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What Happened on 05 June 2015

US House of Representatives votes to maintain Cuba travel restrictions

The House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republicans, has voted to maintain restrictions on American nationals traveling to… Read More.

South China Sea: Vietnam launches cruise to disputed islands for 'patriotic' citizens

In a thinly-veiled attempt to make a political and diplomatic point, Vietnam is offering its patriotic citizens… Read More.

Ukraine conflict: President Poroshenko warns of 'full-scale' invasion by Russia

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has warned of a “full-scale” invasion by Russia amid a spike in fighting… Read More.

Ghana: Fire at petrol station in flooded Accra kills 175

Around 175 people are feared killed in a massive blaze at a petrol station in Accra. The… Read More.

Kenya: Five men charged over Garissa University attack

Five men have been charged with participating in the deadly attack by al-Shabaab militants on Kenya’s Garissa… Read More.

Netanyahu slams Orange CEO for pulling out of telecom deal with Israeli firm

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed the chief executive of French telecom firm Orange for seeking to pull out… Read More.

Money-laundering case: Geneva authorities order HSBC to pay £28mn

Geneva authorities have ordered HSBC to pay £28 million and warned that “organisational” deficiencies that permitted money… Read More.

French Open: Serena Williams fights back to reach finals

World number one Serena Williams struggled with illness and fought back after losing the first set to beat Timea Bacsinszky… Read More.

Massive data breach 'originating in China' targets US government workers

Chinese hackers are believed to have carried out a “massive” breach involving data of millions of American government workers, US… Read More.

First edition of The Hobbit fetches £137,000 at Sotheby's

A first edition of The Hobbit, the famous 1937 novel by JRR Tolkien, has sold for £137,000 at a Read More.