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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former civil servant on trial for pouring hot water on Bangladeshi maid

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 07:27pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman allegedly assaulted Bangladeshi helper after she found a cup of water not hot enough Ex-civil servant 'poured hot water on maid's chest' A former civil servant allegedly poured hot water on a Bangladeshi maid, causing her to suffer burns to her chest, the District Court heard yesterday. Au Wai-chun, 61, pleaded not guilty to one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555627/former-civil-servant-trial-pouring-hot-water-bangladeshi-maid-court
  2. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    UN draft resolution calls for access to MH17 crash site in Ukraine

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:41pm

    ... that threatens to break up the former Soviet republic of 46 million people. Russia denies orchestrating the unrest and says Ukraine’s attempts to end it by military force are making the situation worse. ... and independent international investigation into the incident in accordance with international civil aviation guidelines.” It also “insists that the bodies of the victims are treated in a dignified, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556722/un-draft-resolution-calls-access-mh17-crash-site
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... to protect my business more'... For your own interest, it's better to give us civil nomination." It sure sounds like extortion, except you are going up against the greatest ... But don't automatically assume what the National People's Congress Standing Committee hands down will violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It won't. Try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Civil disobedience movement to launch next month after 'disappointing' reform report

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by Ada Lee, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Ada Lee and Shirley Zhao Organisations intend to launch a civil disobedience movement next month after NPC makes its final decision on electoral reform Groups plan action as reports disappoint Watch: Students respond to Carrie Lam's report on universal suffrage for Hong Kong in 2017 The Federation of Students, Scholarism and the Civil Human Rights Front say they will launch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555061/civil-disobedience-next-month-say-activist-groups-reaction-reform
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New Catholic bishops say civil disobedience OK if for common good

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Stuart Lau

    ... 'public good' protests Two auxiliary bishops newly appointed by the Vatican have spoken out about the Occupy Central campaign, saying the church supports civil disobedience when it's ... electoral reform for the chief executive election in 2017, the first Beijing has said may be held under universal suffrage. "The church is very clear on this," Ha said. "Civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553026/new-catholic-auxiliary-bishops-say-civil-disobedience-ok-if-common
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Moderate Hong Kong pan-democrats say no to Beijing's political reform draft

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:46pm by Peter So and Tony Cheung

    ... the government. It would make governance more difficult in Hong Kong." Organisers of Occupy Central vowed to begin a "continuous and long-term" civil disobedience campaign after the central ... on the streets of Central- if the government fails to deliver a reform model that offers a genuine choice to voters. Weekly protests would be held as part of the civil disobedience campaign. But Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581615/moderate-hong-kong-pan-democrats-say-no-beijings-political-reform
  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Jailed Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan denies being part of killing machine

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... Rouge struggled for power in the civil war that followed their overthrow in 1979, he became the public face of the movement as it sought international credibility. In the 1980s he held positions ... falls to the Vietnamese, who install a new regime. Civil war begins, pitting the Khmer Rouge, nationalists and royalists against each other. January 14, 1985: Hun Sen, a former Khmer Rouge cadre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1568600/jailes-khmer-rouge-head-state-khieu-samphan-denies-being-part-killing
  8. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    UN bid to boost air safety backed after downing of Malaysia Airlines flight

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by DANNY LEE

    ... was shot down over Ukraine last month. The United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said it wanted to change how warnings were issued to prevent the type of attack ... of the country were seized by militant group Islamic State. A Cathay spokeswoman said it "welcomes the ICAO lead coordination and discussion of civil airspace safety… [and] fully supports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581355/un-bid-boost-air-safety-backed-after-downing-malaysia-airlines-flight
  9. News - World - G7 summit

    G7 warns Russia to curb Ukraine unrest or face more sanctions

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 10:38am by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says G7 support for Ukraine ‘cynicism without limit’ Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday accused the Group of Seven of “cynicism” for backing Ukraine’s military operati ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525770/g7-warns-russia-curb-ukraine-unrest-or-face-more-sanctions
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam issues warning on Occupy Central shutdown at talk with civil servants

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:33am by Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam Chief secretary tells civil service unions in rare meeting she fears government services may be threatened if voting reform protest goes ahead Lam ... to a standstill. Her warning came at a meeting with civil service and disciplined services unions ahead of the unveiling of the government's electoral reform report on Tuesday. Civil Servants General ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550921/occupy-central-tops-agenda-top-level-legco-meeting-uniformed-service

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