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B. 10-05 Paris mayor stabbed Paris
2. 10-06 French tanker explodes Yemen
D. 10-09 Dow fell to 7,286 New York
E. 10-09 Nasdaq fell to 1,114 USA
10-12 183 people dead after bomb blasts Bali
6. 10-21 Bus blast kills 16 Israel
7. 10-23 Chechen gunmen seize theater Moscow
I. 10-24 Two arrested in sniper shootings Washington
J. 10-25 Russian troops storm theater Moscow

Summary.     Click for More > Bus blast kills 16 Chechen gunmen seize theater  Gunmen took more than 700 people hostage, threatening to kill some. They had mined portions of the building Two arrested in sniper shootings Russian troops storm theater
Paris mayor stabbed French tanker explodes Dow fell to 7,286 Nasdaq fell to 1,114 183 people dead after bomb blasts Map of Bali
Oct.1  Germany  Kidnapped banker's son: Body found
 Austria  U.N., Iraq agree on inspections
Oct.2  UN Tribunal  Milosevic grills Croat president
Oct.3  Washington  Police link killings
 China  N. Korea capitalist zone boss 'arrested'
Oct.4  Washington  Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years
Oct.5  Congo  Rwandan troops pull out
  Paris
Oct.6   Yemen
 Brazil  Lula leads presidential vote
Oct.7  Gaza  Israeli operation kills 14, Palestinians say
Oct.8  Kuwait  Attack on Marines
Oct.9   New York
  USA
 European Union  EU sets date for historic union
Oct.10  Pakistan  Islamic parties surge in poll
 U.S. Congress  Congress backs Bush war powers
Oct.11  Finland  Bomb caused blast, 7 killed
Oct.12   Bali
  250 people are injured, many with severe burns after a series of nearly-simultaneous blasts on the tourist island
 An explosion occurred at a nightclub. As people streamed out, larger blast tore through the Sari Club. U.S. and regional intelligence officials linked the bombings to the al Qaeda. Many of the dead and wounded were Australians. Bush offered U.S. assistance to the Indonesian government
Oct.13  Serbia  Voter apathy wrecks Serbian poll
Oct.14  Bali  Al-Qaeda blamed for Bali bombing
Oct.15  Washington  Sniper claims ninth victim
Oct.16  North Korea  North Korea admits it has nuke program
 Australia  Australians urged to leave Indonesia
Oct.17  Indonesia  New terror laws imminent
Oct.18  Manila  Deadly blast rocks Manila
Oct.19  Australia  Australia mourns Bali dead
Oct.20  Baghdad  Prisoner amnesty
Oct.21   Israel
Oct.22  Washington  Sniper's chilling threat to children
 Baghdad  Iraqis protest missing 'prisoners'
Oct.23   Moscow
Oct.24   Washington
Oct.25  Texas  Jiang and Bush start summit
  Moscow
  36 of the Chechen hostage-takers were killed preventing the explosion of the building. Some of the captors may have escaped
 During a sold out performance of Nord-Ost, 42 heavily armed Chechen militants took 850 hostages and demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya. 129 of the hostages, mainly children who overdosed on Fentanyl, were killed
Oct.26  Mexico  United call for N. Korea to scrap nukes Oct.27  Moscow  Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid   Brazil Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide  Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5%  Southern California  Angels win World Series over Giants Oct.28  Jordan  US diplomat shot dead  Moscow  Anger grows over gas tactics Oct.29  Sicily  Etna burns through forests Oct.30  Jerusalem  Sharon's government collapses  Moscow  Russia names siege gas Oct.31   Southern Italy Children killed in earthquake  Rescuers have pulled the bodies of at least 4 children from the rubble of a school where the roof collapsed  Southern Italy  20 trapped in debris of collapsed school


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Location Crime & Justice Politics War & Army Terror Disasters
USA
Police link killings
W. Lindh: Al Qaeda spoke of more attacks
Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years
Shoebomber: Guilty plea accepted
U.S. analyzes purported al Qaeda tape
Sniper claims ninth victim
Sniper's chilling threat to children
Two arrested in sniper shootings
Congress boost for Bush on Iraq
Blix called to take hard line in Iraq
Powell: Blix talks termed very constructive
Congress backs Bush war powers
Jiang and Bush start summit
U.S.: No resolution, no inspectors
Bush declares war may be 'unavoidable'
Bush cites Saddam's 'arsenal of terror'
Congress backs Bush war powers
W. Lindh: Al Qaeda spoke of more attacks
Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years
Shoebomber: Guilty plea accepted
U.S. analyzes purported al Qaeda tape
U.S. goes on terror alert
Lili hits Louisiana, loses strength
Washington
Police link killings
W. Lindh: Al Qaeda spoke of more attacks
Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years
Sniper claims ninth victim
Sniper's chilling threat to children
Two arrested in sniper shootings
Congress boost for Bush on Iraq
Blix called to take hard line in Iraq
Powell: Blix talks termed very constructive
Congress backs Bush war powers
U.S.: No resolution, no inspectors
Bush declares war may be 'unavoidable'
Congress backs Bush war powers
W. Lindh: Al Qaeda spoke of more attacks
Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years
U.S. analyzes purported al Qaeda tape
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European Union
Kidnapped banker's son: Body found
Paris mayor stabbed
Bomb caused blast, 7 killed
U.N., Iraq agree on inspections
U.N. pressing Iraq on tough issues
Prince Claus dies
EU sets date for historic union
U.N., Iraq agree on inspections
Bomb caused blast, 7 killed
Etna burns through forests
Children killed in earthquake
20 trapped in debris of collapsed school
Arab Countries
French tanker explodes
Attack on Marines
Prisoner amnesty
US diplomat shot dead
Iraqis protest missing 'prisoners'
Iraq warns of US threat to region
Israeli operation kills 14, Palestinians say
Attack on Marines
French tanker explodes
Attack on Marines
Alleged bin Laden letter praises attacks
French tanker explodes
Russia
Chechen gunmen seize theater
Putin celebrating 50th birthday
Putin balks at U.S. resolution
Anger grows over gas tactics
Chechen gunmen seize theater
Russian troops storm theater
Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid
Russia names siege gas
Chechen gunmen seize theater
Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid
Indonesia
183 people dead after bomb blasts
Al-Qaeda blamed for Bali bombing
New terror laws imminent
Bali stunned by club bomb carnage
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183 people dead after bomb blasts
Al-Qaeda blamed for Bali bombing
New terror laws imminent
Bali bomb survivors recall night of horror
Bali bomb survivors return home
Moscow
Chechen gunmen seize theater
Putin celebrating 50th birthday
Anger grows over gas tactics
Chechen gunmen seize theater
Russian troops storm theater
Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid
Chechen gunmen seize theater
Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid
Israel
Two try to stop bomber before attack
Bus blast kills 16
Sharon defies Gaza attack critics
Sharon's government collapses
Israeli operation kills 14, Palestinians say
Two try to stop bomber before attack
Bus blast kills 16
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Kidnapped banker's son: Body found U.N., Iraq agree on inspections  Iraqis agreed to give U.N. weapons inspectors unrestricted access to most -- but not all -- of their country Milosevic grills Croat president Police link killings N. Korea capitalist zone boss 'arrested' Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years Rwandan troops pull out Paris mayor stabbed


October 2002 ... more > Top ^


October 1 ... more > Top ^

Oct.1   Germany
 Austria  U.N. pressing Iraq on tough issues
  Austria  
 Washington  U.S.: No resolution, no inspectors
 Kashmir  Bomb explodes on bus


October 2 ... more > Top ^

Oct.2   UN Tribunal
 House of Representatives  Congress boost for Bush on Iraq


October 3 ... more > Top ^

Oct.3  Louisiana  Lili hits Louisiana, loses strength
 Washington  W. Lindh: Al Qaeda spoke of more attacks
 UN  Obstacles hold up Iraq inspections
  Washington
  China
 Washington  Blix called to take hard line in Iraq


October 4 ... more > Top ^

Oct.4  Russia  Russia pushes for inspectors' return
 Boston  Shoebomber: Guilty plea accepted
  Washington
 Washington  Powell: Blix talks termed very constructive


October 5 ... more > Top ^

Oct.5   Congo
 Iraq  Iraq warns of US threat to region
 Brazil  Presidential polls show leftist to win
  Paris  
  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized
 Washington  Bush declares war may be 'unavoidable'

October 6 ... more > Top ^

Oct.6   Yemen     French tanker explodes
  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack
 Ivory Coast  Fighting erupts, truce hopes dead  Netherlands  Prince Claus dies   Brazil Lula leads presidential vote

October 7 ... more > Top ^

Oct.7   Gaza Israeli operation kills 14, Palestinians say
 Moscow  Putin celebrating 50th birthday  Ohio  Bush cites Saddam's 'arsenal of terror'

October 8 ... more > Top ^

Oct.8  Jerusalem  Sharon defies Gaza attack critics   Kuwait Attack on Marines
 California  US court orders ports to reopen

October 9 ... more > Top ^

Oct.9   New York   Dow fell to 7,286
  4 Years low
  USA   Nasdaq fell to 1,114
  4 Years low
  European Union EU sets date for historic union  Washington  U.S. analyzes purported al Qaeda tape  Pakistan  Musharraf promises 'clean' elections  Tel Aviv  Two try to stop bomber before attack

October 10 ... more > Top ^

Oct.10   Pakistan Islamic parties surge in poll
 Iraq  Iraq invites U.S. to 'arms sites'  Pakistan  Shooting mars polls  USA  U.S. goes on terror alert   U.S. Congress     Congress backs Bush war powers  The Senate (77-23 in favour) has followed the House of Representatives in authorising President to use force against Iraq

October 11 ... more > Top ^

Oct.11  Russia  Putin balks at U.S. resolution   Finland Bomb caused blast, 7 killed
 Pakistan  'King's party' heads poll

October 12 ... more > Top ^

Oct.12  Washington  8th fatality linked to D.C. sniper  Kiev  10,000 defy Kuchma march ban   Bali   183 people dead after bomb blasts
Map of Bali
  250 people are injured, many with severe burns after a series of nearly-simultaneous blasts on the tourist island
 An explosion occurred at a nightclub. As people streamed out, larger blast tore through the Sari Club. U.S. and regional intelligence officials linked the bombings to the al Qaeda. Many of the dead and wounded were Australians. Bush offered U.S. assistance to the Indonesian government


October 13 ... more > Top ^

Oct.13  Bali  Bali stunned by club bomb carnage   Serbia Voter apathy wrecks Serbian poll
 Southern California  Anaheim wins over Minnesota  Bali  Bali bomb survivors recall night of horror

October 14 ... more > Top ^

Oct.14   Bali Al-Qaeda blamed for Bali bombing
 Indonesia  Bali bomb survivors return home  Kuwait  Alleged bin Laden letter praises attacks  California  Giants win NLCS over Cards

October 15 ... more > Top ^

Oct.15   Washington Sniper claims ninth victim
 Bali  Two questioned over Bali bombing  Bali  Police search for Bali bomb clues  Washington  Pentagon to help in sniper hunt

October 16 ... more > Top ^

Oct.16  Netherlands  Government collapses  Australia  Australia posts reward for Bali bombers  Iraq  Saddam 'wins 100% of vote'   North Korea   North Korea admits it has nuke program  North Korea has revealed to the U.S. that it has a secret and active nuclear weapons program  Washington  Bush and Sharon meet   Australia Australians urged to leave Indonesia


October 17 ... more > Top ^

Oct.17   Indonesia   New terror laws imminent  Parliament gave support to Megawati's efforts to create a anti-terrorism decree. Police summon radical cleric  Gaza  Palestinians: Israeli fire kills at least 5  Washington  Rumsfeld: N. Korea may have nukes  Colombia  Civilians flee Medellin battle zone

October 18 ... more > Top ^

Oct.18   Manila Deadly blast rocks Manila
 Vatican  Bishops to work on abuse policy  Indonesia  Cleric arrested in terror probe

October 19 ... more > Top ^

Oct.19  South Korea  U.S. warns N. Korea over nukes   Australia   Australia mourns Bali dead  A nation fell quiet as millions of Australians paused for sad and silent reflection  Ireland  'Yes' voters lead referendum  North Korea  Seoul demands North end nuke program

October 20 ... more > Top ^

Oct.20   Baghdad Prisoner amnesty
 Australia  Terror cells 'inside Australia' warning  North Korea  N. Korea 'ready to talk' about nukes

October 21 ... more > Top ^

Oct.21  Washington  2 questioned in sniper probe   Israel     Bus blast kills 16
  A suicide bomber drove a vehicle loaded with explosives next to a bus packed with passengers and blew it up
 Washington  Bush to try diplomacy with Iraq again

October 22 ... more > Top ^

Oct.22  Washington  Bus driver killed by sniper  Germany  Al Qaeda suspect rejects violence   Washington Sniper's chilling threat to children
  Baghdad Iraqis protest missing 'prisoners'  South Korea  North Korea agrees to nuclear dialogue

October 23 ... more > Top ^

Oct.23  Germany  9/11 accused admits cash switch  Washington  New note found near shooting   Moscow   Chechen gunmen seize theater
  Gunmen took more than 700 people hostage, threatening to kill some. They had mined portions of the building
 Washington  Man sought in sniper case  Moscow  'Loud blast' at theatre

October 24 ... more > Top ^

Oct.24   Washington     Two arrested in sniper shootings
  Members of the sniper task force arrested an ex-soldier John Allen Muhammad, 42, and his stepson
 Moscow  Theatre gunmen fire at escapees  Moscow  7 freed from theater

October 25 ... more > Top ^

Oct.25  Alabama  Police to seek death penalty for snipers  Moscow  Rebels threaten to kill hostages   Texas Jiang and Bush start summit  Texas  Bush, Jiang agree on North Korea   Moscow   Russian troops storm theater
  36 of the Chechen hostage-takers were killed preventing the explosion of the building. Some of the captors may have escaped
 During a sold out performance of Nord-Ost, 42 heavily armed Chechen militants took 850 hostages and demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya. 129 of the hostages, mainly children who overdosed on Fentanyl, were killed


October 26 ... more > Top ^

Oct.26  Moscow  Putin sorrow over hostage toll   Mexico United call for N. Korea to scrap nukes  California  Giants lost 6-5 to Angels in Game 6

October 27 ... more > Top ^

Oct.27   Moscow   Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid  Hostages died of health problems stemming from the gas used to end the siege, Moscow's chief doctor said  West Bank  4 dead in suicide blast   Brazil   Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
  Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5%
  Southern California   Angels win World Series over Giants  Angels lead Giants 4-1 through 8 innings. Lackey was steady for 5 innings and Garret Anderson hit a 3-run double  Moscow  Siege gas mystery unresolved

October 28 ... more > Top ^

Oct.28   Jordan US diplomat shot dead  Moscow  No deals with terrorists - Putin   Moscow   Anger grows over gas tactics  Calls are growing for an investigation into why doctors were not provided an antidote to the gas  Malaysia  Japan-N. Korea take row to Malaysia  North Korea  N Korea 'will not end nuclear programme'  Moscow  US identifies deadly siege gas

October 29 ... more > Top ^

Oct.29  Moscow  Siege gas 'was morphine spray'   Sicily Etna burns through forests
 Moscow  Tense vigil for survivors' relatives  Moscow  Mass arrests follow siege  Vietnam  100 dead in office blaze

October 30 ... more > Top ^

Oct.30   Jerusalem Sharon's government collapses
  Moscow Russia names siege gas  South Africa  Ten blasts rip through Soweto  Jerusalem  Sharon remains in power despite crisis

October 31 ... more > Top ^

Oct.31   Southern Italy   Children killed in earthquake
  Rescuers have pulled the bodies of at least 4 children from the rubble of a school where the roof collapsed
 Jerusalem  Sharon taps new defense minister   Southern Italy 20 trapped in debris of collapsed school  Australia  Bali bombs 'work of experts'  Italy  Contact lost with quake victims


U.N., Iraq agree on inspections  Iraqis agreed to give U.N. weapons inspectors unrestricted access to most -- but not all -- of their country Milosevic grills Croat president Rwandan troops pull out Israeli operation kills 14, Palestinians say Attack on Marines   Congress backs Bush war powers  The Senate (77-23 in favour) has followed the House of Representatives in authorising President to use force against Iraq North Korea admits it has nuke program  North Korea has revealed to the U.S. that it has a secret and active nuclear weapons program Chechen gunmen seize theater




World, October 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2002
Oct.1   Austria
Oct.1  Washington  U.S.: No resolution, no inspectors
Oct.2   UN Tribunal
Oct.3  UN  Obstacles hold up Iraq inspections
Oct.4  Russia  Russia pushes for inspectors' return
Oct.5   Congo
Oct.5  Iraq  Iraq warns of US threat to region
Oct.5  Washington  Bush declares war may be 'unavoidable'
Oct.6  Ivory Coast  Fighting erupts, truce hopes dead
Oct.7   Gaza
Oct.7  Ohio  Bush cites Saddam's 'arsenal of terror'
Oct.8   Kuwait
Oct.10  Iraq  Iraq invites U.S. to 'arms sites'
Oct.10   U.S. Congress
Oct.15  Washington  Pentagon to help in sniper hunt
Oct.16   North Korea
Oct.17  Gaza  Palestinians: Israeli fire kills at least 5
Oct.17  Washington  Rumsfeld: N. Korea may have nukes
Oct.17  Colombia  Civilians flee Medellin battle zone
Oct.19  South Korea  U.S. warns N. Korea over nukes
Oct.19  North Korea  Seoul demands North end nuke program
Oct.20  North Korea  N. Korea 'ready to talk' about nukes
Oct.23   Moscow
  Gunmen took more than 700 people hostage, threatening to kill some. They had mined portions of the building
Oct.25   Moscow Russian troops storm theater
  36 of the Chechen hostage-takers were killed preventing the explosion of the building. Some of the captors may have escaped
 During a sold out performance of Nord-Ost, 42 heavily armed Chechen militants took 850 hostages and demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya. 129 of the hostages, mainly children who overdosed on Fentanyl, were killed
Oct.26   Mexico United call for N. Korea to scrap nukes Oct.27   Moscow Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid  Hostages died of health problems stemming from the gas used to end the siege, Moscow's chief doctor said Oct.28  North Korea  N Korea 'will not end nuclear programme' Oct.30   Moscow Russia names siege gas Oct.31  Jerusalem  Sharon taps new defense minister



World, October 2002 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2002 Oct.3  Louisiana  Lili hits Louisiana, loses strength Oct.6   Yemen   French tanker explodes
  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack
Oct.13  Bali  Bali bomb survivors recall night of horror Oct.14  Indonesia  Bali bomb survivors return home Oct.17  Colombia  Civilians flee Medellin battle zone Oct.27   Moscow Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid  Hostages died of health problems stemming from the gas used to end the siege, Moscow's chief doctor said Oct.28  Moscow  US identifies deadly siege gas Oct.29  Moscow  Siege gas 'was morphine spray' Oct.29   Sicily Etna burns through forests Oct.29  Vietnam  100 dead in office blaze Oct.31   Southern Italy Children killed in earthquake
  Rescuers have pulled the bodies of at least 4 children from the rubble of a school where the roof collapsed
Oct.31   Southern Italy 20 trapped in debris of collapsed school Oct.31  Italy  Contact lost with quake victims



World, October 2002 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2002 Oct.13  Southern California  Anaheim wins over Minnesota Oct.14  California  Giants win NLCS over Cards Oct.26  California  Giants lost 6-5 to Angels in Game 6 Oct.27   Southern California Angels win World Series over Giants  Angels lead Giants 4-1 through 8 innings. Lackey was steady for 5 innings and Garret Anderson hit a 3-run double



World, October 2002 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Oct.8  California  US court orders ports to reopen Oct.9   New York Dow fell to 7,286
  4 Years low
Oct.9   USA Nasdaq fell to 1,114
  4 Years low




World, October 2002 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Oct.1   Germany Kidnapped banker's son: Body found Oct.1  Kashmir  Bomb explodes on bus Oct.2   UN Tribunal Milosevic grills Croat president Oct.3  Washington  W. Lindh: Al Qaeda spoke of more attacks Oct.3   Washington Police link killings Oct.3   China N. Korea capitalist zone boss 'arrested' Oct.4  Boston  Shoebomber: Guilty plea accepted Oct.4   Washington Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years Oct.5   Paris Paris mayor stabbed
  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized
Oct.6   Yemen   French tanker explodes
  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack
Oct.8   Kuwait Attack on Marines Oct.9  Washington  U.S. analyzes purported al Qaeda tape Oct.9  Tel Aviv  Two try to stop bomber before attack Oct.10  Pakistan  Shooting mars polls Oct.10  USA  U.S. goes on terror alert Oct.11   Finland Bomb caused blast, 7 killed Oct.12  Washington  8th fatality linked to D.C. sniper Oct.12   Bali 183 people dead after bomb blasts Map of Bali
  250 people are injured, many with severe burns after a series of nearly-simultaneous blasts on the tourist island
 An explosion occurred at a nightclub. As people streamed out, larger blast tore through the Sari Club. U.S. and regional intelligence officials linked the bombings to the al Qaeda. Many of the dead and wounded were Australians. Bush offered U.S. assistance to the Indonesian government
Oct.14   Bali Al-Qaeda blamed for Bali bombing Oct.14  Kuwait  Alleged bin Laden letter praises attacks Oct.15   Washington Sniper claims ninth victim Oct.15  Bali  Two questioned over Bali bombing Oct.15  Bali  Police search for Bali bomb clues Oct.16  Australia  Australia posts reward for Bali bombers Oct.17   Indonesia New terror laws imminent  Parliament gave support to Megawati's efforts to create a anti-terrorism decree. Police summon radical cleric Oct.18   Manila Deadly blast rocks Manila Oct.18  Vatican  Bishops to work on abuse policy Oct.18  Indonesia  Cleric arrested in terror probe Oct.20   Baghdad Prisoner amnesty Oct.20  Australia  Terror cells 'inside Australia' warning Oct.21  Washington  2 questioned in sniper probe Oct.21   Israel   Bus blast kills 16
  A suicide bomber drove a vehicle loaded with explosives next to a bus packed with passengers and blew it up
Oct.22  Washington  Bus driver killed by sniper Oct.22  Germany  Al Qaeda suspect rejects violence Oct.22   Washington Sniper's chilling threat to children
Oct.23  Germany  9/11 accused admits cash switch Oct.23  Washington  New note found near shooting Oct.23   Moscow Chechen gunmen seize theater
  Gunmen took more than 700 people hostage, threatening to kill some. They had mined portions of the building
Oct.23  Washington  Man sought in sniper case Oct.23  Moscow  'Loud blast' at theatre Oct.24   Washington   Two arrested in sniper shootings
  Members of the sniper task force arrested an ex-soldier John Allen Muhammad, 42, and his stepson
Oct.24  Moscow  Theatre gunmen fire at escapees Oct.24  Moscow  7 freed from theater Oct.25  Alabama  Police to seek death penalty for snipers Oct.25  Moscow  Rebels threaten to kill hostages Oct.27  West Bank  4 dead in suicide blast Oct.28   Jordan US diplomat shot dead Oct.29  Moscow  Mass arrests follow siege Oct.30  South Africa  Ten blasts rip through Soweto Oct.31  Australia  Bali bombs 'work of experts'



World, October 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Oct.1  Austria  U.N. pressing Iraq on tough issues Oct.1   Austria U.N., Iraq agree on inspections  Iraqis agreed to give U.N. weapons inspectors unrestricted access to most -- but not all -- of their country Oct.2  House of Representatives  Congress boost for Bush on Iraq Oct.3  Washington  Blix called to take hard line in Iraq Oct.4  Washington  Powell: Blix talks termed very constructive Oct.5  Brazil  Presidential polls show leftist to win Oct.5   Paris Paris mayor stabbed
  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized
Oct.6  Netherlands  Prince Claus dies Oct.6   Brazil Lula leads presidential vote Oct.7  Moscow  Putin celebrating 50th birthday Oct.8  Jerusalem  Sharon defies Gaza attack critics Oct.9   European Union EU sets date for historic union Oct.9  Pakistan  Musharraf promises 'clean' elections Oct.10   Pakistan Islamic parties surge in poll Oct.10  Pakistan  Shooting mars polls Oct.10   U.S. Congress   Congress backs Bush war powers  The Senate (77-23 in favour) has followed the House of Representatives in authorising President to use force against Iraq Oct.11  Russia  Putin balks at U.S. resolution Oct.11  Pakistan  'King's party' heads poll Oct.12  Kiev  10,000 defy Kuchma march ban Oct.13  Bali  Bali stunned by club bomb carnage Oct.13   Serbia Voter apathy wrecks Serbian poll Oct.16  Netherlands  Government collapses Oct.16  Iraq  Saddam 'wins 100% of vote' Oct.16  Washington  Bush and Sharon meet Oct.16   Australia Australians urged to leave Indonesia Oct.18  Vatican  Bishops to work on abuse policy Oct.18  Indonesia  Cleric arrested in terror probe Oct.19   Australia Australia mourns Bali dead  A nation fell quiet as millions of Australians paused for sad and silent reflection Oct.19  Ireland  'Yes' voters lead referendum Oct.21  Washington  Bush to try diplomacy with Iraq again Oct.22   Baghdad Iraqis protest missing 'prisoners' Oct.22  South Korea  North Korea agrees to nuclear dialogue Oct.25   Texas Jiang and Bush start summit Oct.25  Texas  Bush, Jiang agree on North Korea Oct.26  Moscow  Putin sorrow over hostage toll Oct.26   Mexico United call for N. Korea to scrap nukes Oct.27   Brazil Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
  Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5%
Oct.27  Moscow  Siege gas mystery unresolved Oct.28  Moscow  No deals with terrorists - Putin Oct.28   Moscow Anger grows over gas tactics  Calls are growing for an investigation into why doctors were not provided an antidote to the gas Oct.28  Malaysia  Japan-N. Korea take row to Malaysia Oct.29  Moscow  Tense vigil for survivors' relatives Oct.30   Jerusalem Sharon's government collapses Oct.30  Jerusalem  Sharon remains in power despite crisis Oct.31  Jerusalem  Sharon taps new defense minister