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Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

Company says efforts to increase phone's battery life caused device to catch fire prompting an estimated $5.3bn recall.

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Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

US president formally pulls US out of massive 12-nation trade deal that covers 40 percent of world's economy.

Donald Trump

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China's economy grows but 2016 weakest in three decades

World's second-largest economy expanded by 6.8 percent from a year earlier in the three months ending in December.

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China's Xi defends free trade in speech at Davos

Bumpy run-up to Trump inauguration gives Chinese leader convenient opportunity to claim assertive role on world stage.

Davos

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Prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong

Lee Jae-yong had denied allegations of bribery involving embattled President Park Geun-hye and her personal adviser.

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Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world

"Obscene" for so much wealth to be in hands of so few, says charity director Winnie Byanyima.

Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg

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Amazon's Mahatma Gandhi flip-flops prompt anger

Foreign ministry calls on US envoy to intervene with giant e-retailer as users decry sandal emblazoned with icon's face.

Gandhi flip-flops

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Mexico: US border tax could trigger 'global recession'

Economy minister says Donald Trump's proposed border tax to pay for a wall is "a problem for the entire world".

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Renault: Latest car maker targeted in 'dieselgate'

Following Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler, Renault is being investigated over possible 'cheating' in diesel emissions.

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First new Airbus in decades arrives in Iran

The A321 jet, purchased after the nuclear deal with world powers, will mainly be used for domestic flights within Iran.

Airbus

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