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What Happened on 04 May 2012

Labour makes strong gains in English and Welsh local elections

Labour have made strong gains in English and Welsh local elections at the expense of the Conservative and Liberal Democratic… Read More.

Chinese dissident phones US Congress

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has telephoned a US Congressional hearing in a bid to aid his attempt to leave China… Read More.

French Centrist leader backs Francois Hollande

French Centrist leader Francois Bayrou has announced his support for Socialist Francois Hollande ahead of Sunday’s runoff presidential elections. Read More.

Facebook IPO values company between $85-95 billion

Facebook has set the share price for its forthcoming initial public offering (IPO) at $28 to $35 per share. Read More.

High unemployment could lead to 'permanent damage' to UK

Unemployment in the UK is expected to rise from its current 8.3 percent to 9 percent by the end of… Read More.

Africa received highest share of global FDI in 2011

Africa received the highest share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, according to Ernst and Young. FDI… Read More.

English Premier League seeks new television deal

The English Premier League has kicked off its auction for a new domestic television deal. The move is set… Read More.

Rooney's overhead kick voted best goal in Premier League history

Fans have voted Wayne Rooney’s overhead kick for Manchester United against Manchester City in February last season as the best… Read More.

Samsung unveils Galaxy S3 smartphone

Samsung has unveiled the latest model of its smartphone, the Galaxy S3. The handset has a 4.8-inch screen compared… Read More.

Microsubmarines could be used to clean oil spills

Submarines ten times smaller that the width of a human hair could be used to clean up oil spills, according… Read More.

Adele overtakes UK sales of Michael Jackson's Thriller album

British songstress Adele’s second album 21 has overtaken UK sales of Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller album. With sales of… Read More.

Mick Jagger to host and perform on Saturday Night Live

Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger is set to host Saturday Night Live for the first time on May 19.… Read More.