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  1. Stamp of approval

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the International Day of Peace on September 21. Cherry's work was selected from 24 finalists' entries to appear on the cover of the stamp set. Another six designs- from Thailand, the Philippines, ... as the cover,' said the Year Nine student at Yew Chung International School. 'I hope people from different countries will join together to make the dream of peace come true.' Using watercolours ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    Deciding the time to let a patient die peacefully

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by TSE CHUN-YAN

    ... Tse Chun-yan Hospitals have strict guidelines on when to forgo life-sustaining treatment Deciding the time to let a patient die peacefully When patients with irreversible illnesses reach ... such treatment in order to let the patient die peacefully. We must clarify that forgoing life-sustaining treatment when appropriate is not euthanasia. Euthanasia is defined as "direct ...

  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, US Peace Corps leaves West Africa

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:02am by Reuters in Dakar

    ... it. The illness, called viral haemorrhagic fever, has symptoms that include external bleeding, massive internal bleeding, vomiting, and diarrhoea. The US Peace Corps said on Wednesday ... died of the Ebola virus. The Peace Corps has 102 volunteers in Guinea, 108 in Liberia and 130 in Sierra Leone working in education, health and agriculture. The State Department has confirmed ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Continuing offensive in Gaza killing hopes of peace

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24pm by HAYA AL HUSSEIN

    ... Haya Al Hussein Haya Al Hussein calls on both sides to end the despairing rise in death toll Continuing offensive in Gaza killing hopes of peace Like many, my family and I have watched ... to take their chances with each barrage of artillery. As a United Nations Messenger of Peace, I implore both Hamas and the Israeli government to put an end to the violence. As a mother, I fear ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza death toll tops 340 as UN chief heads to Middle East in peace effort

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 05:05pm by AFP

    ... for the region UN chief pushes for peace in Gaza Israeli air strikes pounded Gaza again, taking the death toll from a 12-day bombardment to 341, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to join truce ... for political affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council. Ban's push for peace came as Israel was poised to intensify a ground operation inside the besieged Palestinian territory it says ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Give China a chance at Middle East peace

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Let China try for Mideast peace Israel and the Palestinian militants of Hamas have nothing to gain from the latest flare-up of violence. The more rockets that are fired ... shown, a truce alone is no long-term solution; the best hope of peace for Israelis and Palestinians will come about through an impartial mediator. Egypt's attempt to bring about a ceasefire ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Palestine ambassador acknowledges China's peace role in Middle East

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Palestine envoy says China has key peace role The Palestinian ambassador to China said Beijing is playing an increasingly important role in the Middle East peace process- as a special Chinese envoy headed to Israel and the Palestinian territories to broker a truce. Ahmad Ramadan said a stronger involvement by Beijing in seeking a resolution ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stability at home should be the basis of China's diplomacy of peaceful engagement

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:31pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says the country's quest for peaceful external relations must begin with a resolve to meet its own development challenges Stability at home should be the basis ... week, President Xi Jinping took pains to note that China, now more than ever, needed a stable and peaceful external environment. We could not agree more. Stability is vital for a country ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurds seize oilfields as Shiite cleric calls for peace in fractured Iraq

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by AP

    ... Reuters in Baghdad Kurds seize oilfields as cleric calls for peace Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in north Iraq yesterday and took over operations from a state-run oil company, while Kurdish politicians formally withdrew from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government. The moves escalated a feud between the Shiite-led central government and the autonomous Kurdish region ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Peace in Asia must be built on strong institutions

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by PROJECT SYNDICATE

    ... Yoon Young-kwan Yoon Young-kwan calls on Asia-Pacific leaders to display statesmanship and work on a compromise Peace in Asia must be built on strong institutions, not left to fickle ... creative ways, if that outcome is to be avoided. In general, there are three ways to foster international peace: deepening economic interdependence, promoting democracy, and building international ...




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