Saturday 15 January 2011
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry.
I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-woon Kim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
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- Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
- Jallikattu in South India.
- United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
- North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
- Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Saint Ides, virgin, died January 15, 570.
- Roman Empire - Second day of the Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Wikipedia Day.
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- Nat Lofthouse: English footballer and manager (d. 2011).
- 2010–2011 Tunisian protests:
- Former President of Tunisia Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees with his family to Saudi Arabia, after being rejected by France. (BBC)
- Saudi Arabia confirms it is welcoming ousted Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family into the kingdom due to ampquotexceptional circumstancesampquot in Tunisia people in Saudi Arabia and people elsewhere criticise the decision to offer sanctuary to ampquotthe dictatorampquot on the Internet. (Al Jazeera)
- At least 42 people are killed during one fire in the city of Monastir in the central east of the country, the current deadliest single incident of the month-long protests. (Al Jazeera)
- Imed Trabelsi, a wealthy nephew-in-law of ousted President of Tunisia Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who was ampquotelectedampquot mayor of La Goulette, is slain. (ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs)
- Tunisia gets another new Acting President, its second in two days, as 78-year-old speaker of parliament Fouad Mebazaa is sworn in. He claims all Tunisians ampquotwithout exceptionampquot are now to be allowed participate in national politics. (BBC)
- Members of the Tunisian Armed Forces are stationed in the centre of Tunis following outbreaks of random shootings. (Reuters)
- A night curfew is back in force in Tunisia. (ABC News)
- International response to events in Tunisia:
- Jordanians echo events in Tunisia by staging their own protests against soaring food prices. (''The Guardian'')
- Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi describes himself as ampquotvery painedampquot by events in the neighbouring country. (Reuters Africa)
- Tunisian communities across Canada rally in support of the uprising that ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali yesterday. (''Toronto Star'')
- A US marine shoots and kills an Afghan police officer after the officer advanced on him with his weapon raised. (Reuters)
- An Iraqi soldier opens fire on U.S. troops at a training centre, killing two and injuring another before being killed himself. (Reuters)
- The online encyclopedia Wikipedia celebrates the tenth anniversary of its founding. (Al Jazeera)
- Advocates of free speech march through the streets of Sydney in support of WikiLeaks spokesperson Julian Assange, who is in England battling attempts by Sweden to have him extradited. Greens MP David Shoebridge addresses the crowd and calls for support from the Australian government. (''Herald Sun'')
- In Westminster Cathedral, three Anglican bishops are ordained as Catholic priests. (''The Guardian'')
- Rafael Ramírez, energy minister for Venezuela, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, played down concern that rising oil prices may choke off the world's still-tentative recovery, and said there is no need of an emergency meeting of OPEC. (Reuters)
- Brazilian soldiers arrive in Teresópolis as the death toll from floods and mudslides during Brazil's deadliest disaster passes 600. (Xinhua)
- The United Nations seeks emergency aid for Sri Lanka: as many as 390,000 people are made homeless and thousands of houses are destroyed in the disaster there. (''The Guardian'')
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