What Happened on 09 August 2015

Japan marks 70th anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bomb

Seventy years after an atomic bomb devastated Nagasaki, the Japanese city is marking the day that killed more than 70,000… Read More.

Ukraine blacklists 14 Russian singers and actors

The Ukrainian government has blacklisted 14 Russian actors and singers, saying they posed a “threat to national security” for supporting… Read More.

Yemen fighting: Pro-government forces launch offensive on Zinjibar

Pro-government forces have launched an attack on Zinjibar, the capital of Yemen’s Abyan province which is under the control of… Read More.

Six killed, dozens injured as Typhoon Soudelor batters Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor has left a trail of destruction in its path, killing at least six people and injuring dozens more… Read More.

Scotland set to ban growing of GM crops

Scotland’s government has announced it will ban growing of genetically modified (GM) crops. Rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead said Scotland… Read More.

England thrash Australia in fourth Test, regain Ashes

England crushed Australia by an innings and 78 runs to regain the Ashes on the third day of the Trent… Read More.