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  1. News - Asia - FAMILIES

    'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... cartoon sparks outrage Human rights activists in Japan have reacted angrily to a new pamphlet released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that they claim is racist and stereotypical for depicting ... citizen who was born in the United States and has become a leading human rights activist. "After being forced to give up a degree of power by signing the Hague treaty, they have to show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594102/racist-cartoon-issued-japanese-ministry-angers-rights-activists
  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    ECB keeps interest rates at record-low as Ukraine casts cloud over Europe

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt and London As conflict in Ukraine threatens to hit, central bank leaves borrowing costs unchanged ECB keeps key interest rate at record low The European Central Bank ... expected by economists. "ECB interest rates will remain at the current level for an extended period of time," ECB president Mario Draghi said at his post-meeting news conference. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1568632/ecb-keeps-interest-rates-record-low-ukraine-casts-cloud
  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot members suing Moscow in European Court of Human Rights

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:35pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Moscow Pussy Riot members sue Moscow in European court Two members of the feminist group Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European Court of Human Rights ... their rights and amounted to torture. "They didn't get a fair trial here in Russia so they want to get it finally in the European Court of Human Rights," said Pavel Chikov, the head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562042/pussy-riot-members-suing-moscow-european-court-human-rights
  4. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 16, 2014

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 08:28am

    ... to counter China's sharp real-estate downturn or to prop up flagging factory output. Uygur scholar’s trial a travesty of justice |Source: Human Rights Watch Ilham Tohti’s trial on charges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1593678/posts-daily-china-news-round-september-16-2014
  5. Magazines - Style - MUSE

    Acclaimed sculptor Ju Ming captures nature and life

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by DANIEL SCHEFFLER

    ... for nature. Nature in Ju's sphere does not necessarily refer to Mother Nature. "Humans can be nature, the way we live every day can be nature," he says. The artist describes nature ... are so fierce, but humans are actually far more brutal. When a tiger has a full stomach, you can sleep beside it and it won't lay a paw on you," he says. In fact, Ju believes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1581206/acclaimed-sculptor-ju-ming-captures-nature-and-life
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scottish exercise of democracy becomes anti-democracy fodder in Chinese press

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:05pm by Chang Ping

    ... as we thought." In another report on the topic, the paper also criticised the hypocrisy of the West on the issue of human rights. It said that when Cameron was a researcher for the Tories, he had argued that Hong Kong should not be returned to China because human rights were higher than sovereign rights, yet, now faced with the prospect of Scottish independence, he is singing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593789/scottish-exercise-democracy-becomes-anti-democracy-fodder-chinese-press
  7. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Scottish vote on independence causes growing alarm in Western capitals

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:15pm by Reuters

    ... US President Barack Obama has been forthright in urging Britons to stay together and in the EU. "We obviously have a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies that we ... by the Scottish referendum, formed a giant human V in the streets of Barcelona on Thursday to demand the right to vote on splitting from Spain. "The Scottish vote for us is an injection of enthusiasm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591266/scottish-vote-independence-causes-growing-alarm-western-capitals
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Spinning yarns and creating fictions

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:57am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Spinning yarns and creating fictions It turns out our greatest ability as human beings is to spin a yarn. Telling stories was what led humans to the top ... and we do the same thing with human rights, and we do the same thing with money," all of which, like limited liability companies, are ingenious inventions that only "exist as a figment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590402/spinning-yarns-and-creating-fictions
  9. News - World - BELGIUM

    Belgian rapist and murderer is granted mercy killing after 30 years in jail

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... this any longer and could no longer accept the pain". "I am a human being, and regardless of what I've done, I remain a human being. So, yes, give me euthanasia," Van Den ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594119/belgian-rapist-and-murderer-granted-mercy-killing-after-30-years-jail
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, September 14, 2014

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by AGENCIES

    ... human stem cells British and Japanese scientists have managed to "reset" human stem cells to their earliest state, opening up a new realm of research into the start of human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591775/short-science-september-14-2014

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