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In this Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 photo, people talk on their cellphones at Haier's headquarters in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. Zhang Ruimin built Haier from a failing refrigerator factory in the 1980s into the biggest maker of major appliances. Now, he is trying to transform a traditional manufacturer with 60,000 employees in 25 countries into a nimble, Internet Age seller of consumer goods and services from web-linked washing machines to food delivery. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Haier boss looks far beyond appliancesHaier Group paid $5.4 billion for GE Appliances, but the Chinese company's chairman says the legendary American brand's managers will be left alone to run it
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People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Asian stocks were listless Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Asian stocks drift lower after lackluster Wall Street finishAsian stocks are drifting lower on Thursday after a lackluster performance on Wall Street
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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye, second from left, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool).
S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest requestSouth Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power
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In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 image made from video provided by West Sulawesi Police, villagers watch a dead python's carcass after being sliced open in Mamuju, West Sulawesi province, Indonesia. A 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by the python on the island of Sulawesi, villagers and news reports said. Villagers sliced open the python's carcass to reveal the legs and torso of the dead victim. (West Sulawesi Police via AP)
Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports sayVillagers and news reports say a 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi
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Former South Korean president arrives for court hearing into prosecutors' request for her arrestFormer South Korean president arrives for court hearing into prosecutors' request for her arrest
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Mobs attack Africans in India after a local boy went missingMobs have repeatedly attacked Africans in a New Delhi suburb after rumors that a boy had been kidnapped by Nigerians
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Pakistan halts extradition of US man accused of terror plotPakistan temporarily bars extradition of US citizen of Pakistani origin accused of planning terror attack in New York
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Duterte to US: Why didn't you send armada vs China islands?The Philippine president says he has asked the U.S. ambassador why America did not deploy an armada of warships to pressure China to stop constructing man-made islands that are now at the heart of regional concerns in the disputed South China Sea
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A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Asian stocks were listless Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Stock markets, pound subdued as UK triggers Brexit requestWorld stock markets are subdued after Britain triggered the start of its exit from the European Union
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo, workers load "clean coal" promoted by the government at a factory in Qianan, in northern China's Hebei province. China's government said Wednesday, March 29, 2017, it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. rules on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Beijing is committed to the Paris climate agreement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rulesChina's government says it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. rules on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming
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France pledges $2.6 billion for Indonesia as Hollande visitsFrance has pledged $2.6 billion in investments for Indonesia and affirmed deepening ties with Southeast Asia's biggest economy during a visit by President Francois Hollande
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China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activistChina has confirmed it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist being investigated on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society
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South Korean ferry saga a tale of government blundersFrom a botched rescue job to severely wrong death counts, South Korea's government has been blamed for a series of egregious errors in its handling of the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry, which killed 304 people in one of the country's worst disasters
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Expeditions to send huge trash bags to help clean Mt EverestMountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring climbing season to collect trash that then can be winched by helicopters back to the base camp
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Chinese military conducts training drill near Myanmar borderChina has conducted military exercises near its border with Myanmar, where fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic rebels has flared in recent months
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