What Happened on 10 October 2012

Obama camp told to pull Sesame Street ad

The makers of Sesame Street have asked U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaign to stop using images of Big Bird in… Read More.

Netanyahu calls for early Israeli poll

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for an early general election. On Tuesday, Netanyahu said the new elections for… Read More.

North Korea says its missiles can reach United States

North Korea has said its missiles can hit the U.S. mainland, in a statement two days after South Korea unveiled… Read More.

Botswana GDP up 1.2 percent q/q in second quarter

Botswana's economy grew by 1.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter of this year after rising by a similar percentage… Read More.

Supreme Court rejects Chevron $19 billion Ecuador appeal

Chevron has lost a U.S. Supreme Court bid to block a $19 billion judgment by an Ecuadorian court over pollution… Read More.

Timothy Geithner and Ben Bernanke visit India

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are currently in India to increase economic ties between… Read More.

Extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner calls off supersonic jump

An Austrian extreme skydiver was forced to call off his death-defying jump from a balloon 23 miles above the New… Read More.

Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison on charges… Read More.

Verizon Wireless ahead of target on high-speed network

Verizon Wireless has said it is two months ahead of schedule in its network upgrade. The firm said it would… Read More.

Skype hit by 'worm' malware

Skype, the Internet message, phone and video chat service, is being used by hackers to spread a "worm" that infects… Read More.

Rushdie film to be released in India despite protests

A new film based on Sir Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children is to be screened in India, a month after… Read More.

Lady Gaga visits Julian Assange in London

Lady Gaga has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted diplomatic… Read More.