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What Happened on 18 July 2014

298 killed as Malaysia Airlines shot down by missile over Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was shot down by a missile over east Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.… Read More.

Israeli ground forces enter Gaza as ceasefire proposal collapses

Israeli forces entered Gaza as Egyptian-led efforts to seal a ceasefire collapsed. Reports said that around a dozen Palestinians and… Read More.

Super typhoon makes landfall in south China

After hitting the Philippines, Typhoon Rammasun headed with greater intensity towards south China, making a landfall on the islands of… Read More.

'Self-employed' 10-year-olds allowed to work in Bolivia

Bolivia, one of South America’s poorest nations, has passed a law allowing children aged 10 and above to work as… Read More.

Several injured in train mishap in France

More than two dozen people were injured in France on Thursday, July 17, when a high-speed TGV train with 178… Read More.

In deepest cuts ever, Microsoft to slash 18,000 jobs

Microsoft will slash 18,000 jobs as it tries to integrate the Nokia phone business, which it recently acquired for $7.2bn.… Read More.

Ads boost Google revenue

Google has reported a 22% hike in revenue in the second quarter from March to June compared to the same… Read More.

Louis van Gaal says he is a 'democratic' manager

Louis van Gaal, the new boss of Manchester United, said he was a “democratic” manager. Though appointed in May he… Read More.

Two-year doping ban on cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke was banned for two years for an anti-doping violation, according to media reports. The British rider was… Read More.

Researchers develop robotic 'fingers' that mimic hand movement

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists have developed an extension to the human hand that can help with daily tasks,… Read More.

Johnny Winter, legendary guitarist, dies

Johnny Winter, the legendary blues guitarist, who collaborated with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters, has died at… Read More.

Broadway actress Elaine Stritch dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, a Broadway actress, has died in Michigan. She was 89. Known for her role in the television series… Read More.