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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Microsoft investors push for Bill Gates to step down

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:51am by Reuters in New York and Seattle

    ... Reuters in New York and Seattle The investors are concerned that Gates’ role as chairman could block new strategies Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft are lobbying the board ... company and is its largest individual shareholder. The three investors are concerned that Gates’ role as chairman effectively blocks the adoption of new strategies and would limit the power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322709/microsoft-investors-push-bill-gates-step-down
  2. News - China

    Tibetan leader accuses China of ‘sham’ trials

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1141777/tibetan-leader-accuses-china-sham-trials
  3. News - China

    Untangling the Wen family's web of riches

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... relatives has been Cheng, who controls New World Development and is worth about US$15 billion, according to Forbes . In the 1990s, New World was seeking a foothold on the mainland for its jewellery ... Fook has also flourished. Today, the mainland accounts for 60 per cent of the chain's US$4.2 billion in annual revenue. Cheng, 87, could not be reached for comment. Calls to New World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1070742/untangling-wen-familys-web-riches
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York City forced to ration petrol

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... New York City began rationing petrol yesterday for the first time since the 1970s, in response to a persistent fuel crisis that has shuttered hundreds of fuel stations and forced desperate ... and odd-numbered on odd days. Plates ending with a letter will be treated as odd-numbered. Nassau and Suffolk counties, on Long Island, also announced odd-even fuel rationing. New Jersey did the same last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1078790/new-york-city-forced-ration-petrol
  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Founder of Snapple drinks empire, Arnold Greenberg, dies

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times Arnold Greenberg pioneered beverages for health-conscious consumers Founder of Snapple drinks giant dies Arnold Greenberg, who began his career selling pickles and herring from a New York City storefront and went on to become a founder of Snapple, the international beverage giant, has died of cancer. He was 90. In 1972, Greenberg, who was by then running ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074018/founder-snapple-drinks-empire-arnold-greenberg-dies
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Children who smoke menthol cigarettes more likely to get addicted, study finds

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 10:51am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Children who experiment with menthol cigarettes are more likely to become habitual smokers than their peers who start out with the regular variety, according to a US ... flavour, and critics have charged that menthol makes cigarettes more palatable to new smokers - many of whom are kids - and may be especially likely to encourage addiction. “This study adds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1073814/children-who-smoke-menthol-cigarettes-more-likely-get-addicted-study
  7. Business

    Apple loses world’s most valuable company crown

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 01:26pm by Agence France Presse in New York

    ... Apple shares extended their losses on Friday, ending a miserable week for the California tech giant as it surrendered its position as the world’s biggest company based on market value. ... to edge into first place. Apple first overtook ExxonMobil in August 2011 as the most valuable company in the world based on the value of its stock. A year later, Apple dethroned longtime rival ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1136595/apple-loses-worlds-most-valuable-company-crown
  8. News - China - UNITED NATIONS

    Clinton calls for restraint in dispute over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 08:36am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York US emphasises dialogue as China, Japan tensions rise US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China and Japan on Thursday to let “cool heads” prevail in a festering ... UN General Assembly meeting in New York and said it was important to ratchet down tensions over the islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China and the Senkakus in Japan, a senior State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1049217/clinton-calls-restraint-dispute-over-diaoyu-islands
  9. Business

    Apple poised to ship iPhones to China Mobile

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 10:01am by Agence France Presse in New York

    ... Agence France Presse in New York China’s biggest mobile carrier looks set to sell Apple’s iPhone, hugely increasing the California-based company’s distribution in the world’s largest ... which has some 700 million subscribers, the Journal reported on its website. The report comes as Apple prepares an event at its headquarters next week where it is expected to unveil two new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1305483/apple-poised-ship-iphones-china-mobile
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds protest over Syrian conflict in New York’s Times Square

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Hundreds of people protested at New York’s Times Square on Thursday over possible US plans to strike Syria’s regime which it believes to be behind a deadly chemical attack. Supporters of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad, backers of the opposition who want a US intervention, and Americans who say they can’t stomach another war all took to the iconic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300553/hundreds-protest-over-syrian-conflict-new-yorks-times-square

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