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What Happened on 14 August 2014

No immediate evacuation of Yazidis on cards, says US

The United States has backed out of a possible mission to rescue thousands of Yazidis stranded on Mount Sinjar in… Read More.

Michael Brown killing: Police fire teargas, rubber bullets at protesters

Police in Ferguson, Missouri used rubber bullets and tear gas on demonstrators as a crackdown against protests over the killing… Read More.

Israel and Hamas extend truce by five days

Hamas and Israel have extended the ceasefire by five days after last-minute uncertainty over the truce because of rocket fire… Read More.

Violence in east Ukraine is escalating, says UN

The United Nations has said that the death toll in the eastern Ukraine conflict has doubled in the past two… Read More.

Eduardo Campos, Brazil's presidential candidate, killed after private jet crashes

Eduardo Campos, the socialist party candidate for Brazil’s presidential polls, was killed in a plane crash near São Paulo, according… Read More.

11 injured after Swiss train derails

At least 11 people were injured when a train derailed after encountering a landslide near St Moritz, a ski resort… Read More.

Pope Francis begins first visit to Asia

Pope Francis has started his South Korean visit in what is his first trip to Asia as pope, as per… Read More.

Jet Airways plane dropped 5,000 feet over Turkey

Aviation authorities in India are investigating reports that an aircraft on its way to Brussels dropped 5,000 feet all of… Read More.

German and French economies perform worse than expected

The German and French economies have performed worse than expectations in this year’s second quarter. Germany’s GDP shrunk by 0.2%… Read More.

Tiger Woods ruled out for Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods won’t be participating in September’s Ryder Cup because of a back injury, according to media reports. The World… Read More.

Samsung's new smartphone has metal frame

South Korean firm Samsung has announced a new metal-framed smartphone, calling it a “new design approach.” The company had blamed… Read More.

Justin Bieber makes donation in deal to settle drunken driving case

Justin Bieber has made a $50,000 donation, which is part of a deal to settle a drunken driving case in… Read More.