What Happened on 16 August 2015

Tianjin blasts: Chinese authorities order evacuation from site

Authorities in China have ordered the evacuation of people living within a 3 km radius of the… Read More.

Iraq: 20 killed, dozens injured in bomb attacks

About 20 people have been killed and several injured after the Iraqi capital Baghdad and two other… Read More.

40 migrants found dead in overcrowded boat off Libyan coast

About 40 migrants were found dead on an overcrowded boat in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities have said. They may have… Read More.

Turkey violence: Three soldiers, one cop killed in rebel attacks

Three Turkish soldiers and one police officer have been killed in separate attacks as violence in the Kurd-dominated southeast escalates… Read More.

US: Firefighters battle blazes as Soda Fire burns 260,000 acres

US firefighters are struggling to contain wildfires that are sweeping across large swathes of the Pacific northwest,… Read More.

Greece's bailout not sufficient, says IMF chief Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has warned that Greece needed much more debt relief to tackle its economic woes. The debt-hit… Read More.