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World Current Affairs January 2013

January 2013 World Current Affairs – Get latest Current Affairs of January 2013 month and Major World Events happened in January 2013.

In Great Britain there has been almost twice the number of measles cases in England and Wales in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. The figure from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has seen cases rise from 497 to 964. — more on Jan 31,

Anger over a long list of corruption scandals implicating bankers, politicians and even members of the royal family is on the rise in recession-hit Spain, putting the spotlight on the failure of the country’s — more on Jan 28,

Former Olympics minister Dame Tessa Jowell has appealed for urgent cross-party talks to halt a decline in school sport, as an Observer investigation suggests the coalition is destroying hopes of a grassroots legacy from London 2012. — more on Jan 27,

The state-run news agency Sana said that troops had been battling rebels in the oil-rich province of al-Hasaka in the country’s north-east, killing and wounding several “terrorists”, as they call the opposition fighters. — more on Jan 24,

Syria is being destroyed,” Lakhdar Brahimi, the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, said after closed-door consultations with the Security Council. — more on Jan 30,

The non-profit organization Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says around a third of the country’s education budget for 2012 was ‘misappropriated’ during the purchasing of goods and services, University World News reports. — more on Jan 29,

The United States virtually ruled out the extradition of Pakistani American David Headley to India even as New Delhi expressed disappointment at the 35-year sentence given to him by a Chicago court. — More on Jan 26,

There is still some possibility of extraditing Pakistani-American LeT terrorist David Headley to India, if the Mumbai terror attacks convict violates his plea agreement, a US federal Attorney has indicated. — more on Jan 25,

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday hoped that parliament would by the end of this year approve the constitutional amendment needed to introduce the goods and services tax (GST) regime. — more on Jan 23,

Washington, Jan 22: Four years after scripting history by becoming America’s first black President, Barack Obama on Monday began his second innings at the White House after being ceremonially sworn in as the US President with budget troubles, gun control — more on Jan 22,

Opportunity, NASA’s other Mars rover, has tooled around the red planet for so long it’s easy to forget it’s still alive.Some 8,000 kilometers away from the limelight surrounding Curiosity’s every move, Opportunity this week quietly embarks — more on Jan 21,

The US State Department is warning American citizens about the risks of travel to Algeria and is authorising the families of State Department staff to leave the country if they choose. — more on Jan 20,

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf said Friday the situation on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir was “terrible” and the escalation of tension should be totally unacceptable to both the governments. — more on Jan 19,

Russia has denied a visa to a high-ranking US Navy officer suspected by Moscow of human rights violations, a minister said Friday “We did not let in a US general — more on Jan 18,

Tahawwur Rana, an accomplice of convicted terrorist David Headley, faces up to 30 years in prison during his sentencing in a US court today for providing material support to the Pakistan-based LeT involved in Mumbai attacks — more on Jan 17,

A 28-year-old Indian-American jumped into a 100-foot mine shaft at a meteor impact site in Arizona to “appease the gods” and was pulled out following a massive eight-hour rescue operation.Parminder Singh of the Union City in California — more on Jan 16,

The remarks made by Indian Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh following the beheading of an Indian soldier on the LoC last week were “very hostile”, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said today — more on Jan 15,

US federal prosecutors are seeking the maximum 30-year sentence for Pakistan-born Tahawwur Rana for providing support to Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba that staged the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.Although Chicago businessman Rana, a boyhood friend of David Coleman — more on Jan 18,

Yielding to protests over the killing of nearly 100 Shias in Quetta, Pakistan Premier Raja Pervez Ashraf today sacked Balochistan government and imposed Governor’s Rule in the troubled southwestern province. — more on Jan 14,

Only the UN can find the truth behind the India-Pakistan clashes on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir if the two countries cannot establish the facts themselves through cooperation, say two leading Pakistani dailies. — more on Jan 13,

The Sri Lankan parliament Friday voted by a majority to impeach the country’s Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, beginning the process to remove her from office. — more on Jan 12,

At least 42 people were killed when a landslide buried a small village in China’s Yunnan province Friday, the government said.The landslide hit Gaopo village at 8.20 a.m. — more on Jan 11,

The UN observer force in Kashmir will probe a Pakistani complaint of alleged ceasefire violation by Indian troops along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in which it claims a Pakistani soldier — more on Jan 10,

In a fresh double twist, the custody of two siblings – brought from Norway after a legal and diplomatic fight last year – passed on to their uncle, hours after the Burdwan policemen handed them over — more on Jan 9,

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent 158 tonnes of food aid for the Syrian refugees in Jordon.To improve living conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan who are abject humanitarian situation, the UAE Red Crescent Authority — more on Jan 8,

Pakistan Monday protested to India over what it said was an unprovoked attack by the Indian Army on a Pakistani checkpost in the Kashmir region. India has denied the allegation.India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baglay — more on Jan 7,

Myanmar’s growing rapport with Japan, western nations and India could influence Sino-Myanmar relations and put pressure on China’s “strategic space” in the southeast Asian nation, Chinese state media said on Sunday. “The growing rapport between Myanmar — more on Jan 6,

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on friday reached out to Pakistan’s top political leadership, including PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, to thwart a cleric’s plans to pressure the government on the formation of a caretaker administration to oversee — more on Jan 5,

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist, who was shot in the head by Taliban for advocating girls’ education, has been discharged from a British hospital treating her, the hospital said today. Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham — more on Jan 4,

A pair of U.S. drone strikes in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border killed 13 people Thursday, including a senior militant commander who had a truce with the Pakistani military, intelligence officials and residents said. — more on Jan 3,

As the Congress passed the “fiscal cliff” deal ending fears of tax hikes among a vast majority of Americans, US President Barack Obama today said this would avert possibility of recession in the economy — more on Jan 2,

The Internet, a revolutionary and cheap communications system that has transformed the lives of billions of people across the world, turned 30 on Tuesday.The computer network officially began its technological revolution when it fully substituted previous networking systems — more on Jan 1,

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