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What Happened on 06 August 2014

Scottish referendum: Darling has edge over Salmond in TV debate

A snap poll after a bitter TV debate between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond over the future of Scotland showed… Read More.

An aspirin a day could keep cancer away, says study

A study in the UK has revealed that one aspirin a day could dramatically reduce people’s risk of getting cancer.… Read More.

Japanese scientist found dead, may have committed suicide

Prof Yoshiki Sasai, a Japanese stem cell scientist, was found dead in what is likely a case of suicide. The… Read More.

Death toll in Chinese quake rises to 589

At least 589 people were confirmed dead in the earthquake in Yunnan province of southwest China, media reports said. More… Read More.

Islamic clothing, beards banned on buses in Chinese city

Karamay, a city in the Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region of China, has banned residents with large beards or Islamic attire from… Read More.

US major general killed, 15 injured in attack in Afghanistan

A major general of the United States army was killed and 15 troops wounded after an Afghan soldier reportedly opened… Read More.

Siberia 'independence march' banned in Russia

A Siberian independence march, supposed to take place on August 17, has been banned by Russia. Moscow may also block… Read More.

After bomb hoax, focus on mental health of suspect

The mental health of a 47-year-old man, who was arrested after a bomb hoax on a Qatar Airways flight that… Read More.

Murdoch scraps $80bn bid to take over Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch has withdrawn 21st Century Fox’s $80bn bid to take over Time Warner. Fox said that Warner “refused to… Read More.

American firms pledge $14bn in investments in Africa

American companies have promised to invest $14bn in Africa, President Barack Obama announced during a summit of African leaders in… Read More.

Hollywood movies under-represent certain ethnic groups

A study has revealed that movies in Hollywood under-represent ethnic groups that are non-white. For instance, in last year’s blockbusters,… Read More.

Pran, well-known Indian cartoonist, dies at 76

Pran, one of India’s best-known cartoonists and creator of the popular Chacha Chaudhary comic series, has died from cancer at… Read More.