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What Happened on 08 October 2012

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez wins fourth term

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has secured a fourth term in office after defeating Henrique Capriles. Chavez won 54 percent of… Read More.

Libyan Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur dismissed in no-confidence vote

Libya's Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur has been dismissed after failing for a second time to secure parliamentary approval for… Read More.

Republicans downplay Obama fundraising totals

Republicans downplayed the importance of money in the race to the White House on Sunday as U.S. President Barack Obama… Read More.

Air France-KLM, Etihad, Air Berlin plan partnership

Air France-KLM, Air Berlin and Etihad plan to offer passengers access to some of each other's services from October 28.… Read More.

Qatar National Bank posts 10.5 percent in Q3 net profit

Qatar National Bank (QNB) posted a 10.5 increase in third-quarter net profit on the back of increased interest income and… Read More.

Honda recalls 489,000 CR-Vs in U.S. and Europe

Honda Motor is to recall about 489,000 CR-Vs in Europe and the United States after discovering that rainwater could enter… Read More.

Djokovic and Azarenka claim China Open titles

Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to capture his third China Open title on Sunday. The top-seeded Serb beat the Frenchman… Read More.

West Indies beat Sri Lanka to win T20 World Cup

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs to win the Twenty20 World Cup at the R Premadasa Stadium in… Read More.

Huawei and ZTE pose security threat, warns U.S. panel

Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat to the U.S., a congressional panel has warned following an… Read More.

Labor disputes halt production at Foxconn for second time

Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple's iPhones and components for top global electronics companies, has had to stop production for… Read More.

Rothko painting defaced at London's Tate Modern

A visitor to London’s Tate Modern museum defaced a painting by Russian-American artist Mark Rothko on Sunday. A statement released… Read More.

Rihanna grabs UK number one spot with Diamonds

Rihanna has scored the top spot in the UK singles chart with her new track Diamonds. The Barbadian pop star… Read More.