Portal:Current events/October 2005

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October 2005 was the tenth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Saturday, ended on a Monday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from October 2005.

  • Zimbabwean state-owned media announces that the Zimbabwean government briefly detained the United States ambassador, on Monday, October 10. The United States considers the matter closed following a formal apology. (Wash. Times)
  • 2005 Kashmir earthquake: SOS Children's Villages have been appointed temporary custodian of unaccompanied children. SOS will run the family tracing database and look after children in their emergency centre in Islamabad and in other six villages in Kashmir. (SOS)
  • A high ranking undercover Central Intelligence Agency officer, known only as "Jose," will coordinate CIA, FBI, and State Department spying operations as the new director of the National Clandestine Service. (Reuters)
  • Futures industry regulators, brokerages, and futures exchanges in the United States engage in furious talks over how to avoid, or how to minimize the consequences of, the impending failure of Refco, a global commodities broker-dealer. (MSN Money)
  • Security concern over Google maps - India's President has warned that the Google map service could help terrorists by providing satellite photos of potential targets.
  • Former President of Ecuador, Lucio Gutiérrez Borbúa, deposed by the Ecuadorian military on April 20, 1995, after days of civil disturbances in Quito, returns voluntarily to Ecuador and is immediately locked in a maximum security prison cell in Quito, on charges of attempting to subvert national security, after having repeatedly stated to the international media that he continues to be the legitimate President of the Republic of Ecuador. (El Universo, Guayaquil)[permanent dead link] (article in Spanish).
  • Daniel Craig is announced as the sixth official James Bond actor.
October 2005


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