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What Happened on 21 October 2015

Nine missing in Chinese chemical plant blast

Nine people were reported missing and two were injured following an explosion in a chemical plant in east China on… Read More.

Typhoon kills 26 in Philippines

At least 26 people have died and 18 injured as Typhoon Koppu made landfall in the Philippines, authorities said on… Read More.

Taxi drivers protest court order allowing Uber in Rio

Thousands of Brazil's taxi drivers took to the streets on Tuesday against a judicial decision authorizing the private transport application… Read More.

15 militants, six security personnel killed in Afghanistan

At least 15 Taliban militants and six security force members were killed in clashes as the Taliban seized a district… Read More.

Rio 2016 sells 240,000 tickets in eight hours

About 240,000 tickets were sold in the first eight hours of the latest Olympic ticketing phase, organisers said. The rush… Read More.

French footballer Cisse retires

Former French international striker Djibril Cisse has announced his retirement from football. "You have to listen to your body -… Read More.

NASA unveils stunning Pluto mosaic

NASA has unveiled stunning mosaics of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, representing the global response to its popular "#PlutoTime"… Read More.

Facebook launches 'Instant Articles' to iPhone users

If you use Facebook on iPhone, you can now read thousands of Instant Articles every day in your News Feed,… Read More.