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Current events of
January 29, 2016
Armed conflicts and attacks
Terrorism in Saudi Arabia
At least 3 people are killed and 7 wounded in an attack on a
(The News Hub)
Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)
A pipeline used to generate around half the electricity in
is blown up, knocking out power across the region.
Business and economy
launches a wholesale telecoms network tender on this day.
(Reuters via Yahoo! Finance)
Bank of Japan
negative interest rate
policy to support the economy.
announces it will split into two companies, separating its
business process outsourcing
line from its legacy business, document technology.
Disasters and accidents
2015–16 Australian region cyclone season
Tropical Cyclone Stan gathers strength as it heads towards the
(ABC News Australia)
2015–16 UK and Ireland windstorm season
, with 90mph winds knocking out power lines and causing travel disruption.
kills five people.
Japan–North Korea relations
on alert over a possible
ballistic-missile launch after detecting "increased activity" at a North Korean missile site. Japan's
Minister of Defense
, has ordered
stationed in the
Sea of Japan
, equipped with
Aegis combat systems
, to target any North Korean projectiles heading for Japan.
Law and crime
Human rights in China
Human rights activists claim that three pro-democracy advocates have been sentenced to up to five years imprisonment on charges of attempting to overthrow the
Hillary Clinton email controversy
Government of the United States
rules that 22
's home server contained closely guarded information rated as "Top Secret".
Politics and elections
The Mexican Federal District is officially renamed to
(Ciudad de México), and becomes one of the
32 first-level administrative entities of Mexico
conclude that study of the geology of the
indicate that both consist of a mixture of rocks from the original Earth and a hypothesized
after a collision.
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