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What Happened on 05 February 2015

Cameroon: Boko Haram militants kill 70, burn houses in Fotokol town

The Boko Haram militants have killed at least 70 people in a raid in Cameroon’s Fotokol town on the… Read More.

Taiwan plane crash: Rescuers search for missing people; 31 confirmed dead

Rescue workers continue to search for 12 missing people at the site of the crashed TransAsia plane in Taiwan as… Read More.

Ukraine: US considers supplying arms to fight pro-Russian rebels; Kerry to hold talks in Kiev

Secretary of state John Kerry will hold talks in Ukraine as the US considers supplying weapons to help the Ukrainian… Read More.

Al-Jazeera journalist freed by Egypt returns home in Australia

Peter Greste, the Al-Jazeera journalist freed by Egypt after spending 400 days in prison, has reunited with his family in… Read More.

ECB takes a tough stand, restricts financing to Greek banks

Signaling a tougher stance on Greece’s debt crisis, the European Central Bank has restricted financing to Greek banks. The ECB… Read More.

Micromax overtakes Samsung, becomes India's largest smartphone seller

Micromax has for the first time overtaken Samsung in India as the country's largest seller of smartphones,… Read More.

21st Century Fox posts huge surge in profits

21st Century Fox has posted a fourth quarterly profit of $6.2 billion, up from the $1.2 billion registered last year… Read More.

Brazil:Oil giant Petrobras' head resigns amid corruption scandal

Maria das Gracas Foster, the head of Petrobas - the Brazilian state-run oil company, has resigned along with five senior… Read More.

Fed Cup: UK's women team overwhelm Liechtenstein in opening tie

The UK women team scored an easy victory over Liechtenstein in their opening tie of the Fed… Read More.

Africa Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast beat DR Congo, reach final

Ivory Coast defeated DR Congo 3-1 on Wednesday to reach their third final of the Africa Cup… Read More.

US: Founder of 'Silk Road' Internet Marketplace convicted of drugs charges

Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the deep web marketplace 'Silk Road' where illicit drugs were traded, has been found guilty… Read More.

American R&B songwriter Don Covay passes away

Don Covay, the American R&B songwriter, whose songs were performed by groups like the Rolling Stones, passed away. He was… Read More.