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  1. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria seeks death penalty for child bride, 14, accused of murdering husband

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press

    ... are common in the poverty-stricken, predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria region. "She was married to a man that she didn't love. She protested but her parents forced her to marry ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Minimum wage is the least we can do for overworked low-income earners

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:05am by Paul Yip

    ... pressure, hearing ability or smoking rate. At the University of Hong Kong, our poverty research also found districts whose average income was in the bottom 20 per cent of the citywide range experience mortality levels 136 per cent higher than those in the top 20 per cent. Poverty is indeed related to health problems, self-harm, premature death and domestic violence. In May 2011, after ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wealthy nations must lead emissions fight, senior Chinese climate negotiator says

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... capabilities, while economic growth and poverty alleviation remained "the most urgent priorities" of developing states, said Su, whose organisation is China's top economic planning ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Bringing warmth and cheer to the hungry

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Ernest Kao

    ... of thousands of households and working adults living under the poverty line do not make enough to afford three healthy meals a day. The foundation estimates that the total average spending per day ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ageing Hong Kong plans more childcare centres to encourage mothers back to work

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Olga Wong, Gary Cheung

    ... them to care centres," she said. "These families could be saved from poverty if the mothers can leave home and work." Wu said that children cared for under the neighbourhood ...

  6. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Georgian gorge where fanatics are forged

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... radical forms of Islam. "Poverty and unemployment are what drives young Kists out of Pankisi. They look for jobs in Turkey and some of them end up in that bloody war in Syria," said ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Beijing faces dilemma as its share of global arms trade grows

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by Cary Huang

    ... considerations. China and the US are using arms deliveries to South Asia to strengthen their influence in the region. The arms trade is one of the world's most corrupt, fuelling conflict and poverty ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hopes of revival for dying trade of street hawking in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... meetings. "Supermarkets, which are owned by large corporations, will soon become the only choice [for shoppers]. If you see the issue from the point of view of poverty alleviation, culture ...

  9. News - China

    Xi Jinping's green pledge will require an economic revolution

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:27am by Bloomberg

    ... such as the rapid growth and poverty reduction from the market reforms of the past two decades. Others, though, have exposed central planning run amok, such as Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Working poor' problem will plague Hong Kong for decades, professor warns

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:35am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... as a survey conducted on the young in the last two months finds expensive housing, low academic qualifications and a narrow job market are perceived as major reasons for poverty. Community Care Fund chairman Dr Law Chi-kwong said the issue of the working poor would be a main task for the government's Commission on Poverty. A team would be formed to deal with it, Law said, ...




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