What Happened on 31 July 2015

Israel: Man goes on stabbing spree at Jerusalem's gay pride march; six injured

A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree during a gay pride march in Jerusalem in front of hundreds… Read More.

German government starts treason investigation against news website

The German government has launched a treason probe into a news site that had reported on plans to step up… Read More.

Chile teenagers burning case: Five more former soldiers arrested

Five more former soldiers have been arrested in Chile over the 1986 burning of two youngsters who were protesting… Read More.

Bus drivers' murders disrupt life in El Salvador

El Salvador’s government has provided police and army escorts for bus drivers after criminal gangs forced them to go on… Read More.

Sony's net profit zooms to $664mn

Sony’s quarterly net profit has more than tripled, thanks to a boost in sales of PlayStation games and image sensors.… Read More.

Royal Dutch Shell culls 6,500 jobs as cost-cutting continues

Royal Dutch Shell has slashed 6,500 jobs as part of its cost-cutting strategy to counter the fall in oil prices.… Read More.

US economy grows at annualized pace of 2.3% in second quarter

The US economy expanded at an annualized rate of 2.3% in the second quarter, according to official data. This follows… Read More.

IMF unimpressed by third Greek bailout, reports say

Reports indicate that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is unenthusiastic about contributing to a third Greek bailout, and is unlikely… Read More.

Ashes: Steven Finn takes five wickets as England in sight of win

Steven Finn grabbed five wickets to take England within striking distance of victory on the second day of the third… Read More.

Presidential order: US to build world's fastest supercomputer by 2025

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to build the world’s fastest computer within ten years. The American… Read More.

Facebook builds drone to boost net connectivity

Facebook has built a drone to bring net connectivity to the planet’s remote areas. The drone will operate at a… Read More.

Google disagrees with French regulator's 'right to be forgotten' ruling

A ruling by France that the “right to be forgotten” needs to be applied across the world and not just… Read More.