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What Happened on 11 August 2014

Erdogan wins presidential polls in Turkey

Recep Erdogan,Turkey’s prime minister, is the winner in the first direct presidential election in the country. Erdogan reportedly… Read More.

UKIP leader in row over Hitler speech comment

Britain’s UKIP has come out in defense of its MEP who reportedly praised Adolf Hitler’s speaking style.   Read More.

Air strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) effective, says US

Air strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq are proving to be effective, the US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel has… Read More.

Another ceasefire comes into effect in Gaza

Israel and Hamas have agreed to another proposal by Egypt for a new 72-hour ceasefire. Indirect talks between the… Read More.

Ukrainian forces set to capture Donetsk?

Ukrainian military forces are on the verge of recapturing Donetsk city from rebels, a military spokesperson has said.  The military… Read More.

Hurricane Bertha sweeps Britain

As hurricane Bertha sweeps across Britain, several weather warnings have been issued in the country. Wales and south England were… Read More.

Shocking image shows brutality of Syrian conflict

A very disturbing photo reportedly showing a boy holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier has been put on… Read More.

Black teen's death: vigil turns to violence

A candlelight vigil being held for a black teenager killed by the police in the United States turned… Read More.

40 killed in plane crash in Iran

Around 40 people were feared killed when an Antonov-140 propeller passenger plane crashed in Iran, reports said. Sepahan Airlines Flight… Read More.

BuzzFeed raises $50 million

BuzzFeed has raised another $50 million for expansion. This amount from Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm, is much bigger… Read More.

Arsenal beat Manchester City 3-0

Arsenal defeated Manchester City 3-0 at Wembley in the Community Shield. Santi Cazorla gave the Gunners the lead in the… Read More.

Rory McIlroy is winner of US PGA

Rory McIlroy, the world number one, has won the US PGA Championship. After a two-hour delay due to rain, three… Read More.