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What Happened on 08 April 2015

Yemen: US steps up weapons supply to Saudi-led coalition

The US is speeding up the delivery of arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition which is carrying out air attacks… Read More.

US: White cop charged with murder after 'shooting' video emerges

A white US police officer from South Carolina has been charged with murder following the release… Read More.

Australian lending giant ANZ wins appeal against class action suit

The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group has won an appeal against a class action suit… Read More.

Shell goes ahead with £47bn takeover of UK gas producer BG

In one of the biggest such deals of the past two decades, Royal Dutch Shell is going ahead with a… Read More.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras' Moscow visit triggers speculation

Alexis Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister, is set to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Read More.

France: Hundreds of flights cancelled as air traffic controllers go on strike

A strike announcement by air traffic controllers in France has led to hundreds of flight cancellations. The… Read More.

Australia: Government approves sale of construction firm to China

The Australian government has approved the sale of construction firm John Holland to a Chinese company. The $879 million deal… Read More.

Sim Bhullar becomes first player of Indian descent to play in an NBA game

He didn’t even get 20 seconds to make an impression on the game, but Sim Bhullar created history in the… Read More.

Premier League: Benteke's hat-trick helps Aston Villa draw against QPR

Christian Benteke’s brilliance helped Aston Villa secure a draw against QPR in an exciting Premier League encounter. The Belgian scored… Read More.

Google browser users exposed to 'malicious add-ons': Research

Millions of users of Google Chrome are being unwittingly exposed to dozens of malicious extensions, new research has shown. While… Read More.

US actor James Best, star of 'Dukes of Hazzard', dies at 88

US actor James Best, who played the role of the sheriff Rosco Coltrane on the television show… Read More.

Original manuscript of Don McLean's 'American Pie' sells for $1.2mn

Don McLean’s original ‘American Pie’ manuscript has reportedly sold for $1.2 million at an auction in Read More.