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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Red Cross Ebola aid workers attacked while collecting bodies in Guinea

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Conakry, Guinea Fresh attacks on Ebola aid workers in Guinea A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa's current outbreak. One worker is recovering after being wounded in the neck in Tuesday's ...

  3. News - World - UKRAINE

    Aid but no weapons: what Ukraine's leader got from US President Obama

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Obama gives Poroshenko US$53 million in economic and military aid US offers Kiev cash but no weapons Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is heading home from the US with a US$53 million package of additional economic and military aid from Washington. What he didn't get from US President Barack Obama was a sought-for pledge of weapons for his ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai aide the latest to visit ICAC

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Jimmy Lai aide the latest to visit ICAC A top aide to Next Media founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying visited the headquarters of the anti-graft agency yesterday, as investigations continue into Lai's donations to pan-democrats. Mark Simon, a senior executive at Next Media, arrived with two lawyers at the North Point offices of the Independent Commission Against ...

  5. News - World

    Murder of Briton David Haines casts deadly shadow across aid work

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:41pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Murder casts a deadly shadow across aid work The murder of Briton David Haines highlights the dangers faced by trained aid workers who are increasingly being targeted in conflict zones, and aid agencies have cautioned against individuals embarking on solo humanitarian missions in Syria and Iraq. Alison Wallace, chief executive of the disaster relief charity ...

  6. News - World - HOLOCAUST

    Former Auschwitz guard charged with aiding in the murder of 300,000 people

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:05am by AGENCIES

    ... with aiding in the murder of at least 300,000 people. The charges against Oskar Groening come as part of a nationwide push against former Auschwitz guards launched last year. Unlike most ... former guards at Auschwitz. The unit started looking into additional suspects after John Demjanjuk was sentenced to five years in prison in 2011 for aiding the Nazis in the murder of at least ...

  7. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    British PM Cameron vows justice over Islamic State beheading of aid worker David Haines

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 09:21am by AGENCIES

    ... of a British aid worker beheaded by Islamic State, which he condemned as an "act of pure evil". In its third beheading of a Western hostage in less than a month, Islamic State released a video late on Saturday showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines and threatening the life of another British captive. As US President Barack Obama offered US support for its ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russian aid convoy crosses border into Ukraine

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 02:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow First wave of Russian trucks said to be carrying humanitarian aid to refugees in eastern Ukraine crosses the border as part of the week-old Minsk ceasefire agreement The first 35 vehicles in a second Russian aid convoy heading for rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine have crossed the border, Russian news agencies reported late on Friday. “Russian customs ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Aids 2014 conference unveils breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment unveiled Tuberculosis is the biggest killer of people with Aids each year, causing 20 per cent of HIV-related deaths, with therapies for the two conditions unable to be given together because of side effects. But a drug combination unveiled at the Aids 2014 symposium in Melbourne on Monday allows tuberculosis (TB) to be treated ...




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