What Happened on 17 October 2015

Migrant crisis: Hungary closes border with Croatia to refugees

Hungary has closed its Croatian border to refugees in an attempt to prevent thousands of migrants from… Read More.

Saudi Arabia: Gunman kills five at Shia meeting hall

A gunman shot and killed five people at a Shia meeting hall in Saudi Arabia before… Read More.

Obama urges Israeli and Palestinian leaders to 'tamp down rhetoric'

US president Barack Obama has expressed concern over the escalating violence in Israel and Palestinian territories and urged leaders from… Read More.

Typhoon Koppu approaches Philippines, country on alert

The Philippines is bracing itself for Typhoon Koppu which is expected to bring heavy rain and cause… Read More.

Shanghai Masters: Andy Murray thrashes Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-3

British world number two Andy Murray crushed Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters. The… Read More.

Patent lawsuit: Apple ordered to pay $234mn to university

A jury in the US has ordered tech giant Apple to pay the patent licensing arm of… Read More.