What Happened on 27 July 2012

Wife of China's Bo Xilai charged with murder

The wife of disgraced Chinese political leader Bo Xilai has been charged with the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.… Read More.

Julian Assange may face embassy questioning

Ecuador is to allow the Swedish authorities to speak to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy where he… Read More.

Mandela assassination plotter convicted of treason

The mastermind behind a white supremacist plot to murder former South African president Nelson Mandela has been found guilty of… Read More.

Royal Dutch Shell profits hit by weaker oil price

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a 13 percent fall in second quarter profits due to weaker oil and North American… Read More.

Nissan profits drop 15 percent due to strong yen

Nissan has reported a 15 percent decrease in net profit in the first quarter after a strong yen affected its… Read More.

Nomura chief steps down following insider-trading scandal

The chief executive of Japan's Nomura Holdings has stepped down in the wake of an insider-trading scandal at the investment… Read More.

Egypt Olympic team receive 'fake' Nike kit

Members of Egypt's Olympic team have been given fake Nike gear, according to claims made by a synchronised swimmer. Yomna… Read More.

Mitt Romney backtracks on London Olympics comments

U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he expects a "very successful" Olympics, just hours after he spoke of "disconcerting"… Read More.

Olympics ramps up pressure on mobile networks

UK telecoms firms are confident their networks will cope with the pressure of the hundreds of thousands of spectators, workers… Read More.

Facebook reports loss due to shareholder payouts

Facebook has reported a $157 million loss due to payments to shareholders in its first results since its highly anticipated… Read More.

Hobbit films could become a trilogy

The Hobbit films could be extended to a trilogy, according to reports by The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly. Discussions… Read More.

Stevie Wonder extortion duo plead not guilty

Two people charged with extorting singer Stevie Wonder have pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles court. The singer's cousin,… Read More.