Model Choigana Kertek, dressed in traditional a costume, performs during sunset at the Aldyn Bulak area on the bank of the Yenisei River outside the village of Ust-Elegest in Tuva region, Southern Siberia, Russia, October 7, 2015.


Good morning! Here’s what you need to know on Friday.

1. European leaders are giving Turkey easier access to visas in return for stemming the flood of migrants into Europe.

2. The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the escalation in violence between Israelis and young Palestinians since the beginning of October, which has resulted in multiple deadly stabbings.

3. Seven migrants were killed, including four children, after their boat collided with a Greek Coast Guard vessel.

4. Investors are anxiously waiting for Monday’s release of China’s third-quarter GDP report, which economists predict grew at its slowest quarterly pace since 2009.

5. Iran submitted information about activities related to its nuclear program to the International Atomic Energy Agency, as part of a deadline outlined by a nuclear agreement reached with six world powers in July.

6. Turkey and the US are talking about strengthening cooperation against Islamic State militants and Russian activities in Syria.

7. Russia may reestablish its control over Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan in response to increased activity by Islamist insurgents near its borders with Central Asia.

8. Theranos, a $9 billion health startup, has reportedly stopped using finger pricks to collect blood samples for all except one of its tests, under pressure from US federal regulators. This follows an explosive report from the Wall Street Journal that alleged there were problems with the accuracy of its theoretically revolutionary blood testing technology, called Edison.

9. Oscar Pistorius has been granted house arrest after serving nearly one year of a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend.

10. Animals rights groups are outraged after Denmark euthanized and publically dissected a healthy baby lion in front of children.

And finally …

Astronomers found a strange pattern of light around a distant star that looks like it was made by aliens.

As reported by Business Insider