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1. 10-01 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown USA
10-03 Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck Lampedusa, Southern Italy
D. 10-03 Chase and gunfire at US Capitol
E. 10-05 US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack Barawe, Somalia
F. 10-05 US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Tripoli, Libya
6. 10-06 Fresh clashes in Egypt 'kill 50' Cairo
7. 10-09 Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Tripoli, Libya
8. 10-11 Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize Oslo, Norway
J. 10-12 Huge cyclone batters eastern India Gopalpur, Orissa, India

Summary.     Click for More > Chase and gunfire at US Capitol US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings   In Libya, US commandos captured Al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania Fresh clashes in Egypt 'kill 50' Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men   Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli 'to an unknown place for unknown reasons' Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize Huge cyclone batters eastern India Many dead in India temple stampede More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines   The death toll from 7.1 earthquake rose to 144. The quake injured 291 people and rattled many celebrating a religious holiday. At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash Senate passes US budget deal   The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks defau...   Fears Australia blazes could merge Map of Lithgow New South Wales Australia
'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine...   Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck Map of Lampedusa Italy
Oct.1   USA
Oct.2  Rome  Enrico Letta survives confidence vote after Berlusconi backtracks
Oct.3   Southern Italy
  At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa.    Most of those on board wer...
  Washington
 Italy  Italy day of mourning for boat dead
Oct.4  Vietnam  Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102
 Southern Italy  Bad weather delays Italy boat search
 Southern Italy  Italy migrant boat search to resume
 Cairo  Four dead as Egyptian clashes erupt
Oct.5   Somalia
  Libya
Oct.6  Syria  Syria chemical arms removal begins
  Cairo
Oct.7  NW Pakistan  Taliban says it would target Malala again
 Southern China  Typhoon Fitow kills five in China
Oct.8  Sweden  Higgs boson wins Nobel physics prize
 Washington  Obama: Republicans using 'extortion'
Oct.9  Washington  Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve
  Libya
Oct.10  Libya  Libyan prime minister freed after kidnapping
 Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'executed civilians'
Oct.11   Norway
 Afghanistan  Pakistan Taliban commander 'seized in US operation'
 Malta  Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean
Oct.12   India
 India  Massive Indian cyclone races inland
Oct.13   Central India
 Northern Syria  Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria
 Southern Italy  Italy steps up migrant boat patrols
Oct.14  India  India relieved at low cyclone death toll
 Afghanistan  Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor
 Geneva  Geneva hosts key Iran nuclear talks
 Southern Philippines  Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 20
Oct.15  Tokyo  Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan
Oct.16   Southern Philippines
  Laos
  U.S. Senate
 Geneva  Iran, P5+1 release first joint statement
 House of Representatives  US Congress approves debt deal
Oct.17  Sydney  Australia wildfires raze homes
Oct.18  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer
 Syria  Lebanese hostages in Syria 'freed'
 London  Malala Yousafzai meets with Queen Elizabeth at palace
Oct.19  Belgium  Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur
 Paris  Roma girl 'can return to France'
 England  Titanic violin sold for $1.45m
Oct.20  Northern Syria  Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city
  Australia
  Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state
  Northeast China Heavy smog hits north China city, flights canceled  Greece  Authorities work to identify mystery girl found in Greece Oct.21  Paris  French fury over US spying claims  Volga Region  5 killed in Russia bus explosion; suicide bombing suspected  Australia  Australia firefighters back-burn to merge NSW fires Oct.22  London  'Friends of Syria' meeting seeks to boost Geneva peace talks  Paris  US agency 'hacked French diplomats'  Sydney  Weather fear as Australia fires burn Oct.23   Berlin   Merkel concern at 'US phone spying'   Chancellor Angela Merkel has called US President Barack Obama after receiving information that the US may have spied on her mobile phone  Sydney  Australia bush fires: Worst may be over Oct.24  Brussels  Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit  North Mexico  Mexico factory blast 'injures many' Oct.25   Brussels EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight Map of Brussels
  European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans
  Greece Greek couple accused of buying Roma baby  DNA from a girl taken by authorities from a Roma couple in Greece matches that of a Bulgarian couple who said they were the parents of the g...  Syria  Syria: Polio epidemic fears grow  Southern Italy  Italian coast guards rescue 700 migrants  Northern Japan  7.3 quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami threat Oct.26  Southern Iran  Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal  Germany  US 'bugged Merkel's phone from 2002' Oct.27  Washington  Obama 'not told of Merkel bugging' Oct.28   England   Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe Map of Kent United Kingdom
  A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 homes
  Beijing 5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square  Sochi  Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics'  Libya  Libyan van robbers snatch $54m Oct.29  England  Clean-up in Europe after storm  Southern India  India bus fire kills 45 Oct.30  West Bank  Protests as Israel releases Palestinians  Washington  Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare  Boston  Red Sox clinch World Series championship  Niger  Bodies of migrants found in Niger Oct.31   Syria Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Northern Syria Israeli planes strike Syrian military base



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Oct.1   USA  
  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it
 Washington  Obama: Republicans demand ransom  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu: Don't be duped by Rouhani

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Oct.2   Rome   Enrico Letta survives confidence vote after Berlusconi backtracks  Prime Minister's coalition government survived a confidence vote by a healthy margin, with 235 senators voting in favor to 70 against  Washington  US spy chief: Shutdown 'damaging'  Russia  Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates'  China  Hornets kill 41 in northern China  Washington  Obama warns of US default danger  Mexico  Rescuers find 10 more bodies after storms, death toll at 157

October 3 ... more > Top ^

Oct.3  Qatar  Qatar confronts 'slave state' accusations  Global  Lagarde: Debt limit fix 'mission critical'  Southern Italy  50 dead after boat sinks off coast of Italy   Southern Italy     Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck
Map of Lampedusa Italy
  At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa
 Most of those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia
  Washington   Chase and gunfire at US Capitol Map of US Capitol Washington DC USA
  A police chase ended in gunfire, sparking panic at the White House and US Capitol and leaving a police officer injured in a road crash.    A female suspect was...
  Italy Italy day of mourning for boat dead

October 4 ... more > Top ^

Oct.4   Vietnam   Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102   Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general drove the French out of Vietnam and forced the Americans to abandon their ef...   Southern Italy Bad weather delays Italy boat search
 Cairo  Violent clashes between supporters of Morsi, military   Southern Italy Italy migrant boat search to resume   Cairo Four dead as Egyptian clashes erupt  Somalia  Militant base 'attacked from sea' in Somalia

October 5 ... more > Top ^

Oct.5  Kenya  Kenya mall attack suspects named   Somalia     US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack
Map of Barawe Somalia
  US special forces targeted a leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia in response to Kenya's Westgate attack
  Libya   US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings
Map of Tripoli Libya
  In Libya, US commandos captured Al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania


October 6 ... more > Top ^

Oct.6   Syria Syria chemical arms removal begins
 Southern China  China evacuates 417,000 people ahead of typhoon  North Mexico  Deadly monster truck crash in Mexico   Cairo   Fresh clashes in Egypt 'kill 50' Map of Cairo
  At least 15 people have been killed and 83 injured in Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of the deposed President Morsi
 Washington  US credits Syria over chemical arms

October 7 ... more > Top ^

Oct.7  Washington  Kerry defends US Libya capture   NW Pakistan Taliban says it would target Malala again
 Argentina  Argentine president to have surgery   Southern China Typhoon Fitow kills five in China  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil teacher protests turn violent

October 8 ... more > Top ^

Oct.8   Sweden Higgs boson wins Nobel physics prize
 Libya  Libya summons U.S. envoy over al Libi capture  UN  Ban: Syria mission 'unprecedented'   Washington Obama: Republicans using 'extortion'  Southern Italy  Lampedusa boat sinking: Survivors recall ordeal

October 9 ... more > Top ^

Oct.9   Washington     Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve   US President Barack Obama has officially nominated Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank  Tribal Areas  Pakistan Taliban 'open to talks'   Libya   Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men
Map of Tripoli Libya
  Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli 'to an unknown place for unknown reasons'
 The government website said he had been taken 'by a group thought to be from the Tripoli Revolutionaries Control Room and the Committee for Fighting Crime'


October 10 ... more > Top ^

Oct.10   Libya   Libyan prime minister freed after kidnapping   Ali Zidan has been freed after armed kidnappers abducted him earlier from a hotel in apparent retaliation for a U.S. special forces' raid  Washington  US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction   Northern Syria Syria rebels 'executed civilians'
 Southern India  Eastern India braces for impact of major cyclone

October 11 ... more > Top ^

Oct.11   Norway   Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize
Map of Oslo Norway
  Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the international watchdog helping to eliminate the Syrian army's stockpiles of poison gas
  Afghanistan     Pakistan Taliban commander 'seized in US operation'   US forces have captured a senior Pakistan Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, in a military operation, the state department has confirmed   Malta     Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean   At least 27 people died when a boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsized, Malta's prime minister has confirmed  Vietnam  Vietnam state funeral for general  Malta  Malta warns EU waters 'a cemetery' after fresh tragedy  India  Cyclone Phailin: Mass evacuations in eastern India

October 12 ... more > Top ^

Oct.12   India   Huge cyclone batters eastern India
Map of Gopalpur Orissa India
  A huge cyclone Phailin that has forced as many as 500,000 people to flee their homes has made landfall in eastern India
 Peru  Peru lorry crash in Cusco kills dozens   India Massive Indian cyclone races inland

October 13 ... more > Top ^

Oct.13   Central India   Many dead in India temple stampede
Map of Madhya Pradesh India
  Some 89 pilgrims, mostly women and children, have been killed in a stampede at a Hindu festival in central India, local officials have said
  Northern Syria Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria  Kenya  Journal connects Britain's 'White Widow' to al Shabaab terror group  Moscow  Moscow riots follow 'migrant' murder   Southern Italy     Italy steps up migrant boat patrols   Italy is stepping up sea and air patrols following the deaths of hundreds of migrants sailing in overcrowded boats from North Africa  Central India  Death toll in India temple stampede rises to 109  India  At least 17 killed, thousands of homes destroyed as cyclone hits India

October 14 ... more > Top ^

Oct.14  Portugal  New push for leads in Madeleine McCann's disappearance  Syria  Arms team in Syria short-truce plea  Sweden  Trio awarded Nobel economics prize   India     India relieved at low cyclone death toll   At least 21 were killed as a direct result of the cyclone Phailin. The last time a storm as powerful struck, 10,000 people died  Washington  White House debt meeting postponed   Afghanistan   Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor   Afghan officials say a bomb placed inside a mosque in the country's east has killed Governor Arsallah Jamal, the governor of Logar province   Geneva Geneva hosts key Iran nuclear talks
  Southern Philippines Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 20  Northern Nigeria  Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says  U.S. Senate  US lawmakers inch to fiscal deal

October 15 ... more > Top ^

Oct.15  Washington  Obama snubs proposed US House fiscal plan  Geneva  Upbeat mood at Iran nuclear talks  Damascus  Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs  London  London Zoo's new tiger cub drowns   Tokyo     Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan   At least 13 people have been killed after a powerful typhoon passed close to the Japanese capital, reports say  U.S. Senate  US debt talks grind on amid disarray

October 16 ... more > Top ^

Oct.16   Southern Philippines   More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines
Map of Bohol Philippines
  The death toll from 7.1 earthquake rose to 144. The quake injured 291 people and rattled many celebrating a religious holiday.
  Laos   At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash Map of Champasak Laos
  Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River at about 4 p.m. in the southern province of Champasak. Bad weather appeared to be a factor
 U.S. Senate  US Congress races to draft debt plan   U.S. Senate   Senate passes US budget deal
  The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default
  Geneva   Iran, P5+1 release first joint statement  Talks between Iran and six world powers over Tehran's nuclear ambitions endedin, suggesting Iranian officials appear willing to negotiate   House of Representatives US Congress approves debt deal
 New Jersey  Booker wins New Jersey Senate seat  Iran  Tehran has clamped down even harder on human rights

October 17 ... more > Top ^

Oct.17  India  India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria on slavery's list of shame  Washington  US government heads back to work  Norway  Norwegian Kenya attack suspect named   Sydney   Australia wildfires raze homes   Australian fire fighters are battling a series of major wildfires in New South Wales, with fears that hundreds of homes have been destroyed  Beijing  China's economic growth speeds up  Laos  Search after Laos crash lacks manpower, equipment

October 18 ... more > Top ^

Oct.18   Saudi Arabia     Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer  The U.N. Security Council is riddled with double standards and has failed the Middle East, Saudi Arabia said as it rejected an offer to join...   Syria     Lebanese hostages in Syria 'freed'  Nine Lebanese Shia pilgrims held hostage in Syria have been freed, Lebanon's interior minster has said  Kenya  Kenya mall bodies 'probably gunmen'   London Malala Yousafzai meets with Queen Elizabeth at palace
 Florida  Accidentally freed murderers registered at jail  Washington  US warns Syria over 'mass hunger'  Maldives  Police prevent Maldives election  Missouri  Cardinals rough up Kershaw, headed to World Series

October 19 ... more > Top ^

Oct.19   Belgium   Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur   At least 10 people have been killed after a small tourist plane crashed near the city of Namur in south-east Belgium   Paris Roma girl 'can return to France'
  England Titanic violin sold for $1.45m  Milan  Milan court hands Berlusconi 2-year political ban  Argentina  Argentine commuter train slams into station, again  Beirut  Lebanese ex-hostages home from Syria  Boston  Red Sox beat Tigers 5-2 to advance to World Series

October 20 ... more > Top ^

Oct.20   Northern Syria Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city
 North Mexico  Former leader of drug cartel killed by gunman in clown costume   Australia     Fears Australia blazes could merge Map of Lithgow New South Wales Australia
  Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state
  Northeast China   Heavy smog hits north China city, flights canceled Map of Harbin China
  Severe smog has reduced the visibility of Harbin to less than half a football field. Primary and middle schools and some highways were closed
  Greece Authorities work to identify mystery girl found in Greece

October 21 ... more > Top ^

Oct.21   Paris     French fury over US spying claims   France's foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador over newspaper claims that the US spied on millions of phone calls in France   Volga Region 5 killed in Russia bus explosion; suicide bombing suspected
 Greece  Maria: Greek Roma couple in court over 'abduction'  Washington  US seeks to ease France spy anger   Australia Australia firefighters back-burn to merge NSW fires

October 22 ... more > Top ^

Oct.22   London 'Friends of Syria' meeting seeks to boost Geneva peace talks
 Cuba  Cuba to scrap two-currency system   Paris US agency 'hacked French diplomats'   Sydney Weather fear as Australia fires burn

October 23 ... more > Top ^

Oct.23   Berlin     Merkel concern at 'US phone spying'
  Chancellor Angela Merkel has called US President Barack Obama after receiving information that the US may have spied on her mobile phone
  Sydney Australia bush fires: Worst may be over
 Brussels  EU to hold summit amid US spying row  Sydney  Pilot dies battling Australia fires

October 24 ... more > Top ^

Oct.24  Portugal  Portugal police reopen Madeleine McCann inquiry  Berlin  US envoy summoned over spy row   Brussels     Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit   Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it is 'really not on' for friends to spy on each other, after allegations of US snooping on her phone call...   North Mexico Mexico factory blast 'injures many'
 Iran  Iran gives Christians 80 lashes for communion wine  China  China rejects ousted politician Bo Xilai's appeal

October 25 ... more > Top ^

Oct.25   Brussels   EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight
Map of Brussels
  European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans
  Greece   Greek couple accused of buying Roma baby
  DNA from a girl taken by authorities from a Roma couple in Greece matches that of a Bulgarian couple who said they were the parents of the girl
  Syria Syria: Polio epidemic fears grow   Southern Italy Italian coast guards rescue 700 migrants   Northern Japan 7.3 quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami threat  Berlin  German spy chiefs set to visit US  Northern Nigeria  Militants raid north Nigerian city

October 26 ... more > Top ^

Oct.26   Southern Iran   Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal   Sixteen rebels have been hanged in Iran in retaliation for the deaths of at least 14 border guards in an ambush, say Iranian news agencies  Israel  Israel issues warning to Iran over nuclear bomb report   Germany US 'bugged Merkel's phone from 2002'
 Berlin  Germany to send intelligence officials to Washington

October 27 ... more > Top ^

Oct.27  Germany  New reports deepen US-Merkel spy row  Georgia  Georgia PM ally Giorgi Margvelashvili 'wins presidency'  New Delhi  Vettel clinches fourth world title   Washington Obama 'not told of Merkel bugging'
 Tehran  'Grand Day of Death to America' rally planned in Iran

October 28 ... more > Top ^

Oct.28   England     Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe
Map of Kent United Kingdom
  A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 homes
  Beijing   5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square Map of Tiananmen Square China
  The crash temporarily blocked off a busy area in the heart of the Chinese capital as rescuers and police rushed to the scene
  Sochi Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics'  Syria  Safety concerns keep inspectors from 2 weapons sites   Libya Libyan van robbers snatch $54m  Washington  Spy policy: Pressure mounts on White House  New York  Superstorm Sandy: US marks one year anniversary

October 29 ... more > Top ^

Oct.29   England Clean-up in Europe after storm
 Italy  Captain's lover on Concordia bridge  House of Representatives  US defends spying on foreign leaders  Niger  French hostages freed in Niger   Southern India India bus fire kills 45

October 30 ... more > Top ^

Oct.30   West Bank   Protests as Israel releases Palestinians  The prison release has angered some Israelis, who protested outside the West Bank prison where the inmates where held before their release  Western China  Five arrested in Tiananmen Square incident  Washington  Germans in US talks over spy claims   Washington Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare
  Boston   Red Sox clinch World Series championship   The victory gives Boston its eighth world championship overall and its third in the past 10 seasons, with 2004 and 2007 being the others   Niger   Bodies of migrants found in Niger   Rescue workers have found the bodies of 87 people who died of thirst after their vehicles broke down as they tried to cross the Sahara  Vatican  Little boy sits in pope's chair, steals the show  San Francisco Bay Area  Google outrage at 'NSA hacking'

October 31 ... more > Top ^

Oct.31   Syria     Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW
  Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under seal
  Northern Syria   Israeli planes strike Syrian military base
Map of Latakia Syria
  The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hezbollah.    Israeli aircraft have carried out a strike near the Syrian coas...
 Toronto  Toronto mayor drugs video found


Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102   Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general drove the French out of Vietnam and forced the Americans to abandon their ef...   US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack Map of Barawe Somalia




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Oct.4   Vietnam
Oct.4  Somalia  Militant base 'attacked from sea' in Somalia
Oct.5   Somalia
  US special forces targeted a leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia in response to Kenya's Westgate attack
Oct.5   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings
Map of Tripoli Libya
  In Libya, US commandos captured Al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
Oct.6   Syria Syria chemical arms removal begins Oct.6  Washington  US credits Syria over chemical arms Oct.7  Washington  Kerry defends US Libya capture Oct.8  UN  Ban: Syria mission 'unprecedented' Oct.9  Tribal Areas  Pakistan Taliban 'open to talks' Oct.10   Northern Syria Syria rebels 'executed civilians' Oct.11   Norway Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize Map of Oslo Norway
  Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the international watchdog helping to eliminate the Syrian army's stockpiles of poison gas
Oct.11   Afghanistan   Pakistan Taliban commander 'seized in US operation'   US forces have captured a senior Pakistan Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, in a military operation, the state department has confirmed Oct.11  Vietnam  Vietnam state funeral for general Oct.13   Southern Italy   Italy steps up migrant boat patrols   Italy is stepping up sea and air patrols following the deaths of hundreds of migrants sailing in overcrowded boats from North Africa Oct.14  Syria  Arms team in Syria short-truce plea Oct.14  Northern Nigeria  Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says Oct.15  Damascus  Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs Oct.20   Northern Syria Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city Oct.25  Northern Nigeria  Militants raid north Nigerian city Oct.26   Southern Iran Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal   Sixteen rebels have been hanged in Iran in retaliation for the deaths of at least 14 border guards in an ambush, say Iranian news agencies Oct.28  Syria  Safety concerns keep inspectors from 2 weapons sites Oct.31   Syria   Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW
  Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under seal
Oct.31   Northern Syria Israeli planes strike Syrian military base
Map of Latakia Syria
  The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hezbollah.    Israeli aircraft have carried out a strike near the Syrian coas...




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2013 Oct.2  China  Hornets kill 41 in northern China Oct.2  Mexico  Rescuers find 10 more bodies after storms, death toll at 157 Oct.3  Southern Italy  50 dead after boat sinks off coast of Italy Oct.3   Southern Italy   Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck
Map of Lampedusa Italy
  At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa
 Most of those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia
Oct.3   Italy Italy day of mourning for boat dead Oct.4   Southern Italy Bad weather delays Italy boat search Oct.4   Southern Italy Italy migrant boat search to resume Oct.6  Southern China  China evacuates 417,000 people ahead of typhoon Oct.6  North Mexico  Deadly monster truck crash in Mexico Oct.7   Southern China Typhoon Fitow kills five in China Oct.8  Southern Italy  Lampedusa boat sinking: Survivors recall ordeal Oct.10  Southern India  Eastern India braces for impact of major cyclone Oct.11   Malta   Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean   At least 27 people died when a boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsized, Malta's prime minister has confirmed Oct.11  Malta  Malta warns EU waters 'a cemetery' after fresh tragedy Oct.11  India  Cyclone Phailin: Mass evacuations in eastern India Oct.12   India Huge cyclone batters eastern India Map of Gopalpur Orissa India
  A huge cyclone Phailin that has forced as many as 500,000 people to flee their homes has made landfall in eastern India
Oct.12  Peru  Peru lorry crash in Cusco kills dozens Oct.12   India Massive Indian cyclone races inland Oct.13   Central India Many dead in India temple stampede Map of Madhya Pradesh India
  Some 89 pilgrims, mostly women and children, have been killed in a stampede at a Hindu festival in central India, local officials have said
Oct.13   Southern Italy   Italy steps up migrant boat patrols   Italy is stepping up sea and air patrols following the deaths of hundreds of migrants sailing in overcrowded boats from North Africa Oct.13  Central India  Death toll in India temple stampede rises to 109 Oct.13  India  At least 17 killed, thousands of homes destroyed as cyclone hits India Oct.14   India   India relieved at low cyclone death toll   At least 21 were killed as a direct result of the cyclone Phailin. The last time a storm as powerful struck, 10,000 people died Oct.14   Southern Philippines Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 20 Oct.15  London  London Zoo's new tiger cub drowns Oct.15   Tokyo   Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan   At least 13 people have been killed after a powerful typhoon passed close to the Japanese capital, reports say Oct.16   Southern Philippines More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines
Map of Bohol Philippines
  The death toll from 7.1 earthquake rose to 144. The quake injured 291 people and rattled many celebrating a religious holiday.
Oct.16   Laos At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash Map of Champasak Laos
  Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River at about 4 p.m. in the southern province of Champasak. Bad weather appeared to be a factor
Oct.17   Sydney Australia wildfires raze homes   Australian fire fighters are battling a series of major wildfires in New South Wales, with fears that hundreds of homes have been destroyed Oct.17  Laos  Search after Laos crash lacks manpower, equipment Oct.18  Washington  US warns Syria over 'mass hunger' Oct.19   Belgium Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur   At least 10 people have been killed after a small tourist plane crashed near the city of Namur in south-east Belgium Oct.19   England Titanic violin sold for $1.45m Oct.19  Argentina  Argentine commuter train slams into station, again Oct.20   Australia   Fears Australia blazes could merge Map of Lithgow New South Wales Australia
  Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state
Oct.20   Northeast China Heavy smog hits north China city, flights canceled Map of Harbin China
  Severe smog has reduced the visibility of Harbin to less than half a football field. Primary and middle schools and some highways were closed
Oct.21   Australia Australia firefighters back-burn to merge NSW fires Oct.22   Sydney Weather fear as Australia fires burn Oct.23   Sydney Australia bush fires: Worst may be over Oct.23  Sydney  Pilot dies battling Australia fires Oct.24   North Mexico Mexico factory blast 'injures many' Oct.25   Syria Syria: Polio epidemic fears grow Oct.25   Southern Italy Italian coast guards rescue 700 migrants Oct.25   Northern Japan 7.3 quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami threat Oct.28   England   Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe Map of Kent United Kingdom
  A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 homes
Oct.28   Beijing 5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square Map of Tiananmen Square China
  The crash temporarily blocked off a busy area in the heart of the Chinese capital as rescuers and police rushed to the scene
Oct.28  New York  Superstorm Sandy: US marks one year anniversary Oct.29   England Clean-up in Europe after storm Oct.29  Italy  Captain's lover on Concordia bridge Oct.29   Southern India India bus fire kills 45 Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger   Rescue workers have found the bodies of 87 people who died of thirst after their vehicles broke down as they tried to cross the Sahara



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2013 Oct.3  Qatar  Qatar confronts 'slave state' accusations Oct.18  Missouri  Cardinals rough up Kershaw, headed to World Series Oct.19  Boston  Red Sox beat Tigers 5-2 to advance to World Series Oct.27  New Delhi  Vettel clinches fourth world title Oct.28   Sochi Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics'
Oct.30   Boston Red Sox clinch World Series championship   The victory gives Boston its eighth world championship overall and its third in the past 10 seasons, with 2004 and 2007 being the others



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2013 Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it
Oct.2  Washington  Obama warns of US default danger Oct.3  Global  Lagarde: Debt limit fix 'mission critical' Oct.9   Washington   Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve   US President Barack Obama has officially nominated Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank Oct.14  Sweden  Trio awarded Nobel economics prize Oct.17  Washington  US government heads back to work Oct.17  Beijing  China's economic growth speeds up Oct.22  Cuba  Cuba to scrap two-currency system Oct.30   Washington Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare




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2013 Oct.2  Russia  Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates' Oct.3   Washington Chase and gunfire at US Capitol
Map of US Capitol Washington DC USA
  A police chase ended in gunfire, sparking panic at the White House and US Capitol and leaving a police officer injured in a road crash.    A female suspect was...
Oct.5  Kenya  Kenya mall attack suspects named Oct.5   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Map of Tripoli Libya
  In Libya, US commandos captured Al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
Oct.7   NW Pakistan Taliban says it would target Malala again Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Map of Tripoli Libya
  Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli 'to an unknown place for unknown reasons'
 The government website said he had been taken 'by a group thought to be from the Tripoli Revolutionaries Control Room and the Committee for Fighting Crime'
Oct.10   Libya Libyan prime minister freed after kidnapping   Ali Zidan has been freed after armed kidnappers abducted him earlier from a hotel in apparent retaliation for a U.S. special forces' raid Oct.10  Washington  US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction Oct.11   Afghanistan   Pakistan Taliban commander 'seized in US operation'   US forces have captured a senior Pakistan Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, in a military operation, the state department has confirmed Oct.13   Northern Syria Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria Oct.13  Kenya  Journal connects Britain's 'White Widow' to al Shabaab terror group Oct.13  Moscow  Moscow riots follow 'migrant' murder Oct.14  Portugal  New push for leads in Madeleine McCann's disappearance Oct.14   Afghanistan Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor   Afghan officials say a bomb placed inside a mosque in the country's east has killed Governor Arsallah Jamal, the governor of Logar province Oct.14  Northern Nigeria  Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says Oct.17  Norway  Norwegian Kenya attack suspect named Oct.18   Syria   Lebanese hostages in Syria 'freed'  Nine Lebanese Shia pilgrims held hostage in Syria have been freed, Lebanon's interior minster has said Oct.18  Kenya  Kenya mall bodies 'probably gunmen' Oct.18  Florida  Accidentally freed murderers registered at jail Oct.19  Milan  Milan court hands Berlusconi 2-year political ban Oct.19  Beirut  Lebanese ex-hostages home from Syria Oct.20   Northern Syria Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city Oct.20  North Mexico  Former leader of drug cartel killed by gunman in clown costume Oct.20   Greece Authorities work to identify mystery girl found in Greece Oct.21   Paris   French fury over US spying claims   France's foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador over newspaper claims that the US spied on millions of phone calls in France Oct.21   Volga Region 5 killed in Russia bus explosion; suicide bombing suspected Oct.21  Greece  Maria: Greek Roma couple in court over 'abduction' Oct.24  Portugal  Portugal police reopen Madeleine McCann inquiry Oct.24  China  China rejects ousted politician Bo Xilai's appeal Oct.25   Brussels EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight Map of Brussels
  European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans
Oct.25   Greece Greek couple accused of buying Roma baby
  DNA from a girl taken by authorities from a Roma couple in Greece matches that of a Bulgarian couple who said they were the parents of the girl
Oct.26   Southern Iran Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal   Sixteen rebels have been hanged in Iran in retaliation for the deaths of at least 14 border guards in an ambush, say Iranian news agencies Oct.27  Tehran  'Grand Day of Death to America' rally planned in Iran Oct.28   Libya Libyan van robbers snatch $54m
Oct.29  Italy  Captain's lover on Concordia bridge Oct.29  Niger  French hostages freed in Niger Oct.30  Western China  Five arrested in Tiananmen Square incident Oct.31  Toronto  Toronto mayor drugs video found



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2013 Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it
Oct.1  Washington  Obama: Republicans demand ransom Oct.1  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu: Don't be duped by Rouhani Oct.2   Rome Enrico Letta survives confidence vote after Berlusconi backtracks  Prime Minister's coalition government survived a confidence vote by a healthy margin, with 235 senators voting in favor to 70 against Oct.2  Washington  US spy chief: Shutdown 'damaging' Oct.2  Russia  Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates' Oct.2  Washington  Obama warns of US default danger Oct.3  Qatar  Qatar confronts 'slave state' accusations Oct.3   Italy Italy day of mourning for boat dead
Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102   Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general drove the French out of Vietnam and forced the Americans to abandon their ef... Oct.4  Cairo  Violent clashes between supporters of Morsi, military Oct.4   Cairo Four dead as Egyptian clashes erupt Oct.6   Cairo Fresh clashes in Egypt 'kill 50' Map of Cairo
  At least 15 people have been killed and 83 injured in Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of the deposed President Morsi
Oct.6  Washington  US credits Syria over chemical arms Oct.7  Washington  Kerry defends US Libya capture Oct.7   NW Pakistan Taliban says it would target Malala again Oct.7  Argentina  Argentine president to have surgery Oct.7  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil teacher protests turn violent Oct.8   Sweden Higgs boson wins Nobel physics prize Oct.8  Libya  Libya summons U.S. envoy over al Libi capture Oct.8  UN  Ban: Syria mission 'unprecedented' Oct.8   Washington Obama: Republicans using 'extortion' Oct.9   Washington   Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve   US President Barack Obama has officially nominated Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank Oct.9  Tribal Areas  Pakistan Taliban 'open to talks' Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Map of Tripoli Libya
  Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli 'to an unknown place for unknown reasons'
 The government website said he had been taken 'by a group thought to be from the Tripoli Revolutionaries Control Room and the Committee for Fighting Crime'
Oct.10  Washington  US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction Oct.11   Norway Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize Map of Oslo Norway
  Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the international watchdog helping to eliminate the Syrian army's stockpiles of poison gas
Oct.11  Vietnam  Vietnam state funeral for general Oct.11  Malta  Malta warns EU waters 'a cemetery' after fresh tragedy Oct.13   Northern Syria Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria Oct.13  Moscow  Moscow riots follow 'migrant' murder Oct.13  Central India  Death toll in India temple stampede rises to 109 Oct.14  Washington  White House debt meeting postponed Oct.14   Geneva Geneva hosts key Iran nuclear talks Oct.14  Northern Nigeria  Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says Oct.14  U.S. Senate  US lawmakers inch to fiscal deal Oct.15  Washington  Obama snubs proposed US House fiscal plan Oct.15  Geneva  Upbeat mood at Iran nuclear talks Oct.15  Damascus  Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs Oct.15  U.S. Senate  US debt talks grind on amid disarray Oct.16  U.S. Senate  US Congress races to draft debt plan Oct.16   U.S. Senate Senate passes US budget deal
  The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default
Oct.16   Geneva Iran, P5+1 release first joint statement  Talks between Iran and six world powers over Tehran's nuclear ambitions endedin, suggesting Iranian officials appear willing to negotiate Oct.16   House of Representatives US Congress approves debt deal
Oct.16  New Jersey  Booker wins New Jersey Senate seat Oct.16  Iran  Tehran has clamped down even harder on human rights Oct.17  India  India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria on slavery's list of shame Oct.17  Washington  US government heads back to work Oct.18   Saudi Arabia   Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer  The U.N. Security Council is riddled with double standards and has failed the Middle East, Saudi Arabia said as it rejected an offer to join... Oct.18   London Malala Yousafzai meets with Queen Elizabeth at palace Oct.18  Washington  US warns Syria over 'mass hunger' Oct.18  Maldives  Police prevent Maldives election Oct.19   Paris Roma girl 'can return to France' Oct.19  Milan  Milan court hands Berlusconi 2-year political ban Oct.21   Paris   French fury over US spying claims   France's foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador over newspaper claims that the US spied on millions of phone calls in France Oct.21  Washington  US seeks to ease France spy anger Oct.22   London 'Friends of Syria' meeting seeks to boost Geneva peace talks Oct.22   Paris US agency 'hacked French diplomats' Oct.23   Berlin   Merkel concern at 'US phone spying'
  Chancellor Angela Merkel has called US President Barack Obama after receiving information that the US may have spied on her mobile phone
Oct.23  Brussels  EU to hold summit amid US spying row Oct.24  Berlin  US envoy summoned over spy row Oct.24   Brussels   Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit   Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it is 'really not on' for friends to spy on each other, after allegations of US snooping on her phone call... Oct.24  Iran  Iran gives Christians 80 lashes for communion wine Oct.24  China  China rejects ousted politician Bo Xilai's appeal Oct.25   Brussels EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight
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  European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans
Oct.25  Berlin  German spy chiefs set to visit US Oct.26  Israel  Israel issues warning to Iran over nuclear bomb report Oct.26   Germany US 'bugged Merkel's phone from 2002' Oct.26  Berlin  Germany to send intelligence officials to Washington Oct.27  Germany  New reports deepen US-Merkel spy row Oct.27  Georgia  Georgia PM ally Giorgi Margvelashvili 'wins presidency' Oct.27   Washington Obama 'not told of Merkel bugging' Oct.27  Tehran  'Grand Day of Death to America' rally planned in Iran Oct.28   Sochi Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics' Oct.28  Washington  Spy policy: Pressure mounts on White House Oct.28  New York  Superstorm Sandy: US marks one year anniversary Oct.29  House of Representatives  US defends spying on foreign leaders Oct.30   West Bank Protests as Israel releases Palestinians  The prison release has angered some Israelis, who protested outside the West Bank prison where the inmates where held before their release Oct.30  Washington  Germans in US talks over spy claims Oct.30   Washington Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger   Rescue workers have found the bodies of 87 people who died of thirst after their vehicles broke down as they tried to cross the Sahara Oct.30  Vatican  Little boy sits in pope's chair, steals the show Oct.30  San Francisco Bay Area  Google outrage at 'NSA hacking' Oct.31   Syria   Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW
  Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under seal
Oct.31  Toronto  Toronto mayor drugs video found