What Happened on 17 April 2013

Pressure cooker clues emerge in Boston Marathon bombing investigation

Bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon on Monday may have been packed in pressure cookers, according to investigators on… Read More.

Pakistan's Musharraf banned from running in May polls

Pakistan's former military leader Pervez Musharraf has been banned from standing in the general elections in May. An election tribunal… Read More.

Major earthquake rocks southeast Iran

A major earthquake rocked southeast Iran on Tuesday, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East. The epicenter… Read More.

UK unemployment reaches 2.56 million

Unemployment in the UK rose by 70,000 to 2.56 million between December and February, the Office for National Statistics (ONS)… Read More.

Goldman Sachs posts 7 percent rise in profits

Goldman Sachs posted a 7 percent increase in profits during the first three months of 2012 on the back of… Read More.

Plans for India's first Playboy club rejected

Indian authorities have rejected a plan by adult entertainment company Playboy to open its first club in the country, in… Read More.

Pistorius will not compete in London Anniversary Games

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will not take part in this summer's London Anniversary Games. Pistorius, 26, is currently on bail after… Read More.

San Antonio Spurs sign Tracy McGrady

The San Antonio Spurs signed Tracy McGrady for the remainder of the season on Tuesday. The two-time NBA champion spent… Read More.

Spotify launches in Mexico and Asia

Music streaming service Spotify has launched in Mexico as it sets out to capture the Latin American market. The Swedish… Read More.

Samsung investigated over fake reviews

Fair-trade officials in Taiwan have launched a probe into reports that Samsung paid people to post negative online reviews of… Read More.

Family Guy Boston Marathon episode taken down from websites

Fox has taken down a recent episode of Family Guy from its websites that shows people getting run over by… Read More.

North Korea novel wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

The Pulitzer Prize for fiction was awarded on Tuesday to author Adam Johnson for his novel set in North Korea,… Read More.