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What Happened on 29 August 2012

Outrage over Australian supermarket 'no Indians' job ad

An Australian supermarket's cleaning firm has sparked outrage over an advert for staff that stated: "No Indians or Asians please."… Read More.

Archbishop Tutu quits Tony Blair summit over Iraq

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled out of a summit due to his refusal to share a platform with former British… Read More.

Hurricane Isaac hits Gulf Coast, nears New Orleans

Hurricane Isaac has hit south eastern Louisiana and is nearing New Orleans. Isaac is battering coastal areas with winds of… Read More.

Luxury products boost L'Oreal profits

L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics group, announced its first-half operating profit rose 11.4 percent on the back of sales of… Read More.

Airbus secures $7 billion Philippine Air order

Airbus has secured a $7 billion order from Philippine Airlines, beating rival Boeing. The flag carrier plans to buy up… Read More.

G4S reveals $79 million Olympic security losses

U.K. security firm G4S has announced that failing to carry out its contract to provide security for the London Olympics… Read More.

Venus Williams starts U.S. Open campaign with straight sets win

Venus Williams bounced back from an early deficit to record an easy win in her return to the U.S. Open.… Read More.

London Paralympics scores record number of global TV deals

The London 2012 Paralympic Games is to broadcast in more countries than any previous Paralympics after organizers signed a series… Read More.

Blizzard cuts Iranian access to World of Warcraft

U.S. economic sanctions have forced game maker Blizzard to ban access to World of Warcraft in Iran. Blizzard made the… Read More.

Apple seeks sales bans on eight Samsung phones

Apple is seeking sales bans on eight Samsung Electronics phones following its court victory over its rival. The world’s most… Read More.

Oprah tops Forbes' highest-paid celebrity list

Oprah Winfrey has been named as the highest paid celebrity for a fourth consecutive year by Forbes.com. Winfrey may have… Read More.

New Will.i.am song played from Mars

A song by Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am has become the first song from Earth ever to be broadcast from… Read More.