What Happened on 23 December 2014

Pakistan: 500 militants to face execution as government lifts ban on death penalty

Pakistan government plans to execute around 500 terror convicts in the coming days. This development comes in the… Read More.

North Korea experiences 'worst' internet outage; Cyber-attack suspected

North Korea experienced its worst internet blackout on Monday, 22 December, with country’s online access going “totally down.”… Read More.

Pope Francis criticizes Vatican bureaucracy, seeks reforms

The Vatican bureaucracy came under sharp criticism from none other than the Pope Francis. While addressing the annual… Read More.

Hong Kong Magnate, Ex-Official Sentenced for Corruption

A billionaire property magnate and Hong Kong's ex-official were sentenced to imprisonment… Read More.

Vladimir Putin: Diminishing trade affects both Russia and EU

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has said that diminishing trade… Read More.

Shane Watson hit on the head in Australia training session

There are concerns about Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who was hit on the head by a James Pattinson bouncer in… Read More.

Clarke Carlisle's fight for his life after receiving major wounds in lorry accident

Clarke Carlisle is in a critical condition after being hit by a lorry, as per media reports. The 35-year-old ex… Read More.

South Korean president asks officials to boost cyber security

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has asked officials to boost cyber-security after designs and manuals of plant equipment were… Read More.

Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem sentenced to two years in prison

Bitcoin millionaire Charlie Shrem, who has been accused of helping people exchange cash for bitcoin on the Silk Road… Read More.

The music world remembers singing legend Joe Cocker

British rock singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70. He lost a long battle with… Read More.

Carter and Burton confirm split

There are reports of separation of longtime partners -- director Tim Burton and… Read More.