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  1. Taiwan orders flags lowered to half-mast as a sign of respect

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan yesterday lowered its official flags to half-mast to show respect to the late Pope John Paul II, whose Holy See is Taipei's only ally in Europe. In his condolence message to the Vatican, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian praised the Pope as one of the greatest religious leaders in the world. 'The world has lost a great religious leader,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495362/taiwan-orders-flags-lowered-half-mast-sign-respect
  2. Tribute to quake victims

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer People all across China paused to pay their respects to those killed in last week's earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai province. Flags were flown at half-mast as a sign of respect for those who died. In Hong Kong, government officials, the stock exchange and students observed a minute's silence. The body of Hong Kong quake hero Wong Fuk-wing was returned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712231/tribute-quake-victims
  3. A nation mourns

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong yesterday joined the mainland in country-wide mourning for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai province. Flags were flown at half mast on all government buildings yesterday morning, while memorial services were held across the border. In Beijing, all public entertainment was suspended and national flags were flown at half mast. Thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712134/nation-mourns
  4. Flag flap

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... quarrel has broken out over the simple matter of when the flag on the Peace Tower- over the Parliament buildings in Ottawa- should be flown at half-mast. The battle royale is being waged ... and flags would be flown at half-mast at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa from the day of the death until sunset on the day of the funeral. In addition, flags at the soldiers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547236/flag-flap
  5. City grieves

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Ocean Park: flags to fly at half mast for three days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638328/city-grieves
  6. Mourning period observed across HK

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Peter So

    ... and a spokesman for the administration said all government agencies and schools would fly flags at half mast for the three days. The Legislative Council would also fly flags at half mast for three days, ... activities were unlikely. The University of Hong Kong said it would fly flags at half mast during the three-day mourning period. The Macau government said its agencies would fly flags at half mast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638163/mourning-period-observed-across-hk
  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan investigators raid offices of Kaohsiung gas blast companies

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... people as the island flew flags at half mast yesterday to mourn the blast victims and 48 killed in an earlier plane crash. The number killed in the explosions rose to 30 after the family of two ... the Taiwanese flag would be flown at half mast from public buildings for three days of mourning for "our compatriots who died unfortunately in the two accidents".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567150/taiwan-investigators-raid-offices-kaohsiung-gas-blast-companies
  8. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russia can't wash its hands of blame for MH17 crash, Tony Abbott says

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:36am by AFP

    ... for the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine as flags flew at half mast to honour the Australians killed. The airliner carrying 298 people, including 28 Australians, came down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine ... for a comprehensive international probe with access to the site, debris, black box and any possible witnesses. Abbott ordered flags flown at half-mast across the country in tribute to those who died, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556692/russia-cant-wash-its-hands-blame-mh17-crash-tony-abbott-says
  9. Sport - Soccer

    Tribute to Eusebio

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lisbon Tens of thousands of people pay their respects at the funeral of the Portugal football great Touching tribute Tens of thousands of people turned out to pay tribute to Portugal soccer legend Eusebio as his coffin was taken in a funeral cortège through the streets of Lisbon on Monday. Flags flew at half mast, with the Portuguese government decreeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1399238/tribute-eusebio
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand mourns top Buddhist leader

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara died on Thursday died aged 100 Flags flew at half-mast and crowds of mourners turned out to pay their respects ... of education were asked to fly flags at half mast for three days and civil servants were instructed to observe 15 days of mourning, according to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s office. It said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1339653/thailand-mourns-top-buddhist-leader

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