• ON THIS DAY: November 5-11, 2017 (week 45) (Graphic)
  • F1: Mexico GP interactive (Interactive)
  • JAPAN: General election result (Graphic DUE Oct 23, 14:00GMT)
  • Spain’s plan to take control of Catalonia (Graphic DUE Oct 23, 16:00GMT)
  • BASEBALL: World Series 2017 (Graphic DUE Oct 23, 17:00GMT)
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Abe secures landslide in Japan election

JAPAN -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured a landslide win in Japan’s snap general election, with his ruling coalition keeping a two-thirds “super majority” in the lower house of parliament.

Abe pledged Monday to tackle what he called Japan’s two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population.

Oct 25: 100 years since October Revolution

HISTORY -- A century ago the Russian Revolution sealed the fate of the Romanov dynasty and led to the formation of the Soviet Union in 1922 and more than 70 years of communist rule.

Spain set to override Catalonia’s autonomy

BARCELONA -- Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday will trigger Article 155 of the constitution, allowing direct rule of Catalonia from Madrid for the first time in 40 years of democracy.

Bell V-280 Valor factfile

AVIATION -- Bell Helicopter’s advanced V-280 Valor tiltrotor prototype, developed to replace the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters, is scheduled to make its maiden flight before the end of 2017.

Nile dam leaves Egypt fearing for its lifeline

ETHIOPIA -- Ethiopia is finalizing construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, before filling the giant reservoir behind it to power Africa’s largest hydroelectric project.

Storytelling software for websites infographic
Storytelling software for websites

NEWS DESIGN -- This interactive and responsive product combines text, images, and graphics to expand from printed “graphics in a box” to visual storytelling for tablet and smartphone.

SND: The very best of news design infographic
SND: The very best of news design

NOVEMBER 3 -- Some of the world’s best news designers will be in London to discuss their work and their enthusiasms, including Søren Nyeland (Politiken) and Matt Willey (New York Times). Find out more

Kim Jung-un’s rocket men

NORTH KOREA -- Three men shown celebrating with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un following successful missile launches are believed to be the top people in the country’s rapidly advancing missile and nuclear programme.

Oct 27-29: Mexican GP in Mexico City

F1 -- Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton can seal his fourth Championship title at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit if he finishes within 16 points of rival Sebastian Vettel.

FIFA World Cup 2018 European play-offs

SOCCER -- Eight teams -- Sweden v Italy, Croatia v Greece, Denmark v Republic of Ireland, and N. Ireland v Switzerland -- play off for the final four European places in the World Cup.

July 7: Tour de France 2018 route released

CYCLING -- The 2018 Tour starts -- a week later than usual due to the FIFA World Cup -- in the Vendée region and ends three weeks later in Paris with the traditional circuits of the Champs Elysées.

Oct 24-Nov 1: MLB World Series champions

BASEBALL -- The 113th edition of Major League Baseball’s World Series gets underway, a best-of-seven playoff between the champion teams of the National and American Leagues.

Oct 22-29: Singapore hosts WTA Finals

TENNIS -- The world’s top eight women clash at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium, with Simona Halep aiming to win her first WTA Tour Championships title to finish the season as World Number 1.

Oct 26-Dec 2: Rugby League World Cup

RUGBY -- Fourteen teams will contest theOct 26-Dec 2: Rugby League World Cup world championship in the 13-man code in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, currently held by Australia.

Oct 28-30: English Premier League 2017-18

SOCCER -- Manchester Utd face Tottenham Hotspur, with both teams level on points but five behind Manchester City, who visit West Bromwich Albion hoping to maintain their blistering form.

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