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What Happened on 16 October 2012

Radovan Karadzic trial begins in The Hague

The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is underway in The Hague. The 67-year-old began the… Read More.

Israel announces election date

Israel's parliament has voted to dissolve itself and hold an early general election on January 22. The unanimous vote came… Read More.

Hillary Clinton accepts responsibility for Libya U.S. deaths

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she takes responsibility for the security failure at the Benghazi consulate that… Read More.

EU imposes new Iran sanctions

The European Union has announced new sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. Foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on… Read More.

Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley win Nobel Prize economics award

American academics Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics. The Royal Swedish Academy of… Read More.

Portugal announces 2013 budget

The Portuguese government on Monday announced details of its draft budget for 2013. Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar confirmed the average… Read More.

Manchester United signs sponsorship deal with Azeri telecom firm

English Premier League football club Manchester United has signed a sponsorship deal with Bakcell, a telecoms company in Azerbaijan. The… Read More.

Armstrong paid motorcyclist to deliver banned substance

Lance Armstrong paid for a motorcyclist to deliver the banned bloodbooster EPO to him during the 1999 Tour de France,… Read More.

Xbox Music launched to replace Zune

Xbox Music is now available on Xbox 360 games consoles. It will become available on Windows-based devices following the launch… Read More.

Electronic Arts free game code goes viral

A promotion offer by games company Electronic Arts (EA) enabling users to download one free game has allowed them to… Read More.

Rolling Stones announce London and New York concerts

The Rolling Stones have announced four concert dates in London and New York at the end of the year. The… Read More.