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What Happened on 17 April 2015

Low turnout recorded in Sudan polls after opposition's boycott call

Voting in the Sudan polls has ended, but only one-third of voters cast their ballot, observers from… Read More.

Beijing building runway in disputed South China Sea island

China is pushing ahead with constructing an airstrip on a South China Sea reef, a report has… Read More.

Rabies, a 'preventable' disease, kills 59,000 people every year: report

Rabies, which is transmitted by dogs, kills about 59,000 people globally every year or 160 people per day, a new… Read More.

China: Senior journalist sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for leaking state secrets

Gao Yu, a senior journalist from China, has been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for leaking… Read More.

Mobs attack Immigrants in South Africa

 (April 20, 2015) Rioting in South Africa, more than 300 arrestedRead More.

Italy: 12 Christian migrants killed after 'religious' row on boat

The Italian police have arrested 15 Muslim migrants for allegedly throwing 12 Christian migrants overboard… Read More.

Greece would struggle to find creditors outside EU and IMF: Germany

The Greek government will struggle to find non-European creditors to bail it out of the debt crisis, Read More.

US: IBM warns Louisiana governor over 'discriminatory' religious freedom bill

IBM has told the Governor of Louisiana that if a religious freedom bill is made into law… Read More.

US: Toymaker Mattel's sales continue to fall as interest in Barbie diminishes

Diminishing interest in the Barbie doll has led to another drop in sales for US toymaker Mattel.… Read More.

Monte Carlo Masters: Federer, Wawrinka crash out in round three; Nadal advances

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka have crashed out of the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Federer, the World… Read More.

US: Wikileaks releases Sony emails and documents hacked during cyber attack

Wikileaks has published emails and documents linked to an infamous hack attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. Slamming the… Read More.

Cannes Film Festival announces line-up

Films by renowned directors such as Nanni Moretti and Gus Van Sant are competing at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival… Read More.