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What Happened on 28 July 2012

Assad's fall 'only a matter of time', says former UN observer

The former head of the United Nations’ observer mission in Syria says it is "only a matter of time" until… Read More.

UK and Holland suspend Rwanda aid

The UK and Holland have joined the United States in suspending aid to Rwanda over its alleged backing of rebels… Read More.

Barclays faces fresh probe

Barclays has revealed it is under investigation by the UK financial watchdog over the disclosure of fees payable under unspecified… Read More.

London Olympics open with pageant for the people

The Queen declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in a ceremony celebrating the eccentricities of the… Read More.

2012 Olympics: Spectators root for athletes on Day 1

Thousands of spectators have made their way to the Olympic Park to watch athletes compete in the first full day… Read More.

Skype denies police surveillance policy

Online message, phone and video chat service Skype has denied making changes to its system " to provide law officers… Read More.

Russell Brand fined for criminal damage

Comedian and actor Russell Brand has been fined $500 and ordered to serve 20 hours of community service after he… Read More.