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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Save the Children charity appeals for rapid response over Mosul exodus

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:46pm by GDN

    ... the international community, a leading charity warned. As citizens fleeing the insurgent-controlled city jammed the road to Iraqi Kurdistan, Save the Children said that those who were still in Mosul ... the raging violence and chaos," said Save the Children's acting country director in Iraq, Aram Shakaram. "As an immediate emergency priority, we will distribute water, food and hygiene ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... a wake-up call about their children’s snoring after a study found that about one in eight of the city’s youngsters have the noisy night-time habit. Researchers say snoring can be a symptom ... airway. The condition reduces oxygen in the blood and can lead to hypertension as early as kindergarten age. Poor sleep quality could also cause children to become restless, leading to memory ...

  3. News - China - Animals

    'They're like my children': The woman who keeps 100,000 cockroaches in her home

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 03:09pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... and sold to a factory in faraway Anhui province, but during their short lives with Yuan, she treats them “like her children”. ”These are all my children, my babies,” she says to a Southern ... of the room, where the insects swarm and feast. On the living room table is a bag of glucose for the baby cockroaches, or nymphs, which resemble little red beans. ”Like children, they need sufficient ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Astronauts leave children in a vacuum

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Astronauts leave children in a vacuum It seems many Chinese children are fated to either be over-dependent on their parents, even after they leave school and find work, or face premature independence when they are sent to study alone overseas at a tender age. I realise this is an overstatement but there is no denying substantial groups of children ...

  5. News - China - CHILD LABOUR

    China's village children lured out of school to work underage in city jobs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Alice Yan

    ... Centre of Wuhan's Huazhong University of Science and Technology. "These children's parents aren't aware that child labour is illegal. They just follow custom and send their children out of their backwater villages," Liu said. "Normally an adult familiar with families in the village will take the kids to cities and introduce them to factories." One ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stop teaching children that exams are more important than moral values

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:50pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Without character education, academic education is useless. Increasingly, though, parents are much more concerned about test scores, admissions and exam results than who their children ... as parents, to shift the priority and change the conversation. Kelly Yang is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, an after-school programme for children in Hong Kong. She is a graduate ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Haiyan drives more children in Philippines into dangerous work

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Typhoon forces children into dangerous work More children are doing harsh and dangerous work in Philippine villages hit by Typhoon Haiyan last November than ... and Philippine authorities showed 54 per cent of 112 surveyed villages reported that children were involved in harsh and dangerous labor, with 39 percent of them saying the number of such children ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Give your children a shock! HK government's bizarre advice to parents in Victoria Park

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 09:05pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Sign of the times? It's no surprise to locals When in the park with your children, have you ever thought about creeping up behind them as they happily ... to sloppy English translations that inform parents in English "Do not leave your children unsurprised". The new signs, installed on May 30, contain several English mistakes- ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to licence children's internet use

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 12:46pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says a recent attempted murder case should prompt us to consider setting stricter limits on children's online access Licence to surf Parents who take a laissez-faire approach to their children's online and social media activities need to check out a story that broke a few days ago. A 12-year-old girl in a US town near Milwaukee was stabbed 19 ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong

    South China out to spoil the party against champions-elect Kitchee

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:25pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Caroliners determined to mar celebrations at Mong Kok Stadium Caroliners out to play the party poopers South China plan to spoil the party when they tackle arch-rivals and league champions-elect Kitchee in the RedMR First Division at Mong Kok Stadium on Thursday night. Kitchee grabbed the league title from the Caroliners after beating Sunray Cave Sun Hei ...




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