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What Happened on 16 August 2012

Ugandan president reappoints officials accused of corruption

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reappointed three senior government officials nearly a year after they resigned over corruption charges. According… Read More.

Anni Dewani murder accused pleads not guilty

A man accused of the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani in South Africa has pleaded not guilty. Xolile Mngeni's trial… Read More.

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar advise citizens to leave Lebanon

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have told their citizens to leave Lebanon "immediately". The orders come as… Read More.

IKEA to build budget hotel chain in Europe

IKEA has plans to build a budget hotel chain across Europe. The 100 hotels will not feature IKEA's flat-pack furniture… Read More.

De Beers moves diamond sorting to Botswana

The world's biggest diamond producer, De Beers, has started the sorting of rough stones in Botswana. The move is the… Read More.

Australia approves cigarette plain packaging law

Australia's highest court has upheld a new law on mandatory packaging for cigarettes that will see the removal of brand… Read More.

Ugandan Olympic champion Kiprotich receives hero's welcome

Hundreds of people in Uganda have welcomed home Stephen Kiprotich, the country's first Olympic gold medalist in four decades. Kiprotich,… Read More.

Injury forces Nadal to pull out of U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the U.S. Open due to a persistent knee injury. The Spanish world number three… Read More.

Netflix to launch streaming service in Scandinavia

Netflix is set to launch its video streaming service in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland by the end of the… Read More.

Judge urges Apple and Samsung to settle before verdict

A U.S. judge has urged the chief executives of Apple and Samsung Electronics to speak to each other at least… Read More.

Carrie Underwood to appear on VH1's Unplugged series

Country singer Carrie Underwood is set to appear on VH1’s Unplugged music series. She will also share the story behind… Read More.

Robert Pattinson to play Lawrence of Arabia in remake

Robert Pattinson is set to star as Lawrence Of Arabia, five decades after the original film was released. The TwilightRead More.