October 2005 2005-09-01- 2005-11-01-

Significant world newsEdit

  • 4 October - One million French transportation workers and teachers hold a nationwide strike in opposition to the Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's economic and labor policies.
  • 5 October - Hurricane Stan strikes Mexico and Central America.
  • 8 October - Kashmir earthquake: 7.6 on the Richter scale.
  • 10 October - Following the German federal election, 2005, Christian Democrat Angela Merkel will become the next Chancellor of Germany, replacing Social Democrat Gerhard Schröder.
  • 13 October - H5N1 avian influenza virus is confirmed in dead birds found in Turkey
  • 15 October -
    • The Iraqi people go to the polls to vote on whether to approve the proposed constitution.
    • The Brazilian government extends a state of emergency to cover the whole of Amazonas, the country's largest state, following a severe drought which has seen many rivers and lakes dry up.
    • Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika declared a national disaster due to the worsening food shortages.
  • 17 October -
    • Jens Stoltenberg takes over as the Prime Minister of Norway after Kjell Magne Bondevik.
    • Helen Clark announces the formation of her third Labour-led Government in New Zealand.
  • 24 October - Hurricane Wilma hits South Florida.
  • 26 October - H5N1 bird flu confirmed to have reached Croatia.
  • 30 October - Hurricane Beta, the first hurricane of that name, approaches Nicaragua and Honduras.

Fisheries newsEdit

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