-Dozens of women were raped in a coordinated attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo on New Year’s Day.
- The killing of a Pakistani politician Salman Taseer exposes the crisis between secular and religious Pakistanis.
-South Korea said it will have to consider the North’s motivation in calling for unconditional peace talks before agreeing to them.
-The United States plans to send more than 1,000 Marines to Afghanistan soon.
-2 million fish found dead in Maryland.
-President Obama has picked William Daley, a Clinton administration commerce secretary, to serve as his new chief of staff.
-NY Mayor Bloomberg announced that some city snow plows will be fitted with global positioning systems in a pilot program meant to better track sanitation vehicles as officials brace for a winter storm.
-Andrew Luck will return to Stanford for his redshirt junior season, risking millions of dollars by forgoing the opportunity to be the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft.
-Yao Ming uncertain about future in basketball after surgery.
-Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal split, Mila Kunis and boyfriend of ten years, Macaulay Culkin break up.
-Hugh Hefner engaged to Crystal Harris!
-Jamie Pressly arrested for DUI.
-Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom get their own spinoff.
-Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds allegedly spend New Years together.