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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea ferry disaster captain jailed for 36 years but acquitted of homicide

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 01:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Ferry disaster skipper is jailed for 36 years The captain of the South Korean disaster ferry Sewol was sentenced yesterday to 36 years in prison for negligence ... that shocked and outraged the country. The verdict came on the same day searches were called off for the final nine victims and amid continuing grief and finger-pointing over one of the worst disasters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1637301/south-korea-ferry-disaster-captain-jailed-36-years
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Veteran British judge to preside over trial of captains in Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:43pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com British judge to preside over ferry disaster trial A former British judge who handled landmark post-handover constitutional cases presides at the trial ... of inquiry into the disaster. Keith handled the landmark right-of-abode test cases of four mainland children adopted by Hong Kong parents in 1999. Former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang praised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1635752/veteran-british-judge-sit-trial-coxswains-deadly-national-day-ferry
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Virgin Galactic disaster shows risks are inevitable in space venture

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and difficult. Friday's disaster highlighted the risks. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1631452/virgin-galactic-disaster-shows-risks-are-inevitable-space
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... epidemic that experts warn could become the "disaster of our generation". The meeting comes as aid agency Oxfam, which works in the two worst-hit countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone, ... the definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation". "Countries that have failed to commit troops, doctors and enough funding are in danger of costing lives," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620176/eu-ministers-meet-over-ebola-oxfam-warns-epidemic-could-become-disaster
  5. News - Asia

    Anger, anguish six months after South Korea ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:29am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul “Sewol ferry recovery update No. 377... Days since last body found-- 88.”  Six months after South Korea’s worst maritime disaster, the official e-mails keep ... bodies in almost four months. “There is no deadline. The work will continue indefinitely,” said Kim Sang-In, an official at the Disaster Management Headquarters overseeing the recovery effort ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1616808/anger-anguish-six-months-after-south-korea-ferry-disaster
  6. News - World - ITALY

    Genoa bureaucracy blasted as unprepared for latest flood disaster

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Rome Despite repeated warnings of possible disaster, port city unprepared for deadly chaos Bureaucracy blasted as floods ravage Genoa again Italy reacted with shock and outrage ... angry questions about how the city could be reduced to chaos despite repeated warnings of a potential disaster. Italy's mountainous and unstable geography has always made the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614790/genoa-bureaucracy-blasted-unprepared-latest-flood-disaster
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    'Western-style democracy can only bring disaster', says party magazine

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:07am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Western democracy a 'disaster', says journal Blindly copying Western-style democracy can only bring disaster, an influential mainland Communist Party journal ... has innate internal flaws and certainly is not a 'universal value'; its blind copying can only lead to disaster," the magazine said. The article made no mention of Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611058/western-style-democracy-can-only-bring-disaster-says-party-magazine
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Sewol ferry disaster captain admits error in leaving inexperienced crew member at helm, denies playing on phone

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gwangju Sewol disaster captain admits error The captain at the heart of South Korea's ferry disaster acknowledged during his murder trial yesterday that he had ... the disaster. Lee, 69, said he knew that crew member Cho Jun-ki, who was steering the ship after working on the Sewol for only six months, did not have the required skill or experience. The Sewol, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1611634/sewol-ferry-disaster-captain-admits-error-leaving-inexperienced-crew
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - MACROSCOPE

    China's property market is unlikely to be a US-style disaster

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by THU HA CHOW

    ... to be US-style disaster You would have seen the images: identikit tower blocks reaching for the skies; skeletal cranes standing idle; lifeless blocks of flats amid the detritus of construction. Photo ... to prevent the rot from spreading to other parts of an economy facing its most serious challenge in years. If a disaster were to sink the economy, the thinking goes, the property market would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1611650/chinas-property-market-unlikely-be-us-style-disaster
  10. News - Asia - AVIATION

    After twin disasters, Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in revamp

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:25pm by AP

    ... long-running losses made worse by the twin disasters this year. A search for a new chief executive officer is under way but there is no move to change the airline's name, something branding ... this year's disasters. Investigators continue to scour the southern Indian Ocean for flight 370, which veered far off course while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 with 239 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581690/malaysia-airlines-cut-6000-staff-overhaul

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