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23 Jan
2011
The Palestinian Authority condemned Al-Jazeera for releasing a large number of confidential files on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and denied agreeing to make far-reaching…The Palestinian Authority condemned Al-Jazeera for releasing a large number of confidential files on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and denied agreeing to make far-reaching concessions on Jerusalem as the documents purportedly revealed
7 years ago
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23 Jan
2011
An Israeli inquiry into the Gaza flotilla raid found that its forces had acted legally during May’s fatal raid in which nine Turkish activists were killed, but a separate UN…An Israeli inquiry into the Gaza flotilla raid found that its forces had acted legally during May’s fatal raid in which nine Turkish activists were killed, but a separate UN inquiry said there had been an “unacceptable level of brutality”. Turkey dismissed the Israeli inquiry, saying the results had no value or credibility
7 years ago
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23 Jan
2011
U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong ended his international career after completing a race in the Australian city of Adelaide on a low key note, finishing outside the top 50. Armstrong…U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong ended his international career after completing a race in the Australian city of Adelaide on a low key note, finishing outside the top 50. Armstrong won huge admiration after recovering from testicular cancer to win the Tour de France seven times, but his later career was dogged by allegations of suspected doping, although he never failed a drug test
7 years ago
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23 Jan
2009
The UK slipped into recession for the first time in nearly 18 years, following two consecutive quarters of negative growth primarily due to a steep plunge in manufacturing…The UK slipped into recession for the first time in nearly 18 years, following two consecutive quarters of negative growth primarily due to a steep plunge in manufacturing activities. Britain joined the likes of the U.S., Singapore and many European nations, including Germany and Italy, as countries officially in recession
9 years ago
23 Jan
2009
The 30-man crew of Chinese cargo ship Zhenhua 4 each received $10,000 after repelling Somali pirates in the Gulf of AdenThe 30-man crew of Chinese cargo ship Zhenhua 4 each received $10,000 after repelling Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden
9 years ago
23 Jan
2008
Thousands of Palestinians surged into Egypt after militants destroyed parts of the Gaza border wall at Rafah to buy food and fuel made scarce by the Israeli blockadeThousands of Palestinians surged into Egypt after militants destroyed parts of the Gaza border wall at Rafah to buy food and fuel made scarce by the Israeli blockade
10 years ago
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23 Jan
2006
Canada’s Conservative Party, led by Stephen Harper, ended 13 years of Liberal Party rule in national elections. Prime Minister Paul Martin’s government had lost a no-confidence…Canada’s Conservative Party, led by Stephen Harper, ended 13 years of Liberal Party rule in national elections. Prime Minister Paul Martin’s government had lost a no-confidence vote in November over a kickbacks scandal and had slipped steadily behind the Conservatives ever since
12 years ago
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23 Jan
2006
A passenger train plunged into the Moraca river canyon near Bioce in southern Montenegro, killing 46 people and injuring 198, half of them children returning from a skiing holiday.…A passenger train plunged into the Moraca river canyon near Bioce in southern Montenegro, killing 46 people and injuring 198, half of them children returning from a skiing holiday. The disaster, about 10km north of the capital Podgorica, was one of the deadliest European train accidents in 25 years and the worst in Montenegro’s history
12 years ago
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23 Jan
2005
Veteran chat-show star Johnny Carson died from the respiratory disease emphysema at the age of 79. The legendary former host of NBC's Tonight Show dominated late-night television…Veteran chat-show star Johnny Carson died from the respiratory disease emphysema at the age of 79. The legendary former host of NBC's Tonight Show dominated late-night television in the U.S. for 30 years from 1962. Introduced with the catchphrase "Heeeeere's Johnny!" his show began with a fast-paced monologue on world events, with U.S. presidents, from Kennedy to Nixon to Reagan, often the butt of the jokes. He retired while still at the top of his game in 1992, watched by an estimated 55 million viewers as he handed over the Tonight Show to comic Jay Leno
13 years ago
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23 Jan
2004
David Kay, chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq, resigned, saying he believed that Iraq had no stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons at the time of the U.S. invasion. He…David Kay, chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq, resigned, saying he believed that Iraq had no stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons at the time of the U.S. invasion. He told the Senate Armed Services Committee he did not believe analysts had been pressured to provide information to bolster the case for war but that he favoured an independent investigation of the apparent intelligence failure
14 years ago
23 Jan
2004
Fashion photographer Helmut Newton, renowned for the icy sexuality in his pictures, died aged 83Fashion photographer Helmut Newton, renowned for the icy sexuality in his pictures, died aged 83
14 years ago
23 Jan
2004
The European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter confirmed the presence of water ice at the south pole of MarsThe European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter confirmed the presence of water ice at the south pole of Mars
14 years ago
23 Jan
2004
World Health Organization alarm rose as Thailand reported its first case of bird flu virus in humansWorld Health Organization alarm rose as Thailand reported its first case of bird flu virus in humans
14 years ago
23 Jan
2003
Australian forces began heading for the Gulf in preparation for a possible U.S.-led war on IraqAustralian forces began heading for the Gulf in preparation for a possible U.S.-led war on Iraq
15 years ago
23 Jan
2003
McDonald’s, the world’s biggest restaurant chain, reported posting its first ever financial loss during the last quarter of 2002McDonald’s, the world’s biggest restaurant chain, reported posting its first ever financial loss during the last quarter of 2002
15 years ago
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23 Jan
2003
The music world was thrilled when some 40 librettos of operas by Joseph Haydn, believed to have been destroyed in World War II bombing raids, were discovered in a second-hand…The music world was thrilled when some 40 librettos of operas by Joseph Haydn, believed to have been destroyed in World War II bombing raids, were discovered in a second-hand bookshop in Budapest, Hungary
15 years ago
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23 Jan
2001
Ecuador declared a state of emergency in the Galapagos Islands after an oil spill threatened the unique wildlife of the archipelago, which provided much of Charles Darwin’s key…Ecuador declared a state of emergency in the Galapagos Islands after an oil spill threatened the unique wildlife of the archipelago, which provided much of Charles Darwin’s key research in formulating his theory of evolution
17 years ago
23 Jan
1998
Three days after his conviction in a French court, former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott denied any assault on his ex-girlfriend in a hotel near Nice in 1996Three days after his conviction in a French court, former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott denied any assault on his ex-girlfriend in a hotel near Nice in 1996
20 years ago
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23 Jan
1996
South Korean prosecutors formally charged ex-presidents Roh Tae-woo and Chun Doo Hwan with sedition over events surrounding the 1980 army massacre of pro-democracy activists in…South Korean prosecutors formally charged ex-presidents Roh Tae-woo and Chun Doo Hwan with sedition over events surrounding the 1980 army massacre of pro-democracy activists in Kwangju
22 years ago
23 Jan
1996
Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker, facing bankruptcy, filed for protection from its creditorsDutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker, facing bankruptcy, filed for protection from its creditors
22 years ago
23 Jan
1995
Jacques Delors formally stepped down as president of the European Commission, handing power to Jacques Santer after 10 years of steering Europe towards closer unionJacques Delors formally stepped down as president of the European Commission, handing power to Jacques Santer after 10 years of steering Europe towards closer union
23 years ago
23 Jan
1995
U.S. intelligence reported that Iran paid $10 million for the Lockerbie bombing, casting doubt on previous assertions that only Libyan nationals were responsibleU.S. intelligence reported that Iran paid $10 million for the Lockerbie bombing, casting doubt on previous assertions that only Libyan nationals were responsible
23 years ago
23 Jan
1995
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi pledged no deal with the ruling junta to end her house arrestBurmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi pledged no deal with the ruling junta to end her house arrest
23 years ago
23 Jan
1993
Around 200,000 people marched through Vienna, Austria, to protest at racism and xenophobia in the country’s biggest demonstration since World War IIAround 200,000 people marched through Vienna, Austria, to protest at racism and xenophobia in the country’s biggest demonstration since World War II
25 years ago
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