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  1. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    Rescuers evacuate tens of thousands in Indian Kashmir as flood waters recede

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:35pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi Officials 'overwhelmed' by scale of flood disaster in Kashmir Valley Flood waters started receding in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, giving rescue teams ... at least 450 people in India and Pakistan and cut off more than one million people from basic services. “Finally the flood water levels are receding. Now our teams will be able to enter some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589433/rescuers-evacuate-thousands-indian-kashmir-floods-recede
  2. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    China Resources expects drop in profitability after acquisition of Tesco stores

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:40pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com China Resources Enterprise, one of the largest hypermarket operators on the mainland, said consolidated net profit fell 8.7 per cent year on year to HK$929 ... to be tapped China Resources Enterprise CRE has previously said it believed it could make Tesco profitable on the mainland in three years. Turnover was HK$83.5 billion, up 16.2 per cent year on year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578394/china-resources-expects-drop-profitability-after-acquisition
  3. Lifestyle stores showcase green and ethical practices in their products

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:00pm

    ... over the past 10 years, Julia Washbourne says she has witnessed the exploitation of natural resources, and people in sweatshop factories. “Unfortunately, many consumers do not make ... to provide beautiful contemporary lifestyle products that help rural communities, support local artisans, and encourage the use of sustainable resources. “There is definitely an organic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/topics/premier-living/1600762/lifestyle-stores-showcase-green-and-ethical-practices-their-products
  4. News - China - FOREIGN RELATIONS

    China rejects Vietnamese claim fishing boat attacked near Paracel Islands

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters

    ... its forces boarded a Vietnamese trawler last month in disputed waters in the South China Sea and confiscated explosives used for fishing, rejecting accusations from Vietnam that its ships had been attacked. Ties between the two nations have soured over competing territorial claims in the potentially energy-rich waters which straddle key shipping lanes. Vietnam said the crews of two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589687/china-rejects-vietnamese-claim-fishing-boat-attacked-near-paracel-islands
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon's resources

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

    ... Station- is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon. In its latest initiative, unveiled in late January, the US space agency is proposing private companies take ... revealed evidence of water and other interesting substances on the moon, said Jason Crusan, director of Nasa's advanced exploration systems. "But to understand the extent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424594/nasa-turns-private-companies-exploit-moons-resources
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai PM Prayuth uses holy water and feng shui to ward off the occult

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Prayuth Chan-ocha has used holy water and feng shui to ward off any occult challenge Thailand's politics of superstition As he prepared to move in to Bangkok's ... an audience of dousing himself from head to toe in holy water, because his enemies had tried to curse him. Army officials say his views on the spirit world and rituals to ward off evil are unlikely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588925/thai-pm-prayuth-uses-holy-water-and-feng-shui-ward-occult
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central activists practise water cannon protection tactics

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao

    ... Samuel Chan and Ernest Kao Occupy activists prepare for water hit About 40 democracy activists were pelted with high-pressure water hoses yesterday as they practised for the upcoming Occupy Central protest. As they linked arms and chanted slogans, the activists were hit with the full force of water from two trucks equipped with high-pressure hoses, in a drill intended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587443/occupy-central-activists-practice-being-hit-high-pressure-water-hoses
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Cost focus helps Country Garden and China Resources Land boost margins

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Strategyhelps Country Garden and China Resources Land boost net profit margins for first half as rivals struggle amid downturn Focus on costs lifts mainland builders Controlling costs helped mainland developers Country Garden Holdings and China Resources Land improve their net profit margins for the first half, bucking the industry trend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1577245/cost-focus-helps-country-garden-and-china-resources-land
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches whaling 'research' hunt in its coastal waters

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 02:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Whalers begin coastal 'research' hunt Whaling ships left Hokkaido yesterday to start the seasonal "research" hunt in Pacific coastal waters. Japan's Fisheries Agency has said whalers planned to kill up to 51 minke whales off Kushiro before the end of next month. Japan has hunted whales under a loophole in the 1986 global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1587170/japan-begins-seasonal-pacific-whale-slaughter-see-animals-stomach-contents
  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Taiwan, eastern China brace for tropical storm Fung-Wong

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 07:50pm by STEPHEN CHEN, Bloomberg

    ... towards southern Zhejiang. The entire coastal area of Zhejiang was expected to encounter strong winds and downpours until tomorrow. Provincial water resources director Chen Chuan told the China News Service that the impact of the storm would be significant. Chen said persistent rainfall in the province had already raised water levels in rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Zhejiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596895/taiwan-braces-tropical-storm-fung-wong

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