Portal:Current events/2011 January 11

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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 2010–2011 Tunisian protests:
    • Fresh protests break out in Tunisia, in the capital Tunis. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
    • Up to 50 people are killed following protests against rising unemployment in Tunisia. (AFP via SBS)
  • Assassination of Masoud Alimohammadi:
    • The Iranian government says an Israeli spying network - since dismantled - assassinated the University of Tehran's distinguished professor of elementary particle physics Masoud Alimohammadi; an Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson vows to sue. (Xinhua)
    • The apparent confession of Majid Jamali-Fash is broadcast on television; he says he was hired and trained by Israel before being sent to kill Alimohammadi in Iran. (The Guardian)
  • Lawyers for Julian Assange warn that he could be killed if he is extradited to the U.S. from Britain; Assange draws parallels between the rhetoric of the 2011 Tucson shooting and the language used against him by commentators such as Joe Biden, U.S. Vice President. (AFP)
  • One person is killed and seven injured by a gunman on a train in Egypt. (BBC)
  • Three Georgian Army soldiers are killed and 13 wounded when a mortar bomb explodes during exercises at a military base near Tbilisi, Georgia. (Reuters)
  • At least five people are killed in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as clashes continue between police and supporters of presidential aspirant Alassane Ouattara. (CNN)
  • An Israeli missile attack kills a Palestinian militant while he was riding a motorcycle in the Gaza Strip.(Reuters)
  • 18 people are killed by attackers armed with machetes in the villages of Wareng and Bardin Laki in Central Nigeria. (Reuters)
International relations
  • An official investigation in Kyrgzstan into deadly ethnic riots last year reports that local Uzbek leaders were to blame. (BBC) (24.kg News Agency)
Law and crime
Politics and elections
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