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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, waves at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru. Zuckerberg is going to court to gain ownership of isolated pockets of land tucked away within his sprawling estate in Hawaii. Court documents filed by Zuckerberg's attorneys last month say many of the original owners died without a will and courts never established who inherited the land. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land dealsA Hawaii lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into mediation before he is allowed to buy real estate on Kauai island
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FILE - In this May 4, 2016, file photo, visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo.  New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of auto makers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators. The attorney general’s office argues in a lawsuit being filed Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 that the manufacturers had a duty to ensure their products were safe and that concealment of air bag defects amounted to unfair, deceptive and unconscionable trade practices under New Mexico law.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bagsNew Mexico is suing Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators
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UN rights envoy slams Myanmar on military's actionsA U.N. human rights envoy has ended a 12-day visit to Myanmar with a bleak evaluation of the government's ability to deal with the problems facing the country's ethnic minorities
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Car bomb in Afghanistan kills 2, including police commanderAfghan official: 2 people, including police commander, killed in explosion in country's north
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4 killed, 15 hurt after car strikes pedestrians in MelbourneA man with a history of mental health and drug abuse issues drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city, killing at least four people, including a child, and injuring around 15 others
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Former head of southern fleet appointed to lead China's navyChina has appointed the former head of its southern fleet as the new commander of its increasingly powerful navy
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In this  Jan. 18, 2017 photo, a woman comforts a child near replicas of gold bars at a mall in Beijing, China. China's economic growth ticked up in the final quarter of 2016 but its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as it heads into a potential trade battle with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China's growth in 2016 slumps as Trump trade struggle loomsChina's economic growth fell to a three-decade low in 2016 as its struggling exporters brace for a possible trade battle with President-elect Donald Trump
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Afghan official says 2 foreign insurgents arrested in raidAn Afghan official says four Taliban have been killed and two insurgents, with suspected ties to the jihadist group the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, arrested in a raid in northern Afghanistan
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a Diet session at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Speaking on the eve of Trump's inauguration, he called the U.S.-Japan alliance an "unchanging principle" for his country's foreign and security policy.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under TrumpJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with Donald Trump after the new American president's inauguration
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In this Dec. 13, 2016 photo, workers buy their lunch outside a construction site at the Central Business District in Beijing. China's economic growth accelerated slightly in the final quarter of 2016 but its full-year performance still was the weakest in nearly three decades. The government reported Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 the world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter over a year earlier, up from the previous quarter's 6.7 percent. Full-year growth was 6.7 percent, down from 2015's 6.9 percent and the weakest since 1990. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China's growth edges up but 2016 weakest year since 1990China reports its economy picked up pace in the last quarter, though its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as a potential trade battle looms with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump
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Farmers battered by Thailand floods find a golden upsideNature regularly taunts the farmers of Thailand by flooding their fields, but this time she's tossed some of them a potential safety net: the chance to pan for gold
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Protesters display "Dump Trump" placards prior to marching towards the US Embassy for a rally to coincide with the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Left-wing and Muslim activists have asked President Rodrigo Duterte in a noisy protest to keep his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of America by staying away from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine protesters ask Duterte to stay away from TrumpLeft-wing and Muslim activists have urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a noisy protest to keep his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of America by staying away from Donald Trump when he becomes president
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Japan's leader Abe says he wants to meet new US President Donald Trump as soon as possible to deepen U.S.-Japan allianceJapan's leader Abe says he wants to meet new US President Donald Trump as soon as possible to deepen U.S.-Japan alliance
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3 killed, 20 hurt after car strikes pedestrians in MelbournePolice say a man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others
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Man taken by crocodile while wading across Australian riverPolice says a 47-year-old man has been killed by crocodile while crossing a flooded river in northern Australian wilderness
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