What Happened on 18 July 2012

Needles found in Delta Air Lines sandwiches

Needles have been found in sandwiches served on four Delta Air Lines flights bound for the US from the Netherlands,… Read More.

Kadima leaves Israel coalition over conscription law

Israel's Kadima party has left Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government following a row over military conscription for ultra-Orthodox Jews. The… Read More.

Syrian capital hit by clashes

Violence has escalated across the Syrian capital Damascus, leading the military to deploy tanks and helicopters. Shooting has been reported… Read More.

Sir Richard Branson considers buying back Virgin Records

Sir Richard Branson is mulling over buying back Virgin Records, the music company he founded more than 40 years ago.… Read More.

Nigeria urges Shell to pay $5 billion over Bonga oil spill

Nigeria's oil regulator has asked industry giant Shell to pay $5 billion over a spill off the country's southern coast… Read More.

U.S. Senate: HSBC used by 'drug kingpins and rogue nations'

HSBC provided a means for "drug kingpins and rogue nations" to channel funds, according to a U.S. Senate committee probing… Read More.

Frank Schleck fails drugs tests at Tour de France

Frank Schleck has failed a drugs test at the Tour de France, according tothe International Cycling Union (UCI). The Luxembourger… Read More.

Britain plays down Olympics security blunder

With less than ten days to go until the start of the London Games, Britain has set out to reassure… Read More.

Google's Marissa Mayer appointed as new Yahoo CEO

Technology firm Yahoo has appointed Google executive Marissa Mayer as its next CEO. The 37-year-old will become the firm's third… Read More.

Microsoft launches touch-ready version of Office software

Microsoft has unveiled a touch-ready version of its leading productivity software suite, Office. Office 2013 has been designed for mobile… Read More.

New Bob Dylan album to be released in September

Bob Dylan is to release a new studio album, titled Tempest, on September 11th to mark the 50th anniversary of… Read More.

Tom Cruise visits daughter after split

Tom Cruise has visited his daughter Suri in New York City for the first time since his high-profile divorce from… Read More.