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Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 sales over battery problem

South Korean company suspends sales of Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after finding batteries exploded while charging.

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Millions of Indian workers strike for better wages

Thousands of state-run banks, government offices and factories shut as workers rally against Modi's economic policies.

Indian workers

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Ireland: EU orders Apple to repay $14.5bn in taxes

Ireland deals enabled tech firm to avoid paying taxes on almost all profits from sales within EU market, says official.

Margrethe Vestager

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Japan pledges to invest $30bn in Africa

The amount includes $10bn in infrastructure growth, while an extra $20bn will be invested by Japan's private sector.

Shinzo Abe

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Zika virus: US widens travel warning in Florida's Miami

Pregnant women told to avoid tourist area as Florida confirms five new cases of virus spread primarily via mosquitoes.

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Restaurant owners struggle in Dhaka after ISIL attack

Restaurant owners in the Bangladeshi capital say businesses are struggling as cautious residents avoid dining out.

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Facebook testing commercial internet service in India

Facebook is testing a low-cost wi-fi service in rural India, allowing users to access the internet via local hotspots.

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Over 150,000 passengers affected by Air France strike

Some 900 flights have been cancelled as part of five days of strike by flight attendants over better pay and contracts.

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Iraq: Attacks target energy facilities in Kirkuk

Five killed, including top police commander, as ISIL claims responsibility for one of two attacks in oil-rich region.

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Seaweed stifles Sierra Leone's fishing industry

Scientists try to find out what causes the carpet of seaweed on the coastline affecting the fishing and tourism sectors.

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