What Happened on 12 February 2015

Taiwan prison siege: Hostage-takers commit suicide

Six Taiwanese prison inmates who had taken two guards hostage have killed themselves following a stand-off that lasted 14 hours,… Read More.

Ukraine conflict: Key summit stretches through the night

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for several hours in Belarus as the summit to… Read More.

Muslim students' killing: Suspect's wife says attack not motivated by religion

The wife of Craig Hicks, the man suspected of killing three young Muslims in North Carolina,… Read More.

US House of Representatives approves controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill

Defying US president Barack Obama, the House of Representatives approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill… Read More.

Three killed, 10 injured in Brazil offshore rig blast

At least three workers have been killed and ten injured in a blast on an offshore rig run by Brazilian… Read More.

Costa Concordia disaster: Italian ship's captain sentenced to prison for manslaughter

Francesco Schettino, the Costa Concordia cruise ship captain, has been sentenced to a 16-year-term for manslaughter, by an Italian court.… Read More.

Electric car maker Tesla registers fourth-quarter loss of $108 million

Tesla has posted a fourth-quarterl loss of $108 million compared to $16 million loss in the same period in 2014.… Read More.

Brussels: No breakthrough in talks over Greece debt crisis

There has been no breakthrough in talks aimed at reaching an agreement over the Greek debt crisis, though both sides… Read More.

English Premier League: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert sacked

Paul Lambert has been sacked from his position as manager of Aston Villa after an extended bad run. On Tuesday,… Read More.

Tiger Woods announces break from golf, says current game 'unacceptable'

Golfing legend Tiger Woods has announced an indefinite break from the sport, saying his current game was “unacceptable for tournament… Read More.

US rocket launch: Satellite to monitor Sun's harmful bursts

A rocket that will put the DSCOVR or Deep Space Climate Observatory in orbit has been launched from Florida. Read More.

Australia: Samsung smart TVs adding adverts to programs, say viewers

Samsung’s smart TVs continue to be in the news, after viewers complained that they add adverts to films and TV… Read More.