What Happened on 18 August 2012

Zuma announces probe into South Africa Lonmin mine killings

South African President Jacob Zuma has announced a probe into violence at a mine that has left 34 people dead… Read More.

Algerian Lakhdar Brahimi named new UN Syria envoy

Senior Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has been appointed as the new United Nations-Arab League envoy for Syria. The 78-year-old will… Read More.

Heineken increases Tiger beer bid to $6.35 billion

Heineken has increased its offer for Fraser and Neave's stake in the maker of Tiger beer to $6.35 billion. The… Read More.

Rio Ferdinand fined $70,000 over "choc ice" tweet

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been fined $70,000 by the Football Association (FA) for improper conduct over comments he… Read More.

Twitter announces new restrictions for apps

Twitter has announced new restrictions that discourage independent software developers from creating Twitter apps. The move comes as the microblogging… Read More.

Pussy Riot members jailed for two years

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been sentenced to two years in prison for staging a protest… Read More.