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China gets tough on long, odd company names

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“Beijing Afraid of Wife Technology” and “What You Looking at Technology” are among the kind of company names that will become a thing of the past under new Chinese government rules.
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Politics

Iran reform leader on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

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Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalised Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial date, his family told local media.
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Business

Big Chinese share-sale plan mired in confusion

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A plan under which big Chinese companies led by Tencent and Alibaba would invest $11.7 billion in the country’s second-largest wireless carrier was cast into confusion on Thursday — just a day after it was announced.
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World

More than one million S.Sudan refugees in Uganda: UN

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The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million, the UN said Thursday, with no end in sight to the war behind the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.
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Politics

Hong Kong’s jailed Umbrella Movement leaders

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The three Umbrella Movement leaders jailed Thursday in Hong Kong were at the forefront of the 2014 pro-democracy rallies which brought parts of Hong Kong to a standstill for months in an unprecedented rebuke to Beijing.
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World

Mass burials for Sierra Leone flood victims

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The first mass burials of victims of Sierra Leone’s devastating floods and mudslides take place on Thursday, as blame grows over government “inaction” over deforestation and poor urban planning.
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