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  1. News - World - QATAR

    Indian family’s questions about a migrant worker’s death in Qatar

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 10:26pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New Delhi Family's questions about a death far from home Jitender Singh Khalsa always rang his daughter before a trip home from the Gulf to ask what toys and chocolates she wanted. But in November, the phone call that came was on behalf of his latest employer, Qcon, a contractor to oil, gas and power companies in Qatar, informing his family that he ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Disco Bay Pirates keep it all in the family

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 07:35pm

    ... Staff Reporter Last Saturday’s Paul Y National League 4 matches saw the Discovery Bay Pirates field a unique line-up that proves rugby in “Disco Bay” is truly a Family Affair. Not only ... battling the Abacus Kowloon Barbarians or fighting among themselves. By definition, the DB Pirates second 15 are a tight-knit team and the familial connections helped them cruise to a 32-5 win over ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Panel suggests prefabricated housing for families in subdivided flats

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:07am by Olga Wong, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Olga Wong and Ng Kang-chung Panel suggests temporary solution for those in subdivided flats Prefab flat plan for needy families Advisers have suggested building temporary housing on vacant sites for families living in subdivided flats. This is among recommendations released yesterday by the Long-term Housing Strategy Committee, which also cautioned against rent controls ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Koreans gather ahead of long-awaited family reunions

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul A group of 83 mostly elderly South Koreans accompanied by family converged on Wednesday on a coastal resort prior to crossing into North Korea for the first reunion in more than three years for the peninsula’s divided families. Having had their hopes shattered when Pyongyang cancelled a previous reunion last September, many had been wary ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rent control would ease burden of poorest, finds family services report

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Rent control can ease poor's burden: report The government is being urged to consider rent control measures after a family services report found they would benefit the poorest members of society. Commenting on a Christian Family Service Centre report that found poor families in the Kwun Tong area spent about half of their monthly household ...

  6. Business - China Business

    Peugeot family approves Dongfeng share deal

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris PSA Peugeot Citroen’s founding family gave the go-ahead on Monday for a 3 billion euro (HK$31.9 billion) tie-up with China’s Dongfeng Motor that would draw a line under one of France’s oldest industrial dynasties, sources said. The boards of Peugeot family holding Etablissements Peugeot Freres and its FFP subsidiary signed off on the capital increase plan ...

  7. News - China Insider - TIBET PROTESTS

    Local government threatens severe punishments for families of Tibetan self-immolators

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 11:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A county in Sichuan province has issued guidelines aimed at punishing the direct family members of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire ... self-immolations in protest of Chinese rule occurred in the county, Woeser wrote in her blog. The guidelines bar family members from travelling abroad or to the Tibetan Autonomous Region for three years. ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Losses pile pressure on property broker Midland's dominant family

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 12:59am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Wongs blamedby investors for huge losses at real estate broker, amid accusations that the family enriches itself at the expense of the company Losses pile pressure on Midland's dominant family Family-run conglomerates are among the largest and most successful in Hong Kong, with the Cheung Kong group leading the pack with its diversified global ...

  9. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Liu Xia, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo’s wife, awaiting hospital treatment: family friends

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 02:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... treatment, according to a family friend. Liu Xia, 53, was rushed to a Beijing hospital several days ago, where doctors diagnosed a heart malfunction, which required further treatment, a family friend said. She has been awaiting further treatment, the person said. Mo Shaoping, a lawyer close to the family, said Liu stayed at a hospital in the capital’s Shijingshan district for one day ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea okays family reunions despite Southern drills with US

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Talks see North Korea allow meetings of divided kin despite South's military exercises with US Family reunions get nod even as drills go ahead High-level talks between the rival Koreas ended yesterday with a rare agreement to go ahead as planned with a reunion for divided families, despite the North's objections to overlapping South ...




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