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What Happened on 03 August 2015

Three hurt as plane skids off runway in western Indonesia

At least three people were injured when a plane carrying more than 170 passengers reportedly skidded off a runway in… Read More.

'Mexican photojournalist was tortured before being killed'

Ruben Espinosa, a photojournalist from Mexico who was found dead in the capital, may have been tortured,… Read More.

Nigerian military rescue women, children from Boko Haram captivity

The Nigerian army says it has rescued 178 people being held by the Boko Haram in Borno state, a militant… Read More.

US: Ted Cruz says he doesn't believe in science behind global warming

Texas senator Ted Cruz has expressed serious doubts over the science behind global warming. The Republican presidential candidate said “data… Read More.

Russian military grounds Mi-28 helicopters after crash

The Mi-28 helicopters have been grounded by Russia’s defense ministry after an accident during an air show left one pilot… Read More.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman cuts short French holiday

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman cut short his controversial holiday in France and flew with his entourage to… Read More.

Israeli teenager stabbed during Gay Pride march dies

Shira Banki, a 16-year-old girl who was stabbed at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride march, has died from her injuries. The Israeli… Read More.

Canada: PM Stephen Harper calls election for October 19

Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper has called for a general election for October 19. He asked David Johnston, the governor… Read More.

Swedish minister accuses Cameron of 'playing politics' over migrant crisis

Sweden’s justice and migration minister Morgan Johansson has said that British PM David Cameron was “playing politics” with the Calais… Read More.

China: Factory activity contracts to two-year low

China’s factory activity in July fell to its weakest level in two years. The Caixin/Markit manufacturing PMI… Read More.

Zimbabwe beat New Zealand by seven wickets in Harare

Zimbabwe defeated New Zealand by seven wickets, winning their first ODI over a Test-playing nation in about a year. Ross… Read More.

Singer and TV celebrity Cilla Black dies, aged 72

British television star and singer Cilla Black has died in Spain at the age of 72. Starting of as a… Read More.