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  1. News - World

    British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services Ministers ... headquarters, already had remarkable and extensive snooping capabilities. He said this lack of information and accountability showed “the supervisory arrangements for our intelligence services need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326335/british-cabinet-kept-dark-over-vast-spying-programmes
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Living near an airport could increase risk of strokes and heart disease

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 01:09pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service US and UK studies find people living near airports more likely to suffer stroke, coronary and cardiovascular disease People who live close to an airport and are exposed to constant loud noise may face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research from the UK and the US published on Tuesday. A study published online by the British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1327836/living-near-airport-could-increase-risk-strokes-and-heart-disease
  3. Business - Economy

    What does the US government shutdown mean for the global economy?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:30pm by Guardian News Service

    ... The Guardian The US dollar is down, and a prolonged crisis could damage consumer spending, confidence and China’s attitude to US debt How have financial markets reacted to news of the shutdown? After declining seven out of the past eight sessions on conce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1322755/what-does-us-government-shutdown-mean-global-economy
  4. News - World

    Iran passes new bill that lets men marry adopted daughters

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:37pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Human rights activists say approved bill, making girls vulnerable to the ruling from age 13, ‘legalises paedophilia’ Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter - including while she is as young as 13 years. Activists have expressed alarm that the bill, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318964/iran-passes-new-bill-lets-men-marry-adopted-daughters
  5. News - World

    Spain considers saying adios to the siesta

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Spanish campaigners push for end to timezone anomaly, claiming it would boost productivity and improve civil society It’s 10.30am, and Fernando, a civil servant in his late 40s, sits down to a cafe con leche, the sports pages and a cigarette in Madrid’s Plaza del Rey. At work since 9am, he is taking his routine morning break. It’s a ritual you see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318935/spain-considers-saying-adios-siesta
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICE

    Mystery of female Korean tourist, 33, found dead in Hong Kong apartment

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:42pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Cleaner discovers woman's body in bathroom; cause of death a mystery Korean tourist, 33, found dead in apartment Police are investigating whether foul play was involved after a woman visiting from South Korea was found dead in a serviced apartment in Wan Chai yesterday. The body of the 33-year-old tourist was discovered by a cleaner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1473753/foul-play-probed-after-womans-body-found-wan-chai
  7. Easy living in serviced apartments

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There's a growing trend in Hong Kong of people choosing serviced apartments over renting a flat. 'Hong Kong is a fast-paced city, so having these [services such as basic home necessities] organised for you helps you hit the ground running,' says Gabriel Chan, marketing and sales executive at Ovolo, which has serviced apartments in five locations in the city. Ovolo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723245/easy-living-serviced-apartments
  8. Comment - Blogs

    The HK$470 million Hong Kong apartment that just won't sell

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:03pm by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver It's Hong Kong's most expensive apartment- but it has been withdrawn from sale after bids fell short of the reserve price It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. If you have trouble finding a buyer for the most expensive apartment ever listed in Hong Kong (on a square foot basis), best not worry, just hang on. One will eventually come along- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1464831/hk470-million-hong-kong-apartment-just-wont-sell
  9. News - China

    Growing trend of Hollywood’s ‘artistic surrender’ to please China

    Posted May 31st 2013, 02:05pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Kow-towing to China has become a reflex for US film studios in search of a piece of the booming - and lucrative - Chinese market In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, “nobody knows anything”. Now, however, everybody knows at least one thing: whatever you do, be nice to China. If your movie features a Chinese villain, change his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1250448/growing-trend-hollywoods-artistic-surrender-please-china
  10. News - World

    Be careful what you ‘like’: Facebook users reveal secrets, study shows

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:19pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Researchers highlight danger of data abuse Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets - including their sexual orientation, drug use and political ... and services that respect their privacy Michal Kosinski, lead Cambridge University analyst  Michal Kosinski, one of the academics behind the study, said he believed Facebook users would be “spooked” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189145/be-careful-what-you-facebook-users-reveal-secrets-study-shows

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