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3Novices:Three families at most per flat in new Hong Kong shared housing plan, overseer says

Bigger flats in a newly launched co-living project in Hong Kong can accommodate at most three families, the head of a local NGO revealed.
The remarks by Chua Hoi-wai, chief executive of the Council of Social Service, came after the group announced on Tuesday an affordable shared housing plan for the city targeting 1,000 needy households with a supply of 500 flats.
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The government-backed plan, named Community Housing Movement, has to date…
September 20, 2017 at 11:00AM http://ift.tt/2hgYXdD
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3Novices:China’s ‘most beautiful’ library ordered to shut over claims it provided pirated material and obscene content

A library once selected as China’s most beautiful has been shut down by the authorities for allegedly providing pirated books and erotic content, local media has reported.
Readers have complained recently online that the collection in Liyuan Bookhouse in suburban Beijing largely consisted of pirated books, which included printing errors, incomplete translations, forged publisher details and “uncensored and elaborated erotic descriptions”.
Images of some of the allegedly…
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3Novices:Here’s what the world’s leaders had to say at the UN

Competing visions for world diplomacy were on show at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
In his inaugural General Assembly speech since taking the reins of the United Nations on January 1, Guterres warned the world’s leaders that the threat of a nuclear attack was at its highest level since the end of the cold war and “fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings.”
Guterres put “nuclear peril” as the leading world threat,…
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3Novices:Four eyeshadows for autumn-winter – to ensure all eyes are on you

We were impressed by Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette (HK$410/US$53), which consists of 12 neutral shades that are highly versatile and can be used alone or in combination to create a smoky effect or add definition. The bonus? There is almost no dust fallout.
It has been two years since Urban Decay last introduced a new Naked palette, and its latest launch, Naked Heat (HK$550), does not disappoint. While the 12 amber hues, which include terracotta, copper and orange, might be…
September 20, 2017 at 10:45AM http://ift.tt/2xlPBXh
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3Novices:Five things to do in Agra – once you’ve visited the Taj Mahal

You have risen at the crack of dawn and dragged yourself through the sleepy streets of Agra to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
You have followed in the footsteps of Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey and countless tourists, to get that iconic shot on the stone bench facing the edifice. And you have listened to your guide prattle on about the romantic legends surrounding 17th century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s monument to his deceased wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
So, what next?
The good, the bad and…
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3Novices:Restaurant review: La Brata in Central – big portions and a warm welcome, so bring an appetite

A friendly greeting goes a long way in a restaurant, and the one we had from Jules, the waiter at La Brata in Central, was as welcoming as it gets. We were told to “sit anywhere” – only one table was occupied when we arrived (another group came later), and the two of us made ourselves comfortable at a table for four.
We were very hungry and tempted to order a starter, pizza, two pasta dishes and a main, but Jules warned us that the portions were large. We should have figured…
September 20, 2017 at 10:17AM http://ift.tt/2hhIsOC
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3Novices:Uber probes bribery in Asia business amid US criminal probe

Uber Technologies Inc., facing a US federal probe into whether it broke laws against overseas bribery, has embarked on a review of its Asia operations and notified US officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, people with knowledge of the matter said.
As the US Justice Department looked into a possible criminal case, Uber was working with law firm O’Melveny&Myers LLP to examine records of foreign payments and interview employees, raising questions about why some potentially…
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