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What Happened on 08 August 2014

Iraq conflict: Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' against ISIS

American president Barack Obama has authorized “targeted airstrikes” to protect US personnel in Iraq and help the Iraqi military as… Read More.

Rockets fired from Gaza, Israel responds with strikes

With the 72-hour ceasefire coming to an end, the Israeli military has carried out strikes in Gaza after rockets were… Read More.

Key rebel leader resigns in east Ukraine, military plane shot down

Alexander Borodai, a key rebel leader and self-styled prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic, has stepped down from his… Read More.

Edward Snowden gets 3-year residency in Russia

Russia has granted US whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, a three-year extension to his residency, according to media reports. Snowden, who leaked… Read More.

Rudy Kurniawan, wine fraudster, sentenced to 10 years in jail

Rudy Kurniawan, a fraudster, who mixed old and new wines and passed them off as expensive stuff, was sentenced to… Read More.

Ebola Outbreak: blockades set up by Liberia, Sierra Leone

Liberia has put up a blockade to prevent people from western areas hit by the Ebola virus outbreak from coming… Read More.

Alex Salmond battles for Scotland's right to keep sterling

Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has indicated that if it became independent, Scotland would use the sterling as its currency.… Read More.

News Corp reports decline in revenue

News Corp, the owner of the Wall Street Journal and the Times newspapers, has reported a 3% drop in quarterly… Read More.

US PGA: Lee Westwood joint leader on day one

Lee Westwood from England is the joint leader at the US PGA Championship after his six-under-par 65 on the first… Read More.

Broad claims 6 wickets as England take charge of fourth Test

England took charge of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford, dismissing the visitors for 152 on the opening… Read More.

Facebook acquires cybersecurity start-up

Facebook has announced the acquisition of PrivateCore, a cybersecurity start-up that makes software to protect data in servers, as per… Read More.

Justin Bieber, Malala Yousafzai bond online

Canadian singer Justin Bieber shared a photo on social media of an online chat he had with teenager Pakistani activist… Read More.