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What Happened on 17 October 2014

Hong Kong police pull down barricades from protest site

Hong Kong riot police pulled down barricades and canopies from a key site of pro-democracy protests in an early morning… Read More.

Ebola crisis may not end till vaccine is developed, says scientist

A leading researcher has warned that the Ebola epidemic may not get over until a vaccine is developed against the… Read More.

Joe Biden's son discharged from US navy after failing cocaine test

Hunter Biden, the son of US vice-president Joe Biden, was removed from the US navy earlier this year after he… Read More.

Venezuela secures UN security council seat

Venezuela has been elected to the United Nations (UN) security council, garnering 181 votes from member states for one of… Read More.

Greece's Golden Dawn MPs to face criminal trial

A Greek public prosecutor has ordered on Thursday, October 16, that all MPs of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party be… Read More.

Putin reaffirms close ties with Serbia

Reaffirming close ties with Serbia, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has pledged never to recognize the independence of Kosovo, according to… Read More.

Death toll in Nepal's blizzard tragedy rises

The death toll due to snowstorms and extreme weather at a popular Himalayan trekking route in Nepal has gone up… Read More.

Virgin Australia buys out loss-making Tiger Airways

Virgin Australia is buying out Tiger Airways, the loss-making carrier, for A$1, media reports say.   It will take complete… Read More.

Vienna Open: Andy Murray defeats Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-4

Andy Murray defeated Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in straight sets 6-4 6-4 in the second round of the Vienna Open, according… Read More.

Apple unveils iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

Apple has unveiled the iPad Air 2, a new tablet version, claiming it was the thinnest device in its category… Read More.

Viewing child abuse images: John Grisham apologizes for comments

Bestselling American author John Grisham has apologized for his comments that sentences for men who looked at child pornography were… Read More.

Body found near Seattle river believed to be of missing actress

A body believed to be of a missing actress has reportedly been found near a river in Seattle, the police… Read More.