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  1. News - China - DISEASE

    China urged to step up protection against hepatitis

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Emily Tsang

    ... of them being carriers of HBV. The mainland began offering free HBV vaccine for children in 2001, but the China Foundation for Hepatitis Prevention and Control said about one in 100 infants below ... of effort in treatment and prevention, many people still lacked awareness of the disease. "Hepatitis is a very silent disease with no symptoms at all, as the liver does not have any nerves ...

  2. News - World

    France sending 1,000 troops to Central African Republic to prevent 'collapse'

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:38pm by AP

    ... PARIS (AP) — France sending 1,000 troops to Central African Republic to prevent 'collapse' ...

  3. News - World

    Outcry over racism fails to prevent publication in France of far-right magazine

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:32am by AFP

    ... but, in light of France's strong tradition of freedom of expression, legal experts indicated there was little the government could do to prevent the 40,000 copies of the magazine that have ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legco fence is no barrier to people's right to hold protests

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... will be prevented between 11pm and 6am. Unruly behaviour is unusual at Hong Kong protests and the demonstrations and sit-ins at the forecourt have never been troublesome. But the recent occupation ... But there have to be rules about how, when and where that right can be exercised to prevent unnecessary disruption to the lives of other people. Regulations are necessary to deal with competing uses ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Muddled laws 'prevent justice' for young rape victims

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:29am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Courts are wrongly charging offenders with soliciting young prostitutes, experts say Under-age rape victims caught in legal muddle Yu Jianfeng had been waiting for months for a district court in Qingyuan in Guangdon ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian troops advance on flight MH17 crash site amid fight with rebels

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:26pm by Reuters

    ... flight MH17 was brought down. International investigators said fighting had again prevented them reaching the crash location. The separatists are still in control of the area where the plane ... forensic sweep has been conducted to ensure all human remains have been collected. Both side accuse the other of using fighting to prevent the investigation. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Fist bumps more hygienic than shaking hands, says researcher

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:39pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe US President Barack Obama is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That's better than a high five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Propaganda obscuring truth about fate of MH17

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial MH17: obstacles in search for truth The relatives of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy are entitled to answers. They want to know who fired the missile that brought down the plane carrying their loved ones and why. The perpetrator has to be caught and punished; the process is as much about justice as preventing repeats. But no one needs the propaganda ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Rallying call to remove Law Society president

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Stuart Lau

    ... a proxy if they could not attend, "in order to prevent politicisation" of the society, which represents more than 7,400 solicitors. More than 240 solicitors have signed a petition ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Don’t get a tan, indoors or out, Americans told in skin cancer warning

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... year from the mostly preventable disease. Stacey Escalante blames years of sunbathing with baby oil and using indoor tanning beds for her melanoma diagnosis in 2005. The mother of two ...




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