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  1. Property - International

    US foreclosures fall to lowest quarterly level since 2007

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Foreclosure trend falls as US recovery begins There are signs that the United States' housing market is getting back on its feet- aided by rising home prices, steady job growth and fewer troubled loans. The improvement was reflected in data showing home foreclosure filings in the country fell 23 per cent last month compared with the year before. This helped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1483018/us-foreclosures-fall-lowest-quarterly-level-2007
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aid group fears children sex-trafficked in Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Aid group fears children sex-trafficked after Haiyan A UK-based children's charity has asked the Philippines to investigate the suspected trafficking of children to work as sex workers in a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, an aid official said yesterday. Plan International said it was concerned about five high school girls recruited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1403293/aid-group-fears-children-sex-trafficked-philippines-after-typhoon-haiyan
  3. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Mainland Chinese tourist plunges 11 metres to his death in Ocean Park accident

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 06:46pm by Clifford Lo

    ... looked back and realised the victim had fallen down. "It appeared he had lost his balance, fallen backwards and tumbled down." Cao was unconscious when a first-aid crew from the theme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1476453/mainland-tourist-plunges-11-metres-his-death-ocean-park-accident
  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Focus of graft investigation moves to coal-rich Shanxi

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Staff Reporters

    ... used to work, the sources said. Others detained in Shanxi are connected with Ling Jihua, a native of the province and a close ally and aide of former president Hu Jintao. Ling was demoted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482485/focus-graft-investigation-moves-coal-rich-shanxi
  5. News - World - IRAQ

    US House Speaker Boehner urges more aid to Iraq in al-Qaeda fight

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:33pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Boehner backs more aid for Iraq to fight al-Qaeda US House Speaker John Boehner said the United States should provide more equipment and other aid ... The American people are glad. They're coming back from Afghanistan," Reid said. Boehner did not specify what aid the US should provide. His office cited the sale of Apache helicopters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1402594/us-house-speaker-boehner-urges-more-aid-iraq-al-qaeda-fight
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Governor Chris Christie fires aide in New Jersey bridge scandal as prosecutor launches probe

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 10:58am by Reuters in New Jersey

    ... Reuters in New Jersey Potential presidential candidate Christie seeks to distance himself from traffic jam scandal by firing aide he says was responsible, as US attorney launches investigation New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday fired a top aide who apparently helped orchestrate massive traffic jams at a busy commuter bridge to settle a political score, saying he had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1402095/governor-chris-christie-fires-aide-new-jersey-bridge-scandal-prosecutor
  7. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian tycoon Rinat Akhmetov takes on peacemaker role in home city of Donetsk

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... aides acknowledge that he runs the risk of Russia's propaganda machine exploiting his sympathy for some of the separatists' demands, particularly on language rights. "He is trying to achieve a solution in such a way that it will not be used for propaganda by Moscow," said one aide. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474449/ukrainian-tycoon-rinat-akhmetov-takes-peacemaker-role-home-city-donetsk
  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    More live-chicken retailers join boycott over prices

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by LO WEI

    ... they say have been pushed up by a lack of competition aided by the continued suspension of live chicken imports. Lin Tak-hing, chairman of a local poultry wholesalers association, questioned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481124/more-live-chicken-retailers-join-boycott-over-prices
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Lawyers in walkout over plan by UK government to cut legal aid fees

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 12:13am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Courts disrupted as barristers and solicitors protest over UK government's proposal to reduce legal aid charges by up to 30 per cent Lawyers in walkoutover plan ... to slash legal aid fees by up to 30 per cent. It is the first time UK barristers have withdrawn their labour, the Criminal Bar Association said, and the first time the two wings of the legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1399168/lawyers-walkout-over-plan-uk-government-cut-legal-aid-fees
  10. News - World - SOLOMON ISLANDS

    Solomon Islands struck by 7.6 magnitude quake, tsunami warning dropped

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 01:26pm by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... said. Andrew Catford, the Solomon Islands country director for World Vision, said that the aid group’s staff in the Kirakira office in Makira province reported that there was no tsunami, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1480463/solomon-islands-struck-76-magnitude-quake-tsunami-warning-dropped

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