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What Happened on 25 July 2014

15 killed in Israeli strike on UN school in Gaza

An Israeli strike on a United Nations (UN) school in Gaza killed at least 15 Palestinians and injured 200, according… Read More.

116 feared killed in plane crash in north Africa

An Algerian aircraft carrying six crew and 116 passengers and flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers in north Africa crashed,… Read More.

Sanctions against Russia are illegal, unreasonable, says ambassador

The Russian ambassador to London Alexander Yakovenko has described the sanctions being imposed by western countries against Russia as “illegal,… Read More.

Islamic State (ISIS) denies passing order that all girls undergo FGM in Mosul

Sunni militant group ISIS has denied reports that it has ordered families in the Iraqi city of Mosul to make… Read More.

Call for probe after prolonged execution in Arizona

Lawyers for Joseph Wood, the American murder convict whose execution took nearly two hours, have called for an independent probe… Read More.

90% of human genome has no functional role, say researchers

Over 90% of human DNA plays no useful role, Oxford researchers have said. Large stretches of it may simply be… Read More.

South Korean ferry owner's death remains a puzzle

Forensic officials in South Korea have said they could not determine the cause of death of Yoo Byung-eun, the businessman-owner… Read More.

Amazon reports $126m loss, sales increase

Amazon has reported a $126m loss for its second quarter despite a rise in sales. While the revenue… Read More.

McDonald's suspends sales of nuggets in Hong Kong

McDonald’s has suspended sale of chicken nuggets and a few other products in Hong Kong, according to media reports. Chicken… Read More.

New York City FC sign former Chelsea midfielder

Frank Lampard, the former Chelsea midfielder, has joined New York City FC on a two-year contract, according to media reports.… Read More.

Pet Shop Boys' Turing tribute unveiled

The Pet Shop Boys have showcased their latest work, a tribute to Alan Turing, the British wartime codebreaker, at Albert… Read More.

Birdman, the opening film at Venice film festival

Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and starring Michael Keaton, will be the opening film at the 2014 Venice Film… Read More.