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What Happened on 17 July 2014

Sexual assaults in Egypt: nine men jailed

Egypt has sent nine men for a long term to jail for sexually assaulting women during a rally held to… Read More.

Julian Assange's lawyers to appeal against ruling

Julian Assange's lawyers have said that they would appeal when a judge in Stockholm rejected their challenge to his arrest… Read More.

Israel, Hamas agree on short ceasefire

Agreeing to a humanitarian request by the United Nations in the wake of four Palestinian boys’ deaths in Israeli air… Read More.

More US, EU sanctions against Russia

The United States and EU have expanded their sanctions against Russia for its alleged support to rebels fighting against Ukraine… Read More.

Taliban launches attack on Kabul airport

Militants used rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons to target the International Airport in Kabul. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for… Read More.

Techie-turned 'cyber jihadist' sentenced to jail

Babar Ahmad, a computer expert from Britain, who admitted using the internet to support terrorism, was sentenced to over 12… Read More.

Russia to reopen spy base in Cuba

Russia is set to reopen an electronic listening post — a spy base — in Cuba. The Lourdes base, which… Read More.

An offer by Murdoch that Time Warner refused

21st Century Fox, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, had made an offer in June to buy Time Warner. But… Read More.

Online retailer eBay reports rise in profits

Beating analyst expectations, online retailer eBay has reported $676m in profits during the March-June period. The firm’s shares were up… Read More.

Suarez is ours, says Barcelona

Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s star international, is “now a Barcelona player in all respects,” the Spanish club has proclaimed. Liverpool and… Read More.

John McEnroe's son held on drug charges

Kevin McEnroe, the son of tennis legend John McEnroe and Oscar-winning actress Tatum O'Neal, has been arrested on drug charges.… Read More.

Actress gets 18-year jail sentence for posting poisonous letters

Shannon Richardson, an actress who posted letters poisoned with ricin to American President Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg, the mayor… Read More.