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What Happened on 24 July 2014

American teen on round-the-world flight dies in crash

Haris Suleman, an American teenager, who was attempting to set a record for a flight around the globe, and his… Read More.

Israel may have committed war crimes, says United Nations

The United Nations (UN) has stated that Israel’s Gaza offensive that has killed hundreds of Palestinian civilians in two weeks… Read More.

Coffins arrive in Netherlands as country mourns victims of MH17

The bodies of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over east Ukraine, have been brought… Read More.

Arizona convict dies two hours after execution begins

The state of Arizona took nearly two hours to execute a prisoner using lethal injection, bringing the divisive issue of… Read More.

48 dead as TransAsia Airways flight crashes in Taiwan

A TransAsia Airways plane crashed while attempting an emergency landing in Taiwan, killing 48 people and injuring 10. Reports indicated… Read More.

Paracetamol no better than placebo for lower back pain

Though paracetamol is commonly prescribed to relieve lower back pain, the painkiller does not help in reducing it, a new… Read More.

Train crashes into school bus in India, 25 children killed

At least 25 children were killed when a passenger train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railway crossing… Read More.

China's manufacturing activity hits 18-month high

China’s manufacturing activity was at an 18-month high in July, a survey by HSBC has shown.  The purchasing managers’ index… Read More.

Facebook reports 138% jump in profit

Facebook has reported a 138% increase in net income for the second quarter to $791m.   Revenue from advertising, which contributes… Read More.

Dunga as new coach of Brazilian squad

Dunga, the man who captained Brazil to World Cup glory in 1994, is the country’s new football coach. “I am… Read More.

US sends most spam emails, Bulgaria heads spam-per-person list

The United States is responsible for sending more spam emails than any other country in the world. In the past… Read More.

British actress Dora Bryan dies at 91

British actress Dora Bryan, remembered for her roles in Absolutely Fabulous and Last of the Summer Wine, has died at… Read More.