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What Happened on 21 August 2012

Eight people killed in bombing near Turkey/Syria border

At least eight people have died and dozens more injured in a bomb attack in south eastern Turkey. The suspected… Read More.

Myanmar abolishes media censorship

Myanmar has abolished pre-publication censorship of the country's media. On Monday, the Press Scrutiny and Registration Department (PSRD) announced that… Read More.

Somalia swears in historic new parliament

Somalia has sworn in its first formal parliament in more than 20 years in the capital of Mogadishu, bringing an… Read More.

GM to recall nearly 250,000 midsize SUVs due to fire hazard

General Motors (GM) is to recall 249,260 midsize sport utility vehicles in order to correct a potential fire hazard. In… Read More.

Rate cuts lift China property prices

Property prices in China rose in July on the back of in borrowing costs and after some local governments eased… Read More.

CME to launch European futures exchange

CME Group, the biggest U.S. futures market operator, has announced plans to launch a European exchange. The move comes in… Read More.

Augusta National Golf Club allows female members

The Augusta National Golf Club is to have female members for the first time in its 80-year history. Former U.S.… Read More.

Somalian Olympic runner 'drowns trying to reach Europe'

A Somalian Olympic runner has reportedly drowned while trying to reach Europe on a migrant boat. Samia Yusuf Omar attempted… Read More.

Ebay bans magic spells, potions and psychics

Ebay has announced that the sale of fortune-telling and witchcraft-related services will be banned from September. Tarot readings, spells, curses… Read More.

Apple named most valuable company of all time

Apple is now the most valuable company of all time, boasting a market value of $623 billion. The firm has… Read More.

Composer John Williams to receive Classic Brit award

Five-time Oscar-winner John Williams is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Classic Brit awards in October in London.… Read More.

Director Tony Scott 'had inoperable brain cancer'

Film director Tony Scott was reportedly suffering from inoperable brain cancer when he jumped to his death from a bridge… Read More.