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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    France honours 'forgotten' Chinese labourers who helped war effort a century ago

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris 140,000 travelled to France to dig trenches and work in factories, but were then forgotten Chinese workers hailed for role in first world war France has paid tribute to an often forgotten corps of 140,000 Chinese labourers who dug trenches, worked in weapons factories and, for many, lost their lives helping France's effort in the first world war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649581/france-honours-forgotten-chinese-labourers-who-helped-war-effort-century
  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    United States military using ultraviolet robot in Ebola war

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington UV robot having a blast in Ebola war A germ-killing weapon that disinfects entire rooms with blasts of ultraviolet light has been enlisted by the United States military in the fight against Ebola. Resembling a taller, skinnier version of R2D2 from Star Wars, the four-wheeled robots are operating at three military medical centres, with another 250 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1647074/united-states-military-using-ultraviolet-robot-ebola-war
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Infamous London gangster ‘Mad’ Frankie Fraser dead at 90

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Fraser spent a total of 42 years in prison for a range of offences. Starting out as a child thief, Fraser's criminal career took off during the second world war when he escaped service as a soldier and took advantage of sparse policing and shortages. "The war was wonderful, for thieving wise, gangster wise and everything," he Richardson wrote. "Clothes were rationed, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1650123/infamous-london-gangster-mad-frankie-fraser-dead-90
  4. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Georgian gorge where fanatics are forged

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... previously served in pro-Western Georgia's US-trained army, fighting against Russian troops during the Russia-Georgia war in 2008. He was promoted to sergeant before being diagnosed ... to Chechen separatist fighters- "only cared about money, just as many other purported fanatics who claim to be fighting a holy war". Shishani, as well as other Kists fighting in Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1647078/georgian-gorge-where-fanatics-are-forged
  5. News - World - TURKEY

    Erdogan tells women at justice forum that they aren't equal to men

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... the soil. This is against their delicate nature." Erdogan was apparently referring to the practise during and after the second world war for women in communist states like the USSR to do heavy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1647994/erdogan-tells-women-justice-forum-they-arent-equal-men
  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka accuses Oslo envoy Erik Solheim of financing Tamil Tigers

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:14am by AFP

    ... evidence before any international tribunal investigating Sri Lanka's war record. Sri Lanka crushed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by May 2009 in a massive military operation ... atrocities were committed in the final months of the war, including shelling of hospitals in the battle zone and executions of surrendering rebels. The UN Human Rights Council in March voted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1641542/sri-lanka-accuses-oslo-envoy-erik-solheim-financing-tamil-tigers
  7. News - World

    Twitter wars: US launches social media offensive against Islamic State

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

    ... the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm. Diplomats and experts are the first to admit that the digital blitz being waged on Twitter, Facebook ... on a daily basis. “It is a war of thousands of skirmishes, but no big battles. America likes big battles but it is not- it is like guerilla warfare,” said the official. The murder of US journalist ...

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

    Modern-day slavery traps 36 million: report

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Modern-day slavery traps 36 million: report Forced to pick cotton, grow cannabis, prostitute themselves, fight wars or clean up after the wealthy- some 35.8 ... originally thought. "There is an assumption that slavery is an issue from a bygone era. Or that it only exists in countries ravaged by war and poverty," said Andrew Forrest, chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1642548/modern-day-slavery-traps-36-million-report
  9. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    Germany frees Russian spy early in rumoured swap

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by AFP

    ... political and military secrets, focused especially on the relationship of Nato and the EU with Eastern European and Central Asian countries. In true cold-war style, documents were left under trees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1646320/germany-frees-russian-spy-early-rumoured-swap
  10. News - World - UKRAINE CRISIS: ANALYSIS

    EU learns lessons a year after start of Ukraine crisis

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 10:53am by AFP

    ... which enters into force on January 1, next year. Moscow’s war with Georgia in 2008 and a gas war with Ukraine at the start of 2009 also showed Moscow could take more aggressive action. ... that apparent success, the dreams that brought Nayyem and his followers into the square seem fainter than ever. Ukraine is battling to stave off economic collapse and waging war against Russian-backed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1646865/eu-learns-lessons-year-after-start-ukraine-crisis

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