Morning news brief: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back online & more

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Oct 05, 2021, 08:36 AM(IST)

Facebook outage | Chinese jets enter Taiwan | Pandora papers row Photograph:( AFP )

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Facebook said on Tuesday that the major outage of its main social media app along with WhatsApp and Instagram was caused due to configuration changes as Zuckerberg apologised for the outage. Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp started working again late on Monday after an outage that lasted nearly six-hours. 

China sent the largest number of warplanes into Taiwan's air defence as the country scrambled its own fighters to thwart the incursions. Reports claimed 36 fighter jets, 12 H-6 nuclear-capable bombers including other planes crossed over into Taiwan's airspace.

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China sends 56 warplanes into Taiwan's defence zone in largest-ever air incursion

Chinese incursion

At least 150 Chinese warplanes have reportedly entered Taiwan's air defence since Friday. 


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp restored after major outage


The outage of popular social media apps Facebook. Instagram and Whatsapp left billions of users in limbo.


Pandora papers: Denials from rich and powerful follow after leak


Kremlin said it had seen no evidence in the leak of hidden wealth among Russian President Vladimir Putin's entourage.


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