What Happened on 24 April 2015

US raid on al-Qaeda accidentally killed two hostages, admits White House

The White House has admitted that two hostages were accidentally killed during a counterterrorism operation earlier this year. Warren Weinstein,… Read More.

Migrant crisis: EU triples funding for rescue missions in Mediterranean

The EU has decided to triple its funding for search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean after an emergency summit… Read More.

Russia, Argentina sign framework deals to boost energy and economic ties

Russia and Argentina have agreed on a number of framework deals that will boost their energy and economic cooperation. Cristina… Read More.

Armenia observes centenary of mass killings of its people

Centenary commemorations have begun in Armenia to mark the 1915 mass killings of Armenians. Thousands of people are expected to… Read More.

Microsoft reports 12% fall in profits, but cloud computing, hardware sales surge

US technology giant Microsoft has posted a 12% drop in profit to $5 billion for the first three months of… Read More.

Ad revenues boost Google's profit to $3.59bn

Google has posted a 4% rise in quarterly profits to $3.59 billion for the first three months of 2015 compared… Read More.

Amazon reports $57mn loss in Q1 of 2015, but revenues up by 15%

Amazon has reported a quarterly loss of $57 million for the first three months of 2015, though the online retailer's… Read More.

Europa League: Sevilla defeat Zenit St Petersburg, reach semi-final

Sevilla secured a place in the semi-final of the Europa League after a 4-3 (aggregate) victory over Zenit St Petersburg.… Read More.

Joe Root's century puts England in control of second Test against West Indies

Continuing his terrific form, Joe Root scored his sixth Test century to put England in a commanding position at the… Read More.