MONDAY: Australia's Parliament debates bill to overturn local law in the Northern Territory that legalized medically assisted voluntary euthanasia. Supreme Court in recess until Nov. 4; Congress in recess until January.

TUESDAY: The 40th anniversary of the start of the 1956 Middle East war. Screening of recently found print of oldest feature film ever made, Shakespeare's "Richard III," in Los Angeles. Six condors released to holding pen in northern Arizona to get them acclimated before they are rleased in December.WEDNESDAY: Edward Teller, Hungarian-born "father of the H-bomb," receives honorary doctorate at in Szeged, Hungary.

THURSDAY: Trial begins at International Criminal Tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania, of the first defendant accused of genocide in Rwanda. Ten thousand readers of romance novels expected for national Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Baton Rouge, La.

FRIDAY: Pope John Paul II celebrates 50th anniversary as priest. Nobel peace laureate Jose Ramos-Horta of East Timor joins 10th anniversary celebrations of the Rafto human rights foundation in Bergen, Norway. Pandering re-trial of Heidi Fleiss begins in Los Angeles.