News Headlines - 07 January 2017

Samsung profit estimate surges despite Note 7 battery fiasco - BBC News

The South Korean tech giant said it expected to post 9.2tn won ($7.8bn, £6.2bn) in operating profit for the months from September to December.

TASS: Japanese PM speaks for further talks with Russia on territorial dispute

Since mid-20th century, Russia and Japan have been negotiating a peace treaty after World War II. The main stumbling block to this is the issue of the ownership of the southern Kuril Islands. After the end of World War II all Kuril Islands were incorporated into the Soviet Union. However, the ownership of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan islands and the Habomai Islands is challenged by Japan.

How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime - BBC News

Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret?

Ivory Coast uprising by disgruntled soldiers spreads to other cities | MG Africa

Disgruntled soldiers demanding salary increases and the payment of bonuses seized control of Ivory Coast’s second-largest city, Bouake, on Friday, in an uprising that spread to at least two other cities.

Princess Diana letters sold at UK auction | Fox News

Letters sent by Princess Diana to a Buckingham Palace official, including one revealing that Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble" at boarding school, sold for thousands of dollars at a U.K. auction Thursday.








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