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What Happened on 29 July 2014

Scaly anteaters most illegally traded mammal in world

Scaly anteaters have become the world’s most illegally-traded mammal and are being “eaten to extinction”, conservationists have warned. The demand… Read More.

Spanish union plans protest in Gibraltar

An Andalusian union has said it would occupy Gibraltar for one day in August as a “peaceful protest” against tax… Read More.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers brought to Australia's mainland

Over 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been brought to the Australian mainland where they are being kept at a… Read More.

Gaza comes under heavy fire as Israel warns of 'protracted campaign'

Gaza faced heavy Israeli bombardment as signs of a possible ceasefire appeared remote. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s home and al-Aqsa… Read More.

US accuses Russia of violating 1987 nuclear pact

The United States has accused Russia of violating a nuclear treaty signed by the Americans and the Soviets in 1987.… Read More.

Liberia shuts most border crossings to check Ebola outbreak

Most Liberian border crossings have been shut and communities facing an Ebola outbreak are likely to be quarantined as attempts… Read More.

Kerry visits India to improve ties

John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, is visiting Delhi as Washington seeks to improve ties with the world’s largest… Read More.

North Korean arms ship operator blacklisted by UN

The operator of a North Korean ship, seized last year with Cuban weapons on it, has been blacklisted by the… Read More.

Food scandal: Slimmer menus at McDonald's in China

Customers at McDonald’s restaurants in China had to contend with shortened menus after a scandal-hit supplier issued a recall. After… Read More.

Glasgow games: Okagbare, Bailey-Cole win gold in 100m

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare clocked 10.85 seconds to win the gold medal in the women’s 100m in the Glasgow games, setting… Read More.

Now, banner ads on illegal sites warn against piracy

Banner ads are being placed by the City of London police on websites that are believed to be offering illegal… Read More.

Microsoft offices in China visited by government regulators

Chinese regulators have visited some offices of Microsoft in what could be a potential anti-trust investigation, media reports have suggested.… Read More.