Portal:Current events/2014 January 1

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Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
  • Jamal al-Jamal, a Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, is killed in an explosion near his home in Prague. (Reuters), (CNN)
  • Catholic priest Rev. Eric Freed was found bludgeoned to death in the rectory of his church in Eureka, California. Suspect Gary Lee Bullock was arrested, and had been jailed, hospitalized and released due to erratic behavior just before the killing. Freed was named by the Vatican as one of 22 Catholic priests and religious who were killed during 2013 Spero News Seattle PI
  • Recreational marijuana stores open in Colorado. (CNN)
Politics and elections