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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New Territories villagers must play by the rules

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial NT villagers must play by the rules Striking the right balance between development and the environment is easier said than done. It is even harder when conservation is seen as infringing on private property rights. In a protest against development restrictions in northern Lantau, angry villagers bulldozed an ecologically sensitive mangrove in front of media cameras ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must show united front in fight against barbaric IS

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Iraq, despite recent losses from limited American air strikes in Iraq's Kurdish north to protect ethnic and religious minorities. But the United States and its allies are limited by what ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese court rules against Fukushima operator Tepco in landmark suicide case

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... Reuters in Fukushima Fukushima nuclear operator ordered to pay HK$3.65m in damages to bereaved husband Tepco loses landmark suicide case A Japanese court has ruled that Fukushima nuclear ... decision is the latest blow for the utility, which was bailed out with taxpayer funds in 2012 and expects to spend more than US$48 billion in compensation for the nuclear disaster. The triple ...

  4. News - World - GAZA

    Gaza ceasefire deal reached with Israel, say Palestinians

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:22pm by Reuters

    ... to end their rocket strikes, Israel bombed more of Gaza’s tallest structures on Tuesday, bringing down a 13-storey apartment and office tower and destroying most of a 16-floor residential building. The strikes flattened the Basha Tower and wrecked the Italian Complex, after occupants were warned to get out, and no deaths were reported. Declining to comment specifically ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Syria opens door to US bombing of Islamists but White House to go it alone

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:57pm by AP

    ... Agencies in Washington and Damascus Damascus says its ready to work with Washington to fight Islamist 'terrorism' within its borders Syria opens door on u.s. air strikes Syria ... for air strikes against Islamic militants, two American officials said. Syria, locked in a civil war with various rebel groups including Islamic State since March 2011, said for the first time ...

  6. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Salmond wins final TV debate before Scottish independence referendum

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 05:20pm by Reuters in Glasgow

    ... against 29 per cent who said they thought Darling had triumphed. If Scotland, with its US$250-billioneconomy, 5.2 million people, oil industry, and nuclear submarine base, leaves Britain, with its ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protecting workers' rights is good for business, in China and elsewhere

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:00pm by LOWELL CHOW

    ... on Business and Human Rights- strikingly, not one of the responses we received from either Chinese or non-Chinese firms referred to them. There is a big gap between such standards and the reality ...

  8. Sport - Soccer

    Champions Atletico held, while Real grind down Cordoba

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:19am

    ... Reuters Champions Atletico Madrid made a sluggish start to the defence of their La Liga title with a 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano, while a header from Karim Benzema and a late Cristiano Ronaldo strike helped Real Madrid beat promoted Cordoba 2-0. Mario Mandzukic missed two clear chances in the first half for Atletico, whose Spanish Super Cup victory last Friday over Real appeared ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Mid-air 'near miss' highlights strategic divide between US and China in Asia

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:27am by Cary Huang

    ... A Chinese navy officer said the US plane was probably tracking Chinese nuclear submarines, which were believed to be taking part in a military drill. Beijing has complained that frequent US military ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA/IRAQ

    Islamic State seizes Syrian airbase while militants make further advances in Iraq

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:17am

    ... by Islamic State. Turkish rebels who crossed from Syria and US air strikes secured an exit for the Yazidi refugees to Iraqi Kurdistan, but no such efforts have been proposed to assist the Turkomans. ... More than 60 of those strikes targeted extremist positions near the Mosul Dam, allowing the peshmerga to recapture it from Islamic State last week. However, Barack Obama has repeatedly ...




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