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  1. The poverty problem

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to environmental problems. But Haiti's huge environmental problem is caused by poverty. If Haiti were a rich country, deforestation would not be such a problem. Haiti is one of the poorest countries ... consumption or by poverty. But in both cases, technology usually has a solution. ...

  2. The new untouchables

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... to go to a shelter. An investigation by the Harbin city government found that fewer than 10 of every 100 beggars were on the street because of poverty. The survey determined that the majority ...

  3. Education the key to breaking poverty cycle

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Millions of rural migrants flood China's cities each year and the move involves the toughest of economic bargains. They leave behind poverty and stagnation for factory, construction ... If migrant labourers are trapped in a cycle of poverty made worse by their murky residence status, their children are similarly trapped by their lack of equal access to education. The report points ...

  4. A taste of hunger

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... but they were hard facts. After this camp, I gained a much better understanding of people who live in poverty.' Queenie Au Ching-man, 15, said she joined the famine camp for the second time because ...

  5. Geldof needs support to help Africa beat poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whenever pop stars turn stages into soapboxes, it is difficult not to view their words with a hefty dose of cynicism. That is not the case, though, when it comes to Irish rock singer Bob Geldof, who is known less for his music than his wish to improve the lives of poverty-stricken Africans. Geldof's pop stardom was brief, but his campaign to bring Africa's plight ...

  6. In the line of fire

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... screamed: 'Captain Mendoza! Captain Mendoza!' No one responded. Soon the line went dead. The gunman reached the eighth row, where Jason Leung was sitting. Bang! The teenager's blood ...

  7. Jammed phone lines frustrate expats trying to check on loved ones

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Amy Nip, Simpson Cheung

    ... Amy Nip, Adrian Wan and Simpson Cheung Jammed telephone lines frustrated many Japanese citizens living in Hong Kong as they tried to contact family and friends back home after leaving classes and work early yesterday. About 13,000 Japanese live in the city. Two hours after the earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan hit news headlines, Japanese international schools in Hong ...

  8. Read between the lines on Jiang

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing The layout of the People's Daily- usually grey and boring- featured a song yesterday: sheet music. If not unprecedented, it was certainly rare for the Communist Party organ. It was part of a long article contributed by Li Lanqing, ...

  9. Haiti

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... coffee, oils, mangoes, cocoa Issues: Poverty Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. About two-thirds of the population are unemployed and the rest are paid very little. Some 80 per cent live below the poverty line, while the richest 1 per cent control half the country's wealth. Foreign aid comprises 30 to 40 per cent of the government's budget. Since the rule ...

  10. A silver lining

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... a single line into the waters below, and sits and waits, a picture of patience. Below them, the hooks flash silver in the water, aiming to catch the eye of the passing fish. The fishermen are after ...




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