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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN seeks Syria peace talks amid military strike threat

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 10:28am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations The United Nations is making a desperate new push for a Syria peace conference even as the United States prepares a possible military strike, ... opposition when Syrian National Coalition leader Ahmad al-Jarba visits London on Thursday. He added that Prime Minister David Cameron would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to apply pressure ...

  2. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... a brutal Islamic law. “They have lost the tactical advantage and much of the safe haven they had access to for years in northern Mali.” But Ban raised concerns over suicide bombings and other ... summary executions, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, and destruction and looting of private property,” said Ban. Reports of retaliatory violence by the national army against Tuaregs had ...

  3. News - World - SECURITY

    Yahoo furious after British spy agency intercepted webcam photos of millions of users

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... as a "whole new level of violation". US senators also weighed in on Thursday and said British spies and the US agencies with whom the data was shared had shown a "breathtaking lack of respect" for privacy. Files from Britain's communications spy agency GCHQ leaked by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed how the Optic Nerve program collected ...

  4. Long-distance call

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Violet Law Nancy Tom began what she considers her life's work in her early 60s. In 1997, Tom, now 76, invested her own money into the founding of the Centre for Asian Arts and Media at Columbia College, a liberal arts school in downtown Chicago, in the United States. This year, Tom's investment reaped a handsome reward: a US$70,000 grant from the US National Endowment ...

  5. Writing wrongs

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Violet Law Beijing has been the graveyard of hope for countless petitioners; who come in their hundreds of thousands every year to seek justice. Many end up in what have become known ... of the nation, descending upon the petition offices of the central government's many ministries, hoping to air their grievances and see justice served. Few find satisfac- tion, though; ...

  6. Democrats bottom of the class

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... legislator Howard Young and National People's Congress member and independent legislator Ma Fung-kwok. Each came in at 100 per cent. When asked to explain, Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong said ... on the National Security Bill, official records show. A review of Legco's records has revealed that four of the five worst attendance sheets at Bill's Committee meetings considering the National ...

  7. UK visit promotes green concept

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... Hong Kong students care about the pattern of their schoolbags and the clothes they wear. But when it comes to school designs, they seem less interested. The British Council organised a competition to promote the Integer concept - intelligent and green architecture - that allowed students to design their dream schools. A total of 90 schools joined the event and the two winning teams ...

  8. Admirers turn out to celebrate grand dame's 50th birthday

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Wing-woon, made sure there was plenty of food and wine for the seven-hour gathering. With an original British admiralty flag still clinging to her side, the yacht, now renamed the Madame Maurene, sat ...

  9. Regina Ip says a tearful farewell to HK

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... time when handling the controversial National Security Bill under Article 23 of the Basic Law. Mrs Ip said when her resignation was announced last month, after a protest over the proposed security laws by 500,000 people on July 1, that she was leaving for personal reasons. She regretted that work to implement the Article 23 proposals had not been completed. ...

  10. Study needed to justify plan for guesthouses, say hoteliers

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Li's comments followed reports that the China National Real Estate Development Group had approached the government about buying the 25,000 HOS flats and converting them into guesthouses ...




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