What Happened on 12 June 2015

Colombia: Farc rebels cut off power supply to half a million people

Farc rebels have killed three policemen and cut off the power supply to around 500,000 people, according to the Colombian… Read More.

Missile attack that killed four children on Gaza beach was 'tragic accident': Israel

Israel’s military has exonerated itself over the killings of four Palestinian children on a beach in Gaza… Read More.

Germanwings plane crash: French prosecutors consider manslaughter charges

Prosecutors in France have started a preliminary probe into whether or not manslaughter charges ought to be… Read More.

Landslide in Nepal, 30 killed

  At least 30 people died in a landslide in Read More.

Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo steps down

Dick Costolo has stepped down as chief executive officer of Twitter, the social media firm announced. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey… Read More.

European Commission opens antitrust probe into Amazon e-book business

The European Commission (EC) has started a formal antitrust probe into the e-book business of internet giant Amazon. The EC… Read More.

Murdoch to step down as chief executive of 21st Century Fox: reports

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is readying to step down as chief executive of 21st Century Fox, media reports say. His… Read More.

Virtual reality headset: Oculus ties up with Xbox

Oculus VR has revealed its virtual reality headset and said that it would include an Xbox One controller. The firm,… Read More.

Ornette Coleman, American musician who pioneered new form of jazz, dies at 85

Ornette Coleman, an influential jazz musician, has died aged 85. Born in Texas, he began his career… Read More.

Legendary British actor Christopher Lee dies aged 93

Legendary British actor Sir Christopher Lee, who starred in several iconic films in a career spanning decades, has died aged… Read More.