What Happened on 13 January 2015

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Cockpit voice recorder found

The cockpit voice recorder of the crashed AirAsia plane has been recovered from the Java Sea, Indonesian officials reportedly said.… Read More.

Pope Francis begins Asia tour, lands in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis has landed in Sri Lanka on a six-day Asia tour, according to media… Read More.

Ukraine's ousted President Yanukovych on Interpol's wanted list

The former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has been put on the wanted list by Interpol, according to media reports. Yanukovych… Read More.

Pegida rally in Dresden triggers rival protests across Germany

An estimated 25,000 people took part in an anti-Islamisation march on Tuesday, January 13, in Germany’s Dresden city… Read More.

Toxic alcohol kills 29 in India

At least 29 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh state in north India after they consumed toxic… Read More.

Smoke fills train and station in Washington DC Metro, one dies

Smoke filled a subway train and station Monday afternoon, January 12, on the Washington… Read More.

Cairo court acquits 26 men accused of debauchery

Twenty-six men who were accused of debauchery have been let off by a court in EgyptRead More.

Boko Haram attacks: Nigerian government says 150 killed

The Nigerian government has said that the number of people killed in last week’s attack by the militant group Boko… Read More.

Charlie Hebdo's new edition has Prophet Muhammad on cover

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s new edition has a cartoon showing the Prophet Muhammad on the cover holding a sign… Read More.

Delhi heads for fresh state elections in February

The voters of Delhi will again cast their ballots to choose a new government next month after the key political… Read More.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or again

Cristiano Ronaldo has been presented with the Ballon d'Or for the second consecutive year, media reports say. The Real Madrid… Read More.

Obama seeks stronger data privacy legislation

The US President Barack Obama has announced new proposals to protect consumers’ data privacy, according to media reports. He urged… Read More.