Portal:Current events/2013 January 2

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Armed conflicts and attacks
International relations
Law and crime
  • British comedian Jim Davidson is arrested for alleged historic sexual assaults. (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Mauritania bans the use of plastic bags. (BBC)
  • An unnamed gunman, 33, kills 3 women and injures 2 men in the village of Daillon, Switzerland, opening fire from his apartment, and pursuing the attack in the street; he threatened police when they arrived and was shot and hospitalized (it is speculated this will renew debate about males retaining their arms after their mandated military service). (Chicago Tribune)
Politics and elections