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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    New York to usher in left-wing progressive Bill de Blasio as mayor

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:06am by AFP

    ... and Hispanic minorities, but which supporters say has driven down crime. And he promises to build 200,000 new affordable housing units and grant two extra school days off for the main Muslim festivals. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1346716/new-york-usher-left-wing-progressive-bill-de-blasio-mayor
  2. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    At 75, even jail can't keep Mommy from Cambodia's land-rights fight

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... but she has no fear," said Sokha, an accounting student who lives in the family's modest house alongside six sisters, a brother and their children. Mommy has been a constant presence ... a long battle, Mommy and her family- along with 770 others- were offered nearby plots of land as compensation. But Mommy's family remains at home as they say they cannot afford to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1647182/75-even-jail-cant-keep-mommy-cambodias-land-rights-fight
  3. News - World - CLIMATE

    Sino-US global warming deal faces Republican resistance in Congress

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:10am by MCT, AFP

    ... Inhofe, one of Congress' most prominent climate change sceptics. House Speaker John Boehner said: "This is the latest example of [Obama's] crusade against affordable, reliable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1638695/republicans-obama-not-so-fast-climate-action
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Cigarette butt blamed for fire that wrecked 80 cars at Sydney's Olympic Park

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... like that you just can't afford to throw away a cigarette butt. It's irresponsible, stupid." No-one was injured. Firefighters battled temperatures that jumped to 36 degrees Celsius coupled with high winds that also fanned a series of blazes at Port Stephens, north of Sydney, which destroyed five houses. Cooler conditions yesterday were helping the battle to contain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1331584/cigarette-butt-blamed-fire-wrecked-80-cars-sydneys-olympic-park
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama blames shutdown on Republican 'ideological crusade'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM, AP, AFP

    ... address from the White House Rose Garden, Obama issued a staunch defence of the health reform programme which came into force yesterday. "I urge House Republicans to reopen the government," Obama said. "This Republican shutdown did not have to happen... They have shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health care to millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322473/obama-blames-shutdown-republican-ideological-crusade
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Labor party appoints 11 women to front bench

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... which was among his key campaign promises. Abbott has threatened to dissolve both houses of parliament and return to the polls if Labor frustrates his ambitions to overturn the levy. “The idea ... “Look at the pandemonium in the United States when they have budget shutdowns. Nations can’t afford political games.” Shorten pledged to “draw a line under the division of the past” that saw two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1331474/australian-labor-party-appoints-11-women-cabinet
  7. News - China

    Western masterpieces offered up to Chinese buyers

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 07:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A US$50 million Rembrandt portrait takes pride of place in a Beijing hotel room, with Picassos and Renoirs dotting the walls as major Western auction houses ... or publicly disclosed – but undoubtedly rank in the category of “if you have to ask you can’t afford it”. Chinese collectors have sent prices for their own country’s heritage spiralling on the back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1368803/western-masterpieces-offered-chinese-buyers
  8. News - China

    Hebei farmer commits suicide over fines for children

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 03:15pm by AFP

    ... with five children drank a fatal dose of pesticide at a communist chief’s house after officials seized his family’s annual food supply for violating the one-child policy, reports said on Monday. Ai ... and demanded 60,000 yuan after the birth of the third child, the People’s Daily Online report said. “We could never afford that,” it quoted Xie as saying, adding they were not given receipts for any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1376796/hebei-farmer-commits-suicide-over-fines-children
  9. News - Asia

    Grandfather of missing Malaysia Airlines passenger was killed in 1973 plane crash

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:15am by AFP

    ... outcome,” they said in a statement released by Queensland police. Rodney Burrows took redundancy last year and he and his wife had moved just weeks ago to a smaller house to enjoy retirement ... Kolekar as saying. For their part, the Chinese passengers were a cross-section of the millions in the country newly able to afford international travel following decades of economic growth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1445940/grandfather-missing-malaysia-airlines-passenger-was-killed-1973-plane
  10. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    Scramble to flee South Sudan capital Juba as fears of rebel attack grow

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:04am by AFP

    ... and the international community," the White House said on Saturday. While foreigners have been catching flights to escape, for South Sudanese the only way out is to find an increasingly expensive space ... vehicle to transport their families, while others who can't afford the rising prices load their luggage- even including mattresses- onto a motorbike and then hire another to travel alongside. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1388412/scramble-flee-south-sudan-capital-juba-fears-rebel-attack-grow

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