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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Policy, protests dominate media coverage of 2017 election decision

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:20pm by NG KANG-CHUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... in China after a sustained campaign against dissent on the mainland this year under President Xi Jinping," the newspaper said. "Advocates and opponents of political liberalisation alike have seen Hong Kong as a potential incubator for change in China," it added. The Wall Street Journal splashed with a story headlined, "China rules out free vote" in its Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583258/policy-protests-dominate-media-coverage-2017-election-decision
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New Law Society chief Stephen Hung vows to keep a low profile

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:17pm by Joyce Ng

    ... with the South China Morning Post last week. Hung spoke a week after being elected president to replace Ambrose Lam San-keung, who resigned on August 19 after an overwhelming vote of no-confidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583262/new-law-society-president-stephen-hung-plans-keep-low-profile
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong election rules could be here to stay, says top mainland official Li Fei

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:11pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So, Jeffie Lam and Ng Kang-chung

    ... China Morning Post that the new reform framework was a far cry from international democratic standards. Li, chairman of the Basic Law Committee under the Standing Committee, was asked at a press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583273/election-rules-could-be-here-stay-says-top-mainland-official
  4. Sport - Hong Kong

    Coach Kim Pan-gon calls up China-based players for Hong Kong friendlies

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:20pm

    ... in Hai Phong on Saturday. Hong Kong will also face hosts Singapore four days later. Both matches are build-ups toward the East Asian Cup championship qualifier in November. Hong Kong meet North Korea, Guam and hosts Taiwan for the sole place in next year’s finals that feature China, Japan and South Korea. Also named in the Hong Kong squad are Ju Yingzhi, Christian Annan and Yapp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1583228/coach-kim-pan-gon-calls-china-based-players-hong-kong-friendlies
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iraqi forces press the advantage after breaking Jihadist siege of Shiite town

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... heartland north and west of Baghdad in June. It came as the United States carried out air strikes in the area, the first time it has expanded its three-week air campaign against Islamic State beyond the Kurdish-controlled north. The mainly Shiite Turkmen residents of Amerli were endangered both because of their faith, which jihadists consider heresy, and their resistance to the militants, which has drawn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583140/iraqi-forces-press-advantage-after-breaking-jihadist-siege-shiite-town
  6. News - World - LIBYA

    Jihadis throw pool party at US embassy compound in Libya

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:14pm by NYT

    ... into a swimming pool said to be in an annex of the US embassy in Tripoli, which was evacuated last month amid heavy fighting. The images were emblematic of Libya in free fall, with the oil-rich North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583138/jihadis-throw-pool-party-us-embassy-compound-libya
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea tightens grip on phone SIM cards used by tourists

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... phones that are often used to make international calls from areas in North Korea within range of Chinese cell towers along the border with China. ... Reuters in Seoul State tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists In a move to limit access to the internet, North Korea allows mobile phone SIM cards used by tourists to be active only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583109/north-korea-tightens-grip-phone-sim-cards-used-tourists
  8. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Canberra weighs multibillion-dollar purchase of fleet of Japanese stealth submarines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Sale of stealth fleet would signal Tokyo's more assertive defence policy but risks riling China Canberra closes in on deal to buy Japanese subs Japan and Australia are leaning towards a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, sources familiar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583112/canberra-weighs-multibillion-dollar-purchase-fleet-japanese-stealth
  9. News - World - HISTORY

    US trained covert Alaskan agents to thwart cold war Russian invasion, occupation

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... about Soviet intentions and a sense of US vulnerability in a turbulent post-second world war period. As the plan was being shaped, Soviet-backed North Korea invaded South Korea, triggering a war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583080/us-trained-covert-alaskan-agents-thwart-cold-war-russian-invasion
  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian forces pull back from key airport as Kiev slams Russian ‘aggression’

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:38pm by Reuters

    ... identified a major build-up of Russian forces to the north and south of Luhansk, to the rear of Ukrainian lines. “According to our operational data, there are no fewer than four Russian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583025/battles-rages-control-key-ukraine-airport-kiev-slams-russian-aggression

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