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What Happened on 20 August 2012

Sudan's government minister dies in plane crash

The Sudanese government's religion minister, Ghazi al-Sadiq Abdel Rahim, has died in a plane crash along with all the other… Read More.

Egypt's Morsi to visit Iran

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi is to visit Iran to take part in meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement at the end… Read More.

Julian Assange calls on United States to end Wikileaks "witch-hunt"

Julian Assange has called on the United States to bring an end to its "witch-hunt" against Wikileaks, in his first… Read More.

Colombian Farc rebels blow up Narino oil pipeline

An oil pipeline has been blown up in southwestern Colombia with local officials blaming the Farc rebel group for the… Read More.

Heineken wins control of Tiger beer in $4.5 billion deal

Heineken has signed a $4.5 billion deal to buy Fraser and Neave's controlling stake in the maker of Tiger beer.… Read More.

CME Group considers opening European exchange

CME Group, the biggest U.S. futures exchange operator, is mulling over creating a European derivatives exchange in Britain, according to… Read More.

Spain's Pedrosa wins Indianapolis MotoGP

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa claimed his second victory of the season as he won the Indianapolis MotoGP on Sunday. The Honda… Read More.

Federer beats Djokovic in Cincinnati Open Final

World number one Roger Federer secured his sixth ATP title of the year with a 6-0 7-6 victory over Novak… Read More.

India restricts websites and bulk SMS

The Indian government has asked Internet service providers to restrict access to several websites, as well as halt bulk SMS… Read More.

Asia's fastest cable links Tokyo to Singapore

A new high-speed undersea data cable has opened to Asian traffic, connecting Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. The 4,850-mile… Read More.

Miss China crowned Miss World 2012

Miss China, a 23-year-old music aficionado who wants to help the poor, has been crowned Miss World 2012 at a… Read More.

Jay Leno takes pay cut to save staff jobs

American TV host Jay Leno has volunteered to take a pay cut to save the jobs of other employees working… Read More.