least 19 people are dead and five are injured as mudslide hits an island resort near Angra dos Reis, Ilha Grande. Large numbers also killed elsewhere in Brazil. (BBC) )The Washington Post(
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Discoveries
  • An Antarctic expedition finds remains of the first aeroplane brought to the continent, a single-propeller Vickers plane of explorer Douglas Mawson. (Reuters)
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  • Several British Muslim writers speak out about Prime Suspect writer Lynda La Plante's complaint against the BBC regarding how much more difficult it is to have her scripts commissioned than it would be for a "little Muslim boy". )The Independent( )Scotland on Sunday(
Business and economy
  • Japan doubles a state-sponsored credit line to troubled airline Japan Airlines to Y200bn (US$2.2bn). )Financial Times( (AFP)
Disasters and accidents
  • A 5.1 magnitude earthquake leaves 20,000 homeless and causes US$1.5 million in damage in eastern Tajikistan. (CNN) (UPI) (RIA Novosti)
  • The death toll as a result of recent mudslides which have hit Brazil rises to more than 85, including at least 29 in a hotel collapse, and two nuclear power stations are intended to be shut down as a precaution. (ABC News)(BBC)
  • A fire destroys one of Africa's most popular markets in Kumasi, Ghana. (My Joy Online) (BBC) (UPI)
  • More than 1,000 people are evacuated after days of flooding in New South Wales, Australia. (ABC News Australia) (BBC)
  • Two trains collide near the city of Bilecik in northwestern Turkey, killing one and injuring at least four others. )Hürriyet( (CNN)
  • The Colombian volcano Galeras erupts, forcing the evacuation of 8,000 people. (Colombia Reports) (TVNZ)
  • Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of the Congo erupts, threatening rare wildlife in the Virunga National Park. (France 24) (BBC)
Discoveries
  • Remains of the first plane taken to Antarctica in 1912 are discovered by Australian researchers. )The Independent( (BBC) (AFP)
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  • Egyptian archaeologists discover the largest tomb yet discovered in the ancient Saqqara necropolis. (Discovery News) (AFP) (Xinhua)
Environment
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  • 52 unmarried couples in Malaysia face charges of sexual misconduct and possible imprisonment after being caught alone in hotel rooms by the country's Islamic morality police. (BBC)(Las Vegas Sun)
  • Police search for a mystery man who goes missing after sparking a security alert at Newark Liberty International Airport in the United States, causing the airport to be completely locked down. (BBC) )The Sydney Morning Herald(
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  • The World Food Programme suspends its operations in southern Somalia due to rising instability in the region. (Bloomberg) (Xinhua)
  • Warren Buffett who through Berkshire Hathaway controls a significant block of the shares of Kraft came out in opposition to Kraft's proposal to float 370 million shares in order to fund its bid for the UK based confectioner Cadbury. )Washington Post(
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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Three soldiers are killed and 11 wounded in a bomb attack in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. (Press Trust of India) (Associated Press of Pakistan) (Xinhua)
  • At least six police officers are killed and another 16 injured in a suicide car bomb attack in Dagestan, southern Russia. (Al Jazeera) (RIA Novosti) (BBC)
  • Palestinians kill an Egyptian border guard and 50 people are injured in clashes between pro-Palestinian activists and Egyptian police as a Viva Palestina convoy nears the border with Gaza. (BBC) )Jerusalem Post(
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
  • Extreme weather across Europe leads to dozens of deaths, including at least 122 in Poland and at least 7 as a result of an avalanche in Switzerland. (BBC)
  • At least 25 people are killed and at least three others are trapped in a mine fire in Xiangtan County in Hunan. (Xinhua) (Reuters Africa) (Press TV) )Times of India(
Environment
International relations
  • Algerian US ambassador Abdellah Baali and Nigerian Information Minister Dora Akunyili are upset at the decision of the United States to subject Algerians and Nigerians to tougher than usual security tests at airports, saying it is "discrimination" and "risks ties". Both have officially complained. (BBC)
  • The U.S. government lowers the threshold for information deemed important enough to put suspicious individuals on a watch list or no-fly list, or have their visa revoked. (CNN)
Law and crime
  • Yemen arrests three suspected Al-Qaeda members, including one leader, northwest of the capital Sana'a. (Yemen News Agency) (AFP)
  • 50-year-old Chinese journalist Li Junqi is imprisoned for 16 years after accepting bribes for his part in a mass three-month cover-up of a coal mine disaster in Hebei in which 35 people, including a rescue worker, were killed prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. )China Daily( (Press Trust of India)
Politics and elections
Science and technology
  • Computer scientist Fabrice Bellard claims he has computed π to almost 2.7 trillion digits. (BBC) )The Times of India( )The Daily Telegraph(
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  • A large statue of the Pharaoh Taharqa is discovered deep in Sudan. )The Independent(
Business and economy
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Environment
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  • A 2008 war. (RIA Novosti) )China Daily(
  • British MP Egypt. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
Law and crime
  • Police in England respond to a security alert on a Dubai-bound flight from London Heathrow Airport. (Reuters) (Sky News) )Toronto Star(
  • Two people are arrested over a bomb plot in New York City last year. (BBC) (AFP)
  • Two Burmese whistleblowers are sentenced to death for leaking details of secret government visits to North Korea. )The Sydney Morning Herald( )The New York Times(
  • Three people are arrested for their involvement in the killing of six Copts as they left a church in southern Egypt. (AFP) (BBC)
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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • The United States warns against an attack by "regional extremists" on an Air Uganda flight between Uganda and Sudan. (BBC) )New Vision( )Sudan Tribune(
  • A bomb explodes outside the Greek Parliament in Athens with no casualties. (CNN) (China Radio International)
  • A fourth church is attacked in Malaysia as a row over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims deepens. (Reuters) )Malayasian Star( )Sydney Morning Herald(
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  • British MP and MLA Iris Robinson is expelled by the Democratic Unionist Party after further details emerge of her involvement in a political and sex scandal. )The Belfast Telegraph( )The Guardian(
  • 30 people are injured after bottles of acid are thrown from a building into a busy street in Hong Kong. (Radio Television Hong Kong) (BBC)
  • The Sri Lankan army releases over 700 former Tamil Tiger fighters after a rehabilitation program. )The Hindu( (AFP)
  • An Indian man is set on fire in Melbourne, Australia, in the latest in a series of attacks on Indian nationals in the country. )Sydney Morning Herald( (Press Trust of India) (AFP)
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  • North Korea proposes a peace treaty, replacing the Korean War armistice. (Yonhap) (AFP)
  • The Low Couch diplomatic spat between Israel and Turkey. Turkey demands Israeli apology.[1]
Law and crime
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  • Thousands of supporters of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra gather outside the home of a royal adviser accused of involvment in the 2006 coup that ousted the Prime Minister. (Thai News Agency) (Reuters) (Al Jazeera)
Science and technology
  • Tombs discovered near Egypt's great pyramids reinforce the theory they were built by free workers rather than slaves. (BBC News)
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • A fatal attack on a tourist by a "dinosaur-sized" shark off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, prompts the closure of several beaches. (Discovery News) (IOL) (AFP)
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
International relations
  • Guinea's junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara arrives in Burkina Faso after being hospitalised in Morocco. )Times LIVE( (BBC)
  • Turkey threatens to recall its ambassador from Israel over a dispute involving Turkey's ambassador to the country. Israel apologized later. (Reuters) )Ha'aretz( )Today's Zaman(
  • The famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933. (Kyiv Post) (RIA Novosti) (RT)
Law and crime
  • Christmas Eve Mass in 2009. )The Times( (Catholic News Agency) (Adnkronos)
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