What Happened on 21 October 2014

Northern Ireland one step closer to ban on paying for sex

The Stormont assembly has backed a proposal to impose a ban on paying for sex in Northern Ireland, media reports… Read More.

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

Gough Whitlam, the former prime minister of Australia and a legendary figure in the country’s politics, has died, according to… Read More.

Nigeria is now Ebola-free, says WHO

Nigeria is now officially free of Ebola as the country has seen no new cases in six weeks, according to… Read More.

17 killed in blaze at firework factory in India

At least 17 people were killed in a blast on Monday afternoon at a fireworks factory in southern India’s Andhra… Read More.

Hong Kong protests: Officials to meet students for talks

Hong Kong government officials are due to meet student protesters for talks as pro-democracy demonstrations continue in the city, according… Read More.

Total boss Christophe de Margerie killed in plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of Total, the multinational oil company of France, has been killed in a plane crash… Read More.

China records worst quarter in five years

The Chinese economy has registered its worst quarter performance in over five years, media reports say. In the third quarter,… Read More.

Manchester United salvage a point against Albion

Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw by West Bromwich Albion as Louis van Gaal’s team searches for that… Read More.

Apple sells record number of iPhones

Apple has sold more than 39 million iPhones in the previous three months, propelling the technology giant to its maximum… Read More.

Actor and broadcaster Lynda Bellingham dies

British actor and presenter Lynda Bellingham has died at the age of 66 after a battle with colon cancer, according… Read More.

Protests mark staging of Klinghoffer opera in New York

The Death of Klinghoffer opera, which was staged at New York’s Lincoln Center on Monday, October 20,  was met with… Read More.

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Oscar de la Renta, the iconic fashion designer, has died aged 82, according to media reports. He dressed every first… Read More.