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  1. News - World - HISTORY

    European leaders mark 100th anniversary of outbreak of first world war

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... is history- 10 million troops dead, 20 million injured, millions of civilian victims, empires toppled, the world remade. Earlier yesterday, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his New Zealand ... on lessons of war World leaders marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war yesterday, warning of the lessons to be learned in the face of today's many crises, including ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    'My mission is not finished,' says Sepp Blatter as he pledges to build a new Fifa

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:30am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo Swiss chief still in powerful position with strong support among the African and Asian blocs Sepp Blatter is ready to seek a new term as Fifa’s president, ... the 78-year-old Blatter told the Fifa congress in Sao Paulo on the eve of the start of the World Cup. The Fifa leader was helped by a congress vote not to consider age- and term-limits for officials. He ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Move WTO to Hong Kong to reflect new global trade order

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:45pm by JEAN-PIERRE LEHMANN

    ... Jean-Pierre Lehmann Jean-Pierre Lehmann says the world trade regime needs a Pacific Charter and a new rules-making body based in Hong Kong to reflect the growing role of Asian players in global trade Trading places If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, the World Trade Organisation can be deemed to be insane. ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT

    New World China Land share fall after shareholders scuttle buyout proposal

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 12:06pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu and Enoch Yiu Shares in New World China Land plummet almost 17 per cent after a shareholder meeting scuttles the parent company's buyout proposal Privatisation rebuffhits New World unit Shares in New World China Land plunged 16.93 per cent yesterday after shareholders vetoed the privatisation offer proposed by its parent firm, New World Development. The stock ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Fund bets on next trendy district in New York

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York CityShares tempts wealthy investors with chance to buy into blocks of flats in New York neighbourhoods ripe for gentrification Fund bets on next trendy district New York's real estate world is filled with tales of ordinary people who bought property decades ago and saw values soar to the millions. Seth Weissman is seeking investors to get in early ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns eye fifth consecutive World Cup title

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris New Zealand will begin their bid for a fifth consecutive women's World Cup title on Friday, but insist they will not be dwelling on past achievements ... at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “We’re all here for the same reason, to win the World Cup. There’s definitely pressure there but it’s how we deal with it,” New Zealand captain Fiao’o ...

  7. News - World - GAZA

    New Gaza fighting erupts as negotiators seek long-term ceasefire

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:58pm by Reuters

    ... City and smoke rising from the area. No casualties were immediately reported, but the attack spurred a new exodus of dozens of Palestinian families who had fled previous fighting and returned ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... systems" (Manpads), which are dangerous to planes flying at lower altitudes or ones taking off or landing. The new report estimated that several hundred anti-aircraft missile systems were already ...

  9. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Group of 77 demand fairer new world order

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Santa Cruz, Bolivia Developing countries demand fairer new world order Developing countries have called for a fairer new world economic order at a Group of 77 plus ... Congress. Leaders at the summit were pressing a "fight for fair and sustainable economic growth, and for a new world economic order", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said. Ecuadorean ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - Commonwealth Games

    Usain Bolt eyes 2017 worlds after relay gold at Commonwealth Games

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 08:23pm by Reuters

    ... Agencies in Glasgow Fastest man on the planet says he will continue to race beyond the 2016 Olympics after running the anchor leg for Jamaica at Glasgow event Bolt targets 2017 worlds ... competing until the world championships in 2017. The world's fastest man had planned to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games but reiterated comments made last September that he ...




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