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What Happened on 19 July 2012

Nelson Mandela celebrates 94th birthday with family

Nelson Mandela celebrated his 94th birthday on Wednesday by spending a "quiet" day with his family at home in the… Read More.

Tanzanian ferry sinks en route to Zanzibar

At least 24 people have died after a Tanzanian ferry carrying some 280 passengers and crew sank near the island… Read More.

Syrian ministers killed in suicide attack

Three Syrian ministers from President Assad's defence team have died in a suicide bombing. The president's defence minister, brother-in-law and… Read More.

Yum Brands profit growth hit by higher China costs

Yum Brands, which runs the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant chains, has seen a drop in its profit… Read More.

Deutsche Bank to cut 1,000 jobs

Deutsche Bank aims to cut around 1,000 investment banking jobs. The move is a shift in policy for Germany's flagship… Read More.

UK unemployment total drops to 2.58 million

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 65,000 to 2.58 million in the three months… Read More.

Australian badminton players get food poisoning

Three Australian badminton players have suffered from food poisoning while training for the London Olympics at their base in the… Read More.

Manchester United set to launch IPO

Manchester United is expected to launch its IPO in New York as early as next week, for pricing in early… Read More.

Microsoft announces Windows 8 release date

Microsoft has announced its new, touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system will go on sale October 26. This enables customers to… Read More.

eBay's sees Q2 income double

Online retailer and auction site eBay has said its income doubled in the second quarter on the back of higher… Read More.

Painting seized in Miami may be missing Matisse

A painting by French artist Henri Matisse that was stolen from a Venezuelan museum more than a decade ago has… Read More.

Halle Berry suffers minor head injury on set

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has suffered a minor head injury while shooting a fight sequence for a movie in Los… Read More.