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What Happened on 29 January 2015

Cuba wants U.S. to hand back Guantanamo Bay base

Cuba wants the United States to hand back the military base at Guantanamo Bay as part of… Read More.

Sydney café siege inquest: One hostage killed by police gunfire

Katrina Dawson, a hostage in the Sydney café siege, was killed after being struck by bullet fragments… Read More.

Two Israeli soldiers killed in border clash with Hezbollah

A border clash between Hezbollah militants and Israeli forces left two Israeli soldiers dead, according to media reports. A Spanish… Read More.

Russia boycotts European rights body

Russia has boycotted the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) to protest the sanctions imposed… Read More.

Drug review: U.S. Supreme Court postpones three executions

The Supreme Court in the U.S. has delayed the execution of three inmates on death row after… Read More.

Facebook's quarterly profits up by 34%

Facebook has posted a fourth quarterly profit of $701 million, up 34% from a year ago, according to media reports.… Read More.

McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down

McDonald's Chief Executive Don Thompson has stepped down as the firm struggles with a decreasing customer base in the United… Read More.

Samsung earnings fall as mobile business takes a hit

Samsung Electronics has posted its first decline in annual earnings in three years, according to media reports. Its fourth quarter… Read More.

Cricket: South Africa beat West Indies by 131 runs

Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw hit centuries as South Africa defeated West Indies by 131 runs in their fifth one-day… Read More.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic enters semi-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic defeated eighth seed Milos Raonic in straight sets on Wednesday, January 28, to reach the… Read More.

AI does not pose threat to humans, says Microsoft research chief

Eric Horvitz, the research head of Microsoft, believes that Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems may achieve consciousness, but they are unlikely… Read More.

Costa Book of the Year: Helen Macdonald wins award for memoir

Helen Macdonald has won the Costa Book of the Year award for ‘H is for Hawk’, a memoir, according to… Read More.