What Happened on 21 January 2015

Muslim employee who saved lives gets French citizenship

Lassana Bathily, the 24-year-old Muslim employee who saved lives by hiding people from an Islamist gunman at the kosher supermarket… Read More.

Crashed AirAsia flight climbed too fast, says minister

AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed into the Java Sea on December 28 had climbed too fast, the transport minister of… Read More.

Ukraine accuses Russian troops of direct involvement in fighting

Ukraine’s military has alleged that Russia was directly attacking its troops as the conflict in eastern Ukraine edges closer to… Read More.

Houthi rebels target presidential home in Yemen

The fighting in the Yemeni capital has taken a serious turn, with Shia Houthi rebels in Sanaa shelling the residence… Read More.

Missing Mexico students: DNA tests fail to match human remains

Forensic tests conducted in Austria have failed to match the remains with DNA samples in the… Read More.

CEOs 'less optimistic' about global economy this year

A new survey indicates that chief executives are not very optimistic about the prospects of the global economy this year… Read More.

State of the Union: Obama unveils 'middle-class economics'

The US President Barack Obama promised to focus on economic policies in his last two remaining years… Read More.

EU ban on Indian mangoes set to be lifted

The European Union’s ban on Indian mango imports is being lifted, according to media reports. The way is cleared for… Read More.

Africa Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast draws with Guinea

Ivory Coast clawed back into their opening game against Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations on… Read More.

Australian Open: Andy Murray beats Matosevic to enter round 3

Britain’s Andy Murray reached the third round of the Australian Open after a comfortable 6-1 6-3 6-2 victory over Australia’s… Read More.

Gaming network hackers become target of hack

A hacking group, which boasted of being behind recent hacking attacks on gaming networks such as Xbox and PlayStation has… Read More.

Coen brothers to head this year's Cannes jury

The Coen brothers, the directors of acclaimed films such as ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘Fargo’, will jointly head… Read More.