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What Happened on 27 October 2014

Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazil's president

Fighting off a strong challenge from the pro-business Aécio Neves, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected in one of… Read More.

Parliament attacker's video reveals 'ideological and political motives'

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the gunman who attacked Canada’s parliament, had recorded a video of himself that indicates he was “driven by… Read More.

Football hooligans, neo-Nazis clash with police in Germany

Neo-Nazis and football fans clashed with the police in Cologne, Gemany, on Sunday, October 26, in a protest targeting Islamic… Read More.

South Africa's soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa shot dead

South Africa’s soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed on Sunday, October 26, by armed men who broke into… Read More.

Boko Haram's reign of terror continues, kidnaps 30 boys and girls

Boko Haram  militants have kidnapped around 30 boys and girls from a northeastern Nigerian town, media… Read More.

Washington school shooting: 14-year-old student dies

Friday’s shooting incident in a high school cafeteria in Washington has claimed another life, with 14-year-old Gia Soriano succumbing to… Read More.

Ebola quarantine: US nurse to take legal action after 'frightening' experience

Kaci Hickox, an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in west Africa, is taking legal action for being held in… Read More.

Tunisians vote in 'historic' parliamentary poll

Tunisians have voted in their country’s first parliamentary polls on Sunday, October 26, under a new constitution that came into… Read More.

24 European banks fail tests of financial strength

Twenty-four — or one in five — banks in Europe have failed key tests that measured their financial strength, media… Read More.

Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect indefinitely delayed

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing shares fell by around 5%, reaching a six-month low, after an ambitious plan to link… Read More.

Serena Williams avenges loss to Simona Halep

Four days after she lost to Simona Halep, Serena Williams had her sweet and swift revenge on Sunday, October 26,… Read More.

Climate change could lead to more severe winters in Eurasia

Global warming has doubled the peril of harsh winters in northern Asia and Europe, new research says. Climate change could… Read More.