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What Happened on 16 August 2014

U.S. carries out airstrikes near Mosul Dam in Iraq

The U.S. launched airstrikes near the Mosul Dam, which has come under control of the Islamic State forces in northern… Read More.

Boko Haram kidnaps boys in Nigeria

Boko Haram, the Islamic terror group carried out raids on the village of Doron Baga on the shore of Lake… Read More.

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore sues Al Jazeera America

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America about a television channel that he founded. The television… Read More.

Ebola scare leads to West African athletes being banned from World Youth Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in a precautionary measure, has banned three athletes from West Africa from participating in the… Read More.

World's first smartphone celebrates 20th anniversary

The world’s first smartphone, the IBM Simon, which combined a variety of features of a computer with a mobile phone,… Read More.

U.K. Police receive information about Sir Cliff Richard

Police in U.K. confirmed that they had received information from a number of people following a search at a property… Read More.