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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Many Asian tourists cancel trips to Africa over Ebola outbreak fears

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg Cancellations, many from Asia, are hurting economies all over Africa Ebola takes heavy toll on tourism The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of kilometres from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. South Africa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578596/many-asian-tourists-cancel-trips-africa-over-ebola-outbreak-fears
  2. News - Asia - Ebola virus

    Vietnam and Myanmar testing three travellers from Africa for Ebola

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 03:35pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Vietnam and Myanmar are testing three patients for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived in the Southeast Asian nations from Africa suffering fever, health officials said. Two Nigerians were sent to Ho Chi Minh City’s Tropical Diseases Hospital for isolation after they arrived in the city by plane, Vietnam’s health ministry said, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577697/vietnam-and-myanmar-test-patients-ebola
  3. Sport - Rugby

    ‘Lucky’ Springboks edge Pumas in thriller

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:16pm by AFP

    ... to snatch victory. The scrums were a particular problem for the two-time world champions. Success on a hot, clear afternoon in north-western Argentina lifted leaders South Africa to eight points ... Agence France-Presse in Salta, Argentina Lucky Springboks edge Pumas in Salta thriller Fly-half Morne Steyn kicked a penalty three minutes from time to earn South Africa a lucky 33-31 win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1580380/lucky-springboks-edge-pumas-thriller
  4. News - World - Ebola

    West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to receive food

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 07:02pm by Reuters in Geneva

    ... Reuters in Geneva Cases in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll ... such as Gueckedou in Guinea, Kenema and Kailahun in Sierra Leone and Foya in Liberia. While Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and No 1 oil producer, appears to be containing its smaller outbreak, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577005/west-africa-ebola-toll-passes-1200-quarantine-victims-get-food
  5. Comment - Letters

    Diversify LNG sources and pricing mechanisms to reduce supply risks

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... Kong shall also look into sourcing LNG from East Africa, where LNG plants will start up later than North America's. The shipping distance from East Africa is less than half of that from ... Australia (its price is in the range of typical LNG prices in Asia), the city could, by sourcing LNG from North America, enjoy somewhat diluted gas costs. In the US, seven LNG liquefaction plants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1574517/diversify-lng-sources-and-pricing-mechanisms-reduce-supply-risks
  6. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Evacuation ordered as bomb is unearthed by North Point ferry pier

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com 36kg Japanese explosive destroyed by a controlled blast in North Point Evacuation order as wartime bomb unearthed Bomb disposal officers yesterday defused a 46cm armour-piercing bomb, left by the Japanese army after the second world war and discovered by workers at a construction site next to the North Point Ferry Pier. A section of the Island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580933/area-north-point-evacuated-due-buried-wartime-bomb
  7. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Four container shipping lines team up to serve North East Asia-Oceania

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by JING YANG

    ... that will carry cargoes between North East Asia and Oceania, in a move to further share costs as the industry continues to be affected by oversupply. Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL), Shanghai-based China Shipping Container Lines, Singapore's Pacific International Lines (PIL), and France's CMA CGM are running a service departing from Shanghai to North East ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1580706/four-container-shipping-lines-team-serve-north-east-asia-oceania
  8. News - China - COMMERCE

    The bigwigs of Taihe: Chinese county makes a fortune selling hair to Africa and America

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:59pm by AFP

    ... products which end up on heads in the United States, Europe and Africa. Fu Quanguo, 64, pioneered the trade in the 1970s and now sports a crop of white hair. “We used to collect the human hair ... mostly to the US. “Each country has different demands on length, thickness and quality,” the closely-cropped Fu said, as workers sewed and curled clumps of hair destined for Africa – often seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573507/bigwigs-taihe-chinese-county-makes-fortune-selling-hair-africa-and
  9. 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
  10. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    South-North Water Diversion project not cause of Hubei and Henan droughts, say officials

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:32pm by Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Driest summer since 1961 is to blame, not project's central canal, which has yet to start full operations sending water to arid north, says Yangtse River Water Resources Commission. Water authorities have denied media reports earlier this month that the mainland’s mammoth South-North Water Diversion project is to blame for unusual droughts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580527/south-north-water-diversion-project-not-cause-hubei-and-henan-droughts

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