What Happened on 20 January 2015

Massive protest in Chechnya over prophet Muhammad cartoons

An estimated 800,000 Chechens gathered in their capital Grozny on Monday, January 19, to protest the cartoons of the prophet… Read More.

Ukraine conflict: Fighting intensifies in Donetsk and Luhansk

Fighting for control over key areas in eastern Ukraine has escalated in the last few days, causing… Read More.

Guards end protest by asylum-seekers at Australian offshore detention center

Security guards at an Australian offshore detention center in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday,… Read More.

Shia Houthi rebels surround Yemini prime minister's residence

Armed Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen’s capital Sanaa surrounded the residence of the prime minister on… Read More.

Cameroon abductions: Some captives held by Boko Haram freed

At least 24 captives from among some 80 people in Cameroon taken hostage by the Nigerian militant group Read More.

Senior Iranian general, Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli attack

A senior Iranian general died in an Israeli attack on Sunday, January 18, in Syria that also killed six members… Read More.

Swiss currency crisis fallout: Denmark cuts key interest rate

Denmark has cut a key interest rate on Monday, January 19, with the aim of preventing the… Read More.

ILO warns of social unrest amid rising unemployment

A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned that the worldwide jobs market will keep deteriorating in… Read More.

China's economic growth in 2014 slowed down to 7.4%

China’s economy registered its slowest growth in 24 years, down from 7.7% in 2013 to 7.4% in… Read More.

IMF lowers global growth forecast for 2015 and 2016

The IMF has lowered global economic growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016. According to its new forecast, this year’s growth… Read More.

Africa Cup: Algeria beat South Africa 3-1

Algeria came from behind in their opening game to defeat South Africa 3-1 on Monday, January 19, in the Africa… Read More.

'Boyhood' wins top honours at London Critics' Circle

Acclaimed U.S. film Boyhood’s rich haul of awards continued as it won the top honors at the Read More.