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Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split

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SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion (17.8 billion pounds) in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors. | Video

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Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split 12:09am BST

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion (17.8 billion pounds) in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors. | Video

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Exclusive - Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N. 23 Apr 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Exclusive - Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N. 23 Apr 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.

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China says probing reports Chinese chlorine used in Syria attack 23 Apr 2014

BEIJING - China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it was investigating reports that a chlorine canister bearing the name of the country's biggest arms maker was shown in footage believed to document a gas attack in Syria this month.

China won't swallow 'bitter pill' of ceding sovereign rights - military official 23 Apr 2014

QINGDAO, China - China will not "swallow the bitter pill" of ceding its sovereign rights to others, a senior military official told foreign naval leaders on Wednesday, as the country takes an increasingly assertive approach to guarding its maritime territory.

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China urges renewed peace effort in South Sudan after massacre 23 Apr 2014

BEIJING - China on Wednesday urged renewed peace efforts in South Sudan after the United Nations said rebels slaughtered hundreds of civilians when they seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu.

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China factory activity shrinks for fourth month, but pace of decline slows 23 Apr 2014

BEIJING - China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signalling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, although the pace of decline eased helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown.

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China Resources (Holdings) appoints new chairman, replacing Song 23 Apr 2014

HONG KONG - China Resources (Holdings) Co Ltd has appointed a new chairman with immediate effect, replacing Song Lin who is being investigated by Chinese authorities, the firm said in a statement on Wednesday.

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China military says faces 'complex' task keeping secrets 23 Apr 2014

BEIJING - China's military faces a "severe and complex" task in maintaining secrecy, especially given the widespread use of the internet and mobile communications, and needs to ensure security is tightened, a top military paper said on Wednesday.

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