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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US candidate courts Korean voters with bill on name of sea

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... Comstock has been courting Korean American voters in the 10th District, which has a growing Asian population. The seemingly minor change became a major headache this year for Virginia Governor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575633/us-candidate-courts-korean-voters-bill-name-sea
  2. Business - China Business

    Network carriers' subsidy cuts hit Apple and Samsung in China

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Bloomberg

    ... that spurred sales of premium handsets to a wealthier population. The order may save the companies US$6 billion and further shift the balance of power after Samsung lost the top spot in market share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1575703/network-carriers-subsidy-cuts-hit-apple-and-samsung-china
  3. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Medical academy to offer training in disaster response

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... populated. Once these incidents happen, there could be massive casualties … The aftermath of such tragedies could be profound." He said the academy was "hoping to take a leading role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577154/medical-academy-offer-training-disaster-response
  4. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Cost of raising a child sinks hopes for China's baby-boom stocks

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by BLOOM

    ... for permission by the end of May, jeopardising government efforts to bolster a population that the United Nations predicts will start shrinking by 2030. Raising a child from birth to 18 years of age ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1578686/cost-raising-child-sinks-hopes-chinas-baby-boom
  5. 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
  6. News - China - RELIGION

    Oops! China fails to receive pope's fly-by message over 'technical glitch'

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... cent of the continent’s population. But expansion faces tough challenges, especially in China which prohibits its Catholics from recognising the Vatican’s authority. According to various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575086/ooops-china-fails-receive-popes-fly-message-over-technical-glitch
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Giant white-headed crocodile shot after killing Australian fisherman

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... steadily since the introduction of protection laws in 1971, with government estimates putting the population at 75,000 to 100,000. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577132/giant-white-headed-crocodile-shot-after-killing-australian-fisherman
  8. News - China - ONE-CHILD POLICY

    Beijing proposes insurance for ageing parents to cover death of only child

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:36pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... the term for couples who have lost their children. It is estimated that there are one million “shidu” families in China’s 1.3-billion-strong population as of 2010, according to a report from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578509/beijing-proposes-insurance-ageing-parents-cover-death-only-child
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - EXERCISE

    Too much running may not be good for your heart, says study

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... to the general population. Experts generally recommend 2½ hours of moderate exercise each week, or 75 minutes weekly of vigorous exercise for a healthy heart and body. "For patients with heart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575010/too-much-running-may-not-be-good-your-heart-says-study
  10. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Universal pension? It's all up to the chief executive now

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... will peak in 2018, then fall 6 per cent by 2031, according to estimates in the government's consultation paper on population policy in October. Based on 2011 statistics, the government projected over 30 per cent of the population would be more than 65 years old in 2041. The median age is expected to rise from 42 in 2011 to 52 in 2041. To build a sustainable pension programme, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576262/universal-pension-its-all-chief-executive-now

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