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What Happened on 17 August 2014

Curfew imposed in Ferguson, Missouri

Curfew was imposed in the suburban town of Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday 16 August, in the aftermath of the shooting… Read More.

85 hostages taken by Boko Haram freed by Chadian troops

Nigerian sources have confirmed that 85 hostages taken by troops of the Islamist terror group Boko Haram earlier this week,… Read More.

Banana producer Chiquita rejects takeover bid

The US-based banana producing firm Chiquita has turned down a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies Safra and Cutrale, announcing… Read More.

Manchester United defeated in opening game of EPL

Manchester United fans were disappointed as their team lost 2-1 to Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday 16 August,… Read More.

Ask.fm bought by Tinder owner and Ask.com

Ask.fm, a social networking site that allows users to answer anonymous questions posted by other users, has been purchased by… Read More.

Mr T called for jury duty in Illinois

The American actor Mr T, known for his roles as a tough-guy was called for jury duty in Rolling Meadows,… Read More.