Portal:Current events/October 2017

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October 2017 was the tenth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Tuesday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from October 2017.

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Business and economy
  • The United Kingdom's Monarch Airlines goes into financial bankruptcy administration, suspending all flights, cancelling 300 thousand bookings, and leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded. (Reuters)

Disasters and accidents
  • Vanuatu begins evacuating 11,000 islanders from the island of Ambae because of the erupting volcano Manaro Voui which pollutes the water. (Reuters)

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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 2017 Las Vegas shooting
    • The Luxor Hotel is placed on lockdown due to a bomb threat. (Express)
    • The death toll rises to at least 59 people with an additional 527 others injured. (The New York Times), (The Washington Post)
    • Authorities name the shooter, who killed himself before police arrived at his room in the Mandalay Bay casino and hotel, as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock. Police find 23 guns in Paddock's hotel room, and 19 more at his Mesquite, Nevada, home. (CNBC), (ABC News)
    • The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. (The Guardian)
    • Stephen Paddock's former neighbors in Reno, Nevada, describe him as having a possible gambling problem. (Newsweek)
    • CBS fires Hayley Geftman-Gold, vice president and senior counsel of strategic transactions at CBS, for a social media post stating that she did not have sympathy for the shooting's victims because "country music fans often are Republican gun toters". (Fox News), (The Hill)
    • Without providing evidence, ISIL claims responsibility for the attack. U.S. law enforcement say they have found no evidence linking the perpetrator with international terrorist groups. (CBS News)
  • Syrian Civil War
    • Two suicide bombers attack a police station in the Al-Midan neighbourhood of Damascus, killing at least 15 people. (Reuters)

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Armed attacks and conflicts
  • Syrian Civil War
    • ISIL releases video footage of two alleged Russian soldiers it captured. However, Russia denies the claims. (Newsweek)

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Science and technology
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Law and crime
  • Crime in Brazil
    • Brazilian police detain fugitive Italian former left-wing guerrilla and convicted murderer Cesare Battisti, as he was attempting to flee across the border into Bolivia to avoid extradition back to Italy and facing his life sentence prison term for four murders in the 1970s. (Reuters)
  • Cybercrime
    • U.S. fast-food chain operator Sonic Drive-In may have had a malware attack at some of its drive-in outlets and may have allowed hackers to access customers’ debit and credit card information. (Reuters)

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Law and crime
  • Janaúba Tragedy
    • In the town of Janaúba, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, a recently dismissed security guard set fire to a childcare center, killing at least four children and a teacher and leaving 25 others, mostly children aged four and five, injured. (BBC)
  • Cybercrime
    • Alleged Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer. The entrance to the computer was speculated to have possibly been through an installed Kaspersky Lab antivirus. U.S. rules governing federal computers now ban installation of Kaspersky Lab software. (Reuters)

Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian Civil War
    • According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Russian airstrikes kill at least 14 civilians, including three children, as they cross the Euphrates river near the ISIL-held city of Mayadin in eastern Syria while fleeing the village of Mahkan. (TRT World)
    • Jaysh al-Islam Islamist rebels launch a successful counter-attack in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus, targeting the points they lost to the Syrian government over the course of seven days near the town of Hawsh Dawahra, and recovering all of the lost territories. (Al Masdar News)

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Armed attacks and conflicts
  • A Saudi national opens fire at the Al-Salam Royal Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing two guards and injuring three others. Security guards shoot and kill the gunman. (Arab News), (BBC)

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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 2017 North Korea crisis
    • A South Korean lawmaker claims that in 2016, North Korean hackers stole classified military documents detailing joint operations between the South Korean and United States military forces in the event of war with North Korea. (The Financial Times)

Business and economy
  • Economy of the United States
    • Multinational U.S. conglomerate Honeywell announces plans to spinoff its Homes, ADI Global Distribution, and Transportation Systems businesses into two separate, publicly-traded companies by the end of 2018. (PR Newswire)

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Law and crime

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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian Civil War
    • Three suicide bombers attack a police command center in Damascus, killing two people and injuring six others. (Reuters)
    • The Sun reports that the CIA informed UK intelligence agencies that British-born ISIL activist and recruiter Sally Jones was killed in a U.S. drone strike in June along with her 12-year-old son while they were fleeing Raqqa in Syria. (The Guardian)

Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

Law and crime

Politics and elections
  • Politics of Peru
    • The Peruvian Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Administration, through the Ministry of Justice, appoints a new head to the Direction of Presidential Graces, which is believed to be a first step towards granting a pardon to 79-year-old former president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), although President Kuczynski has denied it. In April 2009, a three-judge panel had sentenced Fujimori for acts of corruption, human rights violations, and various others crimes. Fujimori, who has been in jail since 2007 and whose health has deteriorated, including alleged tongue cancer, has applied for a pardon unsuccessfully on two occasions. (RPP Noticias), (El Comercio), (Diario Correo)

Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economy
  • 2017 Kobe Steel falsification of data scandal
    • As had been previously reported on October 9, Japan's third-biggest steelmaker, Kobe Steel, now admits to further falsification of product data. Steel wire products did not meet the specifications requested by customers. The scandal now affects about 500 customer companies. (Reuters), (BBC)

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Health and medicine

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Science and technology
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Law and crime
  • Cybercrime
    • U.S.-based Hyatt Hotels discovers another (the other much larger one being in 2015) unauthorized access to payment card information at certain Hyatt-managed locations worldwide between March 18 and July 2, at a total of 41 properties in 11 countries. (Reuters)
  • MS-13
    • Police in Chimaltenango, Guatemala capture Ángel Gabriel Reyes Marroquin, a leader of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, street gang. Prosecutors say he is connected to the deaths of at least 287 people. In 2014 Reyes escaped while facing charges including murder from a maximum security prison. Currently, he was also wanted for an August 17 armed attack on Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City in which seven people were shot dead. (BBC), (BBC)

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  • Boko Haram insurgency
    • A suicide bomber kills 13 people and injures five others in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri. According to the police, 13 more civilians were injured in separate attacks. (Reuters)

Law and crime

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Sports
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Terrorism in Indonesia

Business and economy

International relations

Law and crime
  • Ransomware
    • Security researchers report on the outbreak of the ransomware nicknamed Bad Rabbit, which has affected computer networks throughout the world, with Russia and Ukraine being the worst affected. (International Business Times) (BBC)

Politics and elections
Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

Politics and elections

Law and crime
  • Ukrainian crisis
    • A parked scooter explosion in Kiev, thought to be an assassination attempt on Ukrainian Radical MP Ihor Mosiychuk, kills his bodyguard and one more man. Mosiychuk, political scientist Vitaliy Bala and a woman are injured. (DigitalJournal)

Science and technology
  • Interstellar comet
    • The discovery of an asteroid with a record high eccentricity, A/2017 U1, is announced. It is almost certainly the first known example of an interstellar object. While initially thought to be a comet, it is now considered an asteroid. (IAU Minor Planet Center)
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