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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 2016.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2016?


Events

  • 01 Jan 2016 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: A shooting takes place at a pub in Tel Aviv, Israel, leaving two dead and eight injured. The gunman managed to escape and possibly killed his accomplice, an Arab taxi driver, whose body was found nearby. The police identified the shooter as 30 year old muslim Nisa'at Melkham from Ar'ara and searched his home. (Haaretz)
  • 02 Jan 2016 Terrorism in India: 2016 Pathankot attack: Heavily armed terrorists, reportedly members of Jaish-e-Mohammed, attack an Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, Punjab; three security force personnel and four of the terrorists are reported to have been killed. (DNA)
  • 03 Jan 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Iraqi Army base (Camp Speicher, now known as Tikrit Air Academy), near the town of Tikrit, north of Baghdad, that killed at least 15 and injured 22. (Reuters)
  • 04 Jan 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): Two Sunni mosques are bombed in central Iraq and a muezzin is killed amid fears of renewals of sectarian strife following Saudi Arabia's execution of Shi'ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia. (AFP via Straits Times)
  • 05 Jan 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A United States Army soldier is killed and two others wounded in a joint operation with Afghan National Security Forces in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province. (Washington Post)
  • 06 Jan 2016 Libyan Civil War (2014–present): The Islamic State's Libyan branch continues attacks on Libya's oil ports of Sidra and Ra's Lanuf, resulting in at least 10 security personnel deaths and 40 injured. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) reports that fires continue to rage in both Sidra and Ra's Lanuf after oil storage tanks were hit by shells. (Al-Jazeera) (BBC)
  • 07 Jan 2016 Libyan Civil War (2014–present): Zliten truck bombing: At least 65 people are killed after a truck bomb hit a police training center in the Libyan town of Zliten. (Reuters)
  • 08 Jan 2016 2016 Hurghada attack: Two suspected ISIS militants are killed and three tourists injured in an unsuccessful attack on a hotel in the city of Hurghada. (BBC)
  • 09 Jan 2016 Terrorism in Egypt: Two police officers are shot dead by gunmen near the Giza pyramids, on the outskirts of Cairo. (The Independent)
  • 10 Jan 2016 PKK rebellion (2015–present): Turkish security forces kill at least 32 Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants over the weekend, in military operations across the embattled Kurdish-majority southeast. (Reuters)
  • 11 Jan 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): At least 51 people are reportedly killed in an attack on a shopping centre in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, and a car bombing outside an illegal casino in Miqdadiyah, east of Baghdad, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claiming responsibility for both attacks. (BBC), (AAP via SBS) (Reuters)
  • 12 Jan 2016 January 2016 Istanbul bombing: At least 10 people are killed and 15 injured, mostly German tourists, following an explosion in Istanbul's Sultanahmet Square. A Syrian suicide bomber, an ISIL member, is responsible, according to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. (Nine MSN), (BBC), (Reuters via Sky News Australia), (The New York Times) (CNN)Sixty alleged Islamic militants are arrested in Turkey with twenty one people arrested in the city of Sanliurfa. (ITV)
  • 13 Jan 2016 Terrorism in Pakistan: At least 15 people are killed and dozens injured after a bomb explodes near a polio centre near the Pakistani city of Quetta. (Samaa)
  • 14 Jan 2016 2016 Jakarta attacks: Bomb blasts and gunfire are reported in the centre of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. At least seven deaths have been reported. (ABC News Australia), (AP), (The Australian), (Reuters)Indonesian police suspect Islamic State militants are responsible for the attacks with five attackers reported dead. (AP), (AFP via Channel News Asia)
  • 15 Jan 2016 2016 Ouagadougou attacks: Gunmen armed with heavy weapons attack a restaurant called Cappuccino and the Splendid Hotel, taking hostages, in the heart of Burkino Faso's capital, Ouagadougou. At least 20 people are reportedly killed. (BBC) (The Guardian)Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claims responsibility for the attack, which if confirmed would be the first Islamic terrorist attack in the city. (AFP/Reuters via ABC News Australia)
  • 16 Jan 2016 2016 Ouagadougou attacks: Burkina Faso security forces storm the Hotel Splendid which had been under attack by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb militants. Over 126 people have been freed and at least 29 people have died. (AP via the Daily Mail), (BBC), (CNN), (AFP via Daily Star)At least 10 bodies have also been found in the Cappucino cafe which was also attacked by the militants. (AP via Miami Herald)
  • 17 Jan 2016 2016 Jakarta attacks: The confirmed death toll from this week's attacks rises to eight. (Reuters via Jerusalem Post)
  • 18 Jan 2016 2014–16 Russian military intervention in Ukraine: Ukraine says that a cyberattack on Boryspil International Airport near Kiev came from Russian computers. (Sky News)
  • 19 Jan 2016 War in North-West Pakistan: At least 9 people are killed and 35 injured after a suicide bomber strikes near a security checkpoint near Peshawar, Pakistan. (Geo TV), (AFP via RTE)
  • 20 Jan 2016 War in North-West Pakistan: Bacha Khan University attack: Gunmen attack a university in Charsadda, Pakistan. At least 21 people are reportedly killed. (BBC News)
  • 21 Jan 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Al-Shabaab militants attack the Lido or beach area in Mogadishu. At least 20 people are reportedly killed. (BBC) (The Telegraph)
  • 22 Jan 2016 Douglas Borough Council announces that the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, at Douglas, Isle of Man, ran for the last time at the end of the 2015 season. (BBC)
  • 23 Jan 2016 Syrian Civil War: Deir ez-Zor offensive (January 2016): Airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-controlled areas in Syria's eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate, leaves at least 47 civilians dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Sky News Australia)
  • 24 Jan 2016 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army takes control of the strategic Turkmen town of Rabia in Syria's Latakia Governorate. The town had been under rebel control since 2012. (AFP via Global Post)
  • 25 Jan 2016 Boko Haram insurgency: Suicide bombers kill at least 32 people and injure 66 others in northern Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria. (Reuters Africa)
  • 26 Jan 2016 A suicide bomb attack on a Syrian Army (SAA) checkpoint in the city of Homs kills at least 22 people, including around a dozen soldiers. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attack. (AFP via Daily Mail) (Reuters Canada)
  • 27 Jan 2016 Boko Haram insurgency: Suicide bombers blow themselves up in the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, killing at least 13 and injuring at least 30 others. (AFP via Yahoo) (Reuters)Cameroon closes most of its northern markets on the Nigerian border. (The News) (Voice of America)
  • 28 Jan 2016 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): At least seven people are killed in a suicide bomb attack near the presidential palace in Aden, Yemen. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims it was behind the attack. (BBC)
  • 29 Jan 2016 Terrorism in Saudi Arabia: At least 3 people are killed and 7 wounded in an attack on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. (The News Hub)
  • 30 Jan 2016 Social networking service Facebook, and its photo-sharing subsidiary Instagram, ban private, person-to-person sales of guns via their services. (CNBC) (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • 31 Jan 2016 Boko Haram insurgency: 2016 Dalori attack: At least 100 people are killed and hundreds others injured in an attack by Boko Haram militants on Dalori Village 4 kilometers from Maiduguri, Nigeria. (Sahara Reporters)

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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Lion

Lion

Directed by: Garth Davis

Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Deadpool

Deadpool

Directed by: Tim Miller

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Sing Street

Sing Street

Directed by: John Carney

Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Directed by: Taika Waititi

Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House