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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New clashes in St Louis after second black teenager shot dead by police

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:13pm by Reuters in St Louis, Missouri

    ... burned. Two people had been arrested by midnight local time, Dotson said, during which one officer suffered minor injuries. The St Louis area is bracing for further unrest over the killing of Brown by a white police officer two months ago, with Myers’ death on Wednesday expected to add fuel to the fire. Several civil rights organisations and protest groups, including Hands Up United, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613681/new-clashes-st-louis-after-second-black-teenager-shot-dead-police
  2. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Balloon tragedy latest in long line for Hong Kong tourists

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... of the deadliest incidents involving Hong Kong tourists. Because of continuing civil unrest and demonstrations in Egypt, the Hong Kong government has maintained a red alert- the second-highest warning- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159381/balloon-tragedy-latest-long-line-hong-kong-tourists
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 28, 2014

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:28am by LETTERS

    ... Current unrest is struggle for decency When will Hong Kong officials awake to reality and serve the people? The Occupy Central action and related recent street protests are merely ... policemen are being made supporters of an unjust social order, ordered to fire tear gas at other young people struggling for reforms. The current unrest is not primarily about voting reform; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1626120/letters-editor-october-28-2014
  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to “critical” for Mount Mayon in eastern Albay province late on Monday after recording an escalation of unrest over a 15-hour ... radius, already designated as a “permanent danger zone,” will be forcibly evacuated immediately, regional civil defence director Bernardo Alejandro said. The volcanalogy agency raised the danger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593772/philippines-orders-evacuation-mayon-volcano-threatens-erupt
  5. News - World - KENYA

    Kenyan PM at International Criminal Court seeking acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by AFP

    ... and issue their finding in due course," ICC spokesman Fadi El Abdallah said. Kenyatta, 52, faces five counts at the ICC over his alleged role in orchestrating unrest in 2007 and 2008 that left ... bank statements, tax records and telephone records relating to the period of unrest. They believe the documents could prove Kenyatta's part in bankrolling and orchestrating the violence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1612470/kenyan-pm-international-criminal-court-seeking-acquittal-charges-crimes
  6. News - World - NORTHERN IRELAND

    Amnesty warns Northern Ireland abuses remain hidden

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 03:25pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Northern Ireland has failed to establish the truth about abuses committed during its civil unrest and as a result will struggle to move forward, Amnesty International warned on Thursday. The rights group said too many questions remained about the murders and attacks committed during the so-called Troubles in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, in which more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1308774/amnesty-warns-northern-ireland-abuses-remain-hidden
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's elitist election system plays right into hands of tycoons

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:42pm by MICHAEL PASKEWITZ

    ... is to maintain the status quo. However, with rising economic inequality- Hong Kong's Gini coefficient is the highest in all Asia- comes social unrest, as we see in the Occupy protests around ... in the hands of a few and income mobility is minimal for the vast majority. Second, other concerns, such as cage homes, environmental or civil rights issues are unlikely to be addressed by chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1616169/hong-kongs-elitist-election-system-plays-right-hands-tycoons
  8. News - World

    UN envoy warns thousands could be massacred in Syrian town of Kobani

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 12:12am by AGENCIES

    ... Turkish officials insist they will not be sucked into unilateral action embroiling them in Syria's bitter civil war, which has already driven more than 1.2 million people across the border, ... The unrest over the fate of Kobani risks stirring up deep ethnic divisions there and wrecking a delicately poised peace process aimed at disarming fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613951/un-envoy-warns-thousands-could-be-massacred-syrian-town-kobani
  9. News - World - AVIATION

    Air France crew asks passengers for fuel cash on emergency landing in Damascus

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Beirut on Wednesday night was diverted due to civil unrest in the Lebanese capital and sought to go to Amman, but was forced to land in Syria due to lack of fuel. Air France stopped flights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1017338/air-france-crew-asks-passengers-fuel-cash-emergency-landing-damascus
  10. Zengcheng offers cash, residency to informers

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of civil unrest that tore Xintang town apart last week. According to a police notice published by the Zengcheng Daily yesterday, the authorities will give out awards of 5,000 to 10,000 yuan ... of Guangzhou. Chaozhou's Guxiang town in eastern Guangdong and Xintang town near Guangzhou are trying to recover from the violent civil unrest that saw government offices besieged and vehicles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971119/zengcheng-offers-cash-residency-informers

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