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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Aviation industry must tackle failings exposed by plane disasters

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Plane disasters expose failings Barely a week ago, the air industry believed it was closing in on the holy grail of zero annual fatal commercial passenger jet accidents. That thought has been turned on its head with 452 people being killed in three incidents, the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 most prominent. Storms played a part in the other two, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559405/aviation-industry-must-tackle-failings-exposed-plane
  2. News - World

    Accusing each other of hypocrisy, France and UK clash over MH17 disaster response

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London France, UK trade hypocrisy accusation Britain and France are trading accusations of hypocrisy over sanctions against Russia in a row that reveals deeper European divisions on how to react to the MH17 disaster, analysts say. Britain has slammed France's €1.2 billion (HK$12.5 billion) warship deal with Moscow, while Paris says London remains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558441/accusing-each-other-hypocrisy-france-and-uk-clash-over-mh17-disaster
  3. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Malaysia Airlines plane rerouted from Ukraine in wake of MH17 disaster- to Syria

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:07pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt and Washington MH17 disaster has shown it is largely up to carriers whether to route flights over conflict areas like Ukraine and Syria; some now eye change Airlines seek talks on flying over war zones A no-fly area declared in eastern Ukraine after the downing of flight MH17 is a rare restriction shared with rogue states like North Korea, prompting some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557341/malaysia-airlines-plane-rerouted-ukraine-wake-mh17-disaster-syria
  4. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: FLIGHT MH17

    Will Malaysia Airlines recover from disaster? Here are 5 companies which never did

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 04:30pm by James Griffiths

    ... it remains to be seen whether Malaysia’s main airline can weather two catastrophes in quick succession, it would not be unprecedented for a company to go under after a disaster. 1846: British ... formed by the Spoils Conference of 1930. Already saddled with debt by a controversial leveraged buyout and selling off its international routes, the carrier was struck by disaster in 1996 when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556978/will-malaysia-airlines-recover-twin-air-disasters-here-are-5-companies
  5. News - Asia - FLIGHT MH17

    Can Malaysia Airlines salvage its brand in wake of MH370 and MH17 disasters?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 12:35pm

    ... the disappearance of flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine. Before the disasters the carrier had among ... for Malaysia Airlines? Other airlines have come back from disasters but none have experienced two tragedies of such magnitude within the space of four months. “There’s no historical precedent,” said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556962/can-malaysia-airlines-salvage-its-brand-wake-mh370-and-mh17-disasters
  6. News - China - NATURAL DISASTERS

    China's Red Cross blasted after sending quilts to sweltering typhoon disaster zone

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:19pm by Alice Yan

    ... hits back at quilt criticism Sending quilts to people affected by natural disasters is a routine practice even in summer, the scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China said yesterday ... centres. "In fact, it's a tradition in our country to provide quilts to people affected by disasters," Yang told The News. "It looks odd to send quilts to people in summer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556971/red-cross-drawing-criticism-over-its-typhoon-relief-efforts
  7. News - World

    Australian woman loses relatives in both Malaysia Airlines disasters

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:50am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Woman's double tragedy In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned yesterday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556581/australian-woman-loses-relatives-both-malaysia-airlines-disasters
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    HK Electric appeals against HK$4,500 fine over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric appeals Lamma IV fine The owner of a vessel involved in the National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers almost two years ago has appealed against a magistrate's ruling that the vessel was short of c ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551404/hk-electric-appeals-against-hk4500-fine-over-lamma-ferry-disaster
  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if Sino-US relations sour

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:01am by Teddy Ng, Kwong Man-ki

    ... Teddy Ng and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing President calls for new thinking as China and US begin two-day talks on issues of mutual concern Xi warns of disaster if relations sour President Xi ... was unprecedented, and some setbacks may occur. If we are in confrontation, it would surely spell disaster for both countries PRESIDENT XI JINPING Xi called on both sides to correctly judge the strategic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550184/confrontation-us-would-be-disaster-says-president-xi-jinping

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