What Happened on 08 August 2012

Nigeria church attack leaves 19 dead

19 people have been killed in a gun attack on a church in central Nigeria. Gunmen raided the church near… Read More.

Floods in Philippine capital Manila kill 9 people

At least nine people have died as torrential rain caused flooding across the Philippine capital Manila. The flooding has forced… Read More.

Ernesto reaches hurricane strength

Tropical Storm Ernesto has reached hurricane strength while passing through northern Honduras and is approaching Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.… Read More.

Standard Chartered shares plummet on laundering charges

Shares of Standard Chartered have plummeted despite the bank denying accusations that it illegally "schemed" with Iran to launder money.… Read More.

Pfizer pays $60 million to U.S. government over bribe charges

Drug firm Pfizer has paid the American government $60 million to settle allegations it paid millions of dollars in bribes… Read More.

South Africa's Telkom fined for bullying

South African communications company Telkom has been fined $54.8 million for using its prime market position to "bully" competitors. A… Read More.

Cameroon athletes 'disappear' during London Games

Seven Cameroonian athletes have disappeared while in Great Britain for the Olympics. David Ojong, the head of the Cameroon delegation,… Read More.

Sharapova arrives for Montreal Cup following Olympic loss

Olympic silver medalist Maria Sharapova arrived at the Montreal Cup on Tuesday, keen to put her loss to Serena Williams… Read More.

Facebook launches first real-cash gambling app

Facebook has launched its first real-money gambling app. Developed by London-based online gambling operator Gamesys, the Bingo Friendzy app allows… Read More.

Ukraine-based torrent site Demonoid shut down

Ukrainian authorities have shut down Demonoid.com, one of the world's biggest torrent file-sharing sites. Investigators from the Ministry of Internal… Read More.

Russian prosecutor seeks jail sentence for Pussy Riot

A state prosecutor has demanded a three-year jail sentence for three women from punk band Pussy Riot, saying they had… Read More.

Great Gatsby film release delayed until 2013

The release of Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been postponed until next summer, Warner Bros has… Read More.