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AFRICA: The AU opened a summit focused on urging the ICC to suspend cases pending against Kenyan and Sudanese leaders while they are in office.
AMERICAS: US DNI Clapper said the FISA Court extended the government’s authority to collect US telephone records.
ASIA: In India, a total of 440,000 peoplewere evacuated from two states ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Phailin.
EUROPE: Approximately 50 migrants died and 150 were rescued when their boat sank between Malta and Sicily.
MIDDLE EAST: In Yemen, thousands of separatists demanding secession for the south of the country rallied in Aden.
TECHNOLOGY: Google updated its TOS to allow an adult user’s profile name and photo to appear in reviews and advertising starting 11NOV.
Afghanistan: US reports progress in negotations on status of US troops past 2014.
US Secretary Kerry arrived on an unannounced visit on Friday and met with President Karzai until late evening.
Talks were extended into Saturday on the security deal to allow US troops to remain in the country after the NATO-led military mission ends next year.
Talks are expected to continue after Secretary Kerry’s visit, with the US pushing to conclude discussions by the end of October.
Five people were killed and seven injured in a suicide car bombing in Jalalabad.
Region: The AU opened a summit focused on urging the ICC to suspend cases pending against Kenyan and Sudanese leaders while they are in office. (AFP)
DR Congo: The UN reported that M23 rebels fired on a UN helicopter. (AFP)
Egypt: Al-Qaeda leader Zawahri urged islamists in the country in an audio-recording to rid the country of military rule. (AP)
Sudan: The UNSC expressed alarm at the imminent threat of the spread of polio through South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. (AP)
Brazil: A state prosecutors report indicated that the PCC prison gang runs a nationwide criminal business worth $60 million USD a year with operations extending into Bolivia and Paraguay. (AFP)
Panama: Russia’s deputy consul was attacked and stabbed. (RIA Novosti)
United States: DNI Clapper said the FISA Court extended the government’s authority to collect US telephone records. (AFP)
United States: The Air Force fired MAJ GEN Carey, the general in charge of all land-based nuclear missiles, for allegations of personal misconduct. (WP)
India: A total of 440,000 people were evacuated from two states ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Phailin. (AFP)
Korea, North: The government issued a fresh warning of an “all-out war”, urging the US to stop military drills and what it described as “nuclear blackmail”. (AFP)
Maldives: President Waheed withdrew his candidature for fresh elections ordered by the Supreme Court. (AFP)
Pakistan: Army Chief GEN Kayani said the military supports government efforts to negotiate with militants but will keep open the option of launching operations against them. (AP)
Philippines: Typhoon Nari hit the north of the country killing five people and leaving more than two million people without electricity. (AFP)
Italy: Approximately 50 migrants died and 150 were rescued when their boat sank between Malta and Sicily. (AFP)
Luxembourg: Officials began looking into whether Skype secretly passed data to the US NSA. (UPI)
Spain: A judge investigating a ruling party corruption scandal ruled out summoning PM Rajoy as a witness. (AFP)
Syria: The Free Syrian Army said the government executed 130 rebels and civilians in al-Ziyabiya. (DPA)
Syria: The UNSC formally approved the first joint mission with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to destroy the country’s chemical weapons. (AFP)
Yemen: Thousands of separatists demanding secession for the south of the country rallied in Aden. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Technology: Google updated its TOS to allow an adult user’s profile name and photo to appear in reviews and advertising starting 11NOV. (Mashable)
Tropical Cyclone 02B (Phailin)
Location: 312 NM SSW of Kolkata, India
Movement: NW at 10 mph
Winds: 150 mph
Typhoon 24W (Nari)
Location: 605 NM E of Hue, Vietnam
Movement: W at 14 mph
Winds: 92 mph
Tropical Storm 25W (Wipha)
Location: 849 NM SE of Kadena AB, Japan
Movement: NNW at 8 mph
Winds: 69 mph
60% chance of tropical cyclone formation
Location: midway between the Cape Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles
Movement: W at 10 mph
50% chance of tropical cyclone formation
Location: a few hundred miles SW of Manzanillo, Mexico
Movement: WNW at to mph
Hurricanes: Nothing to report
33km N of Gueiria, Venezuela
Depth: 79.4 km
87km NNE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand
Depth: 146.5 km
White Island Volcano, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Steam and ash eruption. (NZN)
Veniaminof Volcano, Alaska, US
Ash eruptions. (AP)
Global Disease Outbreaks:
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (13OCT)
Libya: Resumption of trial of two politicians facing death penalty for using ‘offensive’ election posters
Vietnam: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Vietnam
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