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What Happened on 11 September 2012

China's absent VP sparks rumors

Speculation is rife regarding the whereabouts of China's Vice President, Xi Jinping, who has not been seen for more than… Read More.

Somalian MPs elect new president

Members of parliament in Somalia elected political newcomer Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s president on Monday. Supporters have hailed… Read More.

Yemen says regional deputy al-Qaeda chief killed

Said al-Shihri, the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been killed in southern Yemen, according to government… Read More.

Air Nigeria ends international flights

Air Nigeria made its final long-haul flights on Monday after announcing last week the suspension of all services. Investors behind… Read More.

Italian economy contracts further

The Italian economy shrank by 0.8 percent between April and June, slightly higher than previously estimated. According to official figures,… Read More.

South Korea receives $5.2 billion stimulus boost

South Korea has announced a new $5.2 billion stimulus package in a bid to increase domestic demand as a drop… Read More.

Coe to stand for British Olympic Association head

Sebastian Coe has announced he is to stand to be the next chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA). Lord… Read More.

Murray wins U.S. Open

Andy Murray beat reigning champion Novak Djokovic in five sets to capture his first-ever Grand Slam title at the U.S.… Read More.

Laptop inventor Bill Moggridge dies

Bill Moggridge, a British industrial designer who created the original computer laptop shape, has passed away. Moggridge died from cancer… Read More.

Mars rover snaps self-portrait

Nasa's Curiosity rover has taken a self-portrait on Mars with a camera on its robotic arm. The photo is still… Read More.

Midnight's Children film unlikely to be released in India

A new film based on Sir Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children may not be released in India, according to director… Read More.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds tie the knot

Reynolds and Blake Lively were married on Sunday in South Carolina, according to a report by People.com. The celebrity magazine… Read More.