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What Happened on 17 February 2015

Nigeria: African allies gain upperhand against Boko Haram militants

Nigerian forces have retaken Monguno and Marte towns from Boko Haram with the help of air strikes, the military has… Read More.

Report on war crimes in Sri Lanka delayed until September: UN

The UN war crimes report looking into the alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the civil war… Read More.

US: 46-year-old man indicted for murdering Muslim students in North Carolina

A grand jury in North Carolina, US, has indicted 46-year-old Craig Hicks on three counts of murder… Read More.

Ukraine ceasefire: Government, rebels dither on arms pullout

Despite a deadline that ended on Monday, Ukraine’s government forces and pro-Russia rebels have not started withdrawing heavy arms from… Read More.

Denmark shootings: Thousands across country mourn victims

Thousands of people gathered across Denmark on Monday to mourn the victims of the shooting attacks in… Read More.

Debt crisis: Greek Finance Minister ready for deal under 'different' conditions

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has said he was willing to do “whatever it takes” in order… Read More.

Home prices in China continue to fall despite government's attempt to boost lending

Average prices of new homes in 70 key Chinese cities dropped 0.4% in January compared to a month ago, making… Read More.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand beat Scotland by 3 wickets

It was a strange scorecard that read three wickets in hand but 25.1 overs to spare as Read More.

Dubai Tennis Championship: Britain's Heather Watson crashes out in first round

Heather Watson suffered a first round straight sets defeat against Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova in the Dubai Tennis… Read More.

US: FAA drone rules affect Amazon's plans for air delivery service

Draft rules of the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for using drones do not allow Amazon to… Read More.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' storms North American box office with $81.7mn debut

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, the film adaption of EL James’ novel by the same name, made an impressive debut at… Read More.

US: Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies of lung cancer

American singer and songwriter Lesley Gore, best known for her 1963 chart-topper ‘It’s My Party’, passed away at the age… Read More.