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What Happened on 04 August 2014

Israel declares seven-hour ceasefire in Gaza

Israel declared a seven-hour ceasefire in Gaza even as global condemnation grew over the attack on a United Nations school… Read More.

Russia conducts military exercises using jets, bombers

Russia is holding a military exercise near Ukraine’s border from Monday to Thursday. At least 100 fighter jets and bombers… Read More.

Flood alert in India, 60,000 evacuated

At least 60,000 people have been evacuated in north India’s Bihar state after reports of possible flooding. Water in the… Read More.

Islamic State (ISIS) in control of Iraq's biggest dam?

Sunni militant group ISIS has reportedly taken control of Iraq’s biggest dam along with an oilfield and a few towns,… Read More.

Quake in south-west China kills 400

Around 400 people have died and at least 2000 injured in China after an earthquake hit the country’s south-west region.… Read More.

Dozens buried in debris after landslide hits Nepal

At least 160 people are feared dead in a landslide in northern Nepal. Though only 10 deaths were confirmed, chances… Read More.

Bangladesh ferry capsizes, scores feared dead

A passenger ferry in Bangladesh with at least 250 people on board has capsized, killing an unknown number of people,… Read More.

Britons evacuated from Libya as fighting continues

A Royal Navy ship has evacuated British nationals from Tripoli as fighting between rival militias rages on in the Libyan… Read More.

Chairman of state-run bank arrested in India

The chairman of a state-run bank in India has been arrested along with many others over bribery allegations. According to… Read More.

Banco Espirito Santo split in $6.6 billion rescue plan

Banco Espirito Santo has been split by Portugal's central bank in a $6.6 billion rescue that attempts to protect taxpayers… Read More.

Injury forces Woods to withdraw from WGC-Bridgestone

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from Ohio’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after a back injury. A shot possibly played from an awkward stance… Read More.

Bardem, Cruz ignorant about Israel, Gaza, says Voight

Jon Voight has said that actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz were “obviously ignorant” about the situation in the Middle… Read More.