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What Happened on 17 October 2012

Pakistani teenage activist condition "strong", say UK doctors

The medical director of the British hospital where Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai is being treated has said doctors are… Read More.

Syrian rebels agree on joint leadership

Syria's divided rebels have agreed to set up a joint leadership in a bid to oust President Bashar al-Assad, two… Read More.

Obama and Romney clash in second debate

U.S. President Barack Obama hit out at his Republican rival Mitt Romney during a spirited 90-minute face off in the… Read More.

General Motors increases stake in Indian venture

General Motors (GM) has bought back most of the 50-percent stake in its Indian operations that it had sold to… Read More.

McDonald's sues over eviction from Milan's Galleria

McDonald's has sued the city of Milan for $31 million in damages over being evicted from the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele… Read More.

Citi's CEO steps down after board clash

Citigroup’s Vikram Pandit stepped down as chief executive on Tuesday following months of tension within the board. The bank's board… Read More.

Senegal banned from Africa Cup of Nations after riot

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot led to the abandonment of Saturday's… Read More.

NHL offer proposes 50-50 revenue split

The National Hockey League (NHL) has presented players with a proposal that, if accepted by the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA),… Read More.

Foxconn admits to hiring under-age interns

Foxconn, Apple's main supplier in China, has admitted it hired interns as young as 14 years old. The Taiwan-based manufacturer… Read More.

Apple invite suggests iPad mini launch

Apple has sent out invites for what is widely rumored to be the launch of the iPad mini. The e-vites… Read More.

Mantel wins second Booker fiction prize

Hilary Mantel made history on Tuesday by becoming the first woman to win the Man Booker prize for fiction twice… Read More.

Johnny Depp to work on book imprint with HarperCollins

Oscar-nominated actor Johnny Depp is to launch a book imprint in conjunction with HarperCollins, the publisher announced on Tuesday. Depp… Read More.