59: In the central Chinese city of Wuhan, 59 people have been struck by a mysterious pneumonia-like illness, with symptoms including high fever and lung lesions. Chinese officials – traumatized by the memory of the deadly 2002 SARS outbreak – are working full-time to identify the mysterious illness.
61,000: More than 61,000 people have disappeared as a result of Mexico's deadly drug war, according to new government data. While some of these cases date back to the 1960s, majority of disappearances have occurred since the 2006 government crackdown on organized crime groups.
50: At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 injured in a deadly stampede during the funeral procession for slain Iranian general Qassim Suleimani. The main street leading to the funeral was too narrow to accommodate the tens of thousands of mourners who flocked to Suleimani's hometown, according to witnesses.
42: President Trump started the new year with an approval rating of 42.6 percent, making him the most unpopular president since Gerald Ford to run for re-election, according to FiveThirtyEight. Ford's approval rating hovered at 39 percent at the beginning of 1976, and he then lost the November election to Jimmy Carter.