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Czech presidential election

The first round of the presidential election results in a second round that will be held on 26 and 27 January between Miloš Zeman and Jiří Drahoš.

Russia-friendly Czech President Milos Zeman won the first round of voting to retain his job on Saturday, but pro-western runner-up Jiri Drahos will be a formidable opponent in the second round vote in two weeks, nearly complete results showed.

Mass shooting

Two people are killed and another is injured in a mass shooting in Vancouver, Canada.


Nigerian Shia Islamic Movement leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, who is detained at an unknown location without charges since December 2015, makes a short public appearance, his first in two years, being allowed to see his doctor.

Bar Council of India

The Bar Council of India forms a 7-member delegation which will attempt to meet the four most senior Supreme Court judges on behalf of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra. This comes in the wake of allegations made by the four top judges against the CJI at a first of its kind press conference held on January 12.

India News: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has formed a seven-member delegation which will attempt to bridge the apparent rift between four senior Supreme Court j

2018 Hawaii false missile alert

An emergency alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile is accidentally sent out across the U.S. state of Hawaii at 8:07 HST, before being cleared as a false alarm 38 minutes later. This event caused panic and disruptions across the state on the archipelago inhabited by roughly 1.7 million people.

An employee pressed the wrong button, triggering the alert, the state governor says.

Annexation of Crimea in 2014

Russia deploys a second anti-air S-400 missile batallion in Crimea.

Two battalions with S-400 systems would take up combat duty in Crimea in the beginning of 2018

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Iran's Foreign Ministry replies that it "will not accept any change in the deal," adding that it will "not take any action beyond its commitments."

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Saturday it won't accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few months if European allies did not fix its 'terrible flaws.'

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

U.S. President Donald Trump says he is extending sanctions relief for Iran one last time so Europe and the U.S. can fix the nuclear deal's "terrible flaws".

The US president warns of sanctions if the agreement is not changed within four months.

Iran–United States relations

Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the January 12 U.S. sanctions on Chief Justice Sadeq Amoli-Larijani are "beyond all [...] red lines."

Tehran has responded to the latest US sanctions over Iran’s alleged human rights abuses and ballistic missile program.

Pegasus Airlines Flight 8622

A Pegasus Airlines flight from Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara, Turkey, departs the runway of Trabzon Airport in northern Turkey upon landing. All 162 passengers, two pilots, and four cabin crew evacuated the aircraft, a Boeing 737, unharmed. The local government launched an investigation into the incident.

A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and ended up halfway down a steep slope into the Black Sea, but no passengers or crew were hurt, Turkish me

Sanchi oil tanker collision

A Chinese rescue team recovers two bodies from the Sanchi and salvages the voyage data recorder from the bridge.

A Chinese salvage team recovered two bodies on Saturday from a stricken Iranian oil tanker, that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Indian Ocean

A search for missing children is underway after a boat capsized off the Indian coast near Dahanu, Maharashtra. Two bodies have been recovered.

Three bodies are found off Mumbai, with 32 of the 40 students on board rescued so far.