26 sailors kept hostage by Somali pirates released after nearly five years

After nearly five years 26 sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates south of Seychelles have been released. Their period of captivity is one of the longest among hostages seized by pirates in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation. The sailors were held in Dabagala near the town of Harardheere some 400 km (250 miles) northeast of the capital Mogadishu. Harardheere became known as Somalias main pirate base at the height of the crisis. 29 crew members were about the ship but the captain died during the hijacking and two later died of illness in captivity. Oct 24, 2016

Justin Bieber storms off stage during Manchester concert after being booed by fans

The 22-year-old stormed off stage during the latest show in his Purpose world tour at the Manchester Arena on 23 October. Bieber was booed by some in crowd for talking too much in between songs. The popstar later returned to the stage to finish the concert, but complained that it hurts a little bit when fans dont respect him. Oct 24, 2016

Beyonce carries on singing after ripping ear open at Tidal X concert

Beyoncé performed in Brooklyn on October 15 as part of the TIDAL X: 1015 charity concert, and fans noticed in the middle of her performance that the singer’s ear was bleeding. The wound was caused by a ripped out earring, according to reports. Some fans responded to this by sharing photos of themselves bleeding from the ear and other parts of their body under the hashtag #CutForBeyonce. Others were critical of the morbid hashtag. Oct 17, 2016

Bob Dylan becomes first songwriter to win Nobel Prize in literature

US folk singer Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize in literature for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition. Some of the 75-year-olds best-known works, from his 37 studio albums, were prominent during anti-war protests and civil rights movements in the 1960s. Oct 13, 2016