What Happened on 15 January 2013

Silvio Berlusconi sex trial plea rejected

An Italian court rejected the request of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Monday to halt a trial in which… Read More.

Mali Islamists launch counter attack, seize town

Islamist rebels in Mali launched a counter-offensive on Monday and seized control of Diabaly town, located 250 miles from the… Read More.

19 killed in Cairo train derailment

A military train carrying army recruits derailed south of Cairo on Tuesday leaving 19 people dead and injuring more than… Read More.

HMV confirms administration

British music and DVD retailer HMV confirmed on Monday evening that it was going into administration. "The board regrets to… Read More.

Barclays, Deutsche Bank to slash pay by up to 20 percent

Barclays and Deutsche Bank are set to slash bonuses for investment bankers in a bid to cut costs, according to… Read More.

South African miner Amplats to close shafts and cut jobs

Anglo American Platinum announced on Tuesday it would end production at four mine shafts in the Rustenberg region of South… Read More.

Lance Armstrong apologizes to Livestrong staff

Lance Armstrong has apologized to employees at his Livestrong Foundation as speculation mounts that the American cyclist may admit to… Read More.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organizers unveil Olympic torch

The organizers of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics unveiled a futuristic torch on Monday, which combines the folklore of Russia… Read More.

Apple shares fall on reports of lower iPhone demand

Shares in Apple dropped on Monday after a newspaper report said orders were cut for spare parts on the back… Read More.

MIT orders investigation into Aaron Swartz charges

The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ordered an internal investigation into its role in Aaron Swartz's prosecution… Read More.

Justin Timberlake releases new single

Justin Timberlake has released his first single since 2006. The single, Suit and Tie, also features rapper Jay-Z and producer… Read More.

Homeland could run for years, says co-creator

American TV thriller Homeland could run for many more years, one of its Israeli co-creators said on Monday. Gideon Raff,… Read More.