October 2010

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October 2010 was the tenth month of that common year. It began on a Friday and ended after 31 days on a Sunday.

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  • BMW announces the international recall of hundreds of thousands of luxury cars. (BBC)
  • American Bob Dudley succeeds Tony Hayward as the new CEO of BP after the recent controversies over the Oil Spill crisis in the Deepwater Horizon. (AP via Google News)
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  • Kenyan authorities announce that more than 1,000 teachers have been fired for sexually abusing girls over a 2-year period. (BBC)
  • Right-wing Israeli politicians push for a controversial change to the wording of the oath required to become an Israeli citizen, amending the wording so that potential citizens must promise to respect Israel as a "Jewish and democratic state". (BBC)
  • China issues new regulations requiring the managers of mines to accompany workers down the shafts. (BBC) (RTHK)
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  • Eight ISAF NATO soldiers are killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan, including four in roadside bombings. (AP)
  • Six people, including an Iraqi Interior Ministry official and four members of a leading political bloc, die in multiple explosions throughout Baghdad apparently targeting members of former prime Minister Ayad Allawi's al-Iraqiya political coalition; four were killed in a roadside bomb and three others were wounded. (CNN)
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  • All four Ecuadorean miners trapped underground since a mine collapse have been found dead. (CNN)
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  • UEFA:
    • UEFA President Michel Platini proposes a goal-line referee's assistant rather than goal-line technology which he says would lead to "Playstation Football", despite controversial decisions in 2010 World Cup matches. (BBC Sports)
    • The European football rulemaking body has called for proof to substantiate corruption allegations leveled against the Euro 2012 bidding process. (BBC Sports)
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  • France announces it is likely to withdraw some of its troops from Afghanistan in 2011. (CNN)
  • Somali group Al-Shabaab publicly executes two teenage girls, claiming they were spies. (AFP)
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  • A British man is sentenced to 18 weeks in prison for posting malicious and abusive messages on Facebook memorial sites, including the page for deceased reality TV star Jade Goody. (BBC News)
  • An American judge has ruled that a six year old may be sued for negligence after crashing into an elderly woman while riding a bicycle at age four.(BBC)
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  • A large oil field is discovered off the coast of Brazil that could contain between 8 and 15 billion barrels. (BBC)
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  1. ^ "Army mobilizes new forces in Lawdar". Yemen Times. October 11, 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ (MSNBC)