What Happened on 19 January 2013

Egypt drops hundreds of cases over post-Mubarak violence

An Egyptian court dropped charges against more than 300 people accused of involvement in violence with police during protests near… Read More.

Algeria hostage-takers surrounded at gas plant

Militants holding foreign workers hostage at a gas plant in Algeria are reported to be stuck at the remote site,… Read More.

New Canadian banknotes feature wrong maple leaf

Canada's new plastic banknotes feature Norwegian maple leaves rather than the Canadian sugar maple leaf, according to botanists. The leaf… Read More.

Britain's Sunday Times to pursue legal case against Armstrong

The Sunday Times is to pursue a $1.6 million legal case against Lance Armstrong after the American cyclist admitted using… Read More.

Japan's Sharp cuts iPad screen production

Sharp has slashed production of 9.7-inch screens for Apple’s iPad, according to sources familiar with the matter. Sharp's iPad screen… Read More.

Fashion designer John Galliano to make comeback

Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is set to make his comeback with a temporary residency at Oscar de la Renta's… Read More.