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  1. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    US conducts ‘near continuous’ strikes against Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 06:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria by the US and its Arab allies were ongoing, as three European governments agree to deploy military jets against the jihadists in Iraq The US-led coalition widened its air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria on Saturday as part of “near continuous” raids against the jihadists. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Party of India's Narendra Modi may change 'no first use' nuclear doctrine

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:20am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... a nuclear strike and says it must only respond with punitive measures should deterrence fail. Mohan Guruswamy, a former government official involved in drafting and negotiating the country's ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Modi may change 'no first use' nuclear doctrine India's main opposition party, widely expected to win the national election, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    SUNCT: a rare form of headache that strikes up to 200 times a day

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 03:11pm by RAY NG

    ... Ray Ng life@scmp.com A Hong Kong patient gives a glimpse into a rare but debilitating condition A shock to the system For two weeks Hong Kong resident Brendan James suffered headaches on the left side of his face. His left eye had become red, producing sp ...

  5. News - World

    Nine arrested in UK ahead of parliament's vote on joining Iraq air strikes

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Nine arrests as UK votes on Iraq strikes British Prime Minister David Cameron was preparing yesterday for a key vote on joining air strikes in Iraq as police ... he announced that parliament would vote today on British planes joining US-led strikes against Islamic State in Iraq. Nine people were arrested in London early yesterday on suspicion ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un goes out on a limp in his second appearance carrying walking stick

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 02:53pm by AFP

    ... complexes built to house faculty members of a university specialising in nuclear research. The young leader resurfaced earlier this week after dropping out of the public eye for nearly six weeks ... at Kim Chaek University of Technology. READ MORE: Kim Jong-un is back and this time he's got a cane The university is known for nuclear engineering and a number of its top graduates ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Striking students march through Central as police say protest is illegal

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 01:04pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... of Students said about 500 striking students and other activists took part in the march. The federation’s secretary general Alex Chow Yong-kang said the group had not applied for permission from police for the event, but indicated the action would be peaceful. Watch: What do spectators think about striking students' march The march marks one of Hong Kong's first acts of civil ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Rebels with a cause: striking 'white-shirt' students speak about fight for democracy

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by JEFFIE LAM, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for what we truly deserve," he said. Law student Vincent Chong Yip-fung was determined to "strike" for the full week, despite the effect it could have on his studies. "There ... not follow politics closely. "But I am not sure which side to take." He said about 10 per cent of his 200-strong class were striking. Academics also attended the rally to back the students, ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US and Arab allies strike Islamic State in Syria from air and sea

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:32am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front ... the strikes. “Using a mix of fighter, bombers, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk land attack missiles” the coalition conducted 14 strikes against IS targets in Syria, it said. The strikes ...

  10. News - China - ENERGY

    China plans to be world leader in nuclear power by 2020

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com China plans to be world leader in nuclear power China aims to become a world leader in nuclear power by 2020 under an ambitious scheme to be finalised ... to overcome some big hurdles, including conflicts of interest among large state-owned companies, technological uncertainties in new-generation power plants and public concerns about nuclear safety. ...




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