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What Happened on 19 February 2015

Prosecutor's death: Protest march held in Argentina

Argentines turned out in large numbers on February 18 to mark a month since prosecutor Alberto Nisman died under mysterious… Read More.

Air strike in Niger kills 37 mourners; Nigeria denies responsibility.

An air strike in southern Niger has killed at least 37 people gathered for a funeral ceremony, reports said. An… Read More.

Ukrainian President wants UN peacekeepers to enforce ceasefire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has sought deployment of UN peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine for enforcing the Minsk… Read More.

US at war with those perverting Islam: Obama

President Obama has emphasized that the US was “not at war with Islam” but with people who had “perverted Islam”.… Read More.

ECB raises emergency funding to Greek banks by €3.3bn

The European Central Bank (ECB) has agreed to raise the emergency funding to Greek banks to €68.3 billion, an increase… Read More.

Lower oil prices, cost cutting help Virgin Australia reduce losses

Virgin Australia’s losses have narrowed to $37.3 million in the second half of 2014 thanks to lower fuel prices and… Read More.

Money-laundering probe: Swiss police conduct raid at HSBC's Geneva office

The offices of HSBC bank’s Geneva subsidiary have been searched by the Swiss police as part of… Read More.

French PM pushes through labour market reforms despite opposition

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has pushed through key economic reforms using an emergency provision and without seeking a parliamentary… Read More.

Champions League: Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0

Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and helped set up the other as Real Madrid defeated Schalke 2-0 in their last-16… Read More.

Cricket World Cup: Zimbabwe scrape through against UAE

Zimbabwe were saved the blushes as they defeated UAE by four wickets in a keenly fought World Cup contest on… Read More.

Russian search engine Yandex protests Google's 'monopoly'

Yandex, Russia’s largest search engine, has complained that its rival Google has an unfair advantage as it compelled device makers… Read More.

US rapper Afroman arrested for punching female fan

American rapper Afroman was arrested for allegedly punching a fan during a concert in Mississippi. Video… Read More.