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Events 2003   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Events in October 2003

Oct. 5 Israel bombs alleged Palestinian Jihad camp inside Syria. Full Story
Oct. 6 American Paul C. Lauterbur & Briton Sir Peter Mansfield win 2003 Nobel Prize for medicine for discoveries on magnetic resonance imaging. Full Story
Oct. 7 Alexei A. Abrikosov, Vitaly L. Ginzburg and Anthony J. Leggett win 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in quantum physics concerning superconductivity and superfluidity. Full Story
Sri Lanka unanimously decides to grant citizenship to 1,68,141 Tamils of Indian origin. Full Story
Oct. 8 Two Americans Peter Agre & Roderick MacKinnon win 2003 Nobel Chemistry Prize for showing how water flows across cellular membranes and how cells communicate.Robert F. Engle of United States and Briton, Clive W.J. Granger, win 2003 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in analysing economic time series. (pixs.) Full Story
Pakistan conducts its second test of missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Full Story
Oct. 10 Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi wins Nobel Peace Prize. (pix.) Full Story
Oct. 12 Musharraf completes 4 years in power. Full Story
Oct. 15 India commits $30 million to Colombo for rebuilding nation. Full Story
China puts astronaut Yang Liwei in orbit around earth. (pix.) Full Story
Oct. 18 US Congress approves $87-b. Bush package for Iraq. Full Story
Russia successfully launches spaceship with multinational crew to International Space Station. (pix.) Full Story
Ben Metcalfe, founder of Greenpeace International passes away on Oct. 14. Full Story
Oct. 26 U.S. Deputy Defence Secretary, Paul Wolfowitz, escapes unhurt after rockets slam Baghdad's Al Rashid hotel. (pix.) Full Story
Oct. 27 40 killed in Baghdad blasts. Full Story
Oct. 29 Pakistan accepts many of 12 confidence-building measures (CBMs) proposed by India , attaches riders to some. Full Story
Oct. 31 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sworn in as Malaysia's fifth Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad steps down. Full Story


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