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What Happened on 28 July 2015

Fires at French campsites trigger evacuation

About 10,000 people had to be evacuated from campsites after fires broke out in southeastern France during the holiday season. … Read More.

Colombia: Search begins for bodies at Medellin mass grave

Forensic specialists have begun a search for bodies at a Colombian urban landfill site. According to estimates, the bodies of… Read More.

US removes Cuba from human trafficking list

Cuba has been removed from a US list of countries that have failed to tackle human trafficking. The US State… Read More.

South Korea: PM declares 'de facto end' to Mers outbreak

The South Korean government has declared a “de facto” end to the Middle East Respiratory Virus (Mers) outbreak, which has… Read More.

Massive Earthquake Hits Papua in Indonesia

July 27, 2015 - A massive earthquake of 7.0 magnitude has hit the Papua province of Indonesia as per the… Read More.

U.S. – Turkey agrees to a plan on ISIS-free zone on Syrian border

July 27, 2015 - In a landmark deal, Turkey and the U.S. have agreed on a plan to push… Read More.

Bailout deal: Greece's creditors arrive in Athens for 'technical talks'

Representatives of Greece’s international lenders are arriving in Athens to begin technical discussions on the third bailout deal. However, there… Read More.

Outlook for eurozone has improved but bloc remains 'vulnerable to shocks': IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that the eurozone outlook has improved because of falling oil prices, steps taken by… Read More.

Reintroduced 'chicken fries' boost Burger King sales

Burger King says the enthusiastic response to the reintroduced "chicken fries" on its menu has played a role in increased… Read More.

Baidu posts second quarter profit of $559mn, misses expectations

Chinese online search giant Baidu has posted an operating profit of $559 million in the second quarter ending June 30,… Read More.

US: New York's LaGuardia Airport set for $4bn overhaul

US officials have announced plans to rebuild New York’s LaGuardia Airport, which is among the busiest airports in the country.… Read More.

China: Authorities act against fake Apple iPhone factory, 9 arrested

Nine people have been arrested in a crackdown on a fake iPhones factory on the outskirts of China’s capital Read More.

Putin praises Fifa president Sepp Blatter, says he deserves Nobel Prize

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has said that Sepp Blatter, the beleaguered president of world football’s governing… Read More.

Daimler seeks license for testing self-driving trucks on German roads

Daimler is hoping it will get the approval to test self-driving trucks on roads in Germany this… Read More.