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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... and whippings, UN investigators said yesterday. Syria's government and IS insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, the investigators said. Government forces had dropped barrel bombs on civilian areas, including some believed to contain the chemical agent chlorine in eight incidents in April, and had committed other war crimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    HKTV asks High Court to quash government’s rejection of bid for broadcast licence

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:09pm by JULIE CHU

    ... decision 'unfair' The government acted unfairly when it suddenly introduced a "gradual and orderly approach" in considering free-to-air television licences, a lawyer for failed bidder Hong Kong Television Network said yesterday. Barrister Russell Coleman SC told the Court of First Instance that prior to this new approach, it had been government policy to foster fair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581154/hktv-asks-high-court-quash-governments-rejection-bid-broadcast
  3. Business - Commodities - COMPETITION

    US judge rules LME out of case as 'organ' of British government

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:42am by Reuters

    ... in Manhattan concluded that the LME was an "organ" of the British government, and therefore immune from the lawsuit under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Forrest acknowledged that her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1581064/us-judge-rules-lme-out-case-organ-british-government
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government too weak to fight villagers over small house policy

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The weekend saw another outrage perpetrated by indigenous New Territories villagers in protest against government zoning plans. A group of them used excavators and machetes ... Territories, and to a lesser extent elsewhere in Hong Kong. Nobody is likely to be prosecuted for this. It's also another example of the government's weakness in dealing with the problem. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1580676/government-too-weak-fight-villagers-over-small-house-policy
  5. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Sinopharm sees first-half profit jump 27pc on government incentives

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:58am by Jeanny Yu

    ... at 10.37am, still up 2.7 per cent. Its first-half net profit was 1.47 billion yuan (HK$1.85 billion), compared with 1.15 billion yuan in the same period last year, thanks to a basket of government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1580515/sinopharm-sees-first-half-profit-jump-27pc-government
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong government's reform reports may face judicial review in court

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A veteran at launching judicial reviews accuses the government of misrepresenting to Beijing Hongkongers' views on universal suffrage Reform reports ... of Hongkongers, interpret the Basic Law wrongly and have been compiled selectively by the government. The arguments are put forward by Cheung Chau islander Kwok Cheuk-kin, who has made a name for himself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579483/hong-kong-governments-reform-reports-may-face-judicial-review-court
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Bowe Bergdahl swap broke US law, according to government watchdog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US Defence Department officials broke the law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured soldier, a government watchdog said. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the Pentagon broke the law by using money appropriated by Congress to carry out the transfer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579443/bowe-bergdahl-swap-broke-us-law-according-government-watchdog
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to reclaim up to 150 hectares of land at Siu Ho Wan in north Lantau may be scaled down as Chinese white dolphins are now swimming closer to the shore, the government says. But a dolphin expert who helped the government with its research cast doubt on the claims, saying dolphins were seen at Sham Shui Kok, a deeper area of water in Siu Ho Wan, as far back as 2008. He suggested another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    RTHK union criticise government for ruling out internal candidates for chief editor

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... criticised the government yesterday for ruling out an internal promotion in the search for the broadcaster's next chief. This came after the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, which ... as an attempt to muzzle the public broadcaster, which pro-Beijing political parties had criticised as "too liberal". In its letter yesterday, the union urged the government to stop its open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578047/rthk-union-criticise-government-ruling-out-internal-candidates-chief
  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Solar project fails as Australian government reviews clean energy

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Developers scrap plans for a giant facility as a government review of renewable targets raises questions over its commitment to clean energy Australian policies kill off solar plant Plans to build the world's largest solar power plant of its kind have been scrapped in Australia after the developers raised concerns about the government's commitment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1577225/solar-project-fails-australian-government-reviews-clean-energy

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