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What Happened on 20 July 2015

Explosion Rocks Turkey, 27 Dead

Turkey, July 20, 2015 - At least 27 people were killed and 100 injured when an explosion took place at… Read More.

War crimes: Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré to go on trial in Senegal

Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, will go on trial in Senegal, facing accusations of crimes against humanity, torture… Read More.

Yemen conflict: Over 40 killed as 'Houthi rebels target Aden'

Shelling by Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen has killed more than 40 people in the southern port… Read More.

Iran nuclear deal does not prevent 'military option': US defense secretary

US defense secretary Ashton Carter has said that the nuclear deal struck with Iran does not prevent the use of… Read More.

Cuba, US set to open embassies after more than five decades

In a symbolically significant move, Cuba and the United States will have embassies in each others' capital cities for the… Read More.

Japanese firm Mitsubishi makes landmark POW apology

Japanese company Mitsubishi has made an apology for using American prisoners of war (POWs) as forced labor during the Second… Read More.

Greek debt crisis: Banks reopen after three weeks

Banks in Greece are reopening after a three-week shutdown triggered by the country’s debt crisis. Last week, the Greek government… Read More.

Davis Cup: Andy Murray propels Britain to semi-finals

Britain’s Andy Murray defeated Frenchman Gilles Simon 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-0 to propel his team into their first Davis… Read More.

Ashes: Australia crush England by 405 runs at Lord's, level series

Australia crushed England by 405 runs in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s to level the series 1-1. The hosts… Read More.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter set to announce reform plans

Sepp Blatter, the president of football’s world governing body Fifa, is set to announce his plans to reform the scandal-hit… Read More.

'Ant-Man' debuts on top of North American box office

‘Ant-Man’ has made a smashing debut at the North American box office, displacing 'Minions' from the number one spot. The… Read More.

American actor Alex Rocco, known for 'Godfather' role, dies

Emmy-award winning American actor Alex Rocco, perhaps best known for his role in ‘The Godfather’, has died. He was 79. In… Read More.