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What Happened on 13 November 2012

Gulf states recognize Syria opposition

Six Gulf states have recognized a new Syrian opposition coalition as the country's "legitimate representative". The National Coalition for Syrian… Read More.

Palestinian UN state bid to be made by November 29

Palestinian leaders in the West Bank are to ask the United Nations to upgrade Palestine's status by November 29. The… Read More.

Guatemala hit by another earthquake

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit Guatemala just days after at least 52 people were killed in one of the biggest… Read More.

Japanese economy contracts

Japan's economy contracted in the July to September quarter on the back of a global economic slowdown and anti-Japan protests… Read More.

India's industrial production drops 0.4 percent in September

India's industrial output recorded a surprise drop in September, fueling concerns over slowing growth in the country's economy. Factory output… Read More.

Scandal-hit Olympus back in profit

Olympus returned to profit in the six months to the end of September as the firm recovered from an accounting… Read More.

Armstrong steps down from Livestrong board

Lance Armstrong has stepped down as a board member of Livestrong, the cancer-support charity he set up in 1997, the… Read More.

Restrictions set on crowds for African Champions League final

Spectator numbers for Sunday's African Champions League final in Tunis have been restricted to 35,000 due to fears of stadium… Read More.

Blackberry 10 to be launched in January

The next Blackberry smartphone is to be introduced on January 30, manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) announced on Monday. RIM,… Read More.

Amazon receives $252 million back tax claim

Internet retail giant Amazon revealed on Monday it had received a $252 million demand from French tax authorities for back… Read More.

Sesame Street puppeteer disciplined over allegations of underage relationship

The puppeteer behind beloved Sesame Street character Elmo has been disciplined following allegations that he had a sexual relationship with… Read More.

Bond's Skyfall sets new U.S. box office record

James Bond's Skyfall has taken a record $87.8 million in its opening weekend at the North American box office. The… Read More.