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  • U.S.
    Saturday Oct 1, 2016

    Internet

    ICANN ended its contract with the United States Department of NTIA

    U.S.
    Saturday Oct 1, 2016

    Finally, on October 1, 2016 ICANN ended its contract with the United States Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), allowing oversight to pass to the global Internet community.




  • Colombia
    Sunday Oct 2, 2016

    Colombian conflict

    The Results of the Referendum to decide whether or not to support the Peace Accord

    Colombia
    Sunday Oct 2, 2016

    On 2 October 2016, the results of the referendum to decide whether or not to support the peace accord showed that 50.2% opposed the accord while 49.8% favoured it.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 5, 2016

    Samsung

    Acquiring Viv

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 5, 2016

    On 5 October 2016, Samsung announced it had acquired Viv, a company working on artificial intelligence.




  • Oslo, Norway
    Friday Oct 7, 2016

    Colombian conflict

    President Juan Manuel Santos Was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize

    Oslo, Norway
    Friday Oct 7, 2016

    In October 2016, President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long war to an end.




  • Myanmar
    Saturday Oct 8, 2016

    Conflict in Myanmar

    ARSA attacked Burmese border posts along the Bangladesh–Myanmar border

    Myanmar
    Saturday Oct 8, 2016

    Insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked Burmese border posts along the Bangladesh–Myanmar border on 9 October 2016, killing nine border officers.




  • Myanmar
    Sunday Oct 9, 2016

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Unidentified insurgents attacked three Burmese border posts

    Myanmar
    Sunday Oct 9, 2016

    On 9 October 2016, unidentified insurgents attacked three Burmese border posts along Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, starting a new armed conflict in northern Rakhine State. According to government officials in the border town of Maungdaw, the attackers looted several dozen firearms and ammunition from the border posts, and brandished knives and homemade slingshots that fired metal bolts. The attacks left nine border officers and "several insurgents" dead.




  • Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 9, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Second Presidential debate (2016)

    Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 9, 2016

    The second presidential debate was held at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. The beginning of that debate was dominated by references to a recently leaked tape of Trump making sexually explicit comments, which Trump countered by referring to alleged sexual misconduct on the part of Bill Clinton. Prior to the debate, Trump had invited four women who had accused Bill Clinton of impropriety to a press conference.


  • Myanmar
    Monday Oct 10, 2016

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Four Tatmadaw soldiers were killed on the third day of fighting

    Myanmar
    Monday Oct 10, 2016

    11 October 2016, four Tatmadaw soldiers were killed on the third day of fighting. A newly emerged insurgent group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), claimed responsibility a week later.


  • Seoul, South Korea
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    Samsung

    Samsung Recalled All Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Worldwide

    Seoul, South Korea
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    However, in early September 2016, Samsung suspended sales of the phone and announced an informal recall. This occurred after some units of the phones had batteries with a defect that caused them to produce excessive heat, leading to fires and explosions. Samsung replaced the recalled units of the phones with a new version; however, it was later discovered that the new version of the Galaxy Note 7 also had the battery defect. Samsung recalled all Galaxy Note7 smartphones worldwide on 10 October 2016, and permanently ended production of the phone the following day.


  • Netherlands
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    First solo foreign Trip

    Netherlands
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    On 11 October 2016, the Duchess made her first solo foreign trip to The Netherlands.


  • England
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    David Cameron

    The Chairman of the National Citizen Service Patrons

    England
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    In October 2016, Cameron became chairman of the National Citizen Service Patrons.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    The inaugural meeting of the Legislative Council, two Youngspiration legislators Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching took the oaths of office as an opportunity to make pro-independence statements

    Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    On 12 October 2016 the inaugural meeting of the Legislative Council, two Youngspiration legislators Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching took the oaths of office as an opportunity to make pro-independence statements. The two claimed that "As a member of the Legislative Council, I shall pay earnest efforts in keeping guard over the interests of the Hong Kong nation," displayed a "Hong Kong is not China" banner, inserted their own words into the oaths and mispronounced "People's Republic of China" as "people's re-fucking of Chee-na".


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    Eminem

    Campaign Speech

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    On October 19, 2016, Eminem released a new song called "Campaign Speech", a political hip hop song, and announced he was working on a new album.


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Final Presidential debate (2016)

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    The final presidential debate was held on October 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Trump's refusal to say whether he would accept the result of the election, regardless of the outcome, drew particular attention, with some saying it undermined democracy.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    Nintendo

    NX trailer

    Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    On 20 October 2016, Nintendo released a preview trailer about the NX, revealing the official name to be the Nintendo Switch. According to Fils-Aimé, the console gave game developers new abilities to bring their creative concepts to life by opening up the concept of gaming without limits


  • Rome, Italy
    Thursday Oct 20, 2016

    Francesco Totti

    100th appearance in UEFA club competitions

    Rome, Italy
    Thursday Oct 20, 2016

    On 20 October, Totti made his 100th appearance in UEFA club competitions, setting up two goals in a 3–3 home draw against Austria Wien in the Europa League.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Oct 28, 2016

    Uber

    Uber loses the case of Aslam v Uber BV on workers' rights

    United Kingdom
    Friday Oct 28, 2016

    Uber loses the case of Aslam v Uber BV on workers' rights. Appeals to the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 30, 2016

    League of Legends

    T1 Dominance

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 30, 2016

    SK Telecom T1 repeated their feat in October 2016, defeating fellow Korean team Samsung Galaxy 3-2 in the Season 6 World Championship.


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