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What Happened on 30 August 2012

India court upholds Mumbai attacker death penalty

India's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman of… Read More.

Bin Laden book contradicts official account

A first-hand account of the May 2011 raid by U.S. forces that killed Osama Bin Laden goes against the official… Read More.

Isaac weakens as it hits New Orleans

Hurricane Isaac weakened to a tropical storm on Wednesday as it lashed the city of New Orleans. Isaac hit the… Read More.

Carrefour to shed French jobs

Carrefour, the world's second-biggest retailer, plans to cut up to 600 jobs in France as part of plans to revive… Read More.

Barclays faces SFO investigation over Qatar payments

Britain's fraud prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into payments between Barclays and Qatar Holding, adding to an ongoing regulatory… Read More.

Citigroup settles shareholder CDO lawsuit for $590 million

Citigroup is to pay $590 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit alleging it hid billions of dollars of toxic mortgage… Read More.

Malawi withdraws from Paralympics 2012 due to lack of funding

Malawi has withdrawn from the 2012 Paralympics because of a lack of funding. Visually-impaired sprinters Chisomo Jeremani and Janet Shedani… Read More.

Record-setting London Paralympics open

The London Paralympics opened on Wednesday with a ceremony revolving around the theme of “Enlightenment”. Physicist Stephen Hawking called on… Read More.

Samsung launches first Windows phone

Samsung has announced the launch of a new smartphone using Microsoft’s latest mobile software, becoming the first handset maker to… Read More.

Date set for hearing over Samsung phone ban

Apple's legal motion to impose a sales injunction on certain Samsung mobile phones in the U.S. will now be heard… Read More.

Russel Brand and Geri Halliwell reportedly dating

Russell Brand and Geri Halliwell are reportedly getting serious after discovering their shared love of yoga, according to several British… Read More.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist opens Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on a novel of the same name which… Read More.