January 2017 Current Events: World News Slideshow
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of January 2017.
1. Deadly Attack at Istanbul Nightclub 2. French Law: Right to Disconnect 3. Britain's Ivan Rogers Resigns 4. China Issues First-Ever Smog Red Alert 5. Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter 6. Volkswagen Executive Arrested for Conspiracy 7. Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Dies
- ISIS Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Nightclub Attack
- A New Year's day attack in Istanbul, Turkey, leaves at least 39 dead and dozens wounded. ISIS claims responsibility, calling the perpetrator "a hero soldier of the caliphate" and describing the scene just after midnight at the Reina nightclub: "They used hand grenades and a machine gun and transformed their celebration to mourning." Turkey's president vows that this heinous act will neither divide nor defeat the country.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Emrah Gurel
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