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  1. News - World - MIGRATION

    Abbott defiant over report that asylum seeker mothers attempted suicide

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... a detention centre on Christmas Island to Papua New Guinea or Nauru. Sources on the island said the women believed their children stood a better chance of being settled in Australia if they were ... facilities or resettled on islands in the Pacific. The report cited three independent sources, including lawyer Jacob Varghese, who is representing 72 asylum seeker babies. The damaging claims come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550545/abbott-defiant-over-report-asylum-seeker-mothers-attempted-suicide
  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian police search jungle on Tioman island for missing British hiker

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 05:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Jungle searched for missing Briton Malaysian police were yesterday looking for a British man who went missing when hiking in the jungle on a popular resort island on Tuesday. Gareth Huntley, 34, from London, did not return from a waterfall trek on the island of Tioman off Malaysia's east coast. Police were combing the jungle to look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522838/malaysian-police-search-jungle-tioman-island-missing-british-hiker
  3. Business - Economy

    Slowing China economy would hit Singapore the worst, says BNP study

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... economists call an output gap. Again Singapore came out as the worst affected economy in the region, suffering an output gap as big as 10 per cent of the island nation's GDP. The Moody's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1553597/slowing-china-economy-would-hit-singapore-worst-says-bnp-study
  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... brought torrential rain and high winds to Japan's southwestern islands. It could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week. Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its status as a super typhoon but remained intense, with gusts of more than 250km/h. It was powering through the Okinawa island chain, where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect. Watch: Japan issues highest alert ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh
  5. News - World - CRIME

    Chinese businessman charged with hacking US military contractors' computers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by AP, Bloomberg

    ... appeared in court last Monday on the Pacific island of Guam and was ordered detained until a hearing on July 22. He was arrested by the US Secret Service, according to documents in federal court ... Northern Mariana Islands, said Guam authorities had staff to handle medical issues. Seleznev is accused of a scheme to hack into retailers' computers, install malicious software and steal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552924/chinese-businessman-charged-hacking-us-military-contractors-computers
  6. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT RELATIONS

    Taiwan's opposition DPP may put independence stance on hold

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of Taiwan society as a whole," she said, in an apparent reference to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's identification of the island as a sovereign independent country called the Republic ... communication channels. Tsai did not mobilise any party members or supporters to stage protests during the recent landmark visit to the island of Zhang Zhijun, the director of the Taiwan Affairs Office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553025/taiwans-opposition-dpp-may-put-independence-stance-hold
  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan's military shift is 'what an ally should naturally do', defence minister says

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP, KYODO

    ... with China expressing outrage and alarm. The groundbreaking shift in policy has come against the backdrop of soaring regional tensions with Beijing over disputed islands. But the US has endorsed ... "world-class" missile defence system, setting up amphibious units and strengthening its "maritime forces" to "protect our islands". The rise in defence spending has been seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552940/japans-military-shift-what-ally-should-naturally-do-defence-minister-says
  8. Comment - Letters

    China must settle territorial disputes through international arbitration

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by LETTERS

    ... claims. It just says that the islands historically belonged to China. In 1935, a nationalist Chinese government map investigating committee brought out a publication claiming nearly all the islands in the South China Sea as Chinese territory. Prior to this no Chinese map had showed these islands as belonging to China. During the second world war, Japan invaded Southeast Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1547447/china-must-settle-territorial-disputes-through-international
  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Barefoot up a mountain: no effort spared so Indonesians can vote

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... of Borneo island to ensure a small village would not miss the chance to take part in today's presidential poll. It is just one example of the great lengths gone to in the world's biggest archipelago nation, home to some 6,000 inhabited islands and stretching about 5,150km east to west, to organise elections. Months of painstaking preparation culminate in a week-long operation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549960/barefoot-mountain-no-effort-spared-so-indonesians-can-vote
  10. News - Hong Kong - MTR

    Problems at Sai Ying Pun's new MTR station may delay West Island Line

    Posted May 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Construction holdups at Sai Ying Pun leadto yet another setback for MTR Corp Station problems may delay West Island Line Sai Ying Pun's 15,000 residents could be left without a long-awaited MTR station until early next year if construction problems at one of its exits are not resolved. The MTR Corporation revealed yesterday that the West Island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521112/mtr-admits-south-island-line-faces-uncertain-completion-date

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