What Happened on 28 August 2012

Myanmar president reshuffles cabinet

Myanmar’s President Thein Sein has announced a reshuffle of his cabinet ministers. In a post on his website, the president… Read More.

Syrian rebels allegedly shoot down military helicopter in Damascus

Syrian armed rebels claim they have shot down a military helicopter over the capital Damascus. The Free Syrian Army (FSA)… Read More.

Obama declares Louisiana emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac nears

President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in the state of Louisiana, as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to… Read More.

Billabong reports annual loss after restructure

Surfwear company Billabong has reported its first annual loss since 2001 as it sets out to restructure its ailing business.… Read More.

Hertz and Dollar Thrifty sign $2.3 billion takeover deal

Car hire firm Hertz is to buy rival Dollar Thrifty for $2.3 billion. The deal marks the end of a… Read More.

Citigroup settles MBS suit for $24.9 million

Citigroup is to pay nearly $24.9 million to settle a lawsuit by investors who claimed they were misled over the… Read More.

Athletics official dies after being hit by javelin

An athletics official has passed away after being struck by a javelin during a youth meeting in Duesseldorf, Germany. Dieter… Read More.

Murray begins U.S. Open campaign with victory

Olympic champion Andy Murray began his U.S. Open campaign with a 6-2 6-4 6-1 win over Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr.… Read More.

IBM buys HR management company Kenexa for $1.3 billion

IBM has acquired human resources management company Kenexa for $1.3 billion ($A1.25 billion). The move is set to increase competition… Read More.

Samsung setback boosts Nokia shares

Shares in mobile phone firm Nokia jumped 10 percent on Monday on the back of hopes it could benefit from… Read More.

French rocker Hallyday admitted to hospital with bronchitis

French rock star Johnny Hallyday was admitted into an intensive care unit at a hospital in the Caribbean island of… Read More.

Rosie O'Donnell secretly married partner Michelle Rounds in June

Comedian and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell married partner Michelle Rounds in an intimate hospital ceremony earlier this summer, according… Read More.