What Happened on 09 January 2015

Drug offence: Jackie Chan's son gets six-month term

Film star Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee has been sentenced to six months in jail for a drug offence, according to… Read More.

US to close 15 military bases in Europe

Chuck Hagel, the US defence secretary, has confirmed that the US will be closing 15 military bases in Read More.

Baga town targeted by Boko Haram militants

Boko Haram  militants in Nigeria have targeted Baga town in the country’s north-east,… Read More.

Sri Lankan presidential poll: Rajapaksa admits defeat

Sri Lankan Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has admitted defeat in the presidential poll, according to media reports. Maithripala Sirisena, Rajapaksa’s health… Read More.

Russians with 'sex disorders' barred from driving

Transgender and transsexual people won’t qualify for driving licences in Russia any longer, according to media… Read More.

Charlie Hebdo terror attack: Search for gunmen continues

French police are carrying out one of their biggest security operations in recent times as the manhunt to find two… Read More.

Inflation rate in China increased to 1.5% in December

China’s inflation rose to 1.5% as compared to the same month in the previous year, but continues to remain low… Read More.

Major restructuring of UK retailer

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has unveiled a major restructuring program of the troubled British supermarket, axing the Cheshunt head office… Read More.

Barcelona thrash Elche 5-0

Neymar scored twice and Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez pitched in a goal each as Barcelona thrashed Elche 5-0 in… Read More.

Boston bids to host 2024 Olympic Games

The US Olympic Committee has selected Boston as its candidate to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024, according… Read More.

Sydney Test: Australia take 348-run lead

Australia scored a quick 251 for six, pushing their lead over India to 348, before the day of play was… Read More.

Rod Taylor, star of Hitchcock's 'The Birds', dies

Rod Taylor, the Australian actor who famously starred in Alfred Hitchcock's ‘The Birds,’ has died. He was 84. Taylor, who… Read More.