What Happened on 06 September 2012

Blaze at India fireworks factory kills 34

At least 34 people have died and 30 others injured in a blaze at a fireworks factory in India’s southern… Read More.

Powerful earthquake hits Costa Rica's north west

An earthquake rocked north west Costa Rica on Wednesday, leaving at least two people dead. According to the U.S. Geological… Read More.

Mauritania deports former Libya spy chief

Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's former intelligence chief is being held in Tripoli after being deported from Mauritania. Senussi was… Read More.

Revlon to shut plants and cut jobs

Cosmetics maker Revlon is to close two of its plants, located in Maryland and France, and shift operations in a… Read More.

World Bank appoints India's Kaushik Basu as chief economist

The World Bank has named Kaushik Basu, an Indian national, as its chief economist. Basu, who was most recently the… Read More.

Longer working week suggested to fix Greek economy

Greece's international lenders have suggested increasing the maximum working week to six days. The move is one of several unofficial… Read More.

Former F1 driver Zanardi wins gold at Paralympics

Former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi, who lost his legs in a crash in 2001, won the gold medal at… Read More.

Djokovic and Sharapova advance at U.S. Open

Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia cruised into the quarter finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday after his fourth-round… Read More.

Nokia launches Windows 8 handsets

Nokia has unveiled its first handsets using Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 software. The flagship device, the Lumia 920, features wireless… Read More.

Mark Zuckerberg to hold onto shares for a year

Mark Zuckerberg has stated he will not sell any of his shares in Facebook for at least one year in… Read More.

Louboutin wins court case to protect red soles

French footwear designer Christian Louboutin has won a court case in the U.S. to protect the distinctive red soles of… Read More.

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan died of natural causes

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan died of natural causes, a U.S. coroner has confirmed. Duncan passed away at the age of… Read More.