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Sunrock Aircraft Orders Boeing Jets

Sunrock Aircraft Corp., a leasing arm of Nissho Iwai Corp. of Japan, on Tuesday ordered seven Boeing 737 jetliners, Boeing said. A potential order of 13 more planes is under negotiation.

The order, announced at the Paris Air Show, is worth $250 million.

Sunrock, based in Dublin, is buying two current-generation 737-300s, which carry 128-149 passengers, and five next-generation 737-600s, which carry 108.

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Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt ‘cowardly act’

UPDATED: 8:14 p.m.

Zimbabwe’s president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice presidents and declaring the “cowardly act” will not disrupt next month’s historic elections.