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What Happened on 01 May 2015

Burundi: Soldier killed as unrest over president's bid for third term continues

A soldier was shot dead and at least 15 people were injured in Burundi as clashes triggered… Read More.

Yemen conflict: Saudi Arabia repels 'Houthi attack' on border

Saudi Arabia has reportedly repelled a border attack by the Yemini Houthi rebels, killing “dozens” of… Read More.

US: New lead emerges in Freddie Gray death case

The van that carried Freddie Gray made a stop on the way to the police station, which had not been… Read More.

New Mexico radiation leak: $73-mn compensation deal reached

The energy department of the US will put in $73 million in New Mexico’s infrastructure and road projects as compensation… Read More.

US: Islam has been 'hijacked' by 'barbarians', says Jeb Bush

Republican leader Jeb Bush has said that Islam has been “hijacked by…barbarians”. Bush, a potential US presidential candidate, said that… Read More.

NASA's spacecraft crashes into Mercury, ends almost an 11-year journey

NASA’s space probe Messenger has crashed into Mercury after it ran out of fuel, the US space agency said. In… Read More.

Nigeria: 150 women and children rescued from Boko Haram militants

The Nigerian military has rescued around 150 women and children from the Boko Haram militant… Read More.

LinkedIn posts net loss, cuts revenue forecasts for next quarter

Cutting its revenue forecasts, LinkedIn has said that it expects to make between $670 million and $675 million in the… Read More.

China's factory activity in April remains unchanged

Factory activity in China held steady in April, slightly exceeding market expectations. April’s manufacturing purchasing managers' index… Read More.

Germany: Government blocks Commerzbank bonus plan

Commerzbank’s plan to pay its top executives bonuses worth double their basic salaries has been blocked by the German government.  … Read More.

Belgium: Sporting Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens dies after collapsing in game

Sporting Lokeren player Gregory Mertens, who had collapsed in a reserve match on April 27, has died.  The 24-year-old defender… Read More.

Anonymous messaging service Secret shuts down 16 months after launch

Secret, the anonymous messaging service, which was valued at over $100 million at one stage, is closing down just 16… Read More.