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What Happened on 31 August 2012

Angola opposition raises doubts over free and fair election

Conditions for a free and fair vote in elections in Angola do not exist, the country’s main opposition party has… Read More.

Egypt denounces Syria's 'oppressive regime'

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi urged a meeting of 120 nations on Thursday’s session of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran… Read More.

South African miners charged with murder

Workers arrested at South Africa's Marikana mine were charged on Thursday with the murder of 34 of their colleagues shot… Read More.

Lufthansa strike to start on Friday

Cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa are to go on strike on Friday. The UFO workers’ union did not specify… Read More.

China to purchase 50 Airbus planes for $3.5 billion

China is to buy 50 planes worth $3.5 billion from Europe's Airbus. The deal is part of a series of… Read More.

Barclays names Antony Jenkins as new chief executive

Barclays named Antony Jenkins as its new chief executive on Thursday. The appointment follows the resignation of former chief executive… Read More.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beaten by Martin Klizan at U.S. Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was knocked out of the U.S. Open in the second round after losing 6-4 1-6 6-1 6-3 to… Read More.

Swimmer Natalie du Toit embarks on bid for 7 golds in final Paralympic Games

South African swimmer Natalie Du Toit is attempting to win seven golds at the London Paralympics to add to her… Read More.

Kindle Fire has sold out, says Amazon

Amazon said on Thursday its Kindle Fire tablet computer has sold out, sparking speculation that the world's largest Internet retailer… Read More.

Twitter advertisements be targeted

Twitter has boosted its efforts to encourage advertisers to use it. The micro-blogging site is set to enable marketers to… Read More.

LeAnn Rimes being treated for anxiety and stress

Country singer LeAnn Rimes is being treated for anxiety and stress, her spokesman said on Thursday. Rimes, whose extra marital… Read More.

Joss Whedon to write Marvel TV pilot

U.S. network ABC has ordered a pilot for a television series based on Marvel's SHIELD agency, which is to be… Read More.