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What Happened on 13 August 2014

Stanford professor, the first woman to win top prize in mathematics

Maryam Mirzakhani, a mathematics professor at Stanford University, has become the first woman to win the "Fields Medal" — mathematics'… Read More.

African migrants take sea route through strait of Gibraltar

Around 1,000 African migrants trying to cross over to Europe by sea through the strait of Gibraltar have been intercepted… Read More.

US sends additional military advisers to Kurdish region

America has sent an additional 130 military advisers to the Kurd-controlled areas of north Iraq, Chuck Hagel, the US defense… Read More.

Black teenager death: Obama appeals for calm

Barack Obama, the US president, has urged calm after the killing of black teenager Michael Brown by police provoked violence… Read More.

Quake in Ecuador kills two

Two people were killed and eight injured after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Tuesday, August 12, as per… Read More.

Family of detained American apologizes to North Korea

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 contracts by 6.8% due to sales tax increase

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.

Rooney named captain of Manchester United

Wayne Rooney is the new captain of Manchester United and Darren Fletcher is the vice-captain. Explaining the appointments, the club’s… Read More.

Ronaldo's double strike sees Madrid home

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 PlayStation TV to be launched in UK and US in autumn

Sony is set to launch its PlayStation TV in the United States and Britain in autumn, according to media reports.… Read More.

Trans-Pacific 'Faster' cable to link US, Japan

Google, together with five major Asian telecom firms, is building an under-ocean cable to provide extremely fast internet speeds, according… Read More.

Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall dies

Hollywood legend, Lauren Bacall, who rose to fame in the 1940s for her roles in films, such as The Big… Read More.