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What Happened on 12 August 2012

Iran earthquakes kills 250, injures over 2000

Two earthquakes struck northwestern Iran on Saturday, killing at least 250 people and injuring more than 2000.  The quakes struck… Read More.

Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as running mate

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate for November's election. Ryan,… Read More.

Standard Chartered holds settlement talks with regulators

Standard Chartered is in talks with various law-enforcement officials, including New York's banking regulator, in a bid to resolve a… Read More.

Italian soccer player Emanuele Pesoli goes on hunger strike after ban

Italian soccer player Emanuele Pesoli, of Serie B side Verona, has gone on a hunger strike in protest over his… Read More.

RIM looks to sell NewBay, other assets

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is seeking to sell cloud services provider NewBay and some of its other recently… Read More.

ET and Alien special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi dies at age 86

Italian special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi, renowned for creating ET the Extra Terrestrial, has died at the age of 86… Read More.