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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 - World - SPACE

    European rocket launches Earth-observing satellite

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:41am by Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica

    ... and humanitarian purposes. Officials say it will provide important data about matters such as climate change, agriculture and natural disasters. The next Sentinel is due to be launched next year. ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Save the Children charity appeals for rapid response over Mosul exodus

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:46pm by GDN

    ... of people from Mosul in Iraq is "one of the largest and swiftest mass movements of people in the world in recent memory" and will require a rapid humanitarian response from ... had already distributed cooking equipment to hundreds of Mosul residents, the humanitarian situation was far from clear. Depending on who you listened to, he said, between half a million ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    US immigration detention system just doesn't work

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Times, roughly half of immigrant detainees would eventually be released because they have been wrongfully held, granted permanent stay on humanitarian grounds or because authorities stop pursuing ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:32am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian ... concerned that without effective government intervention violence in Rakhine could worsen, lives will be lost, and the critically needed humanitarian presence will not be sustainable,” Power said ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    All payments made were transparent, says Australia's football federation

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:48pm by Reuters

    ... and humanitarian programmes," the FFA said. "FFA has kept the Australian Government and football authorities, including Mr Garcia, informed of these activities at all relevant times." ...

  10. 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 ...




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