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Australia’s Crown Resorts drops Sri Lanka $400 million casino plan

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Australian gaming mogul James Packer’s Crown Resorts Ltd. has scrapped a proposed $400 million luxury hotel and resort development in Sri Lanka after Colombo's new government withdrew approvals for casinos.


Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday after police said he ran over two people with a pickup truck at a fast food restaurant in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, killing one and injuring the other before fleeing.


Balloonists surpass a record for time aloft in transpacific journey

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A pair of balloonists trying to fly to North America from Japan passed a major milestone on Friday that could soon be declared a world record for the length of time spent in the air by a gas-filled balloon, a spokeswoman said.



Alibaba meets with China regulator, controversial report retracted

(Reuters) - The head of China's commerce regulator met with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd chairman Jack Ma on Friday to discuss combating fake products, the official Xinhua news agency reported, with the two adopting a conciliatory tone after a row over illegal business on the Internet company's platforms.

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