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  1. Rising rent and food prices push annual inflation up to 4.6pc

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Australia. So do lobster and abalone,' he said. But more increases are in store after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan. South African abalone used to be half the price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965738/rising-rent-and-food-prices-push-annual-inflation-46pc
  2. Onslaught continues as south braces for storms

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... south of the Yangtze River, from yesterday to tomorrow, from landlocked Yunnan to coastal Zhejiang. More than 220mm of rain is expected in regions such as Guizhou. The central government ordered ... rivers since 1958, and Hunan, where more than half a million people were affected and at least 160 homes were destroyed. The impact on regional economies has also been devastating. Zhejiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006983/onslaught-continues-south-braces-storms
  3. More funding for food, rural drinking water

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The mainland's powerful economic planning body has allocated 73.9 billion yuan (HK$82.1 billion) to boost agricultural production and tackle the problem of drinking-water supplies in rural areas. This represents a 14 per cent increase yea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632022/more-funding-food-rural-drinking-water
  4. Cathay attendant dies, 2 hurt in accident

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A Cathay Pacific Airways flight attendant was killed and two colleagues injured in a road accident while they were taking a day trip near Johannesburg in South Africa. One of the injured flight attendants, who suffered minor injuries and has been discharged from hospital, is from Hong Kong. The other, who was in serious condition and remained in hospital, is from Malaysia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972420/cathay-attendant-dies-2-hurt-accident
  5. Poor need greater financial protection from disasters

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... This is not somewhere in Africa or South America; it is Taiwan. Taiwan's worst experience in the past 30 years was the Nantou earthquake in 1999, which claimed over 2,400 lives and cost billions of dollars ... be in less developed economies, where the infrastructure and equipment are more basic. However, a farmer or a villager in the Philippines suffers far more from a US$500 loss than a Taiwanese does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987894/poor-need-greater-financial-protection-disasters
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Africa and Latin America to be made safe, kept well and have their potential fulfilled. It is thrilling to see. Viva's successful network model of locating like-minded organisations, helping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1227839/letters-editor-may-2-2013
  7. Cremation taboo may see volcano victim buried in Africa

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The body of a Hong Kong woman who plunged to her death in an active volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have to be buried in the country if Kinshasa forbids cremation. The Chinese embassy in the capital said Mount Nyiragongo, where t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599901/cremation-taboo-may-see-volcano-victim-buried-africa
  8. A matter of life and death

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... United Nations refugee chief Antonio Guterres describes it as 'the worst humanitarian disaster' in the world. In Somalia, where the UN has declared famine in two southern regions, some 3.7 million people- around a third of the population- are on ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974700/matter-life-and-death
  9. Local mother impressed by survivors' spirit after volunteering in Miyagi

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be doing their bit to help revive the battered economy- they arrive in the Miyagi capital Sendai today on five- and seven-day tours organised by EGL Tours. National tourism data shows that 48,500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995148/local-mother-impressed-survivors-spirit-after-volunteering-miyagi
  10. Cathay flight diverted after man collapses

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A Cathay Pacific flight to South Africa was forced to make an emergency landing in the Maldives when a 44-year-old passenger suffered a fatal heart attack. The Airbus A340-300 was flying over the Indian Ocean on its way to Johannesburg on October 29 when the passenger, a South African, collapsed and fell unconscious as he returned to his seat after going to the toilet. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477144/cathay-flight-diverted-after-man-collapses

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