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What Happened on 17 July 2015

Nigeria: Twin blasts rip through Gombe market, 50 killed

Around 50 people have been killed in two blasts in northeastern Nigeria’s Gombe city. The explosions occurred at a crowded… Read More.

Sinai militants claim attack on Egyptian navy vessel

Militants linked to the Islamic State have claimed to have carried out a missile strike… Read More.

Indonesia: Three more airports shut after volcanic eruptions

Indonesian authorities have shut three more airports because of the volcanic ash spewing from Mount Gamalama and Mount Raung, bringing… Read More.

Flight MH17 disaster: Memorial service held in Australia

A memorial service was held in Australia on the anniversary of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster that… Read More.

ECB raises emergency helpline for Greek banks

The European Central Bank (ECB) has reportedly increased emergency funding to Greece’s banks by €900 million for a week. Mario… Read More.

Google posts 17% rise in quarterly profits

Quarterly profits of search giant Google increased by 17% to $3.93 billion compared to last year thanks to an 11%… Read More.

Uruguay's soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia dies, aged 88

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, the legendary footballer who scored Uruguay’s winning goal against Brazil in the 1950 World Cup, has died,… Read More.

Intel says changes leading to faster chips delayed

Intel has said changes to its manufacturing plants that would have resulted in more powerful and faster chips have been… Read More.

Reddit makes access to 'abhorrent' content more difficult

Reddit has announced that it will soon be more difficult to access “abhorrent” content on the popular community news and… Read More.

Emmy awards 2015: Game of Thrones leads with 24 nominations

HBO's fantasy epic 'Game of Thrones' has got 24 Emmy Award nominations, the most this year. 'American Horror Story: Freak… Read More.