What Happened on 19 June 2013

Taliban opens first office in Doha

The Taliban opened their first office on Tuesday in the Qatari capital of Doha in a bid to initiate peace… Read More.

G8 announces investigation into Syria chemical weapon use

French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that an international probe would be launched into the reported use of chemical… Read More.

Mandela's condition improving but remains in hospital

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has entered his 12th day in hospital, where he is receiving treatment for a… Read More.

G8 leaders announce tax evasion measures

Leaders of the G8 on Tuesday agreed on new measures aimed to tackle money launderers, illegal tax evaders and corporate… Read More.

UK inflation increases to 2.7 percent in May

The rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation rose to 2.7 percent in May compared to 2.4 percent in April,… Read More.

Boeing unveils 787 Dreamliner

Boeing launched a new version of its 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday at the Paris Airshow. The US firm said it… Read More.

Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs 103-100

The Miami Heat secured a 103-100 victory to deny the San Antonio Spurs a fifth championship at the NBA Finals… Read More.

Detroit Red Wings sign three-year contract extension with Pavel Datsyuk

The Detroit Red Wings signed a three-year contract extension through to the 2016-17 season with forward Pavel Datsyuk on Tuesday.… Read More.

Yahoo reveals U.S. data requests in wake of Prism leaks

Yahoo revealed on Tuesday that US law enforcement agencies had made between 12,000 and 13,000 requests for data in the… Read More.

Huawei unveils world's slimmest smartphone

Huawei unveiled what is describes as the world's slimmest smartphone on Tuesday. The Android-based Ascend P6 measures 6.18mm thick and… Read More.

Paris Jackson's suicide attempt reportedly over paternity revelation

Paris Jackson may have attempted to take her own life after learning that her brother Prince might not be her… Read More.

Britney Spears releases new single

Britney Spears released her new single for the Smurfs 2 soundtrack on Tuesday. The track, titled Ooh La La, made… Read More.