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1. 01-01 Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede Abidjan, Ivory Coast
01-01 President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal Washington
D. 01-03 Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen' Moscow
4. 01-05 Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Los Roques, Venezuela
F. 01-05 Chavez ally elected by assembly Venezuela
6. 01-07 Heat and wind fan Australia fires New South Wales, Australia
H. 01-10 3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris Paris
I. 01-10 Nearly 100 killed in bomb blasts Quetta, West Pakistan
J. 01-11 France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali Konna, Mali

Summary.     Click for More > Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen' Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Chavez ally elected by assembly Heat and wind fan Australia fires   High winds and record temperatures have fanned fires in south-east Australia, as the prime minister warned of a 'very dangerous day' 3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris
Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
Jan.1   Ivory Coast
 NW Pakistan  Pakistan charity workers killed
  Washington
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'
Jan.2  Venezuela  Venezuelan opposition demands Chavez details
 Tribal Areas  Pakistan militant Mullah Nazir 'killed in drone attack'
Jan.3   Moscow
 Cuba  Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection
Jan.4  England  Malala leaves hospital
Jan.5   Venezuela
  Venezuela
 Ethiopia  Sudan leaders back buffer zone
 Kashmir  India 'kills Pakistani soldier in Kashmir'
Jan.6  Syria  Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents
Jan.7  Washington  Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row
 New Delhi  Charges for Delhi rape suspects
 North Carolina  US bank to pay $12bn settlement
 Barcelona  Messi crowned world's best for record fourth time
  Australia
Jan.8  Venezuela  Chavez will not be sworn in on inauguration day
Jan.9  Syria  'No fuel, no wood, no electricity'
 Australia  Australia races to control fires
Jan.10   Paris
  The apparent assassination of three women political activists in central Paris, all shot in the head, has provoked shock among the Kurdish community
  West Pakistan Nearly 100 killed in bomb blasts   Twin blasts at a snooker hall in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta have killed 81 people and injured more than 120 Jan.11  Northern Syria  Rebels 'overrun Syria airbase'  Washington  Obama and Karzai discuss endgame  London  Police: TV host sexually abused hundreds   Mali France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali Jan.12  Beijing  Beijing pollution at hazard level  Somalia  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia  West Bank  West Bank tent protesters evicted Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried  Paris  France vows 'short' Mali campaign Jan.14   Mali Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali   Islamist militants gained ground in town of Diabaly even as government troops stepped up their offensive to wrest control from rebels  Cairo  Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17' Jan.15  Pakistan  Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister for corruption   Japan Japan emergency hits Dreamliners Jan.16  London  Helicopter crashes in London rush hour  Algeria  Algeria troops besiege kidnappers  USA  Safety fears hit more Dreamliners Jan.17   USA   Armstrong says sorry for doping  The 41-year-old Lance Armstrong has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins   Algeria Hostages missing in Algeria raid Jan.18  Algeria  Hostage nations' Algeria concern Jan.19   Algeria Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
Jan.20   Washington Obama sworn in as US president   Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House  Kabul  Suicide attack in Afghan capital Jan.21  Washington  Inauguration: Obama tells US to 'seize the moment'  Algeria  Count of hostage deaths in Algeria standoff rises to 37  London  Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission Jan.22   Jerusalem   Netanyahu pledge after narrow win   Israeli Prime Minister has pledged to form 'as broad a government as possible' after his alliance won a narrow election victory  North Korea  N Korea nuclear vow after UN acts  London  UK PM to promise EU referendum Jan.23   U.S. Congress Clinton takes on Benghazi critics  Northern Iraq  Many dead in Iraqi mosque bomb   Washington US to end ban on women in combat  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test' Jan.24  North Korea  N Korea warns South on sanctions  Cairo  Opposition rally on revolution anniversary Jan.25  Egypt  Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest   At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots...  Mali  French force in Mali 'takes Gao' Jan.27   Brazil Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Map of Santa Maria Brazil
  At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say.    The fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Rio Grande do Sul. Many victims inhaled toxic fumes or were cru...
 Melbourne  Djokovic wins Australian tennis Open   Egypt Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises  Queensland  Flooding hits eastern Australia  Brazil  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Jan.28   Mali French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu Map of Timbuktu Mali
  French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists
 Egypt  Egypt protests defy night curfew Jan.29  Northern Syria  'Dozens of bodies' found in Syria Jan.30  Mali  French forces take key Mali town   Syria   Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border   Fighter jets struck overnight a suspected Syrian convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border believed to have been moving weapons to Hezbollah  South Korea  S. Korea launches satellite Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25   At least 25 people have died and more than 100 were injured in Mexico City after an explosion at the headquarters of state oil company, Peme...  China  China highway falls after blast



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Jan.1   Ivory Coast  
  A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to death
  NW Pakistan   Pakistan charity workers killed   Seven charity workers, six of them women, some of them teachers, have been shot dead in north-west Pakistan, police say  Washington  Obama urges House to back deal   Washington     President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'


January 2 ... more > Top ^

Jan.2   Venezuela Venezuelan opposition demands Chavez details
  Tribal Areas Pakistan militant Mullah Nazir 'killed in drone attack'

January 3 ... more > Top ^

Jan.3   Moscow     Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'
  French actor Gerard Depardieu has obtained Russian citizenship, according to a brief statement posted on the Kremlin website
 Washington  Transocean agrees oil spill fine   Cuba     Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling a 'severe' lung infection that has caused respiratory failure, a top official said

January 4 ... more > Top ^

Jan.4   England     Malala leaves hospital   With the prospect of more surgery ahead and under the shadow of Taliban threats, teen activist was recovering at her temporary home  Gaza  Huge Fatah rally in Hamas-led Gaza  Venezuela  Chavez 'can rule without oath'

January 5 ... more > Top ^

Jan.5   Venezuela   Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela
Map of Los Roques Venezuela
  A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy's Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Venezuela
 Sochi  Depardieu in Russia to get new citizenship  Northern Ireland  Reports of shots at Belfast riot  CAR  Alarm grows over use of child soldiers  New Delhi  'DNA evidence' in India rape case   Venezuela     Chavez ally elected by assembly
  National Assembly has met to choose its leader Diosdado Cabello, a possible stand-in for President Chavez who is in Cuba following cancer surgery
  Ethiopia     Sudan leaders back buffer zone  The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have reaffirmed their commitment to setting up a buffer zone on their shared border and resuming oil ex...   Kashmir   India 'kills Pakistani soldier in Kashmir'  Indian troops have conducted a raid on a Pakistani military post in Kashmir, killing one soldier and injuring another, Pakistan's military s...

January 6 ... more > Top ^

Jan.6   Syria     Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents   Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has delivered a rare TV address, denouncing his opponents as 'enemies of God and puppets of the West'  New Delhi  Father 'against naming of victim'  Egypt  Morsi: Try al-Assad for war crimes  Washington  US condemns Assad 'puppets' speech  New Delhi  Police suspended in new India 'rape'

January 7 ... more > Top ^

Jan.7   Washington     Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row   US President Barack Obama is to pick Chuck Hagel, a maverick former Republican senator as defence secretary later   New Delhi   Charges for Delhi rape suspects   Five men in Delhi have been formally charged with the abduction, gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman   North Carolina US bank to pay $12bn settlement
  Barcelona     Messi crowned world's best for record fourth time  Argentina star is becoming the first player to win FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or title on four separate occasions  Southern China  Chinese journalists in rare protest against censorship  Washington  Obama nominations under scrutiny   Australia   Heat and wind fan Australia fires Map of New South Wales Australia
  High winds and record temperatures have fanned fires in south-east Australia, as the prime minister warned of a 'very dangerous day'


January 8 ... more > Top ^

Jan.8   Venezuela Chavez will not be sworn in on inauguration day
 Syria  Report shows terror group's rise in Syria  Australia  Cool relief for blazing Australia

January 9 ... more > Top ^

Jan.9   Syria 'No fuel, no wood, no electricity'
 Kashmir  India denounces Kashmir 'beheading'   Australia Australia races to control fires  North Korea  N Korea 'urged to widen Internet'

January 10 ... more > Top ^

Jan.10   Paris   3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris
  The apparent assassination of three women political activists in central Paris, all shot in the head, has provoked shock among the Kurdish community
 Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia executes woman by beheading   West Pakistan   Nearly 100 killed in bomb blasts
Map of Quetta Pakistan
  Twin blasts at a snooker hall in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta have killed 81 people and injured more than 120
 The bombed area is predominantly Shia Muslim, and the Sunni extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi said it had carried out the attack
 West Pakistan  Three days of mourning in Balochistan

January 11 ... more > Top ^

Jan.11   Northern Syria   Rebels 'overrun Syria airbase'   Syrian rebel fighters say they have captured a strategic northern military base used by the government to bomb opposition strongholds   Washington     Obama and Karzai discuss endgame   President Barack Obama has welcomed Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the White House to discuss the future role of the US in Afghanistan   London Police: TV host sexually abused hundreds
  Mali   France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali Map of Konna Mali
  State military forces on Friday retook a key town of Konna in northern Mali after intense fighting that included help from French military forces


January 12 ... more > Top ^

Jan.12   Beijing   Beijing pollution at hazard level   Air pollution in the Chinese capital Beijing has reached levels judged as hazardous to human health   Somalia French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia
 New York  Web activist Aaron Swartz dies  Paris  Hollande steps up French security  Paris  Kurds rally in Paris over murder of 3   West Bank West Bank tent protesters evicted

January 13 ... more > Top ^

Jan.13   Egypt Mubarak will be retried
 Mali  French planes widen Mali attacks  Paris  Paris rally against gay marriage   Paris France vows 'short' Mali campaign

January 14 ... more > Top ^

Jan.14   Mali   Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali
Map of Diabaly Mali
  Islamist militants gained ground in town of Diabaly even as government troops stepped up their offensive to wrest control from rebels
  Cairo Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17'  Texas  Lance Armstrong apology to staff  UN Security Council  UN backs French Mali intervention

January 15 ... more > Top ^

Jan.15   Pakistan   Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister for corruption  The Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Raja Pervez Ashraf and a rowdy anti-government rally took place near the national parliament   Japan   Japan emergency hits Dreamliners
Map of Yamaguchi Ube Japan
  Japan's two main airlines have grounded their Boeing 787 after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems


January 16 ... more > Top ^

Jan.16   London     Helicopter crashes in London rush hour   A copter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick fog, killing the pilot and another person and sparking...  Algeria  Americans held hostage in Algeria   Algeria   Algeria troops besiege kidnappers   Troops have surrounded a gas facility in the east of the country where some 20 foreign workers are being held hostage by Islamist militants   USA Safety fears hit more Dreamliners


January 17 ... more > Top ^

Jan.17  Mali  Americans held hostage in Algeria   USA     Armstrong says sorry for doping
  The 41-year-old Lance Armstrong has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins
  Algeria   Hostages missing in Algeria raid
Map of Amenas Algeria
  An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missing


January 18 ... more > Top ^

Jan.18   Algeria Hostage nations' Algeria concern


January 19 ... more > Top ^

Jan.19   Algeria   Algeria siege ends in bloodshed
Map of Amenas Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
 Algeria  7 hostages reported dead in 'final assault'  Washington  Obama blames siege 'terrorists'

January 20 ... more > Top ^

Jan.20   Washington     Obama sworn in as US president
Map of White House USA
  Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House
 Algeria  Algeria 'kidnappers taken alive'  Australia  Solo yachtsman rescued after three days adrift  US Georgia  49ers rally past Falcons, advance to Super Bowl  Algeria  Hostage death toll 'rises to 48'   Kabul Suicide attack in Afghan capital  Boston  Ravens Win AFC Title over Patriots

January 21 ... more > Top ^

Jan.21   Washington Inauguration: Obama tells US to 'seize the moment'
  Algeria Count of hostage deaths in Algeria standoff rises to 37   London Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission

January 22 ... more > Top ^

Jan.22  Israel  High turnout in Israeli election   Jerusalem     Netanyahu pledge after narrow win
  Israeli Prime Minister has pledged to form 'as broad a government as possible' after his alliance won a narrow election victory
 The centrist Yesh Atid party came second with a predicted 18-19 seats, with Labour next on 17
  North Korea     N Korea nuclear vow after UN acts  North Korea has reacted angrily to a resolution condemning its recent rocket launch, pledging to strengthen military and nuclear capabilitie...   London UK PM to promise EU referendum


January 23 ... more > Top ^

Jan.23   U.S. Congress     Clinton takes on Benghazi critics
  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is giving evidence to Congress over the deadly attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year
  Northern Iraq Many dead in Iraqi mosque bomb   Washington   US to end ban on women in combat Map of Pentagon USA
  US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said
 Japan  Japan runs record trade deficit  Antarctica  Antarctic search for missing plane   North Korea North Korea 'plans nuclear test'

January 24 ... more > Top ^

Jan.24  North Korea  N. Korea makes new threats against U.S.  U.S. Congress  Kerry eyes Mid-East talks revival   North Korea   N Korea warns South on sanctions   Pyongyang pledged 'physical counter-measures' against South Korea if it participated in the UN sanctions regime   Cairo Opposition rally on revolution anniversary


January 25 ... more > Top ^

Jan.25  Washington  US military admits Mali mistakes  Melbourne  Murray defeats Federer   Egypt     Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising   Opposition supporters are protesting across the country on the second anniversary of the uprising, with five people killed in Suez  Mali  Mali troops 'take northern town'  Egypt  Egyptian army deployed in Suez

January 26 ... more > Top ^

Jan.26   Egypt   Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots in Egypt
  Mali   French force in Mali 'takes Gao'   French-led troops in Mali have taken control of the northern town of Gao, the French defence ministry has said  Czech Republic  Zeman wins Czech presidency poll  Melbourne  Azarenka defends Australian title  Ethiopia  AU set to discuss Mali deployment

January 27 ... more > Top ^

Jan.27   Brazil   Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria
Map of Santa Maria Brazil
  At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say
 The fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Rio Grande do Sul. Many victims inhaled toxic fumes or were crushed as panicking clubbers tried to escape. President Dilma Rousseff has been visiting survivors at the city's Caridade hospital
  Melbourne Djokovic wins Australian tennis Open   Egypt     Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises Map of Port Said Egypt
  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy imposed a 30-day curfew on Port Said after dozens of people were killed in riots that followed death sentences
  Queensland   Flooding hits eastern Australia   Three people have died and hundreds of homes are under water after heavy rain brought flooding to parts of the Australian state of Queenslan...   Brazil Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims

January 28 ... more > Top ^

Jan.28  Mali  French troops 'surround Timbuktu'  Brazil  Three held over Brazil club fire   Mali   French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu
Map of Timbuktu Mali
  French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists
  Egypt     Egypt protests defy night curfew   Protests and violence have continued into the night in Egypt as thousands defied overnight curfews imposed by President Mohammed Morsi

January 29 ... more > Top ^

Jan.29   Northern Syria 'Dozens of bodies' found in Syria
 UN Security Council  Brahimi warns horror is 'unprecedented'  Brazil  Brazil fire 'caused by flares'

January 30 ... more > Top ^

Jan.30   Mali French forces take key Mali town
 Washington  US economy in surprise downturn   Syria     Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Map of Jimraya Syria
  Fighter jets struck overnight a suspected Syrian convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border believed to have been moving weapons to Hezbollah
 Syria 'confirms' Israeli strike
  South Korea   S. Korea launches satellite  South Korea had put a satellite in orbit for the first time, matching a feat achieved last month by its hostile neighbor  England  Malala Yousafzai to get plate placed in her skull

January 31 ... more > Top ^

Jan.31  Moscow  Russia concern at Israeli 'strike'   Mexico   Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25
Map of Mexico City Mexico
  At least 25 people have died and more than 100 were injured in Mexico City after an explosion at the headquarters of state oil company, Pemex
 An unknown number remain trapped in the rubble at the base of the 54-storey tower. Searches for survivors continue. Last September, 30 people died in an explosion at a Pemex gas plant
  China China highway falls after blast  China  China manufacturing growth slows


Pakistan militant Mullah Nazir 'killed in drone attack' India 'kills Pakistani soldier in Kashmir'  Indian troops have conducted a raid on a Pakistani military post in Kashmir, killing one soldier and injuring another, Pakistan's military s...   Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row   US President Barack Obama is to pick Chuck Hagel, a maverick former Republican senator as defence secretary later 'No fuel, no wood, no electricity' Rebels 'overrun Syria airbase'   Syrian rebel fighters say they have captured a strategic northern military base used by the government to bomb opposition strongholds   Obama and Karzai discuss endgame   President Barack Obama has welcomed Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the White House to discuss the future role of the US in Afghanistan France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali Map of Konna Mali




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Jan.2   Tribal Areas
Jan.5  CAR  Alarm grows over use of child soldiers
Jan.5   Kashmir
Jan.6  Egypt  Morsi: Try al-Assad for war crimes
Jan.7   Washington
Jan.8  Syria  Report shows terror group's rise in Syria
Jan.9   Syria
Jan.9  Kashmir  India denounces Kashmir 'beheading'
Jan.11   Northern Syria
Jan.11   Washington
Jan.11   Mali
  State military forces on Friday retook a key town of Konna in northern Mali after intense fighting that included help from French military forces
Jan.12   Somalia French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Jan.13  Mali  French planes widen Mali attacks Jan.13   Paris France vows 'short' Mali campaign Jan.14   Mali Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali
Map of Diabaly Mali
  Islamist militants gained ground in town of Diabaly even as government troops stepped up their offensive to wrest control from rebels
Jan.14   Cairo Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17' Jan.14  UN Security Council  UN backs French Mali intervention Jan.16   Algeria Algeria troops besiege kidnappers   Troops have surrounded a gas facility in the east of the country where some 20 foreign workers are being held hostage by Islamist militants Jan.17   Algeria Hostages missing in Algeria raid Map of Amenas Algeria
  An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missing
Jan.19   Algeria Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
Jan.19  Algeria  7 hostages reported dead in 'final assault' Jan.21   London Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission Jan.23   Washington US to end ban on women in combat Map of Pentagon USA
  US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said
Jan.23   North Korea North Korea 'plans nuclear test' Jan.25  Washington  US military admits Mali mistakes Jan.25  Mali  Mali troops 'take northern town' Jan.25  Egypt  Egyptian army deployed in Suez Jan.26   Mali French force in Mali 'takes Gao'   French-led troops in Mali have taken control of the northern town of Gao, the French defence ministry has said Jan.26  Ethiopia  AU set to discuss Mali deployment Jan.28  Mali  French troops 'surround Timbuktu' Jan.28   Mali French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu Map of Timbuktu Mali
  French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists
Jan.29   Northern Syria 'Dozens of bodies' found in Syria Jan.30   Mali French forces take key Mali town Jan.30   Syria   Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Map of Jimraya Syria
  Fighter jets struck overnight a suspected Syrian convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border believed to have been moving weapons to Hezbollah
 Syria 'confirms' Israeli strike




World, January 2013 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.1   Ivory Coast   Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede
Map of Abidjan Ivory Coast
  A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to death
Jan.5   Venezuela Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Map of Los Roques Venezuela
  A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy's Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Venezuela
Jan.7   Australia Heat and wind fan Australia fires Map of New South Wales Australia
  High winds and record temperatures have fanned fires in south-east Australia, as the prime minister warned of a 'very dangerous day'
Jan.8  Australia  Cool relief for blazing Australia Jan.9   Australia Australia races to control fires Jan.12   Beijing Beijing pollution at hazard level   Air pollution in the Chinese capital Beijing has reached levels judged as hazardous to human health Jan.14   Cairo Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17' Jan.15   Japan Japan emergency hits Dreamliners Map of Yamaguchi Ube Japan
  Japan's two main airlines have grounded their Boeing 787 after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems
Jan.16   London   Helicopter crashes in London rush hour   A copter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick fog, killing the pilot and another person and sparking... Jan.16   USA Safety fears hit more Dreamliners Jan.20  Australia  Solo yachtsman rescued after three days adrift Jan.23  Antarctica  Antarctic search for missing plane Jan.27   Brazil Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Map of Santa Maria Brazil
  At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say
 The fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Rio Grande do Sul. Many victims inhaled toxic fumes or were crushed as panicking clubbers tried to escape. President Dilma Rousseff has been visiting survivors at the city's Caridade hospital
Jan.27   Queensland Flooding hits eastern Australia   Three people have died and hundreds of homes are under water after heavy rain brought flooding to parts of the Australian state of Queenslan... Jan.27   Brazil Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Jan.28  Brazil  Three held over Brazil club fire Jan.29  UN Security Council  Brahimi warns horror is 'unprecedented' Jan.29  Brazil  Brazil fire 'caused by flares' Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 Map of Mexico City Mexico
  At least 25 people have died and more than 100 were injured in Mexico City after an explosion at the headquarters of state oil company, Pemex
 An unknown number remain trapped in the rubble at the base of the 54-storey tower. Searches for survivors continue. Last September, 30 people died in an explosion at a Pemex gas plant
Jan.31   China China highway falls after blast



World, January 2013 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.7   Barcelona   Messi crowned world's best for record fourth time  Argentina star is becoming the first player to win FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or title on four separate occasions Jan.14  Texas  Lance Armstrong apology to staff Jan.17   USA   Armstrong says sorry for doping
  The 41-year-old Lance Armstrong has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins
Jan.20  Australia  Solo yachtsman rescued after three days adrift Jan.20  US Georgia  49ers rally past Falcons, advance to Super Bowl Jan.20  Boston  Ravens Win AFC Title over Patriots Jan.25  Melbourne  Murray defeats Federer Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots in Egypt
Jan.26  Melbourne  Azarenka defends Australian title Jan.27   Melbourne Djokovic wins Australian tennis Open



World, January 2013 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'
Jan.3   Moscow   Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'
  French actor Gerard Depardieu has obtained Russian citizenship, according to a brief statement posted on the Kremlin website
Jan.3  Washington  Transocean agrees oil spill fine Jan.5   Venezuela Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela
Map of Los Roques Venezuela
  A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy's Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Venezuela
Jan.5  Sochi  Depardieu in Russia to get new citizenship Jan.7   North Carolina US bank to pay $12bn settlement Jan.12  New York  Web activist Aaron Swartz dies Jan.16   USA Safety fears hit more Dreamliners Jan.23  Japan  Japan runs record trade deficit Jan.30  Washington  US economy in surprise downturn Jan.30  England  Malala Yousafzai to get plate placed in her skull Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 Map of Mexico City Mexico
  At least 25 people have died and more than 100 were injured in Mexico City after an explosion at the headquarters of state oil company, Pemex
 An unknown number remain trapped in the rubble at the base of the 54-storey tower. Searches for survivors continue. Last September, 30 people died in an explosion at a Pemex gas plant
Jan.31  China  China manufacturing growth slows



World, January 2013 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.1   NW Pakistan Pakistan charity workers killed   Seven charity workers, six of them women, some of them teachers, have been shot dead in north-west Pakistan, police say Jan.2   Tribal Areas Pakistan militant Mullah Nazir 'killed in drone attack'
Jan.5  Northern Ireland  Reports of shots at Belfast riot Jan.5  New Delhi  'DNA evidence' in India rape case Jan.6  New Delhi  Father 'against naming of victim' Jan.6  New Delhi  Police suspended in new India 'rape' Jan.7   New Delhi Charges for Delhi rape suspects   Five men in Delhi have been formally charged with the abduction, gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman Jan.8  Syria  Report shows terror group's rise in Syria Jan.10   Paris 3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris
  The apparent assassination of three women political activists in central Paris, all shot in the head, has provoked shock among the Kurdish community
Jan.10  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia executes woman by beheading Jan.10   West Pakistan Nearly 100 killed in bomb blasts
Map of Quetta Pakistan
  Twin blasts at a snooker hall in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta have killed 81 people and injured more than 120
 The bombed area is predominantly Shia Muslim, and the Sunni extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi said it had carried out the attack
Jan.10  West Pakistan  Three days of mourning in Balochistan Jan.11   London Police: TV host sexually abused hundreds Jan.12   Somalia French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Jan.12  Paris  Kurds rally in Paris over murder of 3 Jan.13   Egypt Mubarak will be retried Jan.15   Pakistan Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister for corruption  The Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Raja Pervez Ashraf and a rowdy anti-government rally took place near the national parliament Jan.16  Algeria  Americans held hostage in Algeria Jan.17  Mali  Americans held hostage in Algeria Jan.17   Algeria Hostages missing in Algeria raid Map of Amenas Algeria
  An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missing
Jan.18   Algeria Hostage nations' Algeria concern Jan.19   Algeria Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
Jan.19  Algeria  7 hostages reported dead in 'final assault' Jan.19  Washington  Obama blames siege 'terrorists' Jan.20  Algeria  Algeria 'kidnappers taken alive' Jan.20  Algeria  Hostage death toll 'rises to 48' Jan.20   Kabul Suicide attack in Afghan capital Jan.21   Algeria Count of hostage deaths in Algeria standoff rises to 37 Jan.23   Northern Iraq Many dead in Iraqi mosque bomb Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots in Egypt
Jan.28  Brazil  Three held over Brazil club fire



World, January 2013 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.1   NW Pakistan Pakistan charity workers killed   Seven charity workers, six of them women, some of them teachers, have been shot dead in north-west Pakistan, police say Jan.1  Washington  Obama urges House to back deal Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'
Jan.2   Venezuela Venezuelan opposition demands Chavez details
Jan.3   Moscow   Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'
  French actor Gerard Depardieu has obtained Russian citizenship, according to a brief statement posted on the Kremlin website
Jan.3   Cuba   Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling a 'severe' lung infection that has caused respiratory failure, a top official said Jan.4   England   Malala leaves hospital   With the prospect of more surgery ahead and under the shadow of Taliban threats, teen activist was recovering at her temporary home Jan.4  Gaza  Huge Fatah rally in Hamas-led Gaza Jan.4  Venezuela  Chavez 'can rule without oath' Jan.5  Sochi  Depardieu in Russia to get new citizenship Jan.5   Venezuela   Chavez ally elected by assembly
  National Assembly has met to choose its leader Diosdado Cabello, a possible stand-in for President Chavez who is in Cuba following cancer surgery
Jan.5   Ethiopia   Sudan leaders back buffer zone  The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have reaffirmed their commitment to setting up a buffer zone on their shared border and resuming oil ex... Jan.6   Syria   Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents   Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has delivered a rare TV address, denouncing his opponents as 'enemies of God and puppets of the West' Jan.6  Egypt  Morsi: Try al-Assad for war crimes Jan.6  Washington  US condemns Assad 'puppets' speech Jan.6  New Delhi  Police suspended in new India 'rape' Jan.7   Washington   Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row   US President Barack Obama is to pick Chuck Hagel, a maverick former Republican senator as defence secretary later Jan.7  Southern China  Chinese journalists in rare protest against censorship Jan.7  Washington  Obama nominations under scrutiny Jan.8   Venezuela Chavez will not be sworn in on inauguration day
Jan.9  North Korea  N Korea 'urged to widen Internet' Jan.10  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia executes woman by beheading Jan.10  West Pakistan  Three days of mourning in Balochistan Jan.11   Washington   Obama and Karzai discuss endgame   President Barack Obama has welcomed Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the White House to discuss the future role of the US in Afghanistan Jan.11   London Police: TV host sexually abused hundreds Jan.12  New York  Web activist Aaron Swartz dies Jan.12  Paris  Hollande steps up French security Jan.12  Paris  Kurds rally in Paris over murder of 3 Jan.12   West Bank West Bank tent protesters evicted Jan.13   Egypt Mubarak will be retried Jan.13  Paris  Paris rally against gay marriage Jan.14  UN Security Council  UN backs French Mali intervention Jan.15   Pakistan Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister for corruption  The Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Raja Pervez Ashraf and a rowdy anti-government rally took place near the national parliament Jan.19  Washington  Obama blames siege 'terrorists' Jan.20   Washington   Obama sworn in as US president Map of White House USA
  Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House
Jan.21   Washington Inauguration: Obama tells US to 'seize the moment' Jan.21   London Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission Jan.22  Israel  High turnout in Israeli election Jan.22   Jerusalem   Netanyahu pledge after narrow win
  Israeli Prime Minister has pledged to form 'as broad a government as possible' after his alliance won a narrow election victory
 The centrist Yesh Atid party came second with a predicted 18-19 seats, with Labour next on 17
Jan.22   North Korea   N Korea nuclear vow after UN acts  North Korea has reacted angrily to a resolution condemning its recent rocket launch, pledging to strengthen military and nuclear capabilitie... Jan.22   London UK PM to promise EU referendum
Jan.23   U.S. Congress   Clinton takes on Benghazi critics
  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is giving evidence to Congress over the deadly attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year
Jan.23   Washington US to end ban on women in combat
Map of Pentagon USA
  US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said
Jan.23   North Korea North Korea 'plans nuclear test' Jan.24  North Korea  N. Korea makes new threats against U.S. Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Kerry eyes Mid-East talks revival Jan.24   North Korea N Korea warns South on sanctions   Pyongyang pledged 'physical counter-measures' against South Korea if it participated in the UN sanctions regime Jan.24   Cairo Opposition rally on revolution anniversary Jan.25  Washington  US military admits Mali mistakes Jan.25   Egypt   Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising   Opposition supporters are protesting across the country on the second anniversary of the uprising, with five people killed in Suez Jan.25  Egypt  Egyptian army deployed in Suez Jan.26  Czech Republic  Zeman wins Czech presidency poll Jan.26  Ethiopia  AU set to discuss Mali deployment Jan.27   Egypt   Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises Map of Port Said Egypt
  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy imposed a 30-day curfew on Port Said after dozens of people were killed in riots that followed death sentences
Jan.27   Brazil Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Jan.28   Egypt   Egypt protests defy night curfew   Protests and violence have continued into the night in Egypt as thousands defied overnight curfews imposed by President Mohammed Morsi Jan.29  UN Security Council  Brahimi warns horror is 'unprecedented' Jan.30   South Korea S. Korea launches satellite  South Korea had put a satellite in orbit for the first time, matching a feat achieved last month by its hostile neighbor Jan.31  Moscow  Russia concern at Israeli 'strike'