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In Brief: Major world events you may have missed over winter break

Dec. 28: Air Asia flight QZ8501 traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore lost contact with air traffic controllers at 6:17 a.m.
Dec. 30: Crash debris location was confirmed to be in the Karimata Strait, which connects the South China Sea to the Java Sea.
Jan. 9: The tail of the Air Asia flight was retrieved from the Java Sea.
Jan. 12: The first flight recorder was recovered by search crews.
Jan. 13: The second flight recorder was recovered.
Nov. 24: Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer network was hacked.
Dec. 17: Sony announced it was cancelling the Christmas Day release of “The Interview.”
Dec. 19: FBI confirmed North Korea orchestrated the hack.
Dec. 22: North Korea’s Internet was shutdown for 10 hours by hackers.
Dec. 25: 331 independent theaters released “The Interview.”
Jan. 7: Masked gunmen killed 12 people in an ambush of Charlie Hebdo, and a manhunt began for the gunmen.
Jan. 9: Two gunmen and four hostages were killed during a police standoff inside a kosher grocery store in Paris.

Air Asia flight 8501

— An in-flight stall caused the plane to crash.
— 162 people were on board the plane.
— Search teams have recovered 48 bodies; 29 were identified as of Jan. 10.

Sony Hack

— “The Interview” can be streamed on iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Xbox starting at $5.99 as of Dec. 24.
— The film was played in 331 independent theaters.
— $44 million was spent on making film and $35 million was spent on marketing.
— The film generated $1 million in box office ticket sales on its opening day.
— “The Interview” generated $15 million in online sales and rentals.

Paris Shooting

— The magazine had received threats for its history of publishing controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
— Al-Qaida claimed responsibility of the attack on Charlie Hebdo.
— The shooting sparked rallies across the world with message, “Je Suis Charlie,” meaning, “I am Charlie.”

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