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What Happened on 18 February 2015

Ukraine ceasefire: US warns Russia of 'rising costs'

Accusing Russia of violating the ceasefire agreement reached in Minsk, the US has warned that the “costs to Russia” would… Read More.

Avalanche fears lead to change in Everest climbing route

The route used to climb Mount Everest is being changed amid worries of greater avalanche risks. Last year, in one… Read More.

Carnival float hits power line in Brazil; three killed

Three revelers in Brazil were electrocuted on Tuesday when the Carnival float they were standing on hit… Read More.

Myanmar declares emergency in violence-hit Kokang region

Myanmar has declared a state of emergency in the Kokang region after deadly clashes between government troops… Read More.

Anti-extremism summit begins in US

Representatives from across the world have gathered in the US for a summit that will look at ways to counter… Read More.

John Allan named new chairman of UK supermarket chain Tesco

John Allan has been named as the new chairman of UK supermarket chain Tesco. Allan is currently… Read More.

Britain's inflation rate falls to 0.3%; lowest since 1988

Britain’s inflation rate dropped to 0.3% in January, the lowest ever since records were started. Data from the office for… Read More.

Japan Post buys Australia's Toll Holdings for $5.1bn

Financial firm Japan Post Holdings is buying Toll Holdings, Australia’s biggest freight and logistics company, for $5.1… Read More.

Champions League: Chelsea draw with Paris St-Germain 1-1

Chelsea contained an attacking Paris St-Germain (PSG) to draw 1-1 in the first leg of their final-16 tie of the… Read More.

Sony's smart glasses to go on sale in March

Sony’s new smart glasses, SmartEyeglass, are due to go on sale in March in 10 countries, the firm has announced.… Read More.

Two British banks to allow access to accounts using fingerprint technology

Customers of British banks RBS and NatWest can now access their accounts through smartphones with the help of fingerprint recognition… Read More.

Film Director Roman Polanski will attend extradition hearing in Poland on February 25

Roman Polanski will be attending an extradition hearing in Poland after a request by the US to bring the film… Read More.