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  1. APH Omnivent aids food security through potato-inspired inventions

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 03:07pm

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, David Bell and Stacey Wilkinson Of the 350 million tonnes of potatoes consumed globally every year, the Netherlands is responsible for the largest potato yield per acre in the world. Dutch ventilation and air conditioning specia ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Net closes on Ling Jihua, one-time top aide to ex-president Hu Jintao

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:54am by Staff Reporters

    ... aide to Hu Jintao Graft-busters on the mainland are closing the net around a powerful family headed by Ling Jihua, for long the right-hand man of former president Hu Jintao. Ling Wancheng, ... in a Ferrari crash. But even after his fall from grace, Hu's trusted top aide has held on to a ministerial position as head of the party's United Front Work Department, a vice-chairmanship ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Testing is the key to effective HIV/Aids prevention

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:27pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Testing key to effective prevention The Hong Kong AIDS Foundation has applauded the TestBKK event in Bangkok this October, saying HIV testing is recognised ... awareness of HIV/Aids among the target community, and encouraged those people to go for regular testing." In Hong Kong, the number of new recorded cases is set to hit a record high ...

  4. News - World

    Millions pledged in Gaza aid

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Millions pledged in Gaza aid International donors pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to rebuild the battered Gaza Strip yesterday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts. Gas-rich Qatar led the way at a donors conference in Cairo with a promise of US$1 billion in aid to the coastal enclave, devastated by its 50-day summer conflict ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Experts warn about problems in sending aid to Myanmar

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 10:34am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Governments and agencies must be wary of flooding Myanmar with well-intentioned but ill-targeted aid, experts warned on Thursday, admonishing the global community to “first do no harm.” With the once pariah country approaching the second anniversary of the government of President Thein Sein, foreign aid is pouring into the country as it embarks ...

  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Spread of Ebola unseen since Aids epidemic, says US health official

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London US expert warns of long fight ahead as Britain sends aid and personnel Spread of Ebola 'unseen since Aids' The spread of Ebola is something unseen since the Aids epidemic, according to a top US health official as it emerged Britain is sending 750 military personnel, a medical ship and three helicopters to Sierra Leone in help contain ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Patten aides 'offered UK passport to Jimmy Lai'

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by Cheung Chi-fai and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ng Kang-chung Unverified leaked emails allege city's last governor helped media boss before handover Patten aides 'offered UK passport to Jimmy Lai' Aides ... the media boss openly backs. Another email from Occupy supporter Jeff Tsui Siu-wa to activists including Dr Chan Kin-man and former lawmaker Tanya Chan seems to suggest that Lai or his aide Mark ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Beijing won't yield to Occupy Central, says ex-Thatcher aide Charles Powell

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Beijing's not for turning, says Thatcher aide A former aide to late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher says it is naive to expect Beijing to yield to Occupy Central's demands. His comments came as a US government group backed the protesters' goals. Charles Powell, who served as private secretary to Thatcher when Britain ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    US aid worker Peter Kassig may be Islamic State militants' next target

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Indianapolis and Cairo Fears grow for US aid worker Peter Kassig's safety after he appears in video showing extremist group's beheading of British hostage Family ... return. Most of all, know that we love you." The killing of Henning, a 47-year-old taxi driver who went to the region as a volunteer to deliver aid, sparked an outcry. Britain's Prime ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Police come to the aid of the protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Hong Kong's "umbrella revolution" was unwittingly aided by the police when they stood down yesterday morning, presumably to avoid further exacerbating what had become a tense situation overnight. However, when they departed they obligingly left about 1,000 mills barriers in Central near the war memorial. These were duly used by the protesters to block ...




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