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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African police gun down striking platinum miners at Marikana mine

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... several days of talks with leaders of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), which was representing most of the strikers, had broken down, leaving no option but to disperse ... due to the six-day disruption. Its London-listed shares were down more than 6 per cent yesterday, bringing total losses since the violence began to more than 13 per cent. The Marikana strikers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1016596/south-african-police-gun-down-striking-platinum-miners-marikana-mine
  2. The day democracy hopes were shot down

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Last Monday, up to 180,000 people packed Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Holding up candles, and shouting in unison, 'Democracy in China', they were there to give public voice to their grief at China's only large scale event to com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003836/day-democracy-hopes-were-shot-down
  3. Looted horse sculpture expected to sell for 25 times its 1989 price

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A bronze horse head looted from the Summer Palace in Beijing is expected to fetch up to HK$80 million at auction in Hong Kong- a 25-fold increase from the price paid by its owner in 1989. A senior executive of Sotheby's, which will host th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606880/looted-horse-sculpture-expected-sell-25-times-its-1989-price
  4. Attacks against nationals in Africa played down

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com State-run media said yesterday that attacks against Chinese workers in Africa were only sporadic incidents, denying that Chinese citizens living on the continent were more vulnerable to violence as Beijing expands its influence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991562/attacks-against-nationals-africa-played-down
  5. Five vehicles torched in attacks

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Four cars and a taxi were damaged in a series of arson attacks before dawn yesterday. The first fire started in a car parked opposite Sha Tin racecourse at 4.05am. Police said the car's windows had been smashed before the blaze. A taxi later caught fire outside Fanling East Rail station. The third vehicle went up in flames near Yuen Long West Rail station and two cars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612990/five-vehicles-torched-attacks
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    As many as 100 killed in Syrian regime air strike on crowded gas station

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Rebels down helicopter as UN plots peace plan At least 30 people, and as many as 100, were killed in Syria's northern Raqqa province yesterday, when ... people on board. It said the jet later landed safely at the Damascus airport and no one was injured. But an activist in Damascus said a rebel battalion shot down the helicopter, which crashed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1041738/many-100-killed-syrian-regime-air-strike-crowded-gas-station
  7. 2,000 police put down riot in Hebei

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Muslim-Han clash injures 100 people About 2,000 armed police were sent to a Hebei province town to put down a riot in which hundreds of Muslims clashed with Han Chinese, ... in Niujinzhuang township, where 10,000 Hui Muslims live in a village of the same name and 20,000 Han Chinese reside in neighbouring Gengzhuangzi village. 'The conflict has been calmed down... all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670246/2000-police-put-down-riot-hebei
  8. News - China

    Briefs, September 29, 2012

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Minister quits in row over minimum wage Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen said yesterday he had accepted the resignation of his labour minister after she failed to push through a 1.42 per cent rise in the island's monthly minimum wage. Chen acknowledged Wang Ju-hsuan's performance over the past four years but did not name her successor. Wang stepped down after she failed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1049825/briefs-september-29-2012
  9. News - World

    Briefs, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Syrian rebels tear down flag at border AKCAKALE- Rebels tore down a Syrian flag at a border gate on the Turkish frontier as they fought for control of the crossing. Television footage showed Syrian rebels taking down the flag on top of a government building at the Tel Abyad border gate. The fighting looked to be the first attempt by insurgents to assert their grip over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1040961/briefs-september-20-2012
  10. Police play down warnings of terror threat to Games

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The police director of operations said yesterday the force had not received any terror warnings concerning Olympic Games events. 'We have not received any intelligence showing that the Olympic equestrian events will be a target of terrori ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642185/police-play-down-warnings-terror-threat-games

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