What Happened on 26 August 2012

Myanmar floods leave 85,000 homeless

85,000 people have been left homeless following heavy flooding in Myanmar. The Irrawaddy Delta, where 130,000 people lost their lives… Read More.

U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong dies

U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong has passed away at the age of 82. Earlier this month, the first man to set… Read More.

Refinery blast halts Venezuela oil production

A blast at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery has left 26 people and halted production for two days. Most of those… Read More.

Brazil's 1970 goalkeeper Felix passes away

The goalkeeper of Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning team in Mexico, Felix, has died at the age of 74. A… Read More.

Samsung to appeal against Apple's $1 billion damages win

Samsung is to appeal against a U.S. court ruling that it infringed Apple’s software and design patents. A jury in… Read More.

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie to open London film festival

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, a black-and-white animation telling the story of a boy and his dog, is to open this year’s… Read More.

Usher gains sole custody of children

R&B singer Usher has been awarded primary custody of his two sons with ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond, according to a… Read More.