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  1. Business - Companies

    Occupy movement creates marketing nightmare for luxury brands

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by Peter Guy

    ... of their elders' Hong Kong refugee legacy, they want what they deserve. And they want it now- at internet, social media speed. Occupy's yellow umbrella is the symbol used to galvanise people ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Designer Stella Jean wants to bring jobs to workers in Haiti and Mali

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:58am by Francesca Fearon

    ... "And there I was, standing on the podium in the great hall, alongside the Commissioner for Refugees talking to the delegates." Jean explaines how she uses her collections to bring work ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... mostly female adoptees were matched with parents in Britain under a plan to find families for Hong Kong orphans as part of the United Nations Year of the Refugee in 1959. Margaret Bryer, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Australia must come up with a more humane plan to deal with boat people

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... refugees. In the post-war decades they arrived in ocean liners carrying thousands. A generation or two later, the current government has pledged to "stop the boats". Nowadays, these are generally decrepit little vessels crammed with refugees and asylum seekers, who have paid unscrupulous opportunists for a perilous journey from Asian shores in hope of a new life. ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian judge backs Canberra's hard line on immigration

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:54am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Court rules baby born to asylum seekers in Australia is unlawful arrival and denies visa Judge backs Canberra's hard line on immigration A baby born in Australia to asylum seekers is not entitled to refugee status, a judge has ruled, in a case which advocates said will affect scores more children. Baby boy Ferouz was born in Brisbane's Mater ...

  6. News - World - MIGRATION

    Rescued Syrian refugees leave cruise liner after Cyprus stand-off

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Limassol, Cyprus 300 agree to disembark from cruise ship in Cypriot port after demanding to go to Italy Rescued Syrian refugees leave liner after stand-off Almost 300 mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean eventually disembarked in Cyprus yesterday after hours of refusing to budge and demanding to go to Italy. A total ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Australian deal to send refugees to Cambodia slated by United Nations

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 01:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh UN says HK$270m deal with Phnom Penh is 'worrying departure from international norms' Australia pays Cambodia to take in its refugees Phnom Penh and Canberra yesterday signed a controversial agreement to resettle Australia-bound refugees in Cambodia, a deal the United Nations criticised as a "worrying departure from ...

  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Rights group urges Malaysia not to deport Uygur migrants to China

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... and the UN refugee agency for sending six Uygurs back to China in an earlier case. Malaysian rights group Suaram said there was concern that deporting the Uygurs “might put their life at risk, especially since there are 76 children involved”. Malaysia is not a signatory to the UN’s key refugee treaty, but the government is bound by international principles against deporting “persons ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SERVICES

    Adoptees of 1950s, 1960s run up against scanty record-keeping

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... refugees in the city swelled. Interest from prospective adoptive families overseas grew quickly in 1959 when the United Nations declared World Refugee Year and ISS Hong Kong started finding new ...

  10. News - World

    UN envoy warns thousands could be massacred in Syrian town of Kobani

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 12:12am by AGENCIES

    ... a refugee flood that Turkey has struggled to cope with. The plight of mainly Kurdish Kobani has unleashed the worst street violence in years in Turkey, which has 15 million Kurds of its own. Turkish ...




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