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What Happened on 03 October 2014

US, Vietnam take cautious steps towards defense ties

The State Department has said that the US will lift some restrictions on defense sales to Vietnam. The announcement came… Read More.

'North Korea is not planning missile, nuclear tests'

North Korea is not planning a missile or nuclear test, So Se Pyong, the country’s ambassador to the United Nations… Read More.

American cameraman in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

A freelance American cameraman working in Liberia who was employed with NBC News has been diagnosed with Ebola and will… Read More.

Tony Abbott calls for relook at burqa ban

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott has told the parliament Speaker to rethink plans to ban women with covered faces from… Read More.

Modi speaks to the nation in first radio address

Reaching out to millions of Indians who don’t have access to television, prime minister Narendra Modi delivered his first radio… Read More.

Hong Kong chief executive offers talks to protesting students

Pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have ebbed after chief executive Leung Chun-ying offered talks to representatives of protesting students. Still,… Read More.

HIV pandemic started in Kinshasa, study says

Rapid urban change in Kinshasa in the 1920s led to the HIV pandemic, scientists have said. The virus is believed… Read More.

Ukraine conflict: Red Cross worker killed in shelling

A Red Cross worker has been killed in the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The humanitarian agency said there was shelling… Read More.

British tourists' death: Burmese men confess to killings, say Thai police

Two Burmese men have confessed to the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao island,… Read More.

China Open: Djokovic beats Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-4

World number one Novak Djokovic beat Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-4 to reach the last four of the China Open.… Read More.

Massive data breach affects 76 million households, says JP Morgan Chase

In one of the largest security breaches of its kind, JP Morgan Chase has said a computer hack had hit… Read More.

Ed Sheeran's album X is this year's best seller in UK, so far

Ed Sheeran’s album X has become Britain’s top-selling album this year, so far. It has overtaken Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, the… Read More.