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What Happened on 22 May 2012

Medina declares victory in Dominican Republic presidential polls

The governing candidate in the Dominican Republic's presidential election, Danilo Medina, has declared victory. Medina won 51% of the vote,… Read More.

Mali president attacked by protestors

Mali’s interim president, Dioncounda Traore, has been attacked and hospitalised after protestors stormed his palace demanding his resignation. Traore is… Read More.

NATO endorses Afghanistan exit plan

NATO leaders have endorsed plans to hand over combat command to Afghan forces by mid-2013. The leaders meeting in Chicago… Read More.

Soft drinks maker AG Barr reports rise in sales

AG Barr, the maker of Irn Bru and other soft drinks, has reported an increase in sales. Sales rose by… Read More.

Barclays to sell $6.1 billion stake in BlackRock

British bank Barclays is to sell its near-20 percent stake worth $6.1 billion in U.S. asset manager BlackRock. The move… Read More.

Facebook shares dip below flotation price

Shares in Facebook have fallen below the price at which they were floated. Facebook shares debuted at $38 on Friday,… Read More.

Nadal beats Djokovic to reclaim Rome title

Rafael Nadal looks ready for another run at the French Open after a straight-set win over Novak Djokovic in the… Read More.

Drogba reportedly set to leave Chelsea

Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is leaving Chelsea after playing a leading role in their Champions League triumph, according to… Read More.

New iPhone app identifies faces in photos

A new iPhone app called KLiK that performs real-time facial recognition to automatically identify and tag friends in photos has… Read More.

Google wins Chinese approval for Motorala bid

Chinese regulators have approved Google's $12.5 billion purchase of U.S. phone maker Motorola Mobility. The move was the final hurdle… Read More.

Coldplay to headline London 2012 Paralympics Games ceremony

British band Coldplay are to headline the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The best-selling group… Read More.

Whitney Houston's last record released for Sparkle

Whitney Houston's last recording, a duet with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, was released on Monday ahead of the singer's… Read More.