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  1. News - World

    Libyan Islamist fighters seize army bases in Benghazi

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:09am by AP

    ... Agencies in Tripoli and Tunis, Tunisia Islamists seize army bases in Benghazi Islamist groups seized the army special-forces headquarters in Benghazi, Libya after days of fighting that left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into law ...

  2. News - World

    West says goodbye and good luck to war-torn Libya

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:09am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post After helping to oust Libya's strongman, the West is now running from the chaos that has ensued Goodbye and good luck Three years after Western powers helped Libyan rebels overthrow dictator Muammar Gaddafi, they have, at least te ...

  3. News - China

    China keeps fishermen connected by satellite deep in disputed waters

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... weeks ago. Explanations for China's assertiveness in the South China Sea usually focus on the strategic significance of the waterway, through which US$5 trillion in shipborne trade passes ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel, Hamas and the battle for public opinion in the latest Gaza war

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

    ... vulnerable to accusations that it is using excessive force and possibly committing war crimes. In Israel, most of the discussion has focused on the rocket attacks. While most rockets have been intercepted and the damage caused has not been great, the furore over them has been powerful among Israelis. Only in recent days has public opinion started to focus more closely on the devastation ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Nothing to see here: Cheung Kong stands by 'no viewing' policy for tiny Hong Kong flats

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:55pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Is it legal for Cheung Kong to make would-be buyers of flats at Mont Vert agree they can't view them? And with 8,000 vying for one, does it matter? Room without a view Netty Cheung was overjoyed when she first heard the new ...

  6. News - Asia

    Widodo targets rapid economic growth to boost Indonesia's standing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:21pm by BLOOM

    ... gradually," he said. The government must "build the safety net to the people so the subsidies from the fuel we focus to the poor, to the infrastructure but for the poor, for the farmers, ...

  7. News - China

    Christians in Zhejiang cross with authorities over church demolitions

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:25pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, and Laura Zhou The Christian community in Zhejiang is at loggerheads with the local authorities over a campaign to remove crosses from church buildings At cross purposes Wenzhou in Zhejiang province is known as China' ...

  8. News - Asia

    Indonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo faces battle to win over his own party

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Powerful, ambitious and with a sense of dynastic entitlement, Puan Maharani may threaten new Indonesian leader Joko Widodo from within Pretender in the wings After winning Indonesia's closest ever presidential election, Joko Widodo ...

  9. News - China

    Drilling for diplomacy: How China’s rig removal affects change in Vietnam

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:37pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com China's decision to remove a controversial oil rig from disputed South China Sea waters may hinder Vietnamese efforts to seek new alliances Drilling for diplomacy Just 10 months ago, Pham Quang Nghi was greeted by ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    The death of books? Hong Kong publishers worry as readers become slaves to smartphones

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:59pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Publishers and booksellers worry about declining sales as people spend more time on smartphones and tablets messaging and playing games Turning the page on books Lam Pik-fun read a book per month during her daily commute to and fr ...




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