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What Happened on 29 August 2014

Russian troops in Ukraine? Western countries in a huddle to discuss crisis

A flurry of meetings are taking place between western nations to coordinate an appropriate response after mounting evidence — according… Read More.

Islamic State (ISIS) executes 150 Syrian troops

Over 150 Syrian troops have reportedly been executed by Islamic State (ISIS) militants, in the latest instance of mass killings… Read More.

Ebola cases could touch 20,000, warns WHO

The number of cases of Ebola in West Africa could increase to 20,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).… Read More.

'Spy tapes': Court setback for South African president Zuma

In a setback to South African president Jacob Zuma in the “spy tapes” controversy, the country’s supreme court of appeal… Read More.

Erdogan officially takes over as president of Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as the president of Turkey after his election victory as the head of state.… Read More.

Nawaz Sharif named as a murder suspect

Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, has been named as a murder suspect by police. Sharif and 20 other… Read More.

Russia's food ban: EU extends help to dairy exporters

The European Union (EU) will be providing emergency aid to dairy producers who have been hit by Russia’s ban on… Read More.

Australian aviation industry hits turbulent patch

Australian carrier Qantas has reported a record loss (after-tax net) of $2.6 billion for the year ending June 30. It’s… Read More.

US Open: Andy Murray defeats Matthias Bachinger 6-3 6-3 6-4

Britain’s Andy Murray outclassed Germany’s world number 235 Matthias Bachinger 6-3 6-3 6-4 to reach the US Open’s third round.… Read More.

Google X tests drones that can deliver goods

Google X, the secretive research branch of Google, has tested aerial vehicles that can be used to deliver goods. Project… Read More.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tie the knot

Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who were engaged since April 2012, are now husband and wife. Pitt and… Read More.

Singer Ray J Norwood in plea deal, gets three year probation

Ray J. Norwood, a singer and reality TV star, has pleaded no contest for a trespassing charge to settle other… Read More.