On Monday, people across India began to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. People lit oil lamps in their homes, and set off fireworks to celebrate. Across the country, marketplaces, cities, and towns were decorated with colorful displays.
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In today's news roundup, Hurricane Ian brings flooding and power losses to Cuba and Florida, huge leaks in natural gas pipelines between Russia and Europe seem to have been caused on purpose, and Eliud Kipchoge breaks his marathon record by 30 seconds.
On May 7, "eco-mermaid" Merle Liivand broke her own world record for swimming with a single fin. She swam the distance of a full marathon in the rough waters of Biscayne Bay, Florida. She even picked trash out of the water as she swam.
Last Saturday a mountain climber from Nepal set a new world record for climbing Mount Everest the most times. Kami Rita, who's 52, has now climbed Mount Everest 26 times.
On Monday, a park in Arouca, Portugal opened a record-setting new bridge. Though it's quite high, it's the length of the bridge that has set a record. It's the world's longest hanging bridge for walkers - over five football fields long.
British artist Sacha Jafri has had an incredible year. In September, he set the record for creating the world's largest painting. Last week, the painting was sold for $62 million, which Mr. Jafri will give to charity.
Last Saturday morning, Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to row alone across an ocean. It took the 21-year-old swimming teacher just over 70 days to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists have discovered a tiny chameleon from Madagascar that may be the world's smallest reptile. The chameleon is small enough to easily sit on a fingertip. Only two have ever been spotted - one male and one female.
A surprising activity has become popular among cyclists in recent months. It's called "Everesting" - riding up and down a hill until you've ridden "up" enough to have reached the top of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.