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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... Over 5,000 villagers in Dazu county were trapped by floodwaters yesterday, with local media suggesting that poor communication links and damage to roads made it harder for rescue personnel ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Miami rejects David Beckham’s waterfront soccer stadium

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:23am

    ... baseball team. Public anger over the Marlins Park deal contributed to a 2011 recall vote that ousted former Miami-Dade county mayor Carlos Alvarez from office. The Miami Heat’s arena deal with Miami-Dade county has also come in for public criticism as being too generous to the team, which is owned by Micky Arison, the billionaire owner of Carnival cruise line. Beckham’s group has agreed ...

  3. News - World

    US federal judge strikes down Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 10:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Milwaukee, US A federal judge deemed Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Friday to the delight of gay couples who immediately began rushing to county ... the Wisconsin ruling sparked some confusion over whether such marriages could now legally go ahead. Clerks in two counties were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Friday night, ...

  4. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    For some rural officials, being deemed a poverty-stricken county is a cause for celebration

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Each year, 592 poor counties receive billions of yuan in aid. Making the list can be a cause for celebration, and a reason to keep the status quo How officials ride the poverty gravy train To get rich is glorious, late leader Deng Xiaoping said, but to some county officials, staying poor has advantages. As part of its efforts to alleviate ...

  5. News - China - RELIGION

    More Zhejiang churches to be torn down in demolition campaign

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:39am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Workers removed the cross atop the Yahui Church in Pingyang county, Wenzhou, early yesterday. Worshippers were forced to accept the removal of the cross after local government threatened to tear ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COMMERCE

    DCHL still in operation despite bust in Zhongshan, say former members

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Minnie Chan

    ... for brainwashing classes and contract signing, but now they hide in flats and offices in Causeway Bay and Mong Kok or even in Tsuen Wan and Fo Tan." Li, a native of Ningxiang county, Hunan, said DCHL ...

  7. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Seven arrested for illegally demolishing 200-year-old Guangdong bridge

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 06:31pm by Mimi Lau

    ... remains at large. Among those held were executives from the companies that planned and carried out the demolition in late April at Longchuan county in Heyuan city. The rest were construction ... bridge – which stood 7.3 metres high, above the water – was declared a protected relic by the county government in 2010. It was built diring the Jiaqing period of the Qing dynasty. The police ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Parents of Elliot Rodger's stabbing victims share their frustrations

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:30am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... killings happened in public view- in a store and in front of a sorority house- but the first three occurred behind closed doors in the shared apartment, and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's ...

  9. News - China - Animals

    'Life of Pi' moment for terrified Chinese fisherman as tiger tries to climb on boat

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 06:04pm

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com Heilongjiang man repeatedly prods wild Siberian tiger off his fishing boat in the middle of the Ussuri River A fisherman had his own Life of Pi moment when a wild Siberian tiger tried to get on his boat on the Ussuri River in Heilongjiang province last week. Zhang Mingyu, from the province’s Fuyuan county, said he spotted a creature swimming in the river ...




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