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What Happened on 24 July 2012

Syria vows not to use chemical weapons on its own people

Syria has pledged it will not use chemical weapons against its own people, but would consider doing so against an… Read More.

107 killed in Iraq attacks

A series of bomb attacks and shootings in Baghdad and north of the capital has killed at least 107 people.… Read More.

Batman shooting suspect appears in court

The man accused of shooting dead 12 people at a Batman film screening in Aurora, Colorado appeared in court for… Read More.

CNOOC to buy Nexen in $15 billion deal

China's biggest offshore oil producer CNOOC is set to buy Canadian rival Nexen in a $15.1 billion deal. If approved,… Read More.

McDonald's reports drop in Q2 profit

McDonald's has reported lower-than-expected quarterly profits due to a weakening global economy and the impact of a stronger dollar. Shares… Read More.

Creditors to assess Greek progress on debt reduction

Representatives from the troika of international lenders have arrived in Greece to assess its progress towards reducing its debts. They… Read More.

David Price vs Audley Harrison fight set for October

David Price is set to defend his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against Audley Harrison at Liverpool's Echo Arena on… Read More.

Penn State fined $60 million over Jerry Sandusky sex abuse

U.S. college sport authorities have fined Penn State University $60 million following charges of child sex abuse carried out by… Read More.

Cisco to shed 1,300 jobs

U.S. network equipment maker Cisco Systems plans to slash about 1,300 jobs as part of ongoing efforts to restructure the… Read More.

Amazon to set up London hub

Web retail giant Amazon is to open a new creative center in London. The center will focus on producing the… Read More.

Mariah Carey to join American Idol judges panel

Grammy-winning songstress Mariah Carey is to join Fox’s American Idol singing competition as a judge next season. Carey will be… Read More.

The Dark Knight Rises tops U.S. box office

New Batman film The Dark Knight Rises grossed an estimated $160 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices in its… Read More.