(CNN)Obama is a no-show at Paris union rally. Haiti marks five years since catastrophic earthquake. And 2,000 Nigerians feared dead in Boko Haram attack.
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Shockers, romance and jokes: The Golden Globes was pretty much what we expected with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting: irreverent and funny. They made jokes about everything, from the "spoiled" actors and actresses, to the marriage of George Clooney and the controversy surrounding North Korea's issue with the Sony film, "The Interview."
Where was Obama?: The heads of England, Germany and Israel joined nearly 4 million people at a unity rally in Paris. But President Barack Obama didn't attend the unity march yesterday, days after the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Nor did his secretary of state, John Kerry, who has deep ties to France.
More details come out: As Paris tries to put a week of terror behind it, officials say they believe Charlie Hebdo attacker Said Kouachi met American terrorist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki at some point in Yemen and received orders from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to carry out an attack. However, Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. doesn't have evidence directly linking AQAP to the attack in Paris. Meanwhile, Amedy Coulibaly, the suspect killed in the kosher market hostage siege, pledged allegiance to ISIS in a video circulating online.
'Deadliest' attack by extremists: Boko Haram militants opened fire on Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead. Officials gave varying numbers of fatalities between hundreds and thousands. Amnesty International described the attack on Baga and surrounding towns as "Boko Haram's deadliest act."
Five years later: Haiti suffered a devastating blow five years ago today, when a 7.0.-magnitude earthquake reduced entire communities to rubble and killed hundreds of thousands of people. The nation's lack of infrastructure delayed aid, adding to the catastrophe. Where's the country years later?