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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Controversy over US National Rifle Association's shooting game

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... coming out with its own shooting game for iPhones and iPads. NRA: Practice Range, is billed as "the NRA's new mobile nerve centre" with access to information about gun safety, legislation and news from the influential 4.25 million-member US gun lobby group. But its main features are shooting ranges- some with vaguely coffin-shaped targets- and a choice of handguns, rifles ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Luxury fashion brand Prada to simplify control structure

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:33am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Prada, the Italian group that owns fashion luxury labels Prada and Miu Miu, will merge its controlling holding company with its owner to simplify the group’s control structure, it said on Wednesday morning. Prada Holding, the controlling holding company with about 80 per cent of the shares, is in turn wholly owned by Gipafin Sàrl. The two ...


    Obama backs bill to ban assault weapons: White House

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 03:12am by AFP

    ... reinstate the assault weapons ban,” Carney said, when asked what Obama would do about gun control. Carney said Obama would also support any move to ban high-capacity clips – magazines that hold ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama on Tuesday threw his weight behind a bill to reintroduce a ban on civilians owning assault weapons, in the wake of a gun massacre ...

  4. News - World - MASS SHOOTING

    Obama gives speech at vigil service for Sandy Hook school shooting victims

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Newtown While delivering his eulogy for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, Barack Obama hinted at a push towards gun reform control Obama speaks ... the dead of a mass gun crime, sought to offer solace to parents suffering unimaginable loss, as well as hints of a push for gun control reform. Anguished moans from relatives also split the hush ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Violence in Mong Kok: Are the protests spinning out of control?

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Phila Siu, Joyce Ng, TIMMY SUNG

    ... Phila Siu, Joyce Ng and Timmy Sung Violent clashes between protesters and police have become a regular occurrence in Mong Kok Spinning out of control? Concerns are growing that the Occupy movement in Mong Kok has spun out of control and is on the verge of turning into a riot, after nights of violent clashes since police reclaimed part of the rally site on Friday. New clashes erupted ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US gun culture the biggest hurdle to a law that would save lives

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in Connecticut, there have been 74 such tragedies, an average of one a week. Obama is a steadfast advocate of gun control. The law that he spearheaded that was voted down by Congress would have expanded ... SCMP Editorial US gun culture the big barrier School shootings in the US have become so commonplace that they are more ignored than remarked upon. President Barack Obama would have said ...

  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Overuse of pesticides and invasive species to control mosquitoes complicate dengue fight

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:44am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing Guangdong's long reliance on sprays- and now an outside fish species- to control mosquitoes could backfire Pesticides and exotic species could make dengue worse ... be complicated further by human intervention. An article by a pest control specialist in Guangzhou went viral on the blogosphere after he claimed that the overuse of chemicals was disrupting ...


    China, Vietnam pledge to ‘address and control’ maritime disputes

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 01:43pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... and Vietnam have agreed to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have spoiled relations between ... workers in Vietnam. The two countries should “properly address and control maritime differences” to create favourable conditions for bilateral cooperation, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told ...

  9. Lack of gun control in the US affects people all over the world

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am responding to the letter by Carlton Cash, 'No serious political talks on gun control' (April 22), as I believe that his message is misguided, for several reasons. First ... and desire for protection from various political forces and European powers, led by Britain. That age has long passed. The reason there is not yet serious debate in America about gun control ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Police did their best to bring protests under control

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Accusations against officers are unfounded as many put own safety at risk to protect activists Police did their best to bring protests under control Occupy Central ... and managed to bring an otherwise very ugly scene under reasonable control. The accusation that the police conspired with triads is totally unfounded, as I witnessed that night. In the last three ...




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