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B. 10-01 Hong Kong boat collision kills 36 Hong Kong
C. 10-03 Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths Akcakale, Turkey
D. 10-03 US rivals square off at debate
10-06 Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison Vatican
F. 10-07 Chavez wins Venezuela election Venezuela
6. 10-09 Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan Swat Valley, NW Pakistan
H. 10-10 Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey Ankara, Turkey
I. 10-14 Skydiver breaks sound barrier
9. 10-19 Beirut blast kills top official Beirut

Summary.     Click for More >   Chavez wins Venezuela election  President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat   Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan Map of Swat Valley Pakistan
Hong Kong boat collision kills 36   Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths   Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed US rivals square off at debate Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
Oct.1  Afghanistan  Suicide bombing rocks Afghan city
  Hong Kong
Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall'
 Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border
 Northern Nigeria  Nigeria probes student killings
Oct.3  Georgia  Power shift moves Georgia closer to Russia
 Northern Syria  Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square
  Turkey
  Colorado
Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment
 UN Security Council  UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town
Oct.5  Washington  US jobless rate in unexpected fall
 Pakistan  Imran Khan leads drone protest
 England  Terror suspects extradited to US
Oct.6   Vatican
  Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison.    Gabriele has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers. Prosecutors had ca...
 Southern Israel  Israel shoots down drone
 Philippines  Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal
Oct.7   Venezuela
Oct.8  North Mexico  Los Zetas drug lord 'may be dead'
Oct.9   NW Pakistan
  14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize for her online diary reporting on the Taliban's ban on education.    Gunmen sought her out and opened fire on her school van, le...
 Sweden  Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize Oct.10   Turkey Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey Oct.11  Sweden  Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed  Rawalpindi  Teen critical after Taliban attack  Kentucky  US running mates clash in debate Oct.12  Norway  Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union Oct.13  Mauritania  Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.14   New Mexico Skydiver breaks sound barrier   Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h)  Beijing  Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies Oct.15  Hague  Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes  Sweden  Nobel Prize in economics awarded Oct.16  New York  Obama hits back in fiery debate Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Oct.19   Beirut   Beirut blast kills top official   Wissam al-Hassan, Lebanon's head of internal intelligence, has been killed in a massive car bomb attack in central Beirut Oct.20  Gaza  Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat  Libya  Gaddafi aide 'captured in Libya'  Lebanon  Anger erupts as Lebanon mourns Oct.21  U. S. Midwest  Nixon's challenger McGovern dies  Cuba  Fidel Castro appears in public Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed   6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila  Florida  Candidates spar on foreign policy Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Oct.24   Syria UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire  Jamaica  Hurricane Sandy reaches Jamaica Oct.25   Cuba Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas  China  New York Times blocked over Wen Jiabao Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to...  Myanmar  Burma images 'show mass burnings' Oct.27  Northern Syria  Fighting unravels temporary Syrian truce  Pennsylvania  US East Coast braced for storm  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Oct.28  Detroit  Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title Oct.29  New York  Sandy closes in on US East Coast   New Jersey   Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
  A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast
Oct.30   Manhattan   40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
Map of Manhattan
  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada.    In New York City, 18 people have been kill...
 Southern California  Disney buys firm behind Star Wars Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone



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Oct.1   Afghanistan
 South Africa  Striking South African miners' deaths probed
  Hong Kong  
  One of the boats was carrying more than 120 people to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Island
 Georgia  Rival Georgia camps claim victory

October 2 ... more > Top ^

Oct.2   Iran 'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall'
 Syria  Video of missing journalist surfaces  Queensland  Half of coral lost from Barrier Reef   Arizona US agent shot dead near Mexico border   Northern Nigeria   Nigeria probes student killings   Nigeria's authorities are investigating the killings of at least 26 people in an attack on a college hostel in the north-eastern town of Mub...

October 3 ... more > Top ^

Oct.3   Georgia Power shift moves Georgia closer to Russia
  Northern Syria Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square  USA  US rivals ready for vital debate   Turkey     Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths Map of Akcakale Turkey
  Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed
 The town of Akcakale was hit by artillery fire belonging to the Syrian regime forces
  Colorado     US rivals square off at debate Map of Denver Colorado Colorado
  US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are clashing over their economic proposals in the first of three presidential debates


October 4 ... more > Top ^

Oct.4   Turkey Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment
 USA  Romney 'wins' US election debate   UN Security Council UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town

October 5 ... more > Top ^

Oct.5   Washington US jobless rate in unexpected fall
 London  Abu Hamza to be extradited to US  Syria  Video: Syrian rebels vow to kill hostages  Jordan  Jordan protests after king calls early elections   Pakistan   Imran Khan leads drone protest  Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has begun a march to Pakistan's restive tribal areas to protest against US drone strikes   England   Terror suspects extradited to US   Five terror suspects, including the radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, have flown out of the UK on a jet bound for the United States  Scotland  Last speaker of Scots dialect dies

October 6 ... more > Top ^

Oct.6   Vatican   Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
  Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison
 Gabriele has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers. Prosecutors had called for a 3-year sentence but it was reduced because of 'mitigating circumstances'
  Southern Israel Israel shoots down drone
  Philippines   Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal  The government has reached a framework peace agreement with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, President Benigno Aquino says  Venezuela  Vote for president after fierce campaign

October 7 ... more > Top ^

Oct.7  Libya  Libyan PM forced to stand down   Venezuela     Chavez wins Venezuela election
  President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat
 Chavez won 54% of the vote with turnout at about 81%. He said Venezuela would continue its march towards socialism


October 8 ... more > Top ^

Oct.8  USA  Romney backs arming Syrian rebels  Northern Syria  'Saudi weapons' found in Syria   North Mexico   Los Zetas drug lord 'may be dead'   Top Los Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano has apparently been killed in a shootout in northern Mexico, the country's navy says  Global  Global recovery 'getting weaker'

October 9 ... more > Top ^

Oct.9   NW Pakistan     Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan Map of Swat Valley Pakistan
  14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize for her online diary reporting on the Taliban's ban on education
 Gunmen sought her out and opened fire on her school van, leaving her seriously wounded along with two other classmates
  Sweden Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize  Pennsylvania  Sandusky jailed for Penn State abuse  Washington  'No warning' of Libyan US attack  Peshawar  Shot Pakistan girl's surgery 'a success

October 10 ... more > Top ^

Oct.10   Turkey     Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey
Map of Ankara Turkey
  Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara
 Pakistan  Pakistanis enraged by attack on teen  USA  Dead Seal's mother rebukes Romney  USA  Armstrong: Usada report reveals doping evidence  China  Forced evictions rising in China

October 11 ... more > Top ^

Oct.11   Sweden Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel
  Yemen Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed   Rawalpindi Teen critical after Taliban attack   Kentucky     US running mates clash in debate   US vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan have clashed in their one and only debate, as polling shows the US election race tig...  Norway  Ashanti crown jewels stolen in hotel

October 12 ... more > Top ^

Oct.12   Norway     Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union  The Union won the Nobel Peace Prize as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegra...  UN Security Council  UN adopts north Mali resolution  USA  Romney criticises Biden on Libya

October 13 ... more > Top ^

Oct.13  Egypt  Morsi U-turn on Egypt prosecutor   Mauritania   Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot  President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, 55, has been wounded in what is said to be an accidental shooting   Syria Syria bans Turkish civil flights
 Senegal  Riot stops Senegal football match

October 14 ... more > Top ^

Oct.14  Turkey  Turkey bans all Syrian flights  Lesser Antilles  Tropical Storm Rafael pummels Virgin Islands   New Mexico   Skydiver breaks sound barrier
Map of New Mexico
  Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h)
 In jumping out of a balloon 39km above New Mexico, the 43-year-old also smashed the record for the highest ever freefall
  Beijing   Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies  Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk - a revered figure in his country - has died of a heart attack aged 89

October 15 ... more > Top ^

Oct.15   Hague     Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes   Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is to begin his defence at a war crimes court in The Hague   Sweden Nobel Prize in economics awarded
 Pakistan  Pakistan: $1M bounty over Malala attack  Portugal  Portugal announces tough budget

October 16 ... more > Top ^

Oct.16  Washington  Clinton 'responsible' on Benghazi   New York Obama hits back in fiery debate


October 17 ... more > Top ^

Oct.17  Iowa  US rivals back in battlegrounds  Syria  Fears for 'disappeared' Syrians

October 18 ... more > Top ^

Oct.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Error sees Google stock suspended   Belgium EU in deal on bank supervision


October 19 ... more > Top ^

Oct.19   Beirut     Beirut blast kills top official
  Wissam al-Hassan, Lebanon's head of internal intelligence, has been killed in a massive car bomb attack in central Beirut
 A huge car bomb has killed at least eight people and injured dozens in the centre of the Lebanese capital, Beirut
 Florida  Romney derides 'no agenda' Obama

October 20 ... more > Top ^

Oct.20   Gaza     Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat  The Israeli navy has intercepted the Finnish-flagged Estelle, a boat of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break the blockade of the Gaza S...   Libya Gaddafi aide 'captured in Libya'
  Lebanon Anger erupts as Lebanon mourns

October 21 ... more > Top ^

Oct.21   U. S. Midwest   Nixon's challenger McGovern dies   Former US Senator George McGovern, who stood as the Democratic presidential candidate against Richard Nixon in 1972, has died, aged 90  Vatican  Pope names new saints including Native American   Cuba Fidel Castro appears in public
 Jordan  Jordan 'uncovers al-Qaeda plot'  Washington  US to help in Lebanon bomb probe

October 22 ... more > Top ^

Oct.22   Italy   Italy's quake scientists jailed
Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
  Florida     Candidates spar on foreign policy   US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney have battled over national security, in the third and final presidential...  San Francisco Bay  Giants beat Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to win NLCS

October 23 ... more > Top ^

Oct.23   London BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal
 USA  Obama and Romney in final push  Washington  US calls for Lebanon stability

October 24 ... more > Top ^

Oct.24   Syria     UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
  After 19 months of incessant violence, the government has agreed to a cease-fire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins Friday
  Jamaica Hurricane Sandy reaches Jamaica
 NW Pakistan  Arrests made in shooting of schoolgirl Malala

October 25 ... more > Top ^

Oct.25  Chicago  Obama to cast vote early in Chicago  Cuba  Sandy packs punch as a strong Category 2 hurricane  Syria  Syria army 'to observe ceasefire'  Beijing  China parliament expels Bo Xilai   Cuba     Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas
Map of Santiago de Cuba Cuba
  Nine deaths occurred in Santiago de Cuba province and two bodies were recovered in Guantanamo state
  China New York Times blocked over Wen Jiabao

October 26 ... more > Top ^

Oct.26   Milan     Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal
 The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss bank, concerned the purchase of TV rights for films that were then resold within the group at inflated prices
 Washington  US economic growth up sharply  England  Malala's parents visit her for first time  New York  'Frankenstorm' barrels towards US   Myanmar   Burma images 'show mass burnings'   A human rights group has released pictures showing what appears to be the destruction of a western Burmese district riven by ethnic unrest

October 27 ... more > Top ^

Oct.27   Northern Syria Fighting unravels temporary Syrian truce
  Pennsylvania US East Coast braced for storm   North Carolina Storm threat to key US election week

October 28 ... more > Top ^

Oct.28  Northern Nigeria  Suicide attack at Nigeria church  New York  New York to shut down for storm   Detroit   Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title  Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night

October 29 ... more > Top ^

Oct.29   New York Sandy closes in on US East Coast
 NW Pakistan  2 boys shot Malala, official says  Vietnam  Storm kills dozens in Philippines and Vietnam   New Jersey     Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
  A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast


October 30 ... more > Top ^

Oct.30   Manhattan     40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos Map of Manhattan
  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada
 In New York City, 18 people have been killed. More than 18,000 flights were cancelled
  Southern California Disney buys firm behind Star Wars  Qatar  Qatar accuses Syrian government of genocide  New York  US counts cost as Sandy recedes

October 31 ... more > Top ^

Oct.31  Japan  Japan tsunami money 'misspent'  European Union  Eurozone unemployment hits record high  New York  Eastern US gets back on its feet  Saudi Arabia  Fire at Saudi wedding kills 25   New Jersey     Obama visits storm disaster zone   US President has toured the state of New Jersey, to survey the devastation two days after the huge storm, Sandy, made landfall nearby


  Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths Map of Akcakale Turkey




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Oct.3   Turkey
  Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed
 The town of Akcakale was hit by artillery fire belonging to the Syrian regime forces
Oct.4   Turkey Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.5  Syria  Video: Syrian rebels vow to kill hostages Oct.5   Pakistan Imran Khan leads drone protest  Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has begun a march to Pakistan's restive tribal areas to protest against US drone strikes Oct.6   Southern Israel Israel shoots down drone Oct.6   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal  The government has reached a framework peace agreement with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, President Benigno Aquino says Oct.8  USA  Romney backs arming Syrian rebels Oct.8  Northern Syria  'Saudi weapons' found in Syria Oct.10   Turkey   Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey Map of Ankara Turkey
  Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara
Oct.10  USA  Dead Seal's mother rebukes Romney Oct.12   Norway   Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union  The Union won the Nobel Peace Prize as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegra... Oct.15   Hague   Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes   Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is to begin his defence at a war crimes court in The Hague Oct.20   Gaza   Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat  The Israeli navy has intercepted the Finnish-flagged Estelle, a boat of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break the blockade of the Gaza S... Oct.24   Syria   UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
  After 19 months of incessant violence, the government has agreed to a cease-fire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins Friday
Oct.25  Syria  Syria army 'to observe ceasefire' Oct.27   Northern Syria Fighting unravels temporary Syrian truce
Oct.30  Qatar  Qatar accuses Syrian government of genocide



World, October 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Oct.1   Hong Kong   Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
  One of the boats was carrying more than 120 people to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Island
Oct.2  Queensland  Half of coral lost from Barrier Reef Oct.9  Peshawar  Shot Pakistan girl's surgery 'a success Oct.14  Lesser Antilles  Tropical Storm Rafael pummels Virgin Islands Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed
Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
Oct.24   Jamaica Hurricane Sandy reaches Jamaica Oct.25  Cuba  Sandy packs punch as a strong Category 2 hurricane Oct.25   Cuba   Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas Map of Santiago de Cuba Cuba
  Nine deaths occurred in Santiago de Cuba province and two bodies were recovered in Guantanamo state
Oct.26  New York  'Frankenstorm' barrels towards US Oct.27   Pennsylvania US East Coast braced for storm Oct.27   North Carolina Storm threat to key US election week Oct.28  New York  New York to shut down for storm Oct.29   New York Sandy closes in on US East Coast Oct.29  Vietnam  Storm kills dozens in Philippines and Vietnam Oct.29   New Jersey   Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
  A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast
Oct.30   Manhattan   40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
Map of Manhattan
  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada
 In New York City, 18 people have been killed. More than 18,000 flights were cancelled
Oct.30  New York  US counts cost as Sandy recedes Oct.31  Japan  Japan tsunami money 'misspent' Oct.31  New York  Eastern US gets back on its feet Oct.31  Saudi Arabia  Fire at Saudi wedding kills 25 Oct.31   New Jersey   Obama visits storm disaster zone   US President has toured the state of New Jersey, to survey the devastation two days after the huge storm, Sandy, made landfall nearby



World, October 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Oct.9  Pennsylvania  Sandusky jailed for Penn State abuse Oct.10  USA  Armstrong: Usada report reveals doping evidence Oct.13  Senegal  Riot stops Senegal football match Oct.14   New Mexico Skydiver breaks sound barrier
Map of New Mexico
  Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h)
 In jumping out of a balloon 39km above New Mexico, the 43-year-old also smashed the record for the highest ever freefall
Oct.22  San Francisco Bay  Giants beat Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to win NLCS Oct.28   Detroit Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title  Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night



World, October 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Oct.2   Iran 'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall'
Oct.5   Washington US jobless rate in unexpected fall Oct.8  Global  Global recovery 'getting weaker' Oct.10  China  Forced evictions rising in China Oct.11   Sweden Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Oct.13   Syria Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.14  Turkey  Turkey bans all Syrian flights Oct.15   Sweden Nobel Prize in economics awarded Oct.15  Portugal  Portugal announces tough budget Oct.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Error sees Google stock suspended Oct.18   Belgium EU in deal on bank supervision Oct.26  Washington  US economic growth up sharply Oct.30   Southern California Disney buys firm behind Star Wars Oct.31  European Union  Eurozone unemployment hits record high Oct.31  New York  Eastern US gets back on its feet



World, October 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Oct.1   Afghanistan Suicide bombing rocks Afghan city
Oct.2  Syria  Video of missing journalist surfaces Oct.2   Arizona US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.2   Northern Nigeria Nigeria probes student killings   Nigeria's authorities are investigating the killings of at least 26 people in an attack on a college hostel in the north-eastern town of Mub... Oct.3   Northern Syria Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square Oct.5  London  Abu Hamza to be extradited to US Oct.5   England Terror suspects extradited to US   Five terror suspects, including the radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, have flown out of the UK on a jet bound for the United States Oct.6   Vatican Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
  Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison
 Gabriele has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers. Prosecutors had called for a 3-year sentence but it was reduced because of 'mitigating circumstances'
Oct.8   North Mexico Los Zetas drug lord 'may be dead'   Top Los Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano has apparently been killed in a shootout in northern Mexico, the country's navy says Oct.9   NW Pakistan   Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan
Map of Swat Valley Pakistan
  14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize for her online diary reporting on the Taliban's ban on education
 Gunmen sought her out and opened fire on her school van, leaving her seriously wounded along with two other classmates
Oct.9  Pennsylvania  Sandusky jailed for Penn State abuse Oct.9  Peshawar  Shot Pakistan girl's surgery 'a success Oct.10  Pakistan  Pakistanis enraged by attack on teen Oct.11   Yemen Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Oct.11   Rawalpindi Teen critical after Taliban attack Oct.11  Norway  Ashanti crown jewels stolen in hotel Oct.13  Senegal  Riot stops Senegal football match Oct.15   Hague   Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes   Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is to begin his defence at a war crimes court in The Hague Oct.15  Pakistan  Pakistan: $1M bounty over Malala attack Oct.19   Beirut   Beirut blast kills top official
  Wissam al-Hassan, Lebanon's head of internal intelligence, has been killed in a massive car bomb attack in central Beirut
 A huge car bomb has killed at least eight people and injured dozens in the centre of the Lebanese capital, Beirut
Oct.20   Libya Gaddafi aide 'captured in Libya'
Oct.21  Jordan  Jordan 'uncovers al-Qaeda plot' Oct.21  Washington  US to help in Lebanon bomb probe Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  6 Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila
Oct.23   London BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Oct.24  NW Pakistan  Arrests made in shooting of schoolgirl Malala Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal
 The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss bank, concerned the purchase of TV rights for films that were then resold within the group at inflated prices
Oct.26   Myanmar Burma images 'show mass burnings'   A human rights group has released pictures showing what appears to be the destruction of a western Burmese district riven by ethnic unrest Oct.28  Northern Nigeria  Suicide attack at Nigeria church Oct.29  NW Pakistan  2 boys shot Malala, official says



World, October 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Oct.1  South Africa  Striking South African miners' deaths probed Oct.1  Georgia  Rival Georgia camps claim victory Oct.2   Iran 'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall'
Oct.2  Syria  Video of missing journalist surfaces Oct.2   Arizona US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.3   Georgia Power shift moves Georgia closer to Russia Oct.3  USA  US rivals ready for vital debate Oct.3   Colorado   US rivals square off at debate Map of Denver Colorado Colorado
  US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are clashing over their economic proposals in the first of three presidential debates
Oct.4   Turkey Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.4  USA  Romney 'wins' US election debate Oct.4   UN Security Council UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town Oct.5  Jordan  Jordan protests after king calls early elections Oct.5   Pakistan Imran Khan leads drone protest  Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has begun a march to Pakistan's restive tribal areas to protest against US drone strikes Oct.5  Scotland  Last speaker of Scots dialect dies Oct.6   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal  The government has reached a framework peace agreement with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, President Benigno Aquino says Oct.6  Venezuela  Vote for president after fierce campaign Oct.7  Libya  Libyan PM forced to stand down Oct.7   Venezuela   Chavez wins Venezuela election
  President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat
 Chavez won 54% of the vote with turnout at about 81%. He said Venezuela would continue its march towards socialism
Oct.8  USA  Romney backs arming Syrian rebels Oct.9   Sweden Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize
Oct.9  Washington  'No warning' of Libyan US attack Oct.10  USA  Dead Seal's mother rebukes Romney Oct.10  China  Forced evictions rising in China Oct.11   Yemen Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Oct.11   Kentucky   US running mates clash in debate   US vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan have clashed in their one and only debate, as polling shows the US election race tig... Oct.11  Norway  Ashanti crown jewels stolen in hotel Oct.12   Norway   Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union  The Union won the Nobel Peace Prize as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegra... Oct.12  UN Security Council  UN adopts north Mali resolution Oct.12  USA  Romney criticises Biden on Libya Oct.13  Egypt  Morsi U-turn on Egypt prosecutor Oct.13   Mauritania Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot  President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, 55, has been wounded in what is said to be an accidental shooting Oct.13   Syria Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.14  Turkey  Turkey bans all Syrian flights Oct.14   Beijing Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies  Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk - a revered figure in his country - has died of a heart attack aged 89 Oct.15  Portugal  Portugal announces tough budget Oct.16  Washington  Clinton 'responsible' on Benghazi Oct.16   New York Obama hits back in fiery debate Oct.17  Iowa  US rivals back in battlegrounds Oct.17  Syria  Fears for 'disappeared' Syrians Oct.18   Belgium EU in deal on bank supervision Oct.19  Florida  Romney derides 'no agenda' Obama Oct.20   Lebanon Anger erupts as Lebanon mourns Oct.21   U. S. Midwest Nixon's challenger McGovern dies   Former US Senator George McGovern, who stood as the Democratic presidential candidate against Richard Nixon in 1972, has died, aged 90 Oct.21  Vatican  Pope names new saints including Native American Oct.21   Cuba Fidel Castro appears in public Oct.22   Florida   Candidates spar on foreign policy   US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney have battled over national security, in the third and final presidential... Oct.23   London BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Oct.23  USA  Obama and Romney in final push Oct.23  Washington  US calls for Lebanon stability Oct.24   Syria   UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
  After 19 months of incessant violence, the government has agreed to a cease-fire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins Friday
Oct.25  Chicago  Obama to cast vote early in Chicago Oct.25  Beijing  China parliament expels Bo Xilai Oct.25   China New York Times blocked over Wen Jiabao
Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal
 The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss bank, concerned the purchase of TV rights for films that were then resold within the group at inflated prices
Oct.26  England  Malala's parents visit her for first time Oct.27   North Carolina Storm threat to key US election week Oct.30  Qatar  Qatar accuses Syrian government of genocide Oct.31  Japan  Japan tsunami money 'misspent' Oct.31   New Jersey   Obama visits storm disaster zone   US President has toured the state of New Jersey, to survey the devastation two days after the huge storm, Sandy, made landfall nearby