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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    White House calls for ‘genuine choice’ in Hong Kong elections after petition attracts 200,000 signatures

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:23pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com The White House has responded to a petition on its website which attracted around 200,000 signatures, calling upon it to “press the Chinese government to honour its promise of democratic elections to the Hong Kong citizenry.” “We are watching the situation in Hong Kong closely,” the White House said in its statement. “Around the world ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Wooden Crosses is a little-known anti-war masterpiece

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Text: Paul Fonoroff WOODEN CROSSES A cinematic side-effect of the centenary of the first world war has been a re-examination of war-themed film classics — some still famous, like All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), and others barely known to audiences ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia worries about two housing markets: its own and China's

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Economy at risk as Chinese property slowdown hurts demand for biggest export earner iron ore Australia faces hot and cold housing markets Australian policymakers have two housing markets to worry about, and it is a toss-up which carries the most risk. One is too cold, the other too hot. One they cannot do anything about as it is in China, the other is a home-grown ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service head Julia Pierson takes blame for White House breach

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... House in which an intruder with a knife gained access to an area just yards from the president's private rooms. The Washington Post said that the man climbed a fence, ran across the lawn and rushed in through the front door of the White House into the ceremonial East Room, one floor below the private residence of Barack Obama and his family. Yesterday, under-fire Secret Service ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama and Modi hope to turn page in relations when they meet at White House

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Indian PM granted extended audience at White House in effort to 'turn the page' Obama and Modi hail a 'new agenda' India's new ... was the centrepiece of Modi's headline-grabbing two-day debut visit to the White House where the two leaders announced they would seek ways to expand collaboration on investment and technology. Talks ...

  6. News - World

    Chloe fashion house founder Gaby Aghion dies at 93

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Chloe icon dies Gaby Aghion, who started the Chloe fashion house and oversaw its rise as a post-war style icon, has died at her Paris home, aged 93. "She left us ... on styles seen in magazines. Aghion co-founded Chloe in 1952 with Jacques Lenoir, taking the name from her girlfriend Chloe Huysmans. The fashion house was one of the first labels to offer ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    YouTube's top celebrities draw packed houses of adoring admirers at FanFests throughout Asia

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Scott Murphy

    ... Scott Murphy YouTube's top video stars draw throngs of adoring admirers at FanFest eventsin Asia, writes Scott Murphy Viral idols It's late May and a security team patrol the outdoor grounds of Singapore venue SCAPE while a series of blockades k ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Government House sit-in ends without arrests as students prepare for fifth day of rallies

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 07:15am

    ... to meet. Some 4,000 people marched from Tamar Park to the rear gate of Government House on Thursday night, requesting to meet the chief executive. About 800 of them set up camp outside Government House around 12.40am on Friday. READ: Hundreds of secondary school pupils join student protesters in class boycott Leung had not granted their request as of Friday morning, but Federation ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong fund houses lobby for extra RQFII quota

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:33am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com 40pc of the existing allocation is languishing unused as a result of rigid rules and mismatch HK fund houses lobby for extra RQFII quota Some of Hong Kong's biggest offshore yuan fund managers are lobbying Beijing for extra investment quota under a scheme that enables direct investment in mainland securities after the city reached its 270 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Student protesters stage overnight sit-in outside Government House in call for democracy

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:37am

    ... Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan, Peter So Students who marched to Hong Kong's Government House to protest Beijing's strict package of electoral reforms announced just before 1am ... called on protesters who earlier marched from Tamar to Government House to invite their friends to join the impromptu overnight gathering. Watch: Student protesters march to Government House ...




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