What Happened on 05 August 2015

Tony Blair could face trial on war crime charges: Corbyn

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn believes that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair should stand trial on war crimes charges if evidence… Read More.

Israel jails suspected Jewish militant under administrative detention orders

Israel has jailed a suspected Jewish militant under the administrative detention orders without trial. The unusual move comes after the… Read More.

Libya: Video shows Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi being abused

A video purporting to show Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi being abused in prison is being probed by the Libyan government.… Read More.

Treason probe row: Germany's justice minister sacks top prosecutor

The German justice minister Heiko Maas has sacked Harald Range, the country’s top prosecutor, saying the latter no longer enjoyed… Read More.

Virgin Australia, Jetstar cancel Bali flights after volcanic eruptions

Jetstar and Virgin Australia have cancelled all flights to and from Bali as the Mount Raung volcano spews more ash,… Read More.

World's largest indoor ski resort coming up in Dubai

Dubai has announced it will construct the largest indoor ski resort in the world, which will have a 1.2 km… Read More.

Drugmaker Shire makes $30bn offer for Illinois firm Baxalta

Adderall XR amphetamine maker Shire is looking to buy Baxalta for $30 billion, it has revealed. The Illinois-based drugmaker Baxalta… Read More.

Disney posts 5% rise in revenue, but misses expectations

Disney has reported a 5% rise in revenue for the quarter ending June 27, but failed to meet analysts’ expectations… Read More.

Moscow makes fresh bid for resource-rich Arctic shelf

Russia has again stepped up its efforts to get the UN to recognize its claims over vast swaths of oil… Read More.

Australia: Court overturns approval for Indian firm's giant coal mine

A court in Australia has overturned the approval for Indian firm Adani’s Queensland coal mine, which has raised environmental concerns.… Read More.

Payworld to expand operations in Karnataka

Electronic transaction service provider Payworld has said that it would expand its presence across Karnataka with five-fold increase in its… Read More.

Legendary freediver Natalia Molchanova feared dead

Natalia Molchanova, a legendary freediver, is feared dead after she did not surface following a dive in the Mediterranean. She… Read More.

Hackers exploit internet address flaw to target websites

Hackers are taking advantage of a flaw in the architecture of the internet, a security firm has said. The bug… Read More.