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  1. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    US fashion designers take trunk shows to China

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 09:51am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York New York fashion houses look to expansion in Chinese market Rag & Bone, Marchesa and Proenza Schouler, among the top in their class of cool, youngish New ... “There was a sense of excitement on both sides about discovery,” she said. “We are always inspired by the juxtaposition between the old and the new,” said Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. ...

  2. News - World - Houston-based company admits destroying evidence after US Gulf oil spill

    Halliburton agrees to plead guilty in Gulf oil spill case

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:23pm by Associated Press in New Orleans

    ... Associated Press in New Orleans Halliburton admits destroying crucial evidence Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 ... and criminal charge both arise from a criminal investigation by the Deepwater Horizon Task Force into the spill. US District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans recently presided over a trial ...

  3. News - Asia

    North Korea demands dissolution of UN command in South Korea

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 01:00pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York Envoy says US is using command force to prepare for war against North Korea North Korea’s UN envoy demanded the dissolution of the United Nations Command ... to a new war at any moment.” He reiterated North Korea’s surprise offer last Saturday of wide-ranging senior-level talks with the United States “to defuse tension on the Korean peninsula and ensure ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New Territories parent rush to sign up at kindergartens under new rules

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in September. Fung Kai distributed 2,000 application forms this year as it, like many kindergartens in the northern New Territories, saw large queues for forms. It interviewed 1,000 children and gave ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Busy day in Sheung Shui and Tai Po as new registration rules kick in after mainland influx Rush to sign up at kindergartens Parents in Sheung Shui ...

  5. News - Asia - MARITIME INCIDENT

    New Zealand summons Japan envoy over whaling ship's 'annoying' breach of territory

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:55am by AFP

    ... the ship did not enter New Zealand’s territorial waters, which extend 12 nautical miles from the coast, but did breach its EEZ, which covers from 12 to 200 nautical miles offshore. While the vessel ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Japanese vessel enters NZ's economic zone despite being warned it was unwelcome New Zealand said on Monday that it was “deeply annoyed” ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Kowloon and New Territories hospitals miss emergency targets

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Hospitals miss emergency targets The accident and emergency departments of all public hospital groups in Kowloon and the New Territories last year failed to meet their pledge of seeing 90 per cent of urgent cases within half an hour. The problem was particularly acute in the Kowloon Central, Kowloon East and New Territories West groupings, where the percentages ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Avoiding 'new town blues' in the Northeast New Territories

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 09:35pm by K.K. Ling

    ... K.K. Ling K.K. Ling says that by generating employment close to the planned development areas in the Northeast New Territories, Hong Kong can avoid another case of 'new town blues' Banish the blues There have been many controversies about the Northeast New Territories. Some believe we do not need new development if we can control our population growth, which comes ...

  8. News - China

    Tibetan leader accuses China of ‘sham’ trials

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 11:51am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... a prayer meeting of nearly 1,000 Tibetans in the Indian capital of New Delhi, with a huge banner in the background reading, “Why do Tibetans burn themselves?” Sangay said it was unfortunate ... because repression is the cause of self-immolation,” Sangay told The Associated Press. He said he had asked Tibetans around the world not to celebrate the Lunar New Year this month out of respect ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Judgment day for Bonds, Clemens, Sosa at Hall

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 07:26am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York There’s a chance the podium under the chandeliers in the gold-and-ivory-coloured Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unused. With the cloud ... using PEDs. Sosa, who finished with 609 home runs, was among those who tested positive in MLB’s 2003 anonymous survey, The New York Times reported in 2009. He told a congressional committee ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Call to help with rent, travel costs

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Providing subsidies may persuade people to embrace New Territories living and take some pressure off the long wait for public rental flats Call to help with rent, travel costs Rent concessions and travel subsidies are two ways of encouraging people to move to less popular areas in the New Territories that will in turn ease a long wait for public ...




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