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What Happened on 19 August 2014

Refugee convoy in eastern Ukraine hit by rocket fire, dozens killed

A convoy carrying refugees was struck by rocket fire close to Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, killing dozens of people, according… Read More.

United States bans all flights over Syrian airspace

The United States has banned all American airlines from flying over Syrian airspace, according to media reports. In a statement,… Read More.

Mosul dam recaptured from Islamic State (ISIS) fighters, says Obama

American president Barack Obama said that Kurdish fighters and Iraqi government forces had retaken control of Mosul dam from the… Read More.

Imran Khan steps up pressure, party MPs will quit Pakistan parliament

Members of Parliament from Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party will quit their seats in the House as the PTI founder and… Read More.

Peaceful protests in Ferguson turn into chaos

It has been reported that peaceful demonstrations again deteriorated into tear gas, Molotov cocktails, and gunfire in Ferguson, Missouri as… Read More.

Russia food ban: EU compensates growers of fruits, vegetables

The European Commission has compensated fruit and vegetables growers impacted by Russia’s ban on western food products, by providing them… Read More.

Monarch Airlines may cut jobs, refocus operations

Monarch Airlines is likely to cut hundreds of jobs as it aims to focus on short-haul flights rather than long-haul… Read More.

Chelsea beat Burnley 3-1, Costa scores on debut

Chelsea outclassed Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor after Scott Arfield threatened an upset by opening the scoring for Burnley in… Read More.

Hospital group hack: 4.5 million people's data stolen

Community Health Systems, a prominent American hospital group, has revealed that it had been the target of a major cyber-attack… Read More.

Renowned Opera singer Licia Albanese dies

Licia Albanese, a renowned American opera singer, has died at the age of 105. Born in Italy in 1909, she… Read More.

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee arrested on drug charges

Jaycee Chan, the son of actor Jackie Chan, was arrested on drug charges by police in Beijing. The 32-year-old Jaycee… Read More.