What Happened on 08 April 2013

Afghan children killed by NATO airstrike

Eleven children were killed in a NATO air strike in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday.… Read More.

Pakistan approves Musharraf election bid

Pakistan has given former military leader Pervez Musharraf the green light to run in next months’ general elections. Musharraf is… Read More.

Tamam Salam named as new Lebanon prime minister

Sunni politician Tamam Salam was nominated this weekend to become Lebanon's next prime minister. His nomination was announced on Saturday… Read More.

Portugal hit by new budget cuts to avoid bailout

Portugal's prime minister on Sunday announced that a court ruling rejecting parts of his government's budget will lead to deeper… Read More.

Luxembourg open to bank transparency, says FM

Luxembourg’s Finance Minister, Luc Frieden, has said the country may consider greater transparency of its banking sector in order to… Read More.

China's Dalian Wanda reportedly in talks to buy European theater chain

China's Dalian Wanda Group is in talks to acquire a European chain of movie theaters, according to a report in… Read More.

Serena Williams wins third Family Circle Cup title

World number one Serena Williams defeated Jelena Jankovic, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, to claim her third Family Circle Cup title on… Read More.

LA Clippers win Pacific Division

The Los Angeles Clippers won their first division title in the 42-year history of the franchise on Sunday. Chris Paul… Read More.

BlackBerry Q10 keyboard phone available for pre-order in UK

BlackBerry’s new Q10 smartphone, a model that retains the firm’s trademark physical keyboard, is now available for pre-order in the… Read More.

HTC posts record-low quarterly profit

HTC reported a record-low quarterly profit on Monday on the back of a delay in the launch of its 2013… Read More.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Cuba visit questioned in U.S. Congress

A visit to Cuba by American pop star Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay-Z has come under scrutiny due to… Read More.

Fashion designer Lily Pulitzer dies aged 81

Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer died on Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 81. Pulitzer was renowned for… Read More.