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  1. Poll backs centralised slaughter of chickens

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu 66pc would give up live poultry from local retailers to stop bird flu, it finds Two-thirds of people would be prepared to abandon live chicken retail outlets for a central slaughterhouse selling fresh chickens in order to prevent a bird flu outb ...

  2. News - World - POLAND

    Romance is back on for amorous donkeys at Polish zoo

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AFP

    ... Agency France-Presse in Warsaw Romance is back on for amorous asses A pair of amorous Polish donkeys have recovered their right to make love in public after a local official sought to keep them apart. The scandal erupted earlier this week when zoo-goers saw the animals, which have already produced six offspring over their decade together, coupling in plain view. Two appalled ...

  3. Bag of tricks

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lounge lizards wanting to inject retro style into their homes might like to check out Slack's latest range of designer beanbags (see www.slackbeanbags.com). Inspired by the colours and designs of the 60s and 70s, the ModDeck series combines stripes o ...

  4. News - China

    Jinan circus cancelled after animal rights activists call for boycott

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 04:27pm by AP

    ... rights activists estimate hundreds of shows still take place each year. They say animals are kept in poor conditions and trained under fear and stress to perform tricks. The fact that people were ... said there was a growing effort to protect animal rights among Chinese younger than 40. Through social networking, “they learn from each other and communicate knowledge with each other in terms ...

  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Far-right National Front wins seats in French senate for first time

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:51pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Far-right National Front wins seats in Frenchsenate for first time The far-right National Front has scored a historic victory in elections to the French senate, winning its first seats in the upper chamber as the ruling Socialists and left-wing allies lost their majority to right-wing parties. Sunday's shock victory of Stephane Ravier from Marseilles ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Anger as hunters sent to cull wild boar damaging Sai Kung golf courses

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Hazel Parry

    ... the animals breached electric fences and damaged 44,000 square metres of turf in the past two months. The population of boar, some of which are believed to swim out to the golfing island, which lies ... is not civilised behaviour to take such a photograph," said Wong. "Our group totally opposes the hunt and we think it contravenes … animal anti-cruelty laws. "It is cruel and sacrifices ...

  7. The killing floes

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... and Mail said that the animal-rights protesters are 'misguided', and infatuated with the animals. Its highest-profile columnist, Newfoundlander Rex Murphy, savaged the critics. Murphy ...

  8. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    'One country, two systems' right formula for Taiwan, Xi Jinping reiterates

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:33am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Xi: ‘Two systems’ model right for Taiwan President Xi Jinping yesterday revived the idea of Taiwan and the mainland uniting under the formula of "one country, two systems". And he said there was no way Beijing would back away from its long-time goal of achieving cross-strait reunification. But Taiwanese President Ma ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Challenge outsourcing constitutionally to defend cleaners' rights

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by LETTERS

    ... Challenge outsourcing constitutionally to defend cleaners' rights When will the obscene catalogue of oppression inflicted by the government's cruel policy to outsource the jobs ... of the pension rights they would have earned, but for outsourcing, on reaching retirement age under Basic Law Article 102. While previous Article 100 challenges failed (new Chinese language ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right field: Derek Jeter- maybe not a great player, but definitely a great Yankee

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 01:23am by Tim Noonan

    ... a similar blueprint to that of a Yankee legend and New York icon some 50 years earlier. Joe DiMaggio did all the right things and did it with the type of style that New Yorkers believe ... steroids?" And he was right; resisting the urge to juice, he remained supermodel-thin his entire 20-year career. Now that he has officially played his last game last week, baseball has stopped ...




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