What Happened on 31 October 2015

Syria: US special forces to 'assist' in fight against Isis

US president Barack Obama has ordered up to 50 troops from special forces to “assist” in the fight against Islamic… Read More.

Greek PM lashes out at Europe's 'inept' handling of migrant crisis

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras has hit out at European “ineptness” in its handling of the migrant… Read More.

Brazil: Authorities contain blazes at Amazon reserve

Authorities in Brazil have managed to contain multiple blazes that have destroyed about half of an indigenous… Read More.

6,000 US drug inmates to be released as part of prison reform plan

The United States is releasing about 6,000 people who were jailed for drug crimes as part of an effort to… Read More.

Russian plane with 220 onboard goes off the radar

A Russian plane en route from the Egyptian resort Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg has… Read More.

Romania: Fire and explosion at Bucharest nightclub kills 27

At least 27 people have been killed and about 180 injured in a fire and explosion… Read More.

WTA Finals: Muguruza beats Kvitova 6-4 4-6 7-5; both reach semis

World number three Garbine Muguruza beat the two-time Czech Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4 4-6 7-5 to top her group… Read More.