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  1. 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
  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Supporters stunned as Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed all deny the charges Three Al-Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping ... Al-Jazeera’s Kenya-based correspondent, and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, Cairo bureau chief of Al-Jazeera English. Watch: Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists for up to 10 years The third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538766/peter-greste-innocent-tony-abbott-tells-egyptian-leader-ahead-al-jazeera
  3. Ancient values, customs and morals explored

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... power, representing a king, sometimes a queen, with a body of a lion. Flanking temple doorways and processional avenues in ancient Egypt, sphinx statues served as guardians that kept enemies ... to the eaves of a roof on an ancient Greek temple in Italy. Greek and Etruscan buildings often featured such tiles, which were also highly decorative, to ward off evil. Also on display ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993507/ancient-values-customs-and-morals-explored
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 07:40pm by Associated Press in Minya, Egypt

    ... Associated Press in Minya, Egypt Minya Criminal Court issues the largest confirmed mass death sentence to be handed down in Egypt in recent memory The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader ... Minya Criminal Court is the largest confirmed mass death sentence to be handed down in Egypt in recent memory and comes from Judge Said Youssef, who earlier presided over the mass trial. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537727/egypt-court-confirms-death-sentences-over-180-muslim-brotherhood
  5. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Ancient Chinese maps debunk Beijing's sea claims, says Philippine judge

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Ancient maps debunk Beijing's claims, says judge A judge has laid out a case for the Philippines' claim over disputed islands, citing his analysis of old ... the Paracels. Carpio used a recent lecture to present 72 ancient maps- 15 of them of Chinese origin. All supposedly showed China's southern border ending at Hainan. The maps have long been freely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529543/ancient-maps-debunk-beijings-sea-claims-says-philippine-judge
  6. News - World - LIBYA

    Fire rages out of control at Libya's main airport as foreigners told to flee

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... million litres of fuel. The authorities now fear the blaze could spread still further to a natural gas reservoir, where 90 million litres are stored. Earlier Egypt and several Western states urged ... yesterday, with explosions heard from early morning as militiamen battled around the airport. The airport has been closed since July 13 amid the clashes. Egypt's foreign ministry said a rocket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561301/fire-rages-out-control-libyas-main-airport-foreigners-told-flee
  7. China calls for ceasefire in Gaza

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:54pm

    ... the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Qatar and Egypt between July 15 and 25, said the situation in Gaza is “grave” and “worrying” and that a ceasefire was urgently needed. “During my visit to Israel, ... by Egypt, but he added that the peace process is difficult because Israel and the Palestinians have serious distrust of each other. The Palestinians demanded removal of the blockade on Gaza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1561108/china-calls-ceasefire-gaza
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Precious Afghanistan heritage reclaimed

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green A Melbourne exhibition of Afghan treasures is a remarkable affirmation of a troubled land's ancient culture and a tribute to the people who saved them, writes Sue Green ... it and by the time it was abandoned because of the impending US invasion he had found more gold objects than in the tomb of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun. Some years later, while Hiebert was researching his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1260781/precious-afghanistan-heritage-reclaimed
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong forensic experts to examine bodies of Egypt balloon accident victims

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 05:00pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... a forensic pathologist and a specialist in the identification of bodies – are part of a seven-member team who arrived in Egypt on Thursday to join another team of government officers to help ... Hongkongers were among 19 tourists who died after the sightseeing hot-air balloon they were aboard burst into a fireball shortly before landing in the ancient city of Luxor. Their bodies are badly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1163077/hong-kong-forensic-experts-examine-bodies-egypt-balloon-accident
  10. Sport - Soccer

    Was football first played in China? The jury is still out

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Neil Connor in Zibo If Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the game was first played on the mainland, it must be true. Or not? Decide for yourself bogus claim Ancient game, bogus claim Images ... State History Museum shows a thin line stretching from China to Egypt, then to Greece, Rome and France, before finishing in England, commonly known as the home of soccer after the rules were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1532946/was-football-first-played-china-jury-still-out

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