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October 21, 2021

First Line News Articles for Thursday, October 21 2021


14 people dead after bus explosion in Syria

A bus explosion in Syria’s capital city of Damascus left 14 people dead and many others wounded.

Biden’s China ambassador changes tone on COVID-19 origins battle

President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to China appeared to change his tone about the war of words between China and the United States on the coronavirus after he repeatedly criticized both sides for a “blame game” last year.

COVID Delta Subvariant Confirmed in US, Israel

A subvariant of the delta mutation previously seen in the United Kingdom has been found in the U.S. and Israel, health officials said.

8 Nigerian Nationals Charged With Conspiring to Engage in Money Laundering – U.S. DOJ

Eight Nigerians have been charged with conspiring to engage in internet scams and money laundering from Cape Town, South Africa, the U.S. Department of Justice Said on Wednesday.

Putin Approves Week-Long Russian Workplace Shutdown as COVID-19 Surges

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday approved a government proposal for a week-long workplace shutdown at the start of November to combat a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Taliban promise cash, land to families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan soldiers

The Taliban have promised relatives of suicide bombers who attacked U.S. and Afghan soldiers land and cash reward, The Associated Press reports.


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