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Xiaomi increases its revenue forecast by 50%.

  CEO Lei Jun predicted sales of 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) this year, compared with 74.3 billion yuan last year, on the back of a more diversified product range and international expansion. Lei was speaking on the sidelines of China’s National People’s Congress, where he is a deputy alongside many of the country’s most powerful executives.
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The US ambassador to South Korea is slashed in a knife attack.

  Mark Lippert was attacked by an activist calling for the unification of North and South Korea, who was wielding a 10-inch blade. Lipper suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his face and wrists.
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Darren Wilson will not face federal charges.

  A US Justice Department investigation found no reason to discredit the claim that Wilson—the police officer whose shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, caused months of nationwide protests—felt unsafe, nor any basis for civil rights charges. The report noted, however, that racism is a systemic problem in the city.
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McDonald’s is phasing out chicken raised with human antibiotics in the US.

  The fast-food company says that it is working its meat supplier, Tyson, to stop using poultry that has been treated with antibiotics also used by humans within two years. The move, designed to fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” may also help improve the chain’s crumbling brand image.

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