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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable. Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, held a news conference on Saturday at the end of a 10-day visit ... that there is adequate access to basic services." In June, another senior UN official, Kyung-wha Kang, said that in the camps in Rakhine state she had witnessed a level of human suffering that she had never ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democracy protesters arrested during Chater Road sit-in are unconditionally released

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:53pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Johnson Yeung Ching-yin, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, organiser of the annual July 1 democracy rally; Alex Chow Yong-kang of the Federation of Students, which staged the overnight ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    Pro-government Kashgar imam assasinated by 'religious extremists'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:43pm by Adrian Wan

    ... police and government offices in Yarkand county, or Shache, near Kashgar, triggering clashes that Xinhua said killed "dozens". Exiled Uygur groups and human rights activists say ...

  4. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 30, 2014

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 07:40am

    ... show trial? |Source: Human Rights Watch Economy Well-known Shanghai businessman Wang Songnan 'faces embezzlement probe' |Source: Caixin Expats in China should read GSK potboiler ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BOOK FAIR

    Hong Kong Book Fair's International Cultural Village shows a world in microcosm

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SARAH KARACS

    ... between Arabs and Jews in the 1980s. "Hopefully people will be interested in our books and come again next year," said Israeli Consul General Sagi Karni. "Translated books reflect ... continuing crime against humanity in Palestine," said Malik. The group plans to hand out leaflets encouraging visitors to boycott Israeli products. "Of course, Hong Kong is still ...

  6. News - World - EVOLUTION

    Human face shaped by violence, US researchers suggest

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US researchers suggest male skull in particular evolved the way it did so it could take a punch Human face 'shaped by violence' Current theory about the shape of the human face just got a big punch in the mouth. Two University of Utah researchers have proposed that the face of the ancestors of modern humans evolved millions of years ago in a way ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Duncan Hines- how a Travelling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food, by Louis Hatchett

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... book purchasers of 2014 include a fresh batch of millennials who are both intensely interested in food and ignorant of the fact that Hines was a real person, renowned in his heyday ... sexism and cruelty, he asserts that Hines was a king among men. "Duncan Hines rose to fame simply because he possessed human qualities many Americans wanted to see in their fellow man: ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA: ANALYSIS

    Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo: the soft-spoken man of action who promises to shake things up

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:38am by Reuters

    ... by entrenched interests and his famous impromptu visits around Jakarta that have endeared him to a broad swathe of Indonesians, in particular the poor and minority groups. "Jokowi's the first ... of television debates between the two tickets. Kalla sharply criticised rival Prabowo Subianto's human rights record and choice of coalition partners. Prabowo's reputation as a strongman ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong people want to have genuine universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by LETTERS

    ... than what Hong Kong needed. Even when I got into university, I still wanted to stay away from politics. However, as time passed I started taking an interest in what was happening politically. ... and to the government. However, I see human rights being violated in a democratic society. The central government has to realise that Hong Kong is a highly autonomous city and its political matters should ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Education should always be treated as a human investment

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by LETTERS

    ... Education should always be treated as a human investment First there was the problem of the Topkids kindergarten in Tin Shui Wai failing to secure a lease renewal from its landlord. Now we ... commercial premises on Caine Road, Sheung Wan, because of a steep rent increase after this academic year. It should be reiterated that education is a human investment and should never be treated ...




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