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What happend on January 20th 2010

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Iran 'rejects nuclear fuel deal'

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 1:22
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran tells the IAEA it does not accept the terms of a deal to ease concerns about its nuclear programme, diplomats say.
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What does poll defeat mean for Obama?

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 2:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

President Obama has warned Democrats not to "jam" healthcare reforms through the Senate after the Republicans won a key seat in Massachusetts. What does the defeat mean for Barack Obama?
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Aid flows

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 3:07
related countries: Haiti Haiti

How supplies are getting to Haiti's quake victims
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Arrests over Malaysia church fire

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 5:43
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian police say they have arrested eight people over the firebombing of a church earlier this month.
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US troops step up Haiti efforts

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 6:22
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

US troops step up aid operations in Haiti's capital and outlying areas, a week after the devastating earthquake.
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Fog brings travel chaos to Delhi

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 6:53
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Dense fog envelops the Indian capital, Delhi, leading to major disruption in air and rail traffic.
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'200 dead' in Nigeria clashes

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 7:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Jos

At least 200 people die in three days of clashes between Christian and Muslim gangs in the Nigerian city of Jos, say Human Rights Watch.
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Live - Australian Open

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 8:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andy Murray brushes aside Marc Gicquel at the Australian Open after a surprise win for fellow Scot Elena Baltacha, while Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick also advance.
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Eight dead in Virginia shootings

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 8:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

Eight people have been killed by a lone gunman in the US state of Virginia who also shot and downed a police helicopter.
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Vietnam tries democracy activists

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 9:25
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Human rights lawyer Le Cong Dinh and three other democracy activists go on trial in Vietnam on subversion charges.
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Athens shooting police on trial

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 9:46
related countries: Greece Greece

The trial of two policeman charged with shooting a teenager dead in Greece, sparking major riots, opens and is adjourned.
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Panama leader kidnap plot arrests

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 10:03
related countries: Panama Panama

Three men accused of plotting to kidnap the president of Panama - including two of his bodyguards - are arrested.
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Murray cruises into third round

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 10:09
related countries: France France, Aruba Aruba

Andy Murray advances to the third round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory over France's Marc Gicquel.
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Somali MPs 'cannot hide in Kenya'

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 10:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Kenya says it is tired of giving a safe haven to Somali MPs, accusing them of fleeing to Kenya after ruining their own country.
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Murky dealings

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 10:27
related countries: Greece Greece

The dark side of Greece's economic troubles
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Obama's party loses Kennedy seat

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 10:31
related countries: United States United States

The US Republican party's shock win in the Massachusetts Senate race threatens to derail President Obama's healthcare plan.
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Earth Watch

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 10:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Complex climate message of UK ads and African divinity
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Waves of patients

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 10:51
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Arrivals from Haiti swamp border hospital
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Pakistani suspect berates US jury

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 11:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Pakistani woman alleged to have shot at US soldiers yells at jurors on the first day of her trial on Tuesday.
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Henin defeats Dementieva in epic

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 11:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former champion Justine Henin overcomes fifth seed Elena Dementieva to reach the Australian Open third round.
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Del Potro survives five-set scare

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 11:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Fourth seed Juan Martin del Potro needs five sets to beat American James Blake in round two of the Australian Open.
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UK returns nuclear waste to Japan

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan
related places: Sellafield

The first shipment of highly radioactive nuclear waste from the UK has left Sellafield and arrived in Barrow, Cumbria.
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Yemenis 'bomb militant's house'

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 11:36
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen bombs a suspected al-Qaeda leader's house, a week after the military said he had been killed, reports say.
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Gaza blockade 'threat to health'

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 11:42
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

The UN and aid agencies warn that the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza is putting the Strip's residents' health at risk.
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2D Avatar axed from China cinemas

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 11:46
related countries: China China

China pulls the 2D version of Avatar from cinemas amid claims the plot mirrors forced land evictions in the country.
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India state protests turn violent

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 12:35
related countries: India India

Violent protests take place in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to support the demand for a separate Telangana state.
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SA row over World Cup 'criminals'

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 12:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's ruling party backs a court move to force reporters to reveal their sources about criminals targeting the World Cup.
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Vietnam jails democracy activists

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 13:02
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Four Vietnamese activists, including prominent lawyer Le Cong Dinh, are jailed for trying to overthrow the government.
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Strong aftershock rattles Haiti

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 13:14
related countries: Haiti Haiti

A strong aftershock rocks Haiti, sending panicked people into the streets, eight days after a devastating earthquake.
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Al-Qaeda 'seeking South Asia war'

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 14:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India, United States United States

The US defence secretary says al-Qaeda is trying to destabilise South Asia to provoke war between India and Pakistan.
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Russia names new Caucasus supremo

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 14:25
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's president names a new special envoy to the North Caucasus, where Islamist and separatist violence are rife.
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IPL to be shown live on YouTube

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 14:44
related countries: India India

Web search giant Google says it will stream all Indian Premier League cricket matches live on its YouTube video-sharing site.
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Coded Biblical references on army gunsights cause concern

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 15:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Coded references to biblical passages are inscribed on gunsights used by the US and British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, it emerges.
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Obama security nominee withdraws

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 15:30
related countries: United States United States

President Obama's choice as head of US transport security withdraws because of obstructive "political ideology".
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US editor 'expelled from Israel'

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 15:58
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

A US journalist with a Palestinian news agency is expelled from Israel a week after he was refused entry, the agency says.
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Virginia shootings man surrenders

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 17:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

A man suspected of shooting eight people in rural Virginia surrenders after a manhunt in which a US police helicopter is fired on.
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Israel meets Iran at tourist fair

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 17:27
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

The Israeli tourism minister meets an Iranian official , discussing the possibility of Israelis one day visiting Iran.
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Mexico jail 'gang fight' kills 23

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 17:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Durango

A brawl between rival gangs kills 23 inmates at a prison in Durango, north-east Mexico, say officials.
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Nigeria riot city 'under control'

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 17:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Jos

Nigeria's army says the riot-hit city of Jos is under control after days of Muslim-Christian fighting left scores dead.
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Spanish hairdressers campaign against tax on playing radio

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 18:03
related countries: Spain Spain

Hairdressers in Catalonia in Spain launch a campaign to avoid paying tax for playing the radio in their salons.
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UK tightens airport security

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 18:06
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain bars flights to and from Yemen and announces new security measures after the Christmas Day bomb attempt.
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Congo war deaths 'exaggerated'

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 18:51
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The number of people killed in a decade of war in DR Congo may be half of the accepted toll of 5.4m, a study suggests.
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Bomb alert shuts German airport

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 18:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Munich

Germany's Munich airport is partly closed down for a few hours after a traveller's laptop sets off an explosives detector.
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Nigeria make it to quarter finals

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 19:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Mozambique Mozambique

Nigeria ease through to the last eight with a 3-0 win over Mozambique in the African Nations Cup.
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Egypt through to knockout stages

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 19:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Benin Benin

Egypt progress from the Africa Cup of Nations group stages after beating Benin 2-0 in Group C.
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Carbon chaos

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 21:45
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Europe wrestles with fallout from Copenhagen
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Obama warns Senate on healthcare

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 22:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama warns his party not to "jam" healthcare reforms through the Senate after losing a key seat.
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Ousted Zelaya can leave Honduras

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 23:29
related countries: Honduras Honduras, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

Ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya is offered safe passage to the Dominican Republic, officials say.
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Live - Australian Open

Wednesday 20th of January 2010, 23:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Fernando Verdasco are in action on day four, after wins for the Williams sisters and Novak Djokovic but a defeat for Ana Ivanovic.
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