What Happened on 04 September 2012

Lebanon smoking ban sparks protests

A ban on smoking in enclosed public places came into effect in Lebanon on Monday, resulting in sit-in protests by… Read More.

Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 in North Korea

Typhoon Bolaven has left 48 people dead in North Korea, with more than 50 others injured or missing, according to… Read More.

Top China official in surprise demotion

A close ally of China's president has been demoted in what is seen as a surprise move. Ling Jihua had… Read More.

Vodafone and Zain sign Middle East deal

Vodafone has signed an agreement with Kuwait-based telecoms operator Zain as it seeks to increase its presence in the Middle… Read More.

Etihad doubles Virgin Australia stake

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has doubled its stake in Virgin Australia in a bid to expand its global footprint. On… Read More.

Bulgaria abandons euro zone plans

Bulgaria has abandoned plans to adopt the euro currency following worsening economic conditions and growing uncertainty across the European Union,… Read More.

Fenerbahce sign Chelsea midfielder Meireles

Turkish soccer club Fenerbahce have signed midfielder Raul Meireles from Chelsea. According to Turkish media reports, Meireles has signed a… Read More.

Oscar Pistorius apologizes for outburst

Oscar Pistorius has apologized for his outburst following his loss in the Paralympic T44 200m final. The South African claimed… Read More.

China's Baidu to invest $1.6 billion in cloud computing center

China's biggest search engine Baidu is to invest around $1.6 billion to set up a cloud computing center, according to… Read More.

Apple adds more Samsung gadgets to sales ban list

Apple has added the Samsung Galaxy S3 handset to a list of products it says violate its patents. The Galaxy… Read More.

Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan passes away at 54

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan died on Monday, less than eight weeks after suffering a heart attack, at the age of… Read More.

The Avengers surpasses $1.5 billion mark

The Avengers has passed the $1.5 billion mark worldwide on the back of an extra push over the U.S. Labor… Read More.