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January 2017 Current Events: World News Slideshow

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of January 2017.

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Nightclub Attack
Image of memorial to Istanbul nightclub attack victims
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
2017 Current Events