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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    In Scenes of Guangdong concert, musical journey's first notes sounded in ancient history

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:02am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Musical journey's first notes sounded in ancient history The festive sound of lively music drifts out of a rehearsal studio in an industrial ... "Chiu Chow music is a descendent of ancient Chinese music played in palaces and at religious rituals," said Kwok, 74, who is guest conductor for the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594582/scenes-guangdong-concert-musical-journeys-first-notes-sounded-ancient
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Balloon tragedy holds painful lessons

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in 2009 that injured 16 people, there can be no resumption until an investigation and review of safety standards has been conducted. Egypt is an ancient land, but one that is also struggling ... SCMP Editorial Painful lessons from tragedy Few of us can imagine the horror and disbelief of the tourists, nine from Hong Kong, caught up in the hot-air balloon disaster in Egypt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1160555/balloon-tragedy-holds-painful-lessons
  5. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Egyptian balloon operators could be back in business this week

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 04:16am by Amy Nip, Lana Lam

    ... and the big demonstrations taking place in Cairo because outsiders think Egypt is just Cairo. "But Luxor is a very safe place. That's why the balloon companies asked for a review ... at the crash site. He grounded all hot-air balloons over the ancient temple city of Luxor, 600 kilometres south of Cairo, immediately after the accident. The possibility of reopening the skies follows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1171527/egyptian-balloon-operators-could-be-back-business-week
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt is using jail without trial as a way of stifling dissent, say critics

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Alexandria Lawyers say unlimited 'preventive detention' is being used as punishment to crush opposition Jail without trial Egypt's way of 'silencing critics' In his white prison uniform, Sherif Farag was forced to present his thesis behind bars, where he spent months without trial, a procedure Egypt's government is accused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596219/egypt-using-jail-without-trial-way-stifling-dissent-say-critics
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... during a sunrise flight over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26 when it caught fire. The other victims include Japanese, British, French and Hungarian nationals, while two people ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188555/egypt-balloon-crash-bodies-flown-back-hong-kong
  8. Ancient breed was built for speed

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser Greyhounds are the second-fastest accelerating animal on the planet. They can reach 72km/h in six strides. The cheetah is the fastest. Their roots can be traced back thousands of years, and their images were discovered in a tomb built in Egypt in 4000BC. They are also the only dog mentioned by name in the Bible, which refers to them as stately: 'A greyhound, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605602/ancient-breed-was-built-speed
  9. News - World - GREECE

    Stunning female statues unearthed in ancient Alexander-era Greek tomb

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Athens Caryatids unearthed at Alexander the Great-era tomb may lead to other fabulous treasures Stunning statues found at ancient site Two stunning statues have been unearthed holding up the entrance to the biggest ancient tomb ever found in Greece, archaeologists said. The female figures in long-sleeved tunics, known as caryatids, were found standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587992/stunning-female-statues-unearthed-ancient-alexander-era-greek-tomb
  10. News - Hong Kong - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Let ancient relics tell Hong Kong's early story, experts say

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Amy Nip

    ... But conservationists say not enough attention has been given to telling the story behind the relics, which include ancient pottery and wells. Experts called for a more creative approach to conserving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586807/let-ancient-relics-tell-hong-kongs-early-story-experts-say

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