What Happened on 27 August 2014

'Police, political failures behind child sexual abuse cases in Rotherham'

The failure of local political leaders and police to act led to the sexual abuse of around 1,400 children in… Read More.

Nato to expand presence in east Europe

Responding to what it calls a change in Russia’s military approach and the crisis in Ukraine, Nato plans to deploy… Read More.

US national killed fighting for Islamic State (ISIS)

A 33-year-old American national fighting for the militant group ISIS has been killed in Syria, according to media reports. Douglas… Read More.

Israel, Palestinians agree to open-ended ceasefire

It has been reported that the conflict in Gaza seemed to have ended after both the Israeli and the Palestinian… Read More.

'Popeye', hitman responsible for scores of murders, released from Columbian jail

Jhon Jairo Velasquez, better known by his nickname Popeye, has been released from Combita prison in Columbia after completing around… Read More.

United Nations helicopter shot down in South Sudan, 3 killed

Three people were killed on Tuesday, August 26, when a United Nations helicopter was allegedly shot down by rebels in… Read More.

10 killed in car bomb attack in Baghdad

At least 10 people were killed and more than 30 injured when a car bomb exploded in Baghdad on Tuesday,… Read More.

Poroshenko meets Putin, talks peace

Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, said a roadmap will be soon laid out to bring the conflict between government… Read More.

Burger King to buy Canadian firm Tim Hortons, shift base

In a controversial deal, American company Burger King is buying Tim Hortons, a Canadian doughnut chain, and basing itself in… Read More.

Manchester United suffer humiliating 4-0 loss

Manchester United suffered a shock 4-0 loss against MK Dons as Louis van Gaal’s poor run continues. United, the four-time… Read More.

Fire hazard: Hewlett-Packard recalls 6 million computer cords

Computer firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) and federal authorities have recalled about 6 million power cords that were sold from September 2010… Read More.

First Superman comic from 1938 sells for $3.2m

A well-preserved copy of the first Superman comic book was sold for a record $3.2m, according to media reports. The… Read More.