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    "Indonesia will carry out cloud seeding on Friday in a bid to prevent further rainfall over the capital Jakarta, after deadly flash floods and landslides following some of the heaviest rains ever recorded."

    "New electric car sales in Norway rose by a third last year amid soaring demand for Tesla Inc's vehicles, but the pioneering U.S. company will face a more competitive market in 2020 as rivals prepare to launch new electric models."

    "A Thai temple cat's bid for affection during five-hour-long New Year prayers was enough to test the patience of a Buddhist monk as he tried to maintain his chanting concentration."

    "Here are some reactions to the killing of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, in a U.S. air strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport. https://reut.rs/2SQojDQ"

    "Our province has its first confirmed case of severe vaping-related illness, police are searching for a man wanted for stealing an idling truck in Beaumont with two children inside and more: These are your morning headlines with Stacey and Rob."

    "The United States embassy in Baghdad urged on Friday all citizens to depart Iraq immediately, hours after the U.S. killed Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in an air strike."

    "Iraq’s prime minister condemned on Friday the U.S. killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and said it would “light the fuse” of war. https://reut.rs/2szAcDr"

    "Washington is committed to "de-escalation" after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Qassem Soleimani, the architect of Iran's growing military influence in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday."

    "On the east side of Houston, the white plumes of the Texas oil and chemical refineries are a constant backdrop for residents of the Manchester neighborhood. Some residents say the air has a chemical-based smell that they find hard to describe but disappears once they drive a few miles away from the homes that stretch along the Houston Ship Channel, a waterway connecting the plants to the ocean. https://reut.rs/2tqGzZA"

    "Iran’s supreme leader appointed the deputy commander of the Quds Force, Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, as the replacement for Qassem Soleimani, the former head of the elite force who was killed in a U.S. air strike, state media reported. https://reut.rs/2QGgxtf"

    "Despite being one of the world’s most-recognizable executives, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn probably embarked onto a private jet from a quiet lounge in Japan’s third-largest airport on his astonishing escape from a fraud trial. https://reut.rs/2QGqNlo"

    "Chinese electric vehicle maker Lixiang Automotive has filed for a U.S. initial public offering, aiming to raise at least $500 million, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter, joining peers seeking to finance growth through stock listings."

    "The United States embassy in Baghdad urged all citizens to depart Iraq immediately, hours after the U.S. killed Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in an air strike. https://reut.rs/35gstXT"

    "Dozens of U.S. citizens working for foreign oil companies in the Iraqi oil city of Basra were preparing to leave the country on Friday, company sources told Reuters."

    "France urged its citizens in Iran to stay away from public gatherings and the Netherlands told Dutch nationals to leave Baghdad after the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. https://reut.rs/2tupyOo"

    "Tesla Inc beat Wall Street estimates for vehicle deliveries in its fourth quarter on Friday, boosted by higher demand for its mass-produced Model 3 sedans."

    "Dozens of U.S. citizens working for foreign oil companies in the southern Iraqi oil city of Basra were leaving the country, the Oil Ministry said, after a U.S. air strike killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq. https://reut.rs/2QOnx7I"

    "U.S. stocks fell about 1% at the open on Friday as investors moved away from riskier assets after a U.S. air strike in Iraq killed a top Iranian commander, sharply escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East."

    "Turkey's bill allowing troop deployment in Libya marks a dangerous escalation in the North African country's civil war and severely threatens stability in the region, a joint statement by Greece, Israel and Cyprus said late on Thursday."

    "Iran promised harsh revenge on Friday after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the Middle East. https://reut.rs/2FnnbPL"

    "Iraqi President Barham Salih condemned on Friday the U.S. air strike on Baghdad airport that killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds force, and urged restraint from all parties."

    "Iraqi President Barham Salih condemned the U.S. air strike on Baghdad airport that killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds force, and urged restraint from all parties. https://reut.rs/2FdONae"

    "Ireland's finance minister confirmed on Friday that the state likely ended 2019 with a budget surplus of 0.4% of gross domestic product after tax receipts for last year came in 1.4 billion euros ahead of expectations."

    "China's cabinet on Friday unveiled more measures to boost the manufacturing sector, including cutting the electricity and telecom fees that manufacturers pay to the government, state TV said."

    "From university professors to grad students and word lovers of all ages: U.S. linguists to pick 'Word of the Decade' https://reut.rs/37uucun"

    "Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he will not comment on a U.S. air strike in Baghdad that killed the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani."

    "Iran's supreme leader appointed the deputy commander of the Quds Force, Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, as the replacement for Qassem Soleimani, the former head of the elite force who was killed in a U.S. air strike on Friday, state media reported."

    "Peter Burgess was in studio to talk about his annual A Freezing Father's Fundraiser for Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. His campout begins Friday at 6 p.m."

    "The U.S. manufacturing sector contracted in December by the most in more than a decade with order volumes crashing to near an 11-year low and factory employment falling for a fifth straight month, according to an industry report released on Friday."

    "United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned by the recent rise in tensions in the Middle East, where the United States killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani following violent protests at its embassy in Baghdad."

    "French police shot dead a man near Paris on Friday after he went on the rampage with a knife in a park, killing one person and wounding two more, a prosecutor said."

    "U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Friday defended President Donald Trump's decision to kill top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, saying on Twitter that the military leader had been attempting to take control of Iraq and use it as a platform to attack the United States."

    "Rival Shi'ite political leaders on Friday called for American troops to be expelled from Iraq after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed a senior Iranian general, in an unusual show of unity among factions that have squabbled for months."

    "U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has canceled plans to take personal leave later in January amid rising tension with Iran, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday."

    "U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the Trump administration would brief congressional staff on Friday about the U.S. military strike against Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and that it would likely conduct a classified briefing for all senators early next week."

    "The U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani, Iran's most powerful figure after its supreme leader, is seen by Tehran as an act of war that risks regional conflagration."

    "Iran promised harsh revenge after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the Middle East."

    "Long before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on television and Twitter on Friday to make the case for the U.S. decision to assassinate top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, he had the powerful military commander squarely in his sights."

    "Tesla Inc's short sellers have suffered $3 billion in losses since the end of 2018, including a $500 million hit on Friday after the electric carmaker's quarterly deliveries beat investors' expectations and drove its stock to a record high."

    "Tensions between Iran and the United States are at their highest point since Iranian students seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979."

    "The killing of Iranian Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani by the United States in Iraq was an act of "international terrorism," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday according to state TV."

    "The United Methodist Church plans to split into two denominations later this year, church officials said on Friday, a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban on gay marriage and ordination of gay clergy."

    "Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed measures for reducing tension in the region in a call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on events in Iraq on Friday, according to the state news agency."

    "New York City is bracing for a security threat like never before given the potential for retaliation from Iran after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Tehran's most prominent military commander, Mayor Bill de Blasio said."

    "Democratic presidential contenders on Friday condemned the air strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, saying President Donald Trump's decision was reckless and could lead the United States to another war in the Middle East."

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