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What Happened on 14 August 2015

Sri Lankan opposition nominates ex-leader as PM

Sri Lanka's main opposition party, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), on Friday reiterated that former president Mahinda Rajapakse… Read More.

Greek parliament backs new bailout deal

Despite a rebellion by a few Syriza party MPs, the parliament of Greece has supported the country’s new bailout… Read More.

Two arrested over blogger's murder

Two suspected members of a banned Islamist group have been arrested for killing Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel. According to media… Read More.

Tianjin explosions: 36 hours later fires continue to burn

Around 36 hours after two huge explosions rocked Tianjin in China, fires are still burning at the site. The explosions… Read More.

Yuan stabilises after central bank reassures markets

The Chinese yuan halted a three-day slide after the central bank soothed market sentiments, reversing short but sharp declines… Read More.

Nick Kyrgios penalized for insulting Wawrinka

The Association of Tennis Professionals, or ATP, has decided to fine Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios for insulting Swiss… Read More.

NASA fires up engine to take astronauts to Mars

As part of its ambitious Space Launch System (SLS), the US space agency has successfully tested an engine that… Read More.

Cyber tool spots 11 new security flaws in internet browsers

As part of a Facebook-funded effort, a team of US researchers has developed a new cyber security tool that… Read More.

Colbert, Jackman to host 2015 Global Citizen Festival

Actor Hugh Jackman and comedian Stephen Colbert are tapped to serve as emcees for the upcoming Global Citizen Festival.… Read More.