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  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Thursday Jan 2, 2020

    Donald Trump

    Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

    Baghdad, Iraq
    Thursday Jan 2, 2020

    Trump also ordered a targeted U.S. airstrike on January 2, 2020, which killed Iranian Major General and IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, as well as eight other people. Trump publicly threatened to attack Iranian cultural sites if Iran retaliated; such an attack by the U.S. would violate international law.




  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Saturday Jan 4, 2020

    Qasem Soleimani

    Funeral

    Baghdad, Iraq
    Saturday Jan 4, 2020

    On 4 January, a funeral procession for Soleimani was held in Baghdad with thousands of mourners in attendance, waving Iraqi and militia flags and chanting "death to America, death to Israel". The procession started at the Al-Kadhimiya Mosque in Baghdad. Iraq's prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, and leaders of Iran-backed militias attended the funeral procession. Soleimani's remains were taken to the holy Shia cities of Karbala and Najaf.




  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Saturday Jan 4, 2020

    Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

    Funeral

    Baghdad, Iraq
    Saturday Jan 4, 2020

    On 4 January, a funeral procession for Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Soleimani was held in Baghdad with thousands of mourners in attendance, waving Iraqi and militia flags and chanting "death to America, death to Israel". The procession started at the Al-Kadhimiya Mosque in Baghdad. Iraq's prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, and leaders of Iran-backed militias attended the funeral procession.




  • Tehran, Iran
    Monday Jan 6, 2020

    Qasem Soleimani

    The Body arrived Tehran

    Tehran, Iran
    Monday Jan 6, 2020

    On 6 January, the body of Soleimani and other casualties arrived at the Iranian capital Tehran. Huge crowds, reportedly hundreds of thousands or millions, packed the streets. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who had a close relationship with Soleimani, led the traditional Islamic prayer for the dead, weeping at one point in front of the flag-draped coffins.




  • Kerman, Iran
    Tuesday Jan 7, 2020

    Qasem Soleimani

    Burial procession for Soleimani in Kerman

    Kerman, Iran
    Tuesday Jan 7, 2020

    On 7 January 2020, a stampede took place at the burial procession for Soleimani in Kerman attended by hundreds of thousands of mourners, killing 56 and injuring 212 more.




  • Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 7, 2020

    OnePlus

    OnePlus unveiled the Concept One smartphone at CES 2020

    Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 7, 2020

    On January 7, 2020, OnePlus unveiled the Concept One smartphone at CES 2020. The OnePlus Concept One uses electrochromic glass to “hide” the rear-facing camera setup. The glass of the phone uses organic particles to create changes in transparency so that the glass covering the camera lenses can instantly shift from opaque black to transparent, presenting a clean, unbroken surface when not in use. OnePlus calls it a manifest of its ‘burdenless’ design philosophy. This optimal solution is called ‘Electronic CMF.' The rest of the design is inspired by the McLaren 720S supercar, with Papaya Orange leather on the rear of this concept phone and a sliver of glass right down the center of the rear panel of the device.




  • Iraq
    Wednesday Jan 8, 2020

    Donald Trump

    Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps launched multiple ballistic missiles

    Iraq
    Wednesday Jan 8, 2020

    On January 8, 2020, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps launched multiple ballistic missiles on two U.S. airbases in Iraq.


  • Iraq
    Wednesday Jan 8, 2020

    Qasem Soleimani

    A Respond

    Iraq
    Wednesday Jan 8, 2020

    On 8 January 2020, the Iranian military responded to Soleimani's death by launching ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq, resulting in no reported casualties.


  • Najaf, Iraq
    Wednesday Jan 8, 2020

    Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

    Buried

    Najaf, Iraq
    Wednesday Jan 8, 2020

    On January 8, Al-Muhandis was buried in Iraq's Najaf where hundreds of mourners gathered to pay their final respects. Funeral processions were also held in several Iraqi cities prior to Najaf, including Baghdad and Karbala.


  • Wuhan, China
    Thursday Jan 9, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    First reported death

    Wuhan, China
    Thursday Jan 9, 2020

    The first reported death due to 2019-nCoV infection was a 61-year-old man on 9 January 2020 who was first admitted to a Wuhan hospital on 27 December 2019.


  • Beit al-Baraka, Seeb, Oman
    Friday Jan 10, 2020

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Death

    Beit al-Baraka, Seeb, Oman
    Friday Jan 10, 2020

    He died on 10 January 2020 at the age of 79. The following day, the government declared three days of national mourning and said the country's flag would be flown at half-staff for a period of 40 days.


  • Syria
    Monday Jan 13, 2020

    Qasem Soleimani

    The Champion of the Syrian Arab Republic

    Syria
    Monday Jan 13, 2020

    On 13 January 2020, Syrian Minister of Defense, Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, presented the medal of "The Champion of the Syrian Arab Republic", which President Bashar Al-Assad granted posthumously to Qassem Soleimani, to his Iranian counterpart, Amir Hatami.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 14, 2020

    Billie Eilish

    No Time to Die

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 14, 2020

    On January 14, 2020, Eilish was announced as performer of the title track for the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond film franchise, No Time to Die, written and produced with her brother, Finneas O'Connell.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Jan 14, 2020

    Windows

    Windows 7 support

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Jan 14, 2020

    on January 14, 2020, The support for Windows 7 ended.


  • Los Gatos, California, United States
    Wednesday Jan 15, 2020

    Aaron Hernandez

    Netflix documentary

    Los Gatos, California, United States
    Wednesday Jan 15, 2020

    A Netflix documentary entitled Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez was released for streaming on January 15, 2020.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 16, 2020

    Donald Trump

    The Senate impeachment trial began

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 16, 2020

    The Senate impeachment trial began on January 16, 2020.


  • London, United kingdom
    Friday Jan 17, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Imperial College London research

    London, United kingdom
    Friday Jan 17, 2020

    On 17 January, a research group from the Imperial College London in the United Kingdom published a report that there had been 1,723 cases (95% confidence interval, 427–4,471) with the onset of symptoms by 12 January. This was based on the pattern of the initial spread to Thailand and Japan. They also concluded that "self-sustaining human-to-human transmission should not be ruled out", which has since been confirmed. As further cases came to light, they later recalculated that there may be 4,000 symptomatic cases of 2019-nCoV in Wuhan City by 18 January (uncertainty range of 1,000 to 9,700). A Hong Kong University group has reached a similar conclusion as the earlier study, with additional detail on transport within China.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 17, 2020

    Eminem

    Music To Be Murdered By

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 17, 2020

    On January 17, 2020, Mathers released another surprise album Music To Be Murdered By, following his Kamikaze, which features guest appearances by: Young M.A., Royce Da 5'9", Q-Tip, Denaun, White Gold, Ed Sheeran, Juice WRLD, Skylar Grey, Anderson Paak, Don Toliver, Kxng Crooked, Joell Ortiz and Black Thought.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 20, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    WHO first report

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 20, 2020

    As of 20 January 2020, 282 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV have been reported from four countries including China (278 cases), Thailand (2 cases), Japan (1 case) and the Republic of Korea (1 case)


  • 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    Anna May Wong

    Google Doodle celebrated Wong

    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    On January 22, 2020, a Google Doodle celebrated Wong, commemorating the 97th anniversary of the day The Toll of the Sea went into general release.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    North Korea closed its borders

    North Korea
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    In Asia, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Russia, and Vietnam have also responded with border tightening/closures with mainland China. On 22 January 2020, North Korea closed its borders to international tourists to prevent the spread of the virus into the country. Chinese visitors make up the bulk of foreign tourists to North Korea.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    Donald Trump

    Republican Senate majority

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    On January 22, 2020, the Republican Senate majority rejected amendments proposed by the Democratic minority to call witnesses and subpoena documents; evidence collected during the House impeachment proceedings will be entered into the Senate record automatically unless objected to on a case-by-case basis.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    Donald Trump

    The Impeachment managers for the House presented their case to the Senate

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    For the three days, January 22–24, the impeachment managers for the House presented their case to the Senate. They cited evidence to support charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, and asserted that Trump's actions were exactly what the founding fathers had in mind when they included an impeachment process in the Constitution. The Trump legal team argued that the impeachment was "constitutionally and legally invalid" because Trump was not charged with a crime and that abuse of power is not an impeachable offense, and thus the president should be immediately acquitted. They did not deny the facts as presented in the charges, but stated that Trump had not broken any laws or obstructed Congress.


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Thursday Jan 23, 2020

    Brexit

    The withdrawal agreement received the backing of the constitutional committee in the European Parliament

    Brussels, Belgium
    Thursday Jan 23, 2020

    The withdrawal agreement received the backing of the constitutional committee in the European Parliament on 23 January, setting expectation that the entire parliament would approved it in a later vote.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 23, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Passing 500 case

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 23, 2020

    On 23 January 2020, the number of reported confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV has increased by 267 cases since the last situation report published on 22 January 2020. As of 23 January, China reported cases in 25 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities). Twenty-five percent of confirmed cases reported by China have been classified by Chinese health authorities as seriously ill (from Wubei Province: (16% severely ill, 5% critically ill, and 4% having died).


  • Wuhan, China
    Thursday Jan 23, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Wuhan quarantine was imposed

    Wuhan, China
    Thursday Jan 23, 2020

    On 23 January 2020, a quarantine on travel in and out of Wuhan was imposed in an effort to stop the spread of the virus out of Wuhan. Flights, trains, public buses, the metro system, and long-distance coaches were suspended indefinitely. Large-scale gatherings and group tours were also suspended.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Emergency COBRA meeting

    London, United Kingdom
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    On 24 January, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called an emergency COBRA meeting to discuss the outbreak and country preparedness.


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    Brexit

    Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel signed the withdrawal agreement in Brussels

    Brussels, Belgium
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    On the following day, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel signed the withdrawal agreement in Brussels, and it was sent to London where Boris Johnson signed it.


  • Zhiyinhu Boulevard, Caidian District, Wuhan, Hubei, China
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Huoshenshan Hospital

    Zhiyinhu Boulevard, Caidian District, Wuhan, Hubei, China
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    A specialty hospital named Huoshenshan Hospital has been constructed as a countermeasure against the outbreak and to better quarantine the patients. Wuhan City government had demanded that a state-owned enterprise construct such a hospital "at the fastest speed" comparable to that of the SARS outbreak in 2003. On 24 January, Wuhan authorities specified its planning, saying they planned to have Huoshenshan Hospital built within six days of the announcement and it will be ready to use on 3 February. Upon opening, the specialty hospital has 1,000 beds and takes up 30,000 square meters. The hospital is modeled after the Xiaotangshan Hospital, which was fabricated for the SARS outbreak of 2003, itself built in only seven days. State media reported that there were 7,000 workers and nearly 300 units of construction machinery on the site at peak.


  • China
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    China quarantine measures

    China
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    By 24 January 2020, a total of 15 cities in the Hubei, including Wuhan, were placed under similar quarantine measures.


  • Vancouver, Canada
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    Uber

    Uber further expands its operations in Canada by launching in Vancouver

    Vancouver, Canada
    Friday Jan 24, 2020

    Uber further expands its operations in Canada by launching in Vancouver, British Columbia and other parts of Metro Vancouver.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jan 25, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Over 1000 cases confirmed

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jan 25, 2020

    A total of 1,320 confirmed cases have been reported for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) globally by the WHO on the 25th of January, and a total of 41 deaths confirmed


  • Wuhan, China
    Saturday Jan 25, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Additional provinces and travel restrictions

    Wuhan, China
    Saturday Jan 25, 2020

    Additional provinces and cities outside of Hubei imposed travel restrictions. Beijing suspended all Intercity bus services on 25 January, with several others following suit. Shanghai, Tianjin, Shandong, Xi'an, and Sanya all announced suspension of intercity or inter-province bus services on 26 January.


  • California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 26, 2020
    9 AM

    Kobe Bryant

    The Helicopter Crash Death

    California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 26, 2020
    9 AM

    At 9:45 a.m. the helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and caught on fire. Bryant, his daughter, and the other seven occupants were killed. This also started a quarter-acre bush fire. At 9:47 a.m. authorities were called. Personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department attended the scene, and paramedics rappelled from a helicopter to the scene to look for survivors. The fire was difficult to extinguish due to the presence of magnesium, but the fire had been extinguished by 10:30 a.m. Initial reports indicated that the helicopter crashed in the hills above Calabasas in a heavy fog. Witnesses reported hearing a helicopter struggling before crashing.


  • Shantou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jan 26, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Shantou partial lock-down

    Shantou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jan 26, 2020

    On 26 January, the city of Shantou in Guangdong declared a partial lockdown, though this was reversed two hours later. This created chaos, as residents rushed to supermarkets to stock food as soon as the lockdown was declared until the authorities reversed their decision. Caixin said, that the wording of Shantou's initial declaration was "unprecedentedly strict" and will severely affect residents' lives if implemented as-is. Shantou's Department for Outbreak Control later clarified, that they will not restrict traveling, and all they would do, is to sterilize vehicles used for transportation. A total of 2,014 confirmed 2019-nCoV cases have been reported globally reported by the WHO


  • Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Monday Jan 27, 2020

    Atari, Inc.

    Atari Hotels

    Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Monday Jan 27, 2020

    On January 27, 2020, Atari announced a deal with GSD Group to build Atari Hotels, with the first breaking ground in Phoenix in mid-2020. Additional hotels were also planned in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose. The company plans to make the hotel experience immersive while catering to all ages, including the use of virtual and augmented reality technologies.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Jan 27, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    CDC updated travel guidance

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Jan 27, 2020

    On 27 January 2020, the United States CDC issued updated travel guidance for China, recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to all of the country. The CDC has directed U.S. Customs and Border Protection to check individuals for symptoms of the coronavirus.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 28, 2020

    Kobe Bryant

    Identity Confirmed

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 28, 2020

    On January 28, Bryant's identity was officially confirmed using fingerprints. The following day the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner stated that the official cause of death for him and the eight others on the helicopter was blunt force trauma.


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    Brexit

    The European Parliament gave its consent to ratification

    Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    The European Parliament gave its consent to ratification on 29 January by the votes 621 to 49. Immediately after voting approval, members of the European Parliament joined hands and sang Auld Lang Syne. The Council of the European Union concluded EU ratification the following day.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Over 100 death case

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    On the 29th of Jan, the WHO confirmed that the number of infected cases has dramatically increased to reach 6065 cases globally over 98% of them are in China and the rest are spread over 15 countries, and 132 death case.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    Vodafone

    Exiting Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    On 29 January 2020, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and the Vodafone Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the sale of Vodafone's entire 55 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt to STC. With the sale, Vodafone will be exiting Egypt (as a telecom operator) as the rest of the 45 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt is owned by Telecom Egypt. Telecom Egypt has said that it has no plans to sell its stake.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    Donald Trump

    Written questions from senators

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    January 29 and 30 were devoted to written questions from senators.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Novel Coronavirus

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    Citing 7736 cases essentially in China and 82 cases abroad across 18 countries as of 30 January, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Public Health Emergency of International Concern

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    On 30 January 2020, following confirmation of human-to-human transmission outside of China and the increase in number of cases in other countries, the WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the sixth PHEIC since the measure was first invoked during the 2009 Swine flu pandemic. Tedros clarified that the PHEIC, in this case, was "not a vote of no confidence in China", but because of the risk of global spread, especially to low- and middle-income countries without robust health systems.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    No active centers outside China

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    While the spread between people has been confirmed, no active centres of propagation have been confirmed outside China as of 30 January.


  • Civitavecchia, Roma, Italy
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    The Costa Smeralda

    Civitavecchia, Roma, Italy
    Thursday Jan 30, 2020

    Outside Mainland China, some cruise ships were quarantined after passengers developed symptoms or tested positive for 2019-nCoV. The Costa Smeralda was quarantined on 30 January off Civitavecchia in Italy, after passengers developed flu-like symptoms – the quarantine was lifted when tests for the virus came back negative. Two further ships were quarantined on 5 February: Diamond Princess in the Port of Yokohama, Japan and World Dream, which returned to Hong Kong after being refused entry to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In both cases, passengers and crew tested positive and the ships remained quarantined as of 6 February.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 31, 2020

    Donald Trump

    Without witness testimony

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 31, 2020

    On January 31, the Senate voted against calling any witnesses, making this the first impeachment trial in U.S. history without witness testimony.


  • Italy
    Friday Jan 31, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy closed air traffic

    Italy
    Friday Jan 31, 2020

    On 31 January 2020, Italy closed all passenger air traffic between Italy and China and Taiwan. The Italian Civil Aviation Authority NOTAM says that effective 31 January, all passenger flights from China, including the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, and Taiwan are suspended until further notice, on request of the Italian health authorities. Aircraft that were flying to Italy when the NOTAM was published, was cleared to land. On the same day, the WHO declared that the number of infected cases is 9826 and 213 confirmed death case


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Jan 31, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    The Lancet estimation

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Jan 31, 2020

    On 31 January 2020, an article in The Lancet estimated that 75,815 individuals (95% CrI 37,304–130,330) have been infected in Wuhan as of 25 January, with an estimated doubling time of 6.4 days in the period of study.


  • Philippines
    Saturday Feb 1, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    First death outside of China

    Philippines
    Saturday Feb 1, 2020

    The first death outside of China occurred in the Philippines when a 44-year-old Chinese male citizen with coronavirus developed severe pneumonia and died on 1 February.


  • Huanggang Shi, Hubei, China
    Saturday Feb 1, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Desperate measures

    Huanggang Shi, Hubei, China
    Saturday Feb 1, 2020

    On 1 February Huanggang, Hubei implemented a measure whereby only one person from each household is permitted to go outside for provisions once every two days, except for medical reasons or to work at shops or pharmacies. Many cities, districts, and counties across mainland China implemented similar measures in the days following, including Wenzhou, Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Harbin, and the whole of Jiangxi Province.


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