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  1. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Arab states join campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:13pm by AFP, Reuters, AP, Bloomberg

    ... Agencies in Jeddah Support for Obama as he vows to 'destroy' militants and expand air strikes to Syria Arab states join campaign against IS Washington yesterday gained the support of 10 Arab nations as it sought to build an international coalition following a pledge by US President Barack Obama's to "destroy" Islamic State. Addressing the nation late ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology

    Young tech entrepreneurs from the West head to China

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:33pm by Fiona Tam

    ... platform Kickstarter. With Silicon Valley accelerators eyeing the potential in China, more young technology entrepreneurs are heading east. Premium incubators such as 500 Startups and InnoSpring ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society head denies newspaper claims

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Chris Lau and Jeffie Lam

    ... Chris Lau and Jeffie Lam Law Society head denies newspaper claims The head of the Law Society and a professional coalition have rejected a newspaper's allegations that they rigged ... of a management deal, which states that all profits and financial risks go to Ku's firm. Apple claimed the centre charged hefty fees for the use of its meeting and training rooms, which in turn ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by MCT

    ... immediately," he said. A Twitter account linked to Islamic State also published pictures of the beheaded corpses and heads of five soldiers it said belonged to the 17th division. A separate video posted ... and beyond. The Islamic State now holds about a third of Syria, according to the observatory. In New York, the head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said the Islamic State ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    ECB head Draghi signals balance sheet expansion

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York and Edinburgh Trading firms confident in central bank chief's plan to weaken the euro and hold off deflation ECB head Draghi signals balance sheet expansion ... further. "Draghi's main message is clear," said Thomas Flury, head of foreign-exchange research at UBS Wealth Management. "The ECB wants to have a big balance sheet, ...

  6. Business - Companies

    United States tech firm sued over problems in delivering bitcoin machines

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:09am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kansas Tech firm sued over bitcoin problems A company that offered bitcoin-generating computers is being sued by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which said the company bilked as much as US$50 million from more than 20,000 consumers. Butterfly Labs in Leawood in the US state of Kansas failed to deliver the machines or sent worthless equipment, according ...

  7. News - World

    Heading for space, female cosmonaut encounters glass ceiling

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Heading for space, cosmonaut encounters glass ceiling Russia's Yelena Serova yesterday prepared to become the first woman cosmonaut in 17 years- ... more," he said. The choice of Serova was made personally by the then head of Russia's space agency, Vladimir Popovkin, Marinin said. "We are doing this flight for Russia's ...

  8. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Barack Obama urges world leaders to unite in fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Barack Obama says United States will be a 'respectful' partner in the fight against Islamic State, and implores Muslims to reject its ideology 'Dismantle this network of death' Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, US President Barack Obama vowed at the UN yesterday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    US F-22 Raptor sees first action in Syria bombing raid on Islamic State

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:30pm by AP

    ... to the Pentagon. Its first mission involved dropping bombs on an Islamic State group command building in Raqqa. During a Pentagon briefing, Lieutenant General William Mayville displayed images of targets, which showed a successful mission, with the command centre destroyed. United States and allied Arab planes bombed a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday that officials said ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    United States steps up rules for research into dangerous viruses amid biosecurity concerns

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:03pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Washington increases oversight of scientists working on germs such as Ebola amid fears they might create a biosecurity hazard U.S. tightens research rules on killer viruses The Obama administration is tightening oversight of ...




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