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  1. News - World - TERRORISM

    Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:59pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Islamic State's self-financing model poses extra challenges for those trying to stop the militant group's expansion in Iraq, Syria and maybe beyond Oil that helps grease wheels of terror Islamic State, which now controls an area of Ira ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581227/islamic-states-self-financing-model-poses-additional-challenges-anti
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Countdown to confrontation as Standing Committee weighs poll rules

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:34pm by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Sunday's expected decision on the framework for the 2017 election may set the scene for more political turmoil and spark Occupy into action Countdown to confrontation Hong Kong is replete with mysteries, ancient and modern: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1580987/countdown-confrontation-standing-committee-weighs-poll-rules
  3. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by BLOOM

    ... the "Kingdom of the Bicycles", China replaced bikes with cars in the 1980s as it focused on expanding its economy quickly. Now confronted by toxic smog and traffic jams, the Communist Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580363/china-sets-pace-bike-sharing
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Six ways Hong Kong could fund a universal pension scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Advocates of a universal pension plan say it can be done without the government raising taxes Planning for the future The biggest controversy in the universal pension debate remains whether Hong Kong can introduce such a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578006/advocates-universal-pension-offer-choice-plans
  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... focused on domestic matters. Yet analysts and China watchers say the philosophy of Deng, who would have celebrated his 110th birthday today, still guides the nation's foreign affairs- even ... on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989. Faced with international hostility, Deng focused on developing the nation's economy. Senior officials in the two post-Deng administrations led by Jiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578761/deng-xiaopings-guiding-principles-are-still-play-today
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... Yi, who runs a tutoring and consulting agency for Chinese students called Focus Education. International surveys have shown that Chinese students perform well ahead of their American peers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us
  7. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    The day that time stood still: hundreds die in Yunnan quake despite warnings

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:33pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Many died as shoddy homes crumbled despite warnings that a major earthquake was possible along a fault line in Yunnan province The day that time stood still In a way, time stopped at about 4.30pm on August 3 for Cao Zhengxian. J ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577096/many-die-shoddy-homes-despite-warnings-major-earthquake-was-possible
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Ferguson, Missouri Shooting of Michael Brown brought out frustrations stemming from unemployment, bad schools and white domination of a largely black area The spark that lit a fire in Ferguson The police shooting of Michael Brown was ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576250/suburbanisation-poverty-spark-lit-fire-ferguson
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Bracing for worse to come: city's typhoon defences need to evolve, experts say

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:24am by Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman

    ... Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman Rising sea levels and weather extremes make it vital city's typhoon defences evolve, experts say Bracing for worse storms to come During typhoons in Hong Kong, winds slam into skyscrapers with such force that buildings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573086/bracing-worse-come-citys-typhoon-defences-need-evolve-experts-say
  10. News - Asia

    Cambodian diary a rare glimpse of life under the Khmer Rouge

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Poch Younly's 1976 diary is a rare record of life under the Khmer Rouge, and the horrors it recounts helped convict two of the regime's top men Distant voice from a dark time It was an extraordinary act o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574342/cambodian-diary-rare-glimpse-life-under-khmer-rouge

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