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What happend on January 18th 2009

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'Needless' birth induction fears

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Concerns have been raised about pregnant women being induced "unnecessarily", after a Scottish audit of 17,000 births.
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Obama train arrives in Washington

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 2:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Barack Obama arrives in Washington on a special inaugural train, three days before he is due to be sworn in as president.
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NY crash drama details revealed

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 3:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

US air accident investigators give details of the drama aboard an airliner which successfully ditched in a New York river.
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China treats toddler for bird flu

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 5:32
related countries: China China

A Chinese girl aged two is critically ill with bird flu, in the second case reported by China in as many weeks.
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Israel declares ceasefire in Gaza

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 7:12
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A unilateral Israeli ceasefire comes into effect in Gaza, but several rockets are fired into Israel hours later.
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Marsh helps Aussies level series

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 8:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia
related places: Hobart

Opener Shaun Marsh hits 78 as Australia beat South Africa by five runs at Hobart to level the one-day international series at 1-1.
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'Gas to flow' after Moscow deal

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 12:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia and Ukraine's prime ministers close a late-night deal in Moscow to resume natural gas supplies to Europe.
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Rockets threaten Gaza ceasefire

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 12:19
related countries: Israel Israel

A unilateral Israeli ceasefire takes effect in Gaza but a fresh volley of rockets fired by militants triggers an Israeli air strike.
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Live text - Premier League

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 12:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fulham, Portsmouth, London

Jermain Defoe earns Tottenham a point against old club Portsmouth while West Ham move up to eighth with a 3-1 win over Fulham.
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 13:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Motherwell

Aberdeen host Celtic and Motherwell travel to Dundee United in the SPL.
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Taiwanese given shopping vouchers to boost economy

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 17:01
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan hands out shopping vouchers to its citizens in a bid to stimulate the island's economy.
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Nato chief faults Afghan leaders

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato's secretary general says Afghan government corruption is as much to blame as insurgents for instability.
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Civilians 'killed' in Sri Lanka

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 18:50
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

At least 18 civilians are killed as Sri Lanka's military continues its offensive on Tamil Tiger rebels, medical staff say.
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Hamas announces ceasefire in Gaza

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 20:39
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Palestinian militant group Hamas declares a one-week ceasefire to allow Israeli soldiers to withdraw from Gaza.
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Singer Katy Perry is wrongly given French award for best world song

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 21:07
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Perry

US singer Katy Perry is wrongly handed the award for best international song at France's main music award ceremony.
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French kisses

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 21:24
related countries: France France
related places: Cannes

Stars turn out for NRJ music awards in Cannes
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Obama tells rally of hope for US

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 22:13
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama tells hundreds of thousands of supporters at a pre-inauguration rally that "anything is possible in America".
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Singer Donovan gets French medal

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 22:47
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British 1960s folk singer Donovan receives a prestigious cultural honour from the French government.
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Iraq Sunni Arab politician killed

Sunday 18th of January 2009, 23:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A senior Sunni politician, running in upcoming provincial elections, is killed in a suicide bomb attack in northern Iraq.
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