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By The Associated Press
Associated Press
2012-10-04 08:23 AM
?Thursday, Oct. 4:

President Barack Obama campaigns in Denver and Columbus, Ohio.

YANGON _ Aung San Suu Kyi returns from U.S. trip.

MOROCCO _ International activists on a Dutch ship come to Morocco to campaign for safe access to abortion.

GWALIOR _ Thousands of India's rural landless poor march to New Delhi.

KASHMIR _ Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi visits.

RAMALLAH, West Bank _ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with the Jordanian Prime Minister.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip _ Islamic Jihad mark anniversary of their founding and the death of their leader.

BUDAPEST, Hungary _ British Foreign Secretary William Hague meets with Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi in Parliament. News conference at 0935 GMT.

BUSAN, South Korea _ Asia's largest film festival kicks off.

PHILADELPHIA _ Barbra Streisand launches U.S. tour.

RIO DE JANEIRO _ Athina Onassis, granddaughter of Aristotle, opens one of the world's premier equestrian events in Rio this week, attracting the globe's top riders.

MADRID _ Spain's Treasury tests investor appetite with an auction of bonds maturing in 2014, 2015 and 2017. The sale is the first since last week's announcement of tough new austerity measures and the results of bank stress tests aimed at convincing markets and Europe Union authorities that Spain is serious about managing its finances.

FRANKFURT _ ECB meets in Lubijana, Slovenia for its policy setting meeting. No change in its benchmark rate expected.

LONDON _ Bank of England meets to set its interest rate and decide on any further expansion of its quantitative easing.

?Friday, Oct. 5:

President Barack Obama campaigns in Cleveland.

WARSAW, Poland _ Thousands of nurses and health care employees from Poland and other European Union nations march in Warsaw and camp before the prime minister's office to demand more funds for the sector and to protest plans for privatizing health care centers and turn them into commercial units.

AMMAN, Jordan _ Jordanian opposition groups, led by the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, stage a pro-reform rally following Friday noon prayers, defying government calls for dialogue and participation in upcoming parliamentary elections.

GENEVA _ U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres brief reporters after high-level meeting. Subjects likely to include Syria, Somalia, Myanmar.

HAVANA _ Trial in Cuba of Spaniard Angel Carromero on homicide charges in death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya and another man.

ISLAMABAD _ Government expected to produce draft of letter demanded by the Supreme Court to send to Swiss authorities asking them to reopen corruption case against the president. NEW YORK _ Magician David Blaine begins three-day stunt standing in the middle of a million volts of electric current streamed by coils at Pier 54.

CHARLESTON, West Virginia _ The International Chili Society begins its 46th world championship cook-off.

PRAGUE _ Prague's Ruzyne International Airport to be renamed after late President Vaclav Havel.

SEOUL _ Samsung electronic announces earnings results.

?Saturday, Oct. 6:

MADRID _ Spanish civil servants hit with another freeze on their wages for next year hold a protest, and Portuguese upset with high unemployment march in a demonstration in the southern Algarve region.

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan _ Pakistani cricket star turned politician scheduled to begin 2-day peace march to protest drones.

TRIPOLI _ Deadline for Bani Walid to turn in the perpetrators and militia that kidnapped Omran Shaaban. They are still holding three Misratans.

RIO DE JANEIRO _ With his Shakespearean delivery and aristocratic good looks, Jeremy Irons is known for his lofty, patrician performances. But the British actor gets down to earth with his latest project, the documentary "Trashed," which he produced and narrates, about the world's ever-escalating garbage epidemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO _ Ivaldo dos Santos is the mayor of the city of Japeri, on the outskirts of Rio. He was in a tight race for re-election _ until his rival was shot dead. Police say Santos ordered the murder, which he denies. It's not an unheard of case of political violence, but a new measure taking effect for the first time in Sunday's nationwide municipal elections aims to stamp it out. Brazil's "Ficha Limpa" _or Clean Record _ law states that candidates for political office cannot take power if they've been convicted of crimes.

WASHINGTON _ Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart square off in a mock debate.

SEOUL _ About 30,000 people dance South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" on a street.

?Sunday, Oct. 7:

President Barack Obama is in Los Angeles for fundraising events.

CARACAS, Venezuela _ Venezuela's presidential election.

KABUL _ Afghanistan marks the 11th anniversary of the war that drove the Taliban from power and lasted far longer than was imagined. As all U.S. combat troops prepare to leave by the end of next year, concerns are mounting over the possibility of a civil war breaking out. All formats preparing for coverage.

HONG KONG _ China's biggest auction house, Guardian, and global rival Sotheby's are stepping up competition for the world's biggest art market as the fall auction season kicks off in Hong Kong.

CAIRO _ Trial of stock manipulation for Gamal and Alaa Mubarak takes place.

?Monday, Oct. 8:

President Barack Obama is in San Francisco for fundraising events.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ Burkina Faso and Niger ask judges at the U.N.'s highest court to help them set the border between the two African neighbors.

BELGRADE, Serbia _ The chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia Serge Brammertz to visit Serbia where authorities have said they want to discuss a testimony by an alleged witness to organ harvesting during Kosovo war.

STOCKHOLM _ The 2012 Nobel Prize announcements kick off with the award in medicine or physiology.

ROSWELL, New Mexico _ Austrian Felix Baumgartner attempts the highest, fastest free fall in history, from an altitude of 23 miles (37 kilometers), and tries to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.

YANGON, Myanmar _ Aung San Suu Kyi to give press conference about her return from a United States tour.

SEOUL _ Myanmar President Thein Sein visits South Korea. Through Tuesday.

RIO DE JANEIRO _ Marina Abramovic is present at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. The famed Serbian performance artist, best known for her 736-hour-long, silent piece "The Artist is Present" during which she sat unmoving in the atrium of New York's MoMA Museum, is in the Marvelous City to promote not one but two documentaries about her three-decade-long career.

MEXICO CITY _ Opening of the first Mariachi school.

?Tuesday, Oct. 9:

PARIS _ French unions plan protests as parliament votes on European fiscal pact.

STOCKHOLM _ The 2012 Nobel Prize in physics is announced.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ Libya challenges the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction to try one of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's sons.

CAIRO _ Egyptian administrative Court will look into five different cases calling for the Muslim Brotherhood group to be dissolved because it is not registered.

WASHINGTON _ U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments and issues orders.

LONDON _ An Apple-1 computer dating back to 1976, Captain Robert Scott's marching compass, and a signed thermometer made by 18th century scientist Daniel Fahrenheit are among the items offered up for sale by Christie's. The science, travel and natural history-themed auction also includes an example of the German Enigma cypher machines used to scramble Nazi codes during World War II and an 18th century ivory microscope set.

?Wednesday, Oct. 10:

STOCKHOLM _ The 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry is announced.

AUSTIN, Texas _ Former House Majority Leader Tom De Lay and his attorney make their case to the Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for helping illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.

PRAGUE _ German President Joachim Gauck meets Czech leaders.

WASHINGTON _ Supreme Court hears arguments.

RIO DE JANEIRO _ The state of Rio has committed to planting 34 million trees before 2016. The idea, says the state secretary of the environment, is to offset the greenhouse gases generated by hosting the mega-events on Rio's calendar for the next few years, chief among them the World Cup and the Olympics.

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