What Happened on 05 December 2012

Man given life sentence in Anni Dewani murder

A South African man has been jailed for life for the murder of Swedish woman Anni Dewani on her honeymoon… Read More.

Germany Angela Merkel re-elected as party leader

Germany's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) re-elected Angela Merkel as party leader on Tuesday by a record margin as she prepares… Read More.

NASA to launch new rover to Mars in 2020

NASA announced on Tuesday it will send a new rover to Mars in 2020. The vehicle will be based on… Read More.

British Airways to slash 400 cabin crew jobs

British Airways is to cut 400 senior cabin crew positions on both its long and short haul routes. The airline… Read More.

Sir Philip Green to sell Topshop stake

British retail tycoon Sir Philip Green is in talks to sell off part of his Topshop chain to American investors,… Read More.

Baxter to acquire Sweden's Gambro for $4 billion

Baxter International is to acquire privately held Swedish kidney dialysis product company Gambro AB for about $4 billion. Baxter will… Read More.

IOC bans Indian Olympic Association

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has been banned and elections due to take place today will be "null and void",… Read More.

NHL players and owners hold talks

A group of six National Hockey League (NHL) owners and 18 players met for nearly eight hours on Tuesday in… Read More.

Nokia to launch Lumia Windows phone via China Mobile

Nokia is to partner with China Mobile to launch a version of its new flagship Lumia smartphone, the Finnish company… Read More.

Yahoo! acquires video chat startup firm

Yahoo! announced on Tuesday it has acquired a five-person video chat company. The deal is the second to be struck… Read More.

Lady Gaga buys Michael Jackson's costumes at auction

Lady Gaga bought 55 items belonging to late singer Michael Jackson at an auction over the weekend, Julien’s Auctions revealed… Read More.

JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy to be made into TV series

JK Rowling's first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, is to be made into a television drama for the BBC.… Read More.