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  1. News - World

    Sub-Saharan immigrants attempt to jump the fence into Melilla in north Africa

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:14pm by EPA

    ... at the Spanish-Moroccan border in Melilla, a Spanish autonomous city in north Africa. Spanish officials said several hundred migrants tried to climb barbed-wire fences but were turned back by security forces from ... they can enter Melilla or Spain's other north African enclave, Ceuta. Photo: EPA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459868/sub-saharan-immigrants-attempt-jump-fence-melilla-north-africa
  2. News - China - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:49am by Teddy Ng

    ... of a drone base in Niger last January, which will provide assistance to French forces in Mali and gather intelligence about terrorist activities in North and West Africa. Such military moves... can ... counter China in Africa' China's involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557387/china-hit-western-military-moves-africa-says-academy-social-sciences
  3. News - World

    Beat the crowd: Middle East, North Africa hotspots tout for tourists

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 08:13pm by Reuters

    ... shrines and marsh landscapes. While insisting the north of the country was safe for tourists, they found it hard to change people’s image of a country where nearly 8,000 civilians were killed in political violence last year. The United States warns against all but essential travel. Britain makes an exception for the Kurdistan region in the north. “It’s difficult to persuade people to go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1443729/beat-crowd-middle-east-north-africa-hotspots-tout-tourists
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1373840/vast-new-freshwater-reserves-discovered-china-australia-north-america-and
  5. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Warren Gatland sizing up chance of history in South Africa

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... well against EP Kings but it's important we go out and perform to the level we know we can," said Gatland. "A test series in South Africa is always a tough challenge, but we ... Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts and George North, who was named on the wing despite a reported recent illness. They will provide a stern defensive test for a Springboks team depleted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1531838/warren-gatland-sizing-chance-history-south-africa
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore firm charged over arms smuggling to North Korea

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:51pm

    ... filed criminal charges against a shipping firm based in the city-state accused of helping smuggle missiles and other military hardware from Cuba to North Korea. The foreign affairs and home ... in South Africa knowing that the funds could be used to contribute to the “nuclear-related, ballistic missile-related, or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes or activities” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529270/singapore-firm-charged-over-weapons-smuggling-north-korea
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Militants attack Tikrit after taking Mosul, sparking mass exodus from Iraq’s north

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... and financial capacity,” said Ayham Kamel, its Middle East and north Africa director. “We do not anticipate a sharp deterioration in the security environment in these more stable provinces that would ... of the north, including second city Mosul, officials said. Heavy clashes rocked the north of the city, hometown of now executed dictator Saddam Hussein, a provincial councillor said. Dozens of militants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530181/half-million-flee-mosul-after-islamist-militants-seize-control-iraqs
  8. Comment - Letters

    Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade As a conservation biologist from Hong Kong doing research in Central Africa, I am often asked a question some find ... confiscated ivory stockpile. Though much remains to be done, a critical message is starting to get through. We care about Africa's wildlife. We want to live in a world where elephants roam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1562966/failing-grasp-dire-consequences-africas-wildlife-trade
  9. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis calls time on ODI career

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis acknowledged on Wednesday that his dream of playing next year’s cricket World Cup was “a bridge too far”. ... India, starting in Durban the next day. He went out on a high, scoring a century that helped South Africa win the match and the series. He said at the time that his one remaining ambition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1563075/south-africas-jacques-kallis-calls-time-odi-career
  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Body of stowaway from Africa tested for Ebola after dying aboard US air force plane

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... military officials said, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa. The boy's remains were tested for infections amid the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, but the tests proved negative. Air force personnel found the boy's body on Sunday night after spotting an orange cloth in a small opening by the landing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562849/body-stowaway-africa-tested-ebola-after-dying-aboard-us-air-force-plane

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