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What Happened on 13 August 2012

Nigeria army kills 20 Boko Haram Islamists

Nigerian army troops have killed 20 suspected members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeast region of… Read More.

Iran boosts earthquake relief efforts

Iran has ramped up relief operations following Saturday's twin quakes around the northeastern city of Tabriz, which killed more than… Read More.

Romney kicks off key state tour with new running mate

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, have set off on a tour of key… Read More.

Italian budget airline Wind Jet suspends flights

Italian cash-strapped budget airline Wind Jet suspended all its flights on Sunday, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. At Rome's Fiumicino… Read More.

IAG may buy stake in American Airlines

British Airways parent International Airlines Group is mulling over buying a stake in its oneworld alliance partner American Airlines. The… Read More.

UK's G4S makes military donation following Olympic failure

Security firm G4S is to donate $3.9 million to British military sports and welfare organizations as a show of gratitude… Read More.

USA, China top London 2012 medals haul

The 2012 Olympic Games ended with the U.S. topping the final medal table with 46 golds, followed by China with… Read More.

London bids farewell to 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics ended on Sunday with a magnificent musical closing ceremony and the official handover to the next… Read More.

Google to move pirate sites down in search results

Google has altered the way in which it calculates search results in a bid to assure legal download websites appear… Read More.

Barnes & Noble slashes price on Nook tablets

Barnes & Noble has cut prices on three models of its Nook e-reader and tablet devices. The move comes amid… Read More.

Beyonce performs at United Nations

Beyonce performed at the United Nations on Sunday in New York to mark World Humanitarian Day. The pop star sang… Read More.

Michael Jackson memorabilia site shut down

A Canadian businessman has been banned from selling Michael Jackson memorabilia and using the singer's name online, after a U.S.… Read More.