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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan investigators raid offices of Kaohsiung gas blast companies

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... people as the island flew flags at half mast yesterday to mourn the blast victims and 48 killed in an earlier plane crash. The number killed in the explosions rose to 30 after the family of two ... the Taiwanese flag would be flown at half mast from public buildings for three days of mourning for "our compatriots who died unfortunately in the two accidents".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567150/taiwan-investigators-raid-offices-kaohsiung-gas-blast-companies
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    On 9/11 anniversary, Obama vows US will never 'give in to fear'

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by Reuters

    ... flew at half-mast. In New York, relatives of those killed when two hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Centre gathered at ground zero to remember the dead. The ceremony began, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590351/911-anniversary-obama-vows-us-will-never-give-fear
  3. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russia can't wash its hands of blame for MH17 crash, Tony Abbott says

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:36am by AFP

    ... for the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine as flags flew at half mast to honour the Australians killed. The airliner carrying 298 people, including 28 Australians, came down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine ... for a comprehensive international probe with access to the site, debris, black box and any possible witnesses. Abbott ordered flags flown at half-mast across the country in tribute to those who died, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556692/russia-cant-wash-its-hands-blame-mh17-crash-tony-abbott-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    All 23,000 places for Hong Kong half marathon snapped up within three hours

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 02:55pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Half-marathon sells out in three hours Eager runners snapped up all 23,000 slots for the popular half-marathon race in next year's Standard Chartered ... New Year holiday for the first time. An extra 500 places were added to the half-marathon from last year, but the total quota for all four races remains at 73,000. Early registration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596015/all-23000-places-hong-kong-half-marathon-snapped-within-three-hours
  5. News - China - MIGRATION

    Half of China's millionaires 'plan to leave country within five years'

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:13am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Report finds 47pc of high net worth mainlanders plan to move abroad in the next five years 'Half of China's rich want to leave' Around half of China's rich aim to move to another country within the next five years, according to a Barclays Wealth report. Yesterday's report questioned more than 2,000 individuals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592975/47-cent-chinese-super-rich-want-leave-country-barclays-survey
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Poll shows 48pc want legislators to vote down any blueprint for electing chief executive that adheres to strict restrictions imposed by Beijing Half ... over half of respondents felt more changes would be unlikely or impossible. Again, the younger generations and higher educated were more pessimistic. If lawmakers voted "Yes" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592694/48-cent-hongkongers-poll-back-veto-beijings-reform-plan
  7. News - World - AVIATION

    At least half of Air France flights cancelled as pilots' strike bites

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Air France cancels half its flights as pilots start strike At least half of Air France flights around the world were cancelled yesterday as pilots kicked off ... Transavia. Air France pilots' unions are crying foul, and called the strike from yesterday as they seek better conditions under the plan. The Paris airport authority said only half of Air France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593395/least-half-air-france-flights-cancelled-pilots-strike-bites
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo The number of babies born in Japan in the January to June period dropped 2.7 per cent from a year earlier to 496,391, pointing to the possibility of the annual figure slipping below the 1 million mark for the first time on record, government data showed on Tuesday. Although the number of births tends to be higher in the latter half of the year, the figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  9. News - World

    Relatives of passengers on downed flight gather at Amsterdam airport

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:51am by AFP

    ... lowered to half-mast across the Netherlands and at embassies around the world. "I am deeply saddened by this horrible news," King Willem-Alexander said in a statement. "Our thoughts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556577/relatives-passengers-downed-flight-gather-amsterdam-airport

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