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What Happened on 13 September 2012

Karachi factory fire death toll rises

At least 289 people have been killed in a fire at a garment factory in the Pakistani city of Karachi.… Read More.

Somalian president's hotel targeted by bomber

A suicide attack took place on Wednesday outside the gates of a hotel in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, where… Read More.

Obama seeks justice for killed U.S. ambassador to Libya

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to bring to justice those responsible for the death of the American ambassador to Libya… Read More.

Bank of France to cut up to 2,100 jobs in branches

The Bank of France is to shed up to 2,100 jobs in its branch offices by 2020 by not replacing… Read More.

Ex-Goldman employee's memoir due to released in October

Greg Smith, the former Goldman Sachs employee who announced his resignation from the investment bank in a damning op-ed in… Read More.

Anglo American shuts South African platinum mine

Mining giant Anglo American has suspended operations at one of its platinum mines in South Africa to "protect the safety… Read More.

Washington Capitals' Troy Brouwer agrees to contract extension

Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer has signed a three-year contract extension worth $11 million. Brouwer, currently in the final season… Read More.

MLB 2013 schedule announced

The 2013 schedule for Major League Baseball was announced on Wednesday, beginning with a stand-alone game on March 31. The… Read More.

Nokia Siemens Networks begins layoffs in Finland

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) announced on Wednesday that it would begin lay-off talks in Finland next week. Around 400 workers… Read More.

Apple launches iPhone 5

Apple unveiled the 4G-enabled iPhone 5 in San Francisco on Wednesday. The new device is taller, 18 percent thinner and… Read More.

Actress Kathy Bates undergoes double mastectomy

Actress Kathy Bates announced on Wednesday she has undergone a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The operation… Read More.

NBC justifies not broadcasting 9/11 tribute

NBC has justified its decision to interview a reality TV star instead of observing a moment of silence commemorating the… Read More.