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Italy reports 41 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, 2,938 new cases
MILAN, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Italy reported 41 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday against 39 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 2,938 from 3,235.
FEATURE-Afghan women launch school for refugees on U.S. army base
Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On an army base in the U.S. Midwest, dozens of Afghan refugee children sit with coloring books and pencils spread across their desks - listening intently as they are taught maths, English and how to prepare for life in the United States.
Gurnah, Tanzanian novelist of colonialism and refuge, wins 2021 Nobel
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee," the award-giving body said on Thursday.
UPDATE 4-Gurnah, Tanzanian novelist of colonialism and refuge, wins 2021 Nobel
STOCKHOLM, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee," the award-giving body said on Thursday.
UPDATE 2-Merkel and pope discuss climate change in farewell visit
VATICAN CITY, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the response to climate change would require a radical change in how people live as she met Pope Francis during a farewell visit to the Vatican and Italy.
SoftBank-backed Banco Inter hires banks for U.S. listing, shares rise
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian digital bank Banco Inter has hired banks to manage a listing in the United States, it said in a securities filing, sending its shares higher on Thursday.
Exclusive-U.S. electronics firm struck deal to transport and hire Uyghur workers
QINZHOU, China (Reuters) - U.S. remote-control maker Universal Electronics Inc told Reuters it struck a deal with authorities in Xinjiang to transport hundreds of Uyghur workers to its plant in the southern Chinese city of Qinzhou, the first confirmed instance of an American company participating in a transfer program described by some rights groups as forced labor.
Geneva motor show postponed further until 2023
MILAN (Reuters) - The organizers of the Geneva International Motor Show said on Thursday that they would not organize the event next year due to "industry-wide issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic".
UPDATE 3-Pfizer, BioNTech seek U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clearance for children 5-11
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have asked U.S. regulators to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a group for whom no shot is currently allowed, Pfizer said on Thursday.
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