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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 2018.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 2018: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2018?


Events

  • 01 Jan 2018 Kashmir conflict: An armed standoff between Indian security forces and Kashimiri rebels at a paramilitary base ends after 36 hours and leaves eight people dead. (Al Jazeera)
  • 02 Jan 2018 Weinstein effect: Vice Media suspends two of its top executives as it investigates allegations made against them. (ABC News)
  • 03 Jan 2018 Boko Haram insurgency: A suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Gamboru, Nigeria, killing 11 people. (Deutsche Welle)
  • 04 Jan 2018 Afghanistan War: A suicide bomber attack near a group of security personnel investigating illegal drugs and alcohol dealing in Kabul, Afghanistan, kills at least 20, wounding another 27 policemen. The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack. (The New York Times) (AP via Time)
  • 05 Jan 2018 Northern Rakhine State clashes: ARSA insurgents, using small arms and homemade land mines, ambush a Burmese military convoy in the village of Turaing. Three members of Myanmar's security forces are reportedly wounded. (BBC) (The Guardian)
  • 06 Jan 2018 Casamance conflict: Gunmen kill 13 people near the town of Ziguinchor, Senegal. (France 24)
  • 07 Jan 2018 Syrian Civil War: An explosion at the headquarters of the Chechen-led Ajnad al-Kavkaz rebel group in Idlib, Syria, kills at least 23 people, while several people remain unaccounted for, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (BBC)
  • 08 Jan 2018 Pharmaceutical company Pfizer discontinues research into treating patients with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (The Telegraph)
  • 09 Jan 2018 Steve Bannon steps down as executive chairman of Breitbart News amid a dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump over comments he made about the Trump family in Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury. (BBC)
  • 10 Jan 2018 Colombian conflict: After failing to reach agreement on an extension of the 101-day ceasefire, hostilities resume between Colombia's government and ELN forces. (Colombia Reports)
  • 11 Jan 2018 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Two 16-year-old Palestinians are shot and killed in separate clashes with the Israeli army. (The Washington Post)
  • 12 Jan 2018 Women's rights in Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Vision 2030: For the first time, Saudi Arabia allows women to spectate at football matches, part of an easing of strict rules on gender separation by the ultra-conservative Muslim country. (BBC)
  • 13 Jan 2018 A search for missing children is underway after a boat capsized off the Indian coast near Dahanu, Maharashtra. Two bodies have been recovered. (BBC)
  • 14 Jan 2018 Palestinian tunnel warfare in the Gaza Strip, Blockade of the Gaza Strip: The Israel Defense Forces report the complete destruction of an underground tunnel dug by Hamas under the Kerem Shalom crossing. Israel shut down the crossing before its jets bombed the tunnel opening in Gaza Saturday night. The crossing remains closed. (Ynetnews), (CNN)
  • 15 Jan 2018 Iraqi insurgency (2017–present), January 2018 Baghdad bombings: A double suicide bombing kills at least 35 people and injures over 90 in Baghdad, Iraq. (BBC)
  • 16 Jan 2018 Aftermath of the Caracas helicopter incident: The Venezuelan government confirms that Óscar Pérez, the rogue pilot responsible for the Caracas helicopter incident in June 2017, was killed in a firefight with the Venezuelan Army yesterday. Two police officers and seven people from Pérez's group were killed, and six members of Pérez's group were arrested. (CNN) (teleSUR)
  • 17 Jan 2018 Two Americans and two Canadians are abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Two police officers are killed after engaging in a firefight with the abductors. (Reuters)
  • 18 Jan 2018 The Emirates airline announces an order for up to 36 Airbus A380s. Emirates is already the aircraft's largest operator, with a fleet of over 100. (BBC)
  • 19 Jan 2018 Turkish military intervention in Afrin: With a cross-border artillery bombardment into the Afrin Canton, Turkey starts its announced military campaign to "destroy" the Syrian Kurdish YPG group. (Reuters)
  • 20 Jan 2018 Syrian Civil War: Northwestern Syria campaign (October 2017–present): The Syrian Army seizes control of the strategic Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase in Idlib Governorate. (Reuters)
  • 21 Jan 2018 Six insurgents kill at least 18 people, including 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners, in a 13-hour gun battle. The Afghan Interior Ministry says that the siege ended when the last gunman was shot dead. NATO reports that "no foreign troops" died. The Taliban claim that they sent five suicide bombers armed with hand grenades and AK-47 assault rifles. The Afghan government blames the attack on the Pakistan-based Haqqani network. (CBS News), (AP via NBC News), (BBC)
  • 22 Jan 2018 Seven people die in clashes between security forces and worshippers taking part in an Ethiopian Orthodox religious ceremony marking Timkat (Epiphany) in Woldiya, Amhara, Ethiopia, over the weekend. (Reuters)
  • 23 Jan 2018 Libyan Civil War (2014–present): A double car bombing in Benghazi, Libya, kills at least 33 people and wounds "dozens" of others. The victims include both military personnel and civilians, according to local officials. (Reuters)
  • 24 Jan 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): 2018 Save The Children Jalalabad attack: Attackers detonate explosives before storming the offices of the Save the Children charity in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. (BBC)
  • 25 Jan 2018 Thirteen civilians travelling from Burkina Faso are killed after their vehicle struck a landmine near the village of Boni in Mali's Mopti Region. (Reuters) (AFP via Daily Sabah)
  • 26 Jan 2018 Syrian Civil War: President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says the Afrin offensive, as announced, is now to turn east, towards Manbij and the border with Iraq. (Reuters)
  • 27 Jan 2018 2018 Kabul ambulance bombing: A suicide bomber in an ambulance packed with explosives kills at least 102 people and wounds 158 outside a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. (The Washington Post)
  • 28 Jan 2018 Yemeni Crisis (2011–present): Battle of Aden (2018): United Arab Emirates-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) fighters seize control of government buildings in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, after clashing with forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. At least 10 people are reportedly killed and 30 wounded. Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr accuses the separatists of mounting a coup. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • 29 Jan 2018 Bus plunge: A bus plunges into the Bhairab River after falling off a bridge in Murshidabad district, West Bengal, India, killing at least 36 people. The late response by rescuers to save passengers leads to violence between local residents and police. (BBC)
  • 30 Jan 2018 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Battle of Aden (2018): The Southern Transitional Council (STC) takes control of the Yemeni port city of Aden following two days of fierce fighting in the city which has left dozens dead. Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, and members of the President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi-led government are confined to the presidential palace which has been surrounded. (Reuters)
  • 31 Jan 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A BBC study finds that, as of October 2017[update], the Taliban presently maintains control of or has some territorial presence in 70% of Afghanistan, with full control of 14 districts (totaling 4% of the country) and demonstrating an open physical militant presence in 263 others (encompassing the remaining 66% of the group's occupied territory). (Reuters)
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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Perfect
  2. - Havana
  3. - Rockstar
  4. - Finesse
  5. - Gucci Gang

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Hereditary

Hereditary

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Ari Aster

Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

American Animals

American Animals

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Bart Layton

Starring: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan

Black Panther

Black Panther

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 2018?
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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us

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The instant New York Times Bestseller! "A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" ―New York Times Book Review"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down."

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. …

Robicheaux by James Lee Burke

Robicheaux

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New York Times Bestseller James Lee Burke’s most beloved character, Dave Robicheaux, returns in this gritty, atmospheric mystery set in the towns and backwoods of Louisiana.DAVE

Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

Fifty Shades Darker

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MORE THAN 150 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDENOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREDaunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a …

City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

City of Endless Night

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A consistently exciting and never predictable series.- -Associated Press When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure.