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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Britain's youth is on a bender with binge drinking becoming the norm

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 09:21pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Northampton Police and welfare groups fear that excessive binge drinking has almost become the norm bringing with it a range of social problems Britain's youth ... was roughly in the middle compared with other European Union countries in estimates of litres of legally sold alcohol drunk per person. But the institute said that the drinking habits of Britons aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1389175/britains-youth-bender-binge-drinking-becoming-norm
  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... and can be water-proofed or fire-proofed. Ban's relief work has not been limited to creating living shelters. In the wake of the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, for example, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457187/pritzker-prize-japanese-architect-shigeru-ban-who-builds-cardboard
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Happy birthday Hello Kitty! Superstar cat celebrates 40th anniversary

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:36am by Amy Nip

    ... or drinking spirits. While Sanrio specialises in the kawaii (cute) side of Japanese culture, Tsang said Hello Kitty sometimes transcends that, such as by spinning discs in a club. "Apart from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451429/superstar-hello-kitty-celebrates-40th-anniversary
  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... suffering from the parasitic disease bilharzia, or schistosomiasis, since the Great Leap Forward. The chronic disease, contracted through poor water and sanitation facilities, can lead to anaemia, ... into a pond to make compost and the water became contaminated. "Since we had no money and there was no food to eat, I went into the lake to pull up some lotus roots, and to try to catch fish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433490/mao-zedongs-great-famine-1958-62-still-blights-rural-lives-scholar-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Blind runner takes it all in his stride

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:29am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... disorder forced Wong, 59, to retire early from his job as a transport worker for a soft-drink company. He became depressed as he tried to come to terms with his new limitations. But once he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420129/blind-runner-takes-it-all-his-stride
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ombudsman launches inquiry into villagers' burial sites

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Food and Environmental Hygiene; and Water Supplies. Under the policy, relatives of the deceased or their agents can apply to their local district offices for burial certificates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405685/ombudsman-launches-inquiry-villagers-burial-sites
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Swimmers brave cold to make dash and splash into 2014

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 01:06pm by Darren Wee and Christy Choi

    ... their colourful swimming caps bobbing up and down in the water. Fourteen-year-old Chau Sing-ha was the champion in the men's open category, finishing the race in 5 minutes, 46 seconds. "The water wasn't as cold as last year," the two-time champion said. Unhindered by clouds yesterday, the sun warmed the beach to 19 degrees Celsius. But despite the slight reprieve from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1394756/swimmers-brave-cold-make-dash-and-splash-2014
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Teenagers found pimping peers through messaging apps: welfare group

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Cecilia Ng Kam-kuen, of the association's Media Counselling Centre, said. The association warned party-goers to be wary of drugged drinks and about the criminal penalties for non-consensual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1384605/teenagers-found-pimping-peers-through-messaging-apps-welfare-group
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Rising suicides off Tsing Yi bridges raise alarms

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:51am by DANNY LEE

    ... in case the person is still alive in the waters. Unfortunately, most people tend to die [after jumping] from that height, so it is more like a search-and-recovery operation," the source said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1387939/rising-suicides-tsing-yi-bridges-raise-alarms
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Famous faces take to the water in bathtubs

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Famous faces take to the water in bathtubs Artists, businessmen, lawmakers and tourist industry bosses made up some of the well-known faces ... in a bathtub across 100 metres - featured 14 teams, with the proceedings divided into two rounds. It took place in the waters just off the East Tsim Sha Tsui promenade. Democratic Alliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1267486/famous-faces-take-water-bathtubs

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