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What Happened on 24 August 2012

Australia to boost refugee intake to 20,000 per year

Australia is to increase its intake of refugees to 20,000 a year, from the current 13,750. Prime Minister Julia Gillard… Read More.

Libya sets trial date for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, is due to go on trial in Libya in… Read More.

Zuma reveals Marikana mine inquiry details

South African President Jacob Zuma has revealed details of the commission that will investigate the deaths of 44 people at… Read More.

Peru unveils plans for new Machu Picchu airport

Peru's President Ollanta Humala has announced plans for a new airport near Cusco in a bid to boost tourism to… Read More.

Rupert Murdoch's digital chief resigns

Jon Miller, the chief digital officer of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, is to step down from his post at the… Read More.

Qantas reports $256 million loss

Australian airline Qantas has reported its first annual loss since it was privatized in 1995 on the back of high… Read More.

Valencia to sign France defender Cissokho from Lyon

Spanish soccer club Valencia is to sign France defender Aly Cissokho from Olympique Lyon subject to him passing a medical.… Read More.

Bolt wins 200-meter at Diamond League meeting

Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica ran 19.58 seconds to win the 200 meters at the Lausanne Diamond League… Read More.

Sony's mobile arm to cut 1,000 jobs

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 unveils first new logo in 25 years

Microsoft has unveiled its first new logo in 25 years as it seeks to forge its branding ahead of the… Read More.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 7th time

Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed former Beatle John Lennon 32 years ago, has been denied parole for a… Read More.