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  1. Sleeping rough

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin Thomas David Finland loves McDonald's, especially the one in Sham Shui Po. But not because of the food, it's because the manager lets him sleep there overnight. 'Most managers ask you to leave, but the ones in Sham Shui Po and Tai ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Lawyer forced to stop helping Pakistani doctor who aided CIA

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:05am by AP

    ... as a "final" warning from militants. Afridi said he represented Dr Shakil Afridi on humanitarian grounds, but could not continue. The two Afridis are not related. "Now they have warned me ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines, US start annual war games focusing on threats in South China Sea

    Posted May 05th 2014, 06:11pm by Reuters

    ... in this part of the world to respond to any maritime threats, including piracy and humanitarian assistance and disaster response. The new security pact was signed last week just hours before US ... for increased support on maritime security and humanitarian assistance. The annual war games come under the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty, part of a web of security alliances the United States built ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:55am by AGENCIES

    ... was an important, yet pathetically incomplete, humanitarian pause in the fighting... giving more civilians a chance to escape relentless bombardment and deprivation. The UN Security Council has failed ... help for only a minuscule fraction of the hundreds of thousands trapped in the hellish pockets that a civil war creates... If humanitarian access could be extended to other cities... we might ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    French warship dials 999 for training

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... to work together for humanitarian assistance or disaster relief or other activities at sea, it's good to know each other and have worked with each other before." Later today, the French ...

  6. News - World - WAR CRIMES

    Warlord Joseph Kony in hiding in South Sudan, says UN

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:02pm by Reuters

    ... and kidnapping. There have been no reports of recent premeditated mass killings or other grave human rights abuses," he said. According to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, ...

  7. Language point

    Posted Jun 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Queen Silvia was born in [Germany]... and moved... [to] Brazil, four years later, before returning to her native country in 1957. 'Native' can be used as an adjective or noun. It is used above to describe the country where Queen Silvia was born. ...

  8. Annan's legacy will be shaped by reform effort

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sixty years after its founding, the United Nations is facing its biggest credibility crisis. More than ever before, internal deadlock is keeping the organisation from fulfilling its prime mandate- preventing deadly conflict- while recent allegations of of ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Asean eyes on Chinese minister's visit to Singapore Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (left) visits Singapore today and tomorrow in a trip that will be closely watched by other ...

  10. A mattress, a blanket and a pot of noodles- the cold comforts of Christmas in the company of strangers

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The room resonates with the sound of snoring. It is only 10.30pm, but most of the men are huddled with blankets over their heads. A few night owls read newspapers and smoke. They don't talk. They don't even know each other. Welcome to ...




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