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October 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow

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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

Leader of India's Tata Group Fired
Image of Cyrus P. Mistry
On Oct. 24, 2016, the India-based conglomerate Tata Group fires Chairman Cyrus Mistry. The group has only had six chairmen since its founding in 1868; Mistry was expected to lead the group for decades, but only lasted four years before the board unexpectedly ousted him. The company deals in cars, steel, hotels and much more and under Mistry's command, many reforms were initiated that brought profit to the Tata Group in a time when the company was struggling financially.
Photo source: AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File
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