What Happened on 15 August 2012

Muslim homes demolished in Myanmar's Rakhine state

The largest Muslim area in Myanmar’s Sittwe city has been demolished following recent communal violence, according to a UK broadcaster.… Read More.

Dozens killed in Afghan blasts

Forty-eight people have died and more than 130 injured in a spate of bombings in the southwest and northern regions… Read More.

Assad regime is collapsing, says Syria's ex-PM

Former Syrian PM Riad Hijab, who defected to Jordan last week, has stated the Syrian government is collapsing "morally, financially… Read More.

Carlyle close to acquiring Getty Images

Private equity firm Carlyle Group is close to signing a deal to acquire Getty Images from Hellman & Friedman, according… Read More.

Lloyds sells $1.65 billion private equity portfolio

Lloyds Banking Group is to sell a $1.65 billion portfolio of private equity investments to Coller International Partners. The move… Read More.

Standard Chartered agrees on settlement with New York regulator

Standard Chartered has agreed on a $340 million settlement with New York regulators after it was accused of hiding $250… Read More.

Wigan sign Ivorian Arouna Kone from Levante

Cote D’Ivoire striker Arouna Kone from La Liga side Levante has been signed by British soccer club Wigan for an… Read More.

Britain's Donaldson mulls over playing PGA Tour in 2013

Britain's Jamie Donaldson has said he is considering shifting his focus from the European Tour to the U.S. circuit next… Read More.

Foxconn to invest up to $10 billion in Indonesian plant

Foxconn Technology is to set up an operation in Indonesia and invest $5-10 billion over five to 10 years. The… Read More.

Home of late Steve Jobs burgled

Computers and items worth around $60,000 were stolen from the Palo Alto, California home of the late Steve Jobs during a break-in… Read More.

George Michael defends Olympics closing ceremony performance

George Michael has said he does not regret performing his new single at the London 2012 Games closing ceremony. His… Read More.

French mayor denies Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wedding reports

A French mayor has denied reports in celebrity magazine Hello that quoted him saying Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were… Read More.