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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Could Boston bombings been prevented with an arrest?

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... bombings have been prevented? It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced ... was not opened. The FBI shared its results with Russia in summer 2011, shortly before the Waltham killings. The US government has wrestled with what more it could have done to prevent the marathon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484499/could-boston-bombings-been-prevented-arrest
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Prevention is best cure for city's hidden crisis on homelessness

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... permanent housing can be found. Ultimately, Hong Kong's goal has to be to prevent homelessness, not cure it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1465167/prevention-best-cure-citys-hidden-crisis-homelessness
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Call for action to prevent infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Call for action to prevent infections Hongkongers are well aware of the perils of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other insects but are getting lax when it comes to preventing them, a Health Department survey shows. Cases of dengue fever, one of the most common such vector-borne diseases, are on the rise locally and around the world, said director of health Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464034/call-action-prevent-infections
  4. Comment - Letters

    Compulsory medical exam could prevent abuse of helpers

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Compulsory medical exam could prevent abuse of helpers There has been much finger pointing in the past several months over the treatment of domestic helpers in Hong Kong. The truth is, some employers are mean and abusive, and some helpers are dishonest and lazy. Equally true is that most employers are fair and treat their helpers with respect; and most helpers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1462675/compulsory-medical-exam-could-prevent-abuse-helpers
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must play its part in preventing nuclear terrorism

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... The aim of the third world summit, like its two predecessors, was to prevent nuclear terrorism around the globe. Nuclear terrorism continues to be one of the most challenging threats ... uranium and its rising influence in the international arena. One potential barrier to the prevention of nuclear terrorism is the attitude among some Chinese, who believe the chances of terrorists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1461060/china-must-play-its-part-preventing-nuclear-terrorism
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    School uniform guidelines to prevent racial and religious discrimination

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com School uniform guidelines to prevent discrimination The Equal Opportunities Commission will introduce school uniform guidelines next month to prevent pupils from suffering discrimination due to their race or religion. "It has come to the EOC's attention that there have been concerns raised by schools and parents of ethnic minority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453401/school-uniform-guidelines-prevent-racial-and-religious-discrimination
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prevent ‘Gravity’ space crash with lasers

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian scientists said on Friday they aim to prevent a real-life version of the space disaster scenario portrayed in Oscar-winning film Gravity by removing extraterrestrial debris with lasers. There are hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk in orbit that are big enough to do serious damage to a satellite or space station Matthew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1442650/australia-prevent-gravity-space-crash-lasers
  8. Sport - Hong Kong

    Passport problem could prevent junior equestrian members representing Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 12:50am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Passport problem could clip Jets' wings Almost half of the new batch of riders picked for the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Junior Equestrian Training Squad (Jets) are not eligible to take part in an Asian Games. The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1433781/passport-problem-could-prevent-junior-equestrian-members
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    System to prevent parents hoarding Hong Kong's kindergarten places 'may flop'

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Johnny Tam

    ... kindergarten admissions and prevent parents from "hoarding" places may flop, educators warned the Education Bureau yesterday. Under the proposed system for the 2015/16 school year, parents will have to submit their government kindergarten vouchers to their chosen preschool to confirm their child's place. The rule is intended to prevent parents confirming places at several ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1421608/system-prevent-parents-hoarding-hong-kongs-kindergarten-places-may
  10. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Worst possible taste: Horse sculpture made of bread placed next to famine prevention stall

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Red faces at shopping mall as Valentine's Day sculpture made out of hundreds of slices of bread is placed next to famine prevention event Bread statue of horse in worst possible taste A horse sculpture made out of hundreds of slices of bread has been removed from a West Kowloon mall after it was spotted next to a famine prevention event. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416926/bread-statue-horse-worst-possible-taste

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