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Major social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday, 4 October. This impacted potentially tens of millions of users.

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted full authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, making it the first Covid-19 vaccine approved by the FDA.


Biotechnology company, Moderna, is expected to start human trials for HIV vaccines on Wednesday. The company will be using the same mRNA platform as the firm's Covid-19 vaccine.

The Health Regulator in the United Kingdom (UK) has approved the Moderna vaccine for 12 to 17 year olds. 

The Taliban has taken charge of Afghanistan as the last U.S troops leave the country. This has left much of the country's civilian population in horror as many have tried to flee the country out of fear. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been named in a leaked database at the heart of the Pegasus Project which includes cellphone numbers of government leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, according to an investigation conducted by the Guardian.


Bill Cosby was three years into a ten year sentence for sexual assault and was unlikely to be given parole. But now he is relaxing at home after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made a surprise ruling over an alleged agreement that was made years earlier between Cosby's lawyers and prosecutors that he would not stand trial.

A meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Putin got off to a frosty start as Putin told Biden, in front of a chaotic press pool jostling to put questions to the leaders, that their two countries had a lot of issues that required talks at the highest level.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was a guest at the G7 Summit of world leaders which concluded with a pledge by the wealthiest nations to supply more than 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine to developing countries as they recognise that the global economy cannot fully recover until the disease is under control.

For 11 days casualties mounted as Israel and Hamas were locked in an exchange of airstrikes and rocket fire. However, finally, peace has fallen upon Gaza as the two parties have agreed to a ceasefire.

People all around the world rejoice as George Floyd's killer, former police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been found guilty. This is only but a small step towards justice.