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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US House to debate funding for NSA data mining

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 11:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington, District of Columbia

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington, District of Columbia Debate comes six weeks after Edward Snowden's revelations US lawmakers will begin debate as early as Tuesday on whether to halt intelligence agencies from spying on millions of Americans, but senior senators warned the effort was “unwise”. The debate comes six weeks after a National Security Agency contractor, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Dominique Perregaux gets behind the South Island Cultural District

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... a move for unity earlier in the year. This has resulted in the South Island Cultural District (SICD) initiative. At the moment, it seems to be a fairly loose collective. The SICD mailing address ... Fionnuala McHugh Flamboyant gallerist Dominique Perregauxis spearheading a south-side art drive on Hong Kong Island Curating a scene One spring night in 2004, gallery owner Dominique ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More woe for MTR as work on South Island Line lags behind schedule

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:53am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Fears grow South Island Line will be late amid delays at Admiralty- and lawmakers worry the focus will be on troubled cross-border link More woe for MTR as station work lags Fears are growing that another new railway will be delayed, after the government admitted that work on the South Island Line had fallen behind schedule. The new line linking ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian police search jungle on Tioman island for missing British hiker

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 05:14am by AFP

    ... resort island on Tuesday. Gareth Huntley, 34, from London, did not return from a waterfall trek on the island of Tioman off Malaysia's east coast. Police were combing the jungle to look for the tourist, said district police chief Johari Jahaya. "We are still searching for him. I think he is lost in the jungle," Johari said. "So far there is no sign of foul play." ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve on board of West Kowloon Cultural District

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve cultural hub The board of the West Kowloon Cultural District should be thoroughly reviewed and chaired ... handling hot potatoes such as political reform. Members were also frustrated by the bureaucratic structure of the cultural district and said the composition of the board was aimed more at balancing ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Shijaiyah district bears full impact of Israel's deadly bombardment of Gaza

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by WASHPOST

    ... tunnels and was not part of an effort by Israeli troops to move into the urban core or reoccupy the Gaza Strip. The district was less than 1.6km from the Israeli border, he said, and many ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MTR

    Problems at Sai Ying Pun's new MTR station may delay West Island Line

    Posted May 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Construction holdups at Sai Ying Pun leadto yet another setback for MTR Corp Station problems may delay West Island Line Sai Ying Pun's 15,000 residents could be left without a long-awaited MTR station until early next year if construction problems at one of its exits are not resolved. The MTR Corporation revealed yesterday that the West Island ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats condemn district council over grants to Beijing-loyalists

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Stuart Lau

    ... Kong Island Federation and the Association of the Hong Kong Central and Western District. It was the latest twist in a row that had already seen Hui thrown out of a meeting ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pan-democrats condemn district council over grant Pan-democratic parties have come together to condemn Central and Western District Council for giving ...

  9. News - China Insider - FOOD

    No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:30pm by Nectar Gan

    ... of buns, tea eggs and fried pancakes have long served the early-morning crowds of Beijing’s working-class Haidian district. But they may soon vanish as the government has decided to ban makeshift vendors. Citing food safety concerns, the relevant departments in the district issued directives to shut down unlicensed food carts with “illegal construction” and even licensed breakfast stands ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    District councillors slam plan to rezone Stanley sites for luxury flats

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... "Even rich people need housing." District planning officer for Hong Kong Island, Ginger Kiang Kam-yin, said all comments would be taken into account before the proposal was brought ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Government accused of selling public resources to cater to the rich District councillors slam Stanley rezoning plan District councillors have criticised ...




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