What Happened on 03 October 2012

7 crewmembers arrested over Hong Kong boat collision

Seven crewmembers have been arrested from the two boats that collided in the waters off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island. Those… Read More.

Obama leads polls ahead of first debate

U.S. President Barack Obama heads into his first debate against Republican rival Mitt Romney with a marginal lead, according to… Read More.

Georgia President concedes election defeat

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili conceded defeat in the country’s parliamentary elections. Speaking during a live television announcement on Tuesday, he… Read More.

Glencore files EU antitrust notice for Xstrata deal

Glencore has formally notified the European Commission of its $33 billion plan to take over Xstrata, according to sources familiar… Read More.

UK to close stock market loopholes

Britain's financial watchdog is to close loopholes that enable companies to list shares on the London Stock Exchange without being… Read More.

IKEA apologizes for female-free Saudi catalogue

IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, has apologized for airbrushing women out of its latest catalogue in Saudi Arabia. The… Read More.

Jamaican athletes face discipline for doping

Two Jamaican athletes, including 4x400 meters relay pool member Dominique Blake, are to face disciplinary action after testing positive for… Read More.

Boxer Amir Khan's younger brother turns professional

Haroon Khan, the younger brother of former boxing world champion Amir, has turned professional. The 21-year-old Commonwealth Games bronze medal… Read More.

Google withdraws patent complaint against Apple

Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has withdrawn a complaint of patent infringement against Apple. In a filing with the International Trade… Read More.

Rdio offers musicians cash to sign users

Rdio, a music streaming service launched by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is offering recording artists $10 for every new subscriber… Read More.

Drew Barrymore gives birth to first child

Drew Barrymore has given birth to a daughter, her first child with husband Will Kopelman. The actress released a statement… Read More.

Adele's Bond theme song leaked online

The theme song for the new James Bond film, sung by Adele, has been leaked online. The revelation comes just… Read More.