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What Happened on 16 July 2014

After brief lull, Israel resumes air strikes on Gaza

After a brief lull the Gaza conflict intensified, with Hamas rejecting an Egyptian ceasefire proposal and firing rockets that killed… Read More.

Juncker is confirmed as president of European Commission

Former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker was confirmed as the next European commission president by a comfortable majority, winning 422… Read More.

89 killed in suicide car bomb attack in Afghanistan

In one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent years, a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives… Read More.

20 killed in Moscow train derailment

An underground train derailed in the Moscow metro, killing at least 20 people and injuring 150 during the morning rush… Read More.

Typhoon Rammasun hits Philippines, over 5 dead

Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in the Philippines near Legazpi city on the east coast. At least 350,000 people had to… Read More.

Fossils of four-winged dinosaur discovered in China

A new species of dinosaur found in China could be the largest flying reptile of its type. The skeleton of… Read More.

Iran makes an offer over its nuclear program

Iran says it is willing to accept limits on its nuclear program for seven years, provided it would have the… Read More.

IBM partners with Apple to sell iPhones, iPads with pre-loaded apps

IBM is partnering with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads pre-loaded with apps aimed at enterprise clients. IBM is trying… Read More.

China's economy grows faster than expected

China’s economy has grown faster than expected in the second quarter amid concerns over the country’s real estate sector. Its… Read More.

Brics to set up $100bn development bank

Leaders of the five Brics nations signed a deal that will create a $100bn development bank and emergency reserve fund,… Read More.

England react with surprise to charges against Jimmy Anderson

England have “reacted with surprise” to an allegation that Jimmy Anderson pushed and abused Indian all-rounder Ravi Jadeja during the… Read More.

Crew member's death: Midnight Rider filmmakers surrender

Randall Miller, the director of Midnight Rider, and the movie’s producer Jody Savin have surrendered in Georgia to a sheriff’s… Read More.