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What Happened on 30 October 2012

International observers denounce Ukraine elections

International observers have denounced Ukraine's election, saying it has been tarnished by "the abuse of power and the excessive role… Read More.

Damascus car bombings kill ten people as 'ceasefire' ends

At least ten people have been killed in two car bombings in Damascus on the fourth day of a supposed… Read More.

Storm Sandy batters American East Coast

Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast on Monday night with hurricane-force winds, bringing flooding, cutting power and killing at least… Read More.

Random House and Penguin merge to take on ebooks

Britain's Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann announced on Monday they are to merge their publishers Penguin and Random House in a… Read More.

UBS to shed 10,000 jobs

Swiss bank UBS announced on Tuesday it is to make 10,000 job cuts. UBS also revealed it would be winding… Read More.

U.S. markets to remain shut on Tuesday

U.S. market executives, regulators and brokers have agreed to close the U.S. stock markets on Tuesday due to Storm Sandy.… Read More.

Sergio Garcia set to make comeback after eye surgery

Former world number two Sergio Garcia is set to make his comeback after eye surgery in the European Tour's season-ending… Read More.

Djokovic to finish year as No. 1

Novak Djokovic has secured the year-end world No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive year. The last player to accomplish… Read More.

Google releases first 10-inch Nexus tablet

Google released a larger version of its Nexus-branded tablet computer on Monday. The move comes on the back of a… Read More.

Apple's Scott Forstall and John Browett step down

Apple announced a major overhaul of its management on Monday, with two senior executives to leave the company. The announcement… Read More.

Taylor Swift to co-host Grammy nominations

Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will co-host the Grammy nominations in Nashville, Tennessee, the Recording Academy announced on Monday. Swift, 22,… Read More.

Green Day cancel tours until March 2013

Green Day have canceled all tour commitments until March next year as front man Billie Joe Armstrong continues to receive… Read More.