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What Happened on 09 July 2012

Xanana Gusmao's party wins East Timor parliamentary polls

East Timor's Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao’s party has won parliamentary elections but without an overall majority. Provisional results suggested he… Read More.

President Assad accuses U.S. of 'destabilizing' Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the United States of trying to destabilize Syria by providing political protection to "gangs"… Read More.

Egyptian President Morsi orders reversal on parliament dissolution

Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi has ordered parliament to reconvene, a month after it was dissolved. Morsi, whose Muslim Brotherhood won… Read More.

Sikorsky, United States sign $7.3 billion Black Hawk order

Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies, has signed a five-year $7.3 billion agreement that will provide the U.S. Army,… Read More.

Canada's Bombardier lands $1 billion aircraft order

Canada's Bombardier Aerospace has received a conditional order for five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners from a new customer, which… Read More.

North Korean economy posts rare growth in 2011

North Korea's economy posted rare growth last year on the back of harvests and construction activity in the capital Pyongyang.… Read More.

Deschamps named France coach to replace Blanc

Didier Deschamps has been appointed as the new coach of France’s soccer team. Deschamp, France's 1998 World-Cup winning captain left… Read More.

Federer claims 7th Wimbledon title

Roger Federer has claimed his record-tying seventh Wimbledon with a four-set win over Andy Murray. The third-seeded Federer rallied after… Read More.

Nokia start-up to launch MeeGo smartphone

A Finnish start-up that was formed by former Nokia employees and uses technology ditched by the handset maker has announced… Read More.

Virus threatens to block Internet use

Up to 300,000 people could find they are unable to use the Internet after cyber criminals infected thousands of computers.… Read More.

TV and film actor Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine has died at the age of 95. He died of renal failure in a Los Angeles… Read More.

Angelina Jolie becomes Sarajevo citizen

Angelina Jolie has become an honorary citizen of Sarajevo at the city's film festival, in recognition of her film about… Read More.