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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Deal between Afghan presidential candidates close after 'breakthrough'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... military and civilian aid effort since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 would leave Afghanistan as a democratic country. With the government paralysed for months, it has also emboldened the Taliban insurgents, weakened the fragile economy and put future international military and aid support at risk. "I hope they will publicly announce the agreement [today]," Ghani's ...

  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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... figure of 559 was a nine per cent increase on the 513 cases in 2012. The new cases this year bring the total number reported since records of HIV cases began in 1984 to 6,646. Two Aids concern groups expressed particular concern at the number of young people contracting HIV; 59 of the 150 patients diagnosed in the second quarter were aged 29 or younger. Aids Concern said the number ...

  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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... leaders in Congress for the speed and seriousness with which they approached this urgent issue.” Barack Obama Unlike previous grisly postings of two American journalists and a British aid worker ... and a British aid worker in chilling online videos. The group posted a new video on YouTube showing British journalist Cantlie in an orange jumpsuit like those worn by the hostages in the previous ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - Ukraine crisis

    Russia is a 'threat to global democracy', Ukrainian president tells US Congress

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:32am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Ukraine to back separatist rebels. Russian forces and about 15,000 rebels in Ukraine's east are readying for an offensive, Oleksandr Danylyuk, an aide to the Ukrainian defence minister, said. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - INVESTIGATION

    Jimmy Lai visits ICAC headquarters 3 weeks after graft-busters raid his home

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:36pm by Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... the homes of his close aide Mark Simon, who helped his boss supply the money to lawmakers, and Labour Party legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, who admitted having received HK$1.5 million from the media ...




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