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What Happened on 22 June 2012

Somali pirates release South African hostages

Two South Africans held hostage by Somali pirates for 20 months have been released. Somalia's defence ministry said the Somali… Read More.

Prosecutors call for Anders Breivik insanity verdict

Prosecutors in Norway have called for self-confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to be considered insane at his trial. In… Read More.

Bali bomb-maker jailed for 20 years

An Indonesian court has convicted a militant of making explosives used in the 2002 Bali bombings and sentenced him to… Read More.

UK sales up by 1.4 percent in May

UK retail sales volumes increased by 1.4 percent in May from the previous month. Sales had slumped 2.3 percent in… Read More.

Air France to cut 5,000 jobs by end of 2013

Air France has announced it will cut more than 5,000 jobs by the end of 2013 in a bid to… Read More.

Spanish banks require up to $78 billion

An independent audit of Spain's banks has found they will need up to $78 billion in extra funding. European authorities… Read More.

Ukraine Olympic official expelled for peddling 2012 Games tickets

A senior Ukrainian Olympic official has been expelled by his country's National Olympic Committee after being filmed by the BBC… Read More.

Longines signs on as first major sponsor of 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

The first major sponsor for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been revealed. Swiss watchmaking brand Longines is the… Read More.

Gigapixel prototype camera unveiled by American engineers

American engineers have unveiled a camera capable of creating images with “unprecedented detail”. The prototype machine able to take pictures… Read More.

Twitter resumes services after being hit by technical problems

Twitter is back up and running after major problems hit the social media site on Thursday afternoon. Users around the… Read More.

Lucian Freud eggshell portrait sells for $42,000

A self-portrait painted on an eggshell by artist Lucian Freud has been sold to a private collector at auction for… Read More.

Prince William celebrates 30th birthday

Prince William, the man once known as the world's most eligible bachelors, turned 30 on Thursday. Palace officials said Britain’s… Read More.