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  1. News - Asia

    Grief in South Korea town of students missing in ferry disaster

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:40am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Ansan, South Korea The most poignant reminders of what’s been lost here are the most ordinary. Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym clothes, empty water bottles — small bits of ordinary school life now infused ...

  2. News - Asia

    'The ship went boom': Survivors speak of chaos as South Korea ferry started to sink

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:07pm by AP

    ... Of the 462 passengers aboard, 325 of them were students from a high school in Ansan city, near Seoul. Fifteen teachers were escorting them on a four-day trip to Jeju island to see the wonders ... Many South Korean high schools organise trips for students in their first or second years, and Jeju is known as a popular destination. I was so cold. I was hurrying, thinking that I wanted ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Armed student kills two in Moscow school hostage crisis

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 06:03pm by Reuters

    ... been a handful of shootings at workplaces and public areas in Russia in recent years, but school shootings are virtually unheard of. ... Reuters in Moscow Incident sparks fresh security fears ahead of Winter Olympic Games in Sochi A Moscow high-school student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and held more than 20 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Chinese law scholar rules out any public nomination of chief executive candidates

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Carrie Lam says Rao Geping's comment on chief executive poll sets a definitive tone Law scholar rejects any public nomination A top Beijing legal scholar and the chief secretary yesterday presented a united front in ruling out even a watered-down form of public nomination for the chief executive poll in 2017. Rao Geping, a member ...

  5. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    Captain delayed evacuation of sinking South Korean ferry half an hour: transcript

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 06:42pm by AGENCIES

    ... But 48 hours after the sinking the number of deaths was expected to rise sharply with about 270 people missing, many of them high school students on a class trip. Officials said there were 179 survivors. The captain hasn’t spoken publicly about his decision making, and officials are not talking about their investigation, which includes continued talks with the captain and crew. New details ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anson Chan's reform proposal shifts debate away from public nomination

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Some glad there's less focus on question of public nomination for 2017 poll Anson Chan's reform proposal shifts debate Former chief secretary ... comfortable with. Some pan-democrats say her proposal on how to elect the city's leader by "one man, one vote" could broaden public discussions during the consultation on reform, which ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Consumer champion Connie Lau Yin-hing ready to take on public sector

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Amy Nip

    ... to take on the public sector For the past four decades, Connie Lau Yin-hing has stood up against unscrupulous merchants in defence of consumer rights. Now it's time for the government to feel the heat. Starting next month, she will head the city's independent watchdog of public administration when she becomes the new Ombudsman, replacing Alan Lai Nin. Lau is best known for her role ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters in Bangalore

    ... suburb of eastern Bangalore. The Congress party, led by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, is forecast to suffer its worst-ever defeat after a decade in power due to public anger over the economic ... ally, in a polling station set up in a government school. Indian elections are notoriously hard to forecast due to the country’s diverse electorate and parliamentary system in which local ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of health services remains defined by lengthening queues and waiting times in the heavily subsidised public system. One of the recommendations of the Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee in 2005 for easing the burden on public hospitals was that specialist outpatient clinics refer chronic patients to general clinics or private doctors for long-term care. It is good to hear ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Preacher who allegedly showered with boys 'unwise' but not guilty of indecent assault, rules court

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Preacher 'unwise' but not guilty of molesting boys A school preacher who allegedly showered with two 12-year-old boys and cleaned a circumcision ... and "incautious" in his interactions with the two boys, who were pupils at the school Wong was stationed at. Wong was acquitted of all nine counts of indecent assault and granted costs. Lam said evidence ...




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