October 2016: 2016 Nobel Prizes

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

2016 Nobel Prizes
Image of the Nobel Peace Prize being announced in Norway.
Throughout the first two weeks of October, the 2016 winners of the Nobel Prize are awarded in Oslo, Norway and in Stockholm, Sweden. The winners are: Yoshinori Ohsumi for Physiology or Medicine; Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrüm for Economic Sciences; John Kosterlitz, Duncan Haldane and David Thouless for Physics; James Fraser Stoddart, Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Ben Feringa for Chemistry; Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia, for the Nobel Peace Prize; and lastly, the Nobel Prize for Literature goes to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
Photo source: Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP
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