- AFRICA: Nigerian secret police seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and assets in a series of anti-corruption raids targeting senior judges.
- AMERICAS: The government of Haiti declared three days of national mourning for the hundreds of people who were killed by Hurricane Matthew.
- ASIA: Eight Afghan soldiers were killed when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.
- EUROPE: Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb outside a military station in southeast Turkey, killing eight soldiers and wounding five others.
- MIDDLE EAST: The Saudi-led coalition has vowed to investigate airstrikes that killed more than 140 people at a funeral gathering in Sanaa.
- TECHNOLOGY: Russia refuted allegations they hacked American political websites and email accounts, saying this is an attempt to stir up anti-Russian sentiment in the US.
- Israel and the Palestinian Territories : A drive-by shooting in Jerusalem kills two.
- The Palestinian assailant, firing from a car, shot at least six people before being killed by police.
- The attack took place near a tram stop near a police headquarters, then the gunman was pursued into East Jerusalem by police.
- A civilian woman and a police officer were initially hospitalized in critical condition, and later pronounced dead from their injuries.
- A spokesman for Hamas praised the attack.
- Sources: BBC, Guardian, AFP, Reuters
- Mali: A leader of a former rebel group was killed by a mine explosion in the country’s north. (AFP)
- Nigeria: Secret police seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and assets in a series of anti-corruption raids targeting senior judges. (AFP)
- Somalia: At least five people were injured in a mortar attack on a residential area near the airport in Mogadishu. (Xinhua)
- Cuba: US Trade Representative Michael Froman made an official two-day visit to the island and held talks with senior officials, highlighted the island’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Xinhua)
- Haiti: The government declared three days of national mourning for the hundreds of people who were killed by Hurricane Matthew. (EFE)
- Mexico: The remains of more than 600 corpses were unearthed in a field in San Pedro, northern Mexico. (EFE)
- Afghanistan: Eight Afghan soldiers were killed when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province. (AP)
- China: A former provincial Communist Party boss was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve as part of the country’s ongoing crackdown on corruption at all levels. (AP)
- Myanmar: At least two policemen were killed in coordinated attacks by an unknown group on posts along the border with Bangladesh. (AFP)
- Germany: Police say they have a suspect in custody for questioning over their contacts to a bomb-plot suspect in East Germany who is on the run . (AP)
- Georgia: The ruling Georgian Dream party won the parliamentary polls, early results show, but the opposition alleges vote rigging. (AFP)
- Lithuania: Polls opened in round one of a tight general election, which could see the governing Social Democrats lose power. (AFP)
- Turkey: Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb outside a military station in the southeast, killing eight soldiers and wounding five others. (AP)
- Iraq: At least two people were killed and seven others injured in a suicide bomb attack targeting Shiite pilgrims Baghdad. (Xinhua)
- Jordan: King Abdullah II was awarded a prestigious prize in Germany for his peace efforts in the Middle East. (AP)
- Yemen: The Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed more than 140 people at a funeral gathering in Sanaa; the coalition has vowed to investigate the incident. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
- Hacking: Russia refuted allegations they hacked American political websites and email accounts, saying this is an attempt to stir up anti-Russian sentiment in the US ahead of the presidential election. (AP)
- Cyclones: Tropical Storm Aere
- Location: 174 miles E of Hong Kong
- Winds: 40 mph
- Movement: NNW at 2 mph
- Cyclones: Tropical Storm Songda
- Location: 246 miles SW of Minami Tori Shima, Japan
- Winds: 52 mph
- Movement: WNW at 17 mph
- Hurricane: Hurricane Matthew
- Location: 30 miles SSW of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
- Winds: 75 mph
- Movement: NE at 16 mph
- Hurricane: Tropical Storm Nicole
- Location: 550 miles S of Bermuda
- Winds: 50 mph
- Movement: S at 5 mph
- Earthquakes: Nothing to Report
- Volcanoes: Nothing to Report
- Global Disease Outbreaks:
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
- Chikungunya Virus Disease (CHIK)
- Suspected Cases as of 07OCT: 196,436 (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (Dutch), Spain, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, UK Virgin Islands, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Uruguay, and Venezuela)
- Confirmed Cases as of 07OCT: 107,513
- Deaths as of 07OCT: 106
- Deaths (01JAN15-31DEC15): 74 (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico)
- Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2, CDC, CDC-2
- Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
- Cases as of 16SEP: 1,806 (Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Tunisia, Italy, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Malaysia, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Iran, Algeria, Austria, Turkey, The Philippines, Germany, China, South Korea, and the US)
- Deaths as of 16SEP: 643 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman, South Korea)
- Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2
- Zika Virus
- Reported autochthonous Transmission as of 29SEP: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bonaire (Netherlands), Brazil, Cayman Islands, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Netherlands), Sint Maarten, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos, United States, Vietnam, United States Virgin Islands, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).
- Outbreak Terminated as of 29SEP: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Gabon, Isla de Pascua (Chile), Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
- Locally Acquired Without Vector Borne Transmission as of 29SEP: Argentina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United States of America.
- Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2, CDC, CDC-2
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (10OCT)
- Global: World Mental Health Day – 1992
- China: Seventh Xiangshan Forum to be held in Beijing (to 12OCT)
- Estonia: New president to assume office
- Georgia: Trial for suspects in gas pipeline attack plot
- Indonesia: The 2nd World Culture Forum (WCF) to be held on Bali (to 14OCT)
- Ivory Coast: Simone Gbagbo’s trial for crimes against humanity to resume
- Japan: Health and Sports Day – 1964
- Moldova: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin to visit (to 11OCT)
- North Korea: North Korea’s Workers’ Party congress
- North Korea: Official anniversary of the founding of the Worker’s Party of Korea – 1945
- South Korea: US and South Korean naval drills in East China Sea (to 15OCT)
- Sri Lanka: 67th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army
- Sudan: National Dialogue Conference General Assembly
- Togo: African Union (AU) summit to be held in Lome to discuss maritime issues
- Turkey: Russian President Putin to visit, meet with President Erdogan in Istanbul
- United States: Columbus Day – 1937