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What Happened on 22 August 2014

Obama calls for joint action to halt 'cancer' of ISIS

A day after Isis released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, US president Barack Obama urged… Read More.

Justice will prevail in Michael Brown case, assures Holder

Eric Holder, the United States attorney general, visited Ferguson in a bid to assure locals that justice would prevail in… Read More.

Brazil polls: Marina Silva is Socialist party candidate for president

Former environment minister Marina Silva is the new presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist party, replacing Eduardo Campos who was… Read More.

Emergency call for Ebola research made

An emergency call for research to counter Ebola was launched by the Wellcome Trust and Britain’s Department for International Development… Read More.

Sisters' execution put on hold by Indian court

The execution of two sisters in the Indian state of Maharashtra has been put on hold by a court. Step-sisters… Read More.

Pakistan protests: talks begin to find political solution

The Nawaz Sharif government and leaders of the two groups in Islamabad demanding its ouster have started talks to break… Read More.

Islamic State (ISIS) is an imminent threat, says Pentagon

Officials of the Pentagon have said that the militant group Isis, which beheaded US journalist James Foley, was an “imminent… Read More.

Remains of Malaysian victims of flight MH17 arrive home

An aircraft carrying the first remains of Malaysian nationals who were on board flight MH17 returned home. The Malaysia Airlines… Read More.

US Ebola patients discharged after recovery

Two humanitarian workers from the United States, who were admitted to a hospital in Atlanta after contracting Ebola in West… Read More.

Three top Hamas commanders killed in Israeli strikes

Israeli air strikes in Gaza have killed three top Hamas commanders. Mohammed Abu Shamlah, Mohammed Barhoum, Raed Attar and five… Read More.

Russian convoy clears customs at border with Ukraine

A Russian aid convoy consisting of 270 trucks has started to move deeper into east Ukraine after the first vehicles… Read More.

Kerala draws plan to make state alcohol free

The south Indian state of Kerala has laid out a roadmap to ban the consumption and sale of alcohol in… Read More.

27 killed in bus collision in Egypt

A collision involving two buses in Egypt has killed at least 27 people. Over 40 people were injured in the… Read More.

Four McDonald's restaurants shut in Moscow

Four branches of McDonald’s have been shut temporarily in Moscow as Russia continues a probe into food standards. Rospotrebnadzor, the… Read More.

Bank of America to pay $16.7bn in mortgage settlement

In a record mortgage settlement, Bank of America will pay $16.7bn to United States authorities for failing to adequately warn… Read More.

Argentina international Marcos Rojo joins Manchester United

Marcos Rojo, the Argentina international defender, has joined Manchester United in a £16m deal. Rojo described his signing of the… Read More.

General Prayuth Chan-ocha is nominated Thailand's prime minister

Prayuth Chan-ocha, the 60-year-old leader of Thailand's junta, is the country’s new prime minister.  The general’s nomination to the top… Read More.

Malky Mackay apologizes for 'disrespectful' text messages

Malky Mackay, the ex-Cardiff boss, has apologized for sending messages that were “disrespectful of other cultures.” However, the 42-year-old described… Read More.

Amazon expands footprint in China with Shanghai pact

Amazon and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone have set up a strategic partnership. The online retailer's China branch signed an… Read More.

Sprint announces new unlimited data plan for US smartphone users

Signaling an escalation in the price war in the American wireless industry, Sprint has announced a new plan for unlimited… Read More.

Hackers target UPS Stores, steal personal details of customers

United Parcel Service has become the target of hackers. The company found a data breach in at least 51 stores.… Read More.

Emmy tribute for Robin Williams

Actor and comedian Billy Crystal will present an Emmy tribute to Robin Williams who was found dead on August 11… Read More.

Cast of popular South African soap sacked

The entire cast of Generations, one of the longest-running South African soap operas, has been fired after they went on… Read More.