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1. 10-01 10 killed in college shooting in Oregon
10-02 Kunduz MSF clinic workers killed Kunduz, Northern Afghanistan
3. 10-10 Ankara explosions leave almost 100 dead Ankara Central Station, Ankara, Turkey
E. 10-13 MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile Netherlands
5. 10-16 Palestinian rioters torch Jewish holy site Joseph's Tomb Joseph's Tomb, Nablus, West Bank
G. 10-17 Thousands enter Slovenia after Hungary closes border Petisovci, Slovenia
H. 10-19 Canada election: Liberals sweep to power Canada
I. 10-23 Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico Manzanillo, Jalisco, Mexico
J. 10-25 4 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks Tofino, British Columbia, Western Canada

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Oct.1   Oregon
 Afghanistan  Afghanistan Hercules crash: 'At least 10 dead'
Oct.2   Northern Afghanistan
  A clinic has been bombarded in the northern Afghan city, killing three MSF aid workers, with Nato investigating whether it was behind it
Oct.3  Geneva  MSF condemns Kunduz air strikes
Oct.4  Vatican  Pope Francis opened Church synod amid gay row
 Syria  Islamic State 'blows up Palmyra arch'
Oct.5  Turkey  Russian warplanes violated its airspace
Oct.7  Syria  Syria crisis: Nato to discuss Russia air campaign
Oct.9  Norway  Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet
Oct.10   Turkey
  Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, according to officials.    TV showed scenes of panic and people lying on the ground covered in blood, amid pro...
 North Korea  North Korea holds huge parades for 70th anniversary  Turkey  Turkey enters mourning after Ankara blasts Oct.11  Northern Iraq  Turkish air strikes on PKK rebels as country mourns Oct.13   Netherlands MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile  Nevada  Hillary Clinton attacks rival Bernie Sanders on gun laws Oct.14  Jerusalem  Attacks continue in Jerusalem despite new checkpoints Oct.15  Afghanistan  US troops to stay in Afghanistan in policy shift  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU approves Turkey action plan Oct.16   West Bank Palestinian rioters torch Jewish holy site Joseph's Tomb   Palestinians have torched a Jewish holy site in the West Bank city of Nablus, amid soaring tensions with Israel  Turkey  Turkey shot down Russian drone near Syrian border Oct.17   Slovenia   Thousands enter Slovenia after Hungary closes border Map of Petisovci Slovenia
  Thousands of migrants are crossing into Slovenia from Croatia after Hungary closed its border to them. 2,700 arrived in Slovenia on Saturday
 Philippines  Philippines battered as Typhoon Koppu barrels in Oct.18  Southern Israel  Israeli killed in Beersheva bus station attack Oct.19  South Africa  Pistorius released from prison under house arrest   Canada Canada election: Liberals sweep to power Oct.20  Canada  Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Syria and Iraq Oct.21  Moscow  US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad Oct.22  Sweden  Sweden sword attack: 2 killed by masked attacker  U.S. Congress  Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi consulate attack Oct.23  Southern France  France bus crash: 43 Pensioners killed in truck collision   Mexico Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico  Mexico  Hurricane Patricia: Major risk of floods and landslides Oct.24  Jordan  Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site  Mexico  Storm Patricia weakens over Mexico but risks remain Oct.25  Poland  Poland conservatives secure decisive win  Brussels  Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed   Western Canada 4 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks Oct.26   Southern China US Navy destroyer to near disputed China islands   Northern Afghanistan Afghanistan-Pakistan quake Oct.27  Syria  IS 'blows up Palmyra columns to kill three captives'  Washington  Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says Oct.28  Colorado  Republicans spar in fiery 2016 presidential debate Oct.29   Beijing China to end one-child policy and allow two Oct.30  Washington  Obama to send special forces to fight IS   Romania Romanian nightclub fire leaves 27 dead   162 more were injured when a fire broke out in Bucharest late Friday. There were 300 to 400 people in the Colectiv, a large room with a stag... Oct.31   Sinai   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268 Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg.    Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies ...
 London  Rugby World Cup: All Blacks overcome Wallabies  Sinai  Sinai plane crash: 'No SOS call' before disaster



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10 killed in college shooting in Oregon Map of Umpqua Community College Roseburg Oregon Oregon


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October 1 ... more > Top ^

Oct.1  UN  Syria conflict: Russia defends air strikes
 Mecca  Hajj stampede: Iran death toll rises to 464
  Oregon  
  At least 10 people have been killed in a shooting at Umpqua Community College. At least 20 people have been wounded
 The attacker was Chris Harper Mercer
  Afghanistan Afghanistan Hercules crash: 'At least 10 dead'

October 2 ... more > Top ^

Oct.2  Northern Syria  Russia air strikes 'strengthen IS'  Guatemala  At least 26 dead in Guatemala mudslide, many reported missing  Oregon  Gunman Chris Harper Mercer had 13 guns  Bahamas  Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin   Northern Afghanistan   Kunduz MSF clinic workers killed
Map of Kunduz Afghanistan
  A clinic has been bombarded in the northern Afghan city, killing three MSF aid workers, with Nato investigating whether it was behind it


October 3 ... more > Top ^

Oct.3   Geneva MSF condemns Kunduz air strikes
 Vatican  Vatican acts after Polish priest reveals homosexuality  UN  Hospital attack in Kunduz possibly criminal - UN  Washington  US investigates Kunduz hospital bombing

October 4 ... more > Top ^

Oct.4   Vatican Pope Francis opened Church synod amid gay row
 Damascus  Assad warns of Mid-East destruction  Southern France  France floods: 16 dead on Riviera after storms  Portugal  Portugal centre-right wins re-election   Syria Islamic State 'blows up Palmyra arch'

October 5 ... more > Top ^

Oct.5   Turkey   Russian warplanes violated its airspace   Two Russian fighter jets Su-30 and Su-24 may have flown into Turkish air space accidentally, a senior U.S. military source said  Rio de Janeiro  Rio 2016: 30% cutback on Games budget to avoid overspend

October 6 ... more > Top ^

Oct.6  NATO  Russia violation of Turkish airspace 'no accident'  UN Gen. Assembly  Ex-UN General Assembly leader accused of pocketing $500,000 in bribes  Libya  EU launches operation to seize migrant smugglers' boats

October 7 ... more > Top ^

Oct.7   Syria     Syria crisis: Nato to discuss Russia air campaign   Russia's growing military involvement in the Syria conflict is expected to be high on the agenda as Nato defence ministers meet in Brussels

October 8 ... more > Top ^

Oct.8  Libya  Libya crisis: UN proposes unity government  Iran  Syria crisis: Russian Caspian missiles 'fell in Iran'

October 9 ... more > Top ^

Oct.9   Norway Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet
 Washington  Russia and US to resume Syria air safety talks

October 10 ... more > Top ^

Oct.10   Turkey     Ankara explosions leave almost 100 dead
Map of Ankara Central Station Ankara Turkey
  Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, according to officials
 TV showed scenes of panic and people lying on the ground covered in blood, amid protest banners. Prime Minister Davutoglu has announced three days of national mourning
  North Korea North Korea holds huge parades for 70th anniversary  Chad  Lake Chad's Baga Sola town hit by suicide bombers   Turkey Turkey enters mourning after Ankara blasts  Northern Afghanistan  Kunduz strike: US to compensate victims of hospital bombing

October 11 ... more > Top ^

Oct.11   Northern Iraq Turkish air strikes on PKK rebels as country mourns
 Kabul  5 dead in non-hostile helicopter crash at base in Kabul  Moscow  Syria conflict: Putin defends Russia's air strikes

October 12 ... more > Top ^

Oct.12  Northern Syria  US air drop for anti-IS forces in Hassakeh

October 13 ... more > Top ^

Oct.13   Netherlands     MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile
  Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says
  Nevada Hillary Clinton attacks rival Bernie Sanders on gun laws


October 14 ... more > Top ^

Oct.14   Jerusalem Attacks continue in Jerusalem despite new checkpoints
 Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU leaders meet with focus on Turkey

October 15 ... more > Top ^

Oct.15   Afghanistan   US troops to stay in Afghanistan in policy shift  Obama has confirmed plans to extend the US military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016, in a shift in policy. US would keep 5,500 troops in...   Brussels Migrant crisis: EU approves Turkey action plan


October 16 ... more > Top ^

Oct.16   West Bank   Palestinian rioters torch Jewish holy site Joseph's Tomb
Map of Joseph%27s Tomb Nablus Israel
  Palestinians have torched a Jewish holy site in the West Bank city of Nablus, amid soaring tensions with Israel
  Turkey Turkey shot down Russian drone near Syrian border  Hungary  Hungary closes border with Croatia  West Bank  Israel-Palestinian violence flares in West Bank and Gaza

October 17 ... more > Top ^

Oct.17  Slovenia  Migrant crisis: Slovenia army to help police   Slovenia     Thousands enter Slovenia after Hungary closes border
Map of Petisovci Slovenia
  Thousands of migrants are crossing into Slovenia from Croatia after Hungary closed its border to them. 2,700 arrived in Slovenia on Saturday
  Philippines     Philippines battered as Typhoon Koppu barrels in   Homes have been flattened, power lines toppled, and thousands of people have fled their homes. 10,000 people had been displaced

October 18 ... more > Top ^

Oct.18   Southern Israel   Israeli killed in Beersheva bus station attack   An Israeli soldier has been killed and several other people have been wounded in a gun and knife attack. The attacker, Palestinian, was also...  Slovenia  Slovenia sets limit of 2,500 people a day  Canada  Canada election: Polls due to open in tight race

October 19 ... more > Top ^

Oct.19   South Africa     Pistorius released from prison under house arrest   South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete has been released under house arrest nearly one year after he was jailed for killing his girlfr...  Serbia  Croatia opens Serbia border   Canada   Canada election: Liberals sweep to power
  Canada's Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, has decisively won parliamentary elections, ending 9 years of Conservative rule, partial results show


October 20 ... more > Top ^

Oct.20   Canada Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Syria and Iraq
 England  Xi Jinping to sign Hinkley Point nuclear power deal in UK

October 21 ... more > Top ^

Oct.21   Moscow     US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad  The White House has strongly condemned a visit to Moscow by President Bashar al-Assad, criticising Russia for putting on a 'red carpet welco...  Chicago  Red-hot Mets complete NLCS sweep of Cubs

October 22 ... more > Top ^

Oct.22   Sweden   Sweden sword attack: 2 killed by masked attacker   A man armed with a sword has killed a pupil and a teacher at a schoo. The suspect, clad in black, posed for photos ahead of the attack   U.S. Congress Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi consulate attack
 Northern Iraq  Kurdish hostages freed but US soldier killed

October 23 ... more > Top ^

Oct.23   Southern France France bus crash: 43 Pensioners killed in truck collision
  Mexico     Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico Map of Manzanillo Jalisco Mexico
  Category Five Hurricane Patricia, the strongest on record, has made landfall in Jalisco state in western Mexico, meteorologists say.    The storm is seen as 'potentia...
 Nigeria  Nigeria bombs leave at least 42 dead in Maiduguri and Yola   Mexico Hurricane Patricia: Major risk of floods and landslides  Missouri  Royals top Blue Jays in ALCS Game 6

October 24 ... more > Top ^

Oct.24   Jordan Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site
  Mexico Storm Patricia weakens over Mexico but risks remain  Bulgaria  Balkan states threaten border closures

October 25 ... more > Top ^

Oct.25  Balkans  Balkan leaders meet amid Juncker warnings   Poland   Poland conservatives secure decisive win  Law and Justice party has won parliamentary elections. Exit polls suggest it has enough seats to govern alone, with an anticipated 39% of the...   Brussels Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed
 Texas  Lewis Hamilton wins his third F1 World Championship   Western Canada   4 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks Map of Tofino British Columbia Canada
  Canadian authorities said at least three people were killed Sunday when a whale watching boat with 27 people on board capsized off Vancouver Island
 Guatemala  Comedian wins Guatemala's presidential election  Southern China  More than 120 hurt in high-speed ferry accident off Macau

October 26 ... more > Top ^

Oct.26   Southern China   US Navy destroyer to near disputed China islands
Map of South China Sea China
  USS Lassen will sail near artificial islands built by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, US defence officials have said
  Northern Afghanistan   Afghanistan-Pakistan quake Map of Koran va Monjan Badakhshan Afghanistan
  Rescue efforts are being stepped up to help those affected by the 7.5 earthquake which hit remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday


October 27 ... more > Top ^

Oct.27   Syria     IS 'blows up Palmyra columns to kill three captives'   Islamic State militants have killed three captives in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by tying them to columns and blowing them up, activists...  Beijing  China says US warship's Spratly islands passage 'illegal'   Washington Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says
 Western Canada  Wave caused whale watching boat to capsize  Northern Afghanistan  Afghanistan-Pakistan quake: Cold puts homeless at risk

October 28 ... more > Top ^

Oct.28  Austria  Migrant crisis: Austria plans Slovenia border fence   Colorado Republicans spar in fiery 2016 presidential debate


October 29 ... more > Top ^

Oct.29   Beijing   China to end one-child policy and allow two
  Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party
 Austria  UN's Ban Ki-moon urges 'flexibility' in Vienna Syria talks

October 30 ... more > Top ^

Oct.30   Washington Obama to send special forces to fight IS
  Romania   Romanian nightclub fire leaves 27 dead Map of Colectiv Bucharest Romania
  162 more were injured when a fire broke out in Bucharest late Friday. There were 300 to 400 people in the Colectiv, a large room with a stage


October 31 ... more > Top ^

Oct.31   Sinai     No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268
Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg
 Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies of victims still strapped to seats. Russian President Putin has declared Sunday a day of mourning
  London Rugby World Cup: All Blacks overcome Wallabies   Sinai Sinai plane crash: 'No SOS call' before disaster  Sinai  Sinai plane crash: Egypt dismisses IS claim


Afghanistan Hercules crash: 'At least 10 dead' Kunduz MSF clinic workers killed Map of Kunduz Afghanistan




World, October 2015 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2015
Oct.1  UN  Syria conflict: Russia defends air strikes
Oct.1   Afghanistan
Oct.2  Northern Syria  Russia air strikes 'strengthen IS'
Oct.2   Northern Afghanistan
  A clinic has been bombarded in the northern Afghan city, killing three MSF aid workers, with Nato investigating whether it was behind it
Oct.3   Geneva MSF condemns Kunduz air strikes Oct.3  UN  Hospital attack in Kunduz possibly criminal - UN Oct.3  Washington  US investigates Kunduz hospital bombing Oct.5   Turkey Russian warplanes violated its airspace   Two Russian fighter jets Su-30 and Su-24 may have flown into Turkish air space accidentally, a senior U.S. military source said Oct.6  NATO  Russia violation of Turkish airspace 'no accident' Oct.6  Libya  EU launches operation to seize migrant smugglers' boats Oct.7   Syria   Syria crisis: Nato to discuss Russia air campaign   Russia's growing military involvement in the Syria conflict is expected to be high on the agenda as Nato defence ministers meet in Brussels Oct.8  Iran  Syria crisis: Russian Caspian missiles 'fell in Iran' Oct.9   Norway Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Oct.9  Washington  Russia and US to resume Syria air safety talks Oct.10   North Korea North Korea holds huge parades for 70th anniversary Oct.10  Northern Afghanistan  Kunduz strike: US to compensate victims of hospital bombing Oct.11   Northern Iraq Turkish air strikes on PKK rebels as country mourns Oct.11  Kabul  5 dead in non-hostile helicopter crash at base in Kabul Oct.11  Moscow  Syria conflict: Putin defends Russia's air strikes Oct.12  Northern Syria  US air drop for anti-IS forces in Hassakeh Oct.13   Netherlands   MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile
  Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says
Oct.15   Afghanistan US troops to stay in Afghanistan in policy shift  Obama has confirmed plans to extend the US military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016, in a shift in policy. US would keep 5,500 troops in... Oct.16   Turkey Turkey shot down Russian drone near Syrian border
Oct.16  West Bank  Israel-Palestinian violence flares in West Bank and Gaza Oct.17  Slovenia  Migrant crisis: Slovenia army to help police Oct.20   Canada Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Syria and Iraq Oct.22  Northern Iraq  Kurdish hostages freed but US soldier killed Oct.26   Southern China US Navy destroyer to near disputed China islands Map of South China Sea China
  USS Lassen will sail near artificial islands built by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, US defence officials have said
Oct.27  Beijing  China says US warship's Spratly islands passage 'illegal' Oct.29  Austria  UN's Ban Ki-moon urges 'flexibility' in Vienna Syria talks Oct.30   Washington Obama to send special forces to fight IS



World, October 2015 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Oct.1  Mecca  Hajj stampede: Iran death toll rises to 464 Oct.1   Afghanistan Afghanistan Hercules crash: 'At least 10 dead'
Oct.2  Guatemala  At least 26 dead in Guatemala mudslide, many reported missing Oct.2  Bahamas  Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin Oct.4  Southern France  France floods: 16 dead on Riviera after storms Oct.11  Kabul  5 dead in non-hostile helicopter crash at base in Kabul Oct.17   Philippines   Philippines battered as Typhoon Koppu barrels in   Homes have been flattened, power lines toppled, and thousands of people have fled their homes. 10,000 people had been displaced Oct.19  Serbia  Croatia opens Serbia border Oct.23   Southern France France bus crash: 43 Pensioners killed in truck collision Oct.23   Mexico   Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico Map of Manzanillo Jalisco Mexico
  Category Five Hurricane Patricia, the strongest on record, has made landfall in Jalisco state in western Mexico, meteorologists say.    The storm is seen as 'potentia...
Oct.23   Mexico Hurricane Patricia: Major risk of floods and landslides Oct.24   Mexico Storm Patricia weakens over Mexico but risks remain Oct.25   Western Canada 4 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks Map of Tofino British Columbia Canada
  Canadian authorities said at least three people were killed Sunday when a whale watching boat with 27 people on board capsized off Vancouver Island
Oct.25  Southern China  More than 120 hurt in high-speed ferry accident off Macau Oct.26   Northern Afghanistan Afghanistan-Pakistan quake Map of Koran va Monjan Badakhshan Afghanistan
  Rescue efforts are being stepped up to help those affected by the 7.5 earthquake which hit remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday
Oct.27  Western Canada  Wave caused whale watching boat to capsize Oct.27  Northern Afghanistan  Afghanistan-Pakistan quake: Cold puts homeless at risk Oct.30   Romania Romanian nightclub fire leaves 27 dead
Map of Colectiv Bucharest Romania
  162 more were injured when a fire broke out in Bucharest late Friday. There were 300 to 400 people in the Colectiv, a large room with a stage
Oct.31   Sinai   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268 Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg
 Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies of victims still strapped to seats. Russian President Putin has declared Sunday a day of mourning
Oct.31   Sinai Sinai plane crash: 'No SOS call' before disaster Oct.31  Sinai  Sinai plane crash: Egypt dismisses IS claim



World, October 2015 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Oct.20  England  Xi Jinping to sign Hinkley Point nuclear power deal in UK Oct.25  Guatemala  Comedian wins Guatemala's presidential election



World, October 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Oct.5  Rio de Janeiro  Rio 2016: 30% cutback on Games budget to avoid overspend Oct.21  Chicago  Red-hot Mets complete NLCS sweep of Cubs Oct.23  Missouri  Royals top Blue Jays in ALCS Game 6 Oct.25  Texas  Lewis Hamilton wins his third F1 World Championship Oct.31   London Rugby World Cup: All Blacks overcome Wallabies




World, October 2015 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Oct.1   Oregon 10 killed in college shooting in Oregon
Map of Umpqua Community College Roseburg Oregon Oregon
  At least 10 people have been killed in a shooting at Umpqua Community College. At least 20 people have been wounded
 The attacker was Chris Harper Mercer
Oct.2  Oregon  Gunman Chris Harper Mercer had 13 guns Oct.4   Syria Islamic State 'blows up Palmyra arch' Oct.6  UN Gen. Assembly  Ex-UN General Assembly leader accused of pocketing $500,000 in bribes Oct.10   Turkey   Ankara explosions leave almost 100 dead Map of Ankara Central Station Ankara Turkey
  Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, according to officials
 TV showed scenes of panic and people lying on the ground covered in blood, amid protest banners. Prime Minister Davutoglu has announced three days of national mourning
Oct.10  Chad  Lake Chad's Baga Sola town hit by suicide bombers Oct.10   Turkey Turkey enters mourning after Ankara blasts Oct.14   Jerusalem Attacks continue in Jerusalem despite new checkpoints Oct.16   West Bank Palestinian rioters torch Jewish holy site Joseph's Tomb Map of Joseph%27s Tomb Nablus Israel
  Palestinians have torched a Jewish holy site in the West Bank city of Nablus, amid soaring tensions with Israel
Oct.18   Southern Israel Israeli killed in Beersheva bus station attack   An Israeli soldier has been killed and several other people have been wounded in a gun and knife attack. The attacker, Palestinian, was also... Oct.19   South Africa   Pistorius released from prison under house arrest   South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete has been released under house arrest nearly one year after he was jailed for killing his girlfr... Oct.22   Sweden Sweden sword attack: 2 killed by masked attacker   A man armed with a sword has killed a pupil and a teacher at a schoo. The suspect, clad in black, posed for photos ahead of the attack Oct.22  Northern Iraq  Kurdish hostages freed but US soldier killed Oct.23  Nigeria  Nigeria bombs leave at least 42 dead in Maiduguri and Yola Oct.27   Syria   IS 'blows up Palmyra columns to kill three captives'   Islamic State militants have killed three captives in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by tying them to columns and blowing them up, activists... Oct.31   Sinai   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268 Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg
 Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies of victims still strapped to seats. Russian President Putin has declared Sunday a day of mourning
Oct.31  Sinai  Sinai plane crash: Egypt dismisses IS claim



World, October 2015 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Oct.1  UN  Syria conflict: Russia defends air strikes Oct.3   Geneva MSF condemns Kunduz air strikes
Oct.3  Vatican  Vatican acts after Polish priest reveals homosexuality Oct.3  Washington  US investigates Kunduz hospital bombing Oct.4   Vatican Pope Francis opened Church synod amid gay row Oct.4  Damascus  Assad warns of Mid-East destruction Oct.4  Portugal  Portugal centre-right wins re-election Oct.6  NATO  Russia violation of Turkish airspace 'no accident' Oct.6  UN Gen. Assembly  Ex-UN General Assembly leader accused of pocketing $500,000 in bribes Oct.8  Libya  Libya crisis: UN proposes unity government Oct.9   Norway Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Oct.9  Washington  Russia and US to resume Syria air safety talks Oct.10   North Korea North Korea holds huge parades for 70th anniversary Oct.10   Turkey Turkey enters mourning after Ankara blasts Oct.10  Northern Afghanistan  Kunduz strike: US to compensate victims of hospital bombing Oct.11  Moscow  Syria conflict: Putin defends Russia's air strikes Oct.13   Netherlands   MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile
  Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says
Oct.13   Nevada Hillary Clinton attacks rival Bernie Sanders on gun laws
Oct.14  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU leaders meet with focus on Turkey Oct.15   Brussels Migrant crisis: EU approves Turkey action plan Oct.16  Hungary  Hungary closes border with Croatia Oct.17  Slovenia  Migrant crisis: Slovenia army to help police Oct.17   Slovenia   Thousands enter Slovenia after Hungary closes border Map of Petisovci Slovenia
  Thousands of migrants are crossing into Slovenia from Croatia after Hungary closed its border to them. 2,700 arrived in Slovenia on Saturday
Oct.18  Slovenia  Slovenia sets limit of 2,500 people a day Oct.18  Canada  Canada election: Polls due to open in tight race Oct.19  Serbia  Croatia opens Serbia border Oct.19   Canada Canada election: Liberals sweep to power
  Canada's Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, has decisively won parliamentary elections, ending 9 years of Conservative rule, partial results show
Oct.20  England  Xi Jinping to sign Hinkley Point nuclear power deal in UK Oct.21   Moscow   US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad  The White House has strongly condemned a visit to Moscow by President Bashar al-Assad, criticising Russia for putting on a 'red carpet welco... Oct.22   U.S. Congress Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi consulate attack
Oct.24   Jordan Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site Oct.24  Bulgaria  Balkan states threaten border closures Oct.25  Balkans  Balkan leaders meet amid Juncker warnings Oct.25   Poland Poland conservatives secure decisive win  Law and Justice party has won parliamentary elections. Exit polls suggest it has enough seats to govern alone, with an anticipated 39% of the... Oct.25   Brussels Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed Oct.25  Guatemala  Comedian wins Guatemala's presidential election Oct.27  Beijing  China says US warship's Spratly islands passage 'illegal' Oct.27   Washington Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says Oct.28  Austria  Migrant crisis: Austria plans Slovenia border fence Oct.28   Colorado Republicans spar in fiery 2016 presidential debate Oct.29   Beijing China to end one-child policy and allow two
  Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party
Oct.29  Austria  UN's Ban Ki-moon urges 'flexibility' in Vienna Syria talks