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What Happened on 17 September 2014

'King Richard III suffered fatal blows to skull'

England’s King Richard III suffered 11 injuries, which caused his death, a new study by The Lancet says. Three of… Read More.

Ebola a 'global security threat,' says Obama

US President Barack Obama has described the Ebola outbreak in west Africa as a “a threat to global security,” and… Read More.

Scottish referendum: Miliband was forced to abandon walkabout

Labour leader Ed Miliband was verbally abused on Tuesday, September 16, by pro-independence supporters during an abandoned walkabout in Edinburgh… Read More.

Thailand beach murders: police question British man

Thai police probing the murder of two Britons have questioned a British national in the case. The man was physically… Read More.

Trial of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti begins

The trial of Ilham Tohti, an Uighur scholar accused by authorities of “separatism,” has begun today (Wednesday) in China, reports… Read More.

Bangladesh court commutes Islamist leader's death sentence

The death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, an Islamist leader convicted last year for war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh… Read More.

Contaminated vaccines kill 34 children in Syria

Thirty-four children in rebel-controlled Syria died after being allegedly injected with measles vaccines that were contaminated, according to media reports.… Read More.

US man attempts to swim to North Korea, detained

An American national who was attempting to swim across a heavily militarized river border to North Korea was detained by… Read More.

Sony hikes full year loss forecast

Sony is expecting much larger losses owing to the pressure faced by its mobile business. For the complete year ending… Read More.

Real Madrid beat Basel 5-1

In an impressive start to their Champions League campaign, title holders Real Madrid beat Basel 5-1 with a flurry of… Read More.

Boeing and SpaceX to design Nasa crew ships

Nasa has chosen two firms it believes will develop new crew capsules for its space program. The American space agency… Read More.

MTV Europe Music Awards: Katy Perry leads with 7 nominations

Katy Perry has seven nominations for the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, including Best Pop Act, Best Female, and Best… Read More.