The 270 South Africans arrested during recent protests at the Marikana mine are charged with the murder of 34 of their colleagues shot dead by police.
Great Britain win gold medals in track cycling and swimming on day one of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
A young woman dies after being crushed when two large window frames fall from a building in central London.
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Barclays appoints Antony Jenkins as its new chief executive following the resignation of Bob Diamond over the Libor interest rate fixing scandal.
The Paralympics gets down to business as the sport gets under way, following Wednesday’s night spectacular opening ceremony.