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  1. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    US asks China to stop building Spratlys island which could host airfield

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 08:45am by AFP, Minnie Chan

    ... to a report by IHS Jane's Defence, China had over the past three months used dredgers to build an island about 3,000 metres long and 200 to 300 metres wide on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly ... Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam have asserted their own claims by building structures on reefs or occupying islands. The US called on China to halt the latest project and for other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1646025/us-asks-china-stop-building-spratlys-island-which-could-host-airfield
  2. News - World - EUROPE

    Nato warns of Russian troop and armament build-up inside Ukraine

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 08:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow EU defence chiefs hear of increase in troops, artillery and air defence systems in border area Nato warns of Russian build-up inside Ukraine Nato warned yesterday of a "very serious" build-up of Russian soldiers and weapons inside Ukraine and on its border as Germany's foreign minister urged Kiev and Moscow to respect a tattered peace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643082/nato-warns-russian-troop-and-armament-build-inside-ukraine
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    France honours 'forgotten' Chinese labourers who helped war effort a century ago

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by AFP

    ... He said the months-long voyage in itself left some dead, and the fate of those who made it to France was often dire. They lived in dilapidated buildings, separate from other workers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649581/france-honours-forgotten-chinese-labourers-who-helped-war-effort-century
  4. News - China - ENERGY

    Massive Himalayan hydropower dam comes on stream in Tibet

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:06am by AFP

    ... "The hydropower stations China builds will not affect the flood prevention and ecological system of downstream areas." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1647919/massive-himalayan-hydropower-dam-comes-stream-tibet
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wealthy nations must lead emissions fight, senior Chinese climate negotiator says

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... time provide developing countries with support for financing, technology and capability building," said Su Wei, Beijing's senior climate negotiator and a senior official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1648825/wealthy-nations-must-lead-emissions-fight-senior-climate-negotiator-says
  6. News - World - SECURITY

    UN committee backs digital privacy despite qualms of the 'Five Eyes' nations

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by AFP

    ... surveillance. The resolution presented on Tuesday by Germany and Brazil builds on a landmark text presented last year in the wake of revelations by Edward Snowden of widespread surveillance by the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649375/un-committee-backs-digital-privacy-despite-qualms-five-eyes-nations
  7. News - World - THE FERGUSON DECISION

    Prosecutor's voice on the radio lights the fuse in Ferguson

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... Agitators went on the rampage, smashing windows, looting stores, attacking a police car and torching buildings. But first supporters hugged mother Lesley McSpadden, taking her into their arms. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1648814/prosecutors-voice-radio-lights-fuse-ferguson
  8. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    At 75, even jail can't keep Mommy from Cambodia's land-rights fight

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... a long battle, Mommy and her family- along with 770 others- were offered nearby plots of land as compensation. But Mommy's family remains at home as they say they cannot afford to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1647182/75-even-jail-cant-keep-mommy-cambodias-land-rights-fight
  9. News - World - IVORY COAST

    Ivory Coast soldiers invade TV station to demand unpaid salaries

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:52pm by AFP

    ... that they wanted to have aired. About 50 of them, wearing uniforms, later remained outside the building before leaving. The station was not ransacked. The defence minister, Paul Koffi Koffi, went on state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643895/ivory-coast-soldiers-invade-tv-station-demand-unpaid-salaries
  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    California start-up makes ‘Back to the Future’ hoverboards

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... said. And the couple believe their technology could be used for all sorts of purposes, even for example designing more earthquake-resistant buildings- a particular concern in quake-prone California. In theory with more powerful magnets, an entire building could be made to float off the ground, albeit briefly. "Imagine there's an earthquake and the early warning turns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1642373/california-start-makes-back-future-hoverboards

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