What Happened on 16 October 2014

Naval base in Australia locked down after discovery of 'hazardous material'

A naval training base in Victoria, Australia, was locked down following the discovery of “hazardous material,” media reports said. A… Read More.

Brazil police bust secret child pornography network

Brazil police have arrested 55 people as part of a one-year operation against a secretive child pornography network concealed in… Read More.

Hong Kong protests: Police use pepper spray

Police in Hong Kong used pepper spray to stop protesters from blocking a key road on Thursday, October 16, media… Read More.

Himalayan snowstorms kill at least 20 in Nepal

More than 20 people, many of them trekkers, were feared dead after Nepal was struck with blizzards on Thursday, October… Read More.

Albanian PM's brother slams drone allegations

Olsi Rama, the brother of the Albanian prime minister, has said that he was “disgusted” by allegations that he was… Read More.

Ebola risk for Americans 'extremely low': Obama

Seeking to reassure Americans after a second US nurse tested positive for Ebola, President Barack Obama has said the risk… Read More.

Mozambique: Frelimo, Renamo take long rivalry to polls

Mozambique voted on Wednesday, October 15, in the country’s presidential and parliamentary polls. The counting is underway, according to media… Read More.

Netflix shares dive as subscribers fall

American shares of video streaming service Netflix dived on Wednesday, October 15, after reports of fewer subscribers than expected, according… Read More.

AbbVie re-thinks £32bn Shire deal

American drug company AbbVie is in favor of its shareholders voting against a takeover deal for Shire, according to media… Read More.

Google introduces three new Android-powered devices

Google has unveiled three new devices — a TV set-top box, a smartphone, and a tablet — all powered by… Read More.

Neil Patrick Harris is the new Oscars host

Actor, Neil Patrick Harris, the star of the TV show How I Met Your Mother, will be the host of… Read More.

Actress Elizabeth Peña dies aged 55

Elizabeth Peña, a US actress, who was part of the cast of the popular sitcom ‘Modern Family,’ has died, aged… Read More.