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Russia says 3 of its troops injured in Aleppo despite ceasefire

MiddleEasteye - 3 hours 16 min ago
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Russia had said it would extend the pause in the partly besieged city but only if rebels groups do not launch new attacks or regroup

Congressional race in Virginia shows Trump drag on Republicans

Reuters US Politics - 3 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barbara Comstock is trying to untether herself from Donald Trump in her re-election bid for the U.S. Congress, but the Virginia Republican's struggles show how difficult that can be.

David Davies says child refugees don't look their age. Well, he doesn't look his either

MiddleEasteye - 3 hours 58 min ago
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We test out the facial recognition app used to claim that child refugees arriving to the UK from Calais are really 39

UK government must release legal advice on Syria drone strike: NGO

MiddleEasteye - 4 hours 7 min ago
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Rights Watch UK says government is 'avoiding accountability' over unprecedented strike that killed 2 British nationals last August

Trump's rigged election comments a 'gift to dictators', say Africans

Reuters US Politics - 4 hours 11 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - If Donald Trump is interested in rigged elections, Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti says he could teach him a thing or two. Biti was arrested for treason and detained for a month after daring to suggest his party had defeated President Robert Mugabe in a vote in 2008.

VIDEO: Tourist captures amazing views from the top of a pyramid

MiddleEasteye - 4 hours 25 min ago
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German tourist illegally scaled the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt - and the view was breathtaking

UPDATE 2-American Airlines' profit margin forecast disappoints

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 32 min ago
Oct 20 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc, the world's biggest airline operator, said it expected a fall in its adjusted pretax margin in the current quarter, sending the company's shares down...

MOVES-Advent International adds Tricia Patrick as managing director

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 37 min ago
Oct 20 (Reuters) - Private equity investor Advent International named Tricia Patrick managing director of its retail, consumer and leisure investment team in North America.

BRIEF-Barry Rosenstein says "We are out of Autonation " - CNBC

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 39 min ago
* Barry Rosenstein of Jana Partner says "we are out of Autonation " - CNBC

BRIEF-GE invests in GAMA-TÜRKERLER JV to develop two healthcare PPPs in Turkey

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 42 min ago
* GE invests in GAMA-TÜRKERLER JV to develop two major healthcare PPPs in Turkey; OPIC, EBRD and EDC to provide financing for transformational hospital project

European shares touch 2-week high as euro weakens, banks rally

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 43 min ago
MILAN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Thursday to their highest level in two weeks, helped by weakness in the euro and further boosted by a rally in bank sector stocks.

U.S. judge picks monitor for Deutsche Bank over regulator's choice

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 44 min ago
NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday approved a U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission deal with Deutsche Bank AG in which a monitor would be appointed to ensure the bank reports...

Eni talking to Mozambique gas field buyer but no deal yet

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 54 min ago
MILAN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Italian oil and gas group Eni confirmed on Thursday it was in talks with a buyer for a stake in its Area 4 gas field in Mozambique but said a deal had not yet been reached.

Gilead unveils promising hep C, fatty liver data; setbacks elsewhere

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 54 min ago
Oct 20 (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc on Thursday announced high cure rates across all types of hepatitis C in late stage studies testing a triple drug combination, and said another experimental...

UPDATE 1-Investors pull 1 pct of hedge fund capital in Q3 -data

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 54 min ago
BOSTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Investors frustrated by poor returns and high fees at hedge funds pulled out roughly 1 percent of industry capital in the third quarter, with outflows totaling $28 billion.

UPDATE 3-Security breach feared in up to 3.25 mln Indian debit cards

Reuters Us Markets - 4 hours 57 min ago
* Debit cards compromised by security breach involving 90 ATMs

World Bank raises 2017 crude-oil price forecast to $55 a barrel

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 4 hours 58 min ago

The World Bank raised its 2017 forecast for crude-oil prices to $55 a barrel from a previous forecast of $53 a barrel, according to a quarterly report issued Thursday. It attributed the higher price forecast to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries's preparations to limit production. "We expect a solid rise in energy prices, led by oil, next year," said John Baffes, senior economist at the World Bank. Still, he noted that there is "considerable uncertainty around the [oil] outlook as we await the details and the implementation of the OPEC agreement." The World Bank left its oil-price forecast for this year unchanged at $43. The forecast is an average of Brent , West Texas Intermediate and Dubai crudes.

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VIDEO: Israeli troops appear to shoot Palestinian woman as she lies on ground

MiddleEasteye - 5 hours 10 min ago
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Israeli news sites published footage appearing to show the troops shooting at 19-year-old as she was already on the ground

Wal-Mart and JD.com launch new initiatives in China

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 5 hours 19 min ago

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday that it is launching three new initiatives with Chinese e-commerce company JD.com, three months after announcing a strategic alliance. A Sam's Club flagship store on JD.com will launch Friday, offering same- and next-day delivery service. All JD.com users will be able to shop the Sam's Club flagship at membership prices for the first 10 days. The Walmart Global Imports Store will bring items from around the world to JD.com customers. And two-hour delivery service for customers ordering on JD Daojia, a grocery and fresh goods business, will launch Thursday in select cities. Deliveries are from more than 20 Walmart stores, with the number of locations expected to double by year's end. Wal-Mart shares are down 0.4% in Thursday trading, but up 12% for the year to date. The S&P 500 Index is up 4.6% for 2016 so far.

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U.S. partnership with Turkey in Islamic State fight 'very strong'

Reuters US Politics - 5 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. partnership with Turkey in countering Islamic State is "very strong," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a news conference on Thursday.