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What happend on January 30th 2009

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US army suicides hit record high

Friday 30th of January 2009, 4:55
related countries: United States United States

The US military says 128 soldier killed themselves in 2008, a record level for the second year in a row.
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Turkish PM given hero's welcome

Friday 30th of January 2009, 5:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Thousands cheer Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his return to Istanbul after storming out of a Gaza debate in Davos.
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Venus & Serena win doubles title

Friday 30th of January 2009, 6:32
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Venus and Serena Williams win the Australian Open doubles title, their eighth Grand Slam trophy.
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Election battle

Friday 30th of January 2009, 6:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Why polls in the city of Najaf could shape Iraq's future
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Mumbai 'not planned in Pakistan'

Friday 30th of January 2009, 7:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan's report on the Mumbai attacks will show they were not planned there or in the UK, a top envoy says.
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Indonesia bankers in fraud trial

Friday 30th of January 2009, 8:10
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

A fraud trial involving four Indonesian bankers accused of embezzling money and bribing MPs begins in Jakarta.
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Korean man 'admits seven murders'

Friday 30th of January 2009, 9:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean man confesses to murdering seven women in a two-year killing spree, according to police.
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Big slump in Japan factory output

Friday 30th of January 2009, 9:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's industrial output declined 9.6% in December - the biggest fall since records began - as exports slumped.
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Octuplets' mum 'already has six'

Friday 30th of January 2009, 9:35
related countries: United States United States

A Californian woman who gave birth to octuplets this week already has six children, according to US media reports.
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Burma rejects boat-people claims

Friday 30th of January 2009, 10:59
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

Burma says Rohingya migrants arriving in Thailand cannot be from its shores as they are not a recognised ethnic group there.
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Nine in court over Pakistan bombs

Friday 30th of January 2009, 11:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Nine suspected al-Qaeda operatives appear in court in Pakistan over two-high profile attacks on foreigners.
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Zimbabwe cholera cases top 60,000

Friday 30th of January 2009, 11:20
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

More than 60,000 have been infected by cholera in Zimbabwe, which the WHO had described as a "worst case scenario".
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Live text - Nadal v Verdasco

Friday 30th of January 2009, 11:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

World number one Rafael Nadal faces fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco at the Australian Open, with Roger Federer waiting in the final.
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Tight security before Iraq polls

Friday 30th of January 2009, 12:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi and coalition forces are on a high security alert ahead of key provincial elections, after three candidates are killed.
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South Africa top rankings after win

Friday 30th of January 2009, 12:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia
related places: Perth

South Africa beat Australia by 39 runs in the final one-day international at Perth to replace them as the world's top-ranked ODI team.
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Swiss authorities to take action over rise in naked ramblers

Friday 30th of January 2009, 12:55
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A local Swiss government plans to take action against a sudden and apparently unwelcome phenomenon - naked hikers.
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Kenyan teachers call off strike

Friday 30th of January 2009, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Teachers in Kenya call off a 10-day strike as the government agrees to double their salaries over the next three years.
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S Lanka leader vows safe passage

Friday 30th of January 2009, 13:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's president pledges safe passage for 250,000 civilians trapped by fighting and urges rebels to let them pass.
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Nadal into final after epic win

Friday 30th of January 2009, 14:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Rafael Nadal will meet Roger Federer in the Australian Open final after battling past fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
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Border tensions

Friday 30th of January 2009, 14:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea

What lies behind the latest outburst from North Korea
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Refinery strikes spread across UK

Friday 30th of January 2009, 14:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Strikes break out across the UK in support of a walkout by energy workers against the use of foreign labour.
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Tigers say civilians will remain

Friday 30th of January 2009, 14:38
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Tamil Tigers say civilians in the conflict zone in north-east Sri Lanka want to stay to be protected by the rebels.
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'Lost forest'

Friday 30th of January 2009, 14:41
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Scientists uncover new animal species in Mozambique
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Heatwave cripples southern Australia

Friday 30th of January 2009, 14:44
related countries: Australia Australia

A record heatwave in south-east Australia causes fires, power cuts and an apparent increase in deaths among the elderly.
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Row threatens Italy-Brazil match

Friday 30th of January 2009, 14:54
related countries: Italy Italy, Brazil Brazil

Italy's defence minister demands the scrapping of a football match against Brazil in a row over extradition.
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US 'actively seeks' Mid-East deal

Friday 30th of January 2009, 15:05
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US envoy George Mitchell says Washington is committed to "actively and aggressively" seeking peace in the Middle East.
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Israel 'hides settlements data'

Friday 30th of January 2009, 15:43
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel has concealed key data detailing illegal settlement-building activity, reports Haaretz newspaper.
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Porsche scales back worker hours

Friday 30th of January 2009, 16:11
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Porsche becomes the latest car company to cut back its worker hours amid falling global demand.
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Nail-bomber given life sentence

Friday 30th of January 2009, 16:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Muslim convert is jailed for life after launching a failed suicide bomb attack in a rural British restaurant.
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US and Canadian shares ditched

Friday 30th of January 2009, 16:50
related countries: Canada Canada, Norway Norway, United States United States
related places: Cessna

Norway's state investment fund blacklists "unethical" US arms firm Textron and Canadian miner Barrick Gold.
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North Korea tears up agreements

Friday 30th of January 2009, 16:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it is scrapping all military and political deals with the South over its "hostile intent", as ties worsen.
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Missing the Tiger

Friday 30th of January 2009, 17:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Lean times beckon for Dublin after the boom years
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Ceasefire called off in Nigeria

Friday 30th of January 2009, 17:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta say they are calling off a ceasefire after a military attack on one of their camps.
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Kenya store fire death toll rises

Friday 30th of January 2009, 18:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Rescue teams combing the debris of a store destroyed by fire in Nairobi have recovered 13 bodies, officials say.
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Bowen diary

Friday 30th of January 2009, 18:28
related countries: Israel Israel

The Gaza deaths that made an impact in Israel
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Witness 'trained child soldiers'

Friday 30th of January 2009, 18:58
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A court in hears testimony from a man who says he trained child soldiers in DR Congo for warlord Thomas Lubanga.
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Zimbabwe rival to enter coalition

Friday 30th of January 2009, 20:29
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC looks set to enter a unity government with President Mugabe, the BBC learns.
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Obama calls recession a disaster

Friday 30th of January 2009, 20:40
related countries: United States United States

President Obama calls the recession a "continuing disaster" for the US and urges immediate action.
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Obama and Hu 'urge closer ties'

Friday 30th of January 2009, 21:46
related countries: United States United States, China China

US President Barack Obama phones China's Hu Jintao - and is quoted in Chinese media as calling for stronger bilateral links.
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Japan's NEC to lose 20,000 jobs

Friday 30th of January 2009, 21:56
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hitachi

Japanese electronics giant NEC says it will be cutting 20,000 jobs worldwide by March 2010, as Hitachi loses up to 7,000.
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Steele wins Republican chair vote

Friday 30th of January 2009, 22:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Michael Steele is chosen to head the Republican National Committee, the first African American to hold the post.
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Fears over Sri Lanka war children

Friday 30th of January 2009, 23:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A growing number of children have been killed or injured in Sri Lankan fighting over the last 10 days, a UN agency says.
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Bush shoe sculpture 'taken down'

Friday 30th of January 2009, 23:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A sculpture of a shoe erected in Iraq to honour a journalist who threw his footwear at George W Bush is removed on official orders, reports say.
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