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Chinese president to defend globalisation in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland Chinese President Xi Jinping will defend globalisation in the face of mounting public hostility in the West on Tuesday in a speech at the World Economic Forum that will underline Beijing's growing global role.

Chinese official fired after calling Mao "a devil"

BEIJING An official in northern China has been fired after he called the founder of modern China Mao Zedong a "devil" on social media and called the annual commemoration of Mao's birthday "the world's largest cult activity".

Wife of Orlando nightclub gunman arrested on federal charges

SAN FRANCISCO The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year, a massacre that intensified fears about attacks against Americans inspired by Islamic State, officials said.

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