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What Happened on 28 September 2012

Obama and Romney battle it out on campaign trail in Virginia

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney squared off on the campaign trail on Thursday in the… Read More.

Curiosity Mars rover discovers ancient streambed

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered evidence of past flowing water on Mars, just seven weeks after it reached the surface… Read More.

Syria refugees expected to reach 700,000 by end of 2012

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has estimated that as many as 700,000 people will have fled Syria… Read More.

Sudanese leaders sign oil and trade deals

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan signed deals on trade, oil and security on Thursday, alleviating tension that threatened… Read More.

British economy contracts less than expected

Britain's economy contracted less than expected during the second quarter, according to official figures released on Thursday. The economy shrank… Read More.

Spanish budget imposes further austerity measures

Spain announced its budget for 2013 on Thursday with new spending cuts but protection for pensions. Deputy Prime Minister Soraya… Read More.

Zimbabweans arrested for boxer Corrie Sanders' murder

South African police have detained three Zimbabweans in connection with the murder of former heavyweight world boxing champion Corrie Sanders.… Read More.

Chelsea's John Terry found guilty of racial abuse

Chelsea captain John Terry has been banned for four domestic matches after a hearing found him guilty of racial abuse,… Read More.

Missing children to be shown on 404 pages

Website owners are being pushed to make better use of their 404 error pages by displaying images of missing children… Read More.

Accenture reports drop in quarterly profits

Technology outsourcing and consulting company Accenture posted a lower quarterly profit on Thursday. The decline came on the back of… Read More.

Reese Witherspoon gives birth to son

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday and has named him Tennessee James. It is… Read More.

Pink Panther star Herbert Lom passes away at 95

Actor Herbert Lom, best known as Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther comedies, has died at the age… Read More.