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  1. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- October 14, 2014

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:25am

    ... deal to double US$100b trade |Source: Bloomberg Russia, whose energy and financial industries are facing Western sanctions, is trying to diversify funding sources and move away from ... US$36 billion with exports totalling only $15 billion against $51 billion imports. US taking 'close look' at Waldorf Astoria hotel sale to Chinese company |Source: Associated Press ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Mandela ‘steadily improving’ on 95th birthday

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 03:13pm by Associated Press in Johannesburg

    ... South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday on Thursday, a milestone capped by news that the former president’s health was improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment. Schools around the country honoured the anti-apartheid leader in morning assemblies, and numerous groups have asked people to volunteer 67 minutes to charity ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    MTR linked to company involved in CY Leung payments row

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:09am by Howard Winn

    ... The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) was feeling very pleased with itself yesterday on account of its elevation in The Economist world rankings of MBA programmes. It rushed out a press ... in the Asia-Pacific region. According to Professor Alex Frino, the dean of MGSM, "the outstanding result reflects the school's increased emphasis on the realities of doing business in a global ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's 'coached students' should be denied coveted college admission

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:48pm by Kelly Yang

    ... into US colleges. However, the burgeoning Chinese middle class has pushed demand for US school and college places through the roof. Last year, China sent a staggering 235,000 students to study ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says the practice in Asia of hiring professional help to get a student into college is defeating the purpose of the exercise Sin of admission It has been a while ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Militants release two Germans threatened with beheading in the Philippines

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:50am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Germans freed after militants' beheading threat Two Germans kidnapped and held for six months in the southern Philippines were released yesterday ... there will be no more kidnappings," Gazmin said. Abu Sayyaf gunmen seized Okonek and Dielen last April from a yacht between Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo island and the western Philippine province ...

  6. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela's Maduro scraps plan to restrict food sales

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:37pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... Associated Press in Caracas President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that he has put a halt to a plan to restrict sales of 20 basic food products in Venezuela’s most populous state, a scheme critics had deemed rationing in disguise. Officials in western Zulia state had said the plan to limit sales of items such as cooking oil, flour, chicken and toilet paper — all of which are subject ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Policy changes needed to ensure people take priority over vehicles on streets

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by LETTERS

    ... Dr Sujata S. Govada, adjunct associate professor, school of architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong ... carpet along with some beanbags. As a result, people from the community gathered, played games, watched videos of secondary school students from nearby schools interview people in the community, ...

  8. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: INDONESIA

    Indonesian president Joko Widodo faces hurdles on inauguration day

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta New Indonesian president must navigate strong opposition and tricky economic times as he prepares to lead world's fourth-largest nation Widodo faces ... cheap but drain government funds that could be spent more productively on building bridges, schools or hospitals, for example. Cutting subsidies means prices rise at the pump. That leads ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Death toll soars to 638 in Egyptian violence

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 09:43am by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Weeping relatives undertake grim search for dead loved ones Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead ... the city next to Cairo that is home to the pyramids. Associated Press reporters witnessed the burning buildings, a two-story colonial-style villa and a four-story administrative office on the road ...

  10. News - World - FILM

    ‘Leviathan’ named best picture at London Film Festival

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Movies about corruption, gang violence, honour killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognised cinema that confronts the harsh ... award for “The Tribe,” a teen-gang drama set at a school for the deaf and performed entirely in sign language, without subtitles. Actress Sameena Jabeen Ahmed was named best British newcomer ...




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