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15 Jan
2019
Broadway star Carol Channing, who starring in the musicals Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly!, died at age 97. She also won a supporting actress Golden Globe for the 1967…Broadway star Carol Channing, who starring in the musicals Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly!, died at age 97. She also won a supporting actress Golden Globe for the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie
0 year ago
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15 Jan
2018
Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, best known as the lead singer of the rock band the Cranberries, died unexpectedly at the age of 46 while she was in London for a…Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, best known as the lead singer of the rock band the Cranberries, died unexpectedly at the age of 46 while she was in London for a recording session
1 year ago
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15 Jan
2018
Carillion, Britain’s second-largest construction company, went into compulsory liquidation. Last minute talks failed to reach a deal to save the construction giant, which had run…Carillion, Britain’s second-largest construction company, went into compulsory liquidation. Last minute talks failed to reach a deal to save the construction giant, which had run up huge debts of around £1.5 billion
1 year ago
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15 Jan
2016
Scientists confirmed the discovery of the brightest superluminous supernova ever detected, shining up to 50 times brighter than the entire Milky Way and with an energy hundreds of…Scientists confirmed the discovery of the brightest superluminous supernova ever detected, shining up to 50 times brighter than the entire Milky Way and with an energy hundreds of billions times greater than the sun
3 years ago
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15 Jan
2016
Up to 30 people, mostly Westerners, were killed after gunmen attacked a cafe and a hotel in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, seizing over 170 hostages. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic…Up to 30 people, mostly Westerners, were killed after gunmen attacked a cafe and a hotel in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, seizing over 170 hostages. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the attack
3 years ago
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15 Jan
2012
Russia’s unmanned Fobos-Grunt space probe re-entered Earth’s atmosphere after a failed mission to the Martian moon Phobos. China’s first Mars probe, Yinghuo-1, which was…Russia’s unmanned Fobos-Grunt space probe re-entered Earth’s atmosphere after a failed mission to the Martian moon Phobos. China’s first Mars probe, Yinghuo-1, which was launched with Fobos-Grunt, was also destroyed when the 13-tonne spacecraft disintegrated over the southern Pacific Ocean
7 years ago
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15 Jan
2011
English actress Susannah York died from cancer, aged 72. She appeared in various hit films of the 1960s, including Tom Jones (1963), A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Killing of…English actress Susannah York died from cancer, aged 72. She appeared in various hit films of the 1960s, including Tom Jones (1963), A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Killing of Sister George (1968) and Battle of Britain (1969) as well as They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), for which she won a BAFTA award as Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Her role in Images won her the Best Actress award at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, and in 1991 she was appointed an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
8 years ago
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15 Jan
2009
A plane ditched into a chilly Hudson River after striking a flock of birds after take-off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Pilot Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger was hailed…A plane ditched into a chilly Hudson River after striking a flock of birds after take-off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Pilot Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger was hailed as a hero after all 155 people on board emerged safely
10 years ago
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15 Jan
2009
China revised its estimate of how much its economy grew during 2007 to 13 percent, overtaking Germany to become the world’s third largest economy. Gross domestic product expanded…China revised its estimate of how much its economy grew during 2007 to 13 percent, overtaking Germany to become the world’s third largest economy. Gross domestic product expanded to 25.7 trillion yuan ($3.5 trillion), underscoring China’s emergence as an economic superpower
10 years ago
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15 Jan
2007
Two weeks after the execution of Saddam Hussein, his half brother, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former head of Iraq’s secret police, and Awad Hamad al-Bandar, former chief judge of…Two weeks after the execution of Saddam Hussein, his half brother, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former head of Iraq’s secret police, and Awad Hamad al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, were hanged in Baghdad. They had been convicted with Saddam for the executions of 148 Shia men in Dujail. A video released by the Iraqi government showed that Barzan Ibrahim was decapitated during the hanging and, while officials said the beheading was accidental, many Iraqi Sunnis were outraged, accusing the government of mutilating the body
12 years ago
15 Jan
2007
Rafael Correa became President of Ecuador, replacing Alfredo PalacioRafael Correa became President of Ecuador, replacing Alfredo Palacio
12 years ago
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15 Jan
2006
The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, died. He was in his late 70s, and had led the country since 1977. Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 he fled…The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, died. He was in his late 70s, and had led the country since 1977. Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 he fled to Saudi Arabia, where he established a government in exile, returning in March 1991 after a massive international military campaign ousted the Iraqi forces. Sheikh Jaber's death came only 10 days after that of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum
13 years ago
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15 Jan
2006
Michelle Bachelet was elected as the first female president of Chile, succeeding outgoing president Ricardo Lagos as the head of the ruling centre-left coalition, in which she had…Michelle Bachelet was elected as the first female president of Chile, succeeding outgoing president Ricardo Lagos as the head of the ruling centre-left coalition, in which she had previously served as health minister and defence minister. Bachelet’s political views were formed in the 1970s under the Pinochet regime, during which she and her mother were imprisoned and tortured, and her father was killed
13 years ago
15 Jan
2005
China and Taiwan agreed to permit direct flights throughout the Chinese New Year holidays, the first non-stop flights between China and Taiwan since 1949China and Taiwan agreed to permit direct flights throughout the Chinese New Year holidays, the first non-stop flights between China and Taiwan since 1949
14 years ago
15 Jan
2003
French foreign minister Dominique de Villepin instigated peace talks between the various factions in the civil war in Cote d’IvoireFrench foreign minister Dominique de Villepin instigated peace talks between the various factions in the civil war in Cote d’Ivoire
16 years ago
15 Jan
1999
Serb forces in Kosovo massacred 45 ethnic Albanians in the village of RacakSerb forces in Kosovo massacred 45 ethnic Albanians in the village of Racak
20 years ago
15 Jan
1999
Texan model Jerry Hall filed for divorce from Mick Jagger, the ageing rocker’s latest lovechild with a Brazilian model proving one misdemeanour too manyTexan model Jerry Hall filed for divorce from Mick Jagger, the ageing rocker’s latest lovechild with a Brazilian model proving one misdemeanour too many
20 years ago
15 Jan
1998
The United Nations handed back Eastern Slavonia to Croatia after running it for two yearsThe United Nations handed back Eastern Slavonia to Croatia after running it for two years
21 years ago
15 Jan
1998
Elizabeth Buttle, mother of a two-month old son, was revealed to be Britain's oldest mother, aged 60; doctors who had given her fertility treatment had believed she was 54Elizabeth Buttle, mother of a two-month old son, was revealed to be Britain's oldest mother, aged 60; doctors who had given her fertility treatment had believed she was 54
21 years ago
15 Jan
1997
Princess Diana walked though a minefield during a visit to Angola in support of a Red Cross campaign for a worldwide ban on landminesPrincess Diana walked though a minefield during a visit to Angola in support of a Red Cross campaign for a worldwide ban on landmines
22 years ago
15 Jan
1996
Greek Socialist Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou resigned for health reasonsGreek Socialist Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou resigned for health reasons
23 years ago
15 Jan
1996
King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho died in a car accident. His wife, Queen Mamohato, took over as regentKing Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho died in a car accident. His wife, Queen Mamohato, took over as regent
23 years ago
15 Jan
1996
Britain’s prison service announced that the practice of shackling pregnant women while they were in hospital was to be droppedBritain’s prison service announced that the practice of shackling pregnant women while they were in hospital was to be dropped
23 years ago
15 Jan
1995
Fourteen senior Iraqi air force officers were executed for attempting to assassinate Saddam HusseinFourteen senior Iraqi air force officers were executed for attempting to assassinate Saddam Hussein
24 years ago
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