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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Chinese Communist Party probes brother of top Hu Jintao aide Ling Jihua

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 05:58pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Investigation 'might extend to Ling Jihua', who covered up son's car crash Party probes brother of top Hu aide Communist Party authorities are investigating Ling Zhengce, a brother of Ling Jihua- the key aide to former president Hu Jintao accused of covering up a Ferrari crash that killed his son. The move underscores the widening crackdown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1536235/two-top-shanxi-officials-graft-probe-beijing-announces
  2. News - World

    US aid to Uganda slashed in reaction to 'vile' anti-gay laws

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The US has imposed sanctions on Uganda, cancelling a military air exercise, imposing visa bans and freezing some aid in reaction to "vile" ... Hayden said. The US gave US$487 million in aid to Uganda last year, of which US$411 million went towards health programmes. Some of that money will now go to non-governmental organisations rather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537093/us-aid-uganda-slashed-reaction-vile-anti-gay-laws
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese farmers seek aid for cattle in Fukushima radiation zone

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:12pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Two cattle farmers whose livelihoods were destroyed in the March 2011 Fukushima meltdown have taken a black bull to protest over their plight at the Agriculture Ministry in Tokyo A pair of Japanese farmers whose livelihoods were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536893/japanese-farmers-seek-aid-cattle-fukushima-radiation-zone
  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Greece welcomes Li Keqiang visit in effort to aid economic recovery

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Athens Greece seeks Chinese investment to aid recovery Greece rolls out the red carpet today for Premier Li Keqiang as the cash-strapped euro-zone nation looks for Chinese investment to put wind in the sails of its recovery. Li's visit comes just a month after his Greek counterpart, Antonis Samaras, travelled to China to tout his troubled but improving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535740/greece-welcomes-keqiang-visit-effort-aid-economic-recovery
  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia delivering humanitarian aid to Ukraine without Kiev’s consent

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Russia says Damascus must approve cross-border help, yet it's assisting people in Ukraine without Kiev's consent, and says it's taken in 100,000 Aid ... assistance to the region without Kiev's consent. As UN Security Council members mull a draft resolution to approve cross-border aid access in Syria without government consent- where the UN says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534922/russia-delivering-humanitarian-aid-ukraine-without-kievs-consent
  6. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Leung Chun-ying sees virtue of well-placed aides in getting job done

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Appointments may fly in the face of meritocracy, but city's leader needs people who can help him Leung sees virtue of well-placed aides in getting job done Are meritocracy ... as having a weak cabinet. Now, a clearer picture is emerging of a chief executive determined to place allies and aides in his inner circle. Recent appointments to four major public agencies sent out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533462/leung-chun-ying-sees-virtue-well-placed-aides-getting-job-done
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: anise seed

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm by Susan Jung

    ... the seed) has many uses. It gives the distinctive flavour to liqueurs such as Pernod, sambuca, absinthe, ouzo, arak and raki. Because aniseed is believed to aid digestion, many of these liqueurs ... In addition to aiding digestion, aniseed is used in alternative medicine to control spasms, stimulate the appetite and relieve cough and lung problems. It's similar in flavour to star anise, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572742/spice-market-anise-seed
  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan temporarily halts aid to Vietnam over bribery case

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo withdraws aid to Hanoi over bribery case Japan had temporarily suspended official development aid to Vietnam over a bribery case, officials said ... up 100 million yen (HK$7.6 million) of payments that could not be properly accounted for. Japan Transportation Consultants (JTC), which is involved in several official development aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524387/japan-temporarily-halts-aid-vietnam-over-bribery-case
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... completed primary school, Vongsa Phean had a dream that looked to be out of her reach. Steeped in grinding poverty, Vongsa Phean's family of six lived a hand-to-mouth subsistence from aid ... with leadership skills. "Previously, aid was all about relief, but now we think long-term development is more important," she said. "Not all children are lucky enough to be sponsored, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship
  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia and Ukraine fail to make breakthrough as leaders hold late-night talks

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:38am by AFP

    ... to Kiev in June over a bitter pricing dispute. Putin also claimed to have reached “certain agreements” with Poroshenko on sending aid to eastern Ukraine, following the announcement on Monday that Russia was planning to send another aid convoy into eastern Ukraine “this week”. Russia unilaterally sent about 230 lorries carrying 1,800 tonnes of “humanitarian” aid to the rebel-held city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581077/russia-and-ukraine-fail-make-breakthrough-putin-and-poroshenko-hold-late

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