Friday 27 January 2012
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
Bachelorette, directed by Leslye Headland, 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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- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
- Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
- Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
- Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
- United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.
- Chinese security forces shoot dead a young Tibetan man in Sichuan province, at least the third such killing this week. (BBC)
- Arab Spring:
- 2011–2012 Syrian uprising:
- Activists say the Syrian Army has launched new attacks against Homs and Hama, as the United Nations Security Council prepares to discuss the conflict. (Al Jazeera)
- Syrian security forces kill over 100 civilians across Syria, primarily in the cities of Homs and Daraa. (Al Arabiya)
- 2011–2012 Bahraini uprising:
- Amnesty International calls for an investigation into the fatal tear gassing of residential areas by Bahraini security forces. (BBC)
- Insurgency in the North Caucasus: 13 people are killed in three separate clashes between the Russian forces and Islamist militants in the Russian republics of Ingushetia, Dagestan, and Kabardino-Balkariya. (AFP via Google News)
- 170 international writers, including the Nobel laureates J. M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Toni Morrison, Orhan Pamuk, Wole Soyinka, Mario Vargas Llosa and Derek Walcott, take out a full page advert in Mexican newspaper ''El Universal'' to defend the freedom of journalists from fear and censorship. (BBC)
- The Economic Commission for Africa says Africa's economy faces ampquotseriousampquot threats because of the Eurozone crisis and the Arab Spring. (''BusinessWeek'')
- At the World Economic Forum in Davos, British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose economy would be severely affected, denounces the Tobin tax under consideration in the European Union. (City AM)
- Spain's unemployment figure passes five million for the first time in nearly 17 years. (BBC)
- Two sacks of cocaine are accidentally delivered to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (''The Telegraph'')
- Willem Holleeder, a notorious convicted Dutch felon, is released from jail after serving six years of a nine-year sentence for extortion and blackmail. (''DutchNews'')
- Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt to go on trial for genocide. (''The Guardian'')
- Kader Arif, the European Parliament's rapporteur for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), resigns amid protests against the treaty. (BBC)
- Russia's Central Election Commission refuses to register opposition politician Grigory Yavlinsky of the Yabloko party, citing invalid signatures. (Russia Today)
- A media advisor to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard resigns after leaked information that led to a confrontation between Australian Aborigines and Gillard yesterday. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Twitter alters technology to enable country-specific censorship of messages. (''USA Today'')
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo's main opposition leader condemns parliamentary elections as rigged and calls for a general strike on Monday in protest at his house arrest. (BBC)
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