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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has filed court papers to determine if an unreleased report into allegations of political interference by wealthy brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta is final, eNCA TV said on Wednesday. In the affidavit filed on Tuesday and published on the channel's website, Zuma also admitted he was "an implicated person" in the report by the former Public Protector, a constitutionally mandated anti-graft watchdog. Zuma has denied granting undue influence to the Guptas and they have denied seeking it. ...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The man authorities say killed a former co-worker and wounding three others at a rail car factory in Virginia was described by neighbors as a good friend and hard worker who showed no signs of violence.
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer on Wednesday said it had slightly increased its forecast for the whole year after boosting sales and profits in the third quarter. Based on its performance, Bayer said it would target a "high single-digit percentage increase in adjusted profits per share" for the whole year rather than the "mid-to-high" increase it had in its sights previously. Bayer's agriculture activities are in the spotlight as it prepares for a 58.8-billion-euro takeover of US maker of genetically modified seeds and pesticides Monsanto, the biggest ever acquisition by a German company.