What Happened on 16 February 2015

Copenhagen shootings: Suspect had violent past, say police

Police say the 22-year-old suspect in the twin shootings at a café and a synagogue in Copenhagen was born in… Read More.

Ukraine ceasefire: Fighting continues in Debaltseve; further UN sanctions imposed on Russia

Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will make another attempt to reach… Read More.

Nigeria: Seven killed, 30 injured in suicide bomb attack

At least seven people have been killed and over 30 injured in a suicide bomb attack in northeastern Read More.

Italian coastguard rescues more than 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

Over 2,000 migrants were rescued by Italy’s coastguard near the Libyan coast on Sunday. Reports said that search teams were… Read More.

Yemen: UN adopts resolution, urges Houthi rebels to cede power

Adopting a unanimous resolution, the United Nations Security Council has demanded that Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels, who ousted the government… Read More.

Japanese economy rebounds from recession; growth still lower than estimates

The Japanese economy came out of recession in the last quarter of 2014 but grew at a slower-than-expected pace.  The… Read More.

Ski jumping world record broken twice in two days

The ski jumping world record was broken twice in just two days after Anders Fannemel from Norway jumped 251.5m at… Read More.

La Liga: Messi strikes thrice as Barcelona thrash Levante 5-0

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick and Neymar and Luis Suarez struck one goal each as Barcelona defeated Levante 5-0 in… Read More.

World Cup Cricket 2015: India defeat Pakistan by 76 runs

Continuing their World Cup domination over their South Asian rivals, India overwhelmed Pakistan by 76 runs in their opening match… Read More.

Report: $1bn stolen in 'unprecedented' cyber robberies

An estimated $1 billion has been stolen in cyber-attacks targeting around 100 financial institutions and banks around the world, a… Read More.

Miss Saigon, musical set in Vietnam war, sweeps WhatsOnStage awards

In a record haul, Miss Saigon has bagged nine prizes at the WhatsOnStage awards, which focus mainly on the theater… Read More.

French actor Louis Jourdan dies in Los Angeles

Louis Jourdan, the French actor best known for his role in the 1958 musical ‘Gigi’, has died aged 93. The… Read More.