What Happened on 12 October 2012

Pakistani teenage activist moves hospitals

A 14-year-old Pakistani girl attacked by Taliban gunmen has been transferred to a military hospital with better facilities. Malala Yousafzai… Read More.

Russia-Syria passenger plane carried ammunition, says Turkey PM

A passenger plane bound for Syria and intercepted by Turkey on Wednesday was carrying Russian-made defence equipment for Syria's defence… Read More.

U.S. running mates take part in sole debate

U.S. vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan clashed in their sole debate as poll margins tightened ahead of the… Read More.

Burberry confirms weaker China sales

Burberry has confirmed that demand in China, a key growth market, have slowed sharply. Total underlying revenues in the six… Read More.

Shell applies for license to export U.S. crude oil

Royal Dutch Shell has applied to the U.S. government for a license to export domestic crude oil, a Shell spokeswoman… Read More.

Greece unemployment hits historic 25 percent in July

Unemployment in Greece hit a record 25.1 percent in July, according to the latest official figures. The rate amongst the… Read More.

Mike Tyson refused New Zealand visa for second time

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been refused a visa to visit New Zealand as part of a series… Read More.

Lance Armstrong's former teammates banned

Five of cyclist Lance Armstrong's former teammates have received six-month doping bans from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Levi… Read More.

Obama campaign sees Facebook 'likes' surge

U.S. President Barack Obama has seen his Facebook ‘likes’ soar on the back of a coordinated social media campaign. His… Read More.

Mozilla Firefox upgrade taken offline due to security vulnerability

The latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser has been taken offline following the discovery of a security vulnerability. Users who… Read More.

British singer Sarah Brightman to be next space tourist

British singer Sarah Brightman has announced she has bought a seat to fly on a Russian spaceship. Brightman, 52, described… Read More.

Tom Hanks to make Broadway debut

Tom Hanks is set to make his Broadway debut playing a tabloid journalist in Lucky Guy, a new drama by… Read More.