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Events in October 2010

Oct. 1 China’s lunar probe Change – 2 is successfully launched from the Xichang Satelite Launch Centre in Sichnan province. Full Story
The former Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf launches a new political party, All – Pakistan Muslim League, in London. Full Story
Vietnam holds a grand ceremony to mark the beginning of the 10-day celebrations observing the 1,000th anniversary of the capital city of Hanoi.
Oct. 2 Ukraine’s Constitutional Court invalidates the political reform of 2004 adopted during the pro-Western “Orange revolution”.
Atleast 36 persons are killed in a train rams a stationary train at a station in Petaswar, a coastal city in Central Java, Jakarta. Full Story
Oct. 3 Brazilians cast ballots in Presidential polls. Full Story
Germany celebrates 20 years of reunification after decades of Cold War division. Full Story
Oct. 4 Dr. Robert G. Edwards, British Scientist and IVF pioneer, who created Louise Brown the world’s first test tube baby in 1978 is awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Full Story
A decade-long Census of Marine Life lists over 1 millioin marine species living on earth. Full Story
Over one million cubic metres of toxic red sludge bursts out of a Hungarian’s factory’s reservoir and sweeps through villages. Full Story
Oct. 5 Andre Geim of the Netherlands and Russian – British National Konstantin Novoselov are jointly awarded the Nobel Physics Prize for their woks on graphone, the World’s thinnest and strongest nanomaterial. Full Story
Life term for Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistan-born U.S. Citizen, charged with the May 1 Times Square bomb plot. Full Story
Oct. 6 Richard Heck of the U.S. and Ei-ichi Negishi and Aira Suzuki of Japan are chosen for the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the development of “palladium – catalysed cross-coupling”. Full Story
Oct. 7 Mario Vargas Llosa, celebrated Peruvian – Spanish author is chosen for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Full Story
Seven persons are killed and 65 injured as two suicide bombers strike at the Abdullah Shah ghazi shrine in Karachi, Pakistan. Full Story
Oct. 8 Jailed Chinese political activist, Liu xigobo is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Full Story
Oct. 10 Kyrgyzstan voters cast ballots in landmark parliamentary polls. Full Story
Parade in Hanoi to mark millennium of the Vietnamese capital. Full Story
Oct. 11 Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen of the U.S. and British-Cypriot Christopher Pissarides win the Economics Nobel for their work on explaining demand – supply gap in the labour market and elsewhere. Full Story
Oct. 12 eighteen countries come to gather under the banner of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus in the Vietnam capital Hanoi. Full Story
India is elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Full Story
British writer and Journalist Howard Jacobson’s novel The Finkler Question bags the Man Booker Prize 2010. Full Story
A Federal judge in California strikes down the law that banned gays from serving in the army if they revealed their sexual orientation. Full Story
Oct. 15 Russian scientists open Severny Polyus (North Pole) 38, a floating polar research station, in the Chuckchi Sea at the margin of the Arabic Ocean. Full Story
Israel’s government ends an unofficial freeze on new building in east Jerusalem. Full Story
Oct. 17 Pope Benedict XVI canonises Australia’s first saint Mary Mackillop at a mass in Saint Peter’s Square. Full Story
Oct. 18 Super typhoon Megi pounds the northern Philippines whipping up huge waves along the cost. Full Story
The 12-day U.N.’s Convention on Biological Diversity opens in the central city of Nagoya in Japan. Full Story
Oct. 19 At least seven persons are killed and 17 wounded as gunman attack the Chechen Parliament in the capital Grozny. Full Story
Author J.K. Rowling is presented the first Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize. Full Story
Oct. 20 The U.K. Governmenht announces a E 80 billion – plus cuts in public spending. Full Story
Nearly a quarter of the 5.6 million ballots cast in Afhan Parliamentary polls is cancelled. Full Story
Oct. 21 Three senior peers, including Labour’s Lord Swraj Paul, are suspended from the British House of Lords over their expenses claims. Full Story
Oct. 22 The French Upper House posses the law raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 amid nationwide strikes and protests. Full Story
“In the largest classified military leak in history” , WikiLeaks releases 400,000 secret American documents on the Iraq war. Full Story
Oct. 23 The G-20 countries vow to avoid tit-for-tat currency devaluations after talks in Gyeongju, South Korea. Deal to revamp IMF clinched. Full Story
Legendary Everest climber Chhewang Nima Sherpa (43), is feared killed after being swept away by an avalanche while fixing ropes for a climbing group on the 7,129-metre Mt. Baruntse. Full Story
Oct. 25 At least 413 people are killed in a three-metre tsunami triggered by 7.7 magnitude temblor in Indonesia obtain the worst hit off the coast of Sumatra Mentawai Island. Full Story
India and Japan decide to expand ties in the area of rare earth minerals after Manmonhan Singh-Naoto Kan talks in Tokyo. Full Story
Oct. 26 China unveils the world’s fastest bullet train linking Shanghat and Hangzhou, which will run at 350 km per hour. Full Story
The Iraq High Tribunal sentenced to death former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz. Full Story
Paul, the octopus, who fascinated football fans with its predictions during this year’s World Cup dies in an aquarium in the German city of Oberhausen. Full Story
At least 30 people are killed after Indonesia’s most volatile volcano Mount Merapi erupts. Full Story
Oct. 27 France’s Parliament grants final approval to a bill raising the retirement age from 60-62. Full Story
The former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner (60), dies in Buenos Aires after suffering from severe heart trouble. Full Story
India and Malaysia sign six pacts in Kuala Lumpur at a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Manmon Singh and Md. Najib. Full Story
A boulevard named Little India is inaugurated in Malaysia. Full Story
India signs the convention on Supplementary Componsation for Nuclear Damage at the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna. Full Story
Oct. 28 Two air shipments of explosives packed in toner cartridges for computer printers sent from Yeman to Synagogues in Chicago are intercepted in Britain and Dubai. Full Story
Oct. 29 Thirty persons are killed and 68 wounded in a suicide bombing at a coffee shop in central Iraq’s restive Diyala province. Full Story
Oct. 30 Alexandria Mills from the U.S. is crowned Miss World 2010 at a glittering ceremony in Sanya, China.
Oct. 31 Brazilians vote in presidential run-off. Full Story
At least 52 people are killed in a botched attempt to rescue hostages at the Out Lady of Salvation Cathalic Cathedral in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Full Story

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