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  1. News - China

    Eleven dead, 27 missing in China rainstorms

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:35am by Agence France Press in Beijing

    ... Agence France Press in Beijing Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated from their homes Eleven people died and 27 others are missing after torrential rains battered southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, causing thousands of houses to collapse, state media said on late Tuesday. Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, the official Xinhua news agency quoted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584302/eleven-dead-27-missing-china-rainstorms
  2. Sport - Golf - Ryder Cup

    Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley and Hunter Mahan are US Ryder Cup wild cards

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:14am

    ... Agence France-Presse Tom Watson desperate for revenge at Gleneagles USA captain Tom Watson selected Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson on Tuesday as his three wild-card selections for a Ryder Cup team intent on revenge later this month at Gleneagles, Scotland. The Americans have lost five of the past six biennial team golf showdowns against Europe, including in 2012 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1584254/webb-simpson-keegan-bradley-and-hunter-mahan-are-us-ryder-cup-wildcards
  3. Property - International - FRANCE

    France government seek new measures to revive slump

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... for investors," Bouygues chief executive Martin Bouygues said. "One of the big problems we have in France is that we have to live with … tax, legal and social insecurity as each government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583859/france-government-seek-new-measures-revive-slump
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwan backs city's push for democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Agence France-Presse and Xinhua

    ... Agence France-Presse and Xinhua Taiwan backs city's push for democracy Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday threw his support behind Hong Kong's push for democracy, calling it a core value shared by Taiwanese people. His support comes after Hong Kong pro-democracy activists launched an "era of civil disobedience" at a rally on Sunday- within hours of Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584095/taiwan-backs-citys-push-democracy
  5. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Picasso show doesn't have a canvas in sight

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... in the medium has been shown in Hong Kong. A visit to the Madoura Pottery in Vallauris in the south of France in the late 1940s, and a friendship with its owners, sparked the artist's interest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583951/picasso-show-doesnt-have-canvas-sight
  6. News - World

    Closer magazine bosses fined over Julie Gayet photo

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nanterre Magazine bosses fined over Julie Gayet photo French actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made headlines worldwide, yesterday ... splashed with the caption: "It's in her white Citroen that Julie Gayet meets the president." Carmine Perna, director general of Closer publisher Mondadori Magazines France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584082/closer-magazine-bosses-fined-over-julie-gayet-photo
  7. News - World

    Iraqi forces fight back as UN agrees to investigate atrocities

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amerli Parliament stormed amid anger at missing soldiers Iraqi forces made more progress yesterday in their fight against jihadists, but in Baghdad anger boiled over as hundreds stormed parliament over the fate of missing soldiers who surrendered in June. After breaking a months-long jihadist siege of the Shiite Turkmen town of Amerli by Islamic State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584102/iraqi-forces-fight-back-un-agrees-investigate-atrocities
  8. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself on ship Japan's navy has admitted that a sailor killed himself on board his ship after being persistently bullied by a superior, the latest incident to shed light on the country's little-discussed culture of hazing. Military police yesterday sent papers on the commanding officer to prosecutors, a naval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583922/bullied-japanese-sailor-killed-himself-aboard-ship-navy-admits
  9. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... Catherine Bosley Surprise slowdown points to need to boost exports, but EU-Russia tensions have also boosted the franc amid grim outlook for region Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss ... years and compares with a median estimate for 0.5 per cent growth in a survey of 16 economists. The Swiss National Bank's three-year-old cap on the franc has helped the economy outperform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583993/stalling-economy-highlights-tricky-swiss-balancing-act
  10. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... Piketty, in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, obtained similar figures internationally. He estimated housing capital to be worth 371 per cent of GDP for France, 300 per cent ... of capital (and not just housing capital) as a percentage of GDP. He found this to be 617 per cent in France, 543 per cent in Britain, 418 per cent in Germany, 417 per cent in Canada, and 456 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583989/how-freeing-public-housing-would-help-hong-kong

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