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  1. News - World - WHALING

    IWC gives indigenous Greenlanders go-ahead to kill hundreds of whales

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... meanwhile led a call on Iceland to halt its commercial whaling programme, to which they expressed "strong opposition". Australia, Brazil, Israel, Mexico and New Zealand also signed ... meets any domestic market demand or need; it also undermines effective international cetacean conservation efforts," according to the text, made public in Brussels. Iceland and Norway issue ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who should pay for heritage conservation?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 01:12pm by CARINE LAI

    ... agrees with heritage conservation in principle, but no one wants to pay for it. The government's public consultation document says, "The objective is to implement a heritage conservation policy that gives due regard to development needs in the public interest, respect for private property rights, budgetary considerations, cross-sector collaboration and active engagement ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Gillard victorious in dramatic leadership challenge

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 11:30am by Agence France-Presse in Canberra

    ... flip-flops that have seen her dubbed “Ju-liar”. The latest polls showed Gillard’s personal ratings have risen against conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott but that the Labor Party stood a much ...

  4. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis faces conservatives’ wrath for reinstating left-wing priest

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:29pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rome Pope's reinstating leftist priest brings criticism Pope Francis faces the wrath of right-wing conservatives after reinstating a priest who joined ... But the right-wing US website Truth Revolt said: "The decision will likely anger most conservative Catholics." After the Sandinistas overthrew the pro-US regime of Anastasio Somoza in 1979, ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... counterterrorism units have been working at Australia’s two largest airports since last week and had already intercepted a person of interest, the prime minister said on Wednesday. Tony Abbott said ... threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight. Australia and the United States will raise at the United Nations General Assembly in September the need ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Only way to conserve Lugard Road property is to keep it as residence

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by LETTERS

    ... Only way to conserve Peak property is to keep it as residence I agree with the letter by J. Lee Rofkind (" Conversion to hotel will not save mansion ", July 26). She ... misguided and misinformed"? I fail to see how gutting a perfect interior and subdividing it into 13 small rooms can be regarded as "conservation". Conservation goes beyond just ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Crumbling vestiges of a warlord's empire: grave and home under threat

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... the Conservancy Association, a non-governmental heritage conservation group, warned that his grave in southern Kam Tin lay under a public housing development in the government's blueprint for a new ... the grandfather had acquired. Many family members have moved out of Fung Kat Heung and sold their land, and there are ancestors of the general in Australia, Britain, the United States and Canada. Pointing ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Mining giants may dump dredging waste onshore, not on Barrier Reef

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste on the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental concerns, Australia said yesterday. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said there was an "emerging option" that could see the consortium- comprising India's Adani Group and Australia's North Queensland Bulk ...

  9. Conservation work pays off as black-winged stilts nest and breed in park for first time

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Black-winged stilts are nesting and breeding at Hong Kong Wetland Park for the first time, thanks to the park's conservation efforts. Photos released yesterday by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department show a nest on a mudflat at the park, built by a pair of black-winged stilts. The nest was discovered by volunteers stationed at the mudflat hide ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tories pick London Mayor Boris Johnson to run for British parliament

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Boris Johnson finally gets his opportunity to enter parliament and, despite assurances to the contrary, to challenge for leadership of the Conservative Party Boris Johnson to contest London parliamentary seat London Mayor Boris Johnson has been chosen by his Conservative Party as its candidate to fight for a west London seat at next year's ...




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