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What Happened on 09 July 2014

Crisis deepens after talk of 'parallel government' in Afghanistan

Abdullah Abdullah, a presidential candidate in Afghanistan, has claimed victory in the controversial elections though initial results gave a big… Read More.

Iran needs industrial-scale enrichment to meet long-term energy needs: Khamenei

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that to meet its energy requirements over the long term, Iran would need to significantly… Read More.

Cybersecurity bill adopted by Senate committee

The United States Senate intelligence committee has voted to adopt a bill on cybersecurity that may give the National Security… Read More.

Typhoon Neoguri causes widespread damage in Japan

After leaving a trail of destruction in Okinawa islands, Typhoon Neoguri headed towards the mainland in Japan. With winds reaching… Read More.

20 killed as Israeli forces attack Hamas in Gaza

At least 20 people were killed as Israeli jets and ships targeted Gaza in a military offensive against militant group… Read More.

North Korea fires two short-range missiles

In the fourth such test in just two weeks, North Korea is believed to have fired two short-range missiles into… Read More.

Militants attacked Somali president's palace

The presidential palace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has been targeted by Islamist militants.  Government officials were quoted as saying that… Read More.

Nike, Manchester United football kit deal ends

American sportswear firm Nike is ending its 13-year-deal with Manchester United to manufacture football kits for the sports club. The… Read More.

Loss to Germany worst day of life: Scolari

Brazil’s coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has described his team’s 7-1 shock loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinal as… Read More.

Better smartphones to give edge to space robots

Nasa aims to send more sophisticated smartphones to space that will work as flying robots’ “eyes and brains.” The Google… Read More.

'Transformers' sets Chinese box office on fire

Hollywood film Transformers: Age of Extinction has become the biggest box-office success in Chinese history. After 10 days in theaters… Read More.