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  1. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Briton Alan Henning latest hostage threatened with murder in Syria

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:52pm by GDN

    ... was separated from his friends, according to accounts they gave after returning to Britain following their release by the group. Since then, they and Henning's family have remained silent about his ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Angry father of four sentenced to death for murdering family-planning officials

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 06:02pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Man stabs officials for refusing to give his child registration papers after violating one-child policy A man was sentenced to death today for killing two family ... yuan (HK$350,000) in damages. He, who is from Daqiao villager under Maxing city, marched into the family planning bureau carrying a 50cm-long knife on July 23. Prosecutors said he stabbed ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Migrants can help to fill the gaps in Asia's greying societies

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that unless dramatic changes take place, the country's last citizen will die in around 2750. With Hong Kong greying even faster, there is every reason for family-friendly policies and flexible ... security deter families from wanting children. So, too, do small flats, crowded streets, pollution and a shortage of places for recreation. Smaller families also have benefits for societies. ...


    Communist Party's graft investigators digging deeper into Zhou Yongkang's past

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Authorities probing his family and businesses, going as far as reopening case of his wife's death 14 years ago, reflecting a power struggle under Xi Jinping's ... anti-corruption campaign begins to threaten powerful vested interests, Xi needs to weigh the danger of a backlash from some of China’s most politically connected families, who want to protect the vast ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... an ageing population, and small flats will hardly encourage young families to have children. The trend towards smaller and smaller flats will have unforeseen consequences that may not be healthy ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Teen who cut communication wires in aircraft avoids jail term

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHRIS LAU

    ... who would volunteer for charity and had once handed in to police a wallet he picked up in the street. The court was also given letters of mitigation from Tang's family and former ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEFAMATION

    Minister's wife tells defamation trial of 'unhealthy perception' of rumours

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by JULIE CHU

    ... "Joyce is not a person who loves gossiping. I knew the matter had reached a certain degree of seriousness," Hui said. She said the parents and the children of three families she contacted ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Families may be spared moving ashes of loved ones from unlicensed columbaria

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 06:30pm by LO WEI

    ... apply for a licence and cannot sell or lease niches during the grace period. Operators that close down will have to contact families to collect their ancestors' ashes and follow required ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese mother and three children jump to death in 'family suicide'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Police in Japan are probing a possible family suicide after a mother and her three small children plunged to their deaths from an apartment complex, they said ... east of Tokyo, a police spokesman said. “They are believed to be a mother and her children,” he said. Asked if it appeared to be a forced family suicide, he said: “Police are investigating ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Infant aquatics programme teaches toddlers how to survive in water

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... daughter, and learn to become an instructor herself. Yip, who used to work in her family's garment manufacturing business, is now a certified Infant Aquatics Survival instructor- one of only ... but it does not work with every family and every parent. Our goal is purely safety and survival- it's not about performance." Unlike traditional swim classes, the Infant Aquatics programme ...




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