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What Happened on 18 January 2013

Algeria military operation to free hostages 'over'

The military operation to free hostages at a desert gas plant ended on Thursday, according to Algerian state reports. Four… Read More.

Delhi gang rape case fast-tracked

The case of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi is… Read More.

Jakarta hit by deadly flooding

At least four people have been killed due to heavy flooding in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Areas across the city,… Read More.

China posts slowest economic growth since 1999

The Chinese economy grew at its slowest pace in 13 years in 2012. However, growth towards the end of the… Read More.

Boeing 787 planes grounded on safety fears

Boeing's 50-strong fleet of its flagship 787 Dreamliners have been taken out of service due to safety concerns. On Thursday,… Read More.

Rio Tinto boss steps down over $14 billion write-down

The chief executive of Rio Tinto has stepped down after the mining giant announced a $14 billion write-down on Thursday.… Read More.

Lance Armstrong admits to doping in Oprah interview

Lance Armstrong has admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins. Speaking in the… Read More.

Australian Open 2013: Federer and Serena ease into third round

Roger Federer and Serena Williams eased into the next round of the Australian Open as second-round play wrapped up on… Read More.

Facebook launches free calling feature for U.S. iPhones

Facebook launched a feature on Thursday that allows free calling for U.S. iPhone users. Users can now make calls via… Read More.

Google to develop new HQ in London

Google announced on Thursday it is developing a new UK headquarters estimated to be worth up to $1.6 billion when… Read More.

Prince Albert II of Monaco slams Grace Kelly film

Prince Albert II of Monaco has slammed an upcoming Hollywood film about his mother, Grace Kelly. The prince and his… Read More.

Radiohead threaten to sue British PM over campaign songs

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has warned David Cameron he will take sue if the British Prime Minister uses any of… Read More.