What Happened on 29 August 2015

Malaysia: Financial scandal triggers protest against prime minister

Malaysian authorities are bracing themselves for protests in capital Kuala Lumpur and other cities against prime… Read More.

Migrant deaths: UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls for 'collective response'

The United Nations (UN) has said that “much more is required” to prevent migrant deaths after hundreds of migrants fleeing… Read More.

South Sudan peace deal: UN urges warring sides to honor ceasefire

Both parties in the South Sudan conflict have been warned of a weapons embargo and other… Read More.

Tropical storm Erika hits Caribbean, 20 killed in Dominica

A tropical storm has battered the Caribbean, killing at least 20 people on Dominica island, reports say.… Read More.

Brazil: Economy enters recession in second quarter

Brazil’s economy has entered a recession, with official data indicating that it shrank by 1.9% between April and June compared… Read More.

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman steps down

Noel Biderman, the chief executive and founder of Ashley Madison, has stepped down. According to a statement released by the… Read More.