Portal:Current events/October 2014

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October 2014 was the tenth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Wednesday, ended on a Friday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from October 2014.

Armed conflicts and attacks
  • War in Donbass:
    • At least 12 people are killed when shells hit a school and, in a separate shelling, a bus station in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk. (CNN)
  • Taliban insurgency
  • Syrian civil war:
    • At least 45 people (including 41 children) are killed and 56 injured following a suicide bomber attack on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs. (RTE)(Al Jazeera)
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Environment
  • Pacific walruses unable to find sea ice on which to rest in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in north-west Alaska.(The Guardian)
Politics and elections
  • Greenland's government calls for an early election on November 28 after an expenses scandal prompts Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond to step down as leader of the governing Siumut party. (AFP)
  • Julia Pierson resigns as the Director of the United States Secret Service following a series of security breaches at the White House. (Bloomberg)
  • The Egyptian government confiscates all copies of a daily print of Al-Masry Al-Youm, one of the country’s largest private newspapers, in order to censor an article, days after President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed in a U.S. television interview that there was "no limitation on freedom of expression in Egypt." (New York Times)
Disasters and accidents
  • A series of explosions at a gunpowder plant in the village of Gorni Lom in Northwestern Bulgaria completely destroys the factory, killing 15 people who were working inside it at the time. (Focus News)
International relations
Business and economy
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that unemployment in the United States has dropped from 6.1% to 5.9% in September, the lowest since July of 2008. The labor force participation rate also fell, to 62.7 percent. (CNBC)
  • A cyber-attack against JPMorgan Chase and 9 other financial institutions that compromised over 83 million accounts is disclosed. The attack is considered one of the largest data breaches in history.(Reuters)
Politics and elections
Armed conflicts
  • Syrian civil war
    • The Kurdish city of Kobane in the Raqqa governate is on the brink of catastrophe as ISIL fighters besiege the city. (The Guardian)
International relations
Politics and elections
Sports
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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • ISIL prepares to establish itself in Libya and reports emerge that they are already in the city of Derna. (Al Arabiya)
  • Kashmir conflict
    • India and Pakistan trade fire across the borders resulting in five civilian deaths in India and four in Pakistan. (AFP/Reuters via ABC News Australia)
Business and economics
Health
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Science
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits China's Yunnan province with at least one death reported. (Sky News)
  • 2014 Pacific typhoon season
    • Supertyphoon Vongfong becomes the most intense storm of the year as it heads for Japan. (Live Science)
  • A major search operation is underway for the Sunrise-689, a Vietnamese vessel carrying 18 crew members and 5,226 tonnes of oil which lost both radio and radar contact on October 3 40 minutes after its departure from Singapore. (International Business Times)
International relations
  • Burma pledges to release 3000 prisoners a month before it hosts a Southeast Asian summit. (Reuters)
Politics
  • Umbrella revolution
    • Protesters who filled Hong Kong's streets for more democracy lessened Tuesday after the government finally agreed to negotiate with the student leaders. (CBC)
Science
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  • The American city of St. Louis prepares for a weekend of protests after eight people were arrested protesting another death in the suburb of Ferguson, Missouri this week. (Reuters)
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Business and economy
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops more than 450 points, erasing gains for the year only to rebound late in the day for a close down 173 points. (CNBC)
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Disasters and accidents
  • Cyclone Hudhud
    • The death toll from the Nepalese avalanche caused by the remnants of Cyclone Hudhud reaches 40. (Xinhua)
  • Days of heavy rainfall in Nicaragua lead to at least 22 deaths including 9 people killed in the capital Managua by a wall collapse. (BBC)
Environment
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Armed conflicts and attacks
Religion
Science
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International relations
  • Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader Donald Tusk in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves. Sikorski later retracted the claim stating he had "mis-remembered". (Reuters via Yahoo News)(Daily Mail)
Law and crime
  • A South African court sentences Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (Mail and Guardian), (NBC)
  • North Korea releases American Jeffrey Edward Fowle five months after detaining him for leaving a Bible at a hotel. (CNN)
Sports
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Health
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Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • A Hamas member carries out a terrorist attack in Jerusalem by intentionally striking a group of pedestrians in a train station with his car killing a 3-month-old baby. (Times of Israel)
  • Islamist insurgency in Nigeria
    • Boko Haram abducts "dozens" of women and girls in Adamawa State, specifically in the villages of Wanga Mangoro and Garta. (BBC)
Health
Law and crime
  • A man attacks a group of police officers in New York City with a hatchet, injuring 2 before being shot dead. Police suspect the attacker was motivated by radical Islamic ideals. (CNN)
Politics and elections
  • Protesters in Iran call for increased security after four women are injured in acid attacks in Isfahan for allegedly not wearing veils. (AFP via ABC Online)
Science
  • Partial solar eclipse visible over much of North America today. (timeanddate.com)
Armed conflicts and attacks
Law and crime
International relations
  • The European Union reaches a landmark climate deal to cut emissions by 40 percent by 2030. (AFP/Reuters via ABC News)
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Sports
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Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
  • Despite an international campaign, Iran hangs Reyhaneh Jabbari, sentenced for the murder of a man she claims was in self-defence. (BBC)
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Health
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Politics
  • Thomas Menino, former mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, and the longest-serving mayor in the city's history, dies of cancer at the age of 71. (Boston Globe)
  • The Temple Mount in Jerusalem was closed to all visitors for the first time since 2000, following the attempted assassination of Israeli activist Yehuda Glick. (The Jerusalem Post)
Sports
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Business and economy
  • The Bank of Japan announces a decision to buy more assets, continuing an aggressive expansion of the money supply, by roughly US$60 billion per month, admitting that it hasn't yet reached its goals on growth. (Reuters)
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Health
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