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  1. Business - Economy - TYPHOON

    Typhoon Kalmaegi prevents morning trading on HK stock exchange

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 09:58am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Morning trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange was cancelled on Tuesday as 63 kilometre per hour winds from Typhoon Kalmaegi buffeted the city, delaying flights and forcing commuters to stay at home. The cit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1593706/typhoon-kalmaegi-prevents-morning-trading-hk-stock-exchange
  2. News - China Insider - ILLEGAL STRUCTURES

    Two-storey garden villa built atop Hubei building 'to prevent leaks'

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:19pm by James Griffiths

    ... constructed the complex-- which includes wooden houses, terraces, trees and ponds in the classical Chinese garden style-- "to prevent water leaks" in his top floor apartment.  Tang bought ... over the previously public rooftop and made it his own. Tang explained that he had locked the roof in order to prevent his decorations from being destroyed, but that he'd given keys ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593201/two-story-garden-villa-built-atop-hubei-building-prevent-leaks
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistans’s army chief prevented coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Chief of staff overruled colleagues amid recent protests, sources say, but is he biding his time? Top army general 'prevented coup' against Sharif Weeks of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to convince five of the powerful army's 11 corps commanders that it was time for them to step in and force embattled Prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588096/pakistanss-army-chief-prevented-coup-against-prime-minister-nawaz-sharif
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Facilities need upgrade to prevent more serious discharges, says expert Warning after sewage plant spill More advanced sewage treatment plants could have prevented 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage from being discharged into the sea on Monday, a marine pollution expert says. Professor Ho Kin-chung, dean of the Open University's school of science ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  5. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA urged to unite behind Xi Jinping and prevent 'political liberalism'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Cary Huang

    ... summer meeting of the ruling elite at the seaside retreat in Beidaihe. Soldiers should resolutely prevent "liberalism in politics" and "oppose misconceptions" that might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571646/pla-urged-unite-behind-xi-jinping
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To prevent sex abuse, child's welfare must be made the top priority

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:56pm by PRIYA VIRMANI

    ... Priya Virmani Priya Virmani says shame associated with child abuse and lack of robust background checks make India a breeding ground for paedophiles Cycle of abuse Last month a six-year-old primary school girl was raped in Bangalore by her school's g ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1571378/prevent-sex-abuse-childs-welfare-must-be-made-top-priority
  7. News - World - UKRAINE

    Rebels in Donetsk call for ceasefire to prevent 'humanitarian catastrophe'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Donetsk Rebels warn of humanitarian crisis Fighting raged yesterday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite a request from the pro-Russian rebels for a ceasefire to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe". Ukrainian officials demanded that the insurgents surrender instead. One person was killed and 10 injured in shelling yesterday, Donetsk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570770/rebels-donetsk-call-ceasefire-prevent-humanitarian-catastrophe
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality: Hong Kong library under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Activists for sexual minorities say Central Library should consider putting a warning on book it carries on 'preventing homosexuality' in children 'A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality' A gay rights group has suggested a disclaimer may be needed for a library book that openly encourages parents to "prevent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560024/gay-cure-library-book-may-need-disclaimer-gay-rights-group-says
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Elderly get help to prevent suicides

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com Elderly get help to prevent suicides Months ago, by mixing purple, green and blue cleaning fluids, 63-year-old Ms Yiu concocted a suicidal ... the Suicide Prevention Services. Her experience is testimony to the importance of community outreach in suicide prevention. The group runs a 24-hour hotline to help people fight off thoughts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560646/elderly-get-help-prevent-suicides
  10. News - China

    Labour arbitration law could have prevented worker's suicide

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau If sacked shoe factory striker Zhou Jianrong's suicide speeds passage of labour arbitration law, it will have saved jobs of others fighting for rights Worker paid with her life so others can live free of fear On Thursday, more than 100 repre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1559363/labour-arbitration-law-could-have-prevented-workers-suicide

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