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#India investigative unit drops coal scam case

India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said it is to close a coal scam case against billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla and a former top bureaucrat that surfaced in 2012 after a government auditor's report.

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Russian watchdog widens probe into #McDonald's

Russia's food safety agency is to conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the US chain were shut down in Moscow.

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Bank of America in record $17bn settlement

The US government has reached a $16.65bn settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department has announced.

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#Chad withdraws Chinese exploration permits

Chad has decided to withdraw five exploration permits issued to a Chinese company and press charges in a row over a $1.2bn fine for environmental violations, the oil ministry has said.

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#China jails GSK-linked British investigator

A China court has sentenced a British-American couple to two years in prison for illegally obtaining private data on Chinese citizens.

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#Malaysia Airlines to be nationalised

Malaysia's state investment fund has unveiled plans to make Malaysia Airlines fully government owned, as it prepares to carry out a far-reaching overhaul of the carrier that is reeling from double disasters.

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World Bank pledges $200m to contain #Ebola

The World Bank has pledged $200m to help contain the deadly Ebola virus, with the growing crisis forcing healthcare system in Liberia to shut down out of fear of staff contracting the virus.

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US announces $14bn investment in Africa

The US government has announced $14 bn in commitments from US businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to boost economic partnerships.

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'Billions' on table at Africa summit in US

The United States will announce nearly $1bn in business deals, increase funding for peacekeeping and commit billions of dollars to expanding food and power programs in Africa during a summit this week, officials said.

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#Argentina set for turmoil as debt talks fail

Talks in New York aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years have ended with bitter recriminations as Buenos Aires said it could not accept a deal with US hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures".

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