Portal:Current events/October 2015

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

October 2015 was the tenth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Thursday, ended on a Saturday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from October 2015.

Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economy

Disasters and accidents

Health and medicine

International relations

Transportation
Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economy

Disasters and accidents

Law and crime
Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

Politics and elections

Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economy
  • Clothing manufacturer and retailer American Apparel files for bankruptcy. The company says that its 200+ retail stores will continue to operate without any interruptions. (The New York Times), (Forbes)
  • The World Bank estimates that 9.6 percent of the world’s population is living in extreme poverty this year, down from 12.8% in 2012. The bank also updated its global poverty line from $1.25 per day to $1.90 per day to reflect inflation and changes in purchasing power around the world; it was last adjusted in 2008. (Time), (The Guardian)

Disasters and accidents

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economy

Disasters and accidents

International relations

Law and crime

Science and technology

Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks

Health and medicine

Law and crime
Science

Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Business and economy

Disasters and accidents

International relations
Law and crime
  • Spencer Stone, one of the individuals involved in stopping the gunman in the August 2015 Thalys train attack, is stabbed in downtown Sacramento. Police said the incident is not related to a terrorist act; the assault occurred near a bar. He is in stable condition at a hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening wounds. (MSN)

Politics and elections

Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections
  • European migrant crisis
    • The southern German state of Bavaria threatens to take the Federal German government to court if it fails to take immediate steps to limit the flow of migrants to Germany. Over 200,000 migrants are estimated to have entered Germany since the beginning of September, the vast majority over the Austrian border into Bavaria. (Reuters)
Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

International relations
Politics and elections

Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks

International relations
Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economics
International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections
Science
Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

Business and economics

International relations

Politics and elections

Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

Politics and elections

Sports

Business and economics
Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Business and economy

International relations
  • Vietnam says a Chinese vessel rammed into and sank one of its fishing boats near disputed islands in the South China Sea. More than 20 Vietnamese fishing boats have been attacked by Chinese vessels this year causing tensions between both countries. (AP via Yahoo)

Disasters and accidents

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science
  • Astronomers say they have observed bizarre light patterns using the Kepler Space Telescope from a star that appears old, but is shrouded in debris like a much younger star, roughly 1,500 light-years away. This has led to speculation that these are an "artificial extraterrestrial mega-structure", orbiting the star known as KIC 8462852 in the Cygnus constellation. KIC 8462852 lies just above the Milky Way between the constellations Cygnus and Lyra. It first attracted the attention of astronomers in 2009 when the Kepler Space Telescope identified it as a candidate for having orbiting Earth-like planets. (Independent) (Discovery News)

Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime

Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Business and economy

Disasters and accidents

Law and Crime
  • Ardit Ferizi, a 20-year-old hacker from Kosovo and computer student in Malaysia, is arrested for hacking into a Phoenix, Arizona computer system and stealing the names and personal information of thousands of U.S. military personnel. Ferizi is accused of giving the information to ISIS. The U.S. is seeking Ferizi’s extradition. (CNN)
  • A shooting just before midnight at the ninth annual Fort Myers, Florida, Zombicon kills one person and injures four others, none with life threatening injuries, and causes pandemomium on the city's downtown streets. Police ask attendees to share smartphone video from the incident. (USA Today), (Reuters)

International relations

Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Business and economy

Disasters and accidents

Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economics

Disasters and accidents

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

                
Health and medicine

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science

Sports
  • Lamar Odom, who had been hospitalized in grave condition after ingesting, in a binge, herbal Viagra, alcohol, and other substances in a 3-day, $75,000 stay at a legal brothel in Nevada, comes out of his coma, improves, and is able to have conversations, though he is still on dialysis to deal with the renal damage he suffered. He is released from intensive care and Sunrise Hospital, to a hospital closer to his Los Angeles home. (MSN via Sporting News)
Entertainment

This is the day Marty Mcfly and Emmett Brown visited in Back to the Future II.

Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

Health and medicine

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

International relations
Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture

Business and economics

Disasters and accidents

International Relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks

                
Arts and culture

Disasters and accidents

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economics

Disasters and accidents

International relations
Law and crime

Politics and elections

Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks

Business

Disasters and accidents

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economics

Disasters and accidents
International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
International relations

Health and medicine

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science
Armed conflicts and attacks

Art and culture

Business and economics

Disasters and accidents

International Relations

Law and crime
Politics and elections

Science and technology
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks

Arts and culture
Business and economics

Disasters and accidents
International relations

Law and crime
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economics
Disasters and accidents
International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

Science and technology
  • A large asteroid 2015 TB145, thought to be a dead comet, passes close to the earth. (Time)
  • According to a new NASA (U.S.) study, ice sheet gains outweigh losses on the continent of Antarctica. An increase in snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago outweighs increased losses from the continent's thinning glaciers. In 2013, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change findings suggested gains were not keeping up with losses. NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally said, "We’re essentially in agreement with other studies ... (except) ice gain in East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica exceeds losses in the other areas." (UPI) (NASA)

Sports
October 2015
SMTWTFS
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
 Ongoing events

Political[edit]

Sports[edit]

Environmental[edit]

More details on ongoing conflicts below

edit sidebar

 Recent deaths

October[edit]



edit sidebar

 Ongoing conflicts

Africa[edit]

Americas[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Middle East[edit]

edit sidebar

 Elections

Recent[edit]

Upcoming[edit]

edit sidebar

 Trials

Recently concluded[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Upcoming[edit]

edit sidebar