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  1. News - World - SIERRA LEONE

    92 dead bodies found during Sierra Leone's Ebola shutdown

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AFP

    ... in three days and have argued that confining people to their homes could erode trust in the government. Joe Amon, health and human rights director at New York-based advocacy organisation Human Rights Watch, described the shutdown as "more of a publicity stunt than a health intervention". The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2,600 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597713/92-dead-bodies-found-during-sierra-leones-ebola-shutdown
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US health agency finds old ricin, other deadly pathogens in labs

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Investigation of research facilities uncovers forgotten deadly samples US agency finds old ricin, germs in its labs The National Institutes of Health said it had uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of some dangerous pathogens as it combs its laboratories for improperly stored hazardous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586687/us-health-agency-finds-old-ricin-other-deadly-pathogens-labs
  3. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Lawmakers slam Carrie Lam’s report on public views of political reform

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:42pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Yuet-ngor’s report, which summarised public views gathered during a five-month consultation, sought to draw a line under demands for the public to be allowed to nominate chief executive candidates ... of mainstream opinion, according to the report, that the next chief executive should be a person who “loves the country and loves Hong Kong”. The report further concluded that the public “generally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554831/lawmakers-slam-carrie-lams-report-public-views-political-reform
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government plan to extend railway network is welcome

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... North. That railways continue to serve as the backbone of our public transport is to be welcomed. Our roads are already overcrowded with vehicles, whose emissions are detrimental to public health. According to the government, roadside air pollution and greenhouse gases can be expected to fall by 2-4 per cent a year when the new lines are completed. They will also help ease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1598297/government-plan-extend-railway-network-welcome
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Urban renewal is in public interest When there is demand, there will be supply, say economists. But those living in Hong Kong know things do not always work like that. ... people. It is in the public interest to speed up urban renewal. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590468/speeding-urban-renewal-public-interest
  6. News - World - Ebola

    Sierra Leone winds up three-day Ebola lockdown

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:02am by Reuters in Freetown

    ... Africa since March, mainly in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, killing 2,630 of those, according to the World Health Organisation. At least 562 have died in Sierra Leone. The outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever is the worst since it was identified in 1976 in the forests of central Africa. The lockdown was intended to allow 30,000 health workers, volunteers and teachers to visit every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597845/sierra-leone-winds-three-day-ebola-lockdown
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Ronnie Chan: philanthropist taking charity through the roof

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Denise Tsang

    ... Warren Buffet," Chan said, referring to the Morningside Foundation he and brother Gerald Chan Lok-chung established in 1986. The US$350 million gift to the Harvard School of Public Health ... in the field's history. The universities will recognise the gifts by honouring Chan's parents. Harvard will change the school's name to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597576/ronnie-chan-philanthropist-taking-charity-through-roof
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue epidemic rises rapidly in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:12pm by Mimi Lau

    ... attributed the sudden spike in dengue to imported cases and persistent rainfall in the region. He also said the refusal of many members of the public and even government bodies to cooperate ... and bacterial diseases dangerous to human health. Dengue is linked to urbanisation but has a relatively low mortality rate. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain and skin rashes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598933/dengue-epidemic-rises-rapidly-guangdong
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... the public holiday with a swim. Lawmakers "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung and Lee Cheuk-yan also joined the lifeguards in their swimming protest. Some 11 swimming pools are "seriously ... with no choice but to appeal for more public support after the government repeatedly ignored the worsening manpower shortage problem, said Labour Party legislator Lee Cheuk-yan after finishing the swim. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588074/lifeguard-strike-affect-holiday-swimmers-pools-and-beaches-hit
  10. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Former Exco member Marvin Cheung dies after long battle with leukaemia

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Former Exco member who also sat on many public bodies dies after battle with leukaemia Marvin Cheung hailed for dedication Former executive councillor and Airport Authority chairman Marvin Cheung Kin-tung died yesterday after a long battle with leukaemia. He was 67. His death came a little over three months after his departure on health grounds from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591985/former-exco-member-marvin-cheung-dies-after-long-battle-leukaemia

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