Mainland doctors: What we need is respect and understanding

To Doctor Qin in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, that tension brought burns to 34 percent of his body, and will probably lead to permanent disfigurement. Qin, 54, with the

2 more officers fall in military anti-graft drive

Kou Tie and Liu Zhanqi were placed under investigation in November and their cases forwarded to prosecutors last month, the Defense Ministry said in a brief notice yesterday. Kou had been

Police kill ethnic Uighur man in train station drama

Chinese police say they fatally shot a man from the country’s Uighur ethnic group after he tried to attack travelers at a train station with a cement block, reviving memories

Indonesia | Migrants say they witnessed Australian payment to boat crew 

Two migrants said they witnessed an Australian official hand cash to the crew of a people-smuggling boat to take its passengers back to Indonesia. The allegation of payments to people-smugglers has

South Korea | UN: Spread of MERS in isn’t global emergency

The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn’t merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in

North Korea | Gov’t admits it has been hit by worst drought in 100 years

North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting in extensive damage to agriculture. The official Korean Central News Agency said the drought has caused

Georgia | Runaway tiger kills man in Tbilisi after flood damages zoo

A tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death yesterday before being shot by police. The Interior Ministry in the former Soviet republic

USA | Shark attack survivor: Fish was ‘biting up my left arm’

A teen who lost an arm after a shark attack in North Carolina says he felt the big fish before he saw it and didn’t realize what it was until

Briefs | Syria – ‘Elephant’ rocket shelling kills 18

USA | 6 balcony collapse victims had entire lives ahead of them

A group of Irish and Irish-American young men and women were enjoying their last blast summer in California before cracking down with college and careers, a rite of passage tens

This Day in History | 1999 – Anti-capitalism demo turns violent

More than 4,000 people took to the streets of London in protest at the burden of debt owed by the world’s poorest countries to the Group of Eight nations. They

Offbeat | Vietnamese player’s mistake leads to winning poker prize

It’s another thing entirely to win a game you’ve never played before. Christian Pham, a Vietnmaese immigrant living in St. Paul, Minnesota, did exactly that Thursday, rising to the top

Swiss AG: 53 possible money-laundering cases in FIFA probe

Banks in Switzerland have reported 53 possible acts of money-laundering in the investigation of FIFA’s 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests, the country’s attorney-general said yesterday. Michael Lauber said the

Golf | Analysis: Tiger’s story is getting old, yet he keeps repeating it

The questions come less often, largely because the story is getting old. Or maybe it’s just that no one really believes anymore, even Tiger Woods himself. The downfall of the greatest

Football | U20 World Cup Brazil builds confidence with semifinal win

A dominant performance full of goals was exactly what Brazil’s under-20 football side needed ahead of Saturday’s final. The five-time champions thrashed Senegal 5-0 yesterday to go into the championship

Capello on the brink with Russian football in crisis

Even if FIFA scandals were not placing Russia’s right to host the 2018 World Cup under scrutiny, Russian football would still be in crisis. National team coach Fabio Capello is

World Views | Greece’s tremors spread toward Spain and Italy

One reason European Union officials are allowing Greece to toddle dangerously close to the cliff top of exiting the euro is their oft-asserted belief that the situation is ring-fenced. A Greek default

Thursday, June 18, 2015 – edition no. 2337

* Scholar says gov’t needs ‘to carefully strike a balance’ on smoking ban * Tourism forum focused on Latin America * Cultural fund beneficiaries announced * Hong Kong democrats hold ranks   DOWNLOAD

The Buzz | UnionPay expands Hong Kong presence

China UnionPay Co. acquired a stake in Hong Kong’s Joint Electronic Teller Services Ltd. as the bank-card payments processor seeks a greater presence outside the mainland. UnionPay has become a

Study | Nazi propaganda left life long mark on German kids

Anti-Semitic propaganda had a life long effect on German children schooled during the Nazi period, leaving them far more likely to harbor negative views of Jews than those born earlier

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