loading

What happend on December 18th 2015

You may use the navigation bar to select any day since November 11th, 2005. See the most imporant events in the world – expore the recent history on the map.

Japan's curious passion for the business novel

Friday 18th of December 2015, 0:00
related countries: Japan Japan

Why is Japan so keen on novels about businessmen?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Major setback for Brazil impeachment

Friday 18th of December 2015, 0:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

In a major setback for the opposition, Brazil's Supreme Court scraps a commission dealing with impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Syria's future as Arab Spring marked

Friday 18th of December 2015, 1:10
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet, who has covered the civil war in Syria since it began, looks at what the future holds for the country.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Spain parties push politics into unknown

Friday 18th of December 2015, 1:24
related countries: Spain Spain

New parties push Spain vote into unknown
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Friend of San Bernardino gunman charged

Friday 18th of December 2015, 1:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Bernardino

A friend of one of the San Bernardino attackers has been charged in connection with the mass shooting that killed 14.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: EU summit: Two key things on the agenda

Friday 18th of December 2015, 3:56
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Chris Morris looks at what the EU leaders will be discussing at their summit in Brussels.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Spain's new political heavyweights

Friday 18th of December 2015, 4:06
related countries: Spain Spain

Two new political parties in Spain hope to do well in Sunday's general election. Tom Burridge looks at their rise.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

IS assault repulsed in northern Iraq

Friday 18th of December 2015, 5:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Kurdish forces backed by coalition air strikes fight off the most serious attack by so-called Islamic State in Iraq in five months, US officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Pathway' found for EU deal - Cameron

Friday 18th of December 2015, 6:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

"A pathway to a deal" on new terms for Britain's membership within the EU has been found by European leaders, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Israel and Turkey 'to restore ties'

Friday 18th of December 2015, 9:03
related countries: Israel Israel, Turkey Turkey

Israel and Turkey reach a preliminary agreement on restoring ties frozen over Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound ship, an Israeli official says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Beijing issues second smog red alert

Friday 18th of December 2015, 9:06
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing authorities issue their second ever red alert over pollution, warning hazardous levels of smog are expected over the weekend.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Niger coup plot foiled, says president

Friday 18th of December 2015, 9:13
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou says his government has foiled a coup plot and made a number of arrests, amid tensions ahead of next year's election.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan whaling 'disappoints' Australia

Friday 18th of December 2015, 9:26
related countries: Japan Japan, Australia Australia, Aruba Aruba

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says he is "very disappointed" by Japan decision to restart Antarctic whaling, as he starts a visit to the country.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Australia minister in airport check row

Friday 18th of December 2015, 9:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian airport security officer is sacked after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was reportedly singled out for a security screening.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian jet's black box 'damaged'

Friday 18th of December 2015, 10:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria, Russia Russia

The memory card in the flight recorder of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey on the Syria border last month is damaged, Russian investigators say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Counting the cost of Chennai floods

Friday 18th of December 2015, 10:47
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

More than 300 people were killed when devastating floods hit the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

The Indonesian heroes of Star Wars

Friday 18th of December 2015, 11:26
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

How three Indonesian actors end up in the film
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Trump 'honoured' by Putin compliments

Friday 18th of December 2015, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says it is a "great honour" to receive a compliment from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France bans 'excessively thin' models

Friday 18th of December 2015, 11:59
related countries: France France

French MPs adopt a bill aimed at banning the use of fashion models deemed to be "excessively thin".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

AU agrees Burundi peacekeeping mission

Friday 18th of December 2015, 12:58
related countries: Burundi Burundi

The African Union announces a plan to send 5,000 peacekeepers to protect civilians in Burundi, even without the government's consent.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Climate chef' fined for razing forest

Friday 18th of December 2015, 13:09
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A French chief hired to work at the Paris climate change talks is fined for razing 7,000 sq metres (75,000 sq feet) of protected forest near his restaurant.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Libya militia chases away US troops

Friday 18th of December 2015, 13:15
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

US forces flown to Libya to support government troops had to leave after landing because of demands from a local militia group, US officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Jobless in Germany: Migrants' next challenge

Friday 18th of December 2015, 13:25
related countries: Germany Germany

The next challenge for refugees and migrants
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Yemen forces capture ground amid talks

Friday 18th of December 2015, 14:12
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni government forces capture a rebel-held town in the north of the country, as fighting threatens to derail peace talks and a ceasefire.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Second red smog alert for Beijing

Friday 18th of December 2015, 14:24
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese authorities issue pollution red alert and advise against outdoor activity.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Peake's 'most unexpected thing' in space

Friday 18th of December 2015, 15:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British astronaut Tim Peake has given a news briefing from the International Space Station.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Danish move to seize migrants' assets

Friday 18th of December 2015, 15:43
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Danish government proposal to seize assets of asylum-seekers to make them pay for their keep draws sharp criticism.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Weiland died from 'toxic drug mix'

Friday 18th of December 2015, 16:51
related countries: United States United States

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died from a toxic mix of drugs, a US medical examiner says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US schools shut in Islam script row

Friday 18th of December 2015, 17:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

A school district in Virginia closes classrooms after a lesson that included Arabic calligraphy sparks complaints from around the country.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nazis' Diana statue returns to Poland

Friday 18th of December 2015, 17:41
related countries: Poland Poland

A marble statue of the Roman goddess Diana that was looted by the Nazis returns to Poland after 75 years.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Funerals held for Ethiopian protesters

Friday 18th of December 2015, 18:09
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Funerals have been taking place across Ethiopia's Oromia region after weeks of clashes between security forces and protesters.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Powers meet on Syria ceasefire plan

Friday 18th of December 2015, 18:24
related countries: Syria Syria

World powers meet in New York to try to move forward a tentative plan to bring about a ceasefire in Syria, but key differences persist.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Costa Rica ex-football chief extradited

Friday 18th of December 2015, 18:29
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Eduardo Li - former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation - has been extradited to the US, the Swiss justice ministry says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 'Guantanamo a magnet for jihadi recruitment'

Friday 18th of December 2015, 20:14
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has said the US detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay is a magnet for jihadi recruitment.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

How drought is making it harder to sell in rural India

Friday 18th of December 2015, 21:37
related countries: India India

How drought is making it harder to sell in rural India
Read the full article » | View on the map »

UN Security Council adopts Syria plan

Friday 18th of December 2015, 22:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution outlining a peace process for Syria.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Brazilian finance minister replaced

Friday 18th of December 2015, 23:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff replaces pro-austerity Finance Minister Joaquim Levy amid a serious recession in Latin America's largest economy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Coalition strike 'kills Iraqi soldiers'

Friday 18th of December 2015, 23:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US-led coalition air strike during an offensive against so-called Islamic State (IS) may have killed Iraqi soldiers, the US military says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US drug overdose deaths see sharp rise

Friday 18th of December 2015, 23:40
related countries: United States United States

More than 47,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2014 - the most ever recorded in one year, US officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

About Maplandia.com World News Centre

This content is from the BBC News website. We use BBC News RSS feed under BBC Terms and Conditions. Date and time information is related to GMT. Unfortunately we can not offer RSS feed of this site with geographically sorted world news. However, you can add this page to your favourites or set it as your homepage to see what's new in the world when you start browsing.




Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.