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  1. News - World - DEFENCE

    US missile defence system hits target in test for first time since 2008

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US interceptor brings down an incoming warhead in live test for first time since 2008, giving troubled programme a major boost Missile defence system gets a hit The US missile defence system managed by Boeing has enjoyed a major breakthrough, hitting a simulated enemy missile over the Pacific in the first successful intercept test of the programme since ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Road test: Studio Ghibli's animated film set designs captivate children

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:49am by Cici George

    ... Cici George life@scmp.com Drawn to the magic of Studio Ghibli The animated films of Studio Ghibli have legions of fans in Hong Kong, so it's no wonder that the exhibition of layout designs by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, the studio's foundi ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    More than 32,000 British soldiers failed basic fitness test

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... suggest that its soldiers might be getting a little soft. More than 32,000 soldiers failed a basic fitness test at some point in the past three years, and more than 22,000 were found ... who fail must retake the test within seven days. Multiple failures could result in being discharged. Men under the age of 29 must complete 44 press-ups in two minutes, followed by 50 sit-ups ...

  4. News - China

    Heinz pulls baby food from shelves in China after discovery of lead

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:46am

    ... four batches of the product as a precautionary measure after a test found it exceeded the allowable limit for lead. "This relates to an isolated regional withdrawal in eastern China," company spokesman Michael Mullen said in e-mailed comments to Reuters. "Extensive testing confirmed that no other Heinz baby food varieties are affected." On Sunday the Zhejiang Food ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    ‘Internet addicts’ will be denied entry to Chinese military in Hebei

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:15pm by Kathy Gao

    ... are not an internet addict. The People’s Liberation Army in northern Hebei province has introduced a measure to screen out internet-obsessed recruits as a test for their political discipline, according ... involve protecting important officials and important departments, according to the report. The new measure, however, does not specify how people would be tested for addiction. Internet addiction, ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies ‘must take risks against All Blacks’

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:12pm by AFP

    ... towards the end of the Super Rugby competition and his test experience. Beale had played the entire Super Rugby season at inside centre for champions New South Wales Waratahs and appeared to have found his most effective position in the backline after tests at fullback, wing and fly-half. Against the All Blacks, you’ve got to go out there and have a crack... we need to take a few risks ...

  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    United response in Guangzhou to the deadly threat of Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Mimi Lau

    ... was taken to hospital with early symptoms of the disease, such as vomiting and diarrhoea. Test results confirmed the man did not have Ebola. However, this was enough to alarm Hong Kong authorities, ... anything," he said. "We are telling people to take anyone sick to hospital immediately for testing, especially [if] it's Ebola virus-related symptoms." There are de facto community ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Pricier greens as pesticide rule kicks in

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com Cost of four most popular vegetable varieties rises 30pc after testing is tightened on imports Pricier greens as pesticide rule kicks ... on August 1, food cannot be sold in or imported into the city if pesticide residues exceed a specified level. The new rule, which tightens testing on produce, coincided with an average price ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... Chow's universal retirement protection scheme, elderly residents- rich or poor- would get a pension of HK$3,000 a month without a means test. He suggested a "payroll old-age tax" ... in so-called "fruit money" to residents aged at least 70 without a means test. Professor Chou Kee-lee, an expert on retirement at the Institute of Education, suggested raising the age ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Ma'a Nonu in doubt for All Blacks return match against Wallabies

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... who also suffered a shoulder injury, was positive about his prospects of playing in the return test in Auckland. Veteran back Conrad Smith, who missed the Sydney test to be with his expectant ...




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