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What Happened on 07 October 2014

Discoverers of brain's 'inner GPS' get Nobel Prize for medicine

John O’Keefe, an Anglo-American researcher, and scientists May-Britt and Edvard Moser, a couple from Norway, have won the 2014 Nobel… Read More.

Lightning kills 11 members of indigenous Colombian tribe

Lightning killed 11 members of a Colombian tribe, who were participating in a religious ceremony in a far-flung mountainous region.  Read More.

Nurse in Spain becomes first Ebola patient to contract virus outside Africa

A nurse in Spain has become the first person to contract the Ebola virus outside west Africa after she tested… Read More.

Hong Kong government will hold talks with protesters this week

Hong Kong officials say that the government will hold talks with representatives of pro-democracy activists on political reform this week.… Read More.

29 people killed in Nepal bus mishap

At least 29 people were killed and dozens injured when an overloaded bus fell into a 200-meter deep gorge in… Read More.

US Supreme Court ruling expands gay rights

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals from five states on Monday, October 6, that sought to uphold… Read More.

North and South Korea warships fire warning shots at each other

North and South Korean warships exchanged fire after a ship from North Korea allegedly violated the disputed maritime boundary, reports… Read More.

Waldorf Astoria sold to Chinese insurance firm for $1.95 billion

The Waldorf Astoria, a New York landmark, has been sold to a Chinese insurance firm for $1.95 billion. The luxury… Read More.

Samsung staring at annual fall in earnings

Samsung’s July-September profit will be the lowest in over three years, the South Korean smartphone maker said, as it heads… Read More.

USA Swimming suspends Phelps for six months

Legendary American swimmer Michael Phelps, the world’s most successful Olympian, has been suspended for six months by USA Swimming. The… Read More.

Jules Bianchi 'critical but stable'

The condition of Jules Bianchi, the 25-year-old Marussia driver who met with an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix, has… Read More.

Actor Geoffrey Holder dies aged 84

Tony award-winning actor Actor Geoffrey Holder, best known for his role as Baron Samedi in the James Bond film 'Live… Read More.