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1. 10-03 Nato oil tankers hit in Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan
C. 10-07 Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Ajka, Hungary
D. 10-08 Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize Norway
E. 10-09 N. Korea leader, son make appearance Pyongyang, North Korea
F. 10-11 French unions launch new strike France
6. 10-12 US judge rejects gay military ban USA
10-13 Last trapped Chile miner rescued Copiapo, Chile
I. 10-15 Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland
9. 10-22 WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers USA

Summary.     Click for More > Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers   Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
Nato oil tankers hit in Pakistan   Hungarian sludge reaches Danube   Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube   Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize   The 2010 prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving a prison term after calling for human rights and democr... N. Korea leader, son make appearance French unions launch new strike US judge rejects gay military ban   Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
Oct.1  Chile  Mine rescue 'this month'
 Indonesia  Trains collide, killing at least 30
Oct.2  West Bank  Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze
 Washington  US may give Europe travel warning
Oct.3  New Delhi  Grand ceremony opens Delhi Games
  Pakistan
 Brazil  Rousseff pulls ahead in presidential race
Oct.4  Pakistan  Attackers in Pakistan hit another convoy
 Beijing  China, Japan leaders meet, signal thaw
Oct.5  West Pakistan  Nato tankers torched in Pakistan
Oct.6  Western Afghanistan  Afghans seize 19 tons of Iranian bombs
Oct.7   Hungary
 Karachi  Deadly blasts hit Sufi shrine
 Sweden  Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature
Oct.8   Norway
 Chile  Drill 24 hours from miners
 Libya  US given month for Mid-East talks
Oct.9  Chile  Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
 Afghanistan  UK aid worker killed in Afghanistan
  North Korea
 Chile  Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
Oct.10  Jerusalem  Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath
 Serbia  Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade
 Kyrgyzstan  Nationalists ahead in Kyrgyz poll
 Chile  Final steps under way before mine rescue
Oct.11  London  US troops may have killed hostage
 Jerusalem  Offer to extend settlement freeze
  France
Oct.12  Chile  Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon
  USA
 Chile  First Chile miner reaches surface
 Beijing  Chinese reformers push on censorship
 Chile  Joy as first 3 Chile miners freed
Oct.13  Chile  Half of trapped 33 miners rescued
  Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.14  Pakistan  Police: Plot to kill Pakistan PM uncovered
Oct.15   Switzerland
 Chile  31 of 33 miners released from hospital
Oct.16  Ecuador  Trapped miners found dead
Oct.17  Vatican  Australia got its first Catholic saint
 Congo  Rape victims march against violence
 China  Death toll rises to 26 from coal mine
Oct.18  Philippines  5 killed as Super Typhoon Megi slams
 Paris  Sarkozy defies French protesters
Oct.19  London  Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide
 Hong Kong  Asian markets fall on China rate hike
Oct.20  London  UK unveils major spending cuts
 China  China's economy cools in third quarter
Oct.21  Canada  Military commander gets life for killing 2
 Paris  French unions call more strike days
 Taiwan  Typhoon Megi triggers rockslides
Oct.22   USA
 Paris  French Senate OKs pension changes
  Haiti
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths
 All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hospitals overflowed with people rushing to get help from the fast-moving outbreak
Oct.23  London  WikiLeaks: Sensitive info protected  North Mexico  Mexico gunmen kill 12 at party  Baghdad  Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM  Haiti  Cholera reaches Haiti's capital Oct.24  Haiti  Cholera death toll jumps in Haiti  Haiti  U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying'  Haiti  Haiti cholera outbreak 'slowing' Oct.25  Washington  Iran's cash to Kabul worries US Oct.26   Sumatra 112 dead, 500 missing after quake  Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, triggering a tsunami   Indonesia Thousands flee Indonesia volcano   The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee. 15 people were killed  Baghdad  Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death  Sumatra  Battle to reach tsunami survivors Oct.27   Paris French Parliament OKs pension reform  Sumatra  Workers attempt to reach quake victims Oct.28   Afghanistan DEA: $56 million worth of heroin seized  Sumatra  Getting aid to isolated villages difficult  Belgium  EU frames eurozone crisis rules Oct.29  South Korea  North Korea, South Korea exchange shots  Washington  US economic growth rate quickens   Washington Packages had 'explosive material'   Packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the U.S. 'apparently contain explosive material  North Korea  Korean family reunions go ahead Oct.30  Afghanistan  Nato troops 'repel Afghan attack'  Sumatra  Rescue crews find 135 missing after quake  London  Bomb 'meant to explode on plane' Oct.31  Dubai  Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets  Istanbul  32 injured in suicide bombing in Turkey   Brazil Brazil elects first female president  Baghdad  37 dead in Iraqi rescue mission


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South America
Mine rescue 'this month'
Drill 24 hours from miners
Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
Final steps under way before mine rescue
First Chile miner reaches surface
Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Rousseff pulls ahead in presidential race
Brazil elects first female president
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Mine rescue 'this month'
Drill 24 hours from miners
Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
Final steps under way before mine rescue
First Chile miner reaches surface
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Mine rescue 'this month'
Drill 24 hours from miners
Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
Final steps under way before mine rescue
First Chile miner reaches surface
Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
European Union
Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Sarkozy defies French protesters
UK unveils major spending cuts
French unions call more strike days
French Senate OKs pension changes
French Parliament OKs pension reform
Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide
Bomb 'meant to explode on plane'
French unions launch new strike
French unions call more strike days
EU frames eurozone crisis rules
US troops may have killed hostage
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Chile
Mine rescue 'this month'
Drill 24 hours from miners
Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
Final steps under way before mine rescue
First Chile miner reaches surface
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
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Mine rescue 'this month'
Drill 24 hours from miners
Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
First Chile miner reaches surface
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Mine rescue 'this month'
Drill 24 hours from miners
Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
Final steps under way before mine rescue
First Chile miner reaches surface
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Copiapo
Mine rescue 'this month'
Drill 24 hours from miners
Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
First Chile miner reaches surface
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
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Mine rescue 'this month'
Drill 24 hours from miners
Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
First Chile miner reaches surface
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Mine rescue 'this month'
Drill 24 hours from miners
Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday
First Chile miner reaches surface
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Indonesia
Trains collide, killing at least 30
Thousands flee Indonesia volcano
112 dead, 500 missing after quake
Battle to reach tsunami survivors
Getting aid to isolated villages difficult
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Battle to reach tsunami survivors
Workers attempt to reach quake victims
Getting aid to isolated villages difficult
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US judge rejects gay military ban
Iran's cash to Kabul worries US
US may give Europe travel warning
Packages had 'explosive material'
US economic growth rate quickens
US judge rejects gay military ban
WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers
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France Your ad is here
Sarkozy defies French protesters
French Senate OKs pension changes
French Parliament OKs pension reform
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French unions launch new strike
French unions call more strike days
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Haiti
Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
Cholera reaches Haiti's capital
U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying'
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Nato tankers torched in Pakistan
Deadly blasts hit Sufi shrine
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Nato oil tankers hit in Pakistan
Attackers in Pakistan hit another convoy
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Sumatra
112 dead, 500 missing after quake
Battle to reach tsunami survivors
Getting aid to isolated villages difficult
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Battle to reach tsunami survivors
Workers attempt to reach quake victims
Getting aid to isolated villages difficult
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Arab Countries Your ad is here
Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze
US given month for Mid-East talks
Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets
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Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
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China
Death toll rises to 26 from coal mine
China, Japan leaders meet, signal thaw
Chinese reformers push on censorship
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Asian markets fall on China rate hike
China's economy cools in third quarter
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Death toll rises to 26 from coal mine
United Kingdom Your ad is here
UK unveils major spending cuts
WikiLeaks: Sensitive info protected
Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide
Bomb 'meant to explode on plane'
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Mine rescue 'this month' Trains collide, killing at least 30   Two trains collided early Saturday in Central Java, killing at least nine people and injuring 16 others Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze US may give Europe travel warning  The government is considering warning its citizens to be vigilant while travelling in Europe because of the threat of an al-Qaeda attack Grand ceremony opens Delhi Games  Prince Charles has declared the Commonwealth Games officially open, at a colourful ceremony. Drummers beat out a countdown to the opening Nato oil tankers hit in Pakistan Map of Islamabad Pakistan


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October 1 ... more > Top ^

Oct.1  Congo  Congo atrocities report 'heartbreaking'
  Chile
 Guatemala  Guatemala calls US tests 'crime'
  Indonesia  


October 2 ... more > Top ^

Oct.2   West Bank
 NW Pakistan  Drone strike leaves 18 dead, border shut
 Nigeria Delta  Blasts death toll now stands at 12
  Washington  
 Latvia  Latvia government 'set for win'


October 3 ... more > Top ^

Oct.3   New Delhi  
 Iran  Iran says 'nuclear spies' arrested
  Pakistan  
  Suspected militants have attacked a depot where dozens of tankers were being filled with fuel for Nato troops in Afghanistan.    Militants stormed the depot where dozens of tankers were being prepared for a Nato convoy near Raw...
  Brazil Rousseff pulls ahead in presidential race  Bosnia  Bosnia votes brings uncertainty  China  Global climate talks kick off in China

October 4 ... more > Top ^

Oct.4   Pakistan Attackers in Pakistan hit another convoy
 Wales  Europe regain golf's Ryder Cup  Netherlands  Dutch MP Wilders goes on trial  Chile  Chile miners' rescue 'very close'  Vatican  Vatican critical of IVF Nobel win  Ecuador  Government: unrest was coup attempt   Beijing China, Japan leaders meet, signal thaw

October 5 ... more > Top ^

Oct.5  Pakistan  Drone strikes in Pakistan 'linked to EU plot'  Hungary  4 dead in Hungary toxic mud floods  New York  Life sentence for NY bomb plotter   West Pakistan Nato tankers torched in Pakistan
 Ecuador  State of emergency in Ecuador extended

October 6 ... more > Top ^

Oct.6   Western Afghanistan Afghans seize 19 tons of Iranian bombs
 Northern England  Liverpool agree Red Sox sale  New York  Witness barred in key US terror case  Washington  Oil spill probe raps White House  Washington  Dollar falls to 15-year low against yen  Indonesia  Deaths rise to 91 in Indonesia flooding

October 7 ... more > Top ^

Oct.7   Hungary     Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Map of Ajka Hungary
  Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube
 A million cubic metres of the sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka. 4 people were killed and about 100 injured Croatia, Serbia and Romania are drawing up emergency plans
  Karachi   Deadly blasts hit Sufi shrine  At least nine people have been killed by two suspected suicide blasts. 2 children were among those killed and some 55 people were injured  Yemen  Ambassador: Embassy car targeted   Sweden Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature  Japan  Japan to push $60bn into economy  U.S. Senate  Pentagon blasted over contractors  Southern Sudan  U.N. delegation underscores Sudan vote

October 8 ... more > Top ^

Oct.8   Norway     Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize
  The 2010 prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving a prison term after calling for human rights and democratization
 China said the award could damage ties with Norway, and summoned the country's ambassador in Beijing in protest
 Washington  Obama adviser Jones 'resigning'  Hungary  Toxic sludge may not harm Danube   Chile Drill 24 hours from miners
 Beijing  China angry at dissident's Nobel Prize   Libya     US given month for Mid-East talks  Arab League ministers have given the US one month to rescue deadlocked Middle East peace talks  Chile  Rescuers hours away from miners

October 9 ... more > Top ^

Oct.9   Chile     Rescue drill reaches trapped miners   Anxious family members and exhausted rescue workers reveled in joyful relief after a drill pierced the roof of an underground mine   Afghanistan UK aid worker killed in Afghanistan
 Pakistan  Pakistan 'to reopen Afghan route'  Hungary  New damage in toxic sludge reservoir   North Korea   N. Korea leader, son make appearance Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  Kim Jong Il, put in a rare appearance at Arirang celebrations, along with his youngest son, Kim Jong Un
  Chile Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday

October 10 ... more > Top ^

Oct.10   Jerusalem   Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath  The cabinet has approved a bill that would require all non-Jews taking Israeli citizenship to swear loyalty to Israel as a 'Jewish and democratic...   Serbia Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade
  Kyrgyzstan   Nationalists ahead in Kyrgyz poll  The Ata Zhurt party has a narrow lead in the parliamentary election. Four other parties were close behind in the race for 120 seats in parli...   Chile Final steps under way before mine rescue  London  London bombings inquests to begin

October 11 ... more > Top ^

Oct.11   London     US troops may have killed hostage   British aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been accidentally killed by US forces during a rescue mission in Afghanistan   Jerusalem Offer to extend settlement freeze
 Chile  Time set for Chilean mine rescue   France   French unions launch new strike
  A national day of strikes and demonstrations in opposition to the government's pension reforms is the third in a month
 Chile  Tests at Chile mine 'promising'

October 12 ... more > Top ^

Oct.12   Chile Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon
 Northern Italy  Crowd trouble stops Italy-Serbia game  Hungary  Dams built to stem second toxic spill   USA   US judge rejects gay military ban
  US District Judge Virginia Phillips last month ruled the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy unconstitutional
  Chile     First Chile miner reaches surface   Florencio Avalos, 31, trapped deep underground for more than two months in northern Chile has been rescued   Beijing   Chinese reformers push on censorship  A group of veteran reformers in Communist party has demanded to dismantle elaborate censorship apparatus   Chile Joy as first 3 Chile miners freed

October 13 ... more > Top ^

Oct.13   Chile Half of trapped 33 miners rescued
 Cuba  Category 2 Paula heading for Cuba  Chile  Chile mine rescue reaches endgame   Chile     Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up


October 14 ... more > Top ^

Oct.14   Pakistan Police: Plot to kill Pakistan PM uncovered
 Congo  DRC troops 'in rapes and murders'  Chile  First Chile miners allowed home

October 15 ... more > Top ^

Oct.15   Switzerland   Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel
Map of Gotthard Base Tunnel Switzerland
  Gotthard Base Tunnel was completed when the last two meters of rock were drilled through
 Moscow  Russia to help Venezuela build nuke plant  Beijing  China's leaders mull economic shift   Chile 31 of 33 miners released from hospital

October 16 ... more > Top ^

Oct.16  Paris  Paris airport fuel running short   Ecuador Trapped miners found dead
 Eastern Germany  Merkel: 'Multiculture has failed'

October 17 ... more > Top ^

Oct.17   Vatican   Australia got its first Catholic saint   Mary MacKillop was a feisty 19th-century nun who was briefly excommunicated when her colleagues exposed an abusive priest  Chile  Service of thanks at Chile mine  Saudi Arabia  New al Qaeda threat targets Europe  Iraq  Awakening Councils deny defections   Congo Rape victims march against violence
  China Death toll rises to 26 from coal mine  Philippines  Mega-storm hits north Philippines

October 18 ... more > Top ^

Oct.18   Philippines 5 killed as Super Typhoon Megi slams
 London  Pinera: Mining conditions must improve  Washington  China firms 'evade Iran embargo'   Paris Sarkozy defies French protesters

October 19 ... more > Top ^

Oct.19   London   Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide  Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud was found guilty of murdering an aide at a hotel, in a case prosecutors said had a sexual element  London  Former PM Thatcher hospitalized  London  UK slashes armed forces by 10%  CIA  CIA bomber 'not properly vetted'   Hong Kong Asian markets fall on China rate hike


October 20 ... more > Top ^

Oct.20   London UK unveils major spending cuts
 North Mexico  Woman, 20, Mexico town's top cop  France  Blockades frustrate French police   China China's economy cools in third quarter  Beijing  China 'opposes UN Darfur report'

October 21 ... more > Top ^

Oct.21   Canada     Military commander gets life for killing 2   Highly decorated Col. Russell Williams was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Thursday for the murders of two women   Paris French unions call more strike days
 Haiti  Dozens dead in cholera outbreak   Taiwan   Typhoon Megi triggers rockslides  Taiwan dispatched helicopters to rescue some 400 tourists trapped on a coastal highway by massive rockslides unleashed by the torrential rai...  Japan  Bodies, mass graves found on Iwo Jima

October 22 ... more > Top ^

Oct.22   USA     WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers
  Secret documents are expected to give a never-before-seen, uncensored view of the Iraq War, covering the period from 2004 through 2009.    Records suggest US commanders ignored evi...
  Paris   French Senate OKs pension changes  The Senate defied tens of thousands of protesters and approved its version of a controversial pension reform measure with a vote of 177-153   Haiti     Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths
 All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hospitals overflowed with people rushing to get help from the fast-moving outbreak
 Scotland  Grounded nuclear sub dragged free  Texas  Rangers finish Yankees in Game 6

October 23 ... more > Top ^

Oct.23   London WikiLeaks: Sensitive info protected   North Mexico Mexico gunmen kill 12 at party   Baghdad Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM  Sweden  Swedish police hunt serial shooter   Haiti Cholera reaches Haiti's capital  Philadelphia  Giants edge Phillies for NL pennant  Iran  U.S. hikers to start trial next month

October 24 ... more > Top ^

Oct.24   Haiti Cholera death toll jumps in Haiti
 United Arab Emirates  Heart attack killed U.S. swimmer  Belize  Richard to dump rain on Belize, Yucatan  Haiti  Official says cholera crisis stabilizing   Haiti     U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying'   The confirmation of five cases in Haiti's capital is a 'very worrying development'. In Port-au-Prince tens of thousands of are still living in...   Haiti Haiti cholera outbreak 'slowing'  Singapore  Singapore bourse launches ASX bid

October 25 ... more > Top ^

Oct.25  North Mexico  Officials ID victims in drug rehab killings   Washington Iran's cash to Kabul worries US
 Haiti  Fear amid Haiti cholera progress  France  Students to bolster French strike

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Oct.26   Sumatra   112 dead, 500 missing after quake
  Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, triggering a tsunami
 The missing may include people who are unaccounted for after fleeing to higher ground. Some witnesses reported seeing a wave 6 meters high
  Indonesia   Thousands flee Indonesia volcano
Map of Mount Merapi Indonesia
  The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee. 15 people were killed
 Some journalists, who were staying in a guesthouse to get close to the volcano, get killed
  Baghdad   Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death  One of the best-known faces of the Iraqi government was sentenced for his role in eliminating religious parties during Saddam Hussein's regi...   Sumatra Battle to reach tsunami survivors

October 27 ... more > Top ^

Oct.27   Paris   French Parliament OKs pension reform
  The lower house approved a controversial pension reform bill, despite protests that brought millions of demonstrators into the streets
 Sumatra  Indonesia tsunami deaths hit 282   Sumatra Workers attempt to reach quake victims
 Sumatra  Images reveal tsunami destruction

October 28 ... more > Top ^

Oct.28   Afghanistan     DEA: $56 million worth of heroin seized
Map of Nangarhar Afghanistan
  The operation was conducted by the DEA, the Department of Defense, NATO, the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior, Russia.    Raids disrupted four clandestine laboratories associated with a significant...
 Paris  Bin Laden tape authentic, French say   Sumatra   Getting aid to isolated villages difficult   Help trickled in Thursday to remote islands where whole villages were flattened by a earthquake and tsunami in western Indonesia   Belgium EU frames eurozone crisis rules  Sumatra  Hopes fade for tsunami survivors

October 29 ... more > Top ^

Oct.29   South Korea   North Korea, South Korea exchange shots   North Korean forces fired two rounds from a 14.5 millimeter machine gun at a South Korean military guard post near the border town of Chorwo...   Washington US economic growth rate quickens
  Washington   Packages had 'explosive material'
  Packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the U.S. 'apparently contain explosive material
 The packages, found in the UK and Dubai on two overnight cargo planes from Yemen, were destined for Jewish places of worship in Chicago
 Argentina  Argentina lays Kirchner to rest   North Korea   Korean family reunions go ahead  North and South Korea are holding another round of reunions split by the war in the 1950s, despite an exchange of fire between border troops  London  US and UK probe terrorism threat  Caribbean  Tropical Storm Tomas forms in the Atlantic

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Oct.30   Afghanistan Nato troops 'repel Afghan attack'
  Sumatra Rescue crews find 135 missing after quake  Washington  China assures US over rare earths  Antarctica  Antarctic copter crash kills four French   London Bomb 'meant to explode on plane'  USA  Two questioned over U.S. terror plot  Honduras  Soccer shooting leaves 14 people dead  Yemen  Yemen holds student in bomb probe

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Oct.31   Dubai   Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets  One of the two bombs posted from Yemen last week was transported on two passenger planes before being seized in Dubai   Istanbul 32 injured in suicide bombing in Turkey
 England  Westwood overtakes Tiger for No. 1   Brazil   Brazil elects first female president
  Dilma Rousseff, 62, -- President Luiz Inacio da Silva's right-hand woman -- has served as his chief of staff and pPreviously, as energy minister.    Rousseff has promised to continue policies tha...
  Baghdad 37 dead in Iraqi rescue mission  Russian Far East  Medvedev visit stokes Japan row


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2010
Oct.1  Congo  Congo atrocities report 'heartbreaking'
Oct.2  NW Pakistan  Drone strike leaves 18 dead, border shut
Oct.3   Pakistan
  Suspected militants have attacked a depot where dozens of tankers were being filled with fuel for Nato troops in Afghanistan.    Militants stormed the depot where dozens of tankers were being prepared for a Nato convoy near Raw...
Oct.4   Pakistan Attackers in Pakistan hit another convoy Oct.4  Ecuador  Government: unrest was coup attempt Oct.5  Pakistan  Drone strikes in Pakistan 'linked to EU plot' Oct.6   Western Afghanistan Afghans seize 19 tons of Iranian bombs Oct.7  U.S. Senate  Pentagon blasted over contractors Oct.9  Pakistan  Pakistan 'to reopen Afghan route' Oct.11   London   US troops may have killed hostage   British aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been accidentally killed by US forces during a rescue mission in Afghanistan Oct.12   USA US judge rejects gay military ban
  US District Judge Virginia Phillips last month ruled the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy unconstitutional
Oct.14  Congo  DRC troops 'in rapes and murders' Oct.19  London  UK slashes armed forces by 10% Oct.21   Canada   Military commander gets life for killing 2   Highly decorated Col. Russell Williams was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Thursday for the murders of two women Oct.21  Japan  Bodies, mass graves found on Iwo Jima Oct.22   USA   WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers
  Secret documents are expected to give a never-before-seen, uncensored view of the Iraq War, covering the period from 2004 through 2009.    Records suggest US commanders ignored evi...
Oct.22  Scotland  Grounded nuclear sub dragged free Oct.26   Baghdad Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death  One of the best-known faces of the Iraqi government was sentenced for his role in eliminating religious parties during Saddam Hussein's regi... Oct.29   South Korea North Korea, South Korea exchange shots   North Korean forces fired two rounds from a 14.5 millimeter machine gun at a South Korean military guard post near the border town of Chorwo... Oct.30   Afghanistan Nato troops 'repel Afghan attack'




World, October 2010 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2010 Oct.1   Chile Mine rescue 'this month'
Oct.1   Indonesia Trains collide, killing at least 30   Two trains collided early Saturday in Central Java, killing at least nine people and injuring 16 others Oct.4  Chile  Chile miners' rescue 'very close' Oct.5  Hungary  4 dead in Hungary toxic mud floods Oct.6  Washington  Oil spill probe raps White House Oct.6  Indonesia  Deaths rise to 91 in Indonesia flooding Oct.7   Hungary   Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Map of Ajka Hungary
  Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube
 A million cubic metres of the sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka. 4 people were killed and about 100 injured Croatia, Serbia and Romania are drawing up emergency plans
Oct.8  Hungary  Toxic sludge may not harm Danube Oct.8   Chile Drill 24 hours from miners Oct.8  Chile  Rescuers hours away from miners Oct.9   Chile   Rescue drill reaches trapped miners   Anxious family members and exhausted rescue workers reveled in joyful relief after a drill pierced the roof of an underground mine Oct.9  Hungary  New damage in toxic sludge reservoir Oct.9   Chile Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday Oct.10   Chile Final steps under way before mine rescue Oct.11  Chile  Time set for Chilean mine rescue Oct.11  Chile  Tests at Chile mine 'promising' Oct.12   Chile Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon Oct.12  Hungary  Dams built to stem second toxic spill Oct.12   Chile   First Chile miner reaches surface   Florencio Avalos, 31, trapped deep underground for more than two months in northern Chile has been rescued Oct.12   Chile Joy as first 3 Chile miners freed Oct.13   Chile Half of trapped 33 miners rescued Oct.13  Cuba  Category 2 Paula heading for Cuba Oct.13  Chile  Chile mine rescue reaches endgame Oct.13   Chile   Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.14  Chile  First Chile miners allowed home Oct.15   Chile 31 of 33 miners released from hospital Oct.16   Ecuador Trapped miners found dead Oct.17  Chile  Service of thanks at Chile mine Oct.17   China Death toll rises to 26 from coal mine Oct.17  Philippines  Mega-storm hits north Philippines Oct.18   Philippines 5 killed as Super Typhoon Megi slams Oct.18  London  Pinera: Mining conditions must improve Oct.21  Haiti  Dozens dead in cholera outbreak Oct.21   Taiwan Typhoon Megi triggers rockslides  Taiwan dispatched helicopters to rescue some 400 tourists trapped on a coastal highway by massive rockslides unleashed by the torrential rai... Oct.22   Haiti   Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths
 All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hospitals overflowed with people rushing to get help from the fast-moving outbreak
Oct.22  Scotland  Grounded nuclear sub dragged free Oct.23   Haiti Cholera reaches Haiti's capital
Oct.24   Haiti Cholera death toll jumps in Haiti Oct.24  Belize  Richard to dump rain on Belize, Yucatan Oct.24  Haiti  Official says cholera crisis stabilizing Oct.24   Haiti   U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying'   The confirmation of five cases in Haiti's capital is a 'very worrying development'. In Port-au-Prince tens of thousands of are still living in... Oct.24   Haiti Haiti cholera outbreak 'slowing' Oct.25  Haiti  Fear amid Haiti cholera progress Oct.26   Sumatra 112 dead, 500 missing after quake
  Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, triggering a tsunami
 The missing may include people who are unaccounted for after fleeing to higher ground. Some witnesses reported seeing a wave 6 meters high
Oct.26   Indonesia Thousands flee Indonesia volcano
Map of Mount Merapi Indonesia
  The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee. 15 people were killed
 Some journalists, who were staying in a guesthouse to get close to the volcano, get killed
Oct.26   Sumatra Battle to reach tsunami survivors Oct.27  Sumatra  Indonesia tsunami deaths hit 282 Oct.27   Sumatra Workers attempt to reach quake victims Oct.27  Sumatra  Images reveal tsunami destruction Oct.28   Sumatra Getting aid to isolated villages difficult   Help trickled in Thursday to remote islands where whole villages were flattened by a earthquake and tsunami in western Indonesia Oct.28  Sumatra  Hopes fade for tsunami survivors Oct.29  Caribbean  Tropical Storm Tomas forms in the Atlantic Oct.30   Sumatra Rescue crews find 135 missing after quake Oct.30  Antarctica  Antarctic copter crash kills four French



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2010 Oct.3   New Delhi Grand ceremony opens Delhi Games  Prince Charles has declared the Commonwealth Games officially open, at a colourful ceremony. Drummers beat out a countdown to the opening Oct.4  Wales  Europe regain golf's Ryder Cup Oct.6  Northern England  Liverpool agree Red Sox sale Oct.12  Northern Italy  Crowd trouble stops Italy-Serbia game Oct.22  Texas  Rangers finish Yankees in Game 6 Oct.23  Philadelphia  Giants edge Phillies for NL pennant Oct.24  United Arab Emirates  Heart attack killed U.S. swimmer Oct.30  Honduras  Soccer shooting leaves 14 people dead Oct.31  England  Westwood overtakes Tiger for No. 1



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2010 Oct.2   Washington US may give Europe travel warning  The government is considering warning its citizens to be vigilant while travelling in Europe because of the threat of an al-Qaeda attack Oct.6  Washington  Dollar falls to 15-year low against yen Oct.7   Sweden Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature
Oct.7  Japan  Japan to push $60bn into economy Oct.11   France French unions launch new strike
  A national day of strikes and demonstrations in opposition to the government's pension reforms is the third in a month
Oct.12  Hungary  Dams built to stem second toxic spill Oct.15   Switzerland Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel
Map of Gotthard Base Tunnel Switzerland
  Gotthard Base Tunnel was completed when the last two meters of rock were drilled through
Oct.15  Beijing  China's leaders mull economic shift Oct.16  Paris  Paris airport fuel running short Oct.19   Hong Kong Asian markets fall on China rate hike Oct.20   London UK unveils major spending cuts Oct.20   China China's economy cools in third quarter Oct.21   Paris French unions call more strike days Oct.24  Singapore  Singapore bourse launches ASX bid Oct.28   Belgium EU frames eurozone crisis rules Oct.29   Washington US economic growth rate quickens Oct.30  Washington  China assures US over rare earths



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2010 Oct.1  Congo  Congo atrocities report 'heartbreaking' Oct.2  Nigeria Delta  Blasts death toll now stands at 12 Oct.2   Washington US may give Europe travel warning  The government is considering warning its citizens to be vigilant while travelling in Europe because of the threat of an al-Qaeda attack Oct.3  Iran  Iran says 'nuclear spies' arrested Oct.4  Netherlands  Dutch MP Wilders goes on trial Oct.5  Pakistan  Drone strikes in Pakistan 'linked to EU plot' Oct.5  New York  Life sentence for NY bomb plotter Oct.5   West Pakistan Nato tankers torched in Pakistan
Oct.6  New York  Witness barred in key US terror case Oct.7   Karachi Deadly blasts hit Sufi shrine  At least nine people have been killed by two suspected suicide blasts. 2 children were among those killed and some 55 people were injured Oct.7  Yemen  Ambassador: Embassy car targeted Oct.9   Afghanistan UK aid worker killed in Afghanistan Oct.10   Serbia Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade Oct.10  London  London bombings inquests to begin Oct.14   Pakistan Police: Plot to kill Pakistan PM uncovered Oct.14  Congo  DRC troops 'in rapes and murders' Oct.17  Saudi Arabia  New al Qaeda threat targets Europe Oct.17   Congo Rape victims march against violence Oct.19   London Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide  Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud was found guilty of murdering an aide at a hotel, in a case prosecutors said had a sexual element Oct.19  CIA  CIA bomber 'not properly vetted' Oct.21   Canada   Military commander gets life for killing 2   Highly decorated Col. Russell Williams was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Thursday for the murders of two women Oct.23   North Mexico Mexico gunmen kill 12 at party Oct.23  Sweden  Swedish police hunt serial shooter Oct.23  Iran  U.S. hikers to start trial next month Oct.25  North Mexico  Officials ID victims in drug rehab killings Oct.26   Baghdad Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death  One of the best-known faces of the Iraqi government was sentenced for his role in eliminating religious parties during Saddam Hussein's regi... Oct.28   Afghanistan   DEA: $56 million worth of heroin seized Map of Nangarhar Afghanistan
  The operation was conducted by the DEA, the Department of Defense, NATO, the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior, Russia.    Raids disrupted four clandestine laboratories associated with a significant...
Oct.28  Paris  Bin Laden tape authentic, French say Oct.29   Washington Packages had 'explosive material'
  Packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the U.S. 'apparently contain explosive material
 The packages, found in the UK and Dubai on two overnight cargo planes from Yemen, were destined for Jewish places of worship in Chicago
Oct.29  London  US and UK probe terrorism threat Oct.30   London Bomb 'meant to explode on plane'
Oct.30  USA  Two questioned over U.S. terror plot Oct.30  Honduras  Soccer shooting leaves 14 people dead Oct.30  Yemen  Yemen holds student in bomb probe Oct.31   Dubai Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets  One of the two bombs posted from Yemen last week was transported on two passenger planes before being seized in Dubai Oct.31   Istanbul 32 injured in suicide bombing in Turkey Oct.31   Baghdad 37 dead in Iraqi rescue mission



World, October 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 Oct.1  Guatemala  Guatemala calls US tests 'crime' Oct.2   West Bank Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze
Oct.2  Latvia  Latvia government 'set for win' Oct.3  Iran  Iran says 'nuclear spies' arrested Oct.3   Brazil Rousseff pulls ahead in presidential race Oct.3  Bosnia  Bosnia votes brings uncertainty Oct.3  China  Global climate talks kick off in China Oct.4  Netherlands  Dutch MP Wilders goes on trial Oct.4  Vatican  Vatican critical of IVF Nobel win Oct.4  Ecuador  Government: unrest was coup attempt Oct.4   Beijing China, Japan leaders meet, signal thaw Oct.5  Ecuador  State of emergency in Ecuador extended Oct.6  Washington  Oil spill probe raps White House Oct.7  Yemen  Ambassador: Embassy car targeted Oct.7  U.S. Senate  Pentagon blasted over contractors Oct.7  Southern Sudan  U.N. delegation underscores Sudan vote Oct.8   Norway   Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize
  The 2010 prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving a prison term after calling for human rights and democratization
 China said the award could damage ties with Norway, and summoned the country's ambassador in Beijing in protest
Oct.8  Washington  Obama adviser Jones 'resigning' Oct.8  Beijing  China angry at dissident's Nobel Prize Oct.8   Libya   US given month for Mid-East talks  Arab League ministers have given the US one month to rescue deadlocked Middle East peace talks Oct.9   North Korea N. Korea leader, son make appearance
Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  Kim Jong Il, put in a rare appearance at Arirang celebrations, along with his youngest son, Kim Jong Un
Oct.10   Jerusalem Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath  The cabinet has approved a bill that would require all non-Jews taking Israeli citizenship to swear loyalty to Israel as a 'Jewish and democratic... Oct.10   Serbia Anti-gay riot erupts in Belgrade Oct.10   Kyrgyzstan Nationalists ahead in Kyrgyz poll  The Ata Zhurt party has a narrow lead in the parliamentary election. Four other parties were close behind in the race for 120 seats in parli... Oct.11   Jerusalem Offer to extend settlement freeze Oct.12   USA US judge rejects gay military ban
  US District Judge Virginia Phillips last month ruled the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy unconstitutional
Oct.12   Beijing Chinese reformers push on censorship  A group of veteran reformers in Communist party has demanded to dismantle elaborate censorship apparatus Oct.15  Moscow  Russia to help Venezuela build nuke plant Oct.15  Beijing  China's leaders mull economic shift Oct.16  Eastern Germany  Merkel: 'Multiculture has failed' Oct.17   Vatican Australia got its first Catholic saint   Mary MacKillop was a feisty 19th-century nun who was briefly excommunicated when her colleagues exposed an abusive priest Oct.17  Iraq  Awakening Councils deny defections Oct.17   Congo Rape victims march against violence
Oct.18  London  Pinera: Mining conditions must improve Oct.18  Washington  China firms 'evade Iran embargo' Oct.18   Paris Sarkozy defies French protesters Oct.19   London Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide  Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud was found guilty of murdering an aide at a hotel, in a case prosecutors said had a sexual element Oct.19  London  Former PM Thatcher hospitalized Oct.20   London UK unveils major spending cuts Oct.20  North Mexico  Woman, 20, Mexico town's top cop Oct.20  France  Blockades frustrate French police Oct.20  Beijing  China 'opposes UN Darfur report' Oct.21   Paris French unions call more strike days Oct.22   Paris French Senate OKs pension changes  The Senate defied tens of thousands of protesters and approved its version of a controversial pension reform measure with a vote of 177-153 Oct.23   London WikiLeaks: Sensitive info protected Oct.23   Baghdad Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM Oct.23  Iran  U.S. hikers to start trial next month Oct.25   Washington Iran's cash to Kabul worries US Oct.25  France  Students to bolster French strike Oct.27   Paris French Parliament OKs pension reform
  The lower house approved a controversial pension reform bill, despite protests that brought millions of demonstrators into the streets
Oct.28   Belgium EU frames eurozone crisis rules Oct.29  Argentina  Argentina lays Kirchner to rest Oct.29   North Korea Korean family reunions go ahead  North and South Korea are holding another round of reunions split by the war in the 1950s, despite an exchange of fire between border troops Oct.31   Brazil Brazil elects first female president
  Dilma Rousseff, 62, -- President Luiz Inacio da Silva's right-hand woman -- has served as his chief of staff and pPreviously, as energy minister.    Rousseff has promised to continue policies tha...
Oct.31  Russian Far East  Medvedev visit stokes Japan row