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What Happened on 25 August 2014

Michael Brown killing: father urges calm on day of funeral

Michael Brown Sr, the father of the black American teenager shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri,… Read More.

260 African migrants die while trying to escape to Europe

At least 260 African migrants are believed to have died in the Mediterranean sea over the weekend as increasing numbers… Read More.

Dozens injured as earthquake hits California's San Francisco Bay Area

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck California’s San Francisco Bay Area, injuring dozens of people, damaging many buildings, and cutting off the… Read More.

Israeli drone brought down near nuclear facility, says Iran

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have claimed that a stealth drone belonging to Israel was shot down above a uranium enrichment site… Read More.

Ukraine marks Independence Day in capital Kiev

Ukraine marked its Independence Day with a show of force on Sunday, August 24, with troops marching through capital Kiev… Read More.

Isis seizes key airbase in Syria - the Tabqa airbase

Isis militants have seized an important airbase in Syria. Tabqa airbase was the final stronghold of the government led by… Read More.

Four killed in Brazil prison riots

Rioting prisoners in a jail in south Brazil’s Cascavel city killed four inmates, police said. While two victims had been… Read More.

Stampede in Indian temple kills 10

A stampede at a temple during a Hindu festival in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has killed at… Read More.

Swiss major Roche buys US firm InterMune for £5bn

Roche, the Swiss pharma major, is buying California-based firm InterMune for £5bn ($8.3bn), according to media reports.  The US… Read More.

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Elche

Argentine international Lionel Messi scored two goals to lead a 10-man Barcelona team to an emphatic 3-0 win against Elche,… Read More.

Sony PlayStation network shut down after cyber-attack

The network of Sony’s PlayStation had to be shut down after it suffered a cyber-attack, according to media reports. Sony… Read More.

Legendary actor, director Richard Attenborough died aged 90

Legendary actor and film director, Richard Attenborough, died at the age of 90 on Sunday, August 24, according to the… Read More.