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What Happened on 26 August 2014

Scottish referendum: Salmond clear winner in debate with Darling

First minister Alex Salmond emerged victorious in a fractious debate over Scottish independence, with snap polls saying he had fared… Read More.

UN says it has evidence of massacre by Islamic State (ISIS)

The United Nations (UN) has evidence that ISIS militants had killed at least 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed “grave,… Read More.

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko dissolves parliament

Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, dissolved the country’s parliament and called for snap polls in October amid continuing clashes… Read More.

Flight diverted after spat between passengers

A United Airlines flight in the US had to be diverted and two passengers were taken off it after an… Read More.

François Hollande orders French PM to form new government

In a high-stake political gamble François Hollande, France’s president, ordered Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government, excluding… Read More.

'Something is wrong in America', says veteran civil rights campaigner

Speaking at the funeral of black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead by the police, Rev Al Sharpton, a… Read More.

Coal licenses declared illegal by India's Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has declared illegal all licenses for coal mining that were awarded from 1993 to 2010,… Read More.

Amazon buys video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m

Internet publishing giant Amazon has bought Twitch, a service that provides streaming video games, for $970m, as per media reports.… Read More.

Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-1, Jovetic scores twice

In a glimpse of what may lie ahead in the season, Manchester City defeated Liverpool 3-1, with Stevan Jovetic scoring… Read More.

Manchester United to sign Angel Di Maria for £59.7m

Manchester United are signing Argentina International Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a transfer fee of £59.7m, which is… Read More.

Mozilla launches $33 smartphone in India

Mozilla has launched Intex Cloud FX, a low-cost smartphone for the Indian market that will cost Rs 1,999 or $33… Read More.

'Breaking Bad' wins six Emmy Awards

It has been reported that Breaking Bad has won six Emmy awards, including one for outstanding drama series. While Bryan… Read More.