January 24 in the news.....
- Federal officials in Los Angeles Tuesday said they arrested more than 750 illegal immigrants over the past week in the metropolitan area, the illegals came from 14 countries in all, including Mexico, Honduras, Ukraine, India, Japan, Poland and Trinidad. President Bush proposed building a fence around the countries named to keep illegals out of the US.
- In the annual State of the Union address, US President George W Bush today urged a rebellious Congress to give his new Iraq war plan a chance, insisting it was not too late to shape the outcome. There was one awkward moment when Bush looked off camera to the side and appeared to mutter "Does that bitch behind me look all smug?"
- Britons feel less British than they did a decade ago, with the English joining Scots and the Welsh in identifying more strongly with their local nationality, a survey said. There is also speculation that the affordability of dental care has contributed to a British 'identity crisis'.
- Chadian security forces detained an armed hijacker who forced a Sudanese airliner plane heading to the troubled Darfur region to divert to N'Djamena today. It was discovered later that the hijacker demands were motivated by the take-off - apparently he just ended up on the plane by accident and got scared when it did something. It was then that he demanded they land it so he could throw it off the earth to appease the gods.