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  1. Comment - Letters

    Retirement protection highly controversial and complex issue

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... that could address the needs of Hong Kong, not only universal retirement protection. Indeed, different retirement protection options, including both non-means-tested universal proposals and means-tested models built on the existing social security system and targeting the needy, are covered in the 700-page report, which could provide a solid basis for informed public discussion ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    De Villiers returns from injury to captain Springboks against Argentina

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:30pm by AP

    ... Meyer. De Villiers will captain from inside centre after missing the June tests against Wales and Scotland through injury, meaning De Allende will make his test debut in the unfamiliar outside centre position. De Allende has made his Super Rugby appearances at No 12 or wing but was picked by Meyer on Wednesday to start against Argentina after also missing the mid-year tests ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea defies sanctions by test-firing two ballistic missiles

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:15am by Reuters and Teddy Ng

    ... Reuters and Teddy Ng Launch of two Scud-class projectiles into sea comes ahead of visit to South by Xi Jinping Pyongyang defies sanctions with more missile tests North Korea yesterday ... It is unlikely there will be new initiatives from Beijing on [North Korea] PROFESSOR CUI ZHIYING The test firings came three days after the North launched three short-range projectiles into the waters ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa launches ‘flying saucer’ to test new technology for landing on Mars

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Possible future Mars lander lifted nearly into space by balloon and its own rocket engine Nasa flying saucer passes test despite bumpy landing A saucer-shaped Nasa vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings has made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific, but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled. The Low Density ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea claims to have test-launched a tactical guided missile

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Precision-guided rocket launch a breakthrough, Pyongyang says, after South's live-fire drill Test of tactical guided missile hailed a success North Korea announced yesterday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as the country's army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... School of Medicine performed skin-prick tests to validate the research results on human test subjects, USDA said. "Peanuts are increasingly used in food products, which make it difficult ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... the PLA Air Force could test Taiwan's air surveillance capabilities and its reaction to intruders, the officer was quoted as saying. Luo Shou-he, a spokesman for the island's Defence ... the same drill. He added that the mainland aircraft only entered the edge of the island's air defence zone so it would not be an effective test of Taiwan's surveillance systems. Tensions ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Researcher points to Wi-fi snooping dangers at major Japanese airports

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:48pm by AP

    ... like credit card numbers," said Morii. In a test at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Morii sent emails and browsed the web on a PC which he monitored using a second computer running ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE ZONES

    Qianhai seeks policy aid in wooing investors

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Special economic zone marks fourth year as test bed for financial reform Qianhai seeks measures to attract investors Qianhai is lobbying Beijing for new measures that will help it woo investors from abroad. The special economic zone, which marks its fourth anniversary today as a test bed for financial reforms, has a long way to go to catch up ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - Wimbledon

    Nerves tested, but Nadal gets his revenge

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:38am by AFP

    ... Agencies in London Spaniard steadies after almost going two sets down to Rosol, his shock victor two years ago Nerves tested, but Nadal gets revenge Rafael Nadal was a point away from falling behind by two sets before rallying yesterday to beat Lukas Rosol, the Czech player who knocked him out at Wimbledon in the same round and on the same court two years ago. The world No 1, ...




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