What Happened on 15 November 2012

Xi Jinping appointed new Chinese leader

Xi Jinping has been appointed as China’s new leader for the next decade. Xi led the new Politburo Standing Committee… Read More.

Hamas military chief killed in Israeli air strike

The head of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas’ military wing has been killed during Israeli air and naval strikes in… Read More.

South Africa arrests diamond smuggler who swallowed 220 gems

South African police have arrested a man who swallowed 220 polished diamonds in order to smuggle them out of the… Read More.

Greek economy contracts further

The Greek economy contracted by 7.2 percent in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, according to… Read More.

Wealthiest must pay more taxes, says Obama

U.S. President Obama has repeated his call for high earners to pay higher taxes in his first press conference since… Read More.

Abercrombie & Fitch report rise in profits

Abercrombie and Fitch reported a surprise rise in profits on Wednesday leading the U.S. fashion retailer to raise its full-year… Read More.

Manchester United reduces debt to $570 million

Manchester United has reduced its gross debt in its financial first quarter after the Glazer family used proceeds raised by… Read More.

Media coverage threat over India-England cricket series

Major international news agencies are expected to suspend coverage of the India versus England series. The decision comes after the… Read More.

Blackberry introduces free wi-fi calls via BBM

Blackberry has launched a service offering free wi-fi calls to users via its own software. Research In Motion (RIM) has… Read More.

Cisco profit up 18 percent

Cisco, the world's largest maker of networking equipment, announced an 18 percent rise in profits on Wednesday. The jump comes… Read More.

Elmo puppeteer cleared of under-age sex allegations

A man who accused a Sesame Street puppeteer of having under-age sex with him has retracted his story. The anonymous… Read More.

Jon Bon Jovi's daughter arrested over suspected drug overdose

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi's daughter has been arrested in New York state on drug possession charges following a suspected heroin… Read More.