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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Could 'sensible' home secretary Theresa May succeed Cameron?

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 08:24pm by Bloomberg

    ... a government minister talking about ending the persecution of young black men by the police might seem unremarkable. When Home Secretary Theresa May did so in her speech to the ruling Conservative ... as Conservative chairwoman, May was met with a deluge of criticism as she told delegates the Tories led for 15 years by Margaret Thatcher had to soften their image and stop being the "nasty ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Ashley-Cooper and Genia back in Wallabies squad

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:40pm by AFP

    ... Ashley-Cooper has made sufficient progress from a nerve compression injury and returns for his 98th test after missing Australia's 32-25 victory over Argentina on the Gold Coast at the weekend. ... to be able to bring in some experienced guys for what will be an extremely challenging tour of South Africa and Argentina," he said. "We took a conservative approach with Adam's injury ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Half the world's wild animals have been wiped out since 1970

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:23pm by GDN

    ... of conservation. "If we get [our response] right, we will have a safe and sustainable way of life." If not, he added, the overuse of resources would ultimately lead to conflicts. He said ... such as the European eel and the hellbender salamander in the United States have crashed, recoveries have also been seen. Otters were nearly extinct in England but thanks to conservation efforts now live ...

  5. Exotic plants spreading 'green death' in Australia

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Exotic weeds are slowly choking Australia to death and costing the nation A$4 billion (HK$23.4 billion) a year in lost agricultural output, a government-funded ... The plants, most of which were deliberately introduced as ornamental garden species, have taken a stranglehold on Australia's grazing and arable land, as well as coastal areas, jungles ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:47am by STAFF

    ... The question really is are they in it for the long haul? Who knows? Kim Holmes, of the conservative Heritage Foundation, on the coalition put together by Barack Obama to fight Islamic State   Beijing has not done a good job in winning the hearts and minds of Hongkongers Beijing academic Jiang Shigong on the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Joint Declaration   I could ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by Angela Meng

    ... Fishery Institute and other government units met US federal and state authorities, universities and the Nature Conservancy this month to discuss ways to restore the dwindling carp population of the Yangtze River while controlling their numbers in the Mississippi River. The partnership aimed to share major lessons and best practices on the conservation of large river systems, said Bo Yang, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    British, Australian, Italian and US governments tell citizens to take care

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Britain, Australia, Italy and US advise steering clear of demonstrations as protests spread Countries issue travel alerts for visitors to city Foreign governments yesterday warned their citizens in Hong Kong to be cautious about Occupy Central protests, which have spread from government headquarters to other districts. Britain and Australia advised ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Green group fights sand dump permit near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:21pm by Reuters in Melbourne

    ... to protect the reef, as well as marine tourism operators, who help generate US$5 billion a year. The North Queensland Conservation Council filed a challenge to the permit at the Administrative ... the dumping of dredge spoil is shocking and bewildering,” North Queensland Conservation Council co-ordinator Wendy Tubman said in a statement. Unesco awarded the reef its heritage listing and raised ...




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