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  1. News - World

    Google's build-your-own smartphone could be available by January 2015

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian US$50 build-your-own smartphone edges closer Google's ambitious modular smartphone concept, an attempt to disrupt the market dominated by Apple and Samsung, could ... individual components like a better camera, improved Bluetooth or new 4G radio from an app-store-like shop. But the basic framework and modular nature of Ara could be used to build any number ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT COMMISSION

    Not enough land to build 200,000 flats in Hong Kong, Audit Commission warns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by FANNY FUNG

    ... to have enough land to meet its ambitious home-building targets. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged in his January policy address to provide 200,000 new public rental flats in the decade ... That would mean it could build only 179,000 flats, 21,000 fewer than the target. The commission urged the Housing Department to co-ordinate better with other bureaus and departments to streamline ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Four former peanut allergy sufferers acan eat a handful of peanuts a day after taking part in pioneering medical study Peanut allergies: study makes breakthrough Four children who would once have suffered an allergic rea ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com New facility will use reservoir that draws from Yellow River, city authorities say, with construction to begin soon Lanzhou authorities will add a second water source for the Gansu city of more than 3 million after supervision ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Country park building plan cuts off coastal family trail

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... building plan cuts off coastal family trail A trail popular with families looks set to be blocked off if officials give the green light to a village house proposal within the Plover Cove Country Park in the northeastern New Territories The building plan involves a private plot in Kai Kuk Shue Ha village, Luk Keng. The site is on a narrow strip of land, between Starling Inlet ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Gunmen seize security buildings in east Ukraine as pro-Russia protests spread

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... seize buildings in east Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen yesterday seized a police station and a security building in Ukraine's restive eastern industrial heartland amid spreading protests ... how little sway Kiev's untested leaders have over pro-Russia citizens who have since April 6 controlled the Donetsk government seat and a state security building in the nearby eastern ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN

    Doting Chinese dad builds three-tonne working tank... for his six-year-old son

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 02:46pm by Andrea Chen

    ... in January and was left at home with nothing to do. That was when the idea came to him to build a tank for his child. Proudly showing off his new “toy”, Jian’s son invited some friends to play ... of weapons is illegal under Chinese law. Violators could face up to 10 years in jail. But Jian already has his sights set on a new project. “If possible, I would like to build an amphibious tank ...

  8. News - World - GREECE

    Car bomb explodes outside Greek central bank building

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 07:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Athens Attack comes hours before Greece taps bond markets A car bomb exploded outside a central bank building in Athens early on Thursday, smashing windows but causing ... had their incomes slashed by almost a third since 2010 and strikes against austerity are frequent. Attacks against banks, government buildings, politicians, journalists and businesspeople ...

  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia tries to reassure West over build up of troops on Ukrainian border

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:49pm by Reuters

    ... activity of Russian troops on its [Russian] territory does not threaten the security of the United States and other OSCE member states,” it said. “Attempts to blame Russia for building up its armed ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - JUNE 4

    Building's owners object to Tiananmen Square museum over fears of trouble

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... fear of trouble Political considerations are behind property owners' objections to a June 4 museum in a Tsim Sha Tsui commercial building, the South China Morning Post has learned. ... But as a tenant, she did not have voting rights in the owners' corporation. Excluding the museum- which is located on the fifth floor- at least seven out of 18 office units in the building are either ...




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