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  1. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Brazil v Colombia: Euphoria deafening as Andean nation hopes to reinvent reputation

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bogota Not since Colombia drubbed Argentina 5-0 in a 1993 World Cup qualifier has the South American nation of 48 million been so enthralled by the beautiful game ... the star-crossed nation made the quarter-finals. Some are even waxing poetic about World Cup unity accelerating the pace of 18-month-old peace talks to end a half-century of conflict that has claimed some ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aquino explains why he denied actress national award over drug conviction

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... of fans insisting no one deserved a "national artist" prize more than the 61-year-old fondly nicknamed the "Superstar". "Ms Nora Aunor has been convicted for drugs and was punished for it... By making her a national artist are we putting out the right message?" Aquino told a news conference broadcast on national television. "I respect her and I recognise ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    Mob forces way into UN base in South Sudan, opens fire, kills 48 civilians

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... been killed and tens of thousands have sought refuge at UN bases around the country. "This attack on a location where civilians are being protected by the United Nations is a serious ... at the UN compound. US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, condemned all recent attacks on civilians and the United Nations in South Sudan, saying "particularly egregious ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Orwellian echoes in a post-UN world

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by TIM COLLARD

    ... Tim Collard Tim Collard sees the rise of power blocs led by US, China and Russia Echoes of Orwell disturb in a post-United Nations world We could be approaching the end of an era. After 1945, the United Nations was set up with the intention of making war impossible by providing the world with a universally acknowledged dispute resolution mechanism. There would be no more ...

  5. News - World

    UN sends more Peacekeepers to South Sudan as violence spreads

    Posted Dec 25th 2013, 09:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Juba, South Sudan The U.N. Security Council approved plans on Tuesday to almost double the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan in an effort to protect civilians as reports ... the violence that has engulfed their young nation," Ban told the council after the vote. "There is no military solution to this conflict. This is a political crisis which requires a peaceful, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite to save Iraq from imploding

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial World must unite to rescue Iraq Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is counting on the US to help repel Sunni Muslim insurgents carving up his country. ... State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Isis) are capturing ever-greater swathes of territory in their bid to create a Sunni nation bound by strict Islamic principles. They face little ...

  7. Chinese team to take body back

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... reported the officer's wife, Li Lingling, was travelling with the team. UN observer Du Zhaoyu was the first Chinese national to be killed in the Israel-Lebanon conflict. Du was one of 180 Chinese officers, soldiers and observers working as part of the UN peacekeeping mission. News of Du's death was carried on the front pages of several national dailies and drew more than ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    United States is a hypocrite on cyberespionage

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... they know about Huawei, they have turned up nothing. The defence the Americans give is that the staggering global snooping by the US National Security Agency- of which Huawei is just one of many foreign commercial targets- is conducted for national security rather than to steal commercial secrets like the Chinese. The US has indicted five PLA members this week for hacking ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - military budget

    Military transparency and Asian security

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 06:31pm by Shinzo Abe

    ... anymore. That is why it is incumbent upon us in Japan to reconstruct the legal basis for collective self-defence and international cooperation, including participation in United Nations ... enlarging the number of countries that conclude the Arms Trade Treaty, and improving mutual understanding among national defence authorities are now the paramount issues facing Asia. They should ...




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