October 2021


October 20, 2021

October 20

14 people died as a result of the detonation of two bombs attached to a military bus as it passed under the Jisr al-Rais Bridge in Damascus, Syria. A few minutes later, at least 10 people were killed in military fire in [[1]], in the Idlib muhafaz. The death toll from floods and landslides in western Nepal has risen to 77. The government has pledged aid to the worst-hit areas.

October 19

There was an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 in the Mediterranean. The earth shook in the Greek town of Faliraki in the Northeast of Rhodes. The epicenter was 58 km deep, about 127 km north-east of the island of Karpathos, between Crete and Rhodes. Shocks were also reported in Crete and Santorini, as well as Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel and Lebanon. There were no reports of casualties or damage.

October 18

Egor Babaev and his colleagues at the Royal Swedish Technical Institute published an experiment showing evidence of a new state of matter called electron quadruplets. 2022 Winter Olympics: The Olympic torch relay started in Olympia, Greece, without the public.

October 17

Twenty-six people have died and dozens have been reported missing as a result of the torrential rains that hit the Indian state of Kerala.

October 16

Three people were killed and 73 injured in the 4.8 earthquake that occurred at 3:18 local time on the Indonesian island of Bali. The epicenter was located near the city of Banjar Wangsian, and its hypocenter was located at a depth of about 10 km. At least 762 buildings were damaged. Shenzhou 13 was launched on a Chang Zheng 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia's Gobi Desert to the Tianhe module at the Tiangong space station, where the crew will remain for six months. It will be the longest Chinese manned mission to date. Lucy, the NASA space probe that will visit Jupiter's Trojans, took off at 9:34 local time. The Synod of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in the Republic of Poland, in a secret ballot, voted in favor of introducing the ordination of women as priests. 45 synods voted in favor of the Synodal Women's Committee, 13 were against and 1 abstained.

October 15

Three suicide bombers attacked a Shi'ite mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, killing 47 people and injuring 70 others. Explosions take place at the main door and inside the mosque. Islamic State-Khorasan Province claimed responsibility for the attack, reporting that two attackers shot dead guards outside the mosque before blowing themselves up among workers.

October 14

At least 46 people were killed and 79 others injured in a fire in a 13-story skyscraper in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. COVID-19 pandemic: As of October 14, the number of confirmed cases worldwide exceeded 240 million people and deaths were approximately 4.9 million.

October 13

Blue Origin launched four crews into the sub-orbit with a New Shepard rocket from its Corn Ranch spaceport in Van Horn, Texas. The crew included Blue Origin Vice President Audrey Powers, NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen, space tourist Glen de Vries, and actor William Shatner. Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek series, became the oldest person in space at the age of 90.

October 12

At least 28 people have been killed and several others injured in a bus accident in Nepal's Mugu district. An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck Crete. The epicenter was 120 km south-east of Heraklion, at a depth of 10 km. No reports of casualties or damages

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