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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Jim Flaherty, the man who balanced Canada’s books, dies at 64

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... on Parliament Hill in Ottawa was lowered to half-mast. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Flaherty was admired and respected by leaders throughout the world. "Known for his drive and hard work, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476654/jim-flaherty-man-who-balanced-canadas-books-dies-64
  2. News - Asia - flght MH370

    More than half of Malaysians believe government withheld MH370 information

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 02:19pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Over half of Malaysians say their government have been withholding information in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, a survey by a Malaysian ... Monash University in Malaysia said the half-century-long authoritarian leadership led to the state’s lack of transparency. “Malaysia is a semi-authoritarian state. The ruling party has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1482101/more-half-malaysians-believe-government-hid-information-mh370-poll
  3. News - World - BOLIVIA

    New cable car cuts journey time by half for commuters in La Paz, Bolivia

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:25pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in La Paz System aims to cut in half interminable journeys to and from La Paz Cable car puts commuters on a high Through its tinted windows, the red cabin affords passengers a spectacular view of the glacier-capped Andes mountains as it glides serenely out of Bolivia's administrative capital, La Paz. It climbs almost 500 metres up to the cliff-edge city of El Alto, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474198/new-cable-car-cuts-journey-time-half-commuters-la-paz-bolivia
  4. News - China - AUSTERITY

    Communist Party banquets cut by half in 2013 under Xi's austerity drive

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:25pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Austerity campaign 'frees cadres from obligations' to wine and dine, study finds Officials' banquet duties down by half A study has revealed ... drop by half. This gave civil servants an average of 30 minutes more with their families, Zhang said. It was not reported whether the study was based on reports from bureaus or monitoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1473740/communist-party-banquets-cut-half-2013-under-xis-austerity-drive
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Diana leaked royal phone directory, says former editor Clive Goodman

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by AFP

    ... Diana's death. "People [members of the public] wanted the flag at half-mast but the palace got caught up in stuffy protocol because the queen wasn't there," and refused to raise it, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1448768/diana-leaked-royal-phone-directory-says-former-editor-clive-goodman
  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    Almost half of Europe's young adults living with parents, survey finds

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Almost half of Europe's young adults are at home with their parents, a record, survey shows Still living with mum and dad? You're not alone Almost half of Europe's young adults are living with their parents, new data suggests- a record level of dependency that has sobering social and demographic implications for the continent. One of the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457185/almost-half-europes-young-adults-living-parents-survey-finds
  7. News - World

    Pope names eight sex abuse panel members; half women, one victim

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Half of eight-member panel are women; one was assaulted by a priest as a child Pope names sex abuse commission members Pope Francis has named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy, signalling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and priorities. Half of the members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1455606/pope-names-eight-sex-abuse-panel-members-half-women-one-victim
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Almost half of Hong Kong’s doctors and dentists support right to nominate candidates in chief executive election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 07:32pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Doctors conflicted over election reform, poll finds Almost half of Hong Kong's doctors and dentists say they support the idea of voters nominating candidates for the chief executive poll, according to a survey by the Hong Kong Medical Association. This is despite 72 per cent of them saying Hong Kong should adhere to the Basic Law and rulings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455577/almost-half-hong-kongs-doctors-and-dentists-support-right-nominate
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Almost half of Americans believe one medical conspiracy theory, says study

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:25pm by NYT

    ... and autism, or HIV and the CIA? Is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) covering up a cure for cancer? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical ... and the Rockefeller Foundation to shrink the world's population. While 42 per cent disagreed, 46 per cent stayed on the fence. Just over half of Americans rejected outright a widely circulated theory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453332/almost-half-americans-believe-one-medical-conspiracy-theory-says-study

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