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What Happened on 14 April 2015

Italy's coastguard and navy rescue nearly 6,000 migrants

Italian coastguard and navy personnel have rescued close to 6,000 migrants over the weekend as increasing numbers of people attempt… Read More.

Putin authorizes delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has given the green signal to the delivery of the S-300 missile system to Read More.

Foreign ministers express 'grave concern' over ceasefire violations in Ukraine

Foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have expressed “grave concern” over ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine, but said… Read More.

Nigerian girls remembered one year after abduction

Events are being held around the world to mark one year since the abduction of over 200 Nigerian girls by… Read More.

Four US Blackwater guards jailed for killing Iraqi civilians

Nicholas Slatten, a former US Blackwater guard, has been sentenced to life imprisonment and three others have got 30-year terms… Read More.

Mark Hodges named new managing director of British Gas

Mark Hodges, the chief executive of insurance broker Towergate, has been named as the new managing director of the Centrica-owned… Read More.

PepsiCo replaces Coca-Cola as sponsor of NBA

PepsiCo has replaced Coca-Cola as the sponsor of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Besides the NBA, PepsiCo will become the… Read More.

China rejects Taiwan's entry into regional bank as independent nation

China has refused Taiwan’s entry into the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), but said it would be welcome under a… Read More.

Tax fraud: Perfume heiress Arlette Ricci sentenced to one-year prison term

Arlette Ricci, the heir to the Ricci perfume and fashion house, has been sentenced to a year in jail and… Read More.

Premier League: Liverpool beat Newcastle 2-0

Liverpool moved closer to the top four of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Newcastle, who stumbled to… Read More.

Cricket: Ian Bell's 143 gives England solid start against West Indies

Ian Bell led England’s recovery with a fine century as the tourist ended day one of their first Test against… Read More.

'Great Cannon' is China's new cyber weapon, say researchers

Researchers have coined the term “Great Canon” to describe China’s use of a new cyber censorship tool. Its first effective… Read More.