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What Happened on 27 August 2012

Libya interior minister quits following Sufi shrine attacks

Libya's interior minister has stepped down in the wake of a series of attacks on Sufi Muslim shrines in the… Read More.

UK Wikileaks' Julian Assange 'threat' over, says Ecuador president

Britain has "given up its threat" to enter Ecuador's London embassy to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to Ecuador's… Read More.

Tropical Storm Isaac hits Florida

Tropical Storm Isaac swept across the Caribbean to south Florida with strong winds and heavy rain. Hundreds of flights have… Read More.

Scotland's Aggreko in power talks with India

Scottish firm Aggreko is in talks with Indian officials over the possible supply of temporary power in Delhi. The discussions… Read More.

Deutsche Bank to introduce bonus rules

Deutsche Bank has become the first global bank to introduce rules allowing it to strip staff of bonuses earned at… Read More.

Unicredit faces 'U.S. Iran sanctions breach investigation'

Unicredit has announced it is cooperating with a U.S. probe into a possible breach of sanctions. The bank is believed… Read More.

Government shuts Malawi stadium due to safety concerns

The Malawian government has closed the country's Kamuzu stadium in Blantyre with immediate effect due to safety and security fears.… Read More.

New Zealand's Ko becomes youngest LPGA winner

New Zealand teen Lydia Ko became the youngest player to win a Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour event after… Read More.

Facebook co-founder Moskovitz sold stock following lockup

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz sold 450,000 Class A shares over the past three days, his second such sale since last… Read More.

Samsung shares drop $12 billion after Apple's victory

Samsung Electronics shares slumped 7.5 percent on Monday, wiping more than $12 billion off the South Korean giant's market value.… Read More.

Voice of Sesame Street's Count von Count dies at 78

Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer and voice of Sesame Street's Count von Count, has died at the age of 78. Nelson,… Read More.

Jersey Shore's Snooki gives birth to baby boy

Jersey Shore star Nicole Polizzi, best known as Snooki, has given birth to a healthy baby boy, according to her… Read More.