October 2014

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October 2014 was the tenth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Wednesday, ended on a Friday after 31 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from October 2014.

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  • A series of explosions at a gunpowder plant in the village of Gorni Lom in Northwestern Bulgaria completely destroys the factory, killing 15 people who were working inside it at the time. (Focus News)
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  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that unemployment in the United States has dropped from 6.1% to 5.9% in September, the lowest since July of 2008. The labor force participation rate also fell, to 62.7 percent. (CNBC)
  • A cyber-attack against JPMorgan Chase and 9 other financial institutions that compromised over 83 million accounts is disclosed. The attack is considered one of the largest data breaches in history.(Reuters)
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  • Burma pledges to release 3000 prisoners a month before it hosts a Southeast Asian summit. (Reuters)
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    • Protesters who filled Hong Kong's streets for more democracy lessened Tuesday after the government finally agreed to negotiate with the student leaders. (CBC)
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  • A man attacks a group of police officers in New York City with a hatchet, injuring 2 before being shot dead. Police suspect the attacker was motivated by radical Islamic ideals. (CNN)
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  • Protesters in Iran call for increased security after four women are injured in acid attacks in Isfahan for allegedly not wearing veils. (AFP via ABC Online)
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  • Sixteen workers are killed after a coal mine collapses in far western Xinjiang region. (Reuters)
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  • Despite an international campaign, Iran hangs Reyhaneh Jabbari, sentenced for the murder of a man she claims was in self-defence. (BBC)
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  • The Bank of Japan announces a decision to buy more assets, continuing an aggressive expansion of the money supply, by roughly US$60 billion per month, admitting that it hasn't yet reached its goals on growth. (Reuters)
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