What Happened on 12 January 2013

Rebels take control of northern Syria airbase

Syrian rebels reportedly took control of a key military airbase in the northwest on Friday following weeks of fierce fighting… Read More.

American troops to end 'most' Afghanistan combat by spring

American troops in Afghanistan will end "most" combat operations this spring, U.S. President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid… Read More.

Greece passes new tax increases

The Greek parliament passed a series of tax rises on Saturday in a bid to lift at revenue in line… Read More.

Llleyton Hewitt wins Kooyong title

Lleyton Hewitt beat world number seven Juan Martin del Potro 6-1 6-4 to win the Kooyong Classic title on Saturday.… Read More.

Microsoft to shut down Windows Messenger on March 15

Microsoft is to shut down its Windows Live Messenger service on March 15. On that date Messenger log-ins will no… Read More.

Evan Rachel Wood expecting first child with actor husband Jamie Bell

Actress Evan Rachel Wood revealed on Friday that she and her husband, British actor Jamie Bell, were expecting their first… Read More.