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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... Samuel Chan and Shirley Zhao More than 30 swimming pools and beaches are closed or without sufficient safety staff today as more than a third of the city's lifeguards strike against ... affected", meaning about 80 per cent of lifeguards have joined the strike, as outlined on Monday by Alex Kwok Siu-kit, vice-chairman of strike organiser the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588074/lifeguard-strike-affect-holiday-swimmers-pools-and-beaches-hit
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea blasts British TV drama about its nuclear programme

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang blasts British TV drama North Korea has slammed a new British TV drama about its nuclear weapons programme, urging the UK government to scrap the "slanderous farce" if it wants to maintain diplomatic ties. Opposite Number, from Channel 4, features a British nuclear scientist captured in the North during a covert mission and forced to help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582464/north-korea-blasts-british-tv-drama-about-its-nuclear-programme
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima workers in clean-up of crippled plant sue for danger money

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Fukushima workers in clean-up of crippled plant sue for danger money Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said yesterday. The four men, of whom two are still working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583938/fukushima-workers-clean-crippled-plant-sue-danger-money
  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Thousands rally in Taipei against controversial nuclear plant project

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:39am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Thousands rally in Taipei against controversial nuclear plant project Thousands of anti-nuclear activists staged a sit-in in front of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's office yesterday, in a two-day protest demanding that the government drop a controversial nuclear power plant project that has been hotly debated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1497953/thousands-rally-taipei-against-controversial-nuclear-plant-project
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US making waves over China’s sea-based nuclear deterrent

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:53pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... Deterrent patrols provide a second-strike capability intended to forcefully discourage a nuclear attack. They promise a crippling response, with submarines hidden in the depths far more effective ... Robert Karniol says China seems unlikely to have made a big leap inits nuclear deterrent capabilities at sea, despite what the US may think Making waves Admiral Samuel Locklear, who heads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1475749/us-making-waves-over-chinas-sea-based-nuclear-deterrent
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Professors pledge support for Hong Kong students determined to strike

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan Professors pledge support for student strike As two university student unions yesterday reiterated their determination to skip classes for a week in protest ... to call off the strike, which is planned for next month. "The student strike is our last warning to the regime. If they continue to act against the public will, we will step up to stronger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585370/professors-pledge-support-hong-kong-students-determined-strike
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students’ declaration says strike over political reform is ‘final warning to the regime’

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com 'Declaration of the Students' Strike' calls for open elections in 2016 and 2017, as teachers say protests are a legitimate reason to boycott classes The University of Hong Kong’s student union has called on students to co-sign the “Declaration of the Students’ Strike” which demands open elections in 2016 and 2017. “The student strike ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584645/its-fine-skip-class-occupy-central-says-chinese-university-lecturer
  8. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Obama vows to expand airstrikes on Islamic State into Syria, but won't send combat troops

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 07:35am by MCT

    ... I hope." US forces have been back in Iraq for more than a month, staging more than 150 air strikes, delivering humanitarian aid and advising Iraqi forces on reversing the stunning advances ... and recruits. Watch: Obama vows Syria air strikes to destroy Islamic State His about-face on intervention in Syria after more than three years of civil war has been helped by global revulsion over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589940/obama-us-expand-airstrikes-islamic-state
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Barack Obama urges international response to Islamic State as UK and France weigh air strikes

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:52am

    ... the international will to do it,” he said in Estonia’s capital Tallinn. Britain, with one of its nationals also under threat of beheading, said it would not rule out taking part in air strikes if necessary. ... Foley, was in retaliation for expanded US air strikes against its fighters in Iraq during the past week. It warned that a British hostage would be next unless London backs off from its support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584956/barack-obama-calls-international-response-islamic-state-britain-and
  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma agrees to public vote over nuclear power plant

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:30am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Public to vote on nuclear plant Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday proposed that commercial operations of the island's nearly completed fourth nuclear power plant be put on hold ... Democratic Progressive Party- was seen by local media and pundits as a concession by the administration amid a growing tide against nuclear power in Taiwan. The facility, in New Taipei City's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1497296/ma-agrees-public-vote-over-nuclear-power-plant

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