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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Sales tax mooted to fund pension for all

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... high-income earners from receiving it "so that public resources could be more focused to help the needy". Law's comments come amid debate not only over how to protect the city's ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Events from Iraq to Ukraine call into focus Barack Obama's world view

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... and further stoked the debate about his world view. Obama's detractors revived criticism that his foreign policy was based on retreat from the world, typified by the withdrawal of US forces from ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why the Ice Bucket Challenge reminds us of the power of words

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by Alice Wu

    ... The campaign has provided much-needed funding for research into a debilitating disease without a cure. Whether it has promoted water wastage as well is something that can be debated but, for now, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by STAFF

    ... of Scottish referendum Scottish pro-independence leader Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, leader of the "no" campaign, take part in the last televised debate before the September 18 ...

  5. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Grieving families wage citizen campaign to solve MH370 mystery

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 12:08pm by AFP

    ... and debates advice from aviation, legal and other experts, while similar groups formed after previous disasters such as the 2009 Air France crash offer support. READ: Malaysia Airlines jet bound ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Obama administration considers seeking congressional mandate to attack Islamic State

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by WASHPOST

    ... by the Islamic State in Syria. The third would entail a debate with an uncertain outcome among lawmakers with divergent views on presidential powers and overseas military action. The official did ...

  7. News - China - MACAU

    Fernando Chui will be re-elected Macau's leader but faces growing gripes

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by JEFFIE LAM, Stuart Lau

    ... residents if no change is made. Hong Kong residents are locked in bitter debate over the best way to achieve universal suffrage, with many people demanding that Beijing allow citizens to nominate ...

  8. News - China - IMMIGRATION

    Shenzhen shoppers ready to accept limits on visits to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by He Huifeng

    ... and causes public disturbance. Liu's group- which includes a teacher, housewife, manager and civil servant, all from middle-class households- said they had heard little about the debate ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    First, let's provide for the elderly poor in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says before we tackle a future pension fund, it's vital to address the problem of old age poverty, the result of forces that have created such an unequal society Let's do right by our elderly The report on pension scheme options is very welcome, if only because it may result in debate and even action on a topic which the bureaucracy would ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi spy HQ as America brands Foley's death a 'terror attack'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 06:15pm by AGENCIES

    ... and Kurds, respectively. READ: Killing of James Foley reignites debate about US stand on terrorist ransoms The United States began an air campaign against IS in Iraq on April 8, and has since ...




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