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What Happened on 29 June 2012

Mali's Timbuktu and Askia Tomb on Unesco danger list

The United Nations has expressed its concern over Mali's historical city of Timbuktu as violence in the country's north escalates.… Read More.

India spy Surjeet Singh returns from Pakistan jail

An Indian man has returned to his country after spending more than 30 years in jail in Pakistan for spying.… Read More.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds healthcare reform law

The U.S. Supreme Court has declared President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform act is constitutional. The court upheld a core… Read More.

Vivendi boss to leave due to dispute with board

The boss of French media and telecoms group Vivendi is stepping down following a dispute with his board over the… Read More.

News Corp confirms plan to split

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has announced plans to split the $60 billion media giant into two companies. The move should… Read More.

Few staff to blame for Barclays scandal

The boss of British bank Barclays says its manipulation of lending rates was "limited to a small number of people".… Read More.

Kenyan athlete Ezekiel Kemboi charged over stabbing

Kenyan police have charged the world's 3,000 meter steeplechase champion, Ezekiel Kemboi, with assault after a woman alleged he stabbed… Read More.

David Beckham left out of Britain Olympics squad

David Beckham has been omitted from Britain's Olympic football squad. The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder was widely expected to win… Read More.

Android apps to run on Macs via Bluestacks program

Owners of Android smartphones can now run their favorite apps on an Apple Mac computer via a programe produced by… Read More.

RIM delays Blackberry 10 launch and slashes 5,000 jobs

Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is to delay the launch of its new phone operating system Blackberry 10 and… Read More.

Thunderbirds' creator Gerry Anderson has Alzheimer's

The creator of Thunderbirds, Gerry Anderson, has revealed he has Alzheimer's Disease. The 83-year-old was diagnosed 18 months ago but… Read More.

Fifty Shades of Grey surpasses one million sales record

E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey has become the fastest adult paperback novel to sell one million print copies. The… Read More.