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  • "Exclusive: Mass protests in Iraq earlier this month led to more than 100 deaths. Reuters has learned militias backed by Iran – whose influence in Iraq has steadily grown – fielded snipers on Baghdad rooftops to put down the demonstrations https://reut.rs/2VPeQft"

  • "Oil prices eased on Thursday after industry data showed a larger-than-expected build-up in stocks in the United States, although losses were limited by comments by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on a U.S.-China trade deal."

  • "Pulling with smooth, steady strokes along a rowing course on an artificial lake, South Korean Paralympic hopeful Ha Jae-hun is the picture of calm determination, but it has taken him four years and 21 rounds of surgery to find this peace."

  • "WeWork owner, The We Company, has formed a special board committee to consider proposals for a $5 billion financing lifeline from its largest shareholder SoftBank Group Corp <9984.t> and its main lender JPMorgan Chase & Co , four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday."

  • "EXCLUSIVE: High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site. https://reut.rs/2IUekXZ"

  • "French luxury brand Christian Dior apologized on Thursday and said it supported China's territorial sovereignty after it was criticized for using a map of China that excluded Taiwan in a presentation."

  • "Exclusive: Iran-backed snipers helped put down Iraq’s deadliest anti-government protests in years, which claimed more than 100 lives. Iraq’s government is supported by powerful Tehran-aligned groups https://reut.rs/2Bjk4GU"

  • "South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a ruling by a lower court that freed Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin from jail after he had served several months for bribery charges involving the country's former president."

  • "South Korea's Supreme Court upheld on Thursday a government decision to suspend Asiana Airlines' Incheon-San Francisco route for 45 days, adding to the debt-ridden carrier's headaches as it battles rising competition and falling demand."

  • "Food group Nestle plans to return up to 20 billion Swiss francs ($20.13 billion) to shareholders over the next three years and reorganize its struggling waters business after organic sales growth slowed in the third quarter."

  • "The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed three pieces of legislation supporting the pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong for more than four months."

  • "American boxer Patrick Day died on Wednesday in Chicago as a result of the traumatic brain injury he suffered during his fight on Saturday, where he was knocked out by Charles Conwell in the 10th round. https://reut.rs/2pslQma"

  • "U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will urge Turkey on Thursday to halt its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, a day after President Donald Trump threatened heavy sanctions over the operation."

  • "EXCLUSIVE: High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site. https://reut.rs/35KsB3E"

  • "China hopes to reach a phased agreement in a protracted trade dispute with the United States and cancel tariffs as soon as possible, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, adding that trade wars had no winners."

  • "Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday visited a melting glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range not far from Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, witnessing first hand the impact of climate change their trip is seeking to highlight."

  • "Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, has died aged 68, his office said. https://reut.rs/2OQHFql"

  • "Britain clinched a Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, just a few hours before the start of a summit of the bloc's leaders in Brussels."

  • "Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Britain and the European Union had agreed a “great” new #Brexit deal but still faced resistance from the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) as he sought support for the deal. https://reut.rs/33JnIWJ"

  • "Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said he had no doubts at all about Jordan Petaia's ability to rise to the occasion after selecting the teenager to play his first test at outside centre in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against England."

  • "Exclusive: Iran-backed snipers helped put down Iraq’s deadliest anti-government protests in years. Iran is Iraq’s biggest trading partner and has steadily amassed influence since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein https://reut.rs/35Do9n4"

  • "Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party said on Thursday its position on Brexit had not changed and it could not support the deal being proposed by Boris Johnson and the European Union."

  • "A Brexit deal is within "arm's reach" but it's still not guaranteed, said French junior foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne on Thursday."

  • "Climate-change activists disrupted rail services in London on Thursday, sparking a clash between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train during rush hour."

  • "The 4th Annual Menopause conference & Tradeshow is on Saturday, Oct. 19. Two of the featured presenters joined Stacey to talk about the event and why it's important. The Menomission"

  • "These are your Thursday morning headlines, including families who lost loved ones in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash calling on the UCP government to stop exempting certain drivers from new training rules, and a Spruce Grove teacher arrested and charged with possessing child porn."

  • "While you're at the The Alberta Snowmobile & Powersports Show this weekend, don't forget to enter to win this prize!"

  • "Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Britain and the European Union had agreed a "great" new Brexit deal but still faced resistance from the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) as he sought support for the deal. For more daily stories, subscribe to our new Messenger morning briefing: m.me/reuters"

  • "A slowdown in India and China put a brake on Unilever's quarterly sales growth, highlighting the challenges facing Chief Executive Alan Jope as he tries to boost the consumer goods giant's business in emerging markets."

  • "With a #Brexit deal struck in Brussels, the focus turns back to whether lawmakers in London will approve it. For the supporters and staff of Derry City FC, hundreds of miles away from the corridors of power, the outcome is crucial. https://reut.rs/2MoNmKv"

  • "Telecoms equipment maker Ericsson beat quarterly earnings expectations on Thursday and lifted its market forecast for this year and its sales target for 2020, saying demand for superfast 5G networks was taking off more quickly than expected."

  • "Rockers the 1975 and grime star Stormzy triumphed at the Q Awards in London on Wednesday, winning Q Best Act in the World Today and Q Best Solo Artist, respectively, at the annual ceremony hosted by British music magazine Q."

  • "EXCLUSIVE: High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site. https://reut.rs/2Bje8NT"

  • "Passengers with Norwegian Air and New York's JetBlue Airways will be able to fly between Europe and the United States and make connecting flights on a single booking, under a planned partnership."

  • "'Super Saturday': Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a #Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union that his Northern Irish allies oppose. https://reut.rs/2psUdcH"

  • "Britain clinched an eleventh-hour Brexit deal with the EU on Thursday, more than three years after Britons voted in a referendum to leave the bloc, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still faces a knife-edge vote in parliament to get it approved."

  • "President Donald Trump directed U.S. officials involved in Ukraine policy to work directly with his private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union said in prepared testimony to an impeachment inquiry against Trump. https://reut.rs/33GkQK5"

  • "Exclusive: Perched on Baghdad rooftops, Iran-backed snipers helped put down Iraq’s deadliest anti-government protests in years. Leaders of militias in Iraq have denied getting training and weapons from the country https://reut.rs/31nykZJ"

  • "The European Union has agreed a new Brexit deal with Britain. Here are the details."

  • "Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by pro-separatist protesters."

  • "South Korea were happy to have made it back from Pyongyang in one piece after a brutal 2022 World Cup qualifier, with a Korean FA official describing the physical encounter as being “like war”. https://reut.rs/2oTGcF5"

  • "Saudi Arabia is setting the stage for a blockbuster listing of state oil giant Saudi Aramco in Riyadh, relying on easy credit for retail investors and pushing rich locals to invest with cash held abroad to achieve a $2 trillion valuation target. For more daily stories, subscribe to our new Messenger morning briefing: m.me/reuters"

  • "Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. https://reut.rs/32oVIqT"

  • "Tesla Inc was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China's industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country."

  • "From Reuters Breakingviews Boris Johnson’s poor #Brexit deal avoids a worse outcome. The British prime minister on Thursday struck a last-gasp agreement to leave the European Union, hours before the start of a crucial summit of European leaders. Winning parliamentary approval for the economically costly plan will be hard. At least the chaotic exit that Johnson had threatened is off the table for now, writes Peter Thal Larsen. https://reut.rs/2Je35dt"

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