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B. 01-04 Governor Taseer assassinated Islamabad, Pakistan
2. 01-04 City Rockhampton hitting flood peak
D. 01-08 Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot Tucson, Arizona
01-12 Brisbane flood levels reach peak Brisbane, Queensland
5. 01-13 Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding Rio de Janeiro
G. 01-14 Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins Tunis, Tunisia
H. 01-16 'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti Haiti
I. 01-17 N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation Tunisia
J. 01-18 Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner White House, Washington

Summary.     Click for More > Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding   Thousands of families living on mountain slopes face risk of being washed away in the heavy rains and flooding that have killed nearly 500 p... Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins Map of Tunis Tunisia
Governor Taseer assassinated   There has been international condemnation of the assassination of one of Pakistan's best-known liberal politicians, governor of Punjab provi... City Rockhampton hitting flood peak Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot   Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting. 6 other people have been killed Brisbane flood levels reach peak Map of Brisbane Australia
Jan.1  Queensland  Australia facing 'biblical' flood
 Brazil  Brazil inaugurates first female president
 Siberia  Russian band in plane fire drama
 Siberia  Russia-China oil pipeline opens
Jan.2  Iran  Iran 'shot down' 'Western spy planes'
 Pakistan  Pakistan PM loses vital partner
 Chile  Major earthquake strikes central Chile
 Queensland  Supplies flown to Queensland city
Jan.3  Queensland  Australian floods 'to last weeks'
 Yemen  80 African migrants feared drowned
Jan.4   Pakistan
  Queensland
Jan.7  Sudan  Bashir: Sudan not ready for split
Jan.8   Arizona
Jan.9  Southern Sudan  Southern Sudanese voters head to polls
 Iran  Plane with 105 aboard crashes in Iran
Jan.10  Barcelona  Messi wins FIFA Ballon d'Or
 Arizona  'Arizona gunman' appears in court
 Queensland  8 dead, 70 missing in flash flood
 Queensland  Australia floods menace Brisbane
Jan.12   Queensland
  The city of Brisbane has woken to widespread flooding, although the peak level is a meter lower than feared.    Dozens of suburbs and thousands of properties are inundated. The death toll went up to 15; dozens more reported missing. In...
 Beirut  Lebanon's unity government collapses
 Rio de Janeiro  Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives
Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.14   Tunisia
  Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president.    Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has fled with his family to Saudi Ar...
 Southern India  Stampede kills 100 Jan.15  Rio de Janeiro  Death toll rises to 549 in Brazil flooding  Tunisia  Tunisian swears in interim president Jan.16  Tunisia  Battles in Tunis as key aide held   Haiti 'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti Jan.17  Tunisia  Tunisia announces new government  Rome  Berlusconi sex allegations widen   Tunisia N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation Jan.18  Haiti  Charges filed against 'Baby Doc' Duvalier  Pakistan  Major quake hits southwestern Pakistan   Washington Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner Jan.19  Washington  U.S., China pledge cooperation Jan.20  San Francisco Bay Area  Schmidt to step down as Google CEO  New York  Dozens of 'mobsters' held in US  Tunisia  Government lifts ban on political groups Jan.22  Algeria  Algerians defy ban to protest government Jan.23  Jerusalem  Flotilla raid 'regrettable' but legal  Ireland  Greens pull out of crumbling government  West Bank  Palestinian peace 'offers' leaked Jan.24   Moscow   Blast rocks Moscow's main airport   Domodedovo airport, the busiest in Russia's capital, has been rocked by an explosion that has killed at least 31 people Jan.25   Egypt 3 dead after thousands protest  U.S. Congress  Obama hails US 'Sputnik moment' Jan.26  Egypt  Hundreds held over protests Jan.27  Cairo  ElBaradei returns as protests build  Yemen  Protesters want Yemen's president out Jan.28  Egypt  Government dissolved amid unrest Jan.29   Egypt Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy  Iran  Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman   Cairo Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear   Defiance and hope replaced Friday's scenes of widespread chaos and violence but at least five people were reported dead in clashes  London  Anti-Mubarak protests around the world  Eastern Germany  Train collision in Germany kills 10 Jan.30   Southern Sudan 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan Map of Southern Sudan
  98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results.    The referendum on whether to declare independence from the government in the north is part of a peace agreement. The war was between a government dominated by Arab Muslims a...
 Egypt  Protesters defy curfew  Melbourne  Djokovic beats Murray in final  Cairo  ElBaradei joins Cairo protesters Jan.31  Egypt  Egypt army rules out using force  Cairo  Egypt braces for massive protest


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Arab Countries
Bashir: Sudan not ready for split
Southern Sudanese voters head to polls
Lebanon's unity government collapses
Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins
N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
Government lifts ban on political groups
3 dead after thousands protest
ElBaradei returns as protests build
Protesters want Yemen's president out
Government dissolved amid unrest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
99% vote to split in Southern Sudan
Protesters defy curfew
Egypt army rules out using force
80 African migrants feared drowned
Soccer matches canceled after riots
N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
Algerians defy ban to protest government
3 dead after thousands protest
Hundreds held over protests
ElBaradei returns as protests build
Protesters want Yemen's president out
Government dissolved amid unrest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Protesters defy curfew
Egypt army rules out using force
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North Africa
Bashir: Sudan not ready for split
Southern Sudanese voters head to polls
Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins
N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
Government lifts ban on political groups
3 dead after thousands protest
ElBaradei returns as protests build
Government dissolved amid unrest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
99% vote to split in Southern Sudan
Protesters defy curfew
Egypt army rules out using force
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Soccer matches canceled after riots
N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
Algerians defy ban to protest government
3 dead after thousands protest
Hundreds held over protests
ElBaradei returns as protests build
Government dissolved amid unrest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Protesters defy curfew
Egypt army rules out using force
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Egypt
3 dead after thousands protest
Hundreds held over protests
ElBaradei returns as protests build
Government dissolved amid unrest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
Protesters defy curfew
Egypt army rules out using force
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3 dead after thousands protest
Hundreds held over protests
ElBaradei returns as protests build
Government dissolved amid unrest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Protesters defy curfew
Egypt army rules out using force
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Australia facing 'biblical' flood
Supplies flown to Queensland city
Australian floods 'to last weeks'
City Rockhampton hitting flood peak
8 dead, 70 missing in flash flood
Australia floods menace Brisbane
Brisbane flood levels reach peak
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Australia facing 'biblical' flood
Supplies flown to Queensland city
Australian floods 'to last weeks'
City Rockhampton hitting flood peak
8 dead, 70 missing in flash flood
Australia floods menace Brisbane
Brisbane flood levels reach peak
USA
Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner
U.S., China pledge cooperation
Obama hails US 'Sputnik moment'
Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
'Arizona gunman' appears in court
Dozens of 'mobsters' held in US
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Washington
Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'
Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner
U.S., China pledge cooperation
Obama hails US 'Sputnik moment'
Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'
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European Union
Berlusconi sex allegations widen
Greens pull out of crumbling government
Anti-Mubarak protests around the world
Dioxin scare shuts German farms
Train collision in Germany kills 10
Berlusconi sex allegations widen
Anti-Mubarak protests around the world
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Tunisia
Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins
Tunisian swears in interim president
N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
Government lifts ban on political groups
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N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
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South America
Brazil inaugurates first female president
Major earthquake strikes central Chile
Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives
Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding
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Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives
Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding
Death toll rises to 549 in Brazil flooding

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Australia facing 'biblical' flood  A senior official has warned of the economic impact of flooding in Queensland, describing the disaster as one of 'biblical proportions'   Brazil inaugurates first female president   Dilma Rousseff was sworn in Saturday amid cheers and tears from supporters, many of whom followed her rise from freedom fighter Russian band in plane fire drama Russia-China oil pipeline opens Iran 'shot down' 'Western spy planes' Pakistan PM loses vital partner Major earthquake strikes central Chile Supplies flown to Queensland city Australian floods 'to last weeks' 80 African migrants feared drowned  One boat with 45 migrants capsized in the Red Sea. Between 35 and 40 migrants were on the 2nd boat that capsized off the coast of Lahj provi... Governor Taseer assassinated Map of Islamabad Pakistan


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January 1 ... more > Top ^

Jan.1   Queensland  
  Brazil  
  Siberia
  Siberia
 Queensland  Australian flooding claims victim


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Jan.2   Iran
  Pakistan
 Egypt  Copts return to bombed church
 Russia  Russia grounds all Tu-154Bs after fire
  Chile
 Ivory Coast  AU envoy warns Ivory Coast's Gbagbo
 Queensland  Floods surge in Queensland city
  Queensland


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Jan.3   Queensland
 South Korea  S. Korea: Attack a chance for change
  Yemen  
 Ivory Coast  Crisis envoys meet with Gbagbo


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Jan.4   Pakistan  
  There has been international condemnation of the assassination of one of Pakistan's best-known liberal politicians, governor of Punjab province
 Mexico  Obesity rates triple in last 3 decades   Queensland   City Rockhampton hitting flood peak Map of Rockhampton Queensland Australia
  Flood preparations in the inundated Australian city of Rockhampton are being put to the test as river Fitzroy levels hit their peak
 Cairo  Amid security, Egypt's Christians protest

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Jan.5  China  China closer to matching U.S. fighter jet  Queensland  Massive flooding could continue for weeks  Washington  Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'

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Jan.6  Washington  Daley to be Obama's chief of staff  Washington  Pentagon budget to get $78bn cut  West Germany  Dioxin scare shuts German farms

January 7 ... more > Top ^

Jan.7   Sudan Bashir: Sudan not ready for split
 Qatar  FIFA boss expects winter World Cup  Algeria  Soccer matches canceled after riots  Washington  Obama hails 'clear' jobs growth

January 8 ... more > Top ^

Jan.8   Arizona   Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
Map of Tucson Arizona
  Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting. 6 other people have been killed
 She is in a critical condition. The dead included a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge
 Niger  French hostages in Niger killed

January 9 ... more > Top ^

Jan.9   Southern Sudan   Southern Sudanese voters head to polls   Tens of thousands of people across Southern Sudan went to the polls in a historic referendum that they say is a vote for freedom   Iran   Plane with 105 aboard crashes in Iran   The crash happened near Orumiyeh in the Azarbaijan province of northwestern Iran near Lake Orumiyeh. The Boeing 727 took off from Tehran  Arizona  Shot US congresswoman 'doing well'  Arizona  Arizona shooting suspect charged

January 10 ... more > Top ^

Jan.10   Barcelona Messi wins FIFA Ballon d'Or
  Arizona 'Arizona gunman' appears in court   Queensland 8 dead, 70 missing in flash flood   Queensland Australia floods menace Brisbane

January 11 ... more > Top ^

Jan.11  Beijing  Gates: N. Korea may pose 'direct threat'  Queensland  Brisbane braces for flood surge  Queensland  Flood fears worsen for Brisbane

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Jan.12   Queensland   Brisbane flood levels reach peak
Map of Brisbane Australia
  The city of Brisbane has woken to widespread flooding, although the peak level is a meter lower than feared
 Dozens of suburbs and thousands of properties are inundated. The death toll went up to 15; dozens more reported missing. In Brisbane a 24-year-old man was killed after being sucked into a storm water drain as he tried to check his father's property
  Beirut     Lebanon's unity government collapses  Members of the Hezbollah and its allies brought down unity government Wednesday after resigning from Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Cabinet   Rio de Janeiro Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives  Arizona  Obama honours victims in Arizona

January 13 ... more > Top ^

Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro   Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding
  Thousands of families living on mountain slopes face risk of being washed away in the heavy rains and flooding that have killed nearly 500 people
 Rescuers are trying to find survivors in cut-off areas of south-eastern Brazil. Heavy rain has brought massive mudslides down on several towns
 Queensland  Brisbane begins floods clean-up

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Jan.14   Tunisia     Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins
Map of Tunis Tunisia
  Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president
 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has fled with his family to Saudi Arabia, after being forced from office after 23 years in power
  Southern India Stampede kills 100  London  BP and Russia in Arctic oil deal  Washington  Obama eases US Cuba travel rules

January 15 ... more > Top ^

Jan.15  Tunisia  Prison riots amid Tunisia unrest  Tunisia  Speaker takes over Tunisian presidency  Southern Sudan  Vote on whether to split Sudan ends   Rio de Janeiro Death toll rises to 549 in Brazil flooding
  Tunisia Tunisian swears in interim president

January 16 ... more > Top ^

Jan.16   Tunisia Battles in Tunis as key aide held
 Queensland  Official: 'Homes and lives torn apart'   Haiti   'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti
  The former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, has returned to the country, 25 years after he was overthrown by a popular revolt
 Beirut  Hezbollah leader refuses to back PM

January 17 ... more > Top ^

Jan.17   Tunisia Tunisia announces new government
 San Francisco Bay Area  Apple boss takes 'medical leave'  Japan  Snow slows bullet trains, closes plants   Rome     Berlusconi sex allegations widen  Italian prosecutors have alleged that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex with a 'significant number' of young prostitutes   Tunisia     N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
  In Tunisia Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest. Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania demonstrators are turning to self-immolation


January 18 ... more > Top ^

Jan.18   Haiti Charges filed against 'Baby Doc' Duvalier
  Pakistan Major quake hits southwestern Pakistan   Washington     Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner Map of White House USA
  Chinese President Hu Jintao has kicked off a four-day US visit with a rare private dinner at the White House with President Barack Obama.    Relations have been strained on currency cont...
 Tunisia  Unity cabinet to hold first meeting

January 19 ... more > Top ^

Jan.19   Washington U.S., China pledge cooperation
 Washington  Hu vows to boost human rights  Beijing  China's economy grew 10.3% in 2010  London  Britain bans controversial U.S. pastor

January 20 ... more > Top ^

Jan.20   San Francisco Bay Area Schmidt to step down as Google CEO
  New York Dozens of 'mobsters' held in US  Washington  China 'not seeking to dominate'   Tunisia     Government lifts ban on political groups  Tunisia's new government will recognize political groups banned under the regime of ousted Ben Ali and grant amnesty to all political prison...  London  Blair returning to Iraq inquiry

January 22 ... more > Top ^

Jan.22   Algeria Algerians defy ban to protest government
 Haiti  Duvalier calls for reconciliation  Ireland  Irish PM steps down as party leader  Istanbul  'Disappointment' over Iran talks  Virginia  Alleged teen torture victim returns to U.S.  Haiti  Former U.S. lawmaker assisting Duvalier  Tunisia  Pressure on Tunisian PM increases

January 23 ... more > Top ^

Jan.23   Jerusalem Flotilla raid 'regrettable' but legal
  Ireland Greens pull out of crumbling government  Egypt  Gaza group 'bombed Egypt church'  Pakistan  32 killed after bus crashes into oil tanker   West Bank Palestinian peace 'offers' leaked  Chicago  Rodgers leads Pack to Super Bowl  Pittsburgh  Steelers Hold Off Jets  Australia  Australia: Flooding cost to be 'enormous'

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Jan.24   Moscow     Blast rocks Moscow's main airport
Map of Domodedovo Russia
  Domodedovo airport, the busiest in Russia's capital, has been rocked by an explosion that has killed at least 31 people
 More than 100 people were injured in the blast, which was the work of a suicide bomber
 Medvedev  Medvedev pledge on airport bomb

January 25 ... more > Top ^

Jan.25   Egypt     3 dead after thousands protest
  An unprecedented display of anti-government rage inspired in part by the tumult in the nearby North African nation of Tunisia
  U.S. Congress Obama hails US 'Sputnik moment'


January 26 ... more > Top ^

Jan.26   Egypt Hundreds held over protests
 Australia  Australia unveils new flood tax

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Jan.27  Melbourne  Djokovic stuns Federer in semi  Washington  US financial crisis 'avoidable'  Egypt  Egypt must change, says ElBaradei  Uganda  Gay rights activist bludgeoned to death   Cairo   ElBaradei returns as protests build   Nobel peace laureate and Egyptian opposition politician Mohamed ElBaradei has arrived in Cairo as anti-government protests continue to sprea...   Yemen   Protesters want Yemen's president out   Thousands of people demonstrated against longtime president, demanding the kind of change that forced Tunisia's president from office  Johannesburg  Mandela spends 2nd night in hospital  Egypt  Egypt on alert for mass protests

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Jan.28   Egypt   Government dissolved amid unrest   Embattled President Hosni Mubarak asked the country's government to resign after thousands of angry Egyptians defied a government curfew

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Jan.29   Egypt     Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
  Hosni Mubarak has named intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as his first ever vice-president as he struggles to regain control of the country
  Iran Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman
 Kandahar  Kandahar deputy governor killed  Melbourne  Clijsters triumphs in Australian Open final   Cairo   Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear Map of Cairo
  Defiance and hope replaced Friday's scenes of widespread chaos and violence but at least five people were reported dead in clashes
 A firefight was going on around the Interior ministry as protesters attempted to charge the building. The building was a symbol of President Hosni Mubarak's regime. Police cordoned off the area and fired shots down side streets. At least 5 people died from gunshots.
 Qatar  Japan clinch fourth Asian Cup  European Union  Hosni Mubarak under world pressure   London     Anti-Mubarak protests around the world  Egyptians and activists took to the streets in various cities to show their support for the protests currently underway in Egypt   Eastern Germany Train collision in Germany kills 10

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Jan.30   Southern Sudan   99% vote to split in Southern Sudan
Map of Southern Sudan
  98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results
 The referendum on whether to declare independence from the government in the north is part of a peace agreement. The war was between a government dominated by Arab Muslims against black Christians or animists in the south. Several million voters cast ballots, including expatriates in other countries. A majority of oil reserves are in the south.
  Egypt   Protesters defy curfew   The government's call for protesters to follow curfew and the low-flying fighter jets overhead did nothing to deter thousands from the protest   Melbourne Djokovic beats Murray in final   Cairo ElBaradei joins Cairo protesters  Indonesia  Sex tape star is jailed

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Jan.31  Egypt  VP promises swift reform   Egypt   Egypt army rules out using force   Egypt's army has vowed it will not use force against the tens of thousands of people protesting for the removal of the regime of President M...  Washington  US spending 'best in three years'   Cairo Egypt braces for massive protest



Iran 'shot down' 'Western spy planes' Supplies flown to Queensland city Battles in Tunis as key aide held Palestinian peace 'offers' leaked Egypt army rules out using force   Egypt's army has vowed it will not use force against the tens of thousands of people protesting for the removal of the regime of President M... Australia facing 'biblical' flood  A senior official has warned of the economic impact of flooding in Queensland, describing the disaster as one of 'biblical proportions' Russian band in plane fire drama Major earthquake strikes central Chile Supplies flown to Queensland city Australian floods 'to last weeks' 80 African migrants feared drowned  One boat with 45 migrants capsized in the Red Sea. Between 35 and 40 migrants were on the 2nd boat that capsized off the coast of Lahj provi... City Rockhampton hitting flood peak Map of Rockhampton Queensland Australia




World, January 2011 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.2   Iran
Jan.2   Queensland
Jan.3  South Korea  S. Korea: Attack a chance for change
Jan.5  China  China closer to matching U.S. fighter jet
Jan.6  Washington  Pentagon budget to get $78bn cut
Jan.11  Beijing  Gates: N. Korea may pose 'direct threat'
Jan.16   Tunisia
Jan.20  Washington  China 'not seeking to dominate'
Jan.23   West Bank
Jan.31   Egypt




World, January 2011 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Jan.1   Queensland
Jan.1   Siberia
Jan.1  Queensland  Australian flooding claims victim
Jan.2  Russia  Russia grounds all Tu-154Bs after fire
Jan.2   Chile
Jan.2  Queensland  Floods surge in Queensland city
Jan.2   Queensland
Jan.3   Queensland
Jan.3   Yemen
Jan.4  Mexico  Obesity rates triple in last 3 decades
Jan.4   Queensland
  Flood preparations in the inundated Australian city of Rockhampton are being put to the test as river Fitzroy levels hit their peak
Jan.5  Queensland  Massive flooding could continue for weeks Jan.5  Washington  Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill' Jan.6  West Germany  Dioxin scare shuts German farms Jan.9   Iran Plane with 105 aboard crashes in Iran   The crash happened near Orumiyeh in the Azarbaijan province of northwestern Iran near Lake Orumiyeh. The Boeing 727 took off from Tehran Jan.10   Queensland 8 dead, 70 missing in flash flood Jan.10   Queensland Australia floods menace Brisbane Jan.11  Queensland  Brisbane braces for flood surge Jan.11  Queensland  Flood fears worsen for Brisbane Jan.12   Queensland Brisbane flood levels reach peak Map of Brisbane Australia
  The city of Brisbane has woken to widespread flooding, although the peak level is a meter lower than feared
 Dozens of suburbs and thousands of properties are inundated. The death toll went up to 15; dozens more reported missing. In Brisbane a 24-year-old man was killed after being sucked into a storm water drain as he tried to check his father's property
Jan.12   Rio de Janeiro Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding
  Thousands of families living on mountain slopes face risk of being washed away in the heavy rains and flooding that have killed nearly 500 people
 Rescuers are trying to find survivors in cut-off areas of south-eastern Brazil. Heavy rain has brought massive mudslides down on several towns
Jan.13  Queensland  Brisbane begins floods clean-up Jan.14   Southern India Stampede kills 100
Jan.15   Rio de Janeiro Death toll rises to 549 in Brazil flooding Jan.16  Queensland  Official: 'Homes and lives torn apart' Jan.17  Japan  Snow slows bullet trains, closes plants Jan.18   Pakistan Major quake hits southwestern Pakistan Jan.23  Pakistan  32 killed after bus crashes into oil tanker Jan.23  Australia  Australia: Flooding cost to be 'enormous' Jan.26  Australia  Australia unveils new flood tax Jan.29   Eastern Germany Train collision in Germany kills 10



World, January 2011 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2011 Jan.7  Qatar  FIFA boss expects winter World Cup Jan.7  Algeria  Soccer matches canceled after riots Jan.10   Barcelona Messi wins FIFA Ballon d'Or
Jan.23  Chicago  Rodgers leads Pack to Super Bowl Jan.23  Pittsburgh  Steelers Hold Off Jets Jan.27  Melbourne  Djokovic stuns Federer in semi Jan.29  Melbourne  Clijsters triumphs in Australian Open final Jan.29  Qatar  Japan clinch fourth Asian Cup Jan.30   Melbourne Djokovic beats Murray in final



World, January 2011 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2011 Jan.1   Siberia Russia-China oil pipeline opens
Jan.2  Russia  Russia grounds all Tu-154Bs after fire Jan.5  Washington  Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill' Jan.6  Washington  Pentagon budget to get $78bn cut Jan.6  West Germany  Dioxin scare shuts German farms Jan.7  Washington  Obama hails 'clear' jobs growth Jan.14  London  BP and Russia in Arctic oil deal Jan.14  Washington  Obama eases US Cuba travel rules Jan.17  San Francisco Bay Area  Apple boss takes 'medical leave' Jan.19  Beijing  China's economy grew 10.3% in 2010 Jan.20   San Francisco Bay Area Schmidt to step down as Google CEO Jan.23  Australia  Australia: Flooding cost to be 'enormous' Jan.26  Australia  Australia unveils new flood tax Jan.27  Washington  US financial crisis 'avoidable' Jan.31  Washington  US spending 'best in three years'



World, January 2011 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2011 Jan.4   Pakistan Governor Taseer assassinated
Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  There has been international condemnation of the assassination of one of Pakistan's best-known liberal politicians, governor of Punjab province
Jan.7  Algeria  Soccer matches canceled after riots Jan.8   Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot Map of Tucson Arizona
  Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting. 6 other people have been killed
 She is in a critical condition. The dead included a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge
Jan.8  Niger  French hostages in Niger killed Jan.9  Arizona  Shot US congresswoman 'doing well' Jan.9  Arizona  Arizona shooting suspect charged Jan.10   Arizona 'Arizona gunman' appears in court Jan.15  Tunisia  Prison riots amid Tunisia unrest Jan.17   Rome   Berlusconi sex allegations widen  Italian prosecutors have alleged that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex with a 'significant number' of young prostitutes Jan.18   Haiti Charges filed against 'Baby Doc' Duvalier Jan.20   New York Dozens of 'mobsters' held in US Jan.23  Egypt  Gaza group 'bombed Egypt church' Jan.24   Moscow   Blast rocks Moscow's main airport Map of Domodedovo Russia
  Domodedovo airport, the busiest in Russia's capital, has been rocked by an explosion that has killed at least 31 people
 More than 100 people were injured in the blast, which was the work of a suicide bomber
Jan.24  Medvedev  Medvedev pledge on airport bomb Jan.26   Egypt Hundreds held over protests Jan.27  Uganda  Gay rights activist bludgeoned to death Jan.29   Iran Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman Jan.29  Kandahar  Kandahar deputy governor killed Jan.30  Indonesia  Sex tape star is jailed



World, January 2011 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2011 Jan.1   Brazil   Brazil inaugurates first female president   Dilma Rousseff was sworn in Saturday amid cheers and tears from supporters, many of whom followed her rise from freedom fighter Jan.2   Pakistan Pakistan PM loses vital partner
Jan.2  Egypt  Copts return to bombed church Jan.2  Ivory Coast  AU envoy warns Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Jan.3  South Korea  S. Korea: Attack a chance for change Jan.3  Ivory Coast  Crisis envoys meet with Gbagbo Jan.4  Cairo  Amid security, Egypt's Christians protest Jan.5  Washington  Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill' Jan.6  Washington  Daley to be Obama's chief of staff Jan.7   Sudan Bashir: Sudan not ready for split Jan.8   Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot Map of Tucson Arizona
  Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting. 6 other people have been killed
 She is in a critical condition. The dead included a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge
Jan.9   Southern Sudan Southern Sudanese voters head to polls   Tens of thousands of people across Southern Sudan went to the polls in a historic referendum that they say is a vote for freedom Jan.9  Arizona  Shot US congresswoman 'doing well' Jan.11  Beijing  Gates: N. Korea may pose 'direct threat' Jan.12   Beirut   Lebanon's unity government collapses  Members of the Hezbollah and its allies brought down unity government Wednesday after resigning from Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Cabinet Jan.12  Arizona  Obama honours victims in Arizona Jan.14   Tunisia   Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins Map of Tunis Tunisia
  Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president
 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has fled with his family to Saudi Arabia, after being forced from office after 23 years in power
Jan.14  London  BP and Russia in Arctic oil deal Jan.14  Washington  Obama eases US Cuba travel rules Jan.15  Tunisia  Speaker takes over Tunisian presidency Jan.15  Southern Sudan  Vote on whether to split Sudan ends Jan.15   Tunisia Tunisian swears in interim president Jan.16   Haiti 'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti
  The former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, has returned to the country, 25 years after he was overthrown by a popular revolt
Jan.16  Beirut  Hezbollah leader refuses to back PM Jan.17   Tunisia Tunisia announces new government
Jan.17   Rome   Berlusconi sex allegations widen  Italian prosecutors have alleged that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex with a 'significant number' of young prostitutes Jan.17   Tunisia   N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
  In Tunisia Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest. Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania demonstrators are turning to self-immolation
Jan.18   Washington   Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner
Map of White House USA
  Chinese President Hu Jintao has kicked off a four-day US visit with a rare private dinner at the White House with President Barack Obama.    Relations have been strained on currency cont...
Jan.18  Tunisia  Unity cabinet to hold first meeting Jan.19   Washington U.S., China pledge cooperation Jan.19  Washington  Hu vows to boost human rights Jan.19  London  Britain bans controversial U.S. pastor Jan.20  Washington  China 'not seeking to dominate' Jan.20   Tunisia   Government lifts ban on political groups  Tunisia's new government will recognize political groups banned under the regime of ousted Ben Ali and grant amnesty to all political prison... Jan.20  London  Blair returning to Iraq inquiry Jan.22   Algeria Algerians defy ban to protest government Jan.22  Haiti  Duvalier calls for reconciliation Jan.22  Ireland  Irish PM steps down as party leader Jan.22  Istanbul  'Disappointment' over Iran talks Jan.22  Virginia  Alleged teen torture victim returns to U.S. Jan.22  Haiti  Former U.S. lawmaker assisting Duvalier Jan.22  Tunisia  Pressure on Tunisian PM increases Jan.23   Jerusalem Flotilla raid 'regrettable' but legal Jan.23   Ireland Greens pull out of crumbling government Jan.23   West Bank Palestinian peace 'offers' leaked Jan.24  Medvedev  Medvedev pledge on airport bomb Jan.25   Egypt   3 dead after thousands protest
  An unprecedented display of anti-government rage inspired in part by the tumult in the nearby North African nation of Tunisia
Jan.25   U.S. Congress Obama hails US 'Sputnik moment'
Jan.26   Egypt Hundreds held over protests Jan.27  Washington  US financial crisis 'avoidable' Jan.27  Egypt  Egypt must change, says ElBaradei Jan.27  Uganda  Gay rights activist bludgeoned to death Jan.27   Cairo ElBaradei returns as protests build   Nobel peace laureate and Egyptian opposition politician Mohamed ElBaradei has arrived in Cairo as anti-government protests continue to sprea... Jan.27   Yemen Protesters want Yemen's president out   Thousands of people demonstrated against longtime president, demanding the kind of change that forced Tunisia's president from office Jan.27  Johannesburg  Mandela spends 2nd night in hospital Jan.27  Egypt  Egypt on alert for mass protests Jan.28   Egypt Government dissolved amid unrest   Embattled President Hosni Mubarak asked the country's government to resign after thousands of angry Egyptians defied a government curfew Jan.29   Egypt   Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
  Hosni Mubarak has named intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as his first ever vice-president as he struggles to regain control of the country
Jan.29   Iran Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman
Jan.29   Cairo Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear Map of Cairo
  Defiance and hope replaced Friday's scenes of widespread chaos and violence but at least five people were reported dead in clashes
 A firefight was going on around the Interior ministry as protesters attempted to charge the building. The building was a symbol of President Hosni Mubarak's regime. Police cordoned off the area and fired shots down side streets. At least 5 people died from gunshots.
Jan.29  European Union  Hosni Mubarak under world pressure Jan.29   London   Anti-Mubarak protests around the world  Egyptians and activists took to the streets in various cities to show their support for the protests currently underway in Egypt Jan.30   Southern Sudan 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan Map of Southern Sudan
  98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results
 The referendum on whether to declare independence from the government in the north is part of a peace agreement. The war was between a government dominated by Arab Muslims against black Christians or animists in the south. Several million voters cast ballots, including expatriates in other countries. A majority of oil reserves are in the south.
Jan.30   Egypt Protesters defy curfew   The government's call for protesters to follow curfew and the low-flying fighter jets overhead did nothing to deter thousands from the protest Jan.30   Cairo ElBaradei joins Cairo protesters Jan.31  Egypt  VP promises swift reform Jan.31   Egypt Egypt army rules out using force   Egypt's army has vowed it will not use force against the tens of thousands of people protesting for the removal of the regime of President M... Jan.31   Cairo Egypt braces for massive protest