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Current events of
November 2, 2019
Armed conflicts and attacks
Syrian Civil War
car bomb explodes
, on the
. It kills 13 people and wounds more than 30 others, mostly
War in Afghanistan
blast kills nine children, aged seven to ten, who were on their way to school in
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
announces that ISIL prisoners will be
to their home countries.
ISIL claims responsibility for the attack in
on 1 November that killed 54.
ISIL – Sinai Province
pledges allegiance to the new caliph,
Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi
(Voice of America)
Illegal militant loggers in the
shoot dead an indigenous activist named
Paulo Paulino Guajajara
and wounds another.
Business and economy
imposes an immediate
, also known as "fracking", a technique for the recovery of oil or gas reserves.
Politics and elections
2019 Hong Kong protests
Protestors vandalize numerous businesses, such as
and the offices of
Xinhua News Agency
, and set fire to the entrance of numerous
violently clashed with protestors earlier in the day.
2019 Iraqi protests
Thousands of protestors block the roads leading to
Umm Qasr Port
, demanding the end to foreign influence in the country. The blockades were set up after security forces clashed with protestors earlier.
Science and technology
A shipwreck stuck at Niagara Falls
moves for the first time in 101 years due to high winds and heavy rains.
2019 Rugby World Cup
32–12 to be crowned World Champions for the third time.
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