What Happened on 16 April 2013

Boston Marathon explosions kills three and injures 140

At least three people were killed and around… Read More.

Boston Marathon Explosions
Maduro declared official Venezuela poll winner

Venezuela's election authority officially declared socialist Nicolas Maduro as the winner of Sunday's presidential election. The announcement was made on… Read More.

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to remain in jail despite bail

An Egyptian court ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak over the killings of protesters on Monday. However, the 84-year-old… Read More.

Gold price drops to two-year low

Gold prices fell to their lowest level in two years on Monday on the back of weak economic data out… Read More.

Citigroup posts 31 percent rise in profits

Citigroup reported a 31 percent rise in first quarter profits to $3.8 billion on Monday, beating analysts' forecasts. The bank’s… Read More.

Africa's economic growth to surpass global average, says World Bank

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to surpass the global average over the next three years, according to the… Read More.

Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo win Boston Marathon

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa secured the men’s title in the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon on Monday after finishing in… Read More.

Edmonton Oilers fire GM Tambellini

The Edmonton Oilers fired general manager Steve Tambellini on Monday. Former player and coach Craig MacTavish has been newly appointed… Read More.

Dish Network offers $25.5 billion to buy Sprint Nextel

Dish Network has offered to pay $25.5 billion to buy mobile phone company Sprint Nextel. Sprint has already received a… Read More.

Kobo releases Aura 'HD' ebook reader

Ebook seller Kobo unveiled what it describes as a "high definition" e-ink based device on Monday. The Aura HD, with… Read More.

New James Bond book to be called Solo

The next James Bond novel is to be called Solo, author William Boyd announced on Monday. Details of the story… Read More.

Patricia Arquette to join Boardwalk Empire cast

Patricia Arquette has joined the cast of HBO drama Boardwalk Empire. The actress has secured a major recurring role as… Read More.