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What Happened on 07 August 2012

Syria PM's defection deals sharp blow to Assad regime

Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab has defected from President Bashar al-Assad's government to join "the revolution", according to his spokesman.… Read More.

Wisconsin Sikh temple gunman had 'white supremacy links'

U.S. authorities are looking into reports that a gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was… Read More.

Romney surpasses Obama fundraising for third consecutive month

Mitt Romney and his Republican party raised $101 million in July, surpassing President Barack Obama's fundraising total for the third… Read More.

Standard Chartered bank involved in '$250 billion scheme with Iran'

Standard Chartered bank illegally "schemed" with Iran to launder nearly $250 billion for almost a decade, according to a U.S.… Read More.

Saab owner sues GM for $3 billion

The current owner of bankrupt carmaker Saab has sued former partner General Motors (GM) for $3 billion. Dutch manufacturer Spyker… Read More.

Domestic demand spurs Indonesia economic growth

Indonesia's economy grew more than expected in the second quarter as domestic consumption countered a drop in demand for exports.… Read More.

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi reinstated to Olympics

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi has been reinstated to the London Olympics after being excluded for not trying in the 800-meter race.… Read More.

Arsenal to confirm Santi Cazorla deal

Arsenal are due to confirm the signing of Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla after he passed a medical and joined the… Read More.

Wikipedia down after cables accidentally cut

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia was brought down on Monday after two cables were accidentally cut near its data center in Florida.… Read More.

Amazon UK sells more Kindle ebooks than print books

The UK's biggest book retailer Amazon now sells more ebooks than hardbacks and paperbacks combined. For every 100 print books… Read More.

Singer Gary Barlow mourns stillborn baby

Former Take That singer Gary Barlow has confirmed that his fourth child with wife was delivered stillborn. In a statement,… Read More.

American violinist Ruggiero Ricci dies aged 94

U.S. violinist Ruggiero Ricci has died of heart failure at the age of 94, according to magazine The Strad. Ricci… Read More.