By TRG Alerts Admin
AFRICA: A Zambian military observer in Sudan was killed by unidentified assailants in North Darfur state.
AMERICAS: Colombian authorities arrested the state governor of La Guajira on three charges of murder and conspiracy to commit crime.
ASIA: The Afghan government and the US agreed on a draft deal that would keep some US forces in the country past next year.
EUROPE: Irish PM Kenny said the country is on track to exit its 85 billion euro international bailout program by December.
MIDDLE EAST: The Iranian government said it will not ship enriched uranium stockpiles out of the country.
TECHNOLOGY: An increasing number of criminals in Mexico are using the internet as a tool to execute extortion and ‘virtual’ kidnappings.
Syria: Oppostion group rejects Geneva talks as clashes continue throughout country.
The Syrian National Council, the largest bloc in the National Coalition, said it would not attend proposed peace talks in Geneva, and would quit the Coalition if it particiapted
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that shelling by regime forces killed at least 11 people in Daraa.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that nearly 50 fighters were killed in three days of clashes between jihadists and mainstream rebels in Aleppo.
Iraqi Kurdistan’s President Barzani said the region is prepared to strike militants anywhere, including in neighboring Syria, but must avoid being drawn into its civil war.
Central African Republic: Government forces clashed with the the ‘anti-balaka’ vigilante group, killing six of its members. (AFP)
Mali: Twenty people died and 23 others were missing after a boat capsized on the Niger river near Mopti. (AFP)
Sudan: A Zambian military observer was killed by unidentified assailants in North Darfur state. (AFP)
Colombia: Authorities arrested the state governor of La Guajira on three charges of murder and conspiracy to commit crime. (AFP)
Colombia: The FARC launched a new website, Farianas, run by and focused on its female members. (BBC)
United States: The Senate will hold a rare Sunday session. (AFP)
Afghanistan: The government and the US agreed on a draft deal that would keep some US forces in the country past next year. (WP)
Australia: The Labor Party elected Bill Shorten to lead it in opposition after suffering its worst election defeat in a century. (AFP)
India: At least 60 pilgrims died and 100 more were injured after a stampede near a temple in Madhya Pradesh. (AFP)
Pakistan: Interior Minister Khan said that Musharraf could not leave the country. (Xinhua)
Philippines: Government and MILF negotiators ended the 41st round of formal exploratory talks without signing any of the two remaining annexes of the framework agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB). (Xinhua)
Azerbaijan: Thousands of protestors gathered in Baku to protest the re-election of President Aliyev. (AFP)
Ireland: PM Kenny said the country is on track to exit its 85 billion euro international bailout program by December. (BBC)
Poland: Warsaw heads to the polls in a referendum on whether to dismiss the mayor in a key test for PM Tusk’s government. (AFP)
Iran: The government said it will not ship enriched uranium stockpiles out of the country. (Reuters)
Iraq: At least eight people were killed and 27 wounded in bombing attacks across the country. (AP)
Israel: The military discovered an underground tunnel dug from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel. (AP)
Saudi Arabia: Pilgrims began the annual hajj amid concerns of the MERS virus. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Cybersecurity: An increasing number of criminals in Mexico are using the internet as a tool to execute extortion and ‘virtual’ kidnappings. (EFE)
Tropical Cyclone 02B (Phailin)
Location: 266 NM SW of Calcutta, India
Movement: NNW at 11 mph
Winds: 115 mph
Typhoon 24W (Nari)
Location: 343 NM E of Hue, Vietnam
Movement: W at 13 mph
Winds: 98 mph
Typhoon 25W (Wipha)
Location: 414 NM SW of Iwo To, Japan
Movement: NNW at 9
Winds: 115 mph
10% chance of tropical cyclone formation
Location: 1000 miles E of the Lesser Antilles
Movement: W at 10 mph
Tropical Storm Octave
Location: 405 miles S of Baja California
Movement: NW at 13 mph
Winds: 45 mph
20% chance of tropical cyclone formation
Location: 850 miles SW of Baja California
MovementL N at 5 mph
Earthquake: 19 mi W of Platanos, Greece
Volcanoes: Nothing to report.
Global Disease Outbreaks:
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (14OCT)
Egypt: Anniversary of Egyptian President Mubarak coming to power – 1981
Germany: Coalition talks to continue between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and its main opponent, the Social Democratic Party (SPD)
Japan: UN atomic agency to review the clean-up in the areas near the Fukushima nuclear plant (to 21OCT)
Libya: Anniversary of PM Zeidan election after Mustafa Abu Shagur fails to form cabinet – 2012,
North Korea: Anniversary of UNSC imposing sanctions on Pyongyang – 2006
Norway: The country’s newly elected center-right government to assume power.
South Africa: French President Hollande to visit in effort to boost bilateral ties (to 15OCT)
United States: Columbus Day
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