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What Happened on 04 December 2014

Bill Cosby urged to waive statute of limitations

A lawyer has told Bill Cosby, the US star and comedian, that waiving the statute of limitations would give the… Read More.

Israel suffers 'gravest pollution event' after oil leak

In one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters, oil leaked from a pipeline has flooded the Evrona nature reserve. Three people… Read More.

Long-term financial commitment sought for Afghanistan

Over 50 countries are expected to be part of a London conference, which aims to provide support to Afghanistan following… Read More.

US hostage appears in Al-Qaida video

US hostage Luke Somers has appeared in an al-Qaida video in which the terrorist group threatens to kill him, according… Read More.

Philippines braces itself for Typhoon Hagupit

The Philippines is bracing itself for Typhoon Hagupit, which is expected to make landfall on Saturday, according to media reports.… Read More.

Venezuelan opposition figure is probed over assassination plot

The chief prosecutor of Venezuela has launched a probe into Maria Corina Machado, an opposition figure, over an alleged plan… Read More.

Militants kill three cops in Grozny

Three traffic police officers in Grozny were killed by Chechen militants on Wednesday, December 3, media reports said. Ramzan Kadyrov,… Read More.

Civil rights probe ordered into New York death

The department of US justice will conduct a civil rights probe in the death of a black man, Eric Garner, in… Read More.

Takata refuses recall request

A request by the national highway traffic safety administration (NHTSA) of the US to expand the scope of a recall… Read More.

2014 is likely to be world's hottest year

This year is set to become the hottest ever, the UN weather agency has reportedly said. The World Meteorological Organization’s… Read More.

James Bay wins 2015 Critics' Choice award

James Bay, the singer and songwriter, has won the Brits Critics' Choice award, beating the other contenders Years and YearsRead More.

Turner masterpiece fetches £30m at Sotheby's

A Turner masterpiece has fetched £30 million, a world record for the artist’s work, according to media reports. A buyer… Read More.