What Happened on 12 August 2014

Nouri al-Maliki loses support as political crisis in Iraq deepens

A coalition of Shia parties in Iraq has nominated Haider al-Abadi as a replacement for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as… Read More.

Mark Simmonds, Foreign Office minister in UK, resigns

It has been reported that Mark Simmonds, a foreign office minister in Britain, has stepped down, claiming that his rental… Read More.

Russia's 'humanitarian aid' to Ukraine alarms west

Around 280 trucks from Russia — carrying “humanitarian aid” according to the Putin regime — are heading to Ukraine, according… Read More.

Liberia to try experimental Ebola drug made in US

Liberia has said it would give an Ebola drug to two doctors infected by the deadly virus, as per media… Read More.

Level of destruction in Gaza 'unprecedented', says UN

The United Nations has described the level of destruction in Gaza after a month of fighting and Israeli attacks as… Read More.

North Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report

North Korea says it will publish a “rosy” report on human rights to counter the “lies” about the country. In… Read More.

Modi hits out at Pakistan for conducting 'proxy war'

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slammed Pakistan’s “proxy war” on India, according to media reports. He said India’s western… Read More.

Australian banks face class actions

Open class actions have been filed against five Australian banks — ANZ, St George, Citibank, Westpac, and BankSA — over the issue… Read More.

Two Brazilian firms bid for Chiquita

Brazilian firms Cutrale and Safra made a $611m bid for Chiquita, the American banana group, according to media reports. They… Read More.

Klose hangs up his boots after glittering football career

Miroslav Klose, the German striker, who has scored the most World Cup goals, has retired from international football, as per… Read More.

New complaints site will 'tap into people's anger'

Controversial technology entrepreneur, John McAfee, has created a site, which can be used by people who are angry with firms… Read More.

Actor Robin Williams found dead at home

Robin Williams, the famous American actor and comedian, has died at the age of 63 at his home in California.… Read More.