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  1. News - China - ETHNIC MINORITIES

    Uygur community workers help to solve migrants' problems in Guangzhou

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 07:42pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... they are registered... and help find them accommodation. I tell the landlords that Uygur tenants are good ones Female Uygur urban worker Official figures show Uygurs form 46 per cent of the population ...

  2. News - World - RELIGION

    Voodoo is 'big social problem' for Haiti, says new Catholic cardinal

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 08:41pm by GDN

    ... for the desperately poor country, arguing that the religion offers "magic" but no real solutions to a population deprived of justice and a political voice. Chibly Langlois, who was made a cardinal by Pope Francis in February, linked Haiti's belief system to its political problems, which he says force poor Haitians- the overwhelming majority of a population of 10 million- to seek ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... there in 1957, and it developed into the first oilfield. The oil industry once brought prosperity to the town, which reached a population of almost 200,000 by 1987. But as the oil ran out, the town ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Thailand's deeply divided society can teach Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:26am by Bernard Chan

    ... population is in a broad, fairly well-off middle rather than at the extremes of rich and poor. We also have a culture of individual and equal rights that Thailand probably lacks. Our main division ...

  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Paracetamol no better than placebo in treating lower-back pain: study

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 09:47am by Reuters

    ... evidence, including verification of the results in other populations, is needed," Bart Koes and Wendy Enthoven from the Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands wrote in a Lancet commentary. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... mobile population. One of them is the spread of measles, a disease Beijing planned to virtually eliminate by 2012 with a vaccination campaign. At the end of last year China had about 245 million migrant workers, accounting for 18 per cent of the population. The disease is making a comeback among them because millions of their children are slipping through the vaccination net. Low ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 25, 2014

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... Now City University is looking into the possibility of transferring ownership of its community college to another tertiary institute. The community college has a student population of more ... genocide, they have continued to do so. They have kept phone lines open and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have used them to try to prevent deaths, while the Hamas leadership forbids the population ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Xi Jinping comfortable with lower growth rate for China's economy

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by Victoria Ruan and Chim Sau-wai

    ... and to also come up with top-down designs for financial and property reforms, Li said, without elaborating. Plagued by falling productivity, an ageing population and financial risks, ...

  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia accuses US of smear campaign in Ukraine

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:16pm by BLOOM

    ... and "pushing" it towards "cruel reprisals against the Russian-speaking population". "Washington fully shares the responsibility for the bloodshed," it said. Moscow also accused ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Contested presidential vote a test of the strength of Indonesian democracy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:32pm by MARK THOMPSON

    ... populous electoral democracy (after India and the US), and a rare example of elected government in a region that remains largely undemocratic. Its US$900 billion economy is the biggest in Southeast ...




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