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Carrie Lam, Beijing’s pick, chosen as Hong Kong’s leader

By The Associated Press The first woman elected to lead Hong Kong has vowed to heal divisions, but the choice of Carrie Lam as chief executive is unlikely to appease pro-democracy supporters in the semi-autonomous territory. …read more

By Eric Baculinao and Dawn Liu and Sami Tseng China’s rulers are planning for the world’s biggest megacity with an estimated population of 130 million and the size of New England. …read more

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By Courtney Kube and Alastair Jamieson A “daring operation” to liberate Syria’s Taqba dam from ISIS was backed by “Apaches, marine artillery” and U.S. Special Operations forces. …read more

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Britain’s Parliament was locked down Wednesday after a gun and knife attack that police were treating as a “terrorist incident.” …read more

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By Lucian Kim Trier, the birthplace of Karl Marx, will display the 20-foot bronze statue, a gift from the communist country. The city receives 150,000 Chinese tourists a year. (Image credit: City of Trier Press Office) …read more

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By Phil Helsel The alleged test comes as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits China, which has backed the isolated regime. …read more

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By The Canadian Press Federal officials were warned over the summer that machines are going to replace more jobs in the workforce in the coming years and that will require a rethink of how government helps the unemployed. …read more

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By Dean Beeby The pending legalization of recreational marijuana is expected to cause a spike in the number of users, and that has some employers worried about stoned workers in safety-sensitive jobs. …read more

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Li said China backs UN resolutions aimed at nudging the North to end its programs, and had ‘fully complied’ with economic sanctions on Pyongyang. …read more

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By Mark Hanrahan UNICEF said kids were being forced into combat roles, including acting as prison guards and even executioners or suicide bombers. …read more

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