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News of the world, Oct 28

News of the world, Oct 28
Pakistani people carry a blast victim at the site of bomb blast in Quetta on Oct. 27. A car bomb exploded in the insurgency-hit southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least two people and wounding eight others, police said. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Oct 28
People walk past an electronic board showing share prices in Tokyo, Japan. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 486.18 points, or 6.36 percent, its lowest close since Oct. 7, 1982. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Oct 28
Zimbabweans dance for SADC leaders arriving in Harare. Leaders of a Southern African bloc gathered today in Zimbabwe to press President Robert Mugabe and the main opposition leader to break an impasse on forming a unity government. The security organ of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) organised the summit in Harare after Tsvangirai boycotted talks one week ago in Swaziland, to protest delays in receiving his travel papers from Mugabe's government. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Oct 28
Indian Sikh devotees hold diyas (earthenware lamps) as they offer prayers in front of the illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of the festival of Bandi Chhor Divas in Amritsar. Bandi-Chhor Divas commemorates the return of Sikhism's sixth Guru, Sri Hargobind Ji, to the city of Amristar after his release from detention at Gwalior jail. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Oct 28
Afghan workers take cover as a US Army Chinook transport helicopter departs after bringing supplies to the Korengal Outpost to resupply soldiers in the remote area in the Korengal Vally, Afghanistan. The military spends huge effort and money to fly in supplies to soldiers from the 1-26 Infantry based in the Korengal Valley, site of some of the fiercest fighting of the Afghan war. The unpaved road into the area is bad and will become more treacherous with the onset of winter. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Oct 28
Patrick Coulombier, CEO of Biomedical firm Carmat, a start-up funded by the European space and defence group EADS, presents a fully implantable artificial heart designed to overcome the worldwide shortage of transplant donors his company will produce. Leading heart transplant specialist Alain Carpentier, head of the European research team behind the project, said the prosthetic heart was ready to be manufactured and should be ready for human use within two and half years. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Oct 28
A man walks past of a banner against deforestation during a protest of ecologists in front of the Environment Ministry in San Jose against a decision by the government of President Oscar Arias to declare of national interest an opencast gold mine near the Costa Rican border with Nicaragua. The declaration allows the Canadian company Infinito Gold Limited to cut down 262 hectares of forest which would include some endangered yellow almond trees. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Oct 28
A worker cleans the glass of a high building near the Indonesian Stock Exchange in Jakarta. Oblivious to the global crisis, food vendors, cleaners and gardeners at the Indonesian Stock Exchange struggle to make ends meet on a few dollars a day while brokers gamble millions inside. Indonesia's stock market has shed 12.5 percent of its value since early October and almost 50 percent since the start of 2008, buffeted by the global economic meltdown which has hit share prices around the world. (Getty Images)