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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's population successes bring new challenges

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by NOELEEN HEYZER, BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN

    ... Noeleen Heyzer and Babatunde Osotimehin Noeleen Heyzer and Babatunde Osotimehin say region faces ageing crisis Asia's population successes bring their own challenges Half a century ago, the world was warned of the imminent explosion of "the population bomb". There were fears that humanity would suffer mass starvation and that societies would plunge into turmoil- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1312372/asias-population-successes-bring-new-challenges
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must show united front in fight against barbaric IS

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the outgoing president of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, has called on Islamic leaders to unite against extremism. In Europe and Australia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580946/world-must-show-united-front-fight-against-barbaric-islamic
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Modi's toilet talk is nothing short of revolutionary

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:23pm by Amrit Dhillon

    ... the loftiest date in the calendar- Independence Day- to talk about dirt and how shameful it was that half the population still defecate in the open. Some members of the Indian elite tut-tutted, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581684/modis-toilet-talk-nothing-short-revolutionary
  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... unregulated and unreported. Researchers pulled together existing data on population, per capita production of refuse and official reports on waste disposal to calculate how much rubbish is burned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581353/burning-rubbish-worse-us-and-planet-thought-study-shows
  5. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Knockout move: Manny Pacquiao sets up boxing academy in China

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:11pm

    ... that to professional ranks, saying the local boxers “just need some knowledge about boxing and should be taught the basics”, “Of course, with a 1.4 billion population for the whole of China, they can produce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1581115/knockout-move-manny-pacquiao-sets-boxing-academy-china
  6. Business - Economy

    Ageing populations spur rate volatility

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London A larger change in policy rate may be needed to make impact on the real economy Ageing populations spur rate volatility Not unlike the ageing public, central banks ... is rapid ageing populations. Traditional changes of 25 basis points may have to be amplified PATRICK IMAM, IMF On the basic "life-cycle" assumption that younger people incur more debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1314090/ageing-populations-spur-rate-volatility
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... allergic reactions in about 0.9 per cent of the US population, including about 400,000 school-age children. Anaphylaxis symptoms can include difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, swelling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: homeless in Elmhurst

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by RONG XIAOQING

    ... Rong Xiaoqing in New York Rong Xiaoqing in New York Homeless in Elmhurst New York's homeless population is rising. More than 5,000 people are living on the streets and subways ... clashes. In the Elmhurst district of Queens, the Asian population jumped by 30 per cent from 2000 to 2010. The unsheltered homeless population in Queens has also been surging- rising 158 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572847/city-scope-homeless-elmhurst
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... the report said. Its forces had committed torture, murder, acts tantamount to enforced disappearance and forced displacement as part of attacks on the civilian population in Aleppo and Raqqa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  10. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Experts' views on Tsang’s budget

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 02:29pm

    ... Q&A with two Hong Kong Baptist University professors Wu Boxiong, associate professor of economics at Hong Kong Baptist University.   Q: What do you make of Tsang’s decision to trim sweeteners by at least 30 per cent from the HK$33 billion doled out last year, and his warning that the city’s more than HK$700 billion financial reserves could dry up due to the ageing population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435593/experts-views-tsangs-budget

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