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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Stomach bug strikes down Maryland food safety conference

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Stomach bug hits food safety meeting A US food safety summit in Maryland earlier this month has become a cautionary tale after more than 100 attendees came down with suspected food poisoning. Most of those affected complained of diarrhoea, the Mar ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Strike a middle path on Hong Kong's electoral reform for 2017

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:27pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... Michael Davis Michael Davis says since the proposals for electoral reform put forward by those at either end of the political spectrum fail the Basic Law test, efforts must focus on more moderate ideas The middle path As the consultation over the method f ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China can't ignore workers' well-being if it wants to avert strikes

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 08:28pm by JONATHAN SULLIVAN, SAMANTHA HOFFMAN

    ... Jonathan Sullivan and Samantha Hoffman Jonathan Sullivan and Samantha Hoffman say workers' strikes such as the one affecting Yue Yuen will continue to plague China unless officials ... contributions. It escalated into a full-blown strike involving thousands of workers across several factories in Guangdong supplying shoes for Adidas, Nike and Timberland. On April 18, the strike spread ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    About time: Teutonic shifts

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Abid Rahman

    ... recommend the new Zeitwerk Striking Time (right). Billed as the world's first mechanical watch with both jumping numerals and a visible chiming mechanism, the Zeitwerk Striking Time has all ... anaemic 36-hour power reserve. The Zeitwerk Striking Time is priced at HK$886,000. If A Lange & Sohne is Beckenbauer, then Glashutte Original is as raw, powerful and clinical as Der Bomber, ...


    Yue Yuen counts cost of China shoe strike, says most workers returned

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 04:36pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... contributions Most of the thousands of shoe factory workers who staged one of China’s biggest strikes have returned to work after the company agreed to some of their core demands. Hong Kong-listed Yue ... back to work. Labour activists say the two-week strike has been one of China’s biggest since market reforms started in the late 1970s, prompting German sportswear firm Adidas to shift some ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... created. "Today early morning 35 fleeing terrorists were killed through aerial strikes in Shawal Valley." That was how the military's information wing chose to describe the July 16 ... Saidgai village ate pre-dawn Ramadan meals. "It continued for hours, targeting 11 houses," Malik Mirzal Khan, an elder who lost his daughter and brother in the strikes, said. "A ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Risk of ‘city-killing’ asteroid striking Earth higher than thought, experts warn

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:20am by Reuters at Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said on Tuesday. A global network that listens for nuclear weapons ... rare... that’s incorrect,” said former astronaut Ed Lu, who now heads the California-based B612 Foundation. The foundation on Tuesday released a video visualisation of the asteroid strikes ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... of the constitution- all but impossible for an opposition party to achieve. But the NLD's efforts are unlikely to make much of a difference. Striking down clause 436 has been the focus of the drive, which ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Push to end Gaza war as John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon hold talks in region

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:15pm by AFP

    ... a relentless campaign of shelling and air strikes, and militants hitting back with rocket fire and fierce attacks on ground troops. World powers have urged Hamas to accept an Egyptian-brokered ...

  10. News - World

    Fake text warnings unnerve Israelis

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:37pm by WASHPOST

    ... dropped leaflets on the northern Gaza Strip warning residents of an impending military strike, thousands of Israelis in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and elsewhere received on their smartphones what ... it is not unlike the Israeli military tactic of "roof knocking", the use of preliminary non-explosive shelling to warn Gazans of an impending strike on a specific target. The internet can be used ...




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