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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola death prompts fears disease could spread through air travel

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:33pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal Unsettling questions over how to prevent the spread of the disease Ebola death prompts air travel fears No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where he died days later from Ebola, one ...

  2. News - China - zhou yongkang

    Zhou Yongkang: Once-feared oil chief and security tsar

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 07:37pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com From rural Jiangsu to the corridors of power For nearly a decade, the burly son of a poor family in rural Jia ngsu was one of the most powerful men in China. Today, the 71-year-old Zhou Yongkang is no longer an esteemed lead ...

  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Viets’ love for ‘little tiger’ has pet owners in fear of the cat snatchers

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Owners live in fear of cat snatchers The enduring popularity of "little tiger"- cat meat- as a snack to go with beer in Vietnam means pet owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban on the delicacy. At an unassuming restaurant next to a car wash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry clients: ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: teething troubles

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:10pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... of my arrogant laziness (and, to be honest, not a little fear, but how was I to know that dentists no longer use a drill powered by a foot pedal and stick you in the arm with an awl to distract ...

  5. News - World - TOURISM

    Great white sharks draw tourists to Cape Cod in Massachusetts despite fears

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chatham, United States Locals on Cape Cod benefit from tourist surge as they take visitors out to sea and sell T-shirts Great white sharks draw sightseers despite fears ... 1975 thriller Jaws, in which one of the predators terrorises a small island, the sharks that have been spotted in growing numbers are stirring more curiosity than fear in the US state- ...

  6. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russian billionaires fear more sanctions over downing of MH17

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:12pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Moscow Russia's mega-rich say sanctions could cripple nation unless Vladimir Putin moves to end the Ukraine conflict in aftermath of MH17 tragedy Billionaires fear cost ... of fear" and trying to get their money out of the country, Kryshtanovskaya added. Alexander Lebedev, a former billionaire who owns The Independent and Evening Standard newspapers in the UK, said he ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Force's move to take on retired officers to help cope with Occupy Central may derail talks on raising retirement age, staff associations say Police rehiring plan angers unions Police chiefs have moved quickly to quell anger ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Fear of 'potato field' for new league

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:37pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Warning on overuse of Mong Kok pitch with closure of Hong Kong Stadium Fear of 'potato field' for new league Ambitious Sun Pegasus fear Mong Kok Stadium will be reduced to a "potato field" when more pressure is put on it after the Hong Kong Stadium closes for renovation. The Premier League side, along with champions Kitchee, ...

  9. Animal panic

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Have you ever felt the kind of fear that sends shockwaves through your entire body? You might tremble uncontrollably and even feel ill. How about a kind of fear that prevents ... of fear that's irrational, disproportionate to the threat posed, restricts your life and affects those close to you. If you're shaking your head (and not in your boots) then you'll ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Fears of tough action by Beijing following allegation BOC launders money

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:34pm by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Money laundering allegation could intensify rift between bankers and regulators on mainland Fears of tough action by Beijing after BOC claim ... regulators. That would add to fears of a heavy hand on the financial system as Beijing tries to stem massive capital outflows. On Wednesday, state broadcaster China Central Television accused BOC ...




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