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What Happened on 15 January 2015

Destruction wreaked by Boko Haram shown in satellite images

Satellite imagery has revealed widespread destruction of areas in Nigeria where militant group Boko… Read More.

Two US free climbers reach peak of El Capitan

Two American free climbers have reached the 3,000-feet high summit of the El Capitan rock after more than two grueling… Read More.

Five prisoners freed from Guantánamo Bay

The US officials have reportedly said on Wednesday, January 14, that five Yemeni men were freed from Guantánamo Bay after… Read More.

Taliban insurgents arrested over Peshawar attack

Five members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, including some believed to be responsible for last month’s Peshawar school massacre, have been arrested… Read More.

Divers examine fuselage of AirAsia plane under sea

Indonesian divers are examining the wreckage of the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 under… Read More.

Pope Francis to begin Philippines visit

Security has been stepped up in the Philippines as Pope Francis begins his much-anticipated five-day visit to… Read More.

Hollande says Charlie Hebdo will 'live on'

France’s President Francois Hollande has said that Charlie Hebdo and the values that the satirical magazine stands… Read More.

Colombian government prepared for truce talks with rebels, says Santos

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said the government was ready to begin talks on a ceasefire… Read More.

India's central bank cuts interest rates

In an unexpected move, India’s central bank has cut interest rates to 7.75%. The Reserve Bank of… Read More.

Brett Lee announces retirement from cricket

Australian pacer Brett Lee is retiring from all forms of cricket. The 38-year-old had quit from internationals in mid-2012 and… Read More.

Inactivity bigger killer than obesity, says study

Lack of exercise, or inactivity kills many more people than obesity in Europe, a comprehensive study has indicated. According to… Read More.

Samsung's Tizen-powered phones launched in India

Samsung has launched its first smartphones powered by the Tizen operating system in India, according to media… Read More.