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What Happened on 12 February 2013

Pope Benedict XVI to resign over poor health

Pope Benedict XVI is to step down at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head… Read More.

North Korea confirms nuclear test

North Korea carried out a third nuclear test on Tuesday morning in spite of receiving warnings from the United Nations.… Read More.

S&P raises Ireland's outlook to stable

Rating agency Standard & Poor's has raised Ireland's sovereign outlook to stable from negative on the back of increased expectations… Read More.

Cleveland Indian sign Michael Bourn

The Cleveland Indians have signed free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn to a four-year contract worth $48 million. Bourn, a two-time All-Star,… Read More.

Facebook sued over 'like' button

Facebook has been sued over its use of the "like" button and other features. The social network is being sued… Read More.

Grammys TV audience down from last year

Some 28.1 million Americans tuned in to watch the Grammy Awards show on television, down 30 percent from last year,… Read More.