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What Happened on 02 October 2012

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane to host Oscars

Comedian Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, will host the Oscars ceremony in February. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts… Read More.

Hong Kong boat crash kills 25

Twenty-five people have been killed after two passenger boats collided off Hong Kong's Lamma Island on Monday night. One of… Read More.

Indian general stabbed in London

An Indian general who led the 1984 Operation Blue Star on Sikh militants in northern India’s Amritsar city has been… Read More.

Romney slates Obama over foreign policy ahead of debate

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney slammed U.S. President Barack Obama’s handling of international affairs on Monday as the two rivals… Read More.

Washington Post branches into healthcare sector

The Washington Post is to acquire a majority stake in privately held Celtic Healthcare. The move comes in a bid… Read More.

French watchdog AMF to probe LVMH stake in Hermes

French markets watchdog AMF is to examine whether to impose sanctions on luxury company LVMH for its stake-building in rival… Read More.

Australia cuts main interest rate to 3.25 percent

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) made an unexpected cut to its official interest rate on Monday, saying the slowdown… Read More.

Philadelphia 76ers' Andrew Bynum out for three weeks

The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Monday that newly acquired center Andrew Bynum will be out of action for three weeks… Read More.

Indianapolis Colts' Chuck Pagano diagnosed with leukemia

The head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Chuck Pagano, has been diagnosed with leukemia. Pagano will remain hospitalized while undergoing… Read More.

Yahoo CEO to return to work one-two weeks after birth of first child

Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer could be back in the office within a week, following the birth of her first… Read More.

Iran restores access to Gmail

Iran has restored access to the Google email service and search engine, a week after imposing restrictions on the secure… Read More.

Adele confirms Bond theme song

Adele has confirmed she has recorded the theme for the forthcoming James Bond film, Skyfall. The British songstress posted a… Read More.