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News on 28-aug-2012
French rocker Hallyday admitted to hospital with bronchitis
French rock star Johnny Hallyday was admitted into an intensive care unit at a hospital in the Caribbean island of…Read More →
|Rosie O'Donnell secretly married partner Michelle Rounds in June
Comedian and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell married partner Michelle Rounds in an intimate hospital ceremony earlier this summer, according…Read More →
Athletics official dies after being hit by javelin
An athletics official has passed away after being struck by a javelin during a youth meeting in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Dieter…Read More →
|Murray begins U.S. Open campaign with victory
Olympic champion Andy Murray began his U.S. Open campaign with a 6-2 6-4 6-1 win over Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr.…Read More →
IBM buys HR management company Kenexa for $1.3 billion
IBM has acquired human resources management company Kenexa for $1.3 billion ($A1.25 billion).
The move is set to increase competition…Read More →
|Samsung setback boosts Nokia shares
Shares in mobile phone firm Nokia jumped 10 percent on Monday on the back of hopes it could benefit from…Read More →
Billabong reports annual loss after restructure
Surfwear company Billabong has reported its first annual loss since 2001 as it sets out to restructure its ailing business.…Read More →
|Hertz and Dollar Thrifty sign $2.3 billion takeover deal
Car hire firm Hertz is to buy rival Dollar Thrifty for $2.3 billion.
The deal marks the end of a…Read More →
|Citigroup settles MBS suit for $24.9 million
Citigroup is to pay nearly $24.9 million to settle a lawsuit by investors who claimed they were misled over the…Read More →
Myanmar president reshuffles cabinet
Myanmar’s President Thein Sein has announced a reshuffle of his cabinet ministers.
In a post on his website, the president…Read More →
|Syrian rebels allegedly shoot down military helicopter in Damascus
Syrian armed rebels claim they have shot down a military helicopter over the capital Damascus.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA)…Read More →
|Obama declares Louisiana emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac nears
President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in the state of Louisiana, as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to…Read More →