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What Happened on 14 March 2013

Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope Francis I

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the Catholic Church’s new Pope on Wednesday. As white smoke emanated from… Read More.

Embalming of Chavez' body 'unlikely'

The acting president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said on Wednesday it is unlikely that the body of former president Hugo… Read More.

Fourth self-immolation case reported in Bulgaria

For the fourth time over the past month, a Bulgarian has set fire to himself as protests over austerity measures… Read More.

U.S. retail sales beat expectations

U.S. retail sales were up 1.1 percent in February compared to the month before, according to government figures released on… Read More.

FAA approves Dreamliner battery redesign

The U.S. airline regulator on Wednesday approved a plan to redesign the lithium-ion batteries of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. However,… Read More.

Iberia employees end strikes after compromise deal

Employees at Spanish airline Iberia on Wednesday called off further strikes over job and salary cuts after accepting a deal… Read More.

Detroit Lions sign four-year deal with Reggie Bush

The Detroit Lions signed on prized free agent Reggie Bush for a four-year contract on Wednesday. Bush's contract is reportedly… Read More.

Roger Draper to step down as LTA chief in September

Roger Draper will step down as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) in September, Britain's tennis body announced… Read More.

Google's Android chief Andy Rubin steps down

The man behind Android, the world's top-selling mobile operating system, Andy Rubin, is to step down from his post, the… Read More.

Netflix enables U.S. users to connect to Facebook

Video service Netflix launched a new feature on Wednesday that enables subscribers to let their Facebook friends know what television… Read More.

Former Iron Maiden drummer, Clive Burr, dies at 56

Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr has passed away at the age of 56 after suffering from multiple sclerosis. Steve… Read More.

French actor Depardieu sets up Belgian investment firm

Actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by the government in his native French of trying to evade taxes, has set up a… Read More.