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Live news headlines October 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. 9th October, 2017. Hundreds of Rohingya people crossing Bangladesh's border as they flee from Buchidong at Myanmar after crossing the Naf River in Bangladesh. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
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Keep up to date with the biggest news headlines from the last month with our live news blog! Our award-winning live news imagery comes from photojournalists from across the world who are in the midst of breaking news events as they happen.

October has been a very busy month for news, and we’ve picked out 5 of the biggest headlines from around the world to reach our news feed over the last month.

Catalonia’s independence referendum

One of the most prominent and recurring headlines throughout October has been the fight for Catalan independence. On 1st October, 90% of people voted for independence in the referendum, but the vote resulted in marches, protests and accusations of rebellion against the Spanish government.

Barcelona, Spain. 29th Oct, 2017. Anti-separatist Catalans march with a giant Catalan flag through the city of Barcelona as they protest for the indivisibility Spain's two days after the Catalan parliament has voted and the Spanish central government tri
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The 2017 Nobel Prizes are announced

From 2nd – 9th October, the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prizes were announced. The six prizes awarded were:

  1. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  2. The Nobel Prize in Physics
  3. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  4. The Nobel Prize in Literature
  5. The Nobel Peace Prize
  6. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

Below, fans of author Kazuo Ishiguro react to the news he has won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Tokyo, Japan. 5th Oct, 2017. Fans of Japanese author Haruki Murakami react after hearing the result of the Nobel Literature prize, which went to Japan born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, at the gallery-bookshop Rokujigen in Tokyo on October 5, 2017, Tok
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The funeral of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The five-day funeral of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej took place from 25th – 29th October. On the fifth and final day of the funeral ceremony, the late King’s remains were brought to their final resting place. King Bhumibol died on 13th October 2016 at the age of 88, and was the longest reigning monarch having spent seven decades on the throne!

Bangkok, Thailand. 27th Oct, 2017. A procession to transfer His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's royal relics and ashes from the royal crematorium in Sanam Luang to the Grand Palace, Bangkok, on October 27th, 2017. Credit: Panupong Changchai/Pac
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Storm Ophelia causes devastation

On 16th October, Hurricane Ophelia completed an extratropical transition and became the second storm of the windstorm season to hit the UK and Ireland. Storm Ophelia caused five deaths in Ireland, left 50,000 houses without power and gusts of up to 115km/h caused damage.  The storm also brought Saharan dust to parts of the UK, giving the sky a yellow-orange appearance.

Aberystwyth Wales UK, Tuesday 17 October 2017 UK Weather: At first light on the morning after the onslaught of ex Hurricane Ophelia, huge waves still crash into the promenade and sea defences in Aberystwyth on the Cardigan Bay coast of west wales Photo Cr
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Lewis Hamilton wins his fourth world championship

On the 29th October Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth world championship at the Mexican Grand Prix, despite finishing 9th in the race that day. Hamilton joins Sebastian Vettel and Alain Prost who have both won four titles, with only Juan Manuel Fangio ahead of him on five, and record-holder Michael Schumacher with seven world titles under his belt!

Mexico City, Mexico. 29th Oct, 2017. British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates after winning F1 World Championship during the Formula One Mexico's Grand Prix at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City, Mexico, 29 October 201
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