What Happened on 09 March 2015

Australia 'sick of being lectured' by UN on asylum seekers: PM Abbott

Hitting out at the UN, Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott said his country was “sick of being lectured” over its… Read More.

Niger, Chad renew fight against Boko Haram, launch offensive

Troops from Niger and Chad have launched a major offensive against the Nigerian militant group Read More.

Australians on death row: Families visit convicts in Indonesia

Family members of Australian nationals Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are visiting them in the prison Island of Read More.

Boris Nemtsov Murder: Chechen leader Kadyrov's links to suspect raise questions

The investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov has yielded no clear answers, with a man with links to Chechen… Read More.

US toddler survives car crash despite remaining trapped for 14 hours

A toddler from Utah survived after being strapped in a car seat for 14 hours after… Read More.

EU needs its own army: European commission president

Stirring a controversy, European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has suggested that the European Union needed its own army to tackle… Read More.

Mali: Three killed in rocket attack on UN base

At least three people, including a UN peacekeeper, were killed and 12 injured in a rocket attack on a UN… Read More.

Venezuelan food shortages: Finger scanners to be installed in supermarkets

Venezuela is installing thousands of fingerprint scanners in supermarkets all over the country as part of a… Read More.

Five killed in stabbing incident in Japan

Five people have been killed in a stabbing incident in Sumoto city in western Japan, media reports… Read More.

China's trade surplus hits record $60.6 bn as exports surge

The monthly trade surplus in China reached a record high of $60.6 billion in February. While exports increased by 48.3%… Read More.

Cricket: England lose to Bangladesh, crash out of World Cup

England have crashed out of the Cricket World Cup after suffering a shock 15-run defeat against Bangladesh in a Pool… Read More.

Badminton: Chen Long, Carolina Marin win All England Championships

China’s Chen Long, the badminton world champion, defeated Jan Jorgensen 25-21 21-17 21-15 in the All England Championship final in… Read More.

Solar-powered plane starts five-month global flight

A solar-powered aircraft attempting to fly around the world in a first-of-its-kind journey took off from Read More.