Following the October 14 election in Bavaria, the Christian Social Union (CSU) lost its absolute majority in the state's legislative body and had to sign a coalition agreement with the Free Voters bloc.
Eastern Orthodox churches, including Russia's one, celebrate Epiphany on 19 January. The occasion marks the baptism of Jesus Christ and traditionally incorporates ice bathing on the eve of the feast.
The phenomenon prompted the closure of ports in Alexandria and Suez, while some flights at Cairo Airport were reportedly delayed.
The cartoon series, which launched about a decade ago and has since been labelled a “Russian phenomenon” by Netflix, has earned a new, truly global accolade.
A video of Roger Federer being stopped at Melbourne Park by a security officer, who didn't recognise the famous Swiss tennis player, is circulating on social media.
According to Article 50 of the Maastricht Treaty, any country which seeks to leave the bloc has to do so two years after giving notice. The article was invoked by Britain on 29 March 2017, so the UK is set to pull out of the bloc in less than three months, though an extension is possible.
An elephant tried to attack a vehicle loaded with tourists during a safari in Manyeleti Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Police have been investigating three corruption cases, namely Case 1000, Case 2000, and Case 4000, against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since 2017. His office has repeatedly denied the allegations, labelling them "fake news".
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