What Happened on 24 September 2012

10 people killed in Nepal avalanche

At least 10 people were killed in an avalanche on Sunday morning in Nepal on Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest peak.… Read More.

Britain and Canada to have joint diplomatic missions

Britain is to establish joint diplomatic overseas missions with Canada, the UK Foreign Secretary William Hague is due to announce… Read More.

Chinese police chief Wang Lijun jailed for 15 years

The former police chief at the center of one of China's biggest political scandals has been sentenced to 15 years… Read More.

SocGen's Oudea seeking higher profits in Russia, Romania

Societe Generale is looking to boost profits at its retail banking arms in Russia and Romania, according to a report… Read More.

Nigeria bars loans to big debtors

Nigeria's central bank has banned loans to 113 firms that have failed to repay debts after a financial crisis brought… Read More.

UK pledges $1.6 billion for business bank

Britain announced on Monday it would allocate $1.6 billion towards a new state-backed business bank. to boost lending to smaller… Read More.

USADA to send Armstrong file to UCI this week

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is to send Lance Armstrong's file to the cycling world governing body this week… Read More.

South African boxing champion Sanders killed by robbers

South African former world heavyweight boxing champion Cornelius "Corrie" Sanders died on Sunday after being shot by armed robbers. The… Read More.

Huawei eyes steady revenue growth from consumer devices

China's Huawei Technologies, the world's second biggest telecom equipment maker, expects revenue from its consumer devices unit to increase by… Read More.

Foxconn China plant closed after clashes

Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, which manufactures Apple's iPhones and components for top global electronics companies, shut a plant in northern… Read More.

Green Day frontman being treated for substance abuse

The lead singer of American rock band Green Day has revealed he is seeking treatment for substance abuse. A statement… Read More.

Homeland dominates the Emmys

Homeland beat Mad Men to win the top drama prize on Sunday at the Primetime Emmy awards. Modern Family, ABC's… Read More.