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  1. News - World - KENYA

    Another Obama picks political life

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 03:52pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kogelo, Kenya US president’s Kenyan half brother running for political seat President Barack Obama’s Kenyan half brother has launched his own political career by announcing his intention to run for a Kenyan county gubernatorial sea ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... as a secretary at the Chinese embassy in the United States, has worked at the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries her entire working life. She is now president ...

  3. From smuggling kingpin to a life behind bars

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Lai Changxing, once the mainland's most-wanted fugitive, has been jailed for life by a court in Fujian for running a huge smuggling operation and leading a bribery ring. Yesterday's verdict and sentencing by the Intermediate People's Court in Xiamen, the port city where Lai ran his empire, brought an end to a case that highlighted ...

  4. 20pc in subdivided flats face life on streets

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... evictees can find a decent place to live.' Coalition spokesman Chan Wai-lim said: 'The government is not solving the problem, but making the life of needy families harder.' ...

  5. Life and soul of the Party

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the People's Daily published an editorial saying fresh meaning should be given to the cultural icon to fit with the realities of life on the mainland today. '[When we launch] the campaign 'To ... Everybody on the mainland was encouraged to follow Lei's example- to be as selfless, modest, and above all dedicated, as him. Generations of schoolchildren studied the young hero's life ...

  6. Cubicle dwellers face life on streets

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Lam Ka-man has only one wish for the Lunar New Year- a shelter he can afford when the government forces him out of his current home. After a nine-year wait for public housing, the 35-year-old labourer is living in a ...

  7. The life of a terrorist mastermind

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer Who? Who was Osama bin Laden? A son of a wealthy Saudi businessman, bin Laden was a devout Muslim who created the secretive al-Qaeda ('the base') terror organisation. The US says bin Laden was the mastermind behind several mass-casu ...

  8. Ongpin last top official to take his life

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles The last former top government official to commit suicide was Jaime Ongpin. On December 7, 1987, he was found dead with a bullet wound in his head and a pistol in his hand. Three months before, Ongpin, 49, had been the finance minister of pres ...

  9. Hong Kong inches along the road to gender equality in public life

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... that it is for its own sake that women should play a bigger role in political and economic life. Equal participation leads to diversity, competition, vibrancy and improved quality of decisions. Speakers ...

  10. Inept officials and police to blame for loss of life

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and find out exactly what happened. In comparison, our heroic Hong Kong spirit was on full display. The tour guide risked his life to keep his company informed of the situation while a female hostage, who was allowed to leave with her two young children, helped to free another child by claiming that he was also a relative. A Hong Kong husband sacrificed his own life when he tried ...




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