January 25, 2015

Top News Stories –

Syriza party wins Greek election –
In the Greece general election Alexis Tsipras’ party wins a clear victory with a projected 149 seats. The Syriza party ran on an anti-austerity ticket and has vowed to reverse many of the austerity measures adopted by Greece since a series of bailouts began in 2010. The party first came to prominence following the 2008 Greek riots.
Alexis_TsiprasAlexis Tsipras

Prime Minister, call on line hoax –
A hoax caller pretending to be GCHQ director Robert Hannigan today managed to get through to the British Minister on the phone; David Cameron quickly realised it was not the GCHQ head and ended the call.
Robert HanniganGCHQ director Robert Hannigan

Proposal racquet down under –
At the Australian Open tennis tournament a man in the crowd proposed to his girlfriend during Novak Djokovic’s third round match against Fernando Verdasco. When the woman accepted the proposal the crowd and players burst into applause.

Rihanna new single rocks Twitter with #FourFiveSeconds –
Rihanna releases her new single Four Five Seconds, the first release from her new album and it features Kanye West and someone called Paul McCartney who has worked with a few stars before (see List of the day).

Video of the Day –

List of the day –

With Bloody Beetroots

With Kanye West

    • Only One (2015), single which is a writing, production and performance collaboration with Kanye West (and others)

With Kanye West and Rihanna

    • FourFiveSeconds (2015), single which is a writing, production and performance collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna (and others)

Top Twitter Trends –

Worldwide USA UK
1 JB or 1D #RoyalRumbleIn5Words #FourFiveSeconds
2 #HappyBirthdayCalumHood #Worst3WordPickUpLines #HappyBirthdayCalumHood
3 #FourFiveSeconds #FourFiveSeconds #RoyalRumbleIn5Words
4 Locosino JB or 1D #Worst3WordPickUpLines
5 #ГОИБАЦА #HappyBirthdayCalumHood #UFCStockholm
6 #SanaBukasAy #blizzardof2015 Tinie
7 #Worst3WordPickUpLines The Interview #AskKrept
8 #3YearsFromNow Happy Australia Day Chip
9 Happy Australia Day #MoviePlusMovie Gustafsson
10 #Grecia2015 Amazing Amy Anthony Johnson

Other News Stories –

Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
  • A massive blackout strikes Pakistan, leaving as much as 80 percent of the country without electricity at its height as officials rush to restore power. (AP)
International relations
Politics and elections

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