October 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.

1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger

Columbian Peace Deal Defeated
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On October 2, 2016, the Colombian peace deal between the government and the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is defeated by voters. The deal was intended to end the 52-year war between the rebels and the government. The vote is close, with 50.2% against and 49.8% for the peace deal. The question read, "Do you support the final agreement to end the conflict and construct a stable and enduring peace?" Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announces that although the vote is a "no" the cease-fire that was signed with FARC will remain in effect.
Photo source: AP Photo/Fernando Vergara
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