What Happened on 27 February 2013

Benedict XVI to become 'pope emeritus'

Benedict XVI will be known as "pope emeritus" and will retain the title "His Holiness" after he abdicates on Thursday,… Read More.

Egypt opposition to boycott polls

Egypt's main opposition group, the National Salvation Front (NSF), announced on Tuesday it would boycott the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Spokesman… Read More.

European markets plunge after Italian election deadlock

European stock markets plummeted on Tuesday on the back of an inconclusive election result in Italy. Italy's FTSE MIB index… Read More.

Former basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

Retired American basketball player Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to film a television documentary with representatives of… Read More.

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 for more users

Microsoft released its Internet Explorer 10 browser to millions of new users on Tuesday in a bid to win back… Read More.

Janet Jackson weds Qatari billionaire

Janet Jackson has dismissed rumors that she is set to tie the knot with her Qatari billionaire boyfriend by revealing… Read More.