What Happened on 17 January 2015

Four dead in Niger as protests against Charlie Hebdo cartoon turn violent

Charlie Hebdo’s publishing of a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad led to violent protests in several Muslim countries and four… Read More.

British cops on highest ever terror alert

The UK police have been put on the highest ever alert amid warnings that they could be the target of… Read More.

Philippines: Pope Francis meets typhoon survivors at Tacloban

Pope Francis met survivors of a super typhoon in an emotional mass in the Philippines, but his trip to… Read More.

22 killed as boat capsizes on China's Yangtze river

A tugboat capsized on eastern China’s Yangtze river on Thursday, January 15, killing at least 22 people, including foreign nationals,… Read More.

UK's Kyle Edmund makes it to main draw of Australian Open

UK’s Kyle Edmund has qualified for his first Grand Slam by beating Australia’s Dane Propoggia 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 9-7 at… Read More.

Grateful Dead to reunite 'one last time'

Surviving members of the US band Grateful Dead will come together one more time for their 50-year anniversary, media reports… Read More.