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FBI director James Comey criticises Google, Apple for encrypting phones

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Chinese authorities attempt to put the brakes on wasteful urban construction

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Authorities will rein in the rampant construction of new urban districts across China in an attempt to stem the appearance of so-called “ghost towns”, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on Thursday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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A foreign ‘chengguan’? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A city in China’s Hunan province has hired a 21-year-old British woman to work as a traffic warden after she failed to find work as an English teacher. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Ex-Guangzhou vice mayor paid mistress HK$17 million in ‘break-up fees’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Former Guangzhou vice-mayor Cao Jianliao spent HK$17 million to break up with his mistress, a documentary by Guangdong province’s discipline body has revealed. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Police probe four union leaders after protests

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Millionaires plan to leave, the less wealthy strive to stay

<!– google_ad_section_start –> While rich Chinese have millions to spend on investor-immigration schemes for a “better life” abroad, many less wealthy but equally ambitious young people are paying as much as 700,000 yuan (HK$881,400) for the privilege to reside in the coutnry’s capital Beijing. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Time Inc. Wants the Right to Outsource Most of Its Union Jobs

Fading magazine empire Time Inc. is currently trying to negotiate a new contract with the Newspaper Guild, a union that represents several hundred of the company’s editorial employees. Time Inc. would like the right to eliminate most of their jobs. Read more…

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Paris Picasso museum staff call for sacking of director

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Beijing launches armed patrol force in wake of attacks on civilians

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More than 200 arrested in crackdown on terrorist videos in Xinjiang

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Police in Xinjiang have arrested more than 200 people in the last six weeks for “dissemination of violent or terrorist videos” amid a wave of train station attacks. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Egyptian presidential candidate el-Sissi warns editors not to push freedom

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Egypt’s top presidential candidate, the former military chief, has warned newspaper editors not to press issues of freedom of speech and other rights or campaign for democratic reforms. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Hero held off Guangzhou railway station knifeman, saved others, with a wooden stick

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A migrant worker has revealed how he fended off the knife attacker at Guangzhou railway station with a wooden stick and stopped him chasing after passers-by. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A task force with tougher powers to investigate cases of tainted food and counterfeit drugs is to be set up on the mainland. Its staff will include food and drug inspectors, as well as the police, according to Beijing News. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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