Protesters set trash bins afire and police responded with hydrant sprays in downtown Rome on Oct. 27 night, part of a day of public outpouring of anger against virus-fighting measures like evening shutdowns for restaurants and bars and the closures of gyms and theaters, a sign of growing discontent across Europe with renewed coronavirus restrictions.
Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late on Oct. 26 by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump's nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.
The new president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) vowed to work towards bringing the two sides of the island to the negotiation table, based on sovereign equity.
More countries tightened anti-coronavirus measures on Oct. 24, with France extending a curfew and Belgium bringing forward its own curbs as new infections surged in many parts of the world.
Nigeria's top police official on Oct. 24 ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to "reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters" after days of peaceful demonstrations over police abuses and then violent unrest that left at least 69 people dead.
NASA said on Oct. 23 that its robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex had succeeded in collecting a large sample of particles from the Bennu asteroid this week - but so much that it was leaking.
President Donald Trump says he thinks Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian behind the “Borat” films, is “a creep.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday lauded the U.S.-brokered normalization of relations with Sudan while Palestinian Islamists Hamas lamented what they called a "political sin".
Ersin Tatar, the newly elected president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), was sworn into office on Oct. 23.
The United Nations said on Oct. 23 that the two sides in Libyan military talks had reached a "historic achievement" with a permanent cease-fire agreement across the war-torn North African country.
Nigeria's president has urged an end to unrest sweeping the country but avoided mentioning the police shooting of unarmed demonstrators that sparked international condemnation and unleashed chaos in Africa's biggest city.