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What Happened on 15 October 2012

Obama, Romney gear up for second debate

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to be more aggressive in his second debate with presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according… Read More.

Pakistani teenage activist travels to UK to receive treatment

The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen last week has been flown to the… Read More.

Ali Zidan elected as Libya's new prime minister

Libya's national congress has elected Ali Zidan as the country’s new prime minister. Zidan, an independent, won with a majority… Read More.

J.C. Flowers eyes 316 RBS branches

U.S. private equity firm J.C. Flowers is interested in looking at the 316 UK Royal Bank of Scotland branches back… Read More.

Cinven buys second drug business Amdipharm

Private equity group Cinven is buying family-owned pharmaceuticals business Amdipharm for $590 million in a bid to create a bigger… Read More.

Indian court issues arrest warrant for Kingfisher chief Vijay Mallya

A court in India’s southern Hyderabad city has issued an arrest warrant for Vijay Mallya, owner of the ailing Kingfisher… Read More.

Zinedine Zidane eyes France coaching job

Zinedine Zidane has revealed he will sit his preliminary coaching exams this year. Zidane, who led France to World Cup… Read More.

Novak Djokovic wins Shanghai Masters

Novak Djokovic saved five match points and secured a three-set win over Andy Murray to win the Shanghai Masters title… Read More.

Softbank to buy up to 70 percent of Sprint for $20.1 billion

Japanese mobile operator Softbank is to buy up to 70 percent of Sprint Nextel, the third-largest U.S. carrier, for about… Read More.

Microsoft sets price for Windows 8, opens for pre-order

Microsoft has opened its Windows 8 operating system for pre-orders, setting the price for an upgrade to the full version… Read More.

Russell Crowe separates from wife

Actor Russell Crowe has separated from his wife after nine years of marriage. Neither Crowe nor his musician wife, Danielle… Read More.

Bruce Springsteen to campaign for Obama

Singer Bruce Springsteen is to perform at campaign rallies for U.S. President Barack Obama in the battleground states of Ohio… Read More.