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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pennsylvania police close in on suspect in state troopers' shooting

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:25pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Police close in on shooting suspect Police in the US state of Pennsylvania said they were closing in on Eric Frein, who is suspected of shooting two state troopers, one fatally, in an ambush outside a police barracks this month. While searching for the marksman in a densely wooded area in and around Monroe County, authorities found several items he abandoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598125/pennsylvania-police-close-suspect-state-troopers-shooting
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... said. “But today they’re learning the same hard lesson of petty tyrants and terrorists who have gone before.” French President Francois Hollande said that France would join the United States ... air raid damaged an IS ammunition depot southeast of Baghdad, Central Command said. The United States has now carried out 176 air strikes against IS in Iraq. Even as Congress voted to endorse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595864/obamas-coalition-takes-shape-france-joins-war-islamic-state
  3. News - World - SOCIETY

    United States government urged to ask people about their state of happiness

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:31am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Gauge happiness, US told A panel of experts thinks the US government should be more in touch with Americans' feelings. By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding matters tha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1375709/united-states-government-urged-ask-people-about-their-state-happiness
  4. News - China - TRAVEL

    China 'considering' building high-speed rail line from Beijing to the United States

    Posted May 09th 2014, 10:26am by The Guardian

    ... according to a report in the state-run Beijing Times newspaper. Crossing the Bering Strait in between Russia and Alaska would require about 200km (125 miles) of undersea tunnel, the paper said, ... four times the length of the Channel Tunnel which connects France and England. According to the state-run China Daily, the tunnel technology is “already in place” and will be used to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508118/china-considering-building-high-speed-rail-line-beijing-united-states
  5. News - World

    Uncertainty over Islamic State numbers clouds threat analysis

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by WASHPOST

    ... adversary. But the trajectory of those numbers also helps to explain Obama's decision to go to war against an Islamist group that has yet to be linked to any plot against the United States. In his speech, Obama laid out a rationale that leaned heavily on what-ifs. The United States had "not yet detected specific plotting against our homeland", Obama said. But Islamic State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592645/uncertainty-over-islamic-state-numbers-clouds-threat-analysis
  6. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITIONS

    Kingdream buys China Petrochemical unit for 1.6b yuan

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Eric Ng

    ... machinery business into its Shenzhen-listed drilling equipment and chemicals manufacturing unit, Kingdream, for 1.6 billion yuan (HK$2 billion). Kingdream had agreed to buy all of China Petrochemical's Sinopec Petroleum Engineering Machinery unit, Kingdream said in a filing to the Shenzhen stock exchange. "Upon completion of the deal, Kingdream's product line will expand from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1594869/kingdream-buys-china-petrochemical-unit-16b-yuan
  7. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Australia commits troops and aircraft to campaign to defeat Islamic State

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... be deployed to a US military base in the United Arab Emirates. A number of countries have responded to US President Barack Obama's call to join a coalition against Islamic State, but Australia ... Reuters in Perth Australian aircraft and 600 troops will be sent to a US base in the United Arab Emirates, but premier says they will not operate in Syria Abbott commits troops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592644/australia-commits-troops-and-aircraft-campaign-defeat-islamic-state
  8. News - Asia - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:30am by AFP

    ... State's media unit in the Middle East, where it would be released to the public. The raids came barely a week after Australia boosted the terror threat level to "high" for the first time ... raids 'foil beheading plot' Australia's largest counter-terrorism raids yesterday left 15 people in detention, and apparently foiled an alleged plot by Islamic State jihadists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595244/anti-terror-raids-aimed-preventing-random-violence-public-australia-says
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on Islamic State

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President secures congressional backing for policy to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' Islamic State as he warns militants and jihadists 'our reach is long' Barack Obama and US lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday, with the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595312/obama-and-us-lawmakers-turn-heat-islamic-state
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smart gun opponents in the United States force a sales rethink

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... guns The latest skirmish over the United States' first smart gun, marked last week by death threats against a Maryland gun dealer who wanted to sell the weapon, has raised doubts about its ... under which only smart handguns can be sold there within three years of being sold anywhere in the country. The law, they fear, will be replicated in other states. Similar proposals have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1504327/smart-gun-opponents-united-states-force-sales-rethink

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