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What Happened on 08 September 2014

Japanese economy shrinks 1.8% in April-June period

The Japanese economy shrank 1.8% from April to June, doing worse than expected and raising questions about Prime Minister Shinzo… Read More.

Indian man's execution put on hold by Supreme Court

The execution of an Indian man in a murder case that’s been called the “house of horrors” has been put… Read More.

Seven Afghan men sentenced to death for gang-gape

Seven Afghan men have been sentenced to death for the gang-rape of a group of women who were coming back… Read More.

Obama to reveal new 'game plan' to tackle ISIS

US President Barack Obama is set to announce a new American “game plan” to fight the Isis. Obama said… Read More.

Russia would respond 'asymmetrically' to new sanctions: Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s prime minister, has warned of a tough response to any fresh sanctions imposed by the west, and… Read More.

Ebola vaccine protects monkeys; human trials underway

An experimental Ebola vaccine kept monkeys free from the disease for 10 months, raising hopes of a vaccine for humans.… Read More.

Ayatollah Khamenei undergoes 'routine' surgery

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has undergone prostate surgery today (Monday) in a Tehran hospital, the country’s media has… Read More.

Electrolux buys GE's appliances unit

Swedish firm Electrolux is buying GE’s (General Electric) household appliances unit for $3.3bn, giving it a much bigger presence in… Read More.

Pound slumps as 'yes' campaign takes lead in Scotland

As the ‘yes’ campaign in Scotland takes the lead in polls, the pound slumped to a ten-month low, according to… Read More.

Serena Williams up there with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert

Serena Williams has joined Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert on the list of all-time Grand Slam winners by defeating Caroline… Read More.

England beat India in T20 by three runs

England scored an exciting three-run victory against India in a Twenty20 match at Edgbaston, as per media reports. Mahendra Dhoni,… Read More.