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What Happened on 05 December 2014

Rape reports increase among estimated victims in US military, says Pentagon

More victims of sexual assault and rape in the US military are reporting the crimes, a Pentagon study reportedly says… Read More.

Putin attacks west for 'trying to contain Russia'

Vladimir Putin has said the west has been trying to contain Russia for “decades, if not centuries,” in his state… Read More.

Suspected terror offences: 5 men arrested in south Wales

The UK police have arrested five men in Wales for suspected terror offences, according to media reports. The men, in… Read More.

US reveals attempt to rescue hostage in Yemen

The United States has said it had tried to rescue Luke Somers, the Britain-born American journalist who is being held… Read More.

Australia's parliament approves migrant reforms bill

Temporary visas will been reintroduced for refugees as Australia’s parliament backed changes to the immigration laws, media reports say. Refugees… Read More.

Typhoon Hagupit strengthens into super storm

Typhoon Hagupit has gained strength and consolidated into a super storm as it nears the Philippines, according to media reports.… Read More.

Bahraini activist sentenced to three-year term

Zainab al-Khawaja, a prominent pro-democracy campaigner in Bahrain, was sentenced to a three-year jail term for tearing King Hamad’s photograph,… Read More.

Protests by US fast food workers cover 190 cities

Fast food workers in the US have increased their protests to cover 190 cities, with the movement for raising minimum… Read More.

India omits Yuvraj, Sehwag from World Cup squad

India have excluded prominent players from their World Cup squad, including all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, batsman Virender Sehwag, batsman Gautam Gambhir,… Read More.

Nasa launch of unmanned spacecraft postponed

After multiple attempts and much frustration, Nasa postponed the launch of the Orion, the unmanned spacecraft. It will go far… Read More.

Did Apple 'delete' rival services' music from iPods?

Technology giant Apple allegedly "deleted" rival services’ music from iPods in the last 10 years, a court has been told,… Read More.

'Spectre' is the new James Bond film

The 24th James Bond film will be called ‘Spectre,’ it has been announced, according to media reports. The title was… Read More.