What Happened on 24 October 2012

Italy disaster head steps down over L'Aquila

The head of Italy's disaster body, Luciano Maiani, has stepped down in protest of prison sentences passed on seven colleagues… Read More.

Qatar emir on landmark visit to Gaza

Qatar's emir has become the first head of state to visit the Gaza Strip since Hamas came to power in… Read More.

Reuters/Ipsos poll: Obama holds marginal edge two weeks ahead of election

U.S. President Barack Obama edged slightly ahead of Republican rival Mitt Romney in a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll on Tuesday.… Read More.

Mulberry shares plummet on profit warning

Shares in British luxury fashion group Mulberry shed a quarter of their value on Tuesday following an announcement that full-year… Read More.

Dow Chemical to cut 5 percent of workforce

Dow Chemical announced on Tuesday it planned to cut 5 percent of its global workforce and shutdown 20 of its… Read More.

South Africa gold mine fires 8,500 strikers

Some 8,500 striking South African gold miners have been fired after refusing to return to work, mine owners say. On… Read More.

John Farrell signs on as Boston Red Sox manager

John Farrell was announced as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. Farrell spent the previous two… Read More.

Lance Armstrong "must return Tour de France prize money"

Lance Armstrong has been told to repay his Tour de France winnings after being stripped of his seven titles by… Read More.

Facebook posts $59 million Q3 loss

Facebook announced on Tuesday a loss of $59 million despite a 32 percent rise in revenues during the third quarter.… Read More.

Apple launches-iPad Mini

Apple unveiled its highly anticipated 7.9-inch tablet, the iPad Mini, on Tuesday. The smaller version of the iPad is set… Read More.

Tony Scott's death confirmed as suicide

A Los Angeles coroner confirmed on Tuesday that filmmaker Tony Scott's death was suicide, caused by blunt force injuries and… Read More.

Homeland signed for third series

Critically acclaimed U.S. television series Homeland has been given the green light for a third season by the American cable… Read More.