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BBC’s China editor resigns over gender pay gap dispute

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Beijing, Jan 08 (AP) - The BBC's China editor has resigned her position in Beijing in protest over what she called a failure to sufficiently address a gap in compensation between men and women at the public broadcaster.
Carrie Gracie's departure is the latest aftershock from the BBC's forced publication last year of pay levels for its top earners that showed two-thirds of those in the top bracket were men.
Presenting the corporation's flagship "Today" program on Monday alongside John...
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Trump promoting rural development, attending football game

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Washington, Jan 8 (AP) - President Donald Trump is promoting his administration's plans to boost economic development in rural communities - and reserving a seat at the national college football championship game.
Trump is set Monday to become the first president in a quarter century to address...
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Malaysian opposition names 92-year-old Mahathir as PM choice

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Kuala Lumpur, Jan 8 (AP) - Malaysia's opposition alliance has named 92-year-old former Prime Minister Ma-hathir Mohamad as its prime minister candidate for upcoming general elections to boost its chances of wrestling power from a coalition that has ruled since independence.
The announcement...
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Armed clashes kill 11 in Mexico’s troubled Guerrero state

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Acapulco, Jan 8 (AP) - Violent clashes involving gunmen, a community police force and state police killed 11 people in the troubled southern state of Guerrero on Sunday, while a separate series of shootouts the previous night left seven dead in the northern Mexico beach resort of San Jose del...
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13 killed, 7 wounded by gunmen in restive Senegal region

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Dakar, Jan 7 (AP) - Gunmen killed at least 13 people Saturday in Senegal who were gathering firewood in the forest, the military said. It was the worst attack in years in the West African nation's restive southern region, where a separatist insurgency has dragged on for more than three...
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