What Happened on 13 August 2014
Maryam Mirzakhani, a mathematics professor at Stanford University, has become the first woman to win the "Fields Medal" — mathematics'… Read More.
Around 1,000 African migrants trying to cross over to Europe by sea through the strait of Gibraltar have been intercepted… Read More.
America has sent an additional 130 military advisers to the Kurd-controlled areas of north Iraq, Chuck Hagel, the US defense… Read More.
Barack Obama, the US president, has urged calm after the killing of black teenager Michael Brown by police provoked violence… Read More.
Two people were killed and eight injured after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Tuesday, August 12, as per… Read More.
It has been reported that the family of a US national detained in North Korea has asked for him to… Read More.
Japan’s economy has shrunk 6.8% (annualized) in the year’s second quarter, the highest drop since 2011, according to media reports.… Read More.
Wayne Rooney is the new captain of Manchester United and Darren Fletcher is the vice-captain. Explaining the appointments, the club’s… Read More.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals in his team’s 2-0 Super Cup victory over Sevilla in Cardiff, as… Read More.
Sony is set to launch its PlayStation TV in the United States and Britain in autumn, according to media reports.… Read More.
Google, together with five major Asian telecom firms, is building an under-ocean cable to provide extremely fast internet speeds, according… Read More.