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Disney’s ‘Pirates’ rolls out red carpet for rare China premiere

May 11, 2017 By Jackie Cai and Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s latest outing of “Pirates of the Caribbean” rolled out the red carpet in Shanghai on Thursday in a rare world premiere in China for a Hollywood blockbuster as U.S. producers look to woo moviegoers in the Middle Kingdom. In the shadow of Disney’s newest theme park that opened last year, hundreds of “Pirates” fans lined up to catch a glimpse of stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Javier Bardem ahead of an afternoon viewing. Despite…

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Ex-Haitian President Preval dies, first to peacefully hand over power

March 4, 2017 By Makini Brice and Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Former Haitian President Rene Preval, 74, the first leader in Haiti’s history to win a democratic election, serve a full term and peacefully hand power to a successor, died on Friday after falling unconscious at his home. The cause of death for the two-time president was not made public. His sister, Marie-Claude Calvin, said an autopsy would determine the cause. She said “he sounded fine” the three times she spoke to him on Friday, but that medics…

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