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September 27

Disasters and accidents

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Western Cuba as a Category 3 hurricane as more than 20 Million evacuate Tampa Bay area of Florida, United States, are ordered to evacuate.
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Two people are killed in a fire at a PKN Orlen plant in Płock, Poland.
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Politics and elections

According to the results released by Russian occupation authorities in Ukraine, the Donetsk People's Republic, the Luhansk People's Republic, as well as occupied parts of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson Oblasts overwhelmingly vote in favor of annexation, with 99.23%, 98.42%, 93.11% and 87.05% of support, respectively. Turnout exceeded 75% in each region and exceeded 97% in Donetsk Oblast. However, the voting has been widely dismissed as a sham referendum.
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Valentina Matviyenko, Speaker of the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, expects the annexation to be formalised by October 4.
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International relations

Russia and the Taliban sign a provisional deal for Russia to supply Afghanistan with gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat.
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Business and economy

Leaders from Poland, Norway and Denmark hold a ceremony to open the Baltic Pipe natural gas pipeline that will transport natural gas from the Norwegian shelf via Denmark to Poland.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Kazakhstan says that around 98,000 Russian civilians have entered the country by land and air since Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered a military mobilization.
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Latvia announces a state of emergency over the influx of Russian citizens fleeing mobilization. Special measures are taken in the border regions of the country as well as at all ports of entry.
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Three separate spills are detected in the Baltic Sea following explosions in the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines in what appear to be acts of sabotage.
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Norway raises its "emergency preparedness" in response to sightings of "unidentified drones" near its offshore oil and gas facilities in the North Sea, and is coordinating with its armed forces, police, and oil and gas industry operators, according to energy minister Terje Aasland.
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Health and environment

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo formally declares an end to the country's latest outbreak of Ebola.
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September 26

Science and technology

NASA's DART spacecraft successfully impacts Dimorphos at 23:16 UTC, becoming the first spacecraft to impact an asteroid.
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Law and crime

A man kills 17 people and injures 24 others in a mass shooting at a school in Izhevsk, Russia, before killing himself.
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The United States Forest Service seizes equipment from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company as part of a criminal investigation launched into the company for its role in the Mosquito Fire.
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President Vladimir Putin signs a decree granting Russian citizenship to American whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Health and environment

Chancellor Olaf Scholz tests positive for COVID-19.
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The death toll from an Ebola virus outbreak in Mubende District, Uganda, increases to 23, with a total of 36 confirmed and suspected cases.
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The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Syria increases to 29, with a total of 338 cases reported, the majority of whom are in Aleppo Governorate.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Spontaneous protests against the mobilization continue in Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria.
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A police officer is killed and another is injured during a shooting and bomb attack near a police station in Mersin, Turkey. Both the attackers are killed.
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A 150-vehicle convoy carrying supplies to Djibo is ambushed by Islamist militants in Gaskindé (Pobé-Mengao), Soum Province.
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Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close ally of Vladimir Putin, publicly admits for the first time that he founded the Wagner Group, a private military company accused of war crimes in places where they had been deployed. Prigozhin had previously denied any involvement with the organization.
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Politics and elections

The referendum is approved in Cuba, granting, among other things, broader rights for the LGBT community, including marriage.
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Disasters and accidents

Six people are killed as Typhoon Noru makes landfall on the island of Luzon, Philippines.
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Six Pakistani military personnel are killed in a helicopter crash in Balochistan, Pakistan.
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Seven people are killed in a fire in a shopping mall in Daejeon, South Korea.
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Three people are killed in a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Four people are killed after a boat sinks in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.
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Business and economy

The pound sterling falls to its record lowest level against the U.S. dollar.
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Inter-American Development Bank chief Mauricio Claver-Carone is fired by the bank's board of governors after an external investigation, started because of a whistleblower complaint, found that Claver-Carone had an undisclosed intimate relationship with his subordinate and committed several ethics violations in connection with her.
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International relations

The Colombia–Venezuela border reopens for commerce and trade after a seven-year closure.
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Kazakhstan says that it will not recognize the results of the ongoing annexation referendums in Russian-occupied Ukraine.
Source: Reuters external link

September 25

Law and crime

The Iranian government announces that security forces have regained control of Oshnavieh, a day after protestors allegedly "took control" of the city.
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Eleven people are killed during an ambush by cattle rustlers in Turkana County, Kenya.
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Disasters and accidents

A ferry carrying Hindu pilgrims capsizes and sinks in Panchagarh District, Bangladesh, killing 66 people and leaving dozens of others missing.
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Health and environment

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Business and economy

Uzbekistan suspends the use of Russia's card payment system Mir. The move was supposedly warranted by the need "to carry out the necessary technical procedures" and was not related to sanctions.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Mass protests against mobilization take place in Dagestan with protesters clashing with police. ,
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The number of people detained in anti-war protests across Russia increases to more than 2,000.
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One soldier is killed and six others are injured in a suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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Politics and elections

Italians head to the polls to elect members of the Parliament.
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Exit polls show that the centre-right coalition led by Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni has won the election with a majority of seats in the Italian Parliament.
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Cubans vote on legalizing same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption. The government urges people to vote in favour of legalization while the Catholic Church urges people to vote against legalization.
Source: DW external link
The Swiss go to the polls to decide four ballot questions. The voters agree to raise the retirement age for women to 65 and to increase the value added tax rates from 7.7% to 8.1%. However, voters rejected the proposal to exempt domestic bonds from taxation and to ban intensive animal farming.
Source: Swissinfo external link