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China looks to transition from high-speed to high-quality growth

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 10:09 Chinese President Xi Jiping has pledged further liberalization of the world’s second-biggest economy, making China more open to foreign investors. Read more “China’s open door will not be closed, it will be only be opened wider,” Xi said, speaking at the opening of the once every five years Communist Party Congress on Wednesday. The ...

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100kg transgender Australian footballer blocked from playing in women’s league

The Australian Football League (AFL) has caused controversy by rejecting a request from a transgender footballer to play in the women’s league. Hannah Mouncey, who is a former Australian men’s handball representative, had requested to be part of this year’s Australian Football Women’s League (AFLW) draft. However, a five-person subcommittee formed to evaluate the player’s eligibility ruled that Mouncey, who ...

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Inmate escapes from firefighting crew battling S. California’s Canyon Fire 2

An inmate working for a corrections-related firefighting crew battling the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County, California, left his assigned post unnoticed and made an escape. Authorities are now actively searching for the man. Armando Castillo, 31, had been working with fellow inmates near Peters Canyon Regional Park in the city of Orange, where he was last seen on Sunday ...

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‘Mad dog’ Trump flyers ‘blown in’ from N. Korea found in Seoul (PHOTOS)

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 15:46 Anti-Trump propaganda leaflets have been found strewn across the South Korean capital, including near the presidential residence. Reportedly blown in from North Korea, the colorful flyers depict the US leader as “a mad dog,” and wish gruesome death to the “old lunatic.” One of the flyers depicts Donald Trump as a dog with a ...

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Subway service from upper Manhattan, Bronx disrupted by debris

Furious commuters slammed the MTA Thursday morning after debris on the subway tracks slowed the commute from upper Manhattan and the Bronx, the MTA said. There were no trains on the 1, 2 and 3 lines between W. 96th St. and W. 42nd St. because of debris blocking the tracks at W. 50th St., officials said. “This is unacceptable,” commuter ...

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Jay Bruce: Trade to Indians saved me from ‘least fun’ Mets

Jay Bruce is much happier now that he’s not on the Mets. On Aug. 1, Bruce seemed resigned to making the best of a bad situation. The outfielder who the Mets had shopped around for basically nine months watched the non-waiver trade deadline go by and no teams had made a deal for him. He’d thought he’d be on a ...

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Craig Carton resigns from WFAN show amid Ponzi scheme charges

Now it’s just the Boomer show. Acerbic radio sports host Craig Carton resigned Wednesday from WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” morning show days after he was arrested and charged with running a ticket-sale Ponzi scheme. “For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job,” Carton said in a statement. “I have ...

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Craig Carton resigns from WFAN show amid Ponzi scheme charges

Now it’s just the Boomer show. Acerbic radio sports host Craig Carton resigned Wednesday from WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” morning show days after he was arrested and charged with running a ticket sale Ponzi scheme. “For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job,” Carton said in a statement. “I ...

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Here are the takeaways from primary election's sad turnout

A day after the sleep-inducing primary election that five out of six registered city Democrats avoided Tuesday, the hangover has set in. Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese said the lesson was “money matters” — but low turnout did too. Here are some takeaways: *On Tuesday the Board of Elections preliminary estimate found just 439,963 people voted — a mere 14% of ...

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