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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng to join conservative US think tank

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 09:28am by Reuters in New York

    ... at Witherspoon, which is based in Princeton, New Jersey, for the next three years. He will also be affiliated with The Catholic University of America and the more liberal-leaning Lantos Foundation ... agreed to let Chen accept an offer from New York University to become a visiting scholar. Chen released a statement in June this year, accusing NYU of asking him to leave as a result of “great, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1322677/chinese-dissident-chen-guangcheng-join-conservative-us-think-tank
  2. 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 to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter. While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322709/microsoft-investors-push-bill-gates-step-down
  3. 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 ... to overseas Tibetan rights groups. A court in the southwestern province of Sichuan sentenced a Tibetan man to death with a two-year reprieve and gave his nephew a 10-year prison sentence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1141777/tibetan-leader-accuses-china-sham-trials
  4. 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 ... rendering a news conference unnecessary. About 600 people are eligible to vote in the BBWAA election, all members of the organisation for 10 consecutive years at any point. Results will be announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1123678/judgment-day-bonds-clemens-sosa-hall
  5. News - China

    Untangling the Wen family's web of riches

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

    ... to the 2007 cable. In the winter of that year, just before he began his second term as premier, Wen called for new measures to fight corruption, particularly among high-ranking officials. The speech ... The New York Times in Beijing The premier's relatives control US$2.7 billion in assets, much of it hidden behind a complex network of holdings, business records show The Wens' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1070742/untangling-wen-familys-web-riches
  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 ... cent more likely to become regular smokers over the next few years, compared to those experimenting with regular cigarettes. Menthol is added to cigarettes to give them a minty “refreshing” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1073814/children-who-smoke-menthol-cigarettes-more-likely-get-addicted-study
  7. 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
  8. 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 smartphone market, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Apple is preparing to ship iPhones to China Mobile, in a successful conclusion to years of negotiations with the Chinese wireless giant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1305483/apple-poised-ship-iphones-china-mobile
  9. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Scandals overshadow T20 birthday celebrations

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi It was meant to be the saviour of cricket - a quick-fire format spiced with cheerleaders and film-star glamour that would reverse a decline in attendance and draw in a new wave of middle-class fans. But a decade on from the first ever round of Twenty20 matches, there are fears that a string of corruption scandals may have done lasting damage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1262082/scandals-overshadow-t20-birthday-celebrations
  10. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korea in dangerous nuclear showdown, says US envoy

    Posted May 10th 2013, 11:59am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... father Kim Jong-Il last year promising “better times.” But Davies said the new leader “has rooted his vision for his country firmly in the past.” “A small privileged elite continues to lavish ... Agence France-Presse in New York North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is playing a dangerous game in his nuclear showdown with the international community, the US envoy seeking to tempt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1234420/north-korea-dangerous-nuclear-showdown-says-us-envoy

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