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  1. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Crystal meth seizures at Lo Wu border crossing soar

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Soaring demand from Hong Kong drug users and rising profits makes methamphetamines a lucrative product for smugglers, says customs Ice seizures at border triple that of last year Hong Kong's growing appetite for methamphetamine was underlined yesterday as customs chiefs revealed a 300 per cent jump in the amount of Ice seized at the Lo Wu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580207/ice-seizures-lo-wu-border-crossing-triple-those-last-year-customs
  2. News - World

    Arctic ice loss highlights climate risk, says UN body

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... shrinkage of Arctic sea ice and a spell of catastrophic droughts, floods and storms highlight the risk to the planet from climate change, the UN Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday. In an annual review of the world's environment coinciding with ministerial-level talks in Nairobi, Unep also warned of an alarming surge in elephant and rhino poaching. In 2012, summer sea ice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1153536/arctic-ice-loss-highlights-climate-risk-says-un-body
  3. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China dredges channels near disputed islands as Beijing 'asserts stance on South China Sea'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Teddy Ng

    ... in Paracels, report says China is dredging navigation channels in a disputed area of the South China Sea in a move analysts say shows Beijing's increasingly assertive stance over its claims ... around that area of the South China Sea. "Some Chinese fishermen have complained that they are harassed by foreign vessels and escorts by law enforcement vessels are needed," Xu said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557769/china-dredging-channels-disputed-paracels-xinhua-reports
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Protesters in Manila denounce China’s ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:51pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Protesters wave cardboard missiles and banners outside China's embassy in Manila as part of a protest against Beijing's tactics in the South China Sea Some 100 Filipinos carrying mock missiles marched to the Chinese embassy in Manila on Thursday to protest against actions they call “bullying” in the South China Sea. Carrying placards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558229/filipino-protesters-denounce-chinas-bullying
  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... of the way we use them cannot be ignored," UN Environment Programme chief Achim Steiner said in Nairobi, Kenya. Scientists have found tiny plastic fragments trapped in sea ice in polar regions, while plastic waste has killed marine life, whether it be eaten by sea creatures such as turtles, tangled up dolphins and whales, or caused "damage to critical habitats such as coral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539274/plastic-plague-worlds-oceans-united-nations-warns
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Fashion bargains await beyond the sea in Bali

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by HOLLY MCDONALD

    ... For high-end jewellery John Hardy is a trek to find, but the stunning location is well worth the detour. Scandi (locations include Jalan Laksmana) has beautiful clean-lined jewellery, while Sea Gypsy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1557437/fashion-bargains-await-beyond-sea-bali
  7. News - World - GAZA

    Details of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinians

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... to address more complex issues dividing them- including the release of Palestinian prisoners and Gaza's demands for a sea port- through further indirect talks starting within a month. Immediate ... effects of Israeli soldiers killed during the war. Hamas wants a sea port built in Gaza. Hamas wants the un-freezing of funds to allow it to pay 40,000 police, government workers and other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581229/details-ceasefire-agreement-between-israel-and-palestinians
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reports maritime drill near Vietnam simulating threat to oil rig

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA reports sea drill near Vietnam The People's Liberation Army recently staged a drill in waters close to Vietnam in the South China Sea, simulating ... of vessels from 10 military and civilian units, as well as several aircraft from the South Sea Fleet's naval aviation unit, a report posted on the PLA Daily website said yesterday. The drill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580189/pla-reports-maritime-drill-near-vietnam-simulating-threat-oil-rig
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Placenta on ice as row over its fate simmers An American woman locked in a battle with a public hospital over the right to keep her placenta has given birth – and says the disputed organ is now “chilling” in a hospital fridge as she awaits a decision. Melissa Grenham, 38, gave birth to a boy on Wednesday morning at the Queen Mary Hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581100/new-mother-says-hong-kong-hospital-still-refuses-hand-over-her

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