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What Happened on 30 July 2014

EU imposes robust sanctions against Russia

EU countries have agreed to impose stringent sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. … Read More.

Israel air strike destroys Gaza's power plant

At least 100 Palestinians were killed and Gaza’s sole power plant destroyed in deadly Israeli air strikes. Amnesty International said… Read More.

Australia's gag order over bribery allegations revealed

WikiLeaks has revealed a gagging order in Australia aimed at blocking reporting of bribery allegations linked to several international political… Read More.

Too much alcohol can lead to memory impairment, study reveals

A study has revealed that excessive drinking can lead to memory impairment later in life. For the study, 6,542 middle-aged Americans… Read More.

24 killed in stampede during rap concert in Guinea

At least 24 people have died in a stampede during a rap concert in Guinea’s capital Conakry, reports said.  The… Read More.

Militias seize army base in Benghazi

Libyan militias have captured a special forces base in Benghazi, reports said. “We have withdrawn from the army base after… Read More.

Theodore Van Kirk, navigator of plane which dropped Hiroshima bomb, dies

Theodore Van Kirk, the last sustaining member of the American air crew that dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese… Read More.

Second trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders begins

Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, the last two surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, will begin their second trial. Samphan, the former… Read More.

21 killed in bus accident in north India

A bus fell into a gorge in the mountainous north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, killing at least 21 people,… Read More.

Argentina on brink of debt default

Argentina is staring at its second debt default in 12 years. Hopes of any deal with ‘vulture fund’ bondholders have… Read More.

Flipkart, Indian e-commerce company, raises $1bn fund

Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce firm, has raised $1bn in fresh funding, a record high for an Indian internet company. Flipkart,… Read More.

Twitter reports over 270 million monthly active users

Twitter has reported a doubling of sales to $312.2m, exceeding analysts’ estimates. The number of monthly active users of the… Read More.