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October 2018 Current Events: World News

Updated October 7, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for October 2018:

  1. Peru Reverses Ex-President’s Pardon
  2. Najib’s Wife Charged
  3. Fuel Tanker Crash in Congo
  4. Ships Collide in Mediterranean
  5. 50 People Die in Kenya Bus Crash
  6. Armenian PM to Resign
  7. Missing Saudi Journalist Feared Dead
  8. Shooting at Russian College
  9. Hungary’s PM Bans Gender Studies
  10. Kandahar Vote Delayed
  11. Khashoggi Confirmed Dead
  12. Ethiopia Approves First Female President
  13. Stabbing in Chinese Kindergarten
  14. Voters Head to the Polls in Brazil/a>

Peru Reverses Ex-President’s Pardon

Fujimori

On October 3, a Peruvian court reversed the pardon granted to ex-President Alberto Fujimori in December. Fujimori was accused of being linked to death squads and two massacres, but was pardoned due to health concerns. The appeal was made by one of the victims’ groups, and Fujimori has been sent back to prison. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File

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Najib’s Wife Charged

Mansor

On October 4, Malaysia’s ex-Prime Minister Najib’s wife was charged with 17 counts of money laundering. Najib himself faces 32 charges. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Yam G-Jun

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Fuel Tanker Crash in Congo

Congo Crash

On October 6, a fuel tanker collided with a vehicle in Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 50 people and injuring over 100. Rescue workers are doing their best to help the victims. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Henri Alimasi/Congo’s health ministry via AP

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Ships Collide in Mediterranean

Mediterranean Crash

On October 7, two ships collided in the Mediterranean Sea. Though no deaths or injuries were reported, the crash did cause a fuel spill. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Marine National via AP

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50 People Die in Kenya Bus Crash

Kenya Bus Crash

On October 9, at least 50 people, including 7 children, died in a Kenyan bus crash. Authorities believe the driver lost control, causing the crash. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Washington Sigu

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Armenian PM to Resign

PM Pashinyan

On October 10, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan he would hand in his resignation to prepare for the early election in December. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

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Missing Saudi Journalist Feared Dead

Missing Saudi Journalist

On October 15, unconfirmed reports claim that Saudi Arabia is about to admit that missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has been killed during an interrogation gone wrong. Khashoggi was last seen entering a Saudi consulate. This issue has created tension between Saudi Arabia and its western allies. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

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Shooting at Russian College

Russian Shooting

On October 17, a teenager went through a Crimea college and began shooting his fellow classmates before shooting himself. At least 19 people have died and multiple others were wounded during the attack. A motive has not yet been disclosed. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

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Hungary’s PM Bans Gender Studies

Viktor Orban

On October 19, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban banned all gender studies programs from universities because “people are born either male or female.” The decision is facing much backlash, and it is possible the ban will not succeed. (CNN)

Photo Source: Aris Oikonomou, Pool Photo via AP

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Kandahar Vote Delayed

Abdul Raziq

On October 19, a rogue bodyguard shot and killed General Abdul Raziq at a high-level security meeting. Three Americans were hurt in the attack, and a governor and local intelligence head were killed. The attack was claimed by the Taliban and has delayed the vote. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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Khashoggi Confirmed Dead

Missing Saudi Journalist

On October 22, it was reported that the man behind journalist Khashoggi’s death was giving orders via Skype. Khashoggi died in Turkey, after he entered the Saudi Arabia consulate. The story has changed many times, but his death is attributed to a chokehold by hitmen. (Reuters)

Photo Source: CCTV/TRT World via AP

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Ethiopia Approves First Female President

Sahle-Work Zewde

On October 25, Ethiopian Parliament approved Sahle-Work Zewde as the first female president of the country. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Simon Maina/Pool via AP, File

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Stabbing in Chinese Kindergarten

China Stabbing

On October 26, a woman wielding a knife entered a Chinese kindergarten and stabbed 14 children. The woman was apprehended by bystanders and school security. No deaths have been reported, and a motive has yet to be discovered. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

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Voters Head to the Polls in Brazil

Brazil Elections

On October 27, Brazilians headed to the polls to vote. As of late, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro remains in the lead. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Leo Correa

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