What Happened on 20 August 2012
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 President Mohammed Morsi is to visit Iran to take part in meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement at the end… Read More.
Julian Assange has called on the United States to bring an end to its "witch-hunt" against Wikileaks, in his first… Read More.
An oil pipeline has been blown up in southwestern Colombia with local officials blaming the Farc rebel group for the… Read More.
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, the biggest U.S. futures exchange operator, is mulling over creating a European derivatives exchange in Britain, according to… Read More.
Spain’s Dani Pedrosa claimed his second victory of the season as he won the Indianapolis MotoGP on Sunday. The Honda… Read More.
World number one Roger Federer secured his sixth ATP title of the year with a 6-0 7-6 victory over Novak… Read More.
The Indian government has asked Internet service providers to restrict access to several websites, as well as halt bulk SMS… Read More.
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, a 23-year-old music aficionado who wants to help the poor, has been crowned Miss World 2012 at a… Read More.