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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong is home, for better or worse

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:24pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... country?" I respond that this is my home, I've lived more than half my life in this city, but I was born in Australia. I can tell they're not satisfied; how can a foreigner call a Chinese ... their surroundings. It's why several hundred thousand Chinese, Indians and Vietnamese call Australia home. Large proportions of Western countries are comprised of immigrants and they are openly embraced ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia's July jobless rate soars to 12-year high

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia's jobless rate soars to 12-year high Australia's jobless rate jumped to a 12-year high of 6.4 per cent last month in what could be a major blow ... a weak result," said Michael Blythe, a chief economist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. "I think we'll see a bit more pricing of a chance of rate cuts again, a 6.4 per cent ...

  3. News - World - GERMANY

    Call for crackdown on Germany's self-styled 'Sharia Police' patrols

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 08:45pm by AFP

    ... Islamist propaganda after ultra-conservative Salafists took to the streets calling themselves the "Sharia Police". Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel hinted that laws could be tightened after ... been made but political leaders warned they would crack down on the Islamist patrol if it took its campaign any further, while the conservative daily Die Welt declared: "No tolerance ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Disturbing U-turn on flawed environmental report for third runway

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:34pm by SAMANTHA LEE

    ... suffer a permanent loss of 650 hectares of habitat. Then came the turnaround. On September 1, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department suddenly announced that it was ready ... suggests financing conservation and research on marine ecology and fisheries. Yet there are doubts about some of the scientific claims in the report. Further, the authority describes ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Pro-Palestine gang 'threatens to kill' Jewish children on school bus in Australia

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:38am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Five teens arrested on suspicion of being involved in anti-Semitic abuse at children as young as five A gang of teenagers chanting "Palestine" stormed a Sydney school bus and allegedly hurled racial abuse and threats ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the council on details related to the conditions before it could start work as scheduled in 2016. The authority would have to come up with funds "substantial" enough to support conservation ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Shrinking crowds put pressure on Wallabies to perform

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:16am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Smallest test crowd in Australia this century of 14,281 watch team scrape home against Argentina Shrinking crowds sign of the times for the Wallabies The Wallabies have lost just one game in 11 tests and are unbeaten at home this season but fans are losing interest and staying away. The smallest test crowd in Australia this century of 14,281 watched ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government 'won't interfere' with universities

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Peter So

    ... on whether he found the framework too conservative. But he said the public should explore what could be done within the Basic Law and the framework laid down by the central government to push forward ...

  9. Civic Party moves to save Government Hill

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Council on Monuments and Sites- had its annual general meeting in Burra Burra, Australia. 'It provides a comprehensive approach to deciding whether a place should be preserved and how it should be preserved. So it is widely followed even though it is an Australian charter,' said Lee Ho-yin, acting programme director of the architectural conservation programme ...


    Japan slaughters first dolphins in widely-condemned annual cull

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by AFP, James Griffiths

    ... Dolphin Conservation Society delivered a petition – signed by 4,000 Hongkongers – in person to the Japanese Consulate. The petition was also endorsed by a number of local and international animal ...




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