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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    African immigrants in US fear a backlash from the Dallas Ebola case

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by Reuters

    ... spread from West Africa where it began in March. Dr Tom Frieden, director of the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, said: "The man in Dallas, who is fighting for his life, is the only ... of the sick man, said: "Some people around here see us as bringing the disease and that's not right." Because many Americans have little knowledge of Africa's geography ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North, South Korean troops exchange border fire across DMZ

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 07:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Skirmishes broke out at the heavily-fortified border between North and South Korea on Sunday with shots fired but no casualties recorded North and South ... ministry official said a South Korean border patrol had spotted North Korean troops approaching close to the MDL. “Verbal warnings were issued by loudspeaker and then warning shots were fired,” ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's return to spotlight shows slightly more open North Korea

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... leader's return to the spotlight Just like that, Kim Jong-un was back. For weeks, the portly North Korean leader's sudden disappearance from public view was the source of wild theories ranging ... headlines around the world. Even by the standards of North Korea's bizarre personality cult, the global attention to Kim's whereabouts was remarkable. Then, with no explanation, ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    No agreement as North and South Korea meet for first military talks in three years

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:36am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul No agreement as two Koreas meet for military talks The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years ended with no agreement ... no reports of casualties from either incident, but they served as a reminder of how tensions are running high. Yesterday, after a proposal by the North, military generals from the two Koreas met ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    Death of northern white rhino Suni raises extinction fears

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... of sub-Saharan Africa, decades of rampant poaching have slashed northern white rhino numbers. Suni, 34, who was the first northern white rhino to be born in captivity, was found dead on Friday by rangers at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, about 250km north of Nairobi. The conservancy said Suni was not poached, but the cause of his death was unclear. It added that he was one of the last two breeding males ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea threatens to cancel talks with South after propaganda barrage

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Leaflet campaign angers Pyongyang, with cross-border fire exchanged Propaganda all but scraps North-South talks North Korea's state media said yesterday ... Koreas traded heavy machine-gun fire across their border on Friday, prompted by the North Korean military trying to shoot down balloons carrying the leaflets that activists launched from ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    North and South Korea must seize this chance to talk

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Koreas must seize chance to talk Nothing about North Korea can be predicted with certainty. Secrecy and a lack of foreign contact means that its leaders and the way ... created just days earlier to ensure the talks take place. A difficult year in relations have been made more challenging by South Korean President Park Geun-hye and the North's leader, Kim ...

  8. Business - Economy

    IMF, World Bank officials to warn that global economic recovery still at risk

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Reuters

    ... the World Bank and IMF for North Africa and the Middle East. ... response to the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa and called for quick and coordinated support to mitigate its impact. The statement said 20 per cent ...

  9. News - World - DISEASE

    1920s Kinshasa was ground zero for HIV, gene sequencing shows

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:56pm by GDN

    ... in 1920s Kinshasa A "perfect storm" of urban change that began in the 1920s in Kinshasa led to the catastrophic spread of HIV across Africa and the world, according to scientists who used ... through Kinshasa on the railways alone. By 1960, the rate of new pandemic HIV infections outpaced the growth of the regional population, according to Science. People with HIV in central Africa ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North, South Korea exchange fire at land border: Seoul

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:08pm by AGENCIES

    ... Koreas exchange fire across the border North and South Korea exchanged heavy gun fire across their border last night just hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un failed to appear at the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party for the first time in three years. The attacks began after the North fired at balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets launched ...




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