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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Students vow to continue Taiwan parliament protest after deadline to meet demands ignored

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 03:29pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Students seek island-wide protests Taiwanese students occupying the Legislative Yuan called on people across the island to join their protest after the ruling party failed to meet their deadline to drop a free-trade pact with the mainland. The students urged people to gather at the legislature today and tomorrow and besiege ...

  2. News - World - CRIMEA

    Pro-Russian protesters storm Ukrainian air force base in Crimea

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AP

    ... who fled to Russia last month after three months of protests in the capital, Kiev, triggered by his decision not to sign an agreement with the European Union. Russia and Yanukovych supporters ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's 'popcorn gunman' says he was hired by protest movement

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Masked shooter says he was paid US$9 a day to act as movement's guard Protesters hired 'popcorn gunman' A Thai gunman who gained national notoriety after opening fire at a political clash with an assault rifle in a popcorn bag said yesterday he had been hired by anti-government protesters. Pictures of the man, nicknamed ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Kansas preacher Fred Phelps, known for gay-hating protests, dies at 84

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:34pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Topeka, Kansas Kansas minister tested bounds of free speech with protests at funerals of US soldiers Gay-hating preacher Fred Phelps dies at 84 The Reverend Fred Phelps Snr, the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of Aids victims ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    China officials considered Hong Kong travel alert over mainland visitor protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong Anti-mainlander protests prompted officials to confer with Exco member Hong Kong travel alert ‘considered’ It crossed the minds of mainland officials to issue a travel alert against Hong Kong in the wake of local protests that targeted visitors from across the border, a Beijing loyalist revealed yesterday. Executive councillor Cheng Yiu-tong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW ENFORCEMENT

    We have plenty of room for Occupy Central protesters, warns prisons chief

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com With prisoner population at 20-year low, jails can handle influx of protesters, says Sin Yat-kin Room for Occupy arrests: prisons chief If the planned Occupy Central demonstration takes place and police make a high number of arrests, there will be room in the city's prisons for the detainees, according to Commissioner of Correctional ...

  7. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Angry Chinese family members storm Malaysia press briefing to protest slow MH370 search

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:39pm by DANNY LEE, Adrian Wan and Satish Cheney

    ... "We protest against the Malaysian government withholding information and holding up search efforts." Not one Malaysian official has said one comforting word to us RELATIVE OF MISSING ... Malaysian official has appeared," she said. Shortly before the press briefing started, security guards corralled the protesters into a room opposite the conference hall and locked them in. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland Chinese visitors bemused

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Ernest Kao, LO WEI

    ... Ernest Kao and Lo Wei Demonstrators dressed as Red Guards urge mainlanders to spend their cash at home 'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland visitors bemused Revolutionary music blared through the streets of Causeway Bay yesterday as dozens of people dressed in Red Guard uniforms staged a tongue-in-cheek protest against the influx of mainland visitors to Hong Kong. ...

  9. News - World

    President Maduro warns Caracas protesters to clear square

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Caracas President Maduro threatens force against anti-government camp in centre of Caracas Venezuelan protesters warned to clear square Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro warned protesters in Caracas to clear a square they have made their stronghold, or face eviction by security forces. Plaza Altamira, in upscale east Caracas, has been a focus of anti-government ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Wukan protest leader Yang Semao arrested, accused of taking bribes

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:37pm by Echo Hui

    ... Echo Hui echo.hui@scmp.com Yang Semao, who secured village post after leading historic protests against old leadership, has been criminally detained ahead of elections Wukan official freed after graft allegation A Wukan official who helped lead the village's historic anti-corruption protests in 2011 was released last night after being held for more than 24 hours on bribery ...




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