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WORLD • Today
North Korea fires suspected submarine-launched missile into waters off Japan
October 19, 2021
It is thought to have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile which are harder to detect.

Current News
India: Couple in flood-hit Kerala sail to wedding in cooking pot
October 19, 2021
Couple borrow pot from local temple and enlist two men to push the makeshift boat, as images go viral on social media.
Hundreds of political prisoners freed in Myanmar after amnesty
October 19, 2021
Joyful scenes as families reunited but experts say international community needs to maintain pressure on coup leaders.
North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile into waters off Japan
October 19, 2021
Pyongyang fires a submarine-launched ballistic missile weeks after the South unveiled its own such weapon.
Eric Zemmour: Far-right journalist cast as Macron election rival
October 19, 2021
Eric Zemmour - tipped to run for the French presidency - is rebranding far-right nationalism.
Revisited: Memorable moments from cricket’s T20 world cups
October 19, 2021
Al Jazeera takes a look at some highlights from cricket's past six T20 World Cups.
China’s Xi dials back recent efforts to shake up businesses
October 19, 2021
Sweeping policies to make the economy less dependent on debt, monopolies and fossil fuels have hit its citizens.
Hundreds protest in Bangladesh over deadly religious violence
October 19, 2021
Hindu groups and others protest in Dhaka, calling for end to religious violence that has gripped the country for days.
Ecuador president declares state of emergency over drug violence
October 19, 2021
President Lasso orders mobilisation of police, military in the streets as he struggles to curb drug-related violence.
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WORLD • Business
Springer Replaces Bild Editor
October 18, 2021
The dismissal comes days before the German publisher is due to complete its acquisition of Politico.
Yellen Says Debt-Limit Deal Will Keep Government Funded Through Dec. 3
October 18, 2021
The Treasury secretary told Congress that it is imperative to increase or suspend the debt limit.
Warren Doesn't Receive Fed Trading Proposal as Requested
October 18, 2021
Regional Federal Reserve Banks haven’t presented Sen. Elizabeth Warren with a plan to ban stock trading by senior central bankers as the Democrat from Massachusetts requested last month.

Business News
China's Scripted Homicides Become a Popular Pastime
October 19, 2021
“Scripted homicide” clubs have opened around the country as young people look for ways to escape and connect. Naturally, the government has questions.
Nuclear Fusion Edges Toward the Mainstream
October 19, 2021
Long-shot money is flowing into start-ups that seek the energy of the stars. Driving the investments is a rising alarm about global warming.
What Joe Manchin Wants the Domestic Policy Bill to Look Like
October 19, 2021
The West Virginia Democrat could decide the fate of President Biden’s top legislative priority, and he has not been shy about outlining the kinds of changes he wants to see.
F.D.A. to Allow ‘Mix and Match’ Approach for Covid Booster Shots
October 18, 2021
The agency may act this week, when it is expected to authorize booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Biden's Paid Leave Plan at Risk as Lawmakers Seek Cuts
October 18, 2021
An initial proposal to offer workers 12 weeks of paid leave could be whittled down as Democrats try to trim their $3.5 trillion social policy bill.
Axel Springer Removes Julian Reichelt After Times Report
October 18, 2021
The editor, Julian Reichelt, had been accused of abusing his power involving a relationship a junior employee at Bild, a tabloid owned by the media giant Axel Springer.
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WORLD • Markets
European markets head for positive open following global gains
October 19, 2021
European stocks are expected to open higher on Tuesday with markets buoyed by positive global sentiment.
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European markets head for positive open following global gains
October 19, 2021
European stocks are expected to open higher on Tuesday with markets buoyed by positive global sentiment.
Gold edges higher as dollar, Treasury yields weaken
October 19, 2021
Gold prices inched up on Tuesday, as a decline in the dollar and U.S. bond yields provided some support to the precious metal.
Oil prices fall as weaker China growth, U.S. output stoke demand concerns
October 19, 2021
Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Chinese data showed slowing economic growth and U.S. factory output dropped in September.
Dollar softens amid bets other central banks to outpace Fed tightening
October 19, 2021
The dollar languished near the bottom of its recent range against major peers on Tuesday.
Asia-Pacific markets higher as tech stocks regionally rise
October 18, 2021
Tech stocks in Asia rose in Tuesday trade, with the Hang Seng Tech index in Hong Kong jumping 2.25% by the afternoon.

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WORLD • Economy
Why margins will stay high
October 19, 2021
They are rooted in fundamentals and the rise of big tech

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WORLD • Opinion
Central Banking With a Straight Face
October 18, 2021

Over time, central banks have been given additional objectives and have expanded their policy toolkits accordingly, particularly when called upon to prevent major shocks from triggering global depressions. But with policy innovation comes new risks, not least to central banks’ independence.

International Editorial
China's Scripted Homicides Become a Popular Pastime
October 19, 2021
“Scripted homicide” clubs have opened around the country as young people look for ways to escape and connect. Naturally, the government has questions.
Britain, COP26 Host, Is Not Leading the Way on Climate Change
October 19, 2021
A glance behind the rhetoric reveals the government’s hypocrisy.
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