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What Happened on 17 July 2012

North Korea military head Ri Yong-ho removed from post

North Korean military head Ri Yong-ho has been removed from all official posts, according to state media. Along with being… Read More.

Egypt's former president Mubarak sent back to prison

Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered that former President Hosni Mubarak be sent back to prison, citing an improvement in his… Read More.

U.S. Navy ship fires on boat near UAE port

A U.S. navy ship has fired on a boat off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The USNS Rappahannock… Read More.

Barclays executive "instructed" by Diamond to cut Libor

A former Barclays executive has said he was instructed by his then boss, Bob Diamond, to cut the bank's Libor… Read More.

G20 report: Oil prices could be rigged

A report commissioned by the G20 group of the world's biggest economies has warned oil prices could be exposed to… Read More.

Citigroup profits down 12 percent in Q2

Citigroup has reported a 12 percent drop in net income to $2.9 billion for the second quarter of 2012. The… Read More.

Sports doctor linked to Lance Armstrong denies doping charges

An Italian sports doctor accused of doping with cyclist Lance Armstrong has dismissed the charges as "false and ridiculous". Earlier… Read More.

Pakistan cricket team to visit India in December

India is set to resume bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan after a gap of several years. India’s cricket board says… Read More.

Skype bug sends messages to unintended recipients

Skype has confirmed a bug in its software has led to copies of messages being sent to unintended recipients. The… Read More.

Comcast buys Microsoft stake in MSNBC.com

Comcast Corp, the parent company of NBC, has bought out Microsoft Corp's 50 percent stake in MSNBC.com giving it full… Read More.

U.S. actress Uma Thurman gives birth to girl

Actress Uma Thurman has given birth to her third child, a girl, in a statement released by the actress' manager.… Read More.

Deep Purple's Jon Lord dies at 71

Jon Lord, the former keyboard player with rock band Deep Purple, has died at the age of 71 in London.… Read More.