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What Happened on 04 June 2012

Thousands gather to watch Queen's Diamond Jubilee pageant

Tens of thousands of spectators braved rainy conditions in London to watch the Queen's 1,000-boat Diamond Jubilee pageant make its… Read More.

Assad denies involvement in Houla massacre

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied his government's forces were involved in the Houla massacre. More than 100 people, including… Read More.

Plane carrying 147 passengers crashes in Nigeria's Lagos

147 people are feared dead after a passenger plane crashed into buildings in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos. No survivors have… Read More.

French banks cut lending by $200 billion in Q4

French banks cut their overseas lending by almost $200 billion in the fourth quarter of last year. According to the… Read More.

Cyprus edges closer to seeking bailout

Cyprus could be next in line to seek European Union aid, according to the country’s central bank governor. The comments… Read More.

China preparing for Greek exit, sources

The Chinese government is preparing to draw up plans to deal with the potential economic risks of a Greek exit… Read More.

Injured Cahill left out of England squad for Euro 2012

England central defender Gary Cahill has been ruled out of Euro 2012 after a scan showed he broke his jaw… Read More.

Actor Jason Alexander apologizes for "gay" cricket remark

Actor Jason Alexander has apologized for calling cricket a “gay” sport during a television talk show. In a blog post,… Read More.

App enables users to text and email like the Queen

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, a mobile app has been launched that allows users to text, email and… Read More.

Nintendo set to launch social network

Nintendo is to launch a social network dubbed Miiverse for its new Wii U games console. The move comes in… Read More.

Drew Barrymore weds art dealer Will Kopelman

Actress Drew Barrymore tied the knot with her art dealer fiancé Will Kopelman this weekend in southern California. This is… Read More.

George Lucas names studio successor

Star Wars director George Lucas has named his successor for his Lucasfilm studio as he prepares to step down. Lucas,… Read More.