What Happened on 20 January 2013

Obama to be sworn in for second term

Barack Obama is due to be officially sworn in for his second term as U.S. president in a small ceremony… Read More.

Algerian troops end four-day siege

Algerian troops have called an end to a four-day siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert. Seven hostages… Read More.

Blockbuster UK announces closure of 129 stores

DVD rental firm Blockbuster UK announced on Saturday it is to close 129 more stores after it went into administration… Read More.

Oprah interview with Armstrong draws 3.2 million American viewers

Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was watched by around 3.2 million Americans. The figure is the… Read More.

Kim Dotcom launches new file-sharing site

The founder of barred file-sharing website Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, unveiled a new file-sharing site on Sunday. The launch of Mega.co.nz… Read More.

Hilary Swank victim of Paris smash-and-grab

Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank had her purse stolen in Paris by thieves who smashed the window of the taxi she… Read More.