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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    'I dig fields for 8 hours a day’: US man jailed in North Korea describes hard labour

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:58pm

    ... recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labour says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health hasn't deteriorated. Under ... to his family. It was his first appearance since he was convicted on September 14 of entering the country illegally to commit espionage. "Prison life is eight hours of work per day. Mostly ...

  2. News - World - MIGRANTS

    Italy fire opens seedy side of Chinese migrant labour

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... labour There was no fire alarm fitted at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived. Heat finally startled him awake on the morning of December 1 last year. ... finding work at factories that ignore basic safety standards, and billions of euros have been smuggled back to China, police investigations show. The savings on tax and labour have given ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 18: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:11am by Staff Reporters

    ... remarks earlier in the day, Alex Chow, secretary-general of the Federation of Students, says they have not been approached by any so-called "middleman" from the government. Chow says ... subsidiary. Hong Kong's anti-graft agency has already opened a file on the case, amid questions over his conduct during his last days as a DTZ board member and the HK$50 millilon payments he ...


    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 17: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:52am by Staff Reporters

    ... blocked the entrances to the Apple Daily newspaper headquarters, delaying the paper's delivery for a second day. 12am:  And with that, we're wrapping up today's live blog. It's ... the camp and help other protesters in Admiralty surround the Legislative Council complex, on the day that Leung Chun-ying will face a question-and-answer session with lawmakers. "We must ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 15: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 08:52am by Staff Reporters

    ... of sexual assault after an altercation with a police officer.  10.12pm: That concludes our live coverage of the protests tonight. The live blog will resume tomorrow, for a 16th day, at 8am. Good ... frequenting supply stations in Admiralty, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay, taking large quantities of materials and stuffing them into her suitcase or a large bag, over the last five days. "It's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 13: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 07:53am by Daniel Cheng, 20, poses for a photo before a barricade that he helps to maintain on an occupied road in the Admiralty district

    ... to escalate protests- Occupy Hong Kong Day 13 2.24am: And as the protesters try to get some sleep, we'll pause our live coverage of the Occupy movement. Thanks for continuing to follow events ... As the pro-democracy Occupy protests begin their 14th straight day on the streets of Hong Kong, about a thousand people are settling in for the night in Admiralty, with more than 100 tents now dotted along ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 11: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 08:34am by Staff Reporters

    ... did not have to disclose the payment.  Large crowds have gathered at the main protest site in Admiralty after a quiet day as Friday's talks between Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ... news. Join us again at 8am tomorrow to pick up on the day's developments. 11.00pm Mong Kok: Crowd numbers swell at Mong Kok protest site 10.30pm Admiralty: On Harcourt Road, hundreds ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 10: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 07:06am by Staff Reporters

    ... 11.30pm tonight. We will start a new live blog from 8am tomorrow morning, which will continue throughout the day. If there is any breaking news overnight, we plan to reinstate scmp.com's live ... of the road. Evan Wong, 18, is on his twelfth day outside government headquarters. Wong says the lack of democracy in Hong Kong is responsible for a series of society’s ills. "If we have democracy, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY SEVEN: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 08:06am by Staff Reporters

    ... backgrounds". Sporadic clashes have continued throughout the day in Mong Kok while arguments between the pro- and anti-Occupy camps persist in Causeway Bay. Meanwhile, protesters are gathering ... likely to keep going out of control, causing serious affect on citizens’ safety and social order. Over the past few days, the government repeatedly called for those who rallied in the roads ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American with 'ambition to experience North Korea prison' given six years of hard labour

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 05:34pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pyongyang American sentenced to six years of hard labour North Korea's Supreme Court has sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labour ... journalists. Jimmy Carter made the trip in 2010 to secure the release of Aijalon Gomes, who had been sentenced to eight years of hard labour for illegally crossing into the country to do missionary ...




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