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What Happened on 27 June 2012

Chinese couple forced into late-term abortion face harassment

The husband of a Chinese woman forced to have a late-term abortion has gone into hiding and her family are… Read More.

Egypt court suspends army powers to arrest civilians

An Egyptian court has rejected a government decree allowing the army to arrest civilians. The move comes as a setback… Read More.

Fighting breaks out near Damascus

Fierce fighting has taken place between Syrian troops and rebel forces in the suburbs of the capital Damascus. Witnesses claim… Read More.

News Corp confirms it is mulling over split

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has confirmed it is considering splitting itself in two. The media giant said it was considering… Read More.

Pranab Mukherjee steps down as India's finance minister

Pranab Mukherjee has resigned as India's finance minister in order to run for president as the ruling Congress party-led coalition… Read More.

Greece names Yannis Stournaras as new finance minister

The Greek government has appointed Yannis Stournaras as the new finance minister after Vassilis Rapanos resigned due to ill health… Read More.

Sunderland sign African shirt sponsorship deal

English Premier League club Sunderland have announced a deal with not-for-profit group Invest in Africa to become their official shirt… Read More.

Wimbledon: Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal advance on Day Two

Defending champion Petra Kvitova won her first round match against Akgul Amanmuradova on Day Two at Wimbledon. The fourth-seeded Kvitova… Read More.

Cisco chief strategy officer resigns

Cisco Systems chief strategy officer Ned has resigned and will be replaced by chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior, the company… Read More.

Facebook email switch sparks anger amongst users

Facebook is facing a wave of criticism from users after replacing email addresses listed in their contact details with those… Read More.

Rapper 50 Cent injured in car accident

The rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has been released from a hospital after suffering minor injuries when his SUV was… Read More.

Spice Girls unveil West End musical

The Spice Girls have reunited to launch Viva Forever!, a new West End musical based on their hit songs. Penned… Read More.