DIARY - Political and General News Events From Sept. 23

Reuters will issue this diary daily at around 1030 GMT

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 ** NEW YORK - G77 foreign ministers meet on the sidelines of the UNGA. ** NEW YORK - Foreign ministers of ASEAN meet on the sidelines of the UNGA, with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon likely to attend. ** NEW YORK - EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini delivers lecture on EU foreign and security policy at Columbia University - 1800 GMT. ** NEW YORK - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with leaders from the Pacific region on the sidelines of the UNGA. ** NEW YORK - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan delivers keynote speech before panel on a failed coup attempt - 1400 GMT. ** NEW YORK - EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini delivers lecture on EU foreign and security policy at Columbia University - 1800 GMT. ** NEW DELHI - French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar sign a deal for a much-anticipated contract for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation which is expected to cost around 7.87 billion euros - 0630 GMT. ** ERBIL, Iraq - German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen visits Erbil, capital city of Iraq's Kurdistan region, for talks with the president of the region Massoud Barzani and Kurdish officials on preparations for the military campaign to recapture the jihadists' stronghold of Mosul before the end of the year. ** GENEVA - Bolivian President Evo Morales addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council session in Geneva - 0830 GMT. ** HAVANA - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to give a news conference on the second day of his rare visit to Cuba - 1210 GMT.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 ** WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama attends the opening of The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in Washington D.C - 1400 GMT. ** VIENNA - Austria holds a meeting on migration which is expected be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel along with heads of some other states impacted by the crisis.

BISSAU - Guinea-Bissau marks 43rd anniversary of independence from Portugal.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

GALICIA - Parliament of Galicia election.

SWITZERLAND - Referendum election

BERLIN - 43rd BMW Berlin Marathon.

http://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

ALGIERS - Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are due to meet in Algeria on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum (IEF) (to Sept. 28).

VIENNA - IAEA 60th General Conference (to Sept 30).

https://www.iaea.org/about/policy/gc/gc60

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 ** BEIJING - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will pay a state visit to China (to Sept. 30).

GLOBAL - World Rabies Day.

SEOUL - South Korea marks the 66th anniversary of recovering Seoul from North Korea during the Korean War.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

GLOBAL - International Day of Older Persons.

ABUJA - Nigeria celebrates its 56th year of independence.

CHINA - 67th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

GUINEA - 58th anniversary of independence from France.

GLOBAL - International Day of Non-Violence.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 ** CHISINAU - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will pay a visit to Moldova (to Oct. 5).

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

GLOBAL - World Teachers' Day.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 5th Death Anniversary of Apple co-founder.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

WASHINGTON - 2016 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (to Oct. 9). MOSCOW - 10th anniversary of the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

GLOBAL - World Post Day.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

GLOBAL - World Mental Health Day.

GLOBAL - World Day Against the Death Penalty.

GLOBAL - World Sight Day.

FIJI - 45th Anniversary of Independence.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 ** MOSCOW/ST PETERSBURG - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic is expected to visit Russia (to Oct. 14) to take part in the opening ceremony of a Serbian honorary consulate in Russia's second biggest city of St. Petersburg.

BALI - 14th anniversary of Bali bombings.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

GLOBAL - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction.

SAN JOSE, Chile - 6th anniversary rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed Andean mine.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

GLOBAL - United Nation's World Hand-Washing day.

GLOBAL - International Day of Rural Women.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

GLOBAL - World Food Day.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

GLOBAL - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 ** WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama will meet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

JERUSALEM - 5th anniversary of release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after more than five years held incommunicado by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

TRIPOLI - 5th anniversary of capture and killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

SAUDI ARABIA - 5th death anniversary of Saudi Arabia's Crown.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

LIBYA - 5th anniversary of declaration of Libya's Liberation.

VAN, Turkey - 5th anniversary of earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured more than 4,000 others.

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