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What Happened on 17 January 2013

Two killed in London helicopter crash

Two people were killed and several others injured in a helicopter crash in central London on Wednesday. The helicopter burst… Read More.

Obama unveils gun control proposals

U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled what has been described as the most sweeping gun control proposals in two decades on… Read More.

Syrian town of Idlib hit by multiple bombings

More than 20 people were killed in a series of car bomb blasts in the Syrian city of Idlib on… Read More.

World Bank cuts 2013 growth forecast for global economy

The World Bank has cut its global growth outlook for 2013 due to a slower-than-expected recovery in developed nations. According… Read More.

Blockbuster UK goes into administration

DVD rental firm Blockbuster has become the latest British High Street firm to go into administration due to tough competition… Read More.

EU car sales down 8.2 percent in 2012

New car registrations in the European Union dropped by 8.2 percent in 2012. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association,… Read More.

Australian Open 2013: Djokovic and Sharapova advance to third round

Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova both won their second-round matches in style on Wednesday, winning in straight sets to advance… Read More.

Mexican Olympic medalist Noe Hernandez dies after shooting

A Mexican athlete who took home a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics has died two weeks after being… Read More.

eBay shares rise as sales increase by 18%

EBay's sales for the last three months of 2012 increased by 18 percent to $3.99 billion on the back of… Read More.

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down as boss

Jack Ma is to step down as chief executive of Alibaba, the e-commerce website he set up. In a letter… Read More.

Gangnam Style scoops top song prize at 'K-pop Grammys'

South Korean rapper Psy's viral hit Gangnam Style won the prize for top song on Wednesday at the 27th annual… Read More.

Elton John becomes a father for second time

British pop star Elton John and his partner David Furnish have become parents for the second time. Elijah Joseph Daniel… Read More.