What Happened on 09 August 2014

3 killed, 10 injured as Donetsk comes under artillery fire

Shelling in eastern Ukraine has killed at least three people and wounded 10 in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk. Artillery… Read More.

Ebola outbreak a global health emergency, says WHO

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been described by experts as a global health emergency requiring a coordinated international… Read More.

Gaza conflict: calls for 'sustainable ceasefire' after fighting resumes

Renewed fighting between Israel and Hamas after a three-day truce claimed five lives in Gaza. The United States has said… Read More.

Fresh air-drops of supplies, raids by US in Iraq

The United States has air-dropped more food and water into the mountains surrounding Sinjar town to help thousands of stranded… Read More.

Experts question USB safety and security

Experts have raised serious doubts over the safety and security of USB devices. Potentially, any USB device could be used… Read More.

Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe dies

Peter Sculthorpe, a renowned Australian composer who used Aboriginal sounds in his classical music, has died aged 85. One of… Read More.