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January 9, 2017
Armed conflicts and attacks
January 2017 Jerusalem vehicular attack
Israeli Prime Minister
for the attack that killed four soldiers and injured 15 others in
An attack by several gunmen and a truck bomb on a police checkpoint in
leaves 13 dead and 15 wounded, including the attackers.
U.S. Navy destroyer
fires three warning shots at four
fast-attack vessels after they close in at a high speed near the
Strait of Hormuz
, according to U.S. defense officials.
Disasters and accidents
storm in the
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
fells the 1,000-year-old American tree, the
Pioneer Cabin Tree
2016 Irkutsk mass methanol poisoning
The death toll from people who drank poisonous
, rises to 76.
(Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
January 2017 European cold wave
Dozens of people die in
in recent days as a result of a cold snap with cancelled flights, frozen rivers, and traffic accidents.
(Independent Online SA)
Law and crime
Orange County, Florida
police officers are killed in connection with an apprehension attempt of a murder suspect.
Lawyers of former
, who was convicted of
crimes against humanity
last May and sentenced to life in prison, appeal the verdict, claiming there were irregularities in the trial and question the credibility of some witnesses.
Politics and elections
Death and state funeral of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
government declares three days of
following the death of the former president and one of the key figures in the
The Daily Mail
praises Rafsanjani as a great man of the
Greek and Turkish local leaders of
resume talks to end the division of the island before a high level multilateral conference takes place in
this week in the latest effort to reunify the island.
The cabinet of
investigates an email leak that allegedly indicates the involvement of the vice president
in attempts to overthrow Duterte.
Renewable Heat Incentive scandal
resigns as the NI deputy first minister in protest of handling by the
Democratic Unionist Party
of a failed energy scheme that cost
taxpayers £490 million. His decision will likely lead to a snap election.
115th United States Congress
Talks between top
advisers and Speaker
happen at the capital to discuss tax reform.
The Washington Post
35–31 to win the
2017 College Football Playoff National Championship