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  1. Boost population with more IVF cash, panel urges

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... children in its appeal to reverse the population's ageing trend. It should follow other countries by giving greater subsidies to treatments like in vitro fertilisation. Because of budget cuts, ... soon, is expected to be 0.8 per woman of child-bearing age. However, the report says: 'If the government is serious about devising a policy to increase the population, it should take ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Dhensa Boutique Resort, Punakha

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Simon Parry Dhensa Boutique Resort, Punakha, Bhutan Sounds exotic and remote … where is Bhutan exactly? Bhutan is a small Buddhist kingdom with a population of just 750,000 tucked away in the Himalayas between India, Tibet and Nepal. It's as exotic and expensive as it is obscure. The Bhutanese got television for the first time just 15 years ago, and, in a ploy ...

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    High alert: North Korea's crystal meth epidemic

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... medicinal and recreational benefits spread in North Korea, the drug began to be used by the broader population, who reasoned that, if it was being used by rich people, it must be safe ... Lankov says. “North Korea already has a remarkably sick population. Some of these people will already be beyond repair. The drug is addictive and clearly does a great deal of damage to people’s ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Video of grieving pink dolphin mother underscores plight of disappearing species

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry, Hazel Knowles

    ... Kong population, the calves are believed to have been killed by polluted water ingested by the mothers and then passed on to their offspring in their milk. Video: Hong Kong Dolphinwatch Despite ... help people wake up to the reality that Hong Kong is on its way to losing for good the dolphin population first recorded in its waters in the 1600s. "It is heartbreaking to watch," he ...

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    Air Pacific accused of hypocrisy over shark fins cargo

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... for encouraging finning and depleting shark populations. For competition sponsor Air Pacific- which will be renamed Air Fiji in June- it was an ideal opportunity to promote their twice-weekly direct ... a long way to go and said the question was whether the change was happening fast enough to save threatened shark populations. "The key to ending the whole destructive process is still, ...

  6. Tracking the true picture

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... have as many as 100,000 epileptics- one in 68 of the population- and that many sufferers keep their condition a secret. The group, whose estimate is based on projections by medical experts, ...

  7. How a billion people just dropped off the map

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Embarrassed publishers of The State of China Atlas have had to reprint 11,000 copies of the book sent around the world after a misprint on the back cover put the population of China at 1.3 million instead of 1.3 billion. The misprint- giving China a population one third the size of New Zealand's- was missed by editors at Myriad Editions in Britain and by editors ...

  8. Mobile phone users' fingers talk up a storm

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of last year. However, Hong Kong still sends out proportionally far fewer text messages than countries such as Britain, where the population of 60 million sent 20 billion text messages in 2003. ... used it to send out mass health alerts during the Sars outbreak. Ofta figures show Hong Kong remains one of the biggest mobile phone markets, with 8 million subscriptions in a population of 6.8 ...

  9. HK mobile love affair hits new heights

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Mobile phone ownership in Hong Kong has jumped to 6.56 million subscriptions - equivalent to more than 96 per cent of the population. Despite analysts' predictions earlier this year ... per cent based on the latest government population figures of 6.81 million. The penetration rate for July is 2 percentage points higher than May and gives Hong Kong what may be the highest ...

  10. A gold star, but hard work ahead

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... cent of the world's population and produces 16 new citizens a minute- despite a rigid one-child policy. Its armed forces account for 11 per cent of the world's total and nearly equal all the regular armies of Africa and Central and South America combined. Its population is on the move. Between 1997 and 2002 the rural population dipped by 7 per cent as workers left ...




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