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What Happened on 10 August 2012

New Libya parliament elects head

Libya's newly elected interim assembly has elected former opposition activist Mohammed Magarief as its president. The decision was made a… Read More.

Aurora gunman James Holmes 'mentally ill'

The man accused of last month's Colorado movie theater massacre is mentally ill, according to defence lawyers. The statement was… Read More.

Syria rebels lose district of Aleppo

Syrian rebel commanders have said they have lost control of the Salah al-Din district in the city of Aleppo following… Read More.

Emerging markets lifts Nestle's half-year profits

Nestle has reported a rise in net profit of 8.9 percent to $5.24 billion for the first half of 2012.… Read More.

Jaguar boosts profits at Tata Motors

A 34 percent increase in sales by luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) uplifted Indian parent company Tata Motors' profits… Read More.

Barclays appoints new chairman

Barclays has appointed Sir David Walker as its new chairman in the wake of the Libor rate-rigging scandal. Sir David… Read More.

Great Britain's Nicola Adams is first woman to win Olympic boxing gold

Great Britain's Nicola Adams has become the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal after beating China’s Ren… Read More.

Manchester United lowers stock float value

Manchester United has been forced to cut the value of its upcoming share flotation in New York. The soccer club… Read More.

Pinterest ends invite-only policy

Image-based social network site Pinterest has stopped its sign-up policy and opened the service to all. Previously, people needed invites… Read More.

Google fined over Safari cookie privacy dispute

Google is set to pay the largest fine ever imposed on a single company by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.… Read More.

Billy Crystal to pen new memoir

Billy Crystal is set to write a memoir sharing his comedic views on life and aging. The memoir will be… Read More.

Amy Winehouse ex-husband in coma after drinking binge

The ex-husband of Amy Winehouse is on life support in a British hospital following an apparent drink and drug binge,… Read More.