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What Happened on 17 September 2012

Wang Lijun trial begins in China

A trial has reportedly started in secret of the former police chief at the center of China's biggest political scandal… Read More.

Anti-Islam film protests erupt in Afghanistan

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Afghan capital on Monday, setting fire to cars and chanting "death… Read More.

Alliance Boots to acquire stake in China pharmaceutical wholesaler

Alliance Boots, the owner of Europe's largest pharmacy chain, is to purchase a 12 percent stake in China's Nanjing Pharmaceutical… Read More.

Olympic Stadium may be turned into soccer venue

London’s Olympic Stadium could become home to Premier League soccer club West Ham United. Last week, Mayor Boris Johnson took… Read More.

AT&T sets sales record for iPhone 5

U.S. mobile provider AT&T announced on Monday it had set a sales record with Apple's iPhone 5 over the weekend,… Read More.

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban join American Idol as judges

Rapper Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban will join the judges’ panel on the next series of American Idol.… Read More.