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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Vast new freshwater reserves discovered off China, Australia, North America and South Africa

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:38am by AFP

    ... of low-salinity water had been found buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves off Australia, China, North America and South Africa. "The volume of this water resource is a hundred times ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Search for survivors suspended at collapsed South Africa mall

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 04:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tongaat, South Africa One dead, 29 hurt after vast shopping mall collapses South African emergency workers said hope was fading on Wednesday of finding survivors ... Cheap labour means it is not unusual to see hundreds of workers toiling away at construction sites in South Africa and the incident occurred at 4.30pm, just as many labourers were knocking off. ...

  3. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Al-Qaeda video believed to show kidnapped Westerners in Africa

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dakar Video believed to show kidnapped Westerners Al-Qaeda's north African branch has released a video purporting to show seven kidnapped Westerners, the Mauritanian news agency ANI reported, footage France's foreign ministry deemed credible. The hostages are four Frenchmen kidnapped from a uranium compound in northern Niger exactly three years ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New humpback dolphin species discovered off north Australia

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:06pm by AFP

    ... range stretching from the tip of Australia all the way to Africa, and they are considered native to some 40 countries across Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Parra gathered skin biopsy samples from ... for Conservation of Nature. Sousa teuszii, which lives in the Atlantic off West Africa and is known as the Atlantic humpback or Teusz’s dolphin, is rated vulnerable. The next step in the process would ...

  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Polio outbreaks in Africa and Pakistan alarm health officials

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Health experts are increasingly alarmed by new outbreaks, which threaten an ambitious plan to eradicate the disease Polio back in Africa and Pakistan The global effort to eradicate polio, a disease that has been on the brink of extinction for years, is facing serious setbacks on two continents. The virus is surging in Somalia and the Horn of Africa, which had been ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Xi Jinping wraps up Africa tour and Guangdong admits to pension fund debt

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 07:09am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to establishing a permanent representative office in Beijing. Foreign relations Reuters Xi Jinping wrapped up his Africa trip in Brazzaville. South African Press Association "Let him bring work!" a 34-year-old Congolese carpenter reacts to Xi's visit. Agence-France Presse Japan seeks Mongolia's support in Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute. Yonhap This January, North Korea imported ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Natural resources, oil to underwrite Chinese investment in Africa

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Resources to underwrite Chinese investment in Africa Africa's importance to China's overseas investment agenda could become more significant as Beijing pursues a strategy of securing access to vital natural resources and takes big financial risks to get them. Chinese foreign direct investment in Africa roughly doubled between 2009 and 2012 to US$2.5 billion from US$1.4 ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Bank of China fires back at ICBC in Africa

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 09:45am by Doug Young

    ... included major new moves into Africa, the Middle East and even North America with its purchase of a US-based bank. This new Nedbank tie-up looks interesting but largely symbolic, and is most likely ... Doug Young Bank of China should work hard to make its new Africa tie-up with Nedbank successful, and should seek similar pairings in other developing markets. After noting last week ...

  9. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Mali remain a threat to all West Africa, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said in a report on Sunday in which he also raised concerns about a planned ... by news agency AFP, that operations by French and Malian government forces in the north of the country had “weakened” the militant groups who took over northern Mali for 10 months and imposed ...

  10. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Hong Kong ship owners seize chance as Africa trade soars

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... and Africa. Cargo volumes from Asia to Africa are growing two to three times faster than volumes between Africa and Europe or North America, shipping experts said. The growth is being fuelled ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Slump in price of vessels offers opportunity to build fleets and serve continent's smaller ports HK ship owners seize chance as Africa trade soars ...




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