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  1. Sport - Soccer

    It means nothing: Louis van Gaal plays down United win over Liverpool

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:19am

    ... for the sport’s biggest prizes, and Van Gaal wants his team thinking big. “It’s nice for the fans in the United States and also at home that we beat Liverpool,” the Dutchman said. “It’s not our favourite ... steeped in soccer history. None of that mattered to Manchester United. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scored two minutes apart in a second-half flurry, Jesse Lingard added an insurance goal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1566791/manchester-united-gain-early-bragging-rights-win-over-liverpool
  2. News - World - POLLUTION

    New fuel standards in the United States expected to save lives

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Health groups hail Obama initiative, while petrol bosses say it's unrealistic New US fuel standards to save lives The Obama administration has announced new fuel and car rules to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions, which it says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440384/new-fuel-standards-united-states-expected-save-lives
  3. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Entrusted loans can be an opaque state of affairs in China

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:21am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam Lack of information means it is hard to assess the viability of the increasing number of loans being made to government-related entities Entrusted loans can be opaque state ... is not too bad when compared to the disclosure in most entrusted loans. In some cases, the pledge can be as blank as "a piece of land" or "two residential units in Beijing".) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1564576/entrusted-loans-can-be-opaque-state-affairs-china
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California state senator Leland Yee pleads not guilty to graft charges

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco US state senator pleads not guilty to graft charges Leland Yee, a prominent California state senator previously charged with bribery, has pleaded not guilty to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in the state capital, Sacramento. The revised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564447/california-state-senator-leland-yee-pleads-not-guilty-graft-charges
  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    United States, International Monetary Fund offer help to battered Ukraine economy

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney US and IMF offer help to repair battered economy The United States and the International Monetary Fund have offered to help Ukraine in rebuilding its ... Finance Minister Anton Siluanov at the G20 meeting in Sydney after the Ukraine parliament voted on Saturday to oust President Viktor Yanukovych. "The United States, working with other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433823/united-states-international-monetary-fund-offer-help-battered-ukraine
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Girl Guide entrepreneurs got to pot in the United States with cookie sales

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Phoenix, Arizona Girl Guide entrepreneurs go to pot with cookie sales Customers of some medical marijuana dispensaries in the United States are discovering ... to all the parents and hope that they will follow them," de Queljoe said. Lauren Gooding, an oncology nurse who is the president of TruMed, runs the state-licensed marijuana dispensary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433720/girl-guide-entrepreneurs-got-pot-united-states-cookie-sales
  7. News - World - SPACE

    United States launches next-generation GPS satellite into orbit

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:59pm by Reuters in Cape Canaveral

    ... was built and launched by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, under contract with the US Air Force. Once in position 19,300km above the planet, the new satellite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432530/united-states-launches-next-generation-gps-satellite-orbit
  8. Sport - Soccer

    New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal proud to be compared to Alex Ferguson

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 11:11am by Reuters

    ... that ended in May. “I had to follow Bobby Robson at Barcelona and that year he won three titles,” Van Gaal said on Monday during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. “I have been at Ajax ... Reuters in New York Van Gaal proud to be compared to Fergie New coach Louis van Gaal has welcomed the challenge of trying to emulate the great Alex Ferguson at Manchester United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1561709/new-manchester-united-boss-louis-van-gaal-proud-be-compared-alex
  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State has ordered female genital mutilation: UN

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:48am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Order by militants could affect up to 4 million women, claims UN, but some doubt its report Female genital mutilation 'fatwa'by Islamic State The United Nations said yesterday that militant group Islamic State had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation. But doubts emerged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558615/islamic-state-has-ordered-female-genital-mutilation-un
  10. News - World - SECRECY

    Media organisations mistakenly reveal names of United States spy agency employees

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... software engineer, Ron Garret of Emerald Hills in the US state of California, tried to contact the man at his office. "I figured someone ought to give him the heads up," Garret said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424593/media-organisations-mistakenly-reveal-names-united-states-spy-agency

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