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What Happened on 09 May 2012

Independents provide boost to Obama over Romney

U.S. President Barack Obama extended his lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney to 7 percentage points due to support from… Read More.

Libyan PM office attacked by gunmen

At least two security officials have been killed in the Libyan capital Tripoli after ex-rebels attacked the office of the… Read More.

Al-Qaeda Yemen bomb plot foiled by double agent

The would-be bomber in a plot by al-Qaeda in Yemen to attack a U.S. bound plane using an underwear bomb… Read More.

Disney quarterly profits rise on media and parks

Walt Disneys quarterly earnings increased on the back of growth at its media networks such as ESPN and its theme… Read More.

FTSE 100 bosses' pay up 11 percent in 2011

The average pay of bosses heading the majority of the UK’s largest publicly listed companies rose 11 percent last year… Read More.

Merkel urges for cooperation in letter to newly elected French president

German leader Angela Merkel has urged for cooperation to resolve the eurozone debt crisis in a letter written to newly… Read More.

U.S. businessman drops Rangers bid

U.S. businessman Bill Miller has dropped his bid for Scottish soccer club Rangers. The news comes just five days after… Read More.

900,000 Olympic tickets to go back on sale

900,000 Olympic tickets are to go back on sale from Friday for people who were unsuccessful in the ballot and… Read More.

20-year lasting LED light bulbs to go on sale this year

Light bulbs designed to last more than 20 years while consuming minimal energy could hit the market later this year.… Read More.

Microsoft promises to lower carbon footprint from July

Software giant Microsoft has vowed to reduce its carbon footprint in a bid to help protect the environment. From July,… Read More.

John Travolta sued for sexual assault by masseur

John Travolta has been sued for $2 million by a masseur who claims the Hollywood heavyweight sexually assaulted him during… Read More.

Children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak dies at 83

Maurice Sendak, the American author and illustrator of best-selling children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, has died at the… Read More.