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Hard knock life for Sham Shui Po street sleeper

Ah Sam is one of about 35 people who sleep in front of the Jade Market, part of the Tung Chau Street Temporary Market in Sham Shui Po, one of the poorest districts in Hong Kong.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

'Beautify effort' casts homeless from tiny haven

A score of street sleepers will be forced to move from their current quarters under an overpass by early next month. Wire fences now cordon off a section below the Ferry Street flyover near the fruit market in Yau Ma Tei - a popular and out-of-the-way location for the homeless - leaving only two small entries for occupiers to enter and live for a few more days.

26 Apr 2013 - 6:06am

Letters to the Editor, January 26, 2013

We Chinese know English gives us edge

I refer to the letter by Vaughan Rapatahana ("Why this fixation with English?" January 21).

26 Jan 2013 - 5:18am 3 comments

Beijing's homeless get touch of warmth

When Dong Meihua and other volunteers for the homeless arrived at the Yongdingmen long-haul bus station in Beijing carrying quilts, overcoats and snacks on Monday, they were quickly surrounded by some 30 grateful faces.

13 Jan 2013 - 4:45am

Philippines typhoon death toll tops 1,000

The death toll from a typhoon that devastated the southern Philippines earlier this month has topped 1,000 as hundreds more remain missing, the government said on Sunday.

Typhoon Bopha killed 1,020 people, mostly on the southern island of Mindanao where floods and landslides caused major damage on December 4, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:41pm

UN launches Philippine typhoon aid appeal

The United Nations launched a US$65 million global aid appeal on Monday to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by a deadly typhoon that ravaged the Philippines.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:54pm

Hundreds of fishermen missing in Philippine storm

The number of people missing after a typhoon devastated parts of the southern Philippines jumped to nearly 900 after families and fishing companies reported losing contact with more than 300 fishermen at sea, officials said on Sunday.

9 Dec 2012 - 8:46pm

Philippines typhoon victims pack into homeless shelters as death toll rises

Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly Philippines typhoon crammed into overcrowded shelters yesterday, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed action to prevent storm disasters.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:42am