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What Happened on 31 July 2012

Power being restored in northern India after major cut

Power is being restored across northern India after a massive cut caused major disruption, including in the capital New Delhi.… Read More.

Deadly ebola virus reaches Ugandan capital

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has urged the public to avoid physical contact after one person died after contracting the deadly… Read More.

Syrian army steps up attack on rebels in Aleppo

Syrian government forces have ramped up their assault with artillery, ground forces and helicopter gunships on rebel-held areas in Aleppo… Read More.

Ryanair profits hit by high fuel costs

Budget airline Ryanair has reported a sharp drop in profits on the back of "significantly higher fuel costs". Net profit… Read More.

Air France-KLM losses deepen in Q2

Europe's biggest airline, Air France-KLM, has reported a loss of $1.1bn in the three months to June compared to a… Read More.

Olympics Soccer: Switzerland's Michel Morganella expelled for racist tweet

Switzerland's Olympic soccer team has expelled defender Michel Morganella from the London Games for posting racist comments on Twitter. Morganella… Read More.

Manchester United to sell shares at $16 in New York sale

Manchester United has said it plans to raise some $330 million in a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.… Read More.

Reporter's account suspended by Twitter over NBC tweet

Twitter has suspended the account of the Los Angeles correspondent for London-based daily The Independent after he sent a tweet… Read More.

Apple, Samsung trial kicks off in California

Jury selection began on Monday in a high-stakes patent battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics. The case has been dubbed… Read More.

U.S. sales boost Chrysler profits

Chrysler recorded a net profit of $436 million in the second quarter due to a rise in sales in its… Read More.

New Yorker writer steps down over false Bob Dylan quotes

A staff writer for the New Yorker has quit after he admitted inventing quotes by Bob Dylan in a recent… Read More.

Hobbit films will be a trilogy, confirms Peter Jackson

The Hobbit films will be extended to a trilogy, director Peter Jackson has confirmed. In a post on his Facebook… Read More.