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What Happened on 20 August 2014

Police shot and killed another black man in Missouri

Police shot and killed another black man in Missouri as protests against the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African… Read More.

Islamic State (ISIS) beheads US journalist, releases video

ISIS militants have circulated a video purportedly showing the beheading of a US journalist, who was being held captive in… Read More.

Three members of Pope's extended family killed in road mishap

Three members of the extended family of Pope Francis have died in a road mishap in Argentina. Emanuel Bergoglio, the… Read More.

Yoga guru, BKS Iyengar died, aged 95

BKS Iyengar, one of the world’s most famous practitioners of yoga, has died early Wednesday, August 20, at the age… Read More.

Pakistan protesters close in on Parliament

It has been reported that around 50,000 protesters, demanding the resignation of the Nawaz Sharif government, have moved close to… Read More.

27 feared dead in landslides in Japan

At least 27 people were feared dead after landslides, triggered by heavy rain on the hills, hit the areas surrounding… Read More.

Gaza conflict: rocket fire, air strikes resume

After more than a week of an uneasy truce, rocket fire from Gaza and Israeli strikes resumed, as per media… Read More.

India calls off talks with Pakistan

The Indian government has called off talks with Pakistan after Islamabad’s high commissioner to New Delhi met Shabir Shah, a… Read More.

Standard Chartered to pay new penalty to NY regulator

Standard Chartered has agreed to make a payment of $300m to the chief banking regulator of New York for its… Read More.

Rodriguez scores for Real, but Atletico level score

Colombia International Star James Rodriguez scored his first goal for his new club Real Madrid, but an equalizer by Raul… Read More.

Brain stimulation may help in stroke recovery, research indicates

New research has suggested that stimulation of the brain's part that controls movement could aid recovery of stroke patients. Light… Read More.

Cliff Richard cancels performance at charity event

Singing legend Cliff Richard, who faces an allegation of a three-decade-old sexual assault, has cancelled a performance at a charity… Read More.

Debbie Reynolds to be honored with lifetime SAG award

Debbie Reynolds, the 82-year-old American actress, will be honored by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) with a lifetime achievement award,… Read More.