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What Happened on 23 August 2012

South African man sentenced to prison for Terreblanche murder

A black farm worker has been sentenced to life in prison by a court in South Africa for the murder… Read More.

48 killed in Kenya clashes

At least 48 people have died following ethnic clashes in south eastern Kenya. The clashes in Tana River district, Coast… Read More.

Chemical weapons 'excuse for U.S. to intervene in Syria', says Chinese state media

Chinese state media has accused U.S. President Barack Obama of planning to use Syria's chemical weapons as an excuse for… Read More.

GM's Opel to cut production in Germany

Opel, the German unit of U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) is set to halt production at its factory in Ruesselheim… Read More.

Vestas wind turbine firm to shed further 1,400 jobs

Danish wind turbine firm Vestas is to shed a further 1,400 jobs as it prepares for a drop in business… Read More.

Egypt requests $4.8 billion IMF loan

Egypt has asked the International Monetary Fund for a $4.8 billion loan in a bid to help revive its ailing… Read More.

Lewis Hamilton seeking new McLaren contract

McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has revealed Lewis Hamilton told him he wants to sign a new contract with the… Read More.

Usain Bolt not attempting to break 200-meter record in Diamond League

Usain Bolt will not try to break the 200-meter world record in Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. The six-time… Read More.

Hewlett-Packard reports $8.8 billion loss in Q3

Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest technology firm by sales, has reported a quarterly loss of $8.85 billion. Net revenue in the… Read More.

LG releases world's biggest ultra-definition TV

LG Electronics has released what it describes as the world's biggest ultra-definition (UD) TV. With an 84-inch 4K screen, LG… Read More.

Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger engaged to wed

Canadian rock stars Avril Lavigne and Nickleback lead singer Chad Kroeger are engaged to be married. People.com reported that Kroeger,… Read More.

U.S. version of The Office to end in 2013

Award-winning comedy The Office is to end its run on U.S. television in 2013 after eight years. The decision was… Read More.