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What Happened on 01 August 2012

Mali on the brink of 'human rights chaos', says Amnesty

Mali is on the brink of sliding into "human rights chaos", Amnesty International has warned. In a report following a… Read More.

Obama orders new Iran sanctions

U.S. President Barack Obama has imposed new economic sanctions against Iran's energy sector and some financial firms. The move comes… Read More.

Hundreds of millions hit by India power cuts

Hundreds of millions of people across northern and eastern India have been affected by a major power cut. More than… Read More.

Nigerian state oil firm acquires Shell onshore block

State oil company Nigerian National Petroleum Corp and a local firm have bought an onshore oil block operated Royal Dutch… Read More.

Indian central bank cuts growth forecast

India's central bank has cut its growth forecast for this financial year to 6.5 percent from 7.5 percent. As the… Read More.

Deutsche Bank staff involved in Libor-fixing scandal

Deutsche Bank has confirmed a "limited number" of staff were involved in the Libor rate-rigging scandal. However, an internal inquiry… Read More.

Teen arrested over Tom Daley Twitter abuse

Police investigating abuse of British diver Tom Daley on Twitter have arrested a teenager. After coming fourth in the men's… Read More.

China swimmer Ye Shiwen clean, says BOA boss

The Chairman of the British Olympic Association's chairman has jumped to the defence of teenage Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen, after… Read More.

Microsoft replaces Hotmail with Outlook.com

Microsoft is revamping its free webmail service and renaming it Outlook.com. The firm will drop the Hotmail name it has… Read More.

Facebook shares sink to record low

Facebook shares fell for a third consecutive day, shedding 6.2 percent to another record low on Tuesday. The drop comes… Read More.

Daughter of Bruce Willis, Demi Moore sentenced to community service

A judge has sentenced Scout Willis, the daughter of actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, to two days of community… Read More.

Rapper Snoop Dogg to launch reggae career as Snoop Lion

Rapper Snoop Dogg is set to take on the world of reggae under a new moniker. The rap star said… Read More.