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    British shoppers see red as US shopping festival Black Friday debuts

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 03:20am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London UK retailers embrace US shopping frenzy, but fail to prepare for mayhem Brits see red as Black Friday debuts British police officers were called to stores across the country yesterday as the "Black Friday" shopping frenzy imported from the United States brought surging crowds and fights over sharply discounted goods. The day after the US Thanksgiving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1651291/british-shoppers-see-red-us-shopping-festival-black-friday-debuts
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Orphanages damage children for life, says group founder

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... returned to the United States a decade ago. Stephens' new book, titled Waiting for a Father: Hearing the Heart-Cry of the Orphans of the World, chronicles how his family adopted a Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1649441/orphanages-damage-children-life-says-group-founder
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Mistrust of police blamed for big drop in reported rapes, aid group says

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 07:11am by SARAH KARACS

    ... per cent of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to police in the United States in 2010. Feelings of shame as well as fear of being identified and stigmatised throughout the conviction process are factors that put victims off speaking out. Hong Kong has been singled out by the United Nations as being particularly averse to supporting female victims of violence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1640962/mistrust-police-blamed-big-drop-reported-rapes-aid-group-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Rule of law more important to Hongkongers than democracy: poll

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... of "an erosion of the rule of law" and "going down a slippery slope towards a state of lawlessness" after protesters vowed to ignore court injunctions against their occupation ... and that "civil disobedience does not constitute any defence to a criminal charge".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1628474/rule-law-more-important-hongkongers-democracy-poll
  5. News - World - SOCIETY

    Apple's Tim Cook comes out as gay and hopes acknowledgement will help others

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:28am by AP

    ... come to realise that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important," he wrote. Three days ago, Cook challenged his home state of Alabama to better ensure the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Alabama is among the US states that do not recognise same-sex marriage; nor does it offer legal protections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1628671/apples-tim-cook-comes-out-gay-and-hopes-acknowledgement-will-help-others
  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    Australian Parliament drops plan to segregate veil wearers in public gallery

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... of extremist organisation Islamic State. The ruling was condemned by human rights and race discrimination groups, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott asked that it be reconsidered. Race discrimination ... this month that burqa-clad protesters were planning to disrupt parliament. No protest took place. Australia has been on edge since the rise of Islamic State, with the government tightening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620740/australian-parliament-drops-plan-segregate-veil-wearers-public-gallery
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... of the period, applicants were being turned away because of the lack of children coming through for adoption," she said. In the United States, at least 500 children were adopted through the Hong ... "I would have liked to have known my birth mother, who she was and what she is doing now." Sussex was 2½ years old when a British family adopted her and moved to the United Kingdom. She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619565/people-adopted-babies-decades-ago-reaching-out-hong-kong-birth
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    200 make a cool start to weekend for charity

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Arthur Chan

    ... charity events. The challenge originated in the United States and has become a hit around the world. The idea is that the "frozen" sensation of icy water simulates the state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581878/200-make-cool-start-weekend-charity
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Blind Bin-Bin gets futuristic glasses to help him 'see' via pulses on tongue

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:11pm by Emily Tsang

    ... little bit painful". The United States-made Brainport device for the blind translates information from a digital camera mounted on glasses into vibrations on the tongue. Users are trained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568287/new-orientation-technology-offers-help-young-eye-gouging-victim-bin
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Father who allegedly left learning disabled son, 11, in Singapore could face extradition

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:21pm by Clifford Lo

    ... face extradition Hong Kong police are negotiating with those in Singapore over whether the father of an 11-year-old mentally disabled boy who was abandoned in the city-state last week should ... "Arrangements will be made to return the boy to his place of origin as soon as possible." Kowloon East regional crime unit officers and social workers would probably fly to Singapore to bring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563515/father-who-allegedly-left-learning-disabled-son-11-singapore-could

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