What Happened on 24 August 2012
Australia is to increase its intake of refugees to 20,000 a year, from the current 13,750. Prime Minister Julia Gillard… Read More.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, is due to go on trial in Libya in… Read More.
South African President Jacob Zuma has revealed details of the commission that will investigate the deaths of 44 people at… Read More.
Peru's President Ollanta Humala has announced plans for a new airport near Cusco in a bid to boost tourism to… Read More.
Jon Miller, the chief digital officer of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, is to step down from his post at the… Read More.
Australian airline Qantas has reported its first annual loss since it was privatized in 1995 on the back of high… Read More.
Spanish soccer club Valencia is to sign France defender Aly Cissokho from Olympique Lyon subject to him passing a medical.… Read More.
Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica ran 19.58 seconds to win the 200 meters at the Lausanne Diamond League… Read More.
Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corporation is to shed 1,000 jobs from its mobile phone division. Around two-thirds of… Read More.
Microsoft has unveiled its first new logo in 25 years as it seeks to forge its branding ahead of the… Read More.