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  1. News - World

    The minor problem at the US-Mexico border- in 9 months, 57,000 children arrested

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... arrested in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas. And unlike in previous migration waves, "this population for the most part wants to be apprehended", Homeland Security Secretary Jeh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557266/minor-problem-us-mexico-border-9-months-57000-children-arrested
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Bangkok urges Israel to relocate Thai workers away from Gaza Strip

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 03:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... of overseas workers, many from Southeast Asia, work on Israeli farms and in factories. Israeli air strikes and military incursions into Gaza have battered the densely populated enclave, leaving more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558201/bangkok-urges-israel-relocate-thai-workers-away-gaza-strip
  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Controversial Mekong dam could devastate local population

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Xayaburi, Laos Concerns again raised that the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River will threaten the livelihoods of tens of millions Mekong dam could devastate local life Environmentalists are again raising concerns about the con ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1308925/controversial-mekong-dam-could-devastate-local-population
  4. News - World - NATURE

    Shepherds at war with conservationists in the French Alps over growing wolf population

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Europe; the first wolves re-entered French territory from Italy in 1992, a small and delicate population at the outset. Much to the thrill of conservationists and European officials, they have ... added wryly. "You'll get 99 per cent in favour. I don't go swimming, I don't give a damn!" France's wolf population is hardly Europe's largest, at about 250, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1303382/shepherds-war-conservationists-french-alps-over-growing-wolf-population
  5. News - China - COMMUNIST PARTY

    Communist Party must win 'eight new battles' to hold onto power in China, scholar warns

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 08:12pm by Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Analysts say comments by Professor Han Qingxiong, vice-dean of studies at Central Party School, suggest leaders are increasingly concerned that the party can maintain power If the Communist Party is to continue ruling the world’s most populous nation, it will have to win “eight new types” of battles, cautions a top party scholar. Professor Han ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557572/communist-party-must-win-eight-new-battles-hold-power-china-scholar-warns
  6. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Melting of ice may doom Antarctica's emperor penguins, scientists warn

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The population of Antarctica's famous emperor penguins could fall by a third by the end of the century because of disappearing sea ice, putting them at risk of extinction, say researchers. Writing ... Species Act- as it already does for polar bears. They also call for marine reserves to be created to buffer the fish stocks that penguins need to survive. "The population is declining. Unless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543743/melting-ice-may-doom-antarcticas-emperor-penguins-scientists-warn
  7. Business - China Business - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin integration to challenge local leaders' power

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:35am by Reuters

    ... unified across local government areas, the sources say. Combining bloated Beijing, the smog black spot of Hebei province and the port city of Tianjin will create a region with a population of 110 ... resulted in its output rising sixfold and its population soaring by two-thirds in 14 years. The plan would not only shift Beijing’s industry and some of its government functions but could also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557443/beijing-hebei-tianjin-integration-challenge-local-leaders
  8. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... culture and mass Han immigration. He also shows how these policies are altering the lives of the 55 recognised- and many more unrecognised- minority populations. Sometimes it's simple. For example in Jinghong, Yunnan province, Han immigration has pushed up house prices to an unaffordable level for many of the local Dai population. Other times it is more pernicious. Billy complains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556096/book-review-emperor-far-away-david-eimer
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMPANY VISIT

    Wharf sees property downturn as a short-term blip

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:33am by Peggy Sito

    ... rooms per 1,000 of the population, and the United States has 20 – China has only four rooms per 1,000 people. With assets standing at over HK$300 billion, Wharf has the financial strength ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1558837/wharf-sees-property-downturn-short-term-blip
  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Babies' deaths underscore South African water supply problems

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AFP

    ... problems" in the water supply chain, it says 90 per cent of the population now has access to clean drinking water and promises to address challenges. The Department of Water Affairs said "rapid ... Africa's population of 52 million living in urban areas increased from 52 per cent in 1990 to 62 per cent in 2011, according to a survey of the country released by the South African Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556640/babies-deaths-underscore-south-african-water-supply-problems

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