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Bomb attack in Syria’s capital Damascus killed over a dozen military personnel

A roadside bomb attack in Syria's capital Damascus killed over a dozen military personnel on Wednesday. Some others were injured after a Syrian military bus was targeted with two explosive devices. The blasts occurred while people were heading to work and school.

Drones will be used to rescue dogs stranded by lava on the island of La Palma, Spain

Drones which can carry up to 23 kilograms (about 50 pounds) per flight will be used to rescue dogs that are stranded by lava from a volcano on the island of La Palma, Spain.

Scientists in the Netherlands developed a solar powered chemical miniplant

A sustainable strategy for future production of some chemicals and pharmaceuticals was conceived and proved to be realistic in the Netherlands by researchers at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences.

A young man died falling from a hot air balloon mid-flight in Israel

A man in his 20s is dead after falling Tuesday from a hot air balloon mid-flight in Israel. He was a member of the crew. I don’t know how this happened but he hung himself on the basket,” Amir Almog, the man’s employer, told reporters. The pilot could not immediately land and the man tumbled from the hot air balloon at a height of about 50 meters (164 feet), Almog said.

Sinclair Broadcast Group was hit by ransomware in the weekend

Sinclair Broadcast Group, a Hunt Valley, Maryland-based company which operates dozens of TV stations across the U.S., said Monday that some of its servers and work stations were encrypted with ransomware. The full ramifications are not yet known. The unidentified hackers also stole data from Sinclair's network.

Russia is suspending its permanent mission to NATO

Russia is suspending its permanent mission to NATO, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday. "NATO is not interested in any equal dialogue or in any joint work," Lavrov said.

Toyota will invest billion dollars to produce electric car batteries in the U.S.

Toyota, the world’s largest automaker by volume, plans to build a new $1.29 billion factory in the U.S. to manufacture batteries for gas-electric hybrid and fully electric vehicles. The company said it eventually will employ 1,750 people and start making batteries in 2025.

Facebook has a big project to use the European tech talent building virtual reality

A Facebook project can hire 10,000 highly-skilled people in the European Union over the next five years. It’s about metaverse. Explained, metaverse it as a "set of virtual spaces where you can create and explore with other people who aren't in the same physical space as you".

17 American missionaries have been reported kidnapped by gang members in Haiti

As many as 17 American missionaries have been reported kidnapped by gang members in Haiti on Saturday, including 14 adults and three minors. The missionaries were traveling by vehicle to Titanyen, north of the capital Port-au-Prince, after visiting an orphanage in the Croix des Bouquets area.

Dozens killed by torrential rains and floods in Kerala, India

Torrential rains swept through villages and flooded roads in the southern Indian state of Kerala. At least 23 people have died.

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is on the way to get approval to be administred to 5- to 11-year-olds

An advisory panel on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.The vote was not unanimous. One member of the 18-member committee abstained from Tuesday’s vote. However a heart-related side effect that’s been very rare in teens and young adults who get a much higher dose can occur.

The Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow

Even if Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II of England has big regrets, she will not be attending the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow which starts this weekend

A cyberattack crippled gas stations across Iran on Tuesday

Iran has faced a series of cyberattacks and the latest crippled gas stations across Iran on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded in long lines. Only payments in cash are possible. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The company Blue Origins of Jeff Bezos is proposing a massive new commercial space station called “Orbital Reef”

Blue Origin says it will create a new privately owned space station in orbit around the Earth. The company call it „a mixed-use business park" in space. It will be named Orbital Reef and the hope is to be ready for use by the end of the 2020s.

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