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  1. News - China Insider - IRAQ

    'Chinese Islamic State fighter' captured in Iraq, military claims

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... the world to join his cause. Wu Sike, a China’s special envoy to the Middle East, earlier estimated that 100 Chinese citizens may be fighting for the ISIS. They are mostly Muslim Uyghurs from ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... of the Premiership is continuously improving,” Watkins said. One of his initiatives was to invite world-class former referee Alain Rolland of Ireland to deliver four workshops last weekend during the HKRFU ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'We won't halt Occupy Central': Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by Shirley Zhao and Jeffie Lam

    ... would have been different.” Leung, also a core member of the Federation of Students, said the planned student boycott of classes would probably happen on September 22 in a public venue so people from various sectors and groups could join. She said boycott organisers would also invite lecturers and social figures to give students lessons at the venue. “We boycott classes but we don’t ...

  4. Property - International - AFRICA

    High returns attract real estate funds to Africa

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... of that growth in Africa and Asia, a recent United Nations study said. "The desire of the increasingly middle class to meet, socialise, shop and spend their leisure time in facilities or retail ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreign demand fuels London surge

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by SUSIE WATKINS POLAKOVA

    ... residential properties last year. They now make up the largest overseas group in Mayfair (25 per cent) well ahead of other Asian and continental European buyers (19 per cent) and Russians and Middle ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scholarism encouraging students to take part in one-day classroom boycott

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Chi-fung said he wanted to promote understanding of public nomination and civil disobedience among secondary pupils and encourage them to join the boycott of classes in the middle or at the end ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Scholarism members distribute fliers to secondary pupils encouraging them to skip class in protest over Beijing's political reform framework ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State claims to have beheaded US journalist Steven Sotloff

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:59am by Associated Press

    ... shouldn’t pay for US government actions in the Middle East over which he has no control. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he wasn’t immediately aware of the Sotloff video and wasn’t ...

  8. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... spokesman said. Maritime Self-Defence Force chiefs said that Petty Officer First Class Koichi Goto, 42, was being investigated over claims that he persistently harassed his younger charge. "It ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... that of the euro zone in nine of the last 12 quarters. With conflicts between Russia and Ukraine, as well as in the Middle East, putting a strain on global growth, Thomas Jordan president of the central ... as in the Middle East, have also boosted demand for the Swiss currency. According to a survey of economists, published before Draghi's remarks on August 22, the Swiss central bank was seen maintaining ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US media interviews with Americans held in North Korea may signal opening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... going to trial, and I (will) directly be sent to prison," Miller said. He declined to comment on why he wanted to seek asylum in North Korea. Fowle, a middle-aged man from Ohio, said he ...




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