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What Happened on 27 January 2015

US could be India's 'best partner', says Obama

Concluding his three-day trip to India, US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that… Read More.

AirAsia flight QZ8501: recovery operation suspended

The operation to recover the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been suspended, Indonesia’s… Read More.

Putin's 'foreign legion' remark is nonsense, says Nato

Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary general, has said that Russian president Vladimir Putin’s claim that Ukraine’s army was working as… Read More.

Argentina's president set to dissolve intelligence agency

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said she will disband the country’s intelligence agency. She said a… Read More.

Greek fighter jet crashes in Spain, ten dead

At least 10 people were killed when a Greek fighter plane crashed at an air base in Spain.… Read More.

Qantas axes fuel surcharge but raises base fares

Qantas, the Australian carrier, is scrapping fuel surcharges on its international tickets, but it will increase the base fair instead,… Read More.

Russia's credit rating is cut to junk

Standard and Poor’s has cut Russia’s credit rating to junk for the first time in ten years. The US ratings… Read More.

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova reaches semi-final

Second seed Maria Sharapova eased past Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets at the Australian Open in Read More.

South Korean swimmer fails doping test

Park Tae-hwan, the South Korean Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer, has failed a doping test. The Korea Swimming Federation said the… Read More.

Virtual private network services blocked in China

Authorities in China have blocked a number of services that help people dodge the official censorship system.… Read More.

Hackers target Malaysia Airlines website

The Malaysia Airlines website has been hacked reportedly by a group which calls itself “Lizard Squad --… Read More.

Renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos dies

The popular Greek singer Demis Roussos has died at the age of 68 in a hospital in Read More.

India's legendary cartoonist RK Laxman dies

RK Laxman, arguably India’s best known newspaper cartoonist, died on Monday at the age of 94. According to media reports,… Read More.