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What Happened on 16 May 2012

One killed in Mombasa nightclub attack

One person has died after explosive devices were thrown into a nightclub in Kenya’s port city of Mombasa. … Read More.

Greek president to appoint interim government

Greek President Karolos Papoulias is due to meet party leaders to set up an interim government ahead of next… Read More.

Ratko Mladic faces trial for Bosnian war crimes

Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic has gone on trial for 11 counts of war crimes and crimes… Read More.

Coty withdraws bid for Avon

Fragrance firm Coty has withdrawn it $10.7 billion bid for Avon Products, stating the U.S. beauty firm had taken too… Read More.

Strong demand boosts Facebook share price range

Facebook has raised the price range at which it hopes to sell its shares from $28-$35 to $34-$38 due to… Read More.

China's largest Internet portal reports loss in Q1

Sina Corp, China’s largest Internet portal and media website, has reported a loss in the first three months of… Read More.

BBC to offer live Olympics mobile coverage to Britons

The BBC is to offer live mobile coverage of the 2012 Olympics to Britons. Citing advances in technology… Read More.

India cricket board suspends five IPL players

The Indian cricket board has suspended five uncapped players due to corruption allegations made against them. The decision… Read More.

Nokia accuses Apple of rigging Siri to name iPhone best smartphone

Nokia has accused Apple of overriding its software over the answer to “What is the best smartphone ever?” Over the… Read More.

China search engine Baidu to release low-cost smartphone

Chinese search engine Baidu has announced the release of its own smartphone. The move marks the company’s first… Read More.

Mexican author Carlos Fuentes dies at the age of 83

Mexican author Carlos Fuentes has died at the age of 83. Fuentes is renowned as one of Latin… Read More.

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato signed on as X Factor USA judges

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have signed up as judges for the U.S. version of the X Factor. The pop… Read More.

Holocaust novel wins British foreign fiction prize

The story of an 11-year-old boy hidden from the Nazis by a prostitute has won a fiction prize celebrating writing… Read More.