In January-July 2002, the industrial production index was 103.9 percent inRussia as compared to the corresponding period of 2001. In January-July2001, industrial production gained 5.4 percent against the correspondingperiod of 2000. This data was released by the State Statistics Committee ofRussia. This July, as compared to July 2001, production went up by 7.8percent.
The body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was found in a well on the territory of the residence of the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul
The month of October was rich with rare astronomical phenomena.