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  1. A matter of life and death

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... United Nations refugee chief Antonio Guterres describes it as 'the worst humanitarian disaster' in the world. In Somalia, where the UN has declared famine in two southern regions, some 3.7 million people- around a third of the population- are on the brink of starvation. And millions more in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda have been hit by the region's ...

  2. Students get a taste of life in ThirdWorld

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan talks to participants who attended a summit to discuss problems in developing countries People living in prosperous cities may have difficulty understanding the problems faced by the less fortunate in developing countries. With this in mind, ...

  3. Dark days

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as high as 300,000 The International Military Tribunal for the Far East stated that the number of women raped ranged up to 80,000 By the end of the war, the city's population eventually restabilised at about two-thirds of the prewar population, or 700,000 SOURCES: SCMP ARCHIVES, GENDERCIDE.ORG ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We've taken too soft an attitude towards people that loot and pillage their own community British Prime Minister David Cameron commenting on the London riots They say to me... it's too expensive World Bank chief Robert Zoellick on Beijing's desire to increase social protection for its population, but not with a European welfare state model These things take time ...

  5. Bomb hits government office in Sichuan

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A township government office in a Tibetan-populated region in Sichuan was hit by 'a bomb thrown by terrorists' early yesterday, Xinhua reported last night, saying ... considered one of the most volatile Tibetan-populated areas. Xinhua said no casualties were reported as a result of the explosion, and said the attack had been carried out by 'terrorists'. ...

  6. News - World - WAR CRIMES

    UN seeks life sentence for former Bosnian Serb general over Srebrenica

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the Srebrenica and Zepa enclaves" to create conditions which would force the Muslim population "to give up hope of survival". "He [Tolimir] deliberately chose loyalty to Mladic, ...

  7. Arms smugglers held as Tibetan anger rises

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... its border with Myanmar amid escalating ethnic tensions in Tibetan-populated regions. Xinhua's announcement of the arrest of 17 suspected gun smugglers coincided with a heightening ... Myanmar in 2009,' the report said. They sold them in Tibet and Tibetan-populated regions in Sichuan and Yunnan, it said. Police confiscated eight pistols and a rifle as well as 267 bullets, ...

  8. Unite now to plan post-Assad future

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to have the upper hand. Each time the rebels advance into a major city, they are pushed back. But their support outside big population areas is so great that they cannot be dislodged. UN peace ...

  9. No end in sight to the Syrian tragedy

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the civilian population will join them: the Alawites (Shia), the Christians, and some of the Kurds and Druze, all of whom fear that the overthrow of the regime will put the Sunni Arab majority ... but the Sunni Arabs have the numbers. This does not mean the Arab spring was a mistake, or even that it is over. Few other Arab countries have as divided a population or as ruthless a regime as Syria. ...

  10. Security chief talks tough on Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Turkic-speaking Uygurs make up nearly half the population. Xinhua quoted Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu as telling delegates to a national anti-terrorism work conference in Urumqi, the capital ... is home to more than a dozen predominantly Muslim minorities, the largest being the Uygurs, who make up 45 per cent of the population. The Han, who are mostly new settlers, account for 40 per cent ...




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