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What Happened on 15 March 2013

Israel forms new coalition government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal to form a coalition government, according to officials on Thursday. His Likud-Yisrael… Read More.

Xi Jinping named president of China

Xi Jinping was confirmed as China’s president on Thursday, completing the country’s 10-yearly transition of power. Xi was appointed to… Read More.

NYC population hits record high

The number of people living in New York City hit 8.3 million people in 2012, according to new U.S. Census… Read More.

Detroit appoints new financial manager

The American city of Detroit appointed an emergency financial manager on Thursday in the country's biggest state takeover in 20… Read More.

BMW profits rise in 'most successful year' ever

BMW Group revealed that 2012 was the best year in its history after the German firm posted a rise in… Read More.

Lufthansa to make $11.2 billion aircraft order, says EADS

EADS announced on Thursday that Lufthansa's supervisory board had approved the acquisition of 100 airbus A320 and two A380 aircraft… Read More.

Nadal beats Federer to secure spot in Indian Wells semis

Fifth seed Rafael Nadal beat reigning champion and four-time winner Roger Federer to secure a spot in the semifinals at… Read More.

Denver Broncos sign cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

The Denver Broncos have signed a one-year contract worth $5 million with cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rodgers-Cromartie has spent the past… Read More.

Google to shutdown RSS news-feed service

Google said on Thursday it is to shut down its Reader service in July due to a decline in usage.… Read More.

China Mobile profits increase 2.7 percent for 2012

China Mobile reported a 2.7 percent increased in profits last year. On Thursday, the state-owned company said net profits rose… Read More.

Veronica Mars film fundraiser reaches $2 million goal

Fans of canceled TV show Veronica Mars helped raise $2 million in record time on Wednesday to fund a long-anticipated… Read More.

Pet Shop Boys sign deal with new label

Pet Shop Boys have left their record label Parlophone after nearly 30 years to sign with a newly-established firm. Their… Read More.