What Happened on 18 September 2012

Trial date set for Pope's ex-butler

Pope Benedict XVI's former butler is to go on trial next week in the Vatican City on charges of aggravated… Read More.

Nigerian military kills top Boko Haram militant

The spokesman for Islamist militant group Boko Haram has reportedly been killed by the Nigerian military, according to sources that… Read More.

Protests against anti-Islam film escalate

Protests against an anti-Islam film escalated on Monday as demonstrators set fire to buildings in Pakistan, rallied outside a U.S.… Read More.

250-year-old toy store Hamleys sold to French firm

Toy retailer Hamleys has been sold to French group Ludendo for around $97 million. On Monday, family-owned Groupe Ludendo announced… Read More.

Royal Dutch Shell to postpone Alaska drilling plans

Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it would delay its search for oil in Alaska until next year. The announcement… Read More.

India government ally considers withdrawing support over retail reforms

A crucial political ally is due to decide today whether it will withdraw from the Indian government. The Trinamool Congress… Read More.

Phelps and Felix win top U.S. Olympic athlete honors

Michael Phelps and Allyson Felix have been named as the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) best athletes for 2011-12 for… Read More.

Jerry Sandusky to be sentenced in October

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is to be sentenced on October 9 on charges of child sexual… Read More.

Google acquires Instagram rival Nik Software

Google has purchased Instagram rival Nik Software, which makes photo-editing application Snapseed, for an undisclosed amount. In recent months, Google… Read More.

Apple shares close at $700 on iPhone 5 pre-orders

Apple shares closed at a record high of nearly $700 on Monday as the firm received two million pre-orders for… Read More.

General Hospital star John Ingle passes away aged 84

John Ingle, who played patriarch Edward Quartermaine for two decades on soap opera General Hospital, has died at the age… Read More.

Rihanna tops MTV Europe Music Award nominations

R&B singer Rihanna topped the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards on Monday with six. The Bajan singer was… Read More.