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What Happened on 24 October 2014

Canada hails 'hero' who shot gunman

Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms who shot and killed a gunman inside Canada’s Parliament, has been hailed as… Read More.

Transfer of troop command from US to South Korea delayed

The United States will maintain control of troops from South Korea if hostilities break out with North Korea it has… Read More.

First case of Ebola in New York reported

A 33-year-old American doctor who was recently in west Africa has tested positive for Ebola in New York, the first… Read More.

EU leaders reach deal on greenhouse gas

European leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. However, many aspects of the deal remain… Read More.

Disappearance of Mexican students: governor steps aside

Angel Aguirre Rivero, the governor of Mexico’s Guerrero state, said he is stepping aside as a probe into the disappearance… Read More.

Despite 'ceasefire', Boko Haram abducts dozens of girls, women

Despite claims of a ceasefire between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram , the militant group has… Read More.

Small plane collides with helicopter in US, 3 killed

A small aircraft collided with a helicopter at a local airport in Frederick, Maryland, killing three people and injuring two,… Read More.

Global TB estimate revised up by 500,000

Revising its estimate of the number of tuberculosis patients, the World Health Organization (WHO) says an additional 500,000 have the… Read More.

Ghulam Azam, controversial Islamist leader of Bangladesh, dies

Ghulam Azam, the former leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party, had died aged 91. Azam was given a 90-year jail term… Read More.

More woes for Tesco as profits crash by 92%

Tesco registered a 92% drop in profit to £112m as the retailer revealed a bigger accounting problem than earlier estimates. … Read More.

Celtic defeat Astra Giurgiu 2-1

Celtic scored a difficult 2-1 victory over Astra Giurgiu in Glasgow in a match where the latter created more chances… Read More.

Microsoft registers drop in profits

Software giant Microsoft has reported a drop in profits which is being attributed to job cuts and the purchase of… Read More.