What Happened on 31 October 2014

US, Australia lift sanctions against Fiji

The United States and Australia have lifted sanctions against Fiji after democratic elections there, according to media reports. On a… Read More.

Defiant Burkina Faso president seeks compromise after violence

Defying calls to step down, Blaise Compaore, the president of Burkina Faso, said he would remain in power for one… Read More.

Libya's spiritual leader banned from entering UK

Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani, the highest spiritual leader of Libya, has been banned from entering into Britain, according to media reports.… Read More.

Israel says it will reopen holy site in Jerusalem

Israel has said it would reopen an important holy site of Jerusalem after it was closed following unrest, according to… Read More.

Myanmar roundtable talks include key figures

Thein Sein, the president of Myanmar, is holding roundtable talks with opposition leaders, ethnic and military groups after it was… Read More.

Small plane crashes into Kansas airport, 4 killed

A plane crashed into a Kansas airport building on Thursday, October 30, killing four people and injuring five, media reports… Read More.

I'm proud to be gay, says Tim Cook

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has publicly said that he is gay, according to media reports. He said he… Read More.

EU brokers gas supply deal between Russia and Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a gas supply deal brokered by the European Union (EU), as per media reports.… Read More.

Legal costs: Citigroup sets aside additional $600m

Citigroup will set aside an additional $600 million to cover the legal costs linked to “rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries,” according… Read More.

Andy Murray beats Dimitrov, qualifies for World Tour Finals

Britain's Andy Murray has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals after a convincing straight set 6-3 6-3 victory over… Read More.

Renowned US poet Galway Kinnell dies

American poet Galway Kinnell, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has died at the age of 87, according to media… Read More.

Polanski freed in Poland after being questioned

Roman Polanski, the Oscar-winning director, was freed in Poland after being questioned by prosecutors over sex crime in the United… Read More.