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End Sars protests: People 'shot dead' in Lagos, Nigeria
October 21, 2020
Witnesses say several people died when soldiers opened fire in Lagos but the army calls it "fake news".

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SARS: Lagos under lockdown after protesters ‘shot’
October 21, 2020
Heavy security presence in Nigeria's biggest city; dozens taken to hospital after soldiers reportedly shot at protesters
Taliban ambush kills dozens of Afghan forces in northern province
October 21, 2020
At least 34 security personnel, including senior police officer, killed in an attack in Takhar province, officials said.
Fighting rages as Armenia, Azerbaijan engage in talks: Live news
October 21, 2020
After almost one month of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, dozens of civilians and hundreds of soldiers have been killed.
Nagorno-Karabakh: Five things to know about the latest crisis
October 21, 2020
Two truce attempts have failed to stop Azerbaijan and Armenia fighting, with hundreds dead in less than a month.
Why are they fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh? | Start Here
October 21, 2020
Why are Armenia and Azerbaijan still fighting in one of the world's oldest conflicts?
In Pictures: Protests continue in Nigeria despite curfew
October 21, 2020
Amnesty says 'credible but disturbing evidence' that security forces in Lagos fatally shot protesters.
UN ‘concerned’ at India arrests of rights activists, NGO curbs
October 21, 2020
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urges India to protect human rights defenders and NGOs.
SARS: Why are tens of thousands of Nigerians protesting?
October 21, 2020
Tens of thousands of Nigerians have been taking to the streets for more than two weeks against police brutality.
‘We are tired of you guys’: Man Utd’s Ighalo slams Nigerian gov’t
October 21, 2020
Manchester United's Nigerian footballer lashes out the gov't after reports emerged of soldiers shooting protesters.

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WORLD • Business
NASA’s Osiris-REx Successfully Touches Asteroid Bennu
October 21, 2020

For the first time, a NASA spacecraft successfully brushed the surface of an ancient asteroid to collect samples and return them to Earth. WSJ’s Robert Lee Hotz explains how Osiris-REx’s mission to Bennu could shed light on the origins of life on Earth. Photo: Handout/AFP/Getty Images


Political and Pandemic Turmoil Make for a Noxious Economic Mix in Thailand
October 21, 2020
Protests in the capital compound economic strain that emerged even before the pandemic devastated the tourism industry.
Lockheed Martin Plans to Deliver New Presidential Helicopter Next Year
October 21, 2020
The world’s largest defense company said it expects to deliver the first new presidential helicopter next year as part of a $5 billion refresh of the White House fleet, part of a modest rise in military spending that the company anticipates in coming years.
Snapchat Nears 250 Million Daily Users as Advertisers Lift Spending
October 21, 2020
Snap Chief Executive Evan Spiegel said he was pleased with the company’s growth and will continue long-term investments on things including augmented reality for its app.
Apollo Board Panel to Review Leon Black Ties With Jeffrey Epstein
October 21, 2020
The law firm Dechert has been selected to examine the business dealings between the private-equity firm’s CEO and the disgraced financier.
GMC's All-Electric Hummer Pickup Highlights GM's New Strategy on EVs
October 21, 2020
The company is shifting its strategy to attract customers who have deep pockets and want to be seen riding in style.
Pioneer Natural Resources to Buy Parsley Energy for $4.5 Billion
October 20, 2020
The deal is the latest in a series of combinations in the U.S. shale-oil patch, which has been hard hit by the pandemic.
Coronavirus Stimulus Talks Make Progress Despite Resistance
October 20, 2020
White House and Democratic negotiators said they would press ahead with efforts to reach a coronavirus relief deal after making progress even as the prospect of a roughly $2 trillion package sparked opposition from Senate Republicans.
At These Prices, Procter Is a Gamble
October 20, 2020
P&G pleased investors with strong coronavirus-enhanced results, but its valuation holds up only if consumer changes prove permanent.
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WORLD • Markets
European markets retreat, failing to capture U.S. stimulus optimism
October 21, 2020
European stocks slid lower on Wednesday morning as renewed optimism for the prospects of stimulus talks in the U.S. failed to materially boost sentiment.
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WORLD • Economy
Iberdrola extends US reach with $8.3bn deal for New Mexico utility
October 21, 2020
Spanish renewable energy company’s purchase of PNM Resources marks its eighth transaction since the pandemic

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WORLD • Opinion
The Arctic Comes in from the Cold
October 20, 2020

The more that global warming reduces the ice cover in the Arctic, the greater the need there will be for multilateral arrangements to govern trade, resource extraction, and other issues across the region. Without forward-looking cooperation, a zero-sum scramble will ensue, leaving everyone worse off.

International Editorial
Jean-Claude Van Damme Helped Save a Puppy
October 21, 2020
The action star Jean-Claude Van Damme intervened to save a Bulgarian dog from euthanasia after Norway said it had been imported on a fake passport.
India Returns Captured China Soldier in Sign of Easing Tensions
October 21, 2020
After months of tension that turned violent at times, the release signaled a respite in a dispute that has led to a buildup of forces along the disputed mountainous border.
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