October 18, 2017

FIJI ISLANDS - PROTEST - The Fiji Trade Unions Congress is holding a march this weekend to protest against Governments decisions on workers contracts and the new minimum wage. Details

PAKISTAN - PROTEST - Lahore - Protesting in Lahore, farmers mainly hailing from S Punjab have demanded reopening of three sugar mills. Police did not allow farmers to march in the city. Details

Coleman, AB - FIRE - Coleman, AB - UPDATE: Due to fires, evacuation orders and alerts remained in effect in Coleman on October 18. Details

NIGER - TERRORISM - Theres a threat of retaliatory attacks in Niger due to its participation in the French-led intervention in Mali and regional fight against Boko Haram. UK FCO Details

INDIA - SHOOTING - Balakote, Kashmir - Four civilians have been injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Balakote sector of Poonch on October 18. Details

SOMALIA - PROTEST - Mogadishu - Thousands demonstrated on Oct 18 against those behind weekend bombings, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from where their loved ones perished. Details

MONGOLIA - OTHER - ENTRY - Foreigners, who arent residents of Mongolia, havent always been able to get Chinese visas from the Chinese embassy in Ulaanbaatar. AU DFAT Details

INDIA - SHOOTING - Tral, Kashmir - A special police officer of Jammu and Kashmir police was killed by unknown gunmen in Gutroo area of Tral in south Kashmirs Pulwama district on Wed, October 18. Details

SOUTH AFRICA - HEALTH - ENTRY - Advised of new Information on travelling with children and yellow fever vaccination requirements. AU DFAT Details

TONGA - OTHER - LAWS - Advised of new information regarding local laws. AU DFAT Details

UNITED KINGDOM - FLIGHT DELAY - Manchester Airport - Flybe flight BE7212 suffered tyre deflated on departure from Dusseldorf. It landed safely at Manchester airport at 11:15 am and stopped on runway for inspection Details

PHILIPPINES - COMBAT - Marawi City - Four militants died and 10 soldiers were injured in fighting that continued in Marawi Oct 18 after the president declared it liberated from terrorist influence. Details

PERU - SECURITY - Peru will conduct a national census on Oct. 22. A curfew will be in place from 8 am to 5 pm. Tourist attractions may be affected.AU DFAT Details

IRAQ - SECURITY - There have been reports of significant movements of military vehicles and personnel in Kirkuk and Ninewa provinces since Oct. 12. Remain alert. UK FCO Details

TOGO - PROTEST - Lome - Marches are expected to take place in Lome on October 18 and 19. CDN GOVT Details



EARTHQUAKES - Tonga; Details; Details TROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES & CYCLONES - Tropical Storm Ophelia - Ireland, UK; Tropical Storm Khanun (Odette) - Hainan, Vietnam, Hong Kong; Severe Tropical Storm Lan (Paolo) - Philippine Sea, Japan; Details; Details; Details;LATEST TERRORISM, SECURITY & ISIL ALERTS - Details; US HOMELAND SECURITY - Details;EUROPE TRAVEL ALERT TERRORISM - Advised of continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities as viable targets. US GOVT Details US TRAVEL BAN - Oct. 18 - Two US judges block latest Trump travel restrictions to the US from eight countries. Details Details