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News Bulletin: 14/8/2015

News Bulletin: 14/8/2015

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    Aug 14, 2015   Author : admin


A series of blasts were sparked in China, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 700. ISIS threat grows with the militants infiltrating into U.K. computer networks and beheading yet another hostage. Surprisingly, Greece’s economy experiences growth, while China, on the contrary, sees alarming signals for its economy. Tories believe that PM David Cameron will fight a third general election in 2020, while the number of EU-born migrants working in the U.K. exceeds 2 million for the first time in history.



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This time in History

  • August 13: in 1961, East German soldiers began building a wall that divided Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western Berlin. 
  • August 12: in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovered a part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. 
  • August 8: in 1974, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon becomes the first president in American history to resign. In an evening televised address, Nixon smiled farewell, raised his arms in a victory or peace salute, and departed with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn. 


Images:, AFP, Reuters/Stringer | MYC Writer: Polina Tikhonova

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