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10-01 Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive Hong Kong
C. 10-03 ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning Northern Syria
D. 10-06 Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain Madrid
E. 10-06 Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe Sierra Nevada, Colombia
F. 10-07 Air strikes help Syria town curb IS Kobane, Northern Syria
6. 10-08 Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Iguala, Mexico
7. 10-09 Kim Jong-unís absence fuels speculation about health, coup North Korea
8. 10-10 Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize Norway
9. 10-12 Hong Kong police remove barricades Hong Kong

Summary.     Click for More > Soldier killed in Canada shootings   A gunman shot a soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa, then ran into the nearby parliament building where he exchanged gunfire with police Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000   The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report   Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president   Left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing 51.45% of votes in a closely-fought election Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing   A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town from Turkey to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State extremists in S... Hundreds feared buried after Sri Lanka mudslide Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests   Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot   At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert
Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive   Activists took their fight to the doorstep of Hong Kong's chief executive, sitting down outside his office gates to express their dissatisfaction... ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning   A short video shows the apparent beheading of British aid worker, with the executioner blaming the death on the United Kingdom Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe Air strikes help Syria town curb IS   Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held   Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last mon... Kim Jong-unís absence fuels speculation about health, coup   Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize   Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace... Hong Kong police remove barricades  Police in Hong Kong have begun removing some of the barricades erected on major roads by pro-democracy protesters North Korea says leader has reappeared 17 trekkers die in heavy Himalayan snow   At least 17 people from around the world died after being trapped in heavy snowfall while trekking at high altitude At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea Pope's synod setback on gay policy Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash   Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison Map of Pretoria South Africa
Oct.1   Hong Kong
 Beijing  China warns on 'illegal' HK protests
 Mexico  Mexico arrests drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva
Oct.2  Turkey  Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS
 Hong Kong  CY Leung refuses to quit as leader
Oct.3   Northern Syria
 Hong Kong  Pro-democracy protesters scuffle with residents, cancel talks with government
 South Korea  North Koreans make surprise visit to South
Oct.4  Haiti  Former Haiti president Duvalier dies
 Hong Kong  HK leader calls for 'return to order'
 Libya  Briton held hostage in Libya freed
Oct.5  Somalia  Al-Shabab: Somali troops 'surround key port town'
 Japan  U.S. airman dead, 2 missing as Typhoon Phanfone slams Japan
 Brazil  Rousseff set to face Brazil run-off
 Hong Kong  Hong Kong protesters make apparent concessions
 Western Australia  The search for MH370: Next phase gets underway
Oct.6   Madrid
  Colombia
 Northern Syria  Kobane: Civilians flee IS street-to-street fighting
Oct.7  Northern Syria  Airstrikes target ISIS near Kobani
  Northern Syria
 Southern China  Hundreds injured at magnitude 6.0 earthquake
Oct.8  Dallas  US Ebola patient dies in hospital
 Turkey  19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey
  Mexico
 Southeast Asia  Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates
Oct.9  Northern Syria  Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance'
 Netherlands  MH17 passenger was found wearing oxygen mask, Dutch says
  North Korea
Oct.10   Norway
 New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks
 Liberia  Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000
Oct.11  Japan  Japan typhoon leaves at least 35 injured
Oct.12  Dallas  Positive Ebola test at US hospital
 Baghdad  Despite airstrikes, ISIS forces nearer to Baghdad
 India  6 die as Cyclone Hudhud uproots trees and light poles
  Hong Kong
 Bolivia  Morales claims Bolivia election win
Oct.13   North Korea
 Vatican  Synod signals Catholic shift on gays
Oct.14  South Africa  Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected
 North Korea  Koreas 'hold top military talks'
 Hong Kong  Police clear pro-democracy protesters from tunnel
Oct.15   Nepal
 Dallas  Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse
 Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US
Oct.16  Northern Syria  ISIS pushed back with help of U.S. airstrikes in Kobani
 Nepal  Death toll climbs as Nepal rescuers search for missing hikers
Oct.17   South Korea
 Nigeria  Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free
 Hong Kong  Mong Kok camp retaken from police
 Western Canada  Container ship towed away from Canadian coast
 Iraq  Former Iraqi pilots training ISIS fighters to fly captured Syrian jets
 Bermuda  Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda
Oct.18   Vatican
Oct.19  Sweden  Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden
 Hong Kong  Hong Kong protests: leader says 'external forces' involved
 Madrid  Spanish nurse Ebola test negative
 Tokyo  Two Japan ministers quit amid rows
 Northern Syria  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS
Oct.20  Northern Syria  Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds use its territory to reinforce Kobani
  Moscow
Oct.21   South Africa
  A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February.    Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced. Lawyers on both sides o...
 North Korea  American released from North Korea
Oct.22   Canada
 Sweden  Sweden could use force in sub hunt
 Mexico  Missing students: Iguala mayor arrest ordered
Oct.23  Canada  Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker
 Mali  First Ebola case in Mali confirmed
 Manhattan  NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive
Oct.24   Sinai
 Turkey  Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani
 Dallas  Two US Ebola nurses free of virus
 Mali  'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
Oct.25   West Africa
 Iran  Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist
 New Jersey  US nurse criticises quarantine treatment
Oct.26  European Union  Vulnerable European banks identified
  Brazil
 Kiev  Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'
 Johannesburg  Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot
Oct.27  Northern Syria  Syria rebels launch major attack
Oct.28  Global  Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers
 Virginia  Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes
 Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress
 Sri Lanka  Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quarters
Oct.29   Northern Syria
 Western Iraq  Islamic State 'kills 30 Sunni tribesmen' in Iraq
 Liberia  Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia'
  Sri Lanka
 Missouri  Bumgarner's performance leads Giants to third title in five years
 New England  Ebola quarantine test looms in US
Oct.30  Jerusalem  Israel closed access to Temple Mount
 Brussels  Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply
 Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down
Oct.31   Burkina Faso
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Oct.1   Hong Kong  
  Activists took their fight to the doorstep of Hong Kong's chief executive, sitting down outside his office gates to express their dissatisfaction with him
  Beijing China warns on 'illegal' HK protests
  Mexico Mexico arrests drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva  Sierra Leone  Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour'

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Oct.2   Turkey Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS
  Hong Kong CY Leung refuses to quit as leader  Hong Kong  HK protests: Talks accepted amid protest stand-off

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Oct.3   Northern Syria     ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning
Map of Northern Syria
  A short video shows the apparent beheading of British aid worker, with the executioner blaming the death on the United Kingdom
  Hong Kong Pro-democracy protesters scuffle with residents, cancel talks with government   South Korea North Koreans make surprise visit to South  Hong Kong  Police arrest 'triad gang' members

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Oct.4   Haiti   Former Haiti president Duvalier dies   Haiti's former ruler Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier has died of a heart attack in the capital Port-au-Prince, reports quoting official sources...   Hong Kong HK leader calls for 'return to order'
 South Korea  North and South Korea 'agree to talks'   Libya Briton held hostage in Libya freed  Mexico  Mass grave found near Mexico town  Hong Kong  Hong Kong pro-democracy protests enter second week

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Oct.5   Somalia Al-Shabab: Somali troops 'surround key port town'
  Japan U.S. airman dead, 2 missing as Typhoon Phanfone slams Japan  Japan  Injured F1 driver is out of surgery  Hong Kong  Hong Kong protesters regroup at main protest site  Vatican  Pope opens synod on family life  Chechnya  Suicide bombing hits Chechen capital   Brazil     Rousseff set to face Brazil run-off   Brazilian incumbent Dilma Rousseff has won most votes in the country's presidential election, but has fallen short of outright victory   Hong Kong Hong Kong protesters make apparent concessions   Western Australia     The search for MH370: Next phase gets underway   The GO Phoenix search vessel arrived in the search area in the southern Indian Ocean and started its search Monday morning

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Oct.6   Madrid     Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain
Map of Madrid
  The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease
 Northern Syria  Border town 'may fall soon to IS'  England  Woman accused of harassing McCann family found dead   Colombia   Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe Map of Sierra Nevada Colombia
  Along Caribbean coast a lightning bolt struck a thatch-roofed hut where members of the Wiwa tribe were gathered
  Northern Syria   Kobane: Civilians flee IS street-to-street fighting   Islamic State militants have entered the key border town of Kobane and are engaged in street-to-street fighting with Syrian Kurd defenders  Northern Syria  Street battles as IS enters border town  Madrid  Spain investigates Ebola infection

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Oct.7   Northern Syria Airstrikes target ISIS near Kobani
  Northern Syria     Air strikes help Syria town curb IS Map of Kobane Syria
  The US-led coalition has carried out its most sustained air attacks so far on Islamic State fighters attacking Kobane
 North Korea  Analysts speculate Kim may have been ousted  Madrid  Spain monitors Ebola nurse contacts   Southern China Hundreds injured at magnitude 6.0 earthquake  North Mexico  6.2-magnitude quake strikes near Mexican coast

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Oct.8   Dallas US Ebola patient dies in hospital
 Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone burial crews reportedly on strike   Turkey     19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey   As ISIS militants seem poised to take the strategic city of Kobani at the Turkish-Syrian border, violent protests have broken out in Turkey   Mexico     Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Map of Iguala Mexico
  Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month
  Southeast Asia     Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates  Oil tanker The MT Sunrise 689, which went missing last week was seized by pirates who stole some of its cargo before releasing its crew, say...  Washington  Air strikes 'will not save Kobane'  Madrid  Ebola virus: Spanish protests as nurse's dog is put down

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Oct.9   Northern Syria Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance'
  Netherlands MH17 passenger was found wearing oxygen mask, Dutch says  Yemen  Blast kills 47 at Houthi protest in Yemen, officials say  North Mexico  Mexico 'arrests drug baron Carrillo'   North Korea     Kim Jong-unís absence fuels speculation about health, coup
  North Korea's mysterious leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for 34 days, sparking a wide range of speculation
 Hong Kong  HK students call for fresh protests  West Africa  Ebola is 'entrenched and accelerating' in West Africa

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Oct.10   Norway     Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
  Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize
 Malala, 17, is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. She was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in 2012 for campaigning for girls' education
  New York New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks   Liberia Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000  Sao Paulo  Water supply in Brazil's biggest city at risk as reservoir drops to 5 percent  China  China cult murder trial: 2 members sentenced to death  Baghdad  Iraq appeals for help in Anbar

October 11 ... more > Top ^

Oct.11  London  UK expects 'handful' of Ebola cases  India  Eastern India braces for powerful Cyclone Hudhud  Haiti  Former Haiti ruler Duvalier buried   Japan Japan typhoon leaves at least 35 injured
 Mexico  Iguala mass grave bodies 'not all of missing students'  India  Cyclone Hudhud sweeps towards Indian coast

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Oct.12   Dallas     Positive Ebola test at US hospital   A health worker who treated Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan before he died is also infected with the virus, according to a preliminary test   Baghdad Despite airstrikes, ISIS forces nearer to Baghdad
  India 6 die as Cyclone Hudhud uproots trees and light poles  Brazil  Silva backs Neves in blow for Dilma  Dallas  Mistake blamed for US Ebola spread   Hong Kong   Hong Kong police remove barricades
  Police in Hong Kong have begun removing some of the barricades erected on major roads by pro-democracy protesters
  Bolivia   Morales claims Bolivia election win   President Evo Morales has claimed victory and a third term in office after presidential elections. This win is a triumph for anti-imperialists,...  Arab Countries  ISIS justified the enslavement of women  Turkey  Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

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Oct.13  Sweden  French economist Jean Tirole wins Nobel prize   North Korea     North Korea says leader has reappeared
  State media has attempted to end the international speculation by publishing the first photos of Kim Jong Un in more than a month
  Vatican   Synod signals Catholic shift on gays   Senior clerics taking part in a review of Catholic teachings on the family have called on the Church to adopt positive stance on homosexuali...

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Oct.14   South Africa Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected  London  Terror suspect 'had Blair address'  West Africa  Ebola death toll 'rises to 4,447'  Belgrade  Serbia and Albania game abandoned after drone invasion   North Korea   Koreas 'hold top military talks'   Senior military officials from the two Koreas are holding talks for the first time in seven years, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports   Hong Kong Police clear pro-democracy protesters from tunnel

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Oct.15   Nepal   17 trekkers die in heavy Himalayan snow
Map of Annapurna Nepal
  At least 17 people from around the world died after being trapped in heavy snowfall while trekking at high altitude
  Dallas     Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse   US health officials are seeking 132 people who flew on a plane with a Texas nurse on the day before she came down with symptoms of Ebola  Missouri  Royals sweep of Orioles, advance to World Series   Washington Obama: Ebola risk very low in US

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Oct.16   Northern Syria     ISIS pushed back with help of U.S. airstrikes in Kobani   Kurdish fighters have pushed back ISIS militants in a number of locations as U.S. airstrikes on ISIS positions continue in and around the ci...   Nepal     Death toll climbs as Nepal rescuers search for missing hikers  The grim search for missing hikers and bodies buried under snow continued Thursday against the dramatic backdrop of Nepal's Himalayas  West Africa  Ebola: WHO focuses on preventing regional spread  Dallas  Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola earlier  San Francisco Bay Area  Ishikawa sends Giants to World Series  UN  Ebola crisis: UN launches urgent appeal for donations

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Oct.17   South Korea   At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea
Map of Seongnam South Korea
  A grate over a ventilation shaft collapsed at an outdoor concert in Seongnam. Unknown number of people who fell some 20 meters
 Global  Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help   Nigeria     Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free   Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist terror group that includes the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls   Hong Kong   Mong Kok camp retaken from police   Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have retaken streets in the Mong Kok district cleared by the authorities just a few hours earlier   Western Canada   Container ship towed away from Canadian coast   Canadian coast guard secured a towline to a Russian ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel as it drifted without power in rough seas   Iraq Former Iraqi pilots training ISIS fighters to fly captured Syrian jets   Bermuda Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda  Southern California  Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

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Oct.18  Baghdad  Iraq MPs complete unity government  Washington  No US travel ban over Ebola - Obama  South Korea  S Korea concert planner found dead   Vatican     Pope's synod setback on gay policy
  Pope Francis has suffered a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at a Catholic Church synod
 Moscow  Serena & Venus Williams: Russian fined for 'brothers' jibe

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Oct.19   Sweden   Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden   The Russian defence ministry has denied reports that one of its submarines got into trouble in the waters off Sweden   Hong Kong Hong Kong protests: leader says 'external forces' involved
 Nepal  Search ends for Nepal survivors   Madrid Spanish nurse Ebola test negative  Baghdad  Deadly attack on Baghdad mosque   Tokyo Two Japan ministers quit amid rows   Northern Syria Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS  Jakarta  Joko Widodo inaugurated president  Australia  Australia lifts parliament veil ban

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Oct.20   Northern Syria     Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds use its territory to reinforce Kobani   Turkey's foreign minister announced his country would let Kurdish Peshmerga from Iraq use Turkish territory to enter Syria and reinforce fig...   Moscow   Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash
Map of Vnukovo Airport Russia
  The CEO of French oil giant Total SA Christophe de Margerie was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Vnukovo Airport
 Canada  St-Jean-sur-Richelieu hit-and-run man 'radicalised'  Southern Africa  'No closure' for Pistorius family  Australia  Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies

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Oct.21   South Africa     Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison
Map of Pretoria South Africa
  A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February
 Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced. Lawyers on both sides of the case later acknowledged that he is unlikely to serve his full sentence in prison
  North Korea American released from North Korea  Western Canada  Infant bodies found in Canada locker

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Oct.22   Canada   Soldier killed in Canada shootings
Map of parliament Ottawa Canada
  A gunman shot a soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa, then ran into the nearby parliament building where he exchanged gunfire with police
 1 shooter is dead in Ottawa, a senior U.S. official said. So far, there is "no indication the shooter has ties to violent Islamic extremism
  Sweden Sweden could use force in sub hunt  North Carolina  U-boat found with ship it sank  Geneva  WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks   Mexico Missing students: Iguala mayor arrest ordered  Canada  Canada not intimidated - PM Harper

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Oct.23   Canada Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker
 Canada  Canada parliament sits after attacks  Moscow  Snow plow driver, 4 others held over Moscow plane crash   Mali     First Ebola case in Mali confirmed   2-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. She recently returned from the neighbouring Guinea  Canada  Video of Ottawa attack released   Manhattan   NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive   A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease  Mexico  Governor quits over Mexico missing

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Oct.24   Sinai   Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops
Map of El Arish Egypt
  A suspected jihadist car bomb attack has killed at least 26 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in the north of the restive peninsula
  Turkey Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani   Dallas Two US Ebola nurses free of virus   Mali 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl  Argentina  Argentina sentences 15 to life over La Cacha prison

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Oct.25   West Africa   Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
  Iran Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist
 Cairo  Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'   New Jersey US nurse criticises quarantine treatment  Brazil  Brazil chooses its new president in tightest election

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Oct.26   European Union   Vulnerable European banks identified   Twenty-four European banks have failed stress tests of their finances, the European Banking Authority has announced   Brazil     Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president
  Left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing 51.45% of votes in a closely-fought election
 Her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking 48.55% of the vote
  Kiev     Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'   Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after the first elections to the body since February's revolution, exit polls suggest   Johannesburg   Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot   South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vos...  Northern Syria  Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

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Oct.27   Northern Syria Syria rebels launch major attack  South Africa  Prosecution will appeal verdict in Pistorius trial  Washington  US advises against Ebola isolation  Toronto  New Toronto mayor ends Rob Ford era

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Oct.28   Global Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers
 Turkey  18 workers trapped as mine collapses in Turkey  Australia  Australia bans travel from Ebola zones   Virginia   Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes   The rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths   Liberia US hails West Africa Ebola progress   Sri Lanka Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quarters

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Oct.29   Northern Syria   Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing
Map of Kobani Syria
  A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town from Turkey to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State extremists in Syria
  Western Iraq Islamic State 'kills 30 Sunni tribesmen' in Iraq   Liberia Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia'  Zambia  Guy Scott makes history as white president in sub-Saharan Africa  European Union  Nato reports rise in Russia military flights over Europe   Sri Lanka   Hundreds feared buried after Sri Lanka mudslide Map of Koslanda Badulla Sri Lanka
  A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed
  Missouri   Bumgarner's performance leads Giants to third title in five years   Madison Bumgarner is throwing five innings on two days rest to preserve a one-run lead, tobeat the Royals 3-2 in Game 7   New England Ebola quarantine test looms in US

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Oct.30   Jerusalem   Israel closed access to Temple Mount   Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis spiked in Jerusalem as a move Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called a 'declaration of war'   Brussels     Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply   A deal will guarantee that Russian gas exports flows into Ukraine throughout the winter despite their intense fighting in eastern Ukraine   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down


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Oct.31   Burkina Faso   Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests
Map of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
  Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power
  Southern California   Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot
Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert



Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS Al-Shabab: Somali troops 'surround key port town' U.S. airman dead, 2 missing as Typhoon Phanfone slams Japan Kobane: Civilians flee IS street-to-street fighting   Islamic State militants have entered the key border town of Kobane and are engaged in street-to-street fighting with Syrian Kurd defenders Airstrikes target ISIS near Kobani   Air strikes help Syria town curb IS Map of Kobane Syria




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Oct.2   Turkey
Oct.5   Somalia
Oct.5   Japan
Oct.6  Northern Syria  Border town 'may fall soon to IS'
Oct.6   Northern Syria
Oct.6  Northern Syria  Street battles as IS enters border town
Oct.7   Northern Syria
Oct.7   Northern Syria
  The US-led coalition has carried out its most sustained air attacks so far on Islamic State fighters attacking Kobane
Oct.8  Washington  Air strikes 'will not save Kobane' Oct.9   Northern Syria Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance' Oct.9   North Korea   Kim Jong-unís absence fuels speculation about health, coup
  North Korea's mysterious leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for 34 days, sparking a wide range of speculation
Oct.10   Norway   Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
  Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize
 Malala, 17, is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. She was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in 2012 for campaigning for girls' education
Oct.10  Baghdad  Iraq appeals for help in Anbar Oct.12   Baghdad Despite airstrikes, ISIS forces nearer to Baghdad
Oct.12  Turkey  Turkey 'agrees to US air base use' Oct.14   North Korea Koreas 'hold top military talks'   Senior military officials from the two Koreas are holding talks for the first time in seven years, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports Oct.16   Northern Syria   ISIS pushed back with help of U.S. airstrikes in Kobani   Kurdish fighters have pushed back ISIS militants in a number of locations as U.S. airstrikes on ISIS positions continue in and around the ci... Oct.17   Iraq Former Iraqi pilots training ISIS fighters to fly captured Syrian jets Oct.19   Sweden Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden   The Russian defence ministry has denied reports that one of its submarines got into trouble in the waters off Sweden Oct.19   Northern Syria Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Oct.20   Northern Syria   Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds use its territory to reinforce Kobani   Turkey's foreign minister announced his country would let Kurdish Peshmerga from Iraq use Turkish territory to enter Syria and reinforce fig... Oct.20  Canada  St-Jean-sur-Richelieu hit-and-run man 'radicalised' Oct.22   Sweden Sweden could use force in sub hunt Oct.22  North Carolina  U-boat found with ship it sank Oct.24   Sinai Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops Map of El Arish Egypt
  A suspected jihadist car bomb attack has killed at least 26 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in the north of the restive peninsula
Oct.24   Turkey Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani Oct.26  Northern Syria  Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS Oct.27   Northern Syria Syria rebels launch major attack Oct.29   Northern Syria Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing Map of Kobani Syria
  A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town from Turkey to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State extremists in Syria
Oct.29   Western Iraq Islamic State 'kills 30 Sunni tribesmen' in Iraq Oct.29  European Union  Nato reports rise in Russia military flights over Europe



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2014 Oct.1  Sierra Leone  Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour' Oct.5   Japan U.S. airman dead, 2 missing as Typhoon Phanfone slams Japan
Oct.5   Western Australia   The search for MH370: Next phase gets underway   The GO Phoenix search vessel arrived in the search area in the southern Indian Ocean and started its search Monday morning Oct.6   Madrid   Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain Map of Madrid
  The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease
Oct.6  England  Woman accused of harassing McCann family found dead Oct.6   Colombia Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe Map of Sierra Nevada Colombia
  Along Caribbean coast a lightning bolt struck a thatch-roofed hut where members of the Wiwa tribe were gathered
Oct.6  Madrid  Spain investigates Ebola infection Oct.7  Madrid  Spain monitors Ebola nurse contacts Oct.7   Southern China Hundreds injured at magnitude 6.0 earthquake Oct.7  North Mexico  6.2-magnitude quake strikes near Mexican coast Oct.8   Dallas US Ebola patient dies in hospital Oct.8  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone burial crews reportedly on strike Oct.8  Madrid  Ebola virus: Spanish protests as nurse's dog is put down Oct.9   Netherlands MH17 passenger was found wearing oxygen mask, Dutch says Oct.9  West Africa  Ebola is 'entrenched and accelerating' in West Africa Oct.10   New York New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Oct.10   Liberia Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000 Oct.10  Sao Paulo  Water supply in Brazil's biggest city at risk as reservoir drops to 5 percent Oct.11  London  UK expects 'handful' of Ebola cases Oct.11  India  Eastern India braces for powerful Cyclone Hudhud Oct.11   Japan Japan typhoon leaves at least 35 injured Oct.11  India  Cyclone Hudhud sweeps towards Indian coast Oct.12   Dallas   Positive Ebola test at US hospital   A health worker who treated Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan before he died is also infected with the virus, according to a preliminary test Oct.12   India 6 die as Cyclone Hudhud uproots trees and light poles Oct.12  Dallas  Mistake blamed for US Ebola spread Oct.14  West Africa  Ebola death toll 'rises to 4,447' Oct.15   Nepal 17 trekkers die in heavy Himalayan snow Map of Annapurna Nepal
  At least 17 people from around the world died after being trapped in heavy snowfall while trekking at high altitude
Oct.15   Dallas   Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse   US health officials are seeking 132 people who flew on a plane with a Texas nurse on the day before she came down with symptoms of Ebola Oct.15   Washington Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.16   Nepal   Death toll climbs as Nepal rescuers search for missing hikers  The grim search for missing hikers and bodies buried under snow continued Thursday against the dramatic backdrop of Nepal's Himalayas Oct.16  West Africa  Ebola: WHO focuses on preventing regional spread Oct.16  Dallas  Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola earlier Oct.16  UN  Ebola crisis: UN launches urgent appeal for donations Oct.17   South Korea At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea Map of Seongnam South Korea
  A grate over a ventilation shaft collapsed at an outdoor concert in Seongnam. Unknown number of people who fell some 20 meters
Oct.17  Global  Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help Oct.17   Western Canada Container ship towed away from Canadian coast   Canadian coast guard secured a towline to a Russian ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel as it drifted without power in rough seas Oct.17   Bermuda Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda Oct.18  Washington  No US travel ban over Ebola - Obama Oct.18  South Korea  S Korea concert planner found dead Oct.19   Sweden Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden   The Russian defence ministry has denied reports that one of its submarines got into trouble in the waters off Sweden Oct.19  Nepal  Search ends for Nepal survivors Oct.19   Madrid Spanish nurse Ebola test negative Oct.20   Moscow Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Map of Vnukovo Airport Russia
  The CEO of French oil giant Total SA Christophe de Margerie was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Vnukovo Airport
Oct.21  Western Canada  Infant bodies found in Canada locker Oct.22  Geneva  WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks Oct.23  Moscow  Snow plow driver, 4 others held over Moscow plane crash Oct.23   Mali   First Ebola case in Mali confirmed   2-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. She recently returned from the neighbouring Guinea Oct.23   Manhattan NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive   A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease Oct.24   Dallas Two US Ebola nurses free of virus Oct.24   Mali 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl Oct.25   West Africa Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Oct.25   New Jersey US nurse criticises quarantine treatment
Oct.27  Washington  US advises against Ebola isolation Oct.28   Global Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers Oct.28  Turkey  18 workers trapped as mine collapses in Turkey Oct.28  Australia  Australia bans travel from Ebola zones Oct.28   Virginia Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes   The rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths Oct.28   Liberia US hails West Africa Ebola progress Oct.28   Sri Lanka Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quarters Oct.29   Liberia Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia' Oct.29   Sri Lanka Hundreds feared buried after Sri Lanka mudslide Map of Koslanda Badulla Sri Lanka
  A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed
Oct.29   New England Ebola quarantine test looms in US Oct.31   Southern California Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert




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2014 Oct.8  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone burial crews reportedly on strike Oct.8   Southeast Asia   Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates  Oil tanker The MT Sunrise 689, which went missing last week was seized by pirates who stole some of its cargo before releasing its crew, say... Oct.10   New York New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks
Oct.13  Sweden  French economist Jean Tirole wins Nobel prize Oct.18  South Korea  S Korea concert planner found dead Oct.20   Moscow Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Map of Vnukovo Airport Russia
  The CEO of French oil giant Total SA Christophe de Margerie was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Vnukovo Airport
Oct.26   European Union Vulnerable European banks identified   Twenty-four European banks have failed stress tests of their finances, the European Banking Authority has announced Oct.30   Brussels   Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply   A deal will guarantee that Russian gas exports flows into Ukraine throughout the winter despite their intense fighting in eastern Ukraine



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2014 Oct.3   South Korea North Koreans make surprise visit to South
Oct.5  Japan  Injured F1 driver is out of surgery Oct.14  Belgrade  Serbia and Albania game abandoned after drone invasion Oct.15  Missouri  Royals sweep of Orioles, advance to World Series Oct.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Ishikawa sends Giants to World Series Oct.18  Moscow  Serena & Venus Williams: Russian fined for 'brothers' jibe Oct.26   Johannesburg Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot   South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vos... Oct.29   Missouri Bumgarner's performance leads Giants to third title in five years   Madison Bumgarner is throwing five innings on two days rest to preserve a one-run lead, tobeat the Royals 3-2 in Game 7



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2014 Oct.1   Mexico Mexico arrests drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva
Oct.3   Northern Syria   ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning Map of Northern Syria
  A short video shows the apparent beheading of British aid worker, with the executioner blaming the death on the United Kingdom
Oct.3  Hong Kong  Police arrest 'triad gang' members Oct.4   Libya Briton held hostage in Libya freed Oct.4  Mexico  Mass grave found near Mexico town Oct.5  Chechnya  Suicide bombing hits Chechen capital Oct.8   Mexico   Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Map of Iguala Mexico
  Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month
Oct.8   Southeast Asia   Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates  Oil tanker The MT Sunrise 689, which went missing last week was seized by pirates who stole some of its cargo before releasing its crew, say... Oct.9  Yemen  Blast kills 47 at Houthi protest in Yemen, officials say Oct.9  North Mexico  Mexico 'arrests drug baron Carrillo' Oct.10  China  China cult murder trial: 2 members sentenced to death Oct.11  Mexico  Iguala mass grave bodies 'not all of missing students' Oct.14   South Africa Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected Oct.14  London  Terror suspect 'had Blair address' Oct.17   Nigeria   Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free   Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist terror group that includes the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls Oct.19  Baghdad  Deadly attack on Baghdad mosque Oct.20  Canada  St-Jean-sur-Richelieu hit-and-run man 'radicalised' Oct.20  Southern Africa  'No closure' for Pistorius family Oct.21   South Africa   Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison Map of Pretoria South Africa
  A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February
 Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced. Lawyers on both sides of the case later acknowledged that he is unlikely to serve his full sentence in prison
Oct.21   North Korea American released from North Korea Oct.21  Western Canada  Infant bodies found in Canada locker Oct.22   Canada Soldier killed in Canada shootings Map of parliament Ottawa Canada
  A gunman shot a soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa, then ran into the nearby parliament building where he exchanged gunfire with police
 1 shooter is dead in Ottawa, a senior U.S. official said. So far, there is "no indication the shooter has ties to violent Islamic extremism
Oct.22   Mexico Missing students: Iguala mayor arrest ordered Oct.22  Canada  Canada not intimidated - PM Harper Oct.23   Canada Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker Oct.23  Canada  Canada parliament sits after attacks Oct.23  Moscow  Snow plow driver, 4 others held over Moscow plane crash Oct.23  Canada  Video of Ottawa attack released Oct.24   Sinai Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops Map of El Arish Egypt
  A suspected jihadist car bomb attack has killed at least 26 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in the north of the restive peninsula
Oct.24  Argentina  Argentina sentences 15 to life over La Cacha prison Oct.25   Iran Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist Oct.25  Cairo  Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence' Oct.26   Johannesburg Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot   South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vos... Oct.27  South Africa  Prosecution will appeal verdict in Pistorius trial Oct.29   Western Iraq Islamic State 'kills 30 Sunni tribesmen' in Iraq



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2014 Oct.1   Hong Kong Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive
  Activists took their fight to the doorstep of Hong Kong's chief executive, sitting down outside his office gates to express their dissatisfaction with him
Oct.1   Beijing China warns on 'illegal' HK protests
Oct.2   Turkey Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS Oct.2   Hong Kong CY Leung refuses to quit as leader Oct.2  Hong Kong  HK protests: Talks accepted amid protest stand-off Oct.3   Hong Kong Pro-democracy protesters scuffle with residents, cancel talks with government Oct.3   South Korea North Koreans make surprise visit to South Oct.3  Hong Kong  Police arrest 'triad gang' members Oct.4   Haiti Former Haiti president Duvalier dies   Haiti's former ruler Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier has died of a heart attack in the capital Port-au-Prince, reports quoting official sources... Oct.4   Hong Kong HK leader calls for 'return to order' Oct.4  South Korea  North and South Korea 'agree to talks' Oct.4  Hong Kong  Hong Kong pro-democracy protests enter second week Oct.5  Hong Kong  Hong Kong protesters regroup at main protest site Oct.5  Vatican  Pope opens synod on family life Oct.5   Brazil   Rousseff set to face Brazil run-off   Brazilian incumbent Dilma Rousseff has won most votes in the country's presidential election, but has fallen short of outright victory Oct.5   Hong Kong Hong Kong protesters make apparent concessions Oct.6  Madrid  Spain investigates Ebola infection Oct.7  North Korea  Analysts speculate Kim may have been ousted Oct.8   Turkey   19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey   As ISIS militants seem poised to take the strategic city of Kobani at the Turkish-Syrian border, violent protests have broken out in Turkey Oct.8   Mexico   Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Map of Iguala Mexico
  Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month
Oct.8  Madrid  Ebola virus: Spanish protests as nurse's dog is put down Oct.9  Yemen  Blast kills 47 at Houthi protest in Yemen, officials say Oct.9   North Korea   Kim Jong-unís absence fuels speculation about health, coup
  North Korea's mysterious leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for 34 days, sparking a wide range of speculation
Oct.9  Hong Kong  HK students call for fresh protests Oct.10   Norway   Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
  Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize
 Malala, 17, is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. She was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in 2012 for campaigning for girls' education
Oct.10  Baghdad  Iraq appeals for help in Anbar Oct.11  Haiti  Former Haiti ruler Duvalier buried Oct.12  Brazil  Silva backs Neves in blow for Dilma Oct.12   Hong Kong Hong Kong police remove barricades
  Police in Hong Kong have begun removing some of the barricades erected on major roads by pro-democracy protesters
Oct.12   Bolivia Morales claims Bolivia election win   President Evo Morales has claimed victory and a third term in office after presidential elections. This win is a triumph for anti-imperialists,... Oct.12  Arab Countries  ISIS justified the enslavement of women Oct.13   North Korea   North Korea says leader has reappeared
  State media has attempted to end the international speculation by publishing the first photos of Kim Jong Un in more than a month
Oct.13   Vatican Synod signals Catholic shift on gays   Senior clerics taking part in a review of Catholic teachings on the family have called on the Church to adopt positive stance on homosexuali... Oct.14  London  Terror suspect 'had Blair address' Oct.14   North Korea Koreas 'hold top military talks'   Senior military officials from the two Koreas are holding talks for the first time in seven years, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports Oct.14   Hong Kong Police clear pro-democracy protesters from tunnel
Oct.15   Washington Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.16  UN  Ebola crisis: UN launches urgent appeal for donations Oct.17  Global  Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help Oct.17   Nigeria   Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free   Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist terror group that includes the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls Oct.17   Hong Kong Mong Kok camp retaken from police   Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have retaken streets in the Mong Kok district cleared by the authorities just a few hours earlier Oct.17  Southern California  Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth Oct.18  Baghdad  Iraq MPs complete unity government Oct.18  Washington  No US travel ban over Ebola - Obama Oct.18   Vatican   Pope's synod setback on gay policy
  Pope Francis has suffered a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at a Catholic Church synod
Oct.19   Hong Kong Hong Kong protests: leader says 'external forces' involved
Oct.19   Tokyo Two Japan ministers quit amid rows Oct.19   Northern Syria Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Oct.19  Jakarta  Joko Widodo inaugurated president Oct.19  Australia  Australia lifts parliament veil ban Oct.20  Australia  Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies Oct.22  Geneva  WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks Oct.22   Mexico Missing students: Iguala mayor arrest ordered Oct.22  Canada  Canada not intimidated - PM Harper Oct.23   Canada Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker Oct.23  Canada  Canada parliament sits after attacks Oct.23  Mexico  Governor quits over Mexico missing Oct.24   Turkey Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani Oct.24  Argentina  Argentina sentences 15 to life over La Cacha prison Oct.25   Iran Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist Oct.25  Cairo  Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence' Oct.25  Brazil  Brazil chooses its new president in tightest election Oct.26   Brazil   Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president
  Left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing 51.45% of votes in a closely-fought election
 Her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking 48.55% of the vote
Oct.26   Kiev   Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'   Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after the first elections to the body since February's revolution, exit polls suggest Oct.26  Northern Syria  Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS Oct.27  Toronto  New Toronto mayor ends Rob Ford era Oct.28   Global Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers
Oct.28  Australia  Australia bans travel from Ebola zones Oct.28   Liberia US hails West Africa Ebola progress Oct.29  Zambia  Guy Scott makes history as white president in sub-Saharan Africa Oct.30   Jerusalem Israel closed access to Temple Mount   Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis spiked in Jerusalem as a move Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called a 'declaration of war' Oct.30   Brussels   Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply   A deal will guarantee that Russian gas exports flows into Ukraine throughout the winter despite their intense fighting in eastern Ukraine Oct.30   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests Map of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
  Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power