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What Happened on 08 March 2013

Computer glitch blamed for Kenya vote error

Kenya’s electoral commission revealed on Thursday that a computer glitch was to blame for the number of rejected votes in… Read More.

Egypt election body cancels voting dates

Egypt's electoral commission has canceled dates for parliamentary elections due to be held next month, according to state TV reports… Read More.

UN approves new North Korea sanctions after nuclear test

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea following Pyongyang's nuclear test last month.… Read More.

U.S. jobless claims decrease

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped last week. The data, released on Thursday, suggests… Read More.

Greek unemployment falls to 26.4 percent in December

Greece's jobless rate fell to 26.4 percent in December from a revised 26.6 percent compared to the previous month, the… Read More.

Italy's MPS bank director found dead in Siena

The communications director of ailing Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) has died in an apparent suicide. David… Read More.

Former Pistorius detective leaves force

Hilton Botha, the former lead detective in the Oscar Pistorius investigation, resigned on Thursday. According to police officials, his resignation… Read More.

FIFA questions Nigerian ban on lesbian soccer players

Soccer’s governing body FIFA has written to the Nigerian Football Association following reports that lesbians have been banned from playing… Read More.

Facebook relaunches news feed

Social networking giant Facebook relaunched its news feed on Thursday featuring larger images and image-based adverts along with new ways… Read More.

Samsung loses UK patent battle against Apple

South Korean phone-manufacturer Samsung lost another patent battle against rival Apple in the UK High Court on Thursday. Samsung had… Read More.

Bolshoi dancer 'did not intend acid attack'

A Bolshoi Ballet dancer accused over an attack on artistic director Sergei Filin told a Moscow court on Thursday he… Read More.

Kelly Osbourne admitted to hospital after seizure

Television personality Kelly Osbourne was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday after suffering a seizure. The daughter of… Read More.