Aisne: German reinforcements counter-attack north of Soissons; river bursts its banks carrying away French-held bridges.
Champagne: Heavy fighting round Beausejour Farm.
South Africa: Last Transvaal rebels’ capture announced.
Mediterranean: Admiral Carden assesses step-by-step naval attack on Dardanelles as practicable.
Austria: Count Tisza refuses German Ambassador’s request to buy off Italy with territory, proposes Foreign Minister Berchtold’s dismissal to Emperor.
Britain: Government loans Romania £5 million. Grey offers Venizelos Asia Minor territory for aiding Serbia but Greece declines, repeated on January 23 but refused again on January 29.