Two women, one of them pregnant, are killed and seven others are injured when artillery hits a
Rohingya village in
Rakhine State. The locals blame
armed forces. The armed forces deny responsibility and blame the
Arakan Army, and say the artillery hit the village amid ethnic clashes.
Iraqi security forces raid a protest site in
Baghdad and try to remove protesters in southern cities, firing
tear gas and live bullets, killing four and wounding dozens more. The raid comes after
Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers to withdraw.
Police detain a gay couple in
Nouakchott after a video purportedly of them marrying in a secret location emerges, in what is considered to be the first major prosecution of its kind in recent years. The attendees in the video were also detained.
(North African Post)
Current events of January 23, 2020 (2020-01-23) (Thursday)
Elliott Management, a prominent
hedge fund, has sold all its shares in the
Hyundai Motor Group of South Korea. It had long quarreled with Hyundai's management, demanding more generous dividend pay-outs. Their departure from the shareholder ranks is likely welcomed by Hyundai executives.
Disasters and accidents
Police in the
Solomon Islands launch search operations to find nine people from a capsized boat near
Isabel Province. Five men, two women and two children were on board.
quarantine the entire city of
Wuhan to prevent the further spread of the novel
coronavirus as the death toll rises to 17. Nobody in the city will be able to leave starting from 10 a.m. local time on January 23, and all public transport in the city is suspended.
After having announced it the previous month,
Boeing temporarily stops production of the new
737 MAX planes. Already produced ones will remain grounded an additional month until June or July.
Two judicial sources announce that the trial of seven
Cameroonian soldiers has begun for the killing of two women and two children in July 2018, in a case that sparked international outcry. Six of the soldiers admit to the charges, but say they were
given the order to open fire.
A man facing eviction shoots three police officers, killing two, then sets a house on fire, which spreads to four nearby houses, in
Hawaii, United States. He is presumed dead in the fire.
(Hawaii News Now)