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  1. News - Asia - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Japan pledges US$1.5b to UN climate-change fund for developing nations

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 02:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo offers poor nations US$1.5b climate change aid Japan plans to give up to US$1.5 billion to the UN-backed Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help developing countries fight global warming. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to announce the pledge at the weekend gathering of the Group of 20 nations in Brisbane, Australia, Kyodo News agency reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1640179/japan-pledges-us15b-un-climate-change-fund-developing-nations
  2. Business - INFRASTRUCTURE BANK

    Development banks throw weight behind G20 plan for infrastructure initiative

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France Presse in Brisbane- The world’s top development banks on Thursday threw their support behind G20 plans for a global infrastructure hub to spur growth and create jobs, saying it is key to helping tackle poverty. The Group of 20 of the world’s biggest developed and emerging economies agreed in September to establish the Global Infrastructure Initiative, expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1638661/development-banks-throw-weight-behind-g20-plan-infrastructure-initiative
  3. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    At 75, even jail can't keep Mommy from Cambodia's land-rights fight

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... 2000 with about 22 per cent of the country's land confiscated. The Boeung Kak Lake site is languishing, with no sign of the promised high-end development as the flooding goes on. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1647182/75-even-jail-cant-keep-mommy-cambodias-land-rights-fight
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea puts cost of reunification with North Korea at US$500 billion

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Cost of reunification estimated at US$500 billion South Korea's top financial regulator said developing North Korea's moribund economy after ... institutions in the South such as the Korea Development Bank and Korea Exim Bank. The other half could be financed by commercial banks, tax revenues from development projects in North Korea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1643940/south-korea-puts-cost-reunification-north-korea-us500-billion
  5. News - World - IRAN

    US races to clinch Iran nuclear deal before deadline, but 'serious gaps' remain

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... since February to turn the interim Geneva accord into a lasting agreement. Such a deal is aimed at easing fears that Tehran will develop nuclear weapons under the guise of its civilian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1647194/us-races-clinch-iran-nuclear-deal-deadline-serious-gaps-remain
  6. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    That's life, says Van Gaal on Danny Welbeck

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 01:04am by AFP

    ... that a player who is playing mostly fixed in the team, he develops and always will," Van Gaal said. "He takes all the benefit from playing every week. That was a question mark with Manchester ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1645615/thats-life-says-van-gaal-danny-welbeck
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China will never use force to achieve goals, Xi vows

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:14pm by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Parliament, Xi said his giant developing nation needed peace. "A review of history shows that countries that attempted to pursue development with force invariably failed," he said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1642128/china-will-never-use-force-achieve-goals-xi-vows
  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    California start-up makes ‘Back to the Future’ hoverboards

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Gatos, California California developer produces boards which hover just above the ground, as in the hit film Back to the future with levitating hoverboards Ever ... a grown adult for an exhilarating ride. The technology that propels it is called "magnetic field architecture", developed by the start-up company Arx Pax, which turned to the Kickstarter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1642373/california-start-makes-back-future-hoverboards
  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    First Chinese governor of Jakarta, a Christian, sworn in by President Widodo

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:25am by AFP

    ... tends to be patient and less talkative," sociologist Radhar Panca Dahana said. "So I'm sure we can see how they work together in developing the country and the capital." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1644075/first-chinese-governor-jakarta-christian-sworn-president-widodo
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    Is Paris the eternal horizontal city? Plan for 180-metre tower rejected

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 08:44pm by AFP

    ... the only skyscraper in the city centre. Its unpopularity has made it all but impossible for developers to win approval for future high-rises. Paris imposed a height limit of 37 metres in the wake of the uproar over the 210-metre tower in Montparnasse- which was accused of ruining both the view and a once-beloved artist district. City developers later struck a compromise with critics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643084/paris-eternal-horizontal-city-plan-180-metre-tower-rejected

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