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  1. Second brush with death for quake honeymooner

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... short their honeymoon and headed to the airport the next day. After much negotiation, they finally secured two business class seats for more than HK$70,000 to fly home. Cheung, who gained ... After laying on four additional flights between Friday and Sunday, only four people had registered with the government to board the extra flight departing Narita airport at 9.50 last night. ...

  2. Record payout over airport crash

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Brazilian-made E-190 aircraft landed roughly a kilometre short of the runway at the newly built Lindu Airport in thick night fog. It broke in half and caught fire, killing 42 of the 96 passengers ...

  3. Mythology given makeover in author's experienced hands

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... to be bored or excited by the trip, the stone suddenly blows up in front of them, and Kane vanishes. After a thorough quizzing by the authorities, Carter and Sadie are whisked away by their Uncle Amos ...

  4. Authorities order websites to play down coverage of fire; write positive stories, reporters are told

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Authorities have ordered news websites to play down coverage of the disastrous fire on Monday in Shanghai. A news portal editor confirmed that they had received a directive ... victims' families. This year, authorities ordered media gags on a killing spree of children and on the death toll from an explosion in Nanjing, Jiangsu. Although authorities have seemed to improve ...

  5. Sky's the limit with duty-free

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... year dating back to the last century'). Changi Airport, Singapore: Clean and bright layout, with a strong emphasis on price. The Singapore airport authority insists that its retailers have ... an afterthought to the original architects. A newly commercial-minded airport authority is working hard to improve the retail offer. As you would expect, there is a very good range of French wines. Dubai ...

  6. Jumbo jet turns back with engine trouble

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... the spokeswoman said. An Airport Authority spokesman said fire services and ambulances were placed on standby, which is normal procedure any time an aircraft returns to the city after takeoff. ...

  7. Five injured in airport blaze

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Smoke billows from the old Kai Tak Airport in Kowloon Bay, where five firefighters aged 26 to 44 were injured yesterday after inhaling heavy smoke while battling a blaze. Fifty-one workers were evacuated when the fire broke out shortly after 9.30am on the first floor of the passenger terminal building, which is being demolished. It then spread to the upper floors. ...

  8. Authorities get tougher on rogue demolition contractors

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Crews will lose their licences if they use force to evict people from their homes Authorities in Beijing have introduced regulations to rein in rogue demolition contractors who use ... when police learned he planned to hang banners in Tiananmen Square accusing the government of cheating him out of fair relocation compensation. He said authorities had pledged to remedy ...

  9. Authorities attempting to identify whether suspect invaders are fire ants

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.06pm: Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said on Friday the government could not confirm whether the ants recently discovered in Hong Kong were actually red fire ants. The ants were discovered in the territ ...

  10. Top authors to take part in literary festival

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Award-winning author Thomas Keneally, whose book was made into the blockbuster film Schindler's List, will take part in the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival which will run from March 7 to 15 next year. The festival is a major literary event focused on world-class writing with Asian roots. It features themed discussions, meet-the-author sessions, ...




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