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What Happened on 23 July 2015

Iraq: Car bomb targets Shia district in Baghdad, 20 killed

At least 20 people were killed in a car bomb blast that targeted a marketplace in a Shia-dominated district of… Read More.

Chile: 1986 Student burning case reopened

A judge in Chile has reopened a 29-year-old rights abuse case concerning the burning of two teenage student protesters during… Read More.

Dozens killed in bomb attacks in Nigeria's Gombe city

About 30 people have been killed in two bomb attacks in northern Nigeria’s Gombe city.  The bombings targeted two bus… Read More.

Myanmar: Over 150 Chinese nationals get life terms for illegal logging

A court in Myanmar sentenced more than 150 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging. Two teenage boys got… Read More.

New Zealand: Central bank cuts interest rate to 3%

New Zealand’s central bank has cut interest rates again and indicated that more cuts may follow.… Read More.

Chipmaker Qualcomm to cut costs and jobs as competition rises

US chipmaker Qualcomm plans to cut jobs and costs amid a fresh profit warning. The firm says it aims to cut… Read More.

Mers hits South Korea's economy as second quarter growth slumps to 0.3%

The Mers outbreak, together with weak exports, has hit South Korea’s economic growth. In the second… Read More.

Greek lawmakers pass reforms, clear road for bailout talks

The Greek parliament has passed a second set of reform measures, clearing the road for talks on a €86 billion… Read More.

Liverpool sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke for £32.5mn

Liverpool has completed the £32.5 million signing of Christian Benteke, the Aston Villa striker. The 24-year-old Belgium international has struck… Read More.

South Korean golfer Bae Sang-moon loses military service appeal

South Korean golfer Bae Sang-moon has lost an appeal seeking to delay mandatory military service. All able-bodied men in South… Read More.

'Digital radio signals can be used to seize control of cars'

Car infotainment systems can be targeted by hack attacks that could even put lives at risk, according to a security… Read More.

AI software beats humans at sketch recognition task

An artificial intelligence (AI) system has triumphed over humans at a sketch-recognition exercise. The Sketch-a-Net software correctly identified hand drawing… Read More.