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  1. News - Hong Kong - INVESTIGATION

    Hongkongers caught in UK passport renewal chaos fork out HK$1.3m

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by DANNY LEE

    ... diplomatic missions in each month of the year to June. In the first six months, the consulate issued 1,065 emergency travel documents, an increase of 63 per cent on the same period last year. Each ... Britons and holders of British National (Overseas) passports have sought emergency papers amid lengthy delays in renewals that threatened travel plans. The backlog came after overseas passport ...

  2. News - Asia - Ebola virus

    Vietnam releases Nigerians isolated for Ebola screening as Myanmar continues tests

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:40pm

    ... passengers sitting next to the pair – who travelled to Vietnam on Monday from Nigeria via Qatar – have also been advised to monitor their health conditions. Vietnam has introduced mandatory ... was travelling in, as well as parts of Yangon’s international airport. Myanmar’s medical system is chronically under-funded and ill-equipped after years of junta rule, which came to an end in 2011. ...

  3. News - Asia - SURROGACY

    Interpol probes Hong Kong-based Japanese who fathered 16 surrogate babies

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:09am by AP

    ... four places and frequently travelled between them. "We are looking into two motives. One is human trafficking and the other is exploitation of children," said Thai police Lieutenant General Kokiat Wongvorachart, Thailand's lead investigator in the case. He said Shigeta had made 41 trips to Thailand since 2010. On many occasions he travelled to nearby Cambodia, where he ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scrapping multiple-entry permits would allow Hong Kong to breathe again

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:32pm by Albert Cheng

    ... the mainland. The vast majority travelled under the individual visit scheme, which enables residents of 49 major Chinese cities to come here as individual travellers instead of in tour groups ... on the economy. It was estimated that the economy could lose HK$40 billion a year and 10,000 jobs with such a cut to the individual travel scheme. Lam noted that the tourism industry, which includes ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong travellers warned to avoid protests as martial law declared in Thailand

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:24am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Travel alert remains at amber; visitors also advised to stay away from crowds Hong Kong travellers in Thailand have been reminded to stay away from protests and crowded areas after the country’s army declared martial law in the early hours of Tuesday. The travel alert for Hongkongers remains at amber – the lowest of the three-level alert system. ...

  6. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Peninsula hotel owner sees profit rise by 73 per cent

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 03:25pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... throw from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées and is part of a wider move to attract wealthy Chinese clientele travelling abroad. The hotel will compete directly against other Asian luxury ... of Japanese travellers. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, August 23, 2014

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by STAFF

    ... at their home in Tsuen Wan. The victim's son was reportedly in the flat at the time of the attack. CHINA Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan travelled to Beijing to help his son Jaycee, who ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Raid on health centre in Monrovia, Liberia may spread Ebola

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... in Liberia, according to the World Health Organisation. In East Africa, the Kenyan government took steps to prevent the disease from spreading. Kenya will bar passengers travelling from three West ... for all ports of entry for people travelling from or through Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, said Kenya's Health Ministry. Nigeria was not included in the ban, which also allows entry ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    About time

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm by Abid Rahman

    ... not doing myself down. I recognise my faults because girls dig guys who are self-aware (or so I read somewhere). Anyway, this one-upmanship is particularly virulent when it comes to travel- you see, I've now been to 40 countries. Yes, I listed them. On Excel. So I'm a well-travelled man, and if travel does broaden the mind, then my mind is as broad as my sense of humour. While time ...

  10. News - China - RELIGION

    Oops! China fails to receive pope's fly-by message over 'technical glitch'

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... The pope offering his blessings in a message to China’s President Xi Xinping on Thursday, taking advantage of protocol that sees him send a note to nations’ leaders as he travels through ... reports, scores of Chinese Catholics were prevented from travelling to South Korea for Asian Youth Day, and Beijing also warned Chinese priests in attendance not to participate in any event ...




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