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What Happened on 20 October 2014

Astronomers warn of risks after key comet-spotting program is shut

Astronomers have warned of risks to the Earth after a key comet-spotting program run in Australia was shut for lack… Read More.

Spanish nurse may be clear of Ebola

Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos who had tested positive for Ebola may be clear of the deadly disease, health officials… Read More.

Hong Kong chief executive blames 'external forces' for protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Sunday, October 19, has blamed “external forces” for the pro-democracy protests that are… Read More.

Setback to Abe as two key Japan ministers resign

Two key female ministers in Japan, Midori Matsushima and Yuko Obuchi, have resigned, media reports say. Matsushima, the justice minister,… Read More.

Trekking disaster: Nepal calls off search for survivors

Rescuers in Nepal have called off the search for survivors of a deadly snowstorm in the Himalayas on October 14,… Read More.

Boost for Modi as BJP wins in Maharashtra, Haryana

In a major boost for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP has won key elections in Maharashtra and Haryana… Read More.

Widodo takes oath as Indonesia's new president

Joko Widodo has been sworn is as the president of Indonesia, according to media reports. The 53-year-old, who won the… Read More.

Ban on face coverings in Australian parliament lifted

Australia has lifted restrictions imposed on women wearing face coverings inside the parliament building, according to media reports. The parliament… Read More.

German pilots strike again over pension provisions

Lufthansa airline pilots are again on strike from midday Monday, October 20, their eighth strike since April, which is expected… Read More.

Serena Williams slams 'sexist and racist' remarks by Tarpischev

World number one Serena Williams has hit out against Russia’s tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev’s “very insensitive and extremely sexist as… Read More.

Murray beats Ferrer 5-7 6-2 7-5 to win Vienna Open

Coming back from a set down, Britain’s Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer 5-7 6-2 7-5 to win the Vienna Open,… Read More.

'Easy Rider' Harley sold for $1.35m

A motorcycle that is believed to have been featured in the 1969 movie ‘Easy Rider’ has been sold for $1.35… Read More.