What Happened on 01 April 2015

Palestinian Authority becomes 123rd member of International Criminal Court

The Palestinian Authority is now a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The historic event is being marked by… Read More.

Nuclear talks: World powers, Iran extend deadline

The nuclear negotiations between world powers and Iran are due to continue for another day after the… Read More.

Nine killed, dozens injured as storms batter Europe

Deadly storms have swept across parts of Europe killing at least nine people. In Read More.

China's land reclamation in South China Sea is 'unprecedented': US official

“Unprecedented” land reclamation activity by China in the South China Sea is leading to the creation of… Read More.

Hostage crisis: Turkish prosecutor, two gunmen killed in shootout

The hostage crisis in Turkey came to a bloody end with a prosecutor and the two gunmen… Read More.

Nigeria: Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari wins presidential poll

In a historic triumph, Muhammadu Buhari, the former military ruler of Nigeria, has become the first opposition… Read More.

Chile: 'Abnormal' rain in northern desert region triggers floods; at least 17 dead

At least 17 people have been killed and 20 remain missing after heavy rain in Chile led… Read More.

Fraud allegations: HP sues former executives of Autonomy for $5.1bn

US technology firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) is suing Mike Lynch, the co-founder of Autonomy, and Sushovan Hussain, the… Read More.

UK fashion retailer Asos posts drop in profits, but sales impress

Half-yearly profits at Asos, the UK online fashion retailer, fell to £18 million in the six months… Read More.

China: Factory activity expanded in March, official data show

Factory activity in China showed a surprise increase in March, a government survey said. The purchasing managers’… Read More.

Tennis: Andy Murray becomes first Briton to win 500 matches

Andy Murray has become the first British player to win 500 career matches, after beating Kevin Anderson 6-4 3-6 6-3… Read More.

Cape Verde shock Portugal, win 2-0

Portugal felt the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo as they suffered a 0-2 shock defeat in a home friendly against the… Read More.

Amazon unveils 'Dash' button to order household items

Online retailer Amazon has launched a new device that is capable of placing orders to replenish home-use items. The “Dash”… Read More.