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What Happened on 22 January 2015

Germany: Pegida leader quits after anti-refugee comments

Lutz Bachmann, the head of Germany's Pegida, has quit after his anti-refugee comments appeared on Facebook and a picture depicting… Read More.

Ukraine Conflict: Kerry accuses separatists of 'blatant land grab'

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has accused rebels in eastern Ukraine of carrying out a… Read More.

Jamaica's cabinet approves bill legalizing marijuana possession

Jamaica’s cabinet has given its nod to a bill, which legalizes the possession of limited quantities of… Read More.

EU official warns of exodus of Jews

A senior European Union (EU) official has warned that the potential exodus of Jews from the continent because of antisemitism… Read More.

US House speaker invites Netanyahu to speak on Iran

The United States House speaker John Boehner confirmed on Wednesday, January 21, that he had invited Israel’s Prime MN Minister… Read More.

EBay will cut 2,400 jobs in first quarter

American internet firm eBay is set to slash 2,400 jobs, around 7% of its workforce, within the first quarter, it… Read More.

ECB may announce huge bond-buying program

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to start a large-scale bond-buying initiative to shore up the eurozone,  media reports… Read More.

South Africa clinch one-day series against Windies

West Indies suffered their third straight one-day international defeat, in East London, as South Africa took… Read More.

Africa Cup of Nations: Congo defeat Gabon 1-0

Winning their first game at the Africa Cup of Nations in more than four decades, Congo defeated… Read More.

Australian Open: Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic reach third round

Serena Williams defeated Russia’s Vera Zvonareva in straight sets on Thursday, January 22, to reach the third round of the… Read More.

Microsoft unveils holographic headset, voice assistant for Windows 10

Windows 10 will introduce Cortana, the voice-controlled assistant, to PCs, Microsoft has announced. The technology giant also unveiled a futuristic… Read More.

Madonna songs leak: Israeli man arrested

A 39-year-old man from Israel has been arrested for allegedly hacking into computers of Madonna and other… Read More.