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What Happened on 01 August 2014

Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire

It has been reported that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire after more than three weeks… Read More.

Gas explosions kill 24 in Taiwan

The streets of Taiwan’s second largest city were ripped open by multiple gas explosions that killed at least 24 people.… Read More.

CIA admits to spying on Senate intelligence committee staff

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan has admitted that agency employees spied on staff members of the US Senate… Read More.

Sudanese woman who faced death penalty for apostasy arrives in US

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian woman, who had faced the death penalty in her native country for apostasy, arrived… Read More.

Death toll mounts in India landslide, dozens still missing

Rescuers searched for an estimated 120 people still believed to be buried under mud and rocks after a landslide submerged… Read More.

Argentina sees conspiracy in debt default

After defaulting on its debt, Argentina's government has blamed a conspiracy of international financial agents for the situation. Economy Minister,… Read More.

England won Southampton Test, level series

England won the third Test against India at Southampton by 266 runs, leveling the five-match cricket series. Needing an improbable… Read More.

Glasgow games: Amos beats Olympic champion Rudisha in 800m final

In one of the much-anticipated races of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 20-year-old Nijel Amos from Botswana beat his hero,… Read More.

75,000 patients to have their DNA sequenced in four years in UK

Around 75,000 patients with cancer and other diseases will have their DNA sequenced as part of a four-year project in… Read More.

Irish bookmaker says personal details of customers were stolen in 2010

Paddy Power, an Irish bookmaker, has said that its website was hacked in 2010 and around 649,000 customers’ personal details… Read More.

Dick Smith, legendary make-up artist, dies

Dick Smith, an Oscar-winning make-up artist, has died at the age of 92. Smith won two Academy awards in the… Read More.