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What Happened on 26 September 2014

World needs to move faster on Ebola, says Obama

US president Barack Obama said the world was not showing enough urgency to check the spread of Ebola in west… Read More.

50 killed in Xinjiang unrest, China now says

Sunday’s violence in Xinjiang claimed 50 lives, the Chinese state media has reported, a dramatic increase in the death toll… Read More.

Setback for Widodo as Indonesia's parliament scraps direct polls

The Indonesian parliament has voted to end direct elections for local officials and go back to the Suharto-era electoral system,… Read More.

Police in London arrest nine in anti-terrorism raid

Police in London have arrested nine people, including radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary in an anti-terrorism raid, according to media… Read More.

Nigerian student escapes Boko Haram captivity

A 20-year-old woman kidnapped by Boko Haram  has become the first among some 300 students captured… Read More.

'Uzbekistan has jailed thousands on politically motivated charges'

Thousands of people in Uzbekistan have been jailed on charges that are politically motivated, with prisoners subjected to ill-treatment and… Read More.

Fatah and Hamas reach deal on Gaza unity government

Fatah and Hamas, the two Palestinian factions, have agreed to hand over Gaza’s civil administration to a unity government headed… Read More.

Nike's online sales up by 70%

Nike has reported 70% higher online sales last quarter, leading to a 7% surge in after-hours trading shares.The… Read More.

Former New Zealand skipper Chris Cairns charged with perjury

Chris Cairns, the former New Zealand cricket captain, has been charged with perjury, as per media reports. The case is… Read More.

Shenzhen Open: Andy Murray defeats Somdev Devvarman

Britain’s Andy Murray raced to the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open after a comfortable 6-3 6-3 victory’s over Somdev Devvarman,… Read More.

New bug has potential to affect millions of computers, experts warn

A new bug that has been described as a “deadly serious” vulnerability could possibly hit hundreds of millions of computers… Read More.

Barbra Streisand sings her way to US chart history

Barbra Streisand has become the first artist to have number one albums on the US chart in every single decade… Read More.