What Happened on 05 October 2012

Jordan's King Abdullah calls for early elections

Jordan's King Abdullah II has dissolved parliament, paving the way for early elections ahead of protests stemmed from the Arab… Read More.

Obama hits out at Romney after debate setback

U.S. President Barack Obama has accused Mitt Romney of being dishonest during a televised debate, that most observers concur his… Read More.

UN calls for calm as Syria shells Turkey

The United Nations has called for calm in Turkey and Syria as tensions escalate in the wake of cross-border shelling.… Read More.

Credit Suisse investigated over mortgages

U.S. federal and state authorities have launched a probe into Credit Suisse AG over mortgage-backed securities packaged and sold by… Read More.

Romney's strong debate performance rattles Europe

U.S. President Barack Obama's lukewarm performance in the first presidential debate sparked unease across Europe on Thursday, where hopes are… Read More.

Spain does not need bailout, says Economy Minister Luis de Guindos

Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos has dismissed claims that his country needs a bailout. Speculation has been mounting that… Read More.

Britain's Jessica Ennis named European athlete of 2012

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis of Great Britain has been named the women's European athlete of 2012, European Athletics announced… Read More.

Lockout forces NHL to cancel first two weeks of season

The National Hockey League (NHL) canceled the first two weeks of the 2012-13 regular season on Thursday due to a… Read More.

Facebook crosses billion mark

Facebook passed the 1 billion-user mark in September, the 8-year-old social networking site announced on Thursday. Facebook, which has endured… Read More.

Samsung's Galaxy phones spurs record $7.3 billion profit

Samsung reported quarterly profit of $7.3 billion on Friday, a fourth straight record quarter and nearly double last year's figure.… Read More.

Alec Baldwin offered to take pay cut to save 30 Rock

Actor Alec Baldwin revealed on Thursday that he offered to take a salary cut to keep NBC comedy 30 RockRead More.

Pop star fan site operator to pay $1 million fine

The operator behind fan websites for several pop stars is to pay $1 million to settle charges that it collected… Read More.