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What Happened on 11 October 2012

Romney takes slight lead over Obama in Reuters/Ipsos poll

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney surpassed U.S. President Barack Obama in the race for the White House for the first… Read More.

Reward offered for arrest of teenage activist attackers

Pakistani officials have offered a $105,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the attackers of a teenage rights… Read More.

Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Ankara

Turkish fighter jets forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara on Wednesday. According to… Read More.

Rio Tinto seeking bids for French aluminium plant

Rio Tinto plans to sell a 100-year-old aluminium plant in southeast France as the global mining group continues its shift… Read More.

BAE Systems and EADS merger talks collapse

Talks over a $45 billion merger of EADS and BAE Systems collapsed on Wednesday after the governments of France, Germany… Read More.

S&P cuts Spain credit rating to BBB-minus

Standard & Poor's has cut Spain's sovereign credit rating by two notches to BBB-minus with a negative outlook on the… Read More.

Actor and former football star Alex Karras dies aged 77

Former Detroit Lions legend Alex Karras passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77. Karras, who had been suffering… Read More.

Lance Armstrong's lawyer dismisses doping report as "hatchet job"

A report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) accusing Lance Armstrong of using and distributing performance-enhancing drugs is a… Read More.

Samsung to launch Galaxy S Mini phone in Europe

Samsung is set to launch a smaller version of its popular Galaxy S III flagship smartphone in Europe later in… Read More.

Huawei could be excluded from Canada government network

Canada has suggested it may exclude Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies from helping it build a secure government communications… Read More.

Pussy Riot member freed on appeal

A member of punk band Pussy Riot has been freed on appeal although a Moscow court upheld prison sentences for… Read More.

Yoko Ono awards peace prize to Lady Gaga

Pop star Lady Gaga has been awarded a peace prize by Yoko Ono in a ceremony in Iceland. Peace activist… Read More.