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China favorite elected Hong Kong's new leader

She won 777 votes to become the city's first female leader, more than double the votes obtained by runner-up Tsang. Polls closed two hours later, after which many electors were seen leaving the convention center, despite there being a potential second round of voting if no victor was declared in the first.


More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

This major decision of the companies to boycott advertising with YouTube came after Wall Street Journal found that Google's automated program placed their ads on five videos containing racism, terrorism and other unsavoury contents. "The content with which we are being associated is appalling and completely against our company values", Wal-Mart said in a Friday statement. "Until Google can ensure this won't happen again, we are removing our ads from Google's non-search platforms".


Major blow for Trump as healthcare Bill fails

Major blow for Trump as healthcare Bill fails

Each time that the Russian Federation investigation took a turn that reflected poorly on him, the President has blamed leakers or Democrats - or even President Obama, who he said used McCarthyite tactics against him. "We learned a lot about loyalty", the president said after the bill was withdrawn. On Thursday, Mr Trump reportedly told mutinous Republicans that if they did not vote for his bill - dubbed Trumpcare by Democrats - they would be stuck with President Obama's act for good.


Carrie Lam elected Hong Kong's first female leader

Carrie Lam elected Hong Kong's first female leader

The former career civil servant was chosen as next chief executive of the semi-autonomous city by a mainly pro-China committee. Housing prices, now among the world's highest, are widely seen to have been pushed up by an unrelenting wave of buying from rich Chinese, intensifying anti-Beijing sentiment.


Iraq investigating reports of mass civilian deaths in Mosul

Iraq investigating reports of mass civilian deaths in Mosul

Daesh militants made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing large swaths of northern Syria. "They say the fight in western Mosul is not the same as the fight that happened in the east part of the city".


At least 15 shot, 1 dead at Cincinnati nightclub

At least 15 shot, 1 dead at Cincinnati nightclub

Eric Franz said. "People were just going to have a good time and got shot". Mateen killed 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. A phone call to the club last night by the Associated Press went unanswered. One person there was in critical condition. OH governor John Kasich said on Twitter he was "saddened to learn about last night's shooting" and that he was offering the state's assistance.