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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... of informed debate that has gripped the country and latterly the rest of the United Kingdom. There are informed, honest opinions on both sides of the debate and people are making coherent arguments ... a diminished United Kingdom, with a diminished military capability leaving Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to watch the break-up of not only the Commonwealth, but the land she calls home. I for one ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post No support for idea bra use is linked to cancer It seems almost preposterous that a study like this one had to be conducted. But apparently the belief that wearing a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Director Wes Anderson revisits the concept of family in latest offering 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... In what might be a tiny act of catharsis, the incident has found its way into his new film, Moonrise Kingdom, a 1965-set comedic drama that plays out in a small, isolated Rhode Island community. ... Cousteau inspired The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. But the pattern always circles back to family- and Moonrise Kingdom is no exception. From the rag-tag friends in his 1996 debut Bottle Rocket ...

  4. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Thousands march in Edinburgh to preserve UK as Scotland vote nears

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 08:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh The Protestant Orange order marched through the streets Edinburgh on Saturday to support keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom with just five days to go ... of campaigning for the referendum got underway with everything to play for. Up to 15,000 supporters of retaining the United Kingdom were expected to join the march, which has sparked fears of clashes ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Scots vote on independence Scottish residents vote on the independence issue. The referendum asks those who are aged over 16 a single yes/no question on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom. The latest polls show that the result could be very close. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has been ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite for prolonged campaign to defeat Islamic State

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Unite to defeat Islamic State The barbarous extremists of Islamic State pose a threat to the Middle East and, potentially, the world. US President Barack Obama is right, on the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on his country by al-Qaeda, to want to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the even more brutal group that has seized large swathes of northern ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    After Scotland, who will be next to hold a referendum on independence?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:49pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Scots were particularly lucky, especially since one party to the proposed divorce, the other 59 million people in the United Kingdom, did not get to vote. Residents of Scotland are a mere 8 per ... for independence are stirring within the EU. Is this a smack in the eye for the greater European market and globalisation? Or could it be that, within a united Europe, the old regions would be better ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Radamel Falcao looks cool and composed ahead of Manchester United debut

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:19am

    ... Reuters Danny Welbeck was sold because he didn't score enough, says Louis van Gaal A composed and measured Radamel Falcao made his media bow at Manchester United, showing few signs of the weight of goal-scoring expectation on his shoulders. United, who have managed only two points in three league games under new coach Louis van Gaal so far this season, paraded Falcao and fellow ...

  9. Business - Money

    AXA in talks to sell Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund unit

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg AXA in talks to sell HK pension fund unit AXA, France's largest insurer, is in advanced talks with bidders including Manulife Financial Corp to sell its pension fund unit in Hong Kong, said people with knowledge of the matter. AXA was seeking about US$400 million for the Mandatory Provident Fund business, two of the people said, asking not to be identified because ...

  10. News - World - TERRORISM

    John Kerry seeks US-led coalition against Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by BLOOM

    ... on their home soil. Writing in The New York Times, a week before a Nato summit in Wales, Kerry urged "a united response led by the United States and the broadest possible coalition ... in the region. Saudi Arabia has backed rebels fighting in Syria, but is concerned that extremists there could turn their weapons on the kingdom. "If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe ...




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