What Happened on 08 June 2012

Iraq hangs Saddam Hussein's aide

Iraq has executed a top aide of toppled leader Saddam Hussein. Hussein’s personal secretary and chief bodyguard Abid Hamid Mahmud… Read More.

Mitt Romney campaign raises $17 million more than Barack Obama

US Republican candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $17 million than President Barack Obama's re-election efforts in May. Romney and his… Read More.

UN team shot at near Syria's Qubair village

UN monitors trying to reach the Syrian village of Qubair, where 78 people are reported to have been killed, have… Read More.

Group Lotus sacks chief executive Dany Bahar

Carmaker Lotus has dismissed its chief executive with immediate effect. The Group Lotus board fired Dany Bahar following an investigation… Read More.

China cuts interest rates to aid growth

China has cut its key interest rates for the first time since 2008 in a bid to boost slowing growth.… Read More.

Fitch cuts Spain's credit rating to BBB

Spain's credit rating has been downgraded as estimates on the amount of bailout money it requires begin to increase.  Fitch… Read More.

England Euro 2012 ticket prices drop

Tickets for England's matches at Euro 2012 have dropped in price due to an unwillingness in fans to travel to… Read More.

GB play apartheid anthem ahead of South Africa match

Great Britain Hockey have offered a "full and unreserved apology" to the South African women's team after the apartheid anthem… Read More.

Last.fm suffers password breach

Music website Last.fm is looking into the leak of some of its users’ passwords. A message posted on the UK… Read More.

LinkedIn users targeted in email scams

LinkedIn users have been targeted by email scams a day after hackers leaked more than six million user passwords online.… Read More.

Remains of Shakespeare's Curtain Theater discovered in London

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an Elizabethan theater where some of William Shakespeare's plays were first performed. The remains… Read More.

Lauryn Hill charged over failing to file tax returns

Hip-hop star Lauryn Hill has been charged with wilfully failing to file income tax returns. Authorities say the U.S. singer… Read More.