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Shares of US hotel giant Hilton Worldwide Holdings jumped 7.0 percent Thursday as they hit the market following the year's second largest US market IPO that raised $2.35 billion. Minutes after entering the market, at 1530 GMT Thursday Hilton shares were up to $21.40, compared to the issue price of $20 per share. Blackstone plains to retain a 76.2 percent controlling stake in the firm after the IPO.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — African peacekeepers fired into the air Thursday in Central African Republic's chaotic capital, trying to disperse a mob bent on hunting down and killing Muslims taking refuge in a church compound.