January 2012

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January 2012 was the first month of that leap year. It began on a Sunday and ended after 31 days on a Tuesday.

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  • Firefighters in Chile battle three large wildfires, which have reportedly killed at least one person. (CTV)
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  • A fuel freighter, the Doola No. 3, explodes near the South Korean port city of Incheon, killing at least three crew members. (CNN) (Los Angeles Times) (MSNBC)
  • Three trapped survivors are rescued from the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia, over 24 hours after it ran aground off the coast of Italy. Two corpses are also found, bringing the known death toll of the incident to five. (BBC)
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  • Floods in Mozambique cut off the country's main north-south motorway. (IOL)
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  • At least 20 people are killed in a fire at a drug rehabilitation centre in Lima. (BBC)
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