“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Democratic presidential nominee
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet suspends his presidential campaign.
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang suspends his presidential campaign.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders narrowly defeats former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg to win the primary.
Registered Democrats and independents in the U.S. state of New Hampshire vote in the first official Democratic presidential primary of the election year. It comes after the controversial Iowa caucuses that occurred a week earlier.
Venezuela makes its civilian militia a new branch of the armed forces.
High Court of Australia
The High Court of Australia finds that Aboriginal Australian people are not "aliens" under the Australian Constitution, even if they were not born in Australia and do not have Australian citizenship, and they cannot be deported.
Sudan's ruling military council agrees to hand over ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity in Darfur.
Philippines–United States relations
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte terminates the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. confirms that the Embassy of the United States, Manila, has been formally notified. The termination will take effect after 180 days.
The death toll of the coronavirus pandemic in China surpasses 1,000. Hubei province reported 103 deaths in a single day, the highest single-day toll of the pandemic.
A boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsizes in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia. Fifteen are confirmed dead and dozens are missing, a Bangladesh Coast Guard official says.
Storm Ciara kills six people in Europe.
Softbank, the Japanese venture capital giant, announced fourth quarter results. They were dismal, due especially to Softbank's losses on its Vision Fund.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson approves the High Speed 2 railway project, after many delays and the project going billions of pounds overbudget.
Victor Marrero, a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, approves the $26 billion USD merger of T-Mobile US and Sprint Corporation.
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Siba, a standard Poodle, wins Best in Show Award.
2019–20 Lebanese protests
Lebanese protesters attempt to block a confidence vote, and 400 people are injured. The Lebanese Cabinet wins the vote.
2020 Iranian attack on U.S. forces in Iraq
The Pentagon confirms that the number of U.S. troops who suffered traumatic brain injuries from the Iranian attacks in January is higher than previously stated, now being at 109.
February 2020 Kabul bombing
A suicide bombing in Afghanistan's capital Kabul kills six people and injures twelve others.
Syrian civil war
A Syrian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter is shot down by Turkish-backed rebel forces near the village of Nayrab in Idlib Governorate, killing both pilots.
The Syrian Army and allied militia groups secure the entire length of the strategic M5 Motorway, connecting Damascus and Aleppo, for the first time since 2012.
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