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  1. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Medical academy to offer training in disaster response

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Officials to be taught how to deal with bomb attack on marathon or nuclear reactor meltdown Medical academy to offer training in disaster response The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine plans to offer training to top officials in how to manage a citywide response to a large-scale disaster such as the recent gas explosions in Taiwan or the Fukushima ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577154/medical-academy-offer-training-disaster-response
  2. Comment - Letters

    More lives saved with bottom-up approach to disaster relief

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... More lives saved with bottom-up approach to disaster relief Hong Kong citizens were shocked by the disasters on the mainland and in Taiwan in the last few weeks. These included ... Africa and threatens to spread globally via air traffic. Areas having inadequate preparedness against disasters are particularly vulnerable. To reduce the impact of disasters, national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1576280/more-lives-saved-bottom-approach-disaster-relief
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope Francis baptises S Korean father of victim killed in Sewol ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Pope Francis baptises father of ferry victim Pope Francis made another gesture yesterday toward families who lost loved ones in South Korea's ferry disaster, baptising the father of a student victim. Lee Ho-jin took the Christian name "Francis" during the rite, which the pope administered in the Vatican's embassy in Seoul, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575585/pope-francis-baptises-s-korean-father-victim-killed-sewol-ferry-disaster
  4. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Landslides block aid from reaching Yunnan quake disaster as death toll surges to 589

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:48pm by Mimi Lau, Nectar Gan

    ... after in search of supplies. Now, with a motorcycle loaded with goods, he was trying to make his way back to the centre of the disaster. But authorities had stopped traffic to give priority ... was seen resting with a kitten in his arms in a temporary tent in the core disaster zone pic.twitter.com/eE6OrGX9q3 — People's Daily,China (@PDChina) August 6, 2014 His village lies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567260/landslides-block-aid-reaching-yunnan-quake-disaster
  5. News - China - EXPLOSION

    Dust build-up could have led to Jiangsu factory disaster, says expert

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Dust build-up could have led to blast, says expert The deadly explosion at a car parts factory in Jiangsu could have been caused by the ignition of accumulated dust although the mainland had safety standards aimed at pre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1565239/dust-build-could-have-led-jiangsu-factory-disaster-says-expert
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    By-election boost for South Korean ruling party despite ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... parliamentary majority, despite lingering public anger over the handling of April's Sewol ferry disaster. President Park Geun-hye's Saenuri Party won 11 of an unprecedented 15 by-elections ... on the Park administration's handling of the Sewol disaster that claimed around 300 lives- most of them high school students. Park's popularity ratings plunged in the wake of the disaster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563719/election-boost-south-korean-ruling-party-despite-ferry-disaster
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    ‘They kept telling us to stay put’: survivors testify at South Korea ferry disaster trial

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:10am

    ... negligence' – a charge that can carry the death penalty Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster, testifying for the first time on Monday in the murder trial of the captain and crew, recalled ... In the days immediately after the disaster, television stations broadcast wrenching mobile phone footage taken by one student victim of himself and his classmates laughing and joking about being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561019/student-survivors-testify-south-korea-ferry-homicide-trial
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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