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What Happened on 17 May 2013

Tropical Storm Mahasen hits southern Bangladesh

Tropical storm Mahasen battered coastal areas of Bangladesh on Thursday, leaving 12 people dead and destroying thousands of homes. Mahasen… Read More.

Obama: U.S. has seen evidence of Syria chemical weapons use

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States has seen evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria.… Read More.

Wal-Mart reports rise in profits

Wal-Mart reported a 1 percent rise in first quarter profits on Thursday. Profits at the world’s biggest retailer increased to… Read More.

David Beckham to retire at end of season

English soccer star David Beckham announced on Thursday he is to retire at the end of this season. The 38-year-old… Read More.

Dell posts 79% drop in profits

Dell posted a 79 percent drop in profits on Thursday. The sharp slide comes as more consumers choose smartphones and… Read More.

Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy Fallon as Late Night host

Comedian Seth Meyers is to replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of NBC's Late Night after Fallon moves on to… Read More.