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What Happened on 30 July 2015

Cathay Pacific flight diverted to Alaska after smoke in aircraft

A Cathay Pacific flight heading to Los Angeles, US, had to be diverted to a… Read More.

US: Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore announces 2016 presidency bid

Jim Gilmore, the former Virginia Governor, has entered the Republican race for the 2016 US presidency. It’s… Read More.

MH17 disaster: Russia vetoes draft UN resolution for international tribunal

Russia has vetoed a draft resolution at the United Nations (UN) to set up an international tribunal… Read More.

Lion hunter: US dentist Walter Palmer apologises to patients

Walter Palmer, an American dentist who shot and killed a lion in Zimbabwe, has issued an apology… Read More.

Global population expected to hit 9.7bn by 2050: UN report

The UN has said that despite a slowdown in the population growth rate, it is almost “inevitable” that the world’s… Read More.

26 killed in Nepal landslides

Kathmandu, July 30, 2015 - Torrential rains triggered landslides in western Nepal leading to the death of at least 26… Read More.

Volkswagen's profits increase, but firm flags challenges ahead

Volkswagen has posted an increase in its second quarter profits, but warned of slowing demand looking ahead. Though the German… Read More.

Samsung's profits fall for fifth straight quarter

Samsung Electronics has posted an 8% drop in net profit for the second quarter — the South Korean firm’s fifth… Read More.

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis may face 'criminal charges'

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister, who led negotiations with international creditors for months, may face possible criminal charges after… Read More.

Ashes: Anderson takes 6 wickets as England seize control of third Test

England took charge in Edgbaston in a spirited comeback after their Lord’s debacle, dismissing the Australians for 136 and reaching… Read More.

Hacking tool: malware uses Twitter with coded photos to steal data

A new type of malware that combines coded photographs with micro blogging site Twitter to target computers has been discovered… Read More.

Half the world's online population now uses Facebook

One in every two people online check in to Facebook at least once every month. The social networking giant said… Read More.