What Happened on 08 December 2014

US defends raid that led to death of hostages

The US has defended the failed special forces raid in Yemen that resulted in the deaths of an American and… Read More.

Former defense chiefs warn of nuclear weapons' risk

A global group of former defense chiefs and other key figures have warned that nuclear weapons in ready-to-launch mode posed… Read More.

Rich countries urged to resettle Syrian refugees

Aid agencies and rights groups have called upon rich nations to resettle Syrian refugees as the immediate neighbors of Syria… Read More.

Israel accused of bombing Syria

The Syrian regime has accused Israel of carrying out two air attacks inside Syria, near the capital Damascus and in… Read More.

Russia interfering in domestic affairs in eastern neighborhood: Merkel

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said Russia is interfering in the domestic affairs of some nations that seek closer ties… Read More.

Three killed, one million evacuated as typhoon Hagupit batters Philippines

Three people were reportedly killed and more than a million have been evacuated as typhoon Hagupit, a category three storm,… Read More.

Uber taxi driver accused of raping woman in Delhi

A woman in the Indian capital Delhi said she was raped by a cab driver after she booked the taxi… Read More.

Japanese recession is worse than estimated

The Japanese economy contracted by 1.9% (in annual terms) during the third quarter, revised data show, confirming that it was… Read More.

'Australia's banks need more capital to survive financial crises'

Australia’s banks ought to hold greater capital to survive financial crises of the future, a report has said. It also… Read More.

China trade data below market expectations

Trade data from China are below expectations, increasing worries of a greater slowdown. Exports in November were up by 4.7%… Read More.

Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona beat Espanyol 5-1

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to lead Barcelona to an emphatic 5-1 La Liga victory over Espanyol. The 27-year-old Argentine… Read More.

British Independent Film Awards: Pride named best film

Pride, a movie based on a miners’ strike, won the best film prize at the British Independent Film Awards. The… Read More.