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  1. Air conditioner thrown from flat

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A man admitted throwing an air conditioner from his rented room in Hung Hom and setting the curtains alight because he was under the influence of drugs. In the District Court yesterday, Hui Man-pow, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of throwing an object from a building and a count of arson. Sentencing was adjourned to March 11. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671155/air-conditioner-thrown-flat
  2. Is hunger taking North Koreans to the brink?

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... conditions. Much of the information about the hardships of everyday life in North Korea comes from a Buddhist organisation, Good Friends. It recently quoted a North Korean official as saying: ... for cooking and heating, for only an hour a day. Freezing to death has become commonplace, except in central Pyongyang where senior government and Communist Party officials live - they get electricity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968075/hunger-taking-north-koreans-brink
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    As many as 100 killed in Syrian regime air strike on crowded gas station

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Rebels down helicopter as UN plots peace plan At least 30 people, and as many as 100, were killed in Syria's northern Raqqa province yesterday, when government warplanes bombed a gas station crowded with people, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1041738/many-100-killed-syrian-regime-air-strike-crowded-gas-station
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling over Iranian and Syrian arsenals

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Syria's chemical weapons and Iran's nuclear programme, they are reading from the same book. Both have expressed concern about perceived threats, to the point of suggesting launching air ... presidential election heats up, there is a growing risk of circumstances getting out of hand. The sabre-rattling has to end; another conflict in the Middle East is not what the world needs or wants. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1021229/halt-mideast-sabre-rattling-over-iranian-and-syrian-arsenals
  5. The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a strategically vital bridge over the River Kwai. The unit's commander, Colonel Nicholson, immediately clashes with the camp's cruel leader, Colonel Saito, over the appalling conditions ... on earth: Prisoners lived in appalling conditions in Japanese PoW camps. Men died daily from disease, malnutrition and exhaustion. The sick received no medical care. The Japanese focused all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967350/bridge-river-kwai
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHUNG MIN LEE

    ... Chung Min Lee considers the politics behind Pyongyang's aggression If Kim Jong-un is truly contemplating a serious military option, he should realise that such a move would signal the end of North Korea as we know it. Not only because South Korea and the US would respond immediately to any attack but because the North is in no condition to launch a war. Kim and his generals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1215394/reason-north-koreas-war-talk
  7. US defence strategy in Korea has time on its side

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are in a miserable condition, South Korea's soldiers are fully capable of defending their own country and US forces are experiencing serious budget restrictions. Panetta said US forces, which have been ... of military combat systems, deteriorating physical condition of soldiers, and reduced training'. The main reason for the deterioration is economic. Poor crops have caused widespread malnutrition. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995396/us-defence-strategy-korea-has-time-its-side
  8. PLA air force is 'threat to US air supremacy'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army Air Force will be able to challenge the air superiority of the United States and its allies within five years, according to a study by a US think tank. Based on PLA military textbooks as well as studies previously conducted in the West, the Rand Corporation report claims that the US Air Force's western Pacific bases would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738936/pla-air-force-threat-us-air-supremacy
  9. Kitchee player's condition still critical

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kitchee player Lo Chi-hin, 18, remained in critical condition last night after collapsing at Mong Kok Stadium during an AFC Cup group match against Armed Forces of Singapore on Wednesday. He had come on to the field as a second-half substitute. He was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital, where he remains unconscious in the intensive care unit. 'It happened to be an Asia-level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636054/kitchee-players-condition-still-critical
  10. Few Kashmiri Pandits tempted by generous offers to return home

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... country, Khanna's parents hated the heat of New Delhi. They spent their last years pining for the cool air and meadows of Kashmir. 'They died dreaming of going back. They had wanted us ... living in pitiful conditions in refugee camps, whole families existing in one makeshift room. Now the Kashmir government believes that the threat of terrorist attacks has receded, hence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693107/few-kashmiri-pandits-tempted-generous-offers-return-home

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