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What Happened on 11 July 2012

South Korea's Park Geun-hye launches presidency bid

The daughter of South Korea's former dictator Park Chung-hee is vying to become the country's first female president. Park Geun-hye,… Read More.

Egypt court overturns President Morsi parliament decree

Egypt’s highest court has reversed a decree by President Mohammed Morsi to recall parliament. Morsi had issued the decree recalling… Read More.

D.R.C. warlord Thomas Lubanga jailed for 14 years

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for recruiting child soldiers for his rebel army… Read More.

Tetra-Pak heir's wife found dead in London home

One of the UK's richest women has been found dead in London. The body of U.S. national Eva Rausing, a… Read More.

Spanish PM lauds bank rescue as 'victory for euro'

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has praised a decision by eurozone finance ministers to help the country rescue its struggling… Read More.

Bob Diamond to receive $3.1 million payout

Ex-Barclays boss Bob Diamond will receive his salary and benefits worth an estimated $3.1 million but has given up bonuses… Read More.

Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik wins bail in rape case

Pinki Pramanik, a female athlete charged with rape and over claims that she is actually male, has been granted bail… Read More.

John Terry 'angry' over Anton Ferdinand racism claims

Chelsea captain John Terry has said he was "very angry and upset" at being accused of racism by fellow soccer… Read More.

Google to pay cookie privacy fine to FTC

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

Russian Wikipedia shut down in protest of censor law

The Russian version of Wikipedia was shut down for 24 hours on Tuesday in protest of a law that would… Read More.

Pink to release new album in September

Grammy-winning pop star Pink will release her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love, on September 18. The album is… Read More.

Peter O'Toole to retire from stage and screen

Veteran British actor Peter O'Toole has announced he is retiring from acting in films and stage. O'Toole, praised for his… Read More.