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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    White House calls for ‘genuine choice’ in Hong Kong elections after petition attracts 200,000 signatures

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:23pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com The White House has responded to a petition on its website which attracted around 200,000 signatures, calling upon it to “press the Chinese government to honour its promise of democratic elections to the Hong Kong citizenry.” “We are watching the situation in Hong Kong closely,” the White House said in its statement. “Around the world ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service head Julia Pierson takes blame for White House breach

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... House in which an intruder with a knife gained access to an area just yards from the president's private rooms. The Washington Post said that the man climbed a fence, ran across the lawn and rushed in through the front door of the White House into the ceremonial East Room, one floor below the private residence of Barack Obama and his family. Yesterday, under-fire Secret Service ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama and Modi hope to turn page in relations when they meet at White House

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Indian PM granted extended audience at White House in effort to 'turn the page' Obama and Modi hail a 'new agenda' India's new ... was the centrepiece of Modi's headline-grabbing two-day debut visit to the White House where the two leaders announced they would seek ways to expand collaboration on investment and technology. Talks ...

  4. News - World

    Chloe fashion house founder Gaby Aghion dies at 93

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Chloe icon dies Gaby Aghion, who started the Chloe fashion house and oversaw its rise as a post-war style icon, has died at her Paris home, aged 93. "She left us ... on styles seen in magazines. Aghion co-founded Chloe in 1952 with Jacques Lenoir, taking the name from her girlfriend Chloe Huysmans. The fashion house was one of the first labels to offer ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Government House sit-in ends without arrests as students prepare for fifth day of rallies

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 07:15am

    ... to meet. Some 4,000 people marched from Tamar Park to the rear gate of Government House on Thursday night, requesting to meet the chief executive. About 800 of them set up camp outside Government House around 12.40am on Friday. READ: Hundreds of secondary school pupils join student protesters in class boycott Leung had not granted their request as of Friday morning, but Federation ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Student protesters stage overnight sit-in outside Government House in call for democracy

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:37am

    ... Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan, Peter So Students who marched to Hong Kong's Government House to protest Beijing's strict package of electoral reforms announced just before 1am ... called on protesters who earlier marched from Tamar to Government House to invite their friends to join the impromptu overnight gathering. Watch: Student protesters march to Government House ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA Daily warns top brass about abusing housing privileges

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by ANDREA CHEN; MINNIE CHEN

    ... Andrea Chen and Minnie Chan Senior officers with several homes should return to their official residence, Daily says Stick to housing rules, PLA Daily tells top brass The official PLA ... "inherit" official residences assigned to a parent. At the lower ranks, company commander for instance, the housing is about 645 sq ft, but military area commanders often receive about 2,400 sq ft. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Yuen Long villagers block Lee Shau-kee's charity housing project

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by FANNY FUNG

    ... block tycoon's charity housing project Property tycoon Lee Shau-kee's plan to donate a Yuen Long agricultural site to the Housing Society met new obstacles yesterday as members ... that the Henderson Land chairman plans to donate to develop subsidised housing for young people. Earlier, both sides claimed ownership of the land but the District Court ruled in March in favour ...

  9. News - World - CRIME

    Vatican puts ex-envoy under house arrest in sex abuse case

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vatican City Ex-Vatican envoy under house arrest A former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been placed under house arrest in the first case ... of the institutions which head up the Holy See.” Italian news agency ANSA said Wesolowski was being held under house arrest in an apartment within the same building as the criminal court. If the case goes ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House intruder had machete and ammunition in car, court told

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Car of US army veteran also held two hatchets and machete, court told; guns found in July search White House intruder had bullets A homeless US army veteran who jumped a fence and ran into the White House with a knife had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard. Omar Gonzalez, 42, appeared in US District Court on Monday ...




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