What Happened on 28 May 2012

Elections called in Nepal as constitution deadline passes

Three parties have quit Nepal's Maoist-led government, a day after Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai called for elections in November… Read More.

Mali Tuareg and Islamist rebels settle on Islamic states

Two Malian rebel groups have jointly declared they will create an Islamic state out of territory seized in the north… Read More.

Special envoy Kofi Annan heads to Syria following Houla massacre

UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan is to visit Damascus, a day after an emergency meeting of the United Nations… Read More.

Diageo taps into lucrative Brazil market with $469 million cachaca buy

British drinks group Diageo is buying a maker of Brazil's most popular spirit, cachaca, for $469 million in a… Read More.

France Telecom acquires 94% of Egypt's Mobinil

France Telecom has acquired 94 percent of Egyptian mobile phone company Mobinil in a tender offer, according to Egypt's… Read More.

Lloyd's of London preparing for Greek exit

The insurance market Lloyd's of London is preparing for the possibility of the euro collapsing. With anti-bailout sentiment… Read More.

Ethiopia's Haile Gebreselassie fails to qualify for Olympics

Ethiopian two-time Olympic 10,000 meter champion Haile Gebrselassie has failed to qualify for the 2012 London Games after finishing… Read More.

UK has no right to ban athletes, says Syrian Olympic Committee

The Syrian Olympic Committee has said the UK has no right to ban their athletes from taking part in… Read More.

New app tells owners when to water plants

A new plant sensor and app has been launched that tells owners when it is time to water and feed… Read More.

User contracts introduced by China's Weibo micoblog

China's biggest microblogging service has introduced a code of conduct that explicitly limits the type of messages that can… Read More.

Men in Black 3 topples Avengers at North American box office

The third Men in Black alien action comedy has toppled the superhero flick Avengers from the top of the North American… Read More.

Lady Gaga cancels Indonesia concert

Lady Gaga has cancelled a concert in the Indonesian capital Jakarta due to security concerns. The flamboyant American… Read More.