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Biological Psychiatry

A study in "Biological Psychiatry" asserts that increasing the activity of the habenula brain region leads to social problems in rodents, whereas decreasing activity of the region prevents social problems.

Government of Jimmy Morales

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales presents his second government report and starts the second half of his term surrounded by accusations of corruption and protests. Álvaro Arzú Escobar takes office as President of the Congress. Arzú is the son of former president Álvaro Arzú and both are accused of corruption.

Guatemala, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan president, Jimmy Morales, concludes today a polemic second year in government, marked personally by judicial scandals and attempts to mine the advances in anti-corruption struggle that started in 2015.

2018 Tunisian protests

The Tunisian government announces a wave of social and economic reforms after violent anti-austerity protests that have resulted in at least one death and the arrest of more than eight hundred people.

The government seeks to calm days of unrest, seven years after rallies launched the Arab Spring.

Turpin case

A couple in Perris, California is arrested for allegedly holding captive and abusing their 13 children.

The mother was "perplexed" when officers came to rescue the malnourished children, say police.

Palestine–United States relations

President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas describes President of the United States Donald Trump's Middle East peace efforts as the "slap of the century."

Vila Nova da Rainha

A heat boiler explodes at a community center in Vila Nova da Rainha, Tondela, Portugal, leaving at least eight people dead and thirty five injured.

An explosion started the blaze while the centre at Vila Nova da Rainha hosted a card tournament.

2018 Peru earthquake

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes in the Pacific Ocean near Acarí in Peru's Arequipa Region resulting in 1 death and 65 injured.

A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse.

Sanchi oil tanker collision

The National Iranian Tanker Company-operated Sanchi sinks, following its January 6 collision with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship off Shanghai, China, leaving no survivors.

The Sanchi goes down a week after a collision with a cargo ship, claiming 32 lives.

US-led coalition

The U.S.-led coalition confirms reports that it will form a new 30,000-strong Syrian Border Security Force (BSF). Half of the forces will be Syrian Democratic Forces veterans. Another 15,000 will be recruited and trained in the near future.

Palestinian tunnel warfare in the Gaza Strip

The Israel Defense Forces report the complete destruction of an underground tunnel dug by Hamas under the Kerem Shalom crossing. Israel shut down the crossing before its jets bombed the tunnel opening in Gaza Saturday night. The crossing remains closed.

Departing for his state visit to India, PM Netanyahu confirms Israeli jets pounded the entrance of a 1.5km terror tunnel dug by Hamas from the Gazan to Egyptian side of Rafah, stating that the IDF’s actions are part of Israel’s 'vigorous and systematic action against hostile infrastructures.'