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What Happened on 30 September 2014

End protests now, says Hong Kong's chief executive

Dismissing calls to step down from his post, Leung Chun-ying, the chief executive of Hong Kong, has called upon leaders… Read More.

Earth's wildlife has halved in past 40 years, says study

A new study has shown that the number of wild animals on the planet has reduced by 50% in the… Read More.

Iran executes 37-year-old for heresy

Mohsen Amir-Aslani, a 37-year-old Iranian man, who was found guilty of heresy, has been executed. Amir-Aslani used to hold sessions… Read More.

Spain's constitutional court halts Catalonian referendum

The constitutional court of Spain has suspended the Catalonian referendum that was planned for November, reports say. The court’s decision… Read More.

Iran is a bigger threat to world than Islamic State: Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu has said that a nuclear Iran posed a bigger threat to the world than the Islamic State, according… Read More.

Modi meets Obama at White House

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Barack Obama on Monday evening, September 29, at the White House before formal talks… Read More.

US judge rules Argentina is in contempt of court

A judge in the US has ruled that Argentina is in contempt of court as it refused to obey an… Read More.

Weak factory data, Hong Kong protests spook Asian markets

Japan’s industrial output dropped unexpectedly, causing the Nikkei 225 Index to fall 0.8%, closing at 16,173 points, as per media… Read More.

Kenya's Dennis Kimetto smashes world marathon record

Dennis Kimetto of Kenya has set a new world marathon record, becoming the first man to run it in under… Read More.

Netflix to release sequel of 'Crouching Tiger' next year

Netflix, the online video site, will release its first feature-length film in 2015, according to media reports. The video streaming… Read More.

New social media network attracting thousands, says founder

The new social media network Ello, which has been called the “anti-Facebook” for its pledge to carry no ads, is… Read More.

Actress Amanda Bynes arrested

Amanda Bynes has been arrested in the early hours of Sunday, September 28, on a DUI charge at Sherman Oaks… Read More.