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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... from the polluted Bohai Gulf. The canal could also ease smog by allowing dry land along its banks to be irrigated to stop fine dust particles wafting into the capital, BASS said. Beijing would have to desalinate seawater from the Bohai Gulf to ease the city's water shortage as its groundwater ran out, said Shi Changkui, the report's lead author. The other report suggested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water
  2. Business - Commodities - COMMENT

    Copper stockpiles could wash back into market amid probe fallout

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:02am by Reuters

    ... Andy Home Copper stockpiles of about 700,000 tonnes could wash back into market amid probe fallout If Qingdao is troubling, think of Shanghai's metal mountain Credit is what makes the commodities world go round. Whether it be copper from Chile, oil from the Gulf or soya beans from Brazil, it all has to be shipped to consumers. This global flow of raw materials is facilitated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1528926/copper-stockpiles-could-wash-back-market-amid-probe-fallout
  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s president

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 04:46pm by Reuters

    ... jailed too, even those who supported Mursi's fall, because they violated a new law that severely restricts protests. Mursi's ousting was applauded by Egypt's Gulf Arab allies, who ... fall, is seen as a threat to Gulf dynasties. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urged Egyptians last week to back Sisi. Kuwait's emir, the king of Bahrain, and the crown princes of Saudi Arabia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1527969/sisi-sworn-egypts-president
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    First passengers smoothly use new Heathrow airport terminal

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:43am by BLOOM

    ... ceilings and a plaza-like departure zone, Terminal 2 adds no new capacity and instead will help Heathrow counter the glitz of newer hubs in the Persian Gulf, according to chief executive-designate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525609/first-passengers-smoothly-use-new-heathrow-airport-terminal
  5. News - Asia - IRAN

    Iran steps up efforts to block import and transit of Afghani opium

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Taibad, Iran

    ... the effort it is making in the fight against drug smuggling. Iran lies on a major drug route between Afghanistan, Europe and Gulf states. Every year, it burns about 100 tonnes of seized narcotics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525210/iran-steps-efforts-block-import-and-transit-afghani-opium
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    President-elect Sisi tells Egyptians it is ‘time to work’ on rebuilding economy

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:56am by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... said in a letter on the Saudi state news agency. He called for a donors conference to help Egypt “get out of the tunnel,” referring to its wrecked economy. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525121/president-elect-el-sisi-tells-egyptians-it-time-work-rebuilding-economy
  7. Sport - Soccer - OPINION

    Fifa furore demands calculated response

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:25pm by AP

    ... Secret slush funds, junkets, gifts and payments to football officials. At first glance, the latest allegations that a Qatari official greased palms to help buy the 2022 World Cup for his Gulf ... and incontrovertible proof of Qatari wrongdoing that makes Fifa's 2010 vote for the Gulf nation invalid. Or is Western snobbery, jealousy of Qatar's wealth and disdain- verging on borderline racism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1524723/fifa-furore-demands-calculated-response
  8. Sport - Soccer - FIFA

    'No answer, no question' as Fifa stay mum on Qatar corruption

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:57am by Agence France-Presse

    ... officials around the world before the 2010 vote that awarded the 2022 contest to the Gulf state. Qatar has vowed to “defend the integrity” of its bid. In March Valcke said he backed the commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1524325/no-answer-no-question-fifa-stay-mum-qatar-corruption
  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Australia open to bidding again for World Cup

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... in Fifa's investigation into corruption and the 2010 vote that awarded the World Cup to Qatar, a small Gulf peninsula with little soccer history. He said the FFA had provided documents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1524017/australia-open-bidding-again-world-cup
  10. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Abu Dhabi crown prince joins US$80 million effort to save big cats

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:44pm by AP

    ... set up in 2009 that awards grants primarily to small conservation projects in the developing world. Unlike some rich Emiratis and Gulf Arabs, Mohammed did not keep captive big cats of his own, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523921/abu-dhabi-crown-prince-joins-us80-million-effort-save-big-cats

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