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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Sport - Golf

    Royal & Ancient ruling club to hold vote on women members

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:00pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... the Royal & Ancient Golf Club said on Wednesday that it has recommended its members should vote in favour of women being allowed to join the club. The 260-year-old ruling body of golf, based ... rules at a ballot to be held on September 18. “Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the founding club of The R&A, will vote on a motion to admit women as members,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1458060/royal-ancient-ruling-club-hold-vote-women-members
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood leader

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:22pm by Reuters in Cairo

    ... the freedom to ban protests in Egypt. “This draft law would effectively mandate the police to ban all protests outright and to use force to disperse ongoing protests,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “The final law will be an important indicator of the extent to which the new government is going to allow for political space in Egypt.”   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1343707/egypt-arrests-senior-muslim-brotherhood-leader
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Carbon dating establishes timeline for first Egyptian pharaohs

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of Ancient Egypt, and suggests that Egypt formed far more rapidly than was previously thought." Aha and his seven successors ruled over a territory spanning a similar area to Egypt today, ... of tools have pinpointed the crucial time in world history when Egypt emerged as a distinct state. Experts have wrangled for decades as to when turbulent upper and lower Egypt were brought together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1305708/carbon-dating-establishes-timeline-first-egyptian-pharaohs
  6. News - China - ART

    Private buyers from Hunan recover ancient bronze vessel, the Min Fanglei

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:35am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Xu Donghuan donghuan.xu@scmp.com Hunan recovers ancient bronze relic A group of private collectors from Hunan has secured the purchase of a 3,000-year-old Chinese wine vessel- just a day before the ornate bronze relic was expected to go on the auction block in New York. The sale will reunite the Min F anglei with its lid for the first time since the two pieces were separated soon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1454400/private-buyers-hunan-recover-ancient-bronze-vessel-min-fanglei
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Ancient map navigates Patten past 2017

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Ancient map navigates Patten past 2017 While a 400-year-old map of China's trade routes offers no clues on Hong Kong's path to universal suffrage, the city's last colonial governor says it may offer an insight on the nation's future prosperity. Chris Patten was in the city yesterday as chancellor of Oxford University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453582/ancient-map-navigates-patten-past-2017
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Anti-Chinese feelings in Thailand high as influx of tourists angers locals

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... Widely publicised was graffiti etched into Egypt’s ancient Luxor temple reading “Ding Jinhao was here.” Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang last year said negative conduct had “damaged the image ... Chinese, defecating in the city’s ancient moat. “Unfortunately, right now, the feeling is very anti-Chinese. In order to bring out such strong feelings in Chiang Mai people, it must be really bad. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483307/anti-chinese-feelings-thailand-high-influx-tourists-angers-locals
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s military chief Sisi to run for president, vows to tackle militancy

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:32am

    ... Reuters in Cairo Army chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi confirms expected bid for presidency amid legal concerns and sectarian strife in Egypt Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, the general who ousted Egypt’s first freely elected leader, declared his candidacy on Wednesday for a presidential election he is expected to easily win. Sisi toppled Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458285/egypts-military-chief-sisi-run-president-vows-tackle-militancy
  10. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Relatives identify Hong Kong balloon crash victims in Egypt

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 03:19pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Six out of nine deceased identified by their relatives without need for DNA testing Six of the nine Hong Kong victims of the Luxor balloon crash have been identified by their relatives, a Hong Kong police officer said in Cairo on Friday. Tuesday’s balloon crash at near the Egyptian city of Luxor, the country’s ancient capital and a major tourist attraction, killed 19 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1166255/six-nine-luxor-balloon-crash-victims-identified

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