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What Happened on 16 May 2013

United Nations General Assembly approves Syria resolution

The United Nations General Assembly approved an Arab-backed resolution on Wednesday calling for a transitional government in Syria. The resolution,… Read More.

Cleveland kidnap accused to plead not guilty

Ariel Castro, the man accused of imprisoning three women for nearly a decade in his Ohio home, is to plead… Read More.

Cyclone Mahasen hits Bangladesh

Nearly one million people have been forced to evacuate their homes as Cyclone Mahasen hits the coastal areas of Bangladesh.… Read More.

Eurozone recession hits sixth quarter

The recession across the 17-nation eurozone has entered a sixth quarter, according to figures released on Wednesday. Economic growth across… Read More.

Bank of England revises economic growth forecasts

The Bank of England upgraded its economic growth forecast on Wednesday. The Bank's governor, Sir Mervyn King, expects inflation to… Read More.

HSBC to slash 14,000 jobs under restructuring plan

HSBC announced on Wednesday it may cut a further 14,000 jobs across its global operations. The move comes as part… Read More.

Chelsea win third UEFA trophy with Europa League win

Chelsea became the first English soccer club to win all three of UEFA's major trophies as they beat Benfica 2-1… Read More.

Pictures of Formula E racing car released

Organizers of Formula E, the championship for electric racing cars, released official photographs of the car to be used on… Read More.

Saudi religious police slates Twitter users

The head of Saudi Arabia's religious police has lambasted citizens for using Twitter. Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said… Read More.

Google launches Play Music All Access subscription service

Google launched its new streaming music subscription service, Play Music All Access, on Wednesday. The service enables users to listen… Read More.

The Great Gatsby opens 66th Cannes Film Festival

The 66th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday evening with a screening of The Great Gatsby. Australian director Baz… Read More.

Beyonce issues apology for canceled concert

Beyonce apologized to fans in Belgium on Wednesday, a day after canceling a show due to “dehydration and exhaustion". The… Read More.