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Current events of
January 14, 2015
Armed conflicts and attacks
A bomb destroys a transmission tower in
leaving much of the
Arts and culture
publishes an edition as a counterpoint to the
Business and economy
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
operating unit will file for bankruptcy on Thursday in Chicago.
Disasters and accidents
A collision between a train and a prison transport bus near
leaves at least eight prisoners and two corrections officers dead.
, with at least 73 deaths and over 70,000 homeless.
The cabinet of
Prime Minister of Japan
approves a record defence budget with a plan to buy surveillance aircraft and
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
fighter jets to improve security of uninhabited islands in the
East China Sea
claimed by both
’s new air routes near the median line of the
and vows to step up surveillance of aviation activity.
On the second day of his papal visit to Sri Lanka, Pope Francis canonizes Saint
at a beachfront park at the Indian Ocean, and later visits the northern portion of the island for a prayer service at the Sri Lankan
Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu
, which was a prominent area landmark damaged in the Sri Lankan Civil War.
(Catholic News Service)
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Law and crime
The U.S. state of
Vietnam War veteran Andrew Brannan for the 1998 murder of
with a December 1, 2014 rape.
Politics and elections
President of Italy
will announce his resignation today.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
rules that anti-Muslim advertisements placed on
buses must be permitted because of
freedom of speech
U.S. Secret Service
removes four of its highest-ranking leaders while a fifth one retires. The continuing restructuring and fallout stem from a string of public security lapses beginning with the
6th Summit of the Americas
. The most recent stage of the restructuring began in October 2014 with the resignation of then-Director
The Washington Post
become the first climbers to
face of the
Yosemite National Park
, the world's largest
Wall Street Journal
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