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What Happened on 29 April 2015

Venezuela reduces working hours for government employees to save energy

The Venezuelan government has cut working hours for public sector employees from 8-9 hours to five and a half hours… Read More.

Australia recalls envoy after Indonesia executes its citizens

The Australian government has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after Indonesia executed two Australians for drug smuggling.… Read More.

Sri Lankan parliament votes to limit president's powers

The Sri Lankan parliament has voted to cut back the power of the president, and restored a two-term limit for… Read More.

Fire breaks out in forest near Chernobyl nuclear plant

A major fire broke out in the woods near Chernobyl nuclear… Read More.

Debt deal with EU in place by May 9, says Greek PM Tsipras

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has indicated that an interim agreement with the EU and international creditors over the debt… Read More.

Casino giant Wynn posts $44.6mn loss after Macau business takes hit

Casino giant Wynn has posted a $44.6-million loss in the first quarter of 2015 compared with a profit of $227… Read More.

Samsung's net quarterly profit falls 38.9%

Samsung Electronics has recorded a 38.9% drop in quarterly net profits to $4.3 billion for the first three months of… Read More.

Retail giant Walmart to open 115 stores in China by 2017

Retail giant Walmart is planning to open 115 new stores by 2017 in China, the firm has… Read More.

Sales of new products 'disappointing'; Twitter's revenues hit

Twitter has posted revenues of $436 million for the first three months of 2015, an increase of 74% from the… Read More.

Premier League: Hull City beat Liverpool 1-0

Liverpool suffered a 1-0 loss against Hull City in a major setback to their chances of a Champions League qualification.… Read More.

Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie dies at 59

Andrew Lesnie, the renowned Australian cinematographer who won an Oscar for his work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy,… Read More.

US singer Jack Ely, best known for 1960-hit 'Louie Louie', dies at 71

Jack Ely, the American singer best remembered for the hit ‘Louie Louie’, has passed away. He was 71. The lead… Read More.