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The Week Ahead in World News: John Kerry Abroad, Malaysia Airlines Investigation and Hiroshima Anniversary
What?s going to generate headlines this week in international news? Here?s a tip sheet.

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China Seeks Businessman Said to Have Fled to U.S., Further Straining Ties
Should he seek political asylum, Ling Wancheng, the brother of a former top Chinese government official, could be one of the most damaging defectors in China?s history.

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Rohingya Women Flee Violence Only to Be Sold Into Marriage
Migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar seeking to escape turmoil and poverty are often tricked or forced into marriages to pay smugglers for their freedom.

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Sinosphere Blog: Winter Olympics Song Criticized for Similarities to Disney?s ?Let It Go?
China released 10 songs that it submitted as part of its application to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, one of which struck online commenters as awfully familiar.

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John Kerry Wins Gulf States? Cautious Support for Iran Deal
The endorsement of the agreement to constrain Iran?s nuclear program came at a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council attended by Mr. Kerry.

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Israeli Justice in West Bank Is Seen as Often Uneven
An arson attack by a Jewish extremist that killed a Palestinian toddler came on the heels of stabbings by an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in Jerusalem?s annual Gay Pride Parade.

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Britain to Investigate Police Handling of Abuse Claim Against Ex-Premier Edward Heath
An independent agency will look into whether an inquiry was dropped when a subject threatened to go public with accusations that former Prime Minister Edward Heath had sexually abused children.

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Former Citigroup and UBS Trader Convicted in Libor Case
A jury in London found Tom Hayes guilty of conspiring to manipulate the global benchmark interest rate. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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•  Ronaldo 'gives agent Greek island'
Multi-millionaire Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo gives his agent Jorge Mendes a Greek island as a wedding present, media reports say.
•  Mafia 'communicated in sheep code'
The henchmen of a mafia boss on the run since 1993 used a code based around sheep to communicate, Italian police say.
•  Yemen flag adorns Cairo by mistake
Flags put up to celebrate the opening of the second Suez Canal are missing Egypt's coat of arms.
•  Azerbaijanis march to wear shorts
Young Azerbaijanis gather in Baku in support of people who wear shorts.
•  Facebook's Zuckerberg to have child
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl.


BBC: World [Video&Audio]
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•  VIDEO: Dutch cranes collapse on buildings
Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on to buildings.
•  VIDEO: Taliban 'allegiance' to new leader
The Afghan Taliban has released a video showing hundreds of people apparently declaring their allegiance to their new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
•  VIDEO: Public beach closed for king reopens
A French beach which was closed for the king of Saudi Arabia reopens to the public, after he cut his holiday short.
•  VIDEO: Flood waters devastate Myanmar
A state of emergency is declared in four regions of Myanmar after one metre of rain falls in just a few days.
•  VIDEO: Iraqi forces are 'ready to defend'
Australian and New Zealand forces are training Iraqi soldiers in the hope that their guidance will help in the fight against Islamic State militants.

    
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