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  1. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Egyptian balloon tragedy company confirms victims had insurance cover

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by Lana Lam

    ... of the nine Hongkongers who died in a hot-air balloon tragedy in Egypt have won a small but crucial victory, with confirmation that their loved ones were covered by an insurance policy. The news comes ... Cruises, the hot-air balloon company in the ancient temple city of Luxor that chartered the ill-fated flight. All nine victims had bought insurance specifically for the hot-air balloon ride. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433556/egyptian-balloon-tragedy-company-confirms-victims-had-insurance-cover
  2. News - China - FLOODS

    Video: Thousands flee as ancient Chinese town hit by neck-deep floods

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Thousands flee and power is cut off as would-be Unesco heritage site is deluged Tens of thousands of people evacuated from one of China’s renowned ancient ... and people were seen carrying their children and belongings over their heads. WATCH: Scenes from the flooded ancient town: TV report According to Xinhua news agency, the Tuojiang river in the  town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555339/chinese-ancient-town-submerged-waist-deep-floods-amid-torrential-downpour
  3. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT TRAGEDY

    Relatives of Hongkongers killed in Egypt balloon tragedy face compensation battle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Balloon crash relatives face payout hurdle Families of the victims who died in the Egypt hot-air balloon accident last year now face a legal hurdle in claiming ... as they marked the first anniversary of their relatives' deaths. The families met security chief Lai Tung-kwok to discuss the ongoing investigations in Egypt and Hong Kong, as well as the Egyptian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435848/relatives-hongkongers-killed-egypt-balloon-tragedy-face-compensation
  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Ancient planets orbiting ancient star found relatively close to earth

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:32am by Los Angeles Times

    ... Los Angeles Times One planet may be positioned for liquid water, and therefore life, to possibly exist Planets and old star found close to earth Scientists have discovered two ancient ... probably just as old as their host star: ancient worlds orbiting an ancient sun. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1527799/ancient-planets-orbiting-ancient-star-found-relatively-close
  5. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Families of victims of Egypt balloon disaster renew call for inquiry

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Families renew call for inquiry into tragedy Families of the nine Hongkongers who died in last February's hot-air balloon tragedy in Egypt are frustrated ... when the early-morning sightseeing trip turned to tragedy in the ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26. "We feel so helpless; the government is not helping us and fufilling its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1408673/families-victims-egypt-balloon-disaster-renew-call-inquiry
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    New leader of Egypt Coptic Christians enthroned

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 10:07am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Pope Tawadros II was enthroned on Sunday as the new head of Egypt’s Copts in an elaborate ceremony at Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral amid rising fears about ... English and Greek mingled with the ancient Coptic language of the church’s liturgy in the psalms and prayers of the service and the tributes of well-wishers. Tawadros, 60, was chosen on November ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1085967/new-leader-egypt-coptic-christians-enthroned
  7. World Beat

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... was 27 years ago. It's now a much larger and more significant incarnation. The show provides a rare opportunity to glimpse a lost culture, learn about the legends and mythology of ancient Egypt, and examine workmanship so fine that pieces dating from 3,000BC look as if they're only 50 years old. The exhibition comprises more than 130 treasures from the tombs of Tutankhamun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516714/world-beat
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s President Sisi wishes Al-Jazeera journalists had not faced court

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail for allegedly defaming Egypt and aiding banned Islamists, in a ruling that sparked a global outcry and demands for a presidential pardon. ... not interfere with Egypt's courts, which the government insisted were independent. But in the meeting with newspaper editors, Sisi appeared to regret the repercussions from the trial. He had said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549105/egypts-president-sisi-wishes-al-jazeera-journalists-had-not-faced-court
  9. PICK OF THE DAY

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pearl, 9.30pm Ramesses III set out to become Egypt's greatest ruler but a single fatal mistake set about a chain of events that led to murder, a cover-up and ultimately the decline of Egypt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425826/pick-day
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY

    Families of Egypt balloon disaster victims ‘want the truth’

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... over Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor in February. A bureau spokesman said the bureau had requested a written report on the investigation from Egyptian officials and had been working ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Family of balloon crash victims 'want the truth' Relatives of victims killed in the hot-air balloon crash in Egypt earlier this year are seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1308525/families-egypt-balloon-disaster-victims-just-want-truth

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