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Jeff Bezos becomes the first person ever worth $200 billion

The world’s richest person, Jeff Bezos, is wealthier than he’s ever been. Early Wednesday he crossed a milestone previously unseen in the nearly four decades Forbes has been tracking net worths: With Amazon stock edging up 2% as of Wednesday afternoon, Bezos’ net worth is up by $4.9 billion, making the 56-year-old the world’s first-ever person to amass a $200 billion fortune.

Envoys reach 'some agreement' with Mali coup leaders

A delegation from the West African regional bloc, Ecowas, and members of Mali's military junta say they have reached agreement on several points, after a day of negotiations aimed at returning the country to civilian rule.