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  1. Teacher accused of sex with 13-year-old boy he met online

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... from his home to search for more information about the seven, the prosecutor said. Lee was granted a phone call to his school to resign but had not yet made it. He was remanded after Principal ...

  2. Disaster inspired charity that helps restore happiness

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman If you take everything Andrea Gutwirth says to you at face value- and she says it with absolute sincerity- you will believe that she is shy to the brink of invisibility, knows nobody important in Hong Kong despite having lived here 35 years ...

  3. Two disasters, two very different responses

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will go down as one of the worst environmental disasters of modern times. But at least it is being dealt with vigorously by the most powerful government in the world and a corporate behemoth with significant financial resources and engineering expertise. BP engineers appear to have had some success in slowing down the oil leak. Worried ...

  4. Full inquiry into Zhouqu disaster may save lives

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The disaster that left at least 1,700 people dead or missing in the Gansu province town of Zhouqu was waiting to happen. The area has a tragic history of landslides. Two years ago, ... Zhouqu was not one of them, though the cost of making a start on it would have been a drop in the bucket. There must be a full inquiry into the circumstances leading up to the Zhouqu disaster ...

  5. China Taiping pays price for BP disaster and earthquake

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... worldwide are still full of uncertainties. As such, we will continue to adopt a cautious and prudent investment strategy for the second half.' Policies pay off Disaster payouts were offset ...

  6. Disaster-prone Zijin gave media 'hush money'- reports

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Zijin Mining Group, the gold- and copper-producing giant that has caused one disaster after another, has allegedly offered journalists tens of thousands of yuan to remain ... simply take the money and there was no need to do anything with it except giving them a receipt.' The magazine printed nothing about the incident, it turned out, but Xinhua made public ...

  7. Man-made horror of mass hungers

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... of starvation in Ethiopian victims during the 1980s when, as Ethiopia waged a vicious civil war against rebels in its provinces, he made several visits to its northern province, Eritrea, now ... person's normal morality and sense of self'. Vying with malaria, dysentery, dropsy, typhus, and yellow fever to name but a few disease, were pigs and dogs which made short work of the weak. He ...

  8. We can't afford another disaster in the harbour

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dangerous sediment will be removed by major engineering projects starting soon in Victoria Harbour. Assurances have been made that every measure is in place to protect marine life and water quality, ... are fish of any size returning. The harbour protection ordinance and a court ruling against the government have made plain that no more land will be reclaimed. Water that was once green ...

  9. Man-made factors behind nature's fury

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... In fact, man-made factors have greatly contributed not only to the increasing severity and magnitude of the flooding and landslides, but also to the drought in the southwestern provinces ... Wang Xiangwei There is an old saying often cited to describe the mainland's challenges and difficulties throughout its history: the Chinese nation is always dogged by disasters. Even ...

  10. Propaganda official urges news rethink

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... and guide public opinion by visiting accidents and disaster scenes, organising press briefings and providing relevant information to journalists and the public. 'A media gag on emergency ... and the media's right to coverage were recognised without hampering disaster relief. Online rumours dissipated after the government released information, he said. But Song Shinan, a Sichuan-based media ...




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