UK Conservative rebels inflict a Commons defeat on prime minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy, leaving Britain on the brink of a general election. Plus, Italy’s Five Star Movement votes heavily in favour of a coalition with a centre-left rival, Walmart introduces new restrictions on sales of ammunition a month after a mass shooting occurred at one of its stores, and the US manufacturing sector contracts for the first time since 2016 amid global trade tensions and fears of slowing domestic growth.

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