Election for Jakarta's Governor


Mr Kim Jong Nam, 45, the estranged older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, had lived a life in exile for more than a decade, after he was abandoned in the succession process. He is known to be jovial and optimistic. But on Feb 13, he was murdered in Kuala Lumpur, more than five years after Mr Kim Jong Un ruled the North.


Outlook 2017

It will be a difficult and uncertain 2017 for China and President Xi Jinping, and it is not just because of the unpredictability of United States President-elect Donald Trump.
Lower taxes and more jobs - but not enough jobs. Uncertain health care for at least 6.4 million people. Higher prices at the store if there is a trade war with China.
It is still the world's wealthiest continent. It continues to be admired for its innovation and commercial flair. It remains a magnet for tourists worldwide. And it is still the destination of choice for millions of would-be migrants.

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What do you do with abandoned and broken-down bicycles? At Zhengzhou University, in China's central Henan province, they were collected by the university and thrown together.

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