January’s biggest news stories

As our third month rolls by, we reflect on the most popular picks from January.


1. Charlie Hebdo

Gunmen attacked the offices of satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing 11 people and injuring many others.

2. Liberation of Auschwitz Anniversary

January 2015 marked 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp established by Nazi Germany in WWII.

3. Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globes recognise excellence in film and television.

4. Stuart Scott Dies

49-year-old sportscaster and anchor Stuart Scott passed away after a long battle with cancer.

5. Northeast US Blizzard

A heavy snowstorm hit the north east US, blocking roads and affecting tens of millions of people.

6. People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards honours the best in popular culture — as voted on by the general public.

7. Game Of Thrones Trailer

A trailer for the fifth season of Game of Thrones was released.

8. World Economic Forum

Independent international organisation World Economic Forum held their annual conference in the Swiss Alps.

9. Bieber’s Calvin Klein Ad

Advertisements for Calvin Klein’s new spring campaign, starring Justin Bieber alongside Lara Stone, were released.

10. Lively Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds became parents of a baby girl.


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