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On This Day: Anti-war campaigners leave London for Baghdad in 2003 to be human shields

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on January 25:

1947 – Al Capone, the U.S. gangster who dominated the Chicago area in the Prohibition era, died. Capone was jailed in 1931 for tax evasion, and released in 1939.

1991 – Residential building collapses in Tel Aviv after Iraqi Scud missile attack.

1996 – The Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly voted to admit Russia to the 38-nation body.

2003 – Major demonstrations at World Economic Forum in Landquart, Switzerland.

2003 – Anti-war campaigners leave London for Baghdad to be human shields.

2004 – Mikheil Saakashvili was sworn in as president of Georgia after winning 96 percent of the vote in an election.

2005 – 258 Hindu pilgrims were crushed or burned to death in a stampede and fire during a pilgrimage to the popular Mandher Devi temple near Wai in western India.

2005 – Mexican female wrestler Juana Barraza arrested on suspicion of serial murder.

2006 – Astronomers detected the most Earth-like planet, named OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb, around a star other than our sun, raising hopes of finding a space rock that might support life.

2009 – Student chefs in Mexico set a new world record for the biggest cheesecake.

2016 – Oslo city council begins world’s first experiment to capture carbon dioxide from the fumes of burning rubbish.

(Reuters)

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