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  1. Radamel Falcao transfer coup shows Manchester United mean business

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:03am

    ... Agence France-Presse in London A week after signing Angel Di Maria, Colombia striker joins the faltering club along with Danny Blind Manchester United made a sensational double swoop ... but the signing of prolific 28-year-old frontman Falcao was a major coup for the ailing English giants. “I am delighted to be joining Manchester United on loan this season,” Falcao told the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1583496/transfer-coups-show-manchester-united-mean-business
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Mystery of zigzagging stones in Death Valley National Park solved

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Death Valley, United States Mystery of Death Valley's zigzagging stones solved For years scientists have theorised about how large rocks, weighing up to hundreds of kilograms, zigzag across an area of California's Death Valley National Park, leaving trails. Now, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581816/mystery-zigzagging-stones-death-valley-national-park-solved
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must show united front in fight against barbaric IS

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... means that it can only be properly dealt with by nations working together. A united effort is essential if Islamic State is to be confined and defeated. ... SCMP Editorial United front vital to beating jihadis The brutality of the Islamist fighters rampaging across northern Syria and Iraq attracted little attention outside the region until ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580946/world-must-show-united-front-fight-against-barbaric-islamic
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight. Australia and the United States will raise at the United Nations General Assembly in September the need ... counterterrorism units have been working at Australia’s two largest airports since last week and had already intercepted a person of interest, the prime minister said on Wednesday. Tony Abbott said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581199/australia-deploys-new-counterterrorism-units-airports
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., May 18, 2014

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by STAFF

    ... are coming," Modi wrote on Twitter as election results came in.   Major General Kristin Lund The Norwegian was appointed the first woman to command a United Nations peacekeeping force. The 55-year-old, who has served in Lebanon, the first Gulf war, Bosnia and Afghanistan, will replace China's Major General Chao Liu on August 13 as commander of 1,000 peacekeepers in Cyprus. "I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1514555/good-week-may-18-2014
  6. News - World - TURKEY

    Erdogan, Turkish president-elect, vows AK party will keep on reshaping nation

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ankara President-elect vows party he co-founded will continue to reshape the nation Erdogan sees 'birth of a new Turkey' In a farewell speech to supporters of his AK party, Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan said its mission to reshape the nation would go on after he left party politics and took office as head of state. Erdogan's supporters see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581370/erdogan-turkish-president-elect-vows-ak-party-will-keep-reshaping-nation
  7. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainians like fascists, Putin says amid claims Russian units fighting there

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:20pm by Agencies and Kristine Kwok

    ... crossed the border into eastern and southeastern Ukraine," Nato's secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said. Obama convened his national security council on Thursday, and emerged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581803/ukrainians-fascists-putin-says-amid-claims-russian-units-fighting-there
  8. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    China takes oil rig dispute with Vietnam to United Nations

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by AGENCIES

    ... to the U.N. China took its dispute with Vietnam over the deployment of an oil rig in contested waters to the United Nations, accusing Hanoi of infringing on its sovereignty and illegally disrupting ... According to the paper, the state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation has been conducting seismic operations and well site surveys in the area for the past 10 years and the drilling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529539/china-takes-oil-rig-dispute-vietnam-united-nations
  9. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Insurer China Life diversifies with bid for Sinopec retail unit

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Mainland insurer targeting petrol station chain after reporting 13pc rise in first-half net profit China Life in bid for Sinopec unit China Life Insurance is seeking to diversify its investment portfolio by planning to invest in China Petroleum & Chemical Corp's (Sinopec) retail unit after reporting better-than-expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1581324/insurer-china-life-diversifies-bid-sinopec-retail-unit
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria poses challenge for Obama's ambassador to UN, Samantha Power

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... of President Bashar al-Assad. For a fleeting moment this month, it seemed she had prevailed. Now Power, a former senior aide on the US National Security Council and a former war reporter born ... Diego and a former senior UN adviser on peacekeeping issues. "The stakes could not be higher." At the UN headquarters last week, Power, who turned 43 on Saturday, looked harried as she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1316256/syria-poses-challenge-obamas-ambassador-un-samantha-power

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