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  1. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukraine sanctions don't mean new cold war, Obama says, as Russia ties worsen

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:13pm by Reuters

    ... they count for half of assets, half of credits- they perform a very significant role," said Vladimir Tikhomirov, chief economist at BCS. "Given their current difficulties in raising new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562869/ukraine-sanctions-dont-mean-new-cold-war-obama-says-russia-ties-worsen
  2. News - World - AL-QAEDA

    Ransoms are al-Qaeda’s main source of funding, says new investigation

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Wuhayshi said ransom money- reaching about US$10 million per hostage in recent cases- accounts for up to half his operating budget. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562864/ransoms-are-al-qaedas-main-source-funding
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns eye fifth consecutive World Cup title

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:47am by AFP

    ... Rugby World Cup Sevens title in Moscow last year. Other versatile players include fly-half Kelly Brazier, back-rower Linda Itunu and utility back Selica Winiata, although try-scoring machine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1563273/black-ferns-eye-fifth-consecutive-world-cup-title
  4. Sport - Soccer

    Tribute to Eusebio

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lisbon Tens of thousands of people pay their respects at the funeral of the Portugal football great Touching tribute Tens of thousands of people turned out to pay tribute to Portugal soccer legend Eusebio as his coffin was taken in a funeral cortège through the streets of Lisbon on Monday. Flags flew at half mast, with the Portuguese government decreeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1399238/tribute-eusebio
  5. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... fragment a political system that had been hijacked by minority interests. "A minority-dominated system is the root of all tyrannies," Wong said. He suggested half the committee members be chosen by city-wide elections. Mak said a person who wanted to run for chief executive should go through two stages, eventually securing support from more than half of committee members. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560756/little-sign-consensus-2017-election-scmp-debate
  6. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Waratahs set up Super final showdown with Crusaders

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:19pm by AFP

    ... it was their unstinting defence which won them the titanic game after keeping the two-time winners scoreless in the second half. The Brumbies were camped on their try line for long periods in the second half, trailing 16-8 before the Waratahs clinched victory with a try to fly-half Bernard Foley four minutes from time. “We’ve talked about taking opportunities but we had to make them tonight and we came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1560047/waratahs-set-super-15-showdown-crusaders
  7. News - Hong Kong - EATING OUT

    Guests at preview of Jamie Oliver's Hong Kong restaurant left starving by miserly morsels

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 11:28am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and her friends stood right by the kitchen door for half an hour, but all she could see being taken out were two trays of appetisers. “Most restaurant openings serve plenty of food. Maybe I had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561726/guests-preview-jamie-olivers-hong-kong-restaurant-left-starving
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must impose checks on its pre-cooked meat imports

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:25pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Wing-man has been criticised for not acting quickly enough against McDonald's. McDonald's managing director in Hong Kong, Randy Lai Wai-sze, made a half-hearted public apology six days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1563480/hong-kong-must-impose-checks-its-pre-cooked-meat-imports
  9. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Huawei, Lenovo boost standing in global smartphone market

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... year on year jump in first-half smartphone shipments to 34.3 million units. The company plans to ship 80 million smartphones worldwide this year, up from 52 million units last year. Lenovo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1562988/huawei-lenovo-boost-standing-global-smartphone-market
  10. Business - Economy

    U.S. growth bounces back in second quarter

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by SL

    ... a decline from June's hefty gain of 281,000, did little to change perceptions the economy was strengthening. The economy grew 0.9 per cent in the first half of this year and growth for 2014 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1563085/us-growth-bounces-back-second-quarter

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