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What Happened on 30 January 2015

Saudi Arabia: King Salman reshuffles cabinet, appoints new intelligence chief

In a major reshuffle of his cabinet just a week after acceding to the throne, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman… Read More.

Chinese education minister urges universities to 'shun western values'

The Chinese education minister Yuan Guiren has urged universities to reject textbooks which promote western values. According to the minister,… Read More.

Two balloonists break world distance record, cross Pacific Ocean

An American and a Russian pilot have broken the world record for helium balloon flight by crossing the Pacific Ocean.… Read More.

Blast at Mexico's maternity hospital kills three

A powerful gas explosion shattered the building of a maternity hospital in Mexico City, killing one woman… Read More.

EU extends sanctions against Russia until September 2015

The EU has extended the sanctions against Russia till September, but imposed no new sanctions. In a meeting in Read More.

Google posts 30% higher profits, misses revenue expectations

Google has posted a fourth quarterly profit of $4.76 billion, an increase of almost 30% from last year, but its… Read More.

Amazon registers modest profit for last quarter of 2014

Amazon has registered a negative growth for the last quarter of 2014 on a year-over-year basis. It posted a net… Read More.

China surpassed US in attracting FDI: Report

China attracted more foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2014 than the US, as per the report of United Nations Conference… Read More.

Andy Murray reaches Australian Open final

Andy Murray fought back after losing the first set to defeat Tomas Berdych and enter the final of the Australian… Read More.

Bill Gates says Artificial Intelligence poses threat to humans

Microsoft founder Bill Gates made his opinion on Artificial Intelligence (AI) public as he said that people… Read More.

Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough passes away

Colleen McCullough, the best-selling Australian author, passed away in Norfolk Island on Thursday, 29 January. She was 77 years old.… Read More.

Taiwan: One killed, two injured in ceiling collapse on Martin Scorsese set

One Taiwanese man died and two others were injured on the set of Martin Scorsese's latest film, 'Silence'. As per… Read More.