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Beijing-backed Carrie Lam picked as Hong Kong's first female leader with 777 votes
Beijing favourite Carrie Lam was selected as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms.

India: The art of empowering women (part 2)
FRANCE 24 takes you to India’s economic and cultural capital, Mumbai, for the second part of a special edition of Encore!. Olivia Salazar-Winspear catches up with the female artists making their voices heard in a society where men outweigh women, both demographically and politically.

Pyongyang bars Malaysians from leaving N. Korea as tensions over Kim death mount
North Korea barred Malaysians from leaving the country on Tuesday, prompting Malaysia to take tit-for-tat action, as police in Kuala Lumpur sought to question up to three men hiding in the North Korean embassy over the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

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