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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 55

    Protester loses bid to appeal against injunction allowing police to aid bailiffs

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by julie chu and chris lau

    ... Courts have the duty to protect the constitutional rights of private citizens, two appeal judges have ruled in upholding an injunction order that authorised bailiffs and the police to help clear the protest area in Mong Kok. ...

  2. News - China - NORTH KOREA

    Korean-American Christian aid worker detained in China

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:23pm by James Griffiths

    ... in the region. Hahn has run a Christian aid agency in Tumen, Jilin province for the past two decades, which provides education and supplies to the poor in North Korea. Two other staff members, including a South Korean national, were detained earlier this month. According to Hahn’s lawyer, Shanghai-based Zhang Peihong, the aid worker is accused of embezzlement and possession of fraudulent ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Mistrust of police blamed for big drop in reported rapes, aid group says

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 07:11am by SARAH KARACS

    ... A growing mistrust of Hong Kong police has been cited as the reason behind a dramatic drop in the number of reported rapes during the first half of this year. ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    International aid agencies lining the pockets of corrupt elite in Myanmar

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:14am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Aid agencies lining the pockets of corrupt elite Staff hired to work with the US government's aid agency in Myanmar are preparing to move out ... during military rule, many organisations find themselves funding a tarnished elite. The US government, via its aid proxies, has been lining the pockets of former spy chief General Khyin Nyunt ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola cases in Sierra Leone show sharp increase; Band Aid to help

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 04:54am by GDN

    ... of Ebola on record, which has killed nearly 5,000 people since it was detected in Guinea in March. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure announced a 30th anniversary version of their Band Aid charity single Do ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - ANALYSIS: U.S. POLITICS

    Republican gains in mid-term polls could aid Obama's Asian trade deal

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 10:56pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Major Republican gains in today's polls could aid Obama in getting fast-track authority for his struggling Trans-Pacific Partnership Mid-terms may help save Asian trade deal Big Republican gains in today's mid-term elections would be a blow to much of US President Barack Obama's agenda, but one item on his to-do list might get ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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