What Happened on 18 October 2012

Man arrested in Federal Reserve bomb plot

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man on charges he attempted to blow up the New… Read More.

Syrian opponents consider ceasefire proposal

The Syrian government has hinted it may be interested in exploring a temporary ceasefire proposed by the United Nations and… Read More.

Obama regains edge after second debate

U.S. President Barack Obama hit out at Republican rival Mitt Romney as he headed back on the campaign trail on… Read More.

Harry Winston looking to sell luxury business

Harry Winston Diamond Corp is seeking to sell its watch and jewellery business to concentrate on mining. "They are looking… Read More.

American Express reports marginal rise in Q3 profit

American Express reported a marginal increase in its third-quarter profit rose as cardmember spending growth continued to stagnate for the… Read More.

Spain sets $118 billion limit for bad bank

Spain has set a $118 billion limit for the size of a bad bank created to take over other the… Read More.

Sebastian Coe to take over as British Olympic head

London Olympics organizing head Sebastian Coe is to take over as the chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), according… Read More.

Nike drops Lance Armstrong over doping evidence

Nike has terminated its contract with Lance Armstrong. The sports giant stated on Wednesday "due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence… Read More.

Thailand 3G auction raises $1.4 billion

Thailand has raised $1.4 billion from the long-awaited auction of 3G telecommunications network. The country’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission… Read More.

The Pirate Bay switches to cloud server

File-sharing site The Pirate Bay has shifted its servers to the cloud in a bid to counter attempts to take… Read More.

Actress Megan Fox gives birth to baby boy

Actress Megan Fox revealed on Wednesday that she had given birth to a baby boy in September. It is her… Read More.

Kutcher tops Forbes' list of highest paid TV actors

Ashton Kutcher has been named as television’s highest paid actor, according to Forbes' annual survey released on Wednesday. Forbes estimated… Read More.