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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Sunni militants lay siege to Iraq’s largest oil refinery north of Baghdad

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 05:13pm by AFP and AP

    ... and the Levant (ISIL) rout the Shiite-led government's army and seize the main cities across the north of the country. As the refinery battle continued, PetroChina, the single biggest investor ... Agencies in Baghdad, Associated Press in Washington Militants control 75pc of Baji, whose oil is for domestic use, as PetroChina begins evacuating staff and Iran considers intervening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535616/militants-hit-main-iraq-refinery-pm-sacks-officers
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Time to go north and prosper

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 11:12pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... and if Hong Kong soccer is to blaze its own trail, it must "go north". China is the El Dorado for many, be it in business or sport. And these days there is hardly a distinction between ... as the former boss of South China stepped away from soccer after being convicted of bribery and money laundering in Macau were simple: "Look to China." Lo began his self-imposed exile from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1532921/time-go-north-and-prosper
  3. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Nepal's Terai plains offer wildlife and sacred sites

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 10:42pm by SHAFIK MEGHJI

    ... Shafik Meghji Nepal's southern fringe is a land of free-roaming fauna and protected forests, a tempting world away from the mountainous north, writes Shafik Meghji The Terai ... plains in the country's south stand apart. The lowlands are hot, flat and culturally distinct. They are home to stunning national parks, elaborate Hindu temples, and one of the world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1442960/nepals-terai-plains-offer-wildlife-and-sacred-sites
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japan and North Korea to hold talks on kidnappings after surprise breakthrough

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 02:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan and North Korea are preparing to hold fresh talks after Pyongyang’s surprise pledge to probe the cold war kidnappings of Japanese nationals, a report said on Sunday. Japan’s Kyodo news agency said the two sides may meet again late this month, after Japan said on May 29 that it would ease sanctions against North Korea if the secretive state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533289/japan-and-north-korea-hold-talks-kidnappings-after-surprise-breakthrough
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rejects talks on South Korean missionary sentenced to life

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in China’s northeastern border city of Dandong. They said Kim had crossed the border to establish the whereabouts of some North Korean refugees arrested in Dandong by Chinese authorities ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea on Thursday rejected Seoul’s call for talks on the fate of a South Korean missionary sentenced to hard labour for life for allegedly spying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530822/north-korea-rejects-talks-south-korean-missionary-sentenced-life
  6. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    China's South-North Water Diversion Project threatens fish farmers' livelihoods

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... were tested last summer for several days. She fears that the abrupt change in water flow will suddenly start again. Watch: Controversy over China’s south-to-north water diversion project About ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com A huge project to bring water to nation's arid north also threatens the livelihood of those who fish and farm along its route Flooded with progress You ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512107/chinas-south-north-water-diversion-project-threatens-fish-farmers
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Why China's wheat-growing north produces individualists and its rice-growing south is clannish

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:14am by Angela Meng

    ... farmed in different regions. Researchers have found that people from rice-growing southern China are more interdependent and holistic thinkers, while those from the wheat-growing north are more ... independence. "I think the rice theory provides some insight to why the rice-growing regions of East Asia are less individualistic than the Western world or northern China, even with their wealth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508726/why-chinas-wheat-growing-north-produces-individualists-and-its-rice
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by The Guardian, CHINA DAILY, WASHINGTON POST

    ... statutes Congress has passed. … If there is a scandal, it is that a government contractor of Snowden's stature had access to highly classified material. Washington   3. China Daily While US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1261772/how-they-see-it
  9. News - China - FISHERIES

    US coastguard releases Chinese boat accused of illegal fishing in North Pacific

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:31am by AP

    ... high-endurance cutter, was patrolling the North Pacific in support of fisheries law enforcement and was carrying two officials from the China coast guard's Fisheries Law Enforcement Command. ... by the US coastguard for allegedly catching half a tonne of salmon illegally in the North Pacific was turned over to Chinese authorities yesterday. The Yin Yuan is suspected of using an illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525111/us-coastguard-releases-chinese-boat-accused-illegal-fishing-north-pacific
  10. News - China - Graft campaign

    China's graft watchdog drops euphemisms and uses 'adultery' as charge against officials

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:30pm by Andrea Chen

    ... the word- plain, easy to understand and laden with emotion for most people- suggested that the party authorities were hoping to invoke judgment by the public. "Adultery" entered the lexicon of the Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection when it announced in June that Dai Chunnin, the former vice-president of China Export & Credit Insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545683/chinas-graft-watchdog-drops-euphemisms-and-calls-it-its-adultery

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