What Happened on 08 October 2014

Scientists behind LED light get physics Nobel

Three scientists who helped in the creation of LED light have won the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics. Isamu Akasaki… Read More.

'Reform through labor' camps exist in country, says North Korea

A North Korean diplomat has acknowledged that “reform through labor” camps exist in the country. North Korean official Choe Myong-nam,… Read More.

Ebola 'quite unavoidable' in Europe but continent at low risk, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that instances of Ebola in Europe were “quite unavoidable” given the reality of… Read More.

Pilot killed after plane fighting California fire crashes

A pilot was killed when a plane attempting to fight a wildfire in California’s Yosemite national park crashed, reports said.… Read More.

Asia hit by dengue outbreaks

China is seeing its worst dengue outbreak in 20 years as 1,000 new cases of the tropical disease emerge each… Read More.

Kashmir border firing claims more civilian lives

Hundreds of villagers staying close to the border on the Indian side of Kashmir have left their homes as the… Read More.

No change in growth of world economy

The world economy will grow by 3.3% this year, showing little change from the last two years, the IMF has… Read More.

Yahoo to cut jobs in India's Bangalore center

Yahoo is expected to cut jobs at its Bangalore center in India, media reports say. In a statement the technology… Read More.

Pilot strike cost Air France 500mn euros

Last month’s strike by pilots will cost Air France about €500m, the carrier has estimated. This would include an… Read More.

Major tech firms to attend EU anti-extremist meeting

Officials from EU countries and major technology firms are meeting on Wednesday to discuss ways to confront online extremism. The… Read More.

Twitter sues American government over surveillance laws

Twitter has sued the American government over US surveillance laws. Under existing laws, the company cannot reveal certain information about… Read More.

Stealing and publishing nude photos a 'sex crime', says Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has described the theft and online publication of her nude photos as a “sex crime”. The Oscar-winning actress… Read More.