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  1. News - China - PHILANTHROPY

    Chinese real estate tycoon couple reject criticism of Harvard University donation

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:01pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com Husband-and-wife founders of Soho China say their US$15 million scholarship will help only Chinese students from poor families secure a place at prestigious ... to fund only students from poor Chinese families. Zhang Xin, chief executive of Soho China and her husband Pan Shiyi, the chairman, were caught up in controversy after they signed an agreement ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN AIR CRASH

    Improve air safety, Ma Ying-jeou demands after deadly Penghu crash

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 03:01am by LAWRENCE CHUNG; ADRIAN WAN

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Adrian Wan in Penghu Taiwanese president urges authorities to improve monitoring as TransAsia Airways chief apologises to families of victims Ma calls ... the families... in the difficulties Vincent Lin, chairman of TransAsia Airways "All people here are deeply saddened about such an air disaster, the likes of which has not happened for many years. ...

  3. News - World

    Four teens charged with murder after death of Chinese student at USC campus

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:22pm

    ... used a dangerous weapon – the bat and spanner. In 2012, two USC students from China were fatally shot during an off-campus robbery also during the early morning. “For any family this is a horrible tragedy, but it’s magnified by the fact that these Chinese families have sent their children so far away expecting that this was the best possible thing... and now he’s gone,” Clayton ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Girl's death prompts plea for flexibility on window grilles

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Olga Wong

    ... girl who plunged to her death after slipping through a window grille at her family's Yuen Long flat has prompted calls for residents to be allowed flexibility in choosing window grilles ... be vigilant. "A family with small children or pets may opt for a design with very small gaps while others may want a better view." Fellow surveyor Andrew Kung Sui-lun agreed that a law ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs

    The Inquisition: Sammi Cheng

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:54pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... of the entertainment press seem to be sure if are married or not. That's right. Your upcoming film, Temporary Family [which opens on August 21], is about finding a home. What are your thoughts on the story? One of its most important messages is about how Hongkongers are all passionate about buying a flat. They equate having a flat to having a cosy family. But this story reminds us ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    Deciding the time to let a patient die peacefully

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by TSE CHUN-YAN

    ... treatment, then this must also be respected. And third, if neither of these apply, the clinical team should reach a consensus with the family about whether the treatment is in the patient's best ... advance directive, or if the patient is a minor or unable to make the decision and doesn't have the advance directive, the decision must be made after discussion with family members. The form ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Families packing up and leaving Hong Kong over pollution life expectancy fears

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:08pm by ANGHARD HAMPSHIRE

    ... Angharad Hampshire With children the most at risk from Hong Kong's air pollution, some families have reluctantly packed up and left behind friends and comfortable lifestyles. Angharad ... they would be less able to recover from respiratory illnesses and more likely to die earlier." So, with heavy hearts, the family looked for places with cleaner air in which to live. "When ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    19 heading home for Eid gunned down by Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Victims of attack on families travelling home for Eid include members of unofficial security force Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 in southern Philippines Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipinos travelling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families yesterday, killing 19, including five children, in a brazen attack that was the bloodiest in recent years ...

  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia Airlines crew suffer crisis of pain and doubt

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:19pm by AFP

    ... he touches down these days his anxious family calls to check he's safe. Pain and doubt have replaced the sense of security that he and his colleagues had previously taken for granted ... number," said 37-year-old Takom. "The pressure from my family to stop [working on planes] is there. They ask me to think about it." Malaysia Airlines' once strong reputation has been ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    'We have only seen body parts', says delegation member at the site of Air Algerie crash

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by AFP

    ... Algerie crash site, showing a charred landscape and debris scattered over a wide area, it emerged that 10 members of one French family died in the crash. "It's brutal. It has wiped an entire family from the earth," said Patrice Dunard, mayor of Gex, where four of the Reynaud family lived. The small town of Menet in central France was also left devastated when residents ...




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