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What Happened on 15 August 2014

Nuri al-Maliki withdraws candidacy for a third term as Iraqi PM

The Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki withdrew his candidature for a third term as the head of his beleaguered country.… Read More.

Missouri State Highway Patrol takes charge of security in Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said he has decided to bring in the Missouri State Highway Patrol to manage security in… Read More.

Berkshire Hathaway stock value rises to new levels

The price of a Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) crossed $200,000 for the first time on 14 August.This… Read More.

Novak Djokovic loses in third round at Cincinnati Masters

In the run-up to the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Cincinnati Masters  in Ohio, on 14 August.… Read More.

Apple bans the use of toxic chemicals in its products

Lisa Jackson, Vice President of environmental initiatives at Apple, announced that two toxic chemicals, benzene and n-hexane, would not be… Read More.

Robin Williams had early stage Parkinson's Disease

Robin Williams, who was found dead at his home in northern California on 11th August, was suffering depression, anxiety, and… Read More.