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What Happened on 14 August 2012

7.5 magnitude quake hits off Russia, north of Japan

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off the eastern Russian coast to the north of Japan on… Read More.

Three killed in shooting near Texas A&M University

A gunman shot dead two people including a police officer on Monday after opening fire from inside a house near… Read More.

Islamic body agrees to suspend Syria

Foreign ministers at a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have agreed to suspend Syria from the international… Read More.

Pfizer to pay $250 million to AstraZeneca for OTC Nexium marketing rights

Pfizer is set to shell out around $250 million to acquire the global rights for the over-the-counter version of British… Read More.

India inflation slows in July

India's wholesale price index slowed again in July, rising 6.87 percent. The figure was lower than expected and compares to… Read More.

Greek economy continues to shrink

Greece's economy is still in a deep recession, according to official figures. The economy contracted by 6.2 percent in the… Read More.

London 2012 coverage was biggest ever US TV event

NBC's coverage of London 2012 was the "most-watched television event in US history", the TV network has announced. According to… Read More.

Olympic flag arrives in Rio de Janeiro

The official flag of the Olympics has arrived in Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the next Games. Rio… Read More.

Motorola Mobility to slash 4,000 jobs

Mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility is to slash 4,000 staff worldwide in a bid to return to profitability. The job… Read More.

RIM nearly ready to license BB10

Research In Motion (RIM) is nearly ready to license its new BlackBerry 10 operating system to other manufacturers. The new… Read More.

Ang Lee's Life of Pi to open New York Film Festival

Ang Lee's Life of Pi has been chosen as the opening night film at next month’s New York Film Festival.… Read More.

Jennifer Aniston engaged to actor Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston is engaged to her actor and screenwriter boyfriend Justin Theroux. Representatives for both Aniston and Theroux confirmed the… Read More.