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  1. Sport - Racing

    A decade in the making, commingling on Hong Kong racing set to commence in the United States

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:44pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Years in the talking and many months in the making, commingling of bets on Hong Kong racing will commence through the TVG network in the United States ... quinella and tierce betting on Sunday's Sha Tin program from its United States customers. In contrast to current arrangements around the world in countries which operate small, localised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1461761/decade-making-commingling-hong-kong-racing-set-commence-united-states
  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Commingling set for Sunday start in United States

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:59pm by Alan Aitken

    ... on Sunday's Sha Tin programme from its United States customers. We expect that fresh, commingled turnover will be small to begin with, while people become familiar with our racing Bill Nader, HKJC  ... Kong's racing model lately and many commentators there are suggesting that the United States should be striving to emulate it. "There are things that we have that racing there just does not- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1461919/commingling-set-sunday-start-united-states
  3. News - World

    Twitter wars: US launches social media offensive against Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 10:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Cyber offensive targets Islamic State The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win ... in tit-fot-tat exchanges with those which challenge America. At the US State Department, employees at the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC), created in 2011, manage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582090/twitter-wars-us-launches-social-media-offensive-against-islamic-state
  4. News - World - SECURITY

    Japan to send part of its plutonium holdings to United States for disposal

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 08:11pm by AGENCIES

    ... plutonium to U.S. Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 315kg of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highlyenriched uranium, a move that could help allay China's concerns ... material, once securely transported to the United States, will be sent to a secure facility and fully converted into less sensitive forms." The plutonium, they said, would be prepared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456338/japan-send-part-its-plutonium-holdings-united-states-disposal
  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Feels like defeat: US air force bombs US-made army kit to foil Islamic State

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... of a United States war plane, seconds before it explodes in a flash of light. That August 16 strike in northern Iraq, shown in video released by the US military, killed an unknown number of Islamic State fighters- and destroyed one US-made armoured vehicle that had cost up to US$300,000. Since the Obama administration began strikes there on August 8, US fighter jets and drones have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581233/feels-defeat-us-air-force-bombs-us-made-army-kit-foil-islamic-state
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    US military tried to rescue journalist James Foley before Islamic State beheading

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:05am

    ... United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS),” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John ... swathes of Iraq and Syria. It says it represents the aspirations of a global Muslim caliphate. “As we have said repeatedly, the United States government is committed to the safety and well-being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578297/us-attempted-rescue-islamic-state-hostages-syria
  7. News - World - TERRORISM

    Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:59pm by BLOOM

    ... attacks that in time might be aimed at the United States and Europe. Islamic State is probably the wealthiest terrorist group we’ve ever known MATTHEW LEVITT, FORMER U.S. TREASURY OFFICIAL ... the amount of money bin Laden had at his disposal, according to later reports by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. The CIA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581227/islamic-states-self-financing-model-poses-additional-challenges-anti
  8. 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
  9. News - World - ADOPTION

    Foreign adoptions in United States plunge 18pc after Russian ban

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 09:54am by AP

    ... and Ethiopia also dropped sharply. State Department figures showed 7,094 adoptions from abroad, down from 8,668 in 2012 and 69 per cent below the high of 22,884 in 2004. As usual, China accounted ... adoptions in 2012 but only 138 last year. Susan Jacobs, the State Department's special adviser on children's issues, said this decline was due primarily to new adoption procedures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454672/foreign-adoptions-americans-decline-sharply
  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Indonesian president condemns jihadists and urges Muslim leaders to unite against them Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing' The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, yesterday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578700/susilo-bambang-yudhoyono-calls-islamic-state-embarrassing

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