Thursday 5 January 2012
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO.
The Flowers of War, directed by Yimou Zhang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
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- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 05 January
- 2011–2012 Syrian uprising:
- 552 political detainees are released by the government. (Reuters)
- A senior official from the Defence Ministry defects while in Cairo. (Al Bawaba)
- Qatar's prime minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani says the Arab League monitors have made ampquotmistakesampquot in Syria. (CNN)
- Bombs explode in two northern Nigerian cities. (VOA)
- Gunmen attack a church in Gombe in northeastern Nigeria killing at least six people. (BBC)
- Iraqi insurgency: A series of explosions occur in mainly Shia Muslim neighbourhoods of Baghdad and in the city of Nasiriyah, with at least 73 killed and 149 wounded. (Al Jazeera)
- Kidnapped Australian man Warren Rodwell states that his Filipino captors have asked $2 million in ransom. (''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- The Pakistan Taliban claims to have killed 15 security force members it kidnapped last month. (AP)
- At least 25 people die with dozens missing as a result of a landslide at a gold mining site in the Philippines Compostela Valley Province. (AP via MSNBC)
- An alleged North Korean spy is indicted in South Korea. (Yonhap)
- William Hague, the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commences a two day tour of Myanmar. (Xinhua)
- The former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert is charged with taking bribes in a property scandal. (Reuters)
- The President of the United States Barack Obama announces a new defense strategy, cutting spending dramatically. (AFP via ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Portia Simpson Miller is sworn in for the second time as the Prime Minister of Jamaica. (AP via Google News)
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