What Happened on 17 December 2014

One killed in hot air balloon crash in Turkey

A tourist was killed and nine others injured, one of them critically, after a hot air balloon crashed in Turkey… Read More.

Pakistan in deep shock after school massacre

A shocked Pakistan is in mourning as it tries to come to terms with one of the worst militant attacks… Read More.

Had Iran requested Sydney gunman's extradition?

Iran has said that it had requested the extradition of the Sydney gunman Man Haron Monis 14 years ago, but… Read More.

Dalai Lama hints that he may be the last in line

The Dalai Lama has said that he realizes that he may well be the last person to hold the title.… Read More.

Obama set to sign bill imposing new sanctions on Russia

The White House has said that US president Barack Obama will sign a bill that imposes fresh sanctions against Russia.… Read More.

Lastminute.com sold to Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo

Online travel booking service Lastminute.com has been sold by American technology company Sabre Holdings to Bravofly Rumbo, the Swiss travel… Read More.

Murali Vijay hits century to put India in command

Murali Vijay hit a century to put India in the driver’s seat at the end of the first day in… Read More.

Club World Cup: Real Madrid defeat Cruz Azul to enter final

Continuing their terrific form, Real Madrid defeated Cruz Azul 4-0 to notch up their 21st straight win in all competitions… Read More.

Dutch data protection agency threatens Google with fine

The Dutch data protection agency (DPA) has threatened search giant Google with a fine of up to 15 million euros… Read More.

Now, hackers issue threat to US cinemas

Hackers behind the attacks on Sony Pictures have now threatened American cinemas showing The Interview, the studio’s new release. In… Read More.

Methane spikes on Mars trigger researchers' Curiosity

Methane has been detected on Mars, an indication of possible life on the planet. Nasa's Curiosity rover robot detects very… Read More.

Apple found not guilty in anti-competition class action suit

A jury in California has found tech giant Apple not guilty of indulging in anti-competitive behavior.   The class action… Read More.