What Happened on 03 May 2013

US mulls over arming Syria rebels

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday his government is no longer ruling out arming Syrian rebels. It is… Read More.

Capriles formally contests Venezuelan poll result

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles formally challenged the result of last month's presidential election on Thursday. Nicolas Maduro won by… Read More.

Somalia famine killed 260,000 people

Nearly 260,000 people died during a famine that hit Somalia from 2010 to 2012, according to a study released on… Read More.

ECB cuts interest rate to 0.5%

The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday lowered its benchmark interest rate to 0.5 percent from 0.75 percent, the first… Read More.

Warren Buffett amasses 140,000 Twitter followers in three hours

Legendary American investor Warren Buffett joined Twitter on Thursday. Within ten minutes of signing up, 10,000 were following him. Three… Read More.

Baltimore Ravens sign two-year contract with Bryant McKinnie

The Baltimore Ravens and offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie agreed to a two-year contract on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal… Read More.

Bahraini sheikh to lead Asian Football Confederation

Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain was elected president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday. He replaces… Read More.

Bank of Canada names new governor

The Bank of Canada on Thursday named long-term bureaucrat and economist Stephen Poloz as its new head. Poloz replaces Mark… Read More.

LinkedIn Q2 revenue forecast falls short of expectations

Shares in LinkedIn fell 10 percent on Thursday after it released a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the second quarter of… Read More.

Tablet sales on the rise

Tablet computer shipments soared in the first quarter of 2013 by 142.4 percent compared with the same period last year,… Read More.

Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly passes away at 34

Chris Kelly of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross has passed away in an Atlanta hospital at the age of… Read More.

London Spice Girls musical to close in June

Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! is to close at the end of June, it was confirmed on Thursday. The London… Read More.