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  1. News - World - TERRORISM

    Kerry raises threat of Islamic State militants with Iranian, Russian foreign ministers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:06am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Department official said, referring to Islamic State. The top US diplomat has said Iran – normally seen as Washington’s arch-foe – has a role to play as the United States seeks to build a coalition ... Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last week that his government had rejected a request from the United States to join the coalition. Iran and the United States do not have ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Academic's free educational materials to battle racism

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Free booklet and DVD on Indian culture produced by city academic to be sent to every high school to educate teachers and pupils Myth-busting campaign to tackle racism A Chinese University professor hopes to tackle what she sees as the city's racist attitude towards ethnic minorities by giving educational materials to every secondary school in Hong ...

  3. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Kurdish exodus from Syria to Turkey tops 130,000 as Islamic State advances

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:46am by AFP

    ... on Kurds to cross into Syria to help battle Islamic State. "We call on our entire people, as well as our friends, to step up the resistance," the PKK said. Turkey, the United States and the European Union consider the PKK terrorists, though Ankara entered peace talks with it two years ago that have now stalled. The group has joined forces with Kurdish units fighting Islamic State ...

  4. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    US F-22 Raptor sees first action in Syria bombing raid on Islamic State

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:30pm by AP

    ... to the Pentagon. Its first mission involved dropping bombs on an Islamic State group command building in Raqqa. During a Pentagon briefing, Lieutenant General William Mayville displayed images of targets, which showed a successful mission, with the command centre destroyed. United States and allied Arab planes bombed a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday that officials said ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US and Arab allies strike Islamic State in Syria from air and sea

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:32am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front in the battle against the brutal jihadist group. The US Central Command said in a statement that Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates had joined Washington in carrying out ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Short budget puts early education plan at risk, lawmaker says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... may be too high The government's reluctance to increase the budget for kindergarten education is one of the most worrying problems facing a plan to introduce free preschool education ... Mo-chi, chairman of the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education, and members including three former or current education officials. "When [Cheng] told me the estimate, the government ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping attacks concept of global hegemony, in dig at United States

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Teddy Ng

    ... in Beijing, were seen as a veiled attack on the United States, and highlighted the suspicions between Beijing and Washington. Xi, Myanmese President Thein Sein, and Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari ... in India, are a set of principles governing relations between states signed when premier Zhou Enlai visited India and Myanmar in 1954. The five principles are: Mutual respect for each other's ...

  8. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Repression comes in black where Islamic State rules

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AFP

    ... Hesbeh brigade." Islamic State also has "ministries for everything you can imagine: education, health, water, electricity, religious affairs and defence. All the ministries occupy ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Jihadis control every aspect of life in Syrian stronghold, including the all-pervasive colour scheme Repression comes in black where Islamic State rules ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - DISPOSALS

    CASH unit’s stake sale talk boosts shares

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 12:38pm by Eric Ng

    ... morning after a memorandum of understanding was signed on a possible sale of a stake in the unit to a potential mainland buyer. But they soon gave up their gains as the firms cautioned that a deal might or might not be sealed. “There is no assurance that any transactions referred to in this joint announcement will materialise or eventually be consummated,” CASH and its unit said ...

  10. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Fosun’s Portuguese unit top bidder for hospital operator Espirito

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:17am by Eric Ng

    ... billion on overseas investments, including in majority stakes of three erstwhile state-owned Portuguese insurance firms and a HK$3.2 billion takeover offer of Australia-listed oil and gas firm Roc ...




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